CQ Trials club at Scrubby Creek, Calliope. Nicole Casey, 16 came 3rd in the WA Moto Trials Women's Championship. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer
CQ Trials club at Scrubby Creek, Calliope. Nicole Casey, 16 came 3rd in the WA Moto Trials Women's Championship. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer Christopher Chan GLA160912TRIA

Bronzed star

WITH around five years of the sport under her belt, Nicole Casey is taking the moto-trials world by storm.

The 16-year-old from Gladstone recently came third in the junior women's division at the West Australian Moto Trials Women's Championships.

Casey faced some stiff competition on the weekend of August 26 with WA rider Megan Clarke taking out the title, followed by her sister Luci in second place.

"There were 12 sections and we had to do all of them four times," she said.

The young rider started thinking seriously about competitions last year and has since gone on to compete at the SA Championships and placed fourth in an Australian Women's Moto Trials event.

Apart from training with the CQ Trials Club, to practise Casey rides for around half an hour every day.

Luckily, the Caseys live on five acres so home provides challenging rock walls and logs for the rider to practise on.

Casey said she has made new friends through the club and attending meets.

"It's really social," she said.

Casey said sometimes it came down to trial and error but it was a lot quicker to master new aspects of the sport with advice.

She said that people were always willing to offer a helping hand at the club.

"It's good fun and fairly safe,' she said.



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