Getting some air at the Bundaberg BMX Cane Toad Classic is Chris Pratt.
Getting some air at the Bundaberg BMX Cane Toad Classic is Chris Pratt. Scottie Simmonds

BMX boom for Bundy club

BUNDABERG BMX Club members are bracing for a boom in numbers after securing the prestigious 2011 Queensland State Championships.

Members will now ready the Bundaberg course for the 900 riders expected to attend the championships next September and prepare for a rise in club numbers.

President Shane Davies said the event should get a few old dirt devils out of the woodwork as well as attract some fresh faces to the club.

“When you have an event of this magnitude it's usual for more people to get involved with the sport and pursue it,” he said.

“We're expecting a boom and it's something which would be very welcome.”

Bundaberg BMX Club made a bid for the event late last year in a two-horse race with Sunshine Coast Hinterland BMX Club.

Davies said the hard-working Bundaberg club committee secured the event with tenacity and a few long days.

“It was welcome news to hear we had been successful,” he said.

“The track is up to a top-notch standard so we're looking forward to showcasing it and hosting an event of this magnitude on it.”

The 2010 Queensland State Championships got under way in Mackay yesterday.

Emerging young gun Abbie Blackburn is defending her crown in the 13 years girls' category in the hope of notching up five consecutive championship wins.




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