Members of the Gympie BMX Club to have successfully completed the Southern Zone Shootout Series, the final round of which was held in Gympie, show off their trophies. A ‘Come and Try Day’ was held at the weekend to allow newcomers to the sport a chance at hitting the track.
Members of the Gympie BMX Club to have successfully completed the Southern Zone Shootout Series, the final round of which was held in Gympie, show off their trophies. A ‘Come and Try Day’ was held at the weekend to allow newcomers to the sport a chance at hitting the track. Contributed

BMX club holds 'Come and Try day'

THE Gympie BMX Club hastily repaired its flooded track in time for a ‘Come and Try Day’ at the weekend.

Gympie BMX Club spokesperson Daniel Kirkpatrick said after being submerged by nearly two metres of water, the track “held up OK”.

“A lot of work has had to go in to the track for it to be even remotely suitable for riding,” he said.

Members of the Gympie BMX committee were on hand for the Come and Try Day, answering questions and offering a helping hand to those trying out the exciting sport for the first time.

A barbeque and sausage sizzle for the kids proved the perfect ending for a day full of action on the revamped Gympie BMX track.

“Thanks to local businesses that have helped with the track resurfacing and the work they have put in as well,” Kirkpatrick said.

“Without this, we would not have been able to ride for some time.”

In other BMX Club news, Gympie competitors reminded the bigger clubs in the Brisbane area of the talent to be found in the regional areas.

Taking part in a competition at Bayside, Gympie BMX Club member Taryn Rodighiero was a standout performer on the track.

The Under 10 rider had to race in an older age group owing to a shortage of competitors in her own age group, but she didn’t let this throw her ability to turn on form, finishing third.

Meanwhile, Kirkpatrick has been pleased with feedback on the club.

“Everywhere we go as a club we always hear positive comments on our riders’ behaviour, attitude and dedication towards the sport,” Kirkpatrick said.

“This is fantastic to be a part of.”

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