LEFT: Oscar Harris, 3, Harry Tilse, 5, and Thomas Brady- Smith, 7, from Grafton, waiting to start the race.
LEFT: Oscar Harris, 3, Harry Tilse, 5, and Thomas Brady- Smith, 7, from Grafton, waiting to start the race. Jenna Thompson

GALLERY: Juniors on the GBomb trails

MOUNTAIN BIKING: While the senior grades battled it out for the GBomb Endurance Race last weekend, the juniors also go involved in the fun.

Race commissaire Grant Hodgins said it was great to see junior riders take part in the event.

"In the main event we have 12 Under 15s in teams and six in the Under 17s in teams," he said.

"They had a lot of fun, there were quite a few parents and grandparents on hand to cheer them on.

"There's quite a few restrictions in mountain biking on what the juniors can do, but they were happy to take part and we had some good strong teams.

"The weather might have turned off a few extra riders who might have come and have a look, but we're happy with how many that turned out.

"It was good to see younger participants getting involved, because they're the future of mountain biking in the area, so it was good to have them there."

 

It wasn't just Clarence Valley junior riders who took part, with mountain biking fans from across the east coast of NSW and from Queensland hopping in the saddle.

"There were juniors from all over the place," Hodgins said.

"We had a team from Brisbane and one team that was a mixture of kids from all up and down the coast.

"There were people contacting us to get involved from Taree to the northern rivers to get involved."



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