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After a fantastic week in sunny (mostly) Brisbane, it’s good to get home, sit back and contemplate what we just experienced. Firstly I thought it was probably the best Aussies I’ve been to. I might…

After a fantastic week in sunny (mostly) Brisbane, it’s good to get home, sit back and contemplate what we just experienced.

Firstly I thought it was probably the best Aussies I’ve been to. I might be biased here, but I don’t think I’m too far wrong. Sure there were disappointments for some and there were all the usual highs and lows of a nationals too. But generally speaking, I thought the event had a great chilled vibe – which is the way we like to see things run.

Volunteers – you may think we carry on a bit too much about thanking these people, but I don’t think so. Red Shirts, Blue Shirts, and Green Shirts – everyone put in a great effort to make this a rider-friendly event.

The iPhones were working overtime with some sort of app to work out how far our officials walked throughout the week, or how many steps they took. To my knowledge the winners were the race director team with our two race directors clocking up over 120km walking during the week between them. I think I’ll have to look at organising Segways next year for a few people.

Talking about next year, everyone can just keep the rumour mill running for a few months until we sort this out. Then we’ll make the announcement on social media and our website just as soon as we can. I’ll start it up again with “I recently had a great holiday on Norfolk Island and saw they have a small BMX track”.

In all seriousness, if we were in a position to announce it now, we would. But these things take time and we are looking for the best outcome to make 2018 even better than this year. Please sit tight, we’re not holding anything back.

Queensland almost took a clean sweep in the teams side of things this year so we’ll just have to put up with the bragging from the north for a while longer…

Congratulations to all those riders who achieved their personal goals over the weekend. To those who won a plate, wear it with pride. To those who are going to the worlds we’d like to wish you all the best – we’re pretty sure it will be a rather large event by any standards.

Riders, make sure you thank mum and dad for the week! You were the one’s out there doing the hard yards on that big track, but they had done all the work to get you there and you should never forget their commitment (or their financial support).

So thank you to all the riders, parents, volunteers, officials, staff and anyone else that put their hand up and helped make this such a great event.

In the immediate future the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup begins this weekend in the Netherlands. Good luck to all our riders. To those racing elsewhere in Australia make the most of it, and ride safe.

Ciao

N