Karratha BMX riders head to World Titles


Corey Davis, Macie and Dylan Bennetts will all compete in their age classes at the World’s, while Macie and Dylan will also take part in the cruiser class.

To help them prepare for the mental and physical challenge of the World Titles in which there will be as many as 580 riders from Australia – not to mention those coming from elsewhere – competing, the trio spent extra time with former Olympian Luke Madill.

Luke was also in town to run a four- day camp for the rest of the Karratha BMX Club riders – and the day was a big success with 45 BMXers taking part.

The junior sprocket rockets had an awesome time with Luke, who taught them to balance at the starting gate with putting their feet down and to tackle the course with more confidence.

The intermediate riders trained for two hours on each of the four days and went through a range of racing, jumping, cornering and sprinting.

These riders challenged themselves with many executing big jumps and manuals by the end of the training.

The senior group trained for four hours a day, with the focus being on racing and recovery.

These riders were jumping, manualling and trying different race lines on the track.

They were also put through their paces with sprint sessions, a core challenge along with technique, jumping and a finishing time trial.

Each of the training sessions concluded with healthy snacks and at the end of the four days a BBQ and presentation were held.

Luke spoke to parents and riders and hailed Karratha’s BMX track as the best in Australia, especially because locals regularly tried to change it up every few years to keep challenging the cyclists.

Due to the track and the quality coaching structure within the club, Karratha’s riders and coaching staff have continually improved with help from club partner RioTinto.

Here’s hoping Corey, Macie and Dylan keep improving all the way to claiming the world title in their division.

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