BMX FEVER: Connor Gilfoyle training hard for the upcoming Cane Toad Classic. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
BMX FEVER: Connor Gilfoyle training hard for the upcoming Cane Toad Classic. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Bundy riders ready for the Cane Toad Classic

CONNOR Gilfoyle loves competing in the Cane Toad Classic - the Bundaberg BMX Club event that attracts some of the best riders in the state.

In the past couple of years Gilfoyle has enjoyed success in the 16 years and 17-24 years class, but this year is different.

And the 17 year old can't wait for the action to start on Saturday.

Gilfoyle will be riding in the 17-24 men's class and the pro open men and knows the stiff opposition will make life tough on the track, but he said there was an advantage he planned on taking into the two-day event.

"I can't wait for this year's Cane Toad Classic because I love riding at home," Gilfoyle said.

"Hopefully I have the home-track advantage over the other riders."

Bundaberg BMX Club president Ian Lenkeit was another person who was looking forward to the weekend.

With over 400 competitors including 90 from the local club, are coming to Bundaberg for the event it is shaping up to be of the biggest in the club's history.

Adrenaline junkies will be coming from as far away as Western Australia, with some of Queensland's elite making the trip from Brisbane and the Gold Coast to ride.

Lenkeit said he hopes the event runs smoothly and everyone has fun, but the real reason he couldn't wait for the gate to drop is he is looking forward to seeing the new level of speed reached at the track.

The club upgraded the start hill recently to 5m high, and Lenkeit is expecting some of the pro riders to reach speeds of up to 80kmh.

Racing starts at 2.30pm Saturday and 10am Sunday, until noon, admission is free and there will be a canteen on site. Admission is free to the Airport Drv complex.



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