"Amazing, muddy, fun, wet, fun, hard work and fun” These were some of the words used by a few of our riders after last weekend (Did we mention fun?)
The weekend of 6th and 7th of July were a busy and fun weekend for our Hornsby riders who attended the JT Enduro series. Although the rain stayed away during both days the night rain made for a muddy and challenging track which bought smiles to faces. (And washing!)
The two day event began early on Saturday morning after a lot of work from the JT club setting up 3 tracks with challenges and obstacles, one for the nippers, one for 50cc and Miniwheels and one for the 65 cc and 85 cc bikes. This meant plenty of riding for the kids and for some ex riders and parents who helped out with sweep riding.
After a sighting lap each morning the riders completed a prologue lap of the loop which were timed using transponders. This allocated each rider a place for their first loop for the day with riders moving off with 40 seconds in between each bike. It wasn't long between loops before they were back out and negotiating the track once again after each lap.
On the first day the small track riders completed approx. 15 timed loops and the big track riders, around 7. The second day came with more challenging riding as the overnight rain had created muddier sections of the track. Basically, the kids rode until the track became 'unridable' by approx. 2pm. All tracks called it a day by this time which left time for the raffle draw and presentation. (I think the older sweep riders were quite happy with the early finish!).
Congratulations to all the Hornsby riders who showed skill, commitment and a great attitude. The following Hornsby riders were presented with a trophy at the end of the series;
50cc – 1st #5 and 3rd #25
Miniwheels 1st #17, 2nd #45, 3rd #8
65cc – 3rd #150
85JBW – 2nd #91 and 3rd #191
A huge thanks to JT for hosting this event. It gave our riders a chance to practice for the upcoming interclub which is an Enduro event and build on their skills as well as meet up with riders from other clubs and have fun.
Once again we have a great selection of photos of the weekend thanks to Steve Jackson...click here to see if you can spot yourself having fun in the mud!