Macka Dodt runs to change over at the first leg of the Husaberg Pony Express.
Macka Dodt runs to change over at the first leg of the Husaberg Pony Express.

Gympie riders in top form

THE Gympie Motor Cycle Club had a successful trip to Mount Tamborine for the first leg of the Husaberg Pony Express at the weekend.

The club entered 10 senior riders and 21 juniors.

Club spokeswoman Donna Jeremy said a pony express consisted of teams of two riders riding for five hours for seniors and three hours for ladies and juniors.

The first rider goes out and does the loop which can take about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the age of the rider.

The trail covers hills, rocky terrain, creek crossings and open fields before coming back where their front wheel has to touch the partners back wheel before the second rider can take off on the tricky trail.

"It was a very hot humid day for our guys," Jeremy said.

"But as usual they were up to the challenge with the parents waiting for them in the pits with hydration drinks and cool towels while they refuelled ready for the next lap."

She said the juniors did extremely well with quite a lot of podium finishes.

"One stand out senior rider was Tyson Gerick," Jeremy said.

"This year he has come up to senior from junior.

"In his first race as a senior, he and his partner, Zeke Klibbe, took out first place in their clubman class."

Senior results: Clubman Under: 1st Zeke Klibbe/Tyson Gerick, 2nd Tarryn Alexander/Macka Dodt.

Ladies results: 1st Jemma Wilson.

Junior results: 200-250cc: 2nd Peter-Daniel Allan/Brodie Waugh, 3rd Jaiden Treasure/Cody Winston, 4th Darcy Korn/Glen Piggot.

12-15 years results: 1st Jayden DeSerio/Kayden Groves, 2nd Truman Winston/Ben Korn, 4th Mat Falzon/Jarred Brook.

85-150cc: 2nd Brady Hatchman/Rohan Bird, 3rd Ashton Korn/Reece Gerick.

65cc: 1st Colby Brierley/Hayden Gerick.

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