ROUND three of the National Mountain Bike Series was held last week at Mount Buller in Victoria.
With high winds and much rain, riders were in for a muddy race.
Fourteen-year-old Noosa District High student Jack Jude headed south with the mindset of improving his last result and gaining a top five finish against the nation’s best under 17-year-olds.
Jack has secured a sponsorship with Specialised Bicycles and taken on a riding coach.
The subsequent training program and specialised mountain bike supplied by Cognition Bike shop in Tewantin where Jack works part-time, has seen him increase his kilometres, boost his enthusiasm, improve his riding and take fourth place at the weekend.
If you are a cyclist in Noosa you may know Jack, as he can often be seen out riding.
Now is the time to meet him personally. Noosa’s very own Julia Emblin, a World Masters Champion in road cycling, is putting together a fund raising barbecue for Jack to help him realise his dream of representing Australia and competing at the Olympic Games in 2016.
Julia is inviting the Noosa cyclists, MTB, Road and TRI to get together in support of Jack and the sport of cycling.
Noosa has a depth of cycling talent and knowledge not many know about: state, national and world champions, pro and ex pro riders in every discipline, touring riders who have been all around the world and those that have given up a car to use bikes as transport all call Noosa home.
There will be a barbecue lunch on Sunday, March 13 from noon. Please RSVP to Julia by March 6 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who would like to donate but cannot attend, call Greg at Cognition on 5474 0677.