Young trials rider aiming high in CQ competitions
LIAM Allen is only 10-years-old, but the way he rides a trials bike makes him look a lot older.
Manoeuvring the two-wheeled machine with precision around and over obstacles on a Trials course, Liam could fool anyone he had been in the sport for longer than 12 months.
"I have been doing it for just a year, I do BMX too," he said. "It is just so fun because you can meet people and ride."
Along with his dad David, Liam has been riding trials with the CQ Trials club all around the region.
On Sunday the pair joined keen members at Turkey Beach for a competitive round, the first time the Allen duo has seen the layout.
"It is the first time I have been to Turkey Beach and I love it, the sand and mud was really good," Liam said.
Liam has big ambitions and is already producing rides remarkable for his age. His maturity to ask and listen to advice out on course will also propel the young rider.
"I want to get to A Grade, the top level, and win every trial," he said.
David is keen to help him get there, while enjoying and learning in the sport as well.
"I always wanted to have a go so I thought I may as well drag him along," he said.