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ABOVE: Some of the new riders- front left: Jarrod, Toby, Dustin, Kody, Jett. Back Left Jamie, Damon, Myles & James. Pic: Contributed.

Skills for life on your bike

ABOVE: Some of the new riders- front left: Jarrod, Toby, Dustin, Kody, Jett. Back Left Jamie, Damon, Myles & James. Pic: Contributed.
ABOVE: Some of the new riders- front left: Jarrod, Toby, Dustin, Kody, Jett. Back Left Jamie, Damon, Myles & James. Pic: Contributed.

 

The Clarence Valley BMX Club is a buzz with the influx of new riders taking up BMX as a sport over the past couple of weeks at the South Grafton BMX race track.
The BMX club held racing on Wednesday night and this was the first time racing for a few of the new BMXers. The new riders are not only having the time of their lives but they are also learning very valuable bike skills that will stay with them for the rest of the rest of their lives. The new riders are gaining confidence with every lap around the BMX track. The BMX club holds practice and training on Friday nights where the Clark brothers Jake 5 years and Sunny 3 years old from Yamba already have picked up some of the basic skills and are showing great potential in the sport.
BMX riding is not just for the boys as the girl riders are also getting hooked on BMX riding. Comments like “one more lap” and “can we come back next week” many parents are surprised by how much the kids are enjoying their new found sport on two wheels.
The past couple of weekends a few Clarence Valley BMX families have been travelling up to Queensland to compete in the South East QLD BMX shootout series with a bag full of wins and top placings our local riders are making a big impression it the QLD series which still has 3 more rounds to go.
At the end of February, 13 of the Clarence Valley BMX Club riders will be competing in the Australian National BMX Championships at the newly constructed 1.5 million dollar world class BMX track at Bathurst NSW. This is the pinnacle of BMX racing in Australia with over 3,300 rider entries at the week-long Championships and the chance for our local riders to qualify for the 2017 BMX World titles in the USA.
Checkout the Clarence Valley BMX Club Facebook page for all the latest news and events. Greg Brown

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