It’s back to business in 2020 as gates have begun to drop around the country and what better way to kick off Tales from the Berm than with the Nerang Nationals…

COVER PIC: Courtesy of Nerang BMX Club’s Facebook page

After a relaxing holiday period enjoying the festive season and celebrating the New Year, the Nerang BMX Club on Australia’s Gold Coast decided it was time to get back on the cranks and open 2020 with a spectacular event.

The Nerang Nats played host to over 330 entries with riders from Queensland and beyond, ensuring the year was kicked off in style.

First out of the gate was the Dash for Cash time trial which took place across Friday and Saturday for both men and women over the age of 14.

Blitzing the pack in the men was Knox’s Josh McLean, with the national champion Izaac Kennedy in second and Ipswich’s Matt Krasevskis in third. It was great effort from these riders who took on Dutch world champion Twan Van Gendt and flew through the track.

On the women’s ledger, Beenleigh’s junior elite national champion Des’Ree Barnes took the top spot with home dirt hero Erin Lockwood in second and dual-Olympian Caroline Buchanan returning to Aussie competition to finish third.

Watch the highlights below!


Highlights from the Dash for Cash Day 2 of the Nerang Nats 2020

Posted by Nerang Bmx on Saturday, January 4, 2020


It was bar banging racing that followed the time trial as riders from as young as 8-years of age looked to kick off their competitive year in exciting fashion.

Producing eye catching performances and sending messages to their competitors for events such as the national championships and the national series were the clean sweepers. (ENTER NOW FOR BMXA’s EVENTSHERE)

Making full use of their home track advantage were some Nerang riders with Harrison Regan (9-boy’s), Cheralee White (13-girl’s) and Ashley Williard (30-39 women’s cruiser) all dominating their classes.

Joining them on the clean sweepers list from fellow Queensland clubs were Penni Allen (9-girl’s) and Molly Williamson (10-girl’s and 8-10 girl’s cruiser) from Redlands, Callum Woodbury (14-boy’s and 13-14 boy’s cruiser) from Ashmore, Nate Argent (12-boy’s) from Ipswich, and Lachlan Jeffs (11-12 boy’s cruiser) from Townsville.

Adding to the list were some of the more experienced classes, with NSW’s national champ Glen Swain from Clarence Valley winning the 30-39 men’s cruiser, Tom McClellan from Centenary Plains taking out the 40-49 men’s cruiser, and Bayside’s Letitia Weatherhead claiming the 40-49 women’s cruiser.

A special mention goes to Taylah Maurice from Jingili, NT, who dominated her Queensland rivals in the 17-24 women’s class to sit atop the podium.

Rounding out the clean sweepers list was the ever impressive Des’Ree Barnes, who lined up on the women’s superclass gate and never looked back as she finished first ahead of Nerang’s Kira Hill and Erin Lockwood.

 Josh McLean replicated his success from the time trial to claim the men’s superclass, beating home Ipswich’s Matt Krasevskis and Logan City’s Izaac Kennedy.




Posted by Nerang Bmx on Saturday, January 4, 2020


For a full list of results – CLICK HERE (or see the top three from each class below.)



  1. Samson Smith (Bayside BMX Club)
  2. Benjamin Keed (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Hunter Lean (Pine Rivers BMX Club)



  1. Indiana Mitchell (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. Mila Bax (Beenleigh BMX Club)
  3. Isla-Mae Killick (Nerang BMX Club)



  1. Harrison Regan (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. Rusty Killick (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Callum Johnson (San Remo BMX Club)



  1. Penni Allen (Redlands BMX Club)
  2. Milly Ferguson (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Summer-Lee Griffiths (Nerang BMX Club)



  1. Riley Cooper (Bundaberg BMX Club)
  2. Dylan Dauth (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Jayden Hughes (Centenary Plains BMX Club)



  1. Molly Williamson (Redlands BMX Club)
  2. Ysella Heymel (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)
  3. Harper Robins (Redlands BMX Club)



  1. Max Castle (Ashmore BMX Club)
  2. Noa Green (Redlands BMX Club)
  3. Aiden Tillotson (Ashmore BMX Club)


  1. Kyarnee Young (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  2. Holyee-Ann Jackson (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  3. Matilda Woolford (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)



  1. Nate Argent (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  2. Beau Switzer (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  3. Rhys Wellings (Bayside BMX Club)



  1. Peter Krasevskis (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  2. Bryden Scott (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  3. Riley Morgan (Nerang BMX Club)



  1. Cheralee White (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. Abi Asmus (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Akasha Waites (Ashmore BMX Club)



  1. Callum Woodbury (Ashmore BMX Club)
  2. Brodie Gooch (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  3. Harrison Syms (Bayside BMX Club)



  1. Haley Powell (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. Sacha Mills (Bayside BMX Club)
  3. Violet Kurz-Morris (Pine Rivers BMX Club)



  1. Callum Howarth (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. Hyoga Kiuchi (Japan)
  3. Zachary Van Bladel (Caboolture BMX Club)



  1. Annaliese Christou (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  2. Shae McClellan (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  3. Sophia Asmus (Nerang BMX Club)



  1. Sheldon Watt (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. Kane Gibbons (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Seth Tremble (Bayside BMX Club)



  1. Kira Hill (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. Shontal Cini (Redlands BMX Club)
  3. Jade Davies (Rockhampton BMX Club)


17-24 men’s

  1. Tobias Kollmann (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. BVyron Morgan (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Samuel Asmus (Nerang BMX Club)


17-24 women’s

  1. Taylah Maurice (Jingili BMX Club)
  2. Jaymee-Lee Hegarty (Redlands BMX Club)
  3. Ashley Willard (Nerang BMX Club)


30-39 men’s

  1. Robert Bagnall (Terrigal BMX Club)
  2. Casey Wallace (Harbour City BMX Club)
  3. Andrew Dyer (Ashmore BMX Club)


40-49 men’s

  1. Joe Tate (Redlands BMX Club)
  2. Jason Yewen (Sunshine Coast BMX Club)
  3. Alec Begg (Caboolture BMX Club)


30+ masters men’s 20inch

  1. Dean Johnston (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. Glen Swain (Clarence Valley BMX Club)
  3. Matthew Andrews (Nerang BMX Club)


8-10 boy’s cruiser

  1. Riley Cooper (Bundaberg BMX Club)
  2. Oliver Malecek (Ashmore BMX Club)
  3. Guy Hocking (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)


8-10 girl’s cruiser

  1. Molly Williamson (Redlands BMX Club)
  2. Ysella Heymel (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club))
  3. Milly Ferguson (Nerang BMX Club)


11-12 boy’s cruiser

  1. Lachlan Jeffs (Townsville BMX Club)
  2. Aim Hocking (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)
  3. Max Castle (Ashmore BMX Club)


11-12 girl’s cruiser

  1. Matilda Woolford (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  2. Savannah McCormick (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  3. Hannah Anthony (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)


13-14 boy’s cruiser

  1. Callum Woodbury (Ashmore BMX Club)
  2. Brodie Gooch (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  3. Joel Griggs (Ashmore BMX Club)


15-16 boy’s cruiser

  1. Callum Howarth (Nerang BMX Club) CS
  2. Kane Gibbons (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Joel Conlin (Nerang BMX Club)


17-24 men’s cruiser

  1. Ky Palin (Ashmore BMX Club)
  2. Jessie Ford (Beenleigh BMX Club)
  3. David Crouch (Central Highlands BMX Club)


30-39 men’s cruiser

  1. Glen Swain (Clarence Valley BMX Club)
  2. Andrew Dyer (Ashmore BMX Club)
  3. Jay Bridges (Nerang BMX Club)


30-39 women’s cruiser

  1. Ashley Willard (Nerang BMX Club)
  2. Bayley Wright (Beenleigh BMX Club)
  3. Kelly Lewis (Clarence Valley BMX Club)


40-49 men’s cruiser

  1. Tom McClellan (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  2. Clint Schuurs (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  3. Wade Simpson (Ashmore BMX Club)


40-49 women’s cruiser

  1. Letitia Weatherhead (Bayside BMX Club)
  2. Rebecca Seckold (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Julia Botfield (Pine Rivers BMX Club)


Men’s superclass

  1. Joshua McClean (Knox BMX Club)
  2. Matt Krasevskis (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  3. Izaac Kennedy (Logan City BMX Academy)


Women’s superclass

  1. Des’Ree Barnes (Beenleigh BMX Club)
  2. Kira Hill (Nerang BMX Club)
  3. Erin Lockwood (Nerang BMX Club)


FRIDAY, January 3

  • 2020 Nerang Nats Dash for Cash, Nerang BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Twilight Racing, Southern City BMX Club – CLICK HERE


SATURDAY, January 4

  • 2020 Nerang Nats Saturday and Sunday, Nerang BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Bathurst Club Race, Bathurst BMX Club – CLICK HERE