Two-wheel sis­ter act

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By MON­TANA AR­DON

Wem­b­ley Downs sis­ters Astrid and Holly Wilson will be among the youngest com­peti­tors tak­ing part in the X Trial Aus­tralia Cham­pi­onship at HBF Sta­dium on Satur­day. The young rid­ers will take part in a demon­stra­tion be­fore the na­tion’s best com­peti­tors take to the floor to show­case their skills.

Nine-year-old Holly Wilson and her six-year-old sis­ter Astrid re­ceived the best presents they could have imag­ined for Christ­mas.

The Wem­b­ley Downs girls were given Oset Elec­tric Tri­als bikes from Fa­ther Christ­mas, which they will use in the Oset demon­stra­tion at the X Trial Aus­tralia Cham­pi­onships at HBF Sta­dium on Satur­day. Now in its third year, the event fea­tures grav­ity-de­fy­ing trial rid­ing and ex­treme dis­plays of su­per-hu­man ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

State cham­pion and event or­gan­iser Neil Price said the Cham­pi­onship was a fan­tas­tic fam­ily event that al­lowed peo­ple of all ages to ex­pe­ri­ence tri­als bike rid­ing.

“Tri­als bike rid­ing is an ex­treme sport that is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity year by year,” Mr Price said.

“An event like this is an op­por­tu­nity to bring the sport to an even broader au­di­ence.

“The Cham­pi­onship is about more than just the sport – it’s a ter­rific, in­ex­pen­sive and en­ter­tain­ing day out for the whole fam­ily with some­thing for ev­ery­one.”

Us­ing their own ini­tia­tive, the Wilson sis­ters saw the event as an op­por­tu­nity to raise money for Kap­inara Pri­mary School, where they at­tend.

For each adult ticket sold us­ing the code word ‘kap­inara’, $5 will be do­nated to the City Beach school’s P&C com­mit­tee, and $3 for ev­ery child’s ticket sold.

Mr Price said that any char­ity or group could reap the ben­e­fits of set­ting up their own code word to help raise funds for their own spe­cial cause.

“Holly and Astrid have been vo­cal in pro­mot­ing the event they love amongst their peers and as­sist­ing their school in rais­ing funds that will be of ben­e­fit to their school mates and teach­ers,” he said.

“We love to see this kind of en­thu­si­asm in our young rid­ers. As mem­bers of both the AJS Mo­tor­cy­cle Club and Pathfind­ers Tri­als Mo­tor­cy­cle Club, they are the fu­ture of this sport.”

Tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion at www.ausx­trial.com.au.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d464993

Astrid (6) and Holly Wilson (9), of Wem­b­ley Downs.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d464993

Astrid and Holly Wilson will be part of the X Trial Aus­tralia Cham­pi­onship event.

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