Our riders pass the test
SIX members of the Gympie Motorcycle Club are back home after taking part in the second-largest Enduro in the Southern Hemisphere earlier this month – the Australian Four Day Enduro.
The standout event was held in Portland, New South Wales, north-east of Lithgow, in the Blue Mountains.
Gympie competitors to undertake the journey to compete against some of the best enduro riders in the world included Andrew Brook, Frank Kraan, Bob Crawford and Wayne Winston.
Jacquie Beattie also took part as a member of the race jury, while Dave James was kept busy as a member of the official pit crew.
Gympie Motorcycle Club spokeswoman Donna Jeremy said all competitors had a great time.
“They all had a great weekend and all managed to finish the four days of racing,” she said.
From 261 riders taking part, Winston finished 107th, Brook 132nd, Crawford 133rd and Kraan 182nd.
An exceptional result was the mere 10 seconds separating Brook and Crawford in the final standings. “One outstanding moment was Andrew and Bob separated by only 10 seconds after the whole four days,” Jeremy said.
With the event coinciding with the Easter school holidays, riders taking part used the opportunity to treat their families to a holiday as well.
The Winston family attended the New South Wales State Title Motocross Series in Wollongong, where Codie and Kasey held their own against plenty of emerging talent.
Codie finished fourth, while Kasey was sitting if fifth position before sliding out and giving up crucial seconds.
“Conditions were not ideal due to wet weather, with huge ruts to negotiate and the third race being cancelled,” Jeremy said.
Meanwhile, the Gympie Motorcycle Club is hoping to be able to hold a practice day on the weekend of May 22 and 23 at Cedar Pocket.
The Saturday will involve motocross while Sunday will focus on trail riding.
“There will be camping overnight and a canteen running all weekend,” Jeremy said.