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Children set to show mountain biking skills

The first stage of come and try series saw a nearly record number of participants. The third stage will be held this Sunday.

THE third stage of a social multistage mountain bike competition is coming up this weekend at the Mareeba Skills Park.

The third stage begins on Sunday at 2.30pm for a 4pm start, the riders will then return to Davies Creek for the final event on November 10.

The Pump’n’Pedals Junior Come ‘N’ Try Series is a timed multistage social competition that features riders under the age of 16 and advocates to their independent skill levels, unfortunately registrations for this event have closed.

Riders aren’t awarded podium positions after the event, and prizes are given out at random.

The series is separated into age categories for safety reasons; each category also has a certain allotment of laps to be completed on the day.

Children 8 and under are only required to do one lap, however parents are advised to accompany and support any child under the age of 5.

Ages 9-11 have 2 laps, 12- 14 have 3 laps and a special category of ‘Elite’ which is open to anyone under 16 and has 4 laps allocated.

Event Co-Ordinator Travis Cummings is extremely pleased with the events progress.

“It’s going really good at the moment,” he said.

“We have lots of people turning out and we almost had a record breaking number in the first event with 37 riders.

“There are a lot of new faces which is good to see so the sport can grow.”

Mr Cummings expressed his thanks to Pump n’ Pedals, Cairns to Cape 4×4 and Bendigo Bank who are all sponsors of the event.

For more information on the event and any upcoming events, contact event organiser Travis Cummings on 0423 355 719.

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