The 2036 BMX Olympians against a handful of Aussie pro’s – Who do you think won?

COVER PIC: Joshua Boyton and Lachlan Craig after their Pro’s V Sprocket’s Race. (Pic courtesy of the Pine Rivers BMX Club Facebook page.)

The sole spotlight for this week’s Tales from the Berm by BAD BOY is the Pine Rivers BMX Club, who held their 2018 Rivers Rumble Open Day.

The club opened their track to more than 200 riders on a stunning Saturday in Brendale and they jumped at the opportunity with their whips at the ready.

Kicking off proceedings for this wrap are the 56 mini wheelers and sprocket rockets who helped light up the action on the Queensland track. The biggest contributing class was the 7-sprocket boy’s who had 17 riders enjoying their day. The 8-boy’s class in 2019 will be one to watch!

Onto the competitive side of things and there were some truly impressive performances from a whole heap of riders.

Doing their part for the host club were the following Pine Rivers riders who took full advantage of their familiarity with the track to get the one spot.

  • Fraser Vaughan: 9-boy’s
  • Vada Botfield: 10-girl’s
  • Bailey Willis: 11-boy’s
  • Brodie Gooch: 12-boy’s
  • Ben Holmlund: 17-24 men
  • Nigel Coombes: 45-49 men
  • Reagan Filce: 11-12 boy’s cruiser
  • Thomas Tucker: 15-16 boy’s cruiser
  • Kye Affoo: superclass men
  • Kiana Botfield: superclass women

However, they weren’t the only riders to taste success, as visiting competitors showed their prowess, with some even winning every single race they competed in. They included:

  • Tyson Kenny: 14-boy’s (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Shaun Edwards: 35-39 men’s (Beenleigh BMX Club)
  • Matilda Guy: 8-girl’s (Ashmore BMX Club)
  • Eleanor Podsiadly: 9-girl’s (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)
  • Charlotte Guy: 11-girl’s (Ashmore BMX Club)
  • Shae McClellan: 13-girl’s (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  • Dirk Winter: 25-29 men (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)
  • Letitia Weatherhead: 45-49 women’s cruiser (Bayside BMX Club)


To see a full list of results – CLICK HERE

A special feature of the day is getting potential future BMX Olympians (Sprocket Rockets) to race against a handful of the current BMX stars of Australia.

Pine Rivers President Mark Vaughan was overwhelmed by the interest of the pros and he seems to think they loved it more than their own superclass race.

“The pros and sprockets race is pretty special. We randomly select sprockets from out of a hat and I think the pros love it as much as the sprockets do,” Vaughan said.

“The pros ride on 16-inch bikes and their legs might feel the burn but they love it. The sprockets obviously win the race and it’s really great to watch.”

Take a look at some of the images captured by the club below.

More images can be seen by the LUXBMX/race Facebook page. See for yourself!

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