650 two-wheelers join Chinchilla trail ride
CHINCHILLA State School’s biggest fundraiser of the year drew a plethora of trail ride enthusiasts from across the region on the weekend.
Trail ride coordinator Trish Leddington-Hill hailed the annual event at the Brigalow Recreational Grounds a major win for the school community.
“It was a huge success, it takes about three months to work out the money after you do the bills and stuff, but it will be comparable to previous years .... thousands and thousands of dollars,” Mrs Leddington-Hill said.
It wasn’t a recordbreaking number of riders who participated in the two-day event, but Mrs Leddington-Hill said numbers were perfect from an organisation perspective.
“We had about 650 riders and had some amazing feedback. They were all very happy with the trail.
“It was a good ride, it’s not our biggest but it’s a good size.
“Historically 600 riders makes it very comfortable on the tracks and for catering, so it was a good number.”
The event included a pee-wee track, novice track and open track to cater to riders of all abilities.
Off the track, Mrs Leddington-Hill said the fundraiser wouldn’t have been possible without the ongoing support of the wider community.
“The catering was great by Base Camp, everyone loved the Saturday night meal they did.
“The volunteers were incredible and we are very thankful for all of the volunteers that came out.”