The Gympie BMX track is drying out after being engulfed by flood waters and the club is now preparing for a mammoth clean-up effort.
The Gympie BMX track is drying out after being engulfed by flood waters and the club is now preparing for a mammoth clean-up effort. Craig Warhurst

BMX braces for flood clean-up

A DISAPPOINTED Gympie BMX Club has been forced to cancel its Friday night race meet and Come and Try Day this weekend following extensive flooding of its facilities.

Gympie BMX Club publicity officer Daniel Kirkpatrick confirmed the bad news yesterday.

While cancelling Friday night racing was a shame for the club, calling off the Come and Try Day scheduled originally for Sunday was a real blow.

“We were expecting good numbers for Sunday, so it’s a disappointment for the club,” he said.

The Come and Try Day has subsequently been rescheduled for March 28.

Flood waters have since receded since peaking again earlier this week, exposing a very muddy, and damaged, BMX track.

The club will begin its clean up operation this Saturday from 10am and Kirkpatrick wants all hands on deck for the mammoth task.

“All help would be appreciated,” he said.

“Our club has been fortunate this has been our first closure, (whereas) some Queensland clubs have been unable to race this year due to the weather.”

Racing will resume at the Gympie BMX track once it has been restored to an acceptable standard that ensures the safety of riders.

Gympie Times


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