BMX bandits loot 14 titles
MEET Junction Hill’s travelling BMX family.
Brothers George and Brock Cole – along with sister Danielle – have raided four states in the past 12 months and made off with 14 titles.
South Australia’s BMX State Championships was the scene of their latest crime on Sunday, as the brothers netted four plates for top-eight finishes.
George claimed fifth in the 8-10 cruisers and fourth in the 10 years boys’ categories.
While Brock was equally impressive in netting fifth in both the 15 boys and 15-16 years cruisers.
In a crowd of more than 400 of the nation’s finest riders, the duo proved they can match it with rival states.
They had already shown their talent after breakthrough displays at the Victorian, New South Wales and ACT BMX Titles.
For proud father Tom Cole, fun remains the aim for his speedy duo.
“They take it pretty seriously,” he said.
“But they are still really enjoying it.
“I don’t push them at all. If they are not having fun they wouldn’t be doing it.”
Brock and George train ‘every second day’ on the family home’s built-in practice track.
But the lure of broader horizons is also part of the fun.
“BMX is a great sport to get out there and travel,” Tom Cole said.
“We have done quite a few state titles and we would love to go to Tasmania.
“That would be a really fun family holiday for us all.”
The closed Queensland and Western Australian titles rule out another assault by the Clarence Valley duo.
But with their father’s stellar racing pedigree – Tom compete throughout the 1980s – the sky is the limit.
The pair is sponsored by Eriks Drizners at Rush Industries.