HOME TRACK: Henry White will represent McAuley Catholic College in the NSW Schools Cup on Saturday and Grafton in the North Coast GNaTPACK Series on Sunday at Bom Bom State Forest.
HOME TRACK: Henry White will represent McAuley Catholic College in the NSW Schools Cup on Saturday and Grafton in the North Coast GNaTPACK Series on Sunday at Bom Bom State Forest. Debrah Novak

Explosion of racing at Bom Bom State Forest

MOUNTAIN BIKING: It's a huge weekend of mountain bike racing coming up with three major events taking place on the Bom Bom State Forest circuits.

On Saturday Bom Bom Racing will host round two of the New South Wales Junior Series and inaugural NSW Schools Cup.

Sunday will be the first round of the 2016 GNaTPACK North Coast Mountain Bike Series featuring riders from Grafton, Nambucca Heads, Taree, Port Macquarie, Armidale, Coffs Harbour and Kempsey.

Bom Bom Racing's Mark White is race commissaire for both days. He said the Schools Cup had been an idea in the pipeline for some time and was looking forward to hosting the brand new initiative.

"We've finally made it happen," White said.

"We're hoping to have a successful first year, host it each year and watch it grow. Hopefully we'll have about 60 kids."

Among the local representatives will be Dylan Korb from Yamba Public School and siblings Henry and Bridie White from McAuley Catholic College along with entrants from Nymboida Public School.

DOWNHILL DUO: Off to compete in the NSW Interschools Downhill competition are Henry White and Dylan Korb. Photo Matthew Elkerton / Daily Examiner
DOWNHILL DUO: Off to compete in the NSW Interschools Downhill competition are Henry White and Dylan Korb. Photo Matthew Elkerton / Daily Examiner Matthew Elkerton

Racing starts at 12pm with categories consisting of Under-10s and 13s and A, B and C Grade for the older riders.

For the juniors it's non-stop action with the junior divisions kicking off racing on Sunday morning at 9am, followed by Under-15, 17 and Sports classes, Over 40s and 50s and finally the Elite and Open categories.

The course follows Cross Country Olympic format with riders completing laps for 45 minutes.



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