Giving minibikes the X-factor
MOTOCROSS: When Grafton brothers Troy and Ryan Cochrane created their Greef Clothing brand, they always wanted to utilise it to give back to the sport of motocross.
And now they can as the brothers prepare to host the biggest Mini bike competition the Greef Mini X Cup.
The motocross event which focuses on minibikes will be hosted at Glenugie Downs, a property on Dinjerra Road, on Saturday, June 16.
For the brothers, it is the realisation of a childhood dream.
"We have been wanting to do this for a few years now because the pit bike scene died down," Troy said. "But we came up with the name and a concept a year ago and put our heads down.
"There are not too many minbike competitions in Australia and it is a fun and unique thing."
The team at Greef Clothing have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks with Jackson's Bobcat Hire, to build the perfect track at Glenugie and believe they have hit the spot.
"You couldn't get any better than where we are," Ryan said. "We have got easy access, water to pump up on to the track, trees for cover. It is perfect."
The Mini X Cup is expecting to welcome close to 100 riders and their crews to the Clarence Valley in what will be an economic boost for the region.
The Cochrane's have every intention to make the day-long tournament an annual event moving forward.
"The community up here are motocross and outdoor mad, so I think they will really get behind this," Ryan said.
"Hopefully next year when we make it a yearly event we will see guys come from all over Australia."
The tournament will see competitors racing in 10 different classes across the day.