Region's best trials riders test their skills
TURKEY Beach will turn into a motorbike Mecca this weekend, with the CQ Trials Club and the Curtis Coast Trail Riders converging for two days of huge action.
While the trail riders will be using all of their energy in two days of non-stop action, the finesse of the trials has people coming from all over Queensland for a very important competition.
CQ Trials Club is hosting the fifth round of the Queensland Moto Trials Series and therefore will attract the best riders in the state.
"We are expecting 36 riders from mainly the south-east corner," rider and organiser Mac Hosking from CQ Trials said.
"It is a double-points round, which means these riders can pick up a lot of points."
Executed to get the best riders from the south to central Queensland to ride, the fifth round will also see a number of locals riding a home course.
The Casey family and the Shivers family have travelled for the first four rounds and now have a chance to boost their rankings.
"The two families are in contention. They have been consistently travelling," Hosking said.
The competition will be a rare chance for those locals who do not get away for competition to challenge themselves under full conditions.
Usually scoring their own runs, this time around, the judges will take care of the numbers.
"It will be a full trial with observers and scrutineering," Hosking said.
To avoid confusion for riders and spectators, the way in will be clearly marked.
Riding bigger and more powerful bikes than the trials competitors, the trail riders are set for two full days of enduro action.