AusCycling | Rider Numbers Continue to grow as the AusCycling National Cup rolls on!

Rider Numbers Continue to grow as the AusCycling National Cup rolls on!

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The opening National Rounds of the AusCycling National Cup are just around the corner and the result tables across all age groups are getting tighter and tighter heading into the first gold event!

Check out where you stand in the National Cup – CLICK HERE

The first National Rounds at Sydney BMX Club are the perfect opportunity to jump ahead on the table or catch up with points worth two and a half more than state series rounds. The AusCycling BMX National Cup is a series of events where riders can earn points in Platinum, Gold and Silver events. Series events can start on 1 January and last until the AusCycling National BMX Championships, click here for the full breakdown.

For more information about Rounds 1 and 2 of the National Rounds and how to enter, click here.

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Australian Capital Territory

ACT riders from Canberra BMX Club and Tuggeranong BMX Club continue to impress in the 2021 AusCycling NSW/ACT BMX State Series, following the completion of Round 5 at Penrith BMX Club.

Tuggeranong's Paige Cole stretched her winning streak in 9 Girls to four on the trot in Penrith, solidifying her points lead with three rounds remaining.

Fellow Viking Rhys Williams joins Cole in 45-49 Men as the only overall leaders in their categories hailing from the Bush Capital.

However, that duo could soon become a trio with young Tuggeranong gun Cooper Sellars one step away from joining the series leader party in both 14 Boys and Cruiser 13-14 Boys classes.

Sellars secured his third win of the series in the Cruiser 13-14 Boys category in Penrith and continues to show signs of rapid improvement in 14 Boys after notching his first podium of the series during Round 5.

Across in the Cruiser 13-14 Girls and 14 Girls classes, another Tuggeranong member in Maddie Hayes has been a model of consistency throughout the entire series to date.

Hayes continues to knock on the door of a breakthrough win in the Cruiser 13-14 Girls class following five top-three finishes as well as securing her best finish of the season in the 14 Girls final at Penrith.

The consistency shown by Hayes has been equally shared among Canberra BMX Club's Luke Hewitt (16 Boys) and Carlo Vaccarella (12 Boys).

The Canberra duo are both currently placed fourth in their respective classes.

With dual Olympian, Caroline Buchanan overseas competing in UCI BMX Supercross World Cup rounds, the Superclass representation from the ACT has been placed on the shoulders of Luke Granatelli, Aidan Nemet and Armande Oringo.

Granatelli raced home to his best finish of the season in Penrith courtesy of a fourth-placed ride and continues to build his season positively ahead of Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2021 AusCycling BMX National Cup at Sydney BMX Club on May 22-23.

New South Wales

NSW hosted two state series rounds in quick succession throughout April with Lake Macquarie BMX Club hosting over 550 riders for Round 4 and Penrith BMX club hosting close to 600 riders for Round 5.

The sun was beaming down on the Lake Macquarie track for Round 4 as riders travelled from north and south in search of more points in the National Cup.

Jack Davis of Tamworth City BMX Club was in fine form throughout the day, taking out all three motos before leaving his best time for the final. The win is his third of the series as he continues to battle at the top of the series with Alex Cameron and Oli Moran. Sienna Pal made it two rounds in a row, racing well the whole day and not dropping a single moto along the way.

The home club had over 50 riders competing on the day across 27 classes, including a handful of sprockets all participating in their first state series round.

It was a misty start to the day at Penrith BMX Club, with the fog hanging around during official practice causing some caution, however, it wasn't long until that subsided and the sun appeared, setting up a perfect day for racing.

The Penrith track had just finished a fresh resurface and touch up from the flood damage only weeks before the event. The new surface and changes to the track provided riders with great racing and a new favourite track for some.

Superclass had a strong field with Sienna Pal taking a clean sweep in the women's superclass while Andrew Hughes was too strong for a jetlagged Oli Moran.

Tyreak Cala and Noah Elton had a close battle in the Junior Superclass men, with Tyreak continuing his winning streak. Junior Superclass women is starting to build in numbers, but Violet Dutko still proved too strong.

The Masters class is seeing some close battles between Zac Webb, Leigh Darrel and Glen Swain, all separated by only a handful of points.

Northern Territory

Riders from the Territory and beyond descended on Darwin last weekend for the "Top End Double Header" in which Satellite City BMX Club and Jingili BMX Club hosted Rounds 2 & 3 of the 2021 Northern Territory HutSix BMX Territory Series.

With Series and National Cup points to play for, almost 200 riders from every NT club lined up to put on a show for the 500 strong local crowd and show commentator Axl Dethmore that they had the "speed to keep the lead".

Saturday evening saw local Jingili riders Talon Dobson and Camden Wilkinson line up in the Men's Superclass to test their skills alongside elite riders Jack Davis, Oli Moran, and Tristan Scott who were in town to compete for a place in the 2021 BMX World Championships. Both riders competed admirably and made the local crowd proud.

The hotly contested Junior Superclass saw Nhulunbuy rider Matthew Winter enter the fray hoping to make up some ground on Red Centre riders Daniel Brooks Jr, Reece Cole, and Kit Williams who had set the bar high in Round 1 in Alice Springs. Winter won the class on both days to put himself in the picture ahead for the remaining rounds, however, Reece Cole's second-place finish was enough to nudge him into first place in the series overall.

In the 10 Girls class, Kendra Seiboth fought off stiff competition from Penny Ralph, Madelyn Nowland, and Molly Lawrence to secure her place at the top of the leader board after three rounds.

Stay tuned to AusCycling NT social media channels for updates on Round 4 at Big Rivers BMX Club on July 31st.

Queensland

Bayside BMX Club hosted the opening round of the 2021 AusCycling Queensland BMX state series and penultimate round of the Shootout series, as close to 600 riders hit the track to contest for their first national cup points.

It was a packed field in the Men's Superclass as 23 riders sped through the Brisbane track with Josh Boyton edging out Hayden Fletcher and Kye Affoo to take the victory. Des'ree Barnes kept her cool throughout the day and took out all three motos and the final to start her state series on a positive note.

It was the first state series race day for over 40 riders in the 8 Boys and 8 Girls after participating in Sprockets for the last few years. Jax O'Connell and Josie Bunt took out their first state series round but it was wonderful to see so many young faces competing!

Outside of the racing, Bayside BMX Club had one of their largest fundraisers through the raffle, a considerable effort from the community, including sponsors and families.

Round 2 takes place at Atherton BMX club this weekend with entries closing on Thursday, May 13. Click here to enter.

South Australia

Happy Valley BMX Club held the fourth round of the 2021 AusCycling South Australian BMX state series over the first weekend in May. Over 300 riders hit the track for the final time in a state series round at this track with the club moving to the Sam Willoughby BMX Facility at the end of the year.

There was a massive turnout from the Sprockets contingent as close to 60 young guns pushed their way along the track with their families cheering them on. All sprockets received unique awards made by members of the Happy Valley BMX club, you can check them out below.

Shane Rosa of the Cove BMX club was too good on the day in the men's superclass, edging out state series leader Joel Marsh in what was his first state series round of the year. Over on the women's ledger, Georgia Potter made it four wins from four in the state series, not dropping a single moto throughout the day.

In the 11 Girls, Alicia Hedger bounced back after a sixth-place finish in the first moto to take out the round, extending her lead at the top of the state series.

Round 5 will take place on the same weekend as the SA Country Champs at Blue Lake BMX club from June 12-14.

Tasmania

Southern City BMX Club held round four of the 2021 AusCycling Tasmanian BMX state series, with over 100 registrations. Riders came from all three BMX clubs in the state and camped the night ahead of an action-packed day of racing.

The Men's Junior Superclass was the fastest race of the day, with Max Jackson, Campbell Whitney, Zeth Griffins and Cohan Smith completing the race in under 35 seconds. Max Jackson from Southern City took out the fastest time in the category with the win drawing Jackson level on points with Whitney on the Tasmanian state series table.

It was a huge effort from Southern City BMX Club to host Round 4 and it couldn't have been done without the hard work of the club and its volunteers.

Victoria

Last month saw the rescheduled doubleheader at Shepparton BMX Club take place with a sensational turn out with 885 entries across both days of the 2021 AusCycling Victorian BMX state series.

Olympian Caroline Buchanan drew a sizeable crowd as she clean swept the women's superclass rounds which rocketed her to tied top of the AusCycling National Cup table!

In the Men's Superclass, Olympian Anthony Dean was bested on Saturday by Jack Davis in a thrilling final however, Dean just edged out Max Cairns on Sunday to take his first win in the National Cup.

'Jumping' Josh Jolly is enjoying his first year in Junior Superclass as he sliced through the competition, not dropping a single moto on either day in a barnstorming performance.

The biggest field of the weekend was the 8 Boys' as 29 riders lined up on both days to compete. Knox BMX Club's Ryder Brooks took out both rounds without dropping a single moto in the process!

Western Australia

Western Australia was due to hold Round 4 of the 2021 AusCycling Western Australian BMX state series however due to the snap lockdown in Perth two weeks ago, the round had to be cancelled.

The next round will take place on May 16 at Rockingham BMX Club.

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