HELPING HAND: BMX champion Chris Poole passes on some tips at the start gates at last weekend’s Clarence Valley BMX Club meeting at South Grafton.
HELPING HAND: BMX champion Chris Poole passes on some tips at the start gates at last weekend’s Clarence Valley BMX Club meeting at South Grafton.

Elite BMX rider passes on tips to locals

LOCAL BMX riders will hit the track with a skills boost after a brush with national representative Chris Poole.

Poole, a former local and a valued member who now resides in Moree joined in for some BMX racing.

Poole is well known in the BMX world and has represented Australia and NSW on numerous occasions.

Saturday afternoon BMX racing was looking like a wash out but the rain eased up for the later part of the afternoon and it was game on, the track packed down nice and hard and off we went.

Just on 40 riders took to the track, racing under lights and with full gates which made for some close racing, with Poole joining in. He was a good sport in racing running in the middle of the pack only to explode out of the gate on one race to leave everyone in his dust.

There were plenty of laughs and reminiscing of the nights racing was had over the finish line.

After racing was done and dusted Poole hung around and gave some tips to anyone who wanted help with their BMX skills.

The tips sure payed off and everyone was happy with the results.

Training is a crucial part of any sport with Poole saying you only get out what you put in and a few tweaks here and there can make all the difference.

This weekend Clarence Valley BMX Club are having a come and try day, which means anyone young or old can come and try BMX and if they like it sign up and join the club.

Anyone can do it and you can start with a four-month licence for $40.

If you have a bike and helmet bring it down and the guys will make sure it's mechanically safe then off you go so if you're looking for a sport that will keep you fit and is exciting come down to South Grafton at the corner of Vere and Abbott streets. We're having a barbecue lunch at noon and riding from 1pm till 3pm followed by racing at 4pm.



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