Tuesday 15th of November saw a very exciting event held at Summerhill for the first time. Our first ever WBOP Primary School event saw over 90 riders from over 15 different schools compete in the year 4, 5 and 6 categories.
The day kicked off with registration from 9.00am at the jumps park where the event was based out of for the day. The course consisted of a 1.2km lap marked out with course tape and cones to stop the kids from exploring other trails. We packed in plenty of jumps, twists and turns and some age appropriate technical sections to challenge the riders.
The first race of the day saw around 30 year 4 boys and girls take on the course. They had 20 minutes to complete as many laps as they could. After a challenging start in the grassy paddock next to the jumps park the riders spread out. We had Mackenzie BURCH LIVING winning from Ryan LUKE and Mason MCGILL in third for the year 4 boys. Paige VEAL took the girls win followed by Lani ROOZENDAAL and April FERGUS in third.
Next up was the year 5s who had to take on the same for 25 minutes. There were plenty of spectators on course supporting the riders and it was great to see an awesome environment to encourage the kids amongst some misty rain. Cohen KNIGHT finished first male ahead of Rylan CAPPER-PARKES and Jacob HYDE-CLINCH who claimed third. In the girls we saw a very dominant ride from Sierra BECA to win over Eva BREWERTON and Sennen HARRIS. This race also saw a significant crash involving a few riders on the start and we were impressed to see everyone get back up and carry on racing.
The final race of the day was our year 6 race. These kids were racing for 30 minutes and we saw a strong performance from our male winner Mayson SNOW followed by Roman WAIN and Oscar ALLEN. In the year 6 girls we had Sienna BREWERTON winning just ahead of Oona HEPBURN.
Following the racing we had a fun little wheelie competition which was judged by a few of our volunteers. We saw Pearce SIGNAL taking the win here and scoring himself a $50 Cycle Obsession Voucher. A big thankyou to everyone who helped make the day happen. We’re excited for 2023 and even considering schools team race into the competition.