Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get until you take a bite. What we got at the Sunshine Coast Schools MTB Comp was the biggest Rocky Trail Academy race yet with 160 kids representing 23 schools!
Students from as far away as Stanthorpe hit the sweet tracks at Sugarbag for an epic day of riding. With three tracks on offer and multiply runs available, riders found themselves trying to find a favourite; the FOX technical track provided more nuts to crack then the average snickers bar, the STAN flow silkier then a Milky Way and with no time to take a break and have a Kit Kat on the LAZER pedally track.
With the format allowing improvement over the day we witnessed the fast combined time riden by Jacob Provan at 16.05 representing Kingaroy State High School. With the senior year coming to and end after a tumultuous year it was great to see a cohort of 20+ riders juggling exams and representing the senior years.
“This format is perfect for our riders, we have just started a mountain bike program at the school and this is the first time our students have competed in a Mountain Biking. With no pressure students can ride within their ability.”Stanthorpe SHS
“We have a well-established Mountain Bike program at school operating but only allowed 10 students to compete today as we were unsure of the format and risk associated. Now seeing the event and format we can not wait until 2021 to allow more students to participate.”Meridan State College
At the end of the day with only Turkish delights remaining we recognised the Champion School of the Day which was closely contested between St Teresa Catholic College, Sunshine Coast State High School but ultimately taken out by Kingaroy State High School.
We now start shopping for our next box of favourites in 2021 with our calendar of dates soon to be released.
Title photo: Rebecca Colefax Photography
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