Riders prepare for challenge
SOUTH Grafton riders sampled the best preparation for the upcoming Clarence Valley Challenge when the weather finally played ball.
After two false starts in the opening rounds of the South Grafton Ex-Services Motorcycle Club Championship, the rain stayed away last weekend, allowing a breakthrough showing by the 60-plus riders.
While intra-club bragging rights were on the line, an even bigger prize awaits on May 9 and July 25 when South Grafton’s competitors go head-to-head with Maclean’s best.
“It’s still individuals but when you get two clubs competing against each other it’s special,” South Grafton vice-president Bruce Rankin said.
With a display at the Grafton Show also on the way, the last-start success story for the club is the ideal way to spread the word.
“It was a good day,” Rankin said.
“The first to rounds were very wet ones because it rained so we were just happy to have some better weather.
“Even the running of the day we finished early.”
“It’s still individuals but when you get two clubs competing against each other it’s special.”