Fast the only way down



ROCKHAMPTON'S Brodie Sturgess has a no-fear approach to mountain bike riding.

"You've just got to make it down to the bottom as fast as you can ? and try not to crash,'' Sturgess said.

The 16-year-old rider continued his preparations for next month's North Queensland Games with more success in the Goldie Downhill Mountain Bike Race in Rockhampton last weekend.

Joining 47 starters on the day, Sturgess survived an early spill in practice to win the under-19 men's race.

Leading Mackay rider Aden Eves took out the elite men's title.

Sturgess started mountain biking just two years ago and is already showing promising signs in the challenging sport, which uses hi-tech bikes to race over varying courses such as cross-country and downhill.

"I saw a few people riding at First Turkey and liked what I saw, so I brought a bike,'' said Sturgess, who will contest the North Queensland Games in Mackay from April 14-17.



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