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Trail riders lap up new tracks at Calliope

ON TRACK: Shane Henderson tests out one of the new courses during the Curtis Coast Trail Riders Club’s two-day event at Calliope.
ON TRACK: Shane Henderson tests out one of the new courses during the Curtis Coast Trail Riders Club’s two-day event at Calliope. Luka Kauzlaric

NUMBERS were down on previous events but those who attended the Curtis Coast Trail Riders Club event at Calliope at the weekend were not disappointed.

Three new tracks were opened for the two-day event and the riders made the most of the ideal conditions.

"While only some were able to make it, well done to everyone for their great attitude and commitment," club secretary Allison Perry said.

As well as the new tracks, those who attended the event were also treated to on-site catering and coaching.

Yarwun State School hosted a canteen and Just Right Motorcycle Coaching providing some advice for riders.

"The coaching went really well, there were some kids and a couple of beginners," Perry said.

"It improved everyone's confidence.

"We had one lady who was scared and by the end she was laughing, smiling and loving it."

Yarwun State School provided food and drinks for the riders with money raised to help fund a shade sail at the school.

Perry said schools raising money by operating a canteen would be investigated at future events.

"It made for a very easy and relaxed weekend," Perry said.

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