The Central Qld Trials Club will be holding their annual Twin Shock Challenge on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of July.
Now running for its 6th year in a row, the Twin Shock Challenge is held as a lead up to “The Twin Shock, Classic and Air Cooled Mono Queensland Titles”, which will be held by MTCQ on the 19th of August. (Venue to be announced so keep your eye on the M.Q website for entry forms and more details)
The Twin Shock Challenge is a great opportunity for those wanting to compete in the Qld Titles to get some practice in before the serious competition begins. Or, for those occasional twin shock riders to drag their old bikes out of the shed, dust them off and have a blast for the weekend, before retiring them back to that dark corner until the next twin shock event. And let’s not forget the diehard twin shock riders who will be out to prove that two shocks are better than one no matter what. Modern bikes will also be welcome on the weekend, but bragging rights and trophies will only go to the twins shock riders.
Twin Shock riders now have a number of opportunities to ride in dedicated twin shock events in Queensland throughout the year. Besides the upcoming Twin shock Challenge, there is also the TY Challenge held over Easter by Motorcycle Trials Club of Qld and the Twin Shock Masters held each November at Conondale by Western Districts Trials Club
President of Central Qld Trials Club, Tony Bax, hosts the Twin Shock Challenge at his property at Lowmead, 75km north of Bundaberg. Sections are set more for technical ability, rather than spectacular stunt riding, but don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security, because although the focus is on having fun, there are still some challenges to be had.
The weekend lends itself to a relaxed, friendly environment with camping available on the property. The local Lowmead hotel is the place to be on Saturday night where you can get yourself a delicious, well priced, country pub meal, listen to all the should have, could have, would have stories, the dissection of each and every hill climb, corner and points lost (or not) on each section, and hear how those old fantastic bikes just keep going on and on and on, much like the dedicated men and women who ride them!
And if you still haven’t had enough, meet back at the camp for a sit around the fire and a final night cap before retiring in preparation for the second day of fierce fun and moderate competition.
To cater for those travelling, the riding will start at 12 o’clock Saturday and on Sunday will be finished by 1pm allowing plenty of time to pack up camp and head home.
The Central Qld Trials Club is renowned for its hospitality and its fun enjoyable rides so don’t miss out. Supp reggs are available on the MQ website and the Trials Australia site, so get yours in and have a great weekend of fun and camaraderie.