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15 November, 2021

Atherton rides to success at BMX titles

ATHERTON’S BMX Club sent 14 young riders down to Ipswich recently to compete against hundreds of other riders across the state in the 2021 Auscycling Queensland BMX State Titles, taking home several medals.

The Atherton BMX Club had 14 of its young riders compete in the recent 2021 Auscycling Queensland BMX State Titles

The Queensland Titles is the biggest event on the Queensland BMX race calendar and this year it attracted more than 600 entries from all corners of the state. 

Day one of the Titles saw local Atherton riders Asha Smith, Aiden Smith, Ryle Moses, Alara Nobelius, Cayden Gauci, Matthew Nielsen, Thomas Walker, Aidan Moses and Matthew Walker meet fierce competition.

Veteran of the State Titles podium Asha Smith was all smiles as she claimed third place in the 13-year girls class.

The action continued on day two with the under 13 years Atherton contingent Toby Henderson, Krystal Gauci, Lexy Ariotti, Joel Nobelius and Amelia Eaton hit the track strong in their respective 20” classes. 

State Title debutante Toby fought hard moving through motos, qualifiers and then finals to secure himself an impressive 4th in the 10-year boys final. Likewise Gauci was thrilled to secure herself a 6th in the 12 year girls final. 

The final day of competition saw the Masters, Cruiser and Superclass riders hit the track with Asha Smith, Cayden Gauci, Aiden Smith, Matthew Nielsen and Ryle Moses looking strong amongst their statewide competitors. 

Asha Smith secured another podium with a 3rd in the 13-14 girls cruiser class and Cayden Gauci grabbed 7th in the 15-16 boys cruiser.

Most of the Atherton race contingent had been selected as part of a fifty (50) strong BMX FNQ Squad to represent not only Atherton, but the FNQ Zone area. 

The riders proudly wore their teal, white and black uniform which was certainly a stand out and well represented throughout the event. 

Siblings Aiden Smith and Asha Smith together with Cayden Gauci and Krystal Gauci will be heading down to the Gold Coast to compete in the Auscycling BMX National Championships against the best riders in Australia.

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