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Spectacular weekend of motocross at Bingera

Female and Veteran Motocross State Championship
Rum City Motorcycle Club's Frank Tate said it was fantastic to have the Female and Veteran Motocross State Championship here for the first time. Photo: Bruce Cairns of Action ‘n Motion Photography

Motocross riders from as far as Darwin came to the Bundaberg Region for the recent Female and Veteran Motocross State Championship.

Rum City Motorcycle Club hosted the annual event on June 26 and 27, which had more than 180 riders take to the track near Bingera Weir.

Rum City Motorcycle Club’s Frank Tate said locals and visitors were treated to spectacular weekend of riding, with a total of 16 classes competing.

“We had 182 competitors and raced all Saturday and Sunday morning, before it become too wet – it was fantastic, absolutely brilliant actually,” he said.

“Hosting an event like this is big for Bundaberg and our club, as it was a state championship round.

“We had riders from Darwin, Bowen and Townsville, right down to New South Wales come here for this. And although we were only able to complete two of the three rounds because of weather everyone has had a great time.”

Frank said each year the club held at least one major event and it was fantastic to have the Female and Veteran Motocross State Championship here for the first time.

“This event is major, not only for Bundaberg but also for Queensland, with riders and spectators from all over our great state travelling to attend,” he said.

“Motocross is a sport for any age, we have riders as young as four, right up to the over 55s and we had eight or nine riders in this class this weekend.”

Rum City Motorcycle Club is situated on Bingera Weir Road, Bingera Weir, and Frank said this location, along with the facility, made it ideal to host motocross competitions, such as the Female and Veteran Motocross State Championship.

“We have a really good track that is 1.4 kilometres long full of jumps and turns,” he said.

Frank said there were approximately Rum City Motorcycle Club 210 club members currently, and the club catered for all riders, both male and female, from 50cc to open.

For more information on the Female and Veteran Motocross State Championship check out Rum City Motorcycle Club on Facebook.

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