Launceston BMX Club will be well represented when this year’s BMX national championships kick off in Brisbane.
The club will enter six riders in the April 25-29 event including three first-time participants, Chace Upston, Sarah O’Callaghan and Hayley O’Callaghan.
Patrick O’Callaghan, Justine Lane and Bryce Lane are all seasoned national championship riders and have been putting in a touch extra on the training track in preparation for the event.
“I’m pretty excited,” Justine said.
“We’ve put in a little bit extra but not heaps, it’s basically just recovery all this week.”
Bryce said both he and Justine would be aiming to achieve a top-16 place, which would qualify them for the world championships in South Carolina later this year.
“It’s achievable, I went to the world titles in New Zealand a few years ago,” Bryce said.
“In age group (competition) you just have to place at a national championships, but if you’re a pro rider you have to earn it a bit more.”
Nearly 1300 riders have entered in this year’s event.