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Marnie Brighton and her boys Darcy & Harley.

BMX Mums

 Marnie Brighton and her boys Darcy & Harley.
Marnie Brighton and her boys Darcy & Harley.

 

The Clarence Valley BMX Club has a couple of families where the mothers don’t just sit on the side of the track and watch the kids having all the fun, instead they are getting right into the action by racing and practice with all the other BMX riders. Jessica Butler and Marnie Brighton both enjoy riding around the BMX track in South Grafton with their kids for fun and to practice, but when it comes to race day they race each other and against some of the men. Both women have gone from just making it around the track and staying on two wheels to now thinking of entering some major BMX events in NSW. Sawtell BMX Club will be hosting Round 3 of the NSW State Series on May 15 and the Clarence Valley BMX Club will be hosting Round 5 of the NSW State series on July 10 which will be a good gauge for the ladies when they will race against some of the best women in their age classes. The next step for these mums will be the NSW State titles later this year at Penrith BMX Club. The Clarence Valley BMX Carnival in July this year will attract over 450 entries and well over a 1000 spectators to the area, including more BMX mums who will be competing in a range of age classes with some women over the age of 50 years young still enjoying racing BMX. The BMX Carnival starts with a big sponsor’s race night on Wednesday night July 6 with gate practice on Friday and Saturday to allow visiting rider’s time on the track before the NSW State Series on Sunday July 10. The BMX Carnival has generated a lot of interest from riders around Australia including riders from South Australia to North Queensland. Keep an eye on the Clarence Valley BMX Club facebook page for more information about the upcoming events.
Greg Brown

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