Footie fever fades when cycling calls
YOU will not see Rockhampton's Murray Payne and Wayne Redsell tearing around a velodrome, but getting them trackside is no problem.
For the past six years the Glenmore Bulls Australian Football Club mates have perched themselves at the top of the bank watching cyclists perilously fly around the track.
They are hooked, as they both admit the madison is their favourite event ? despite not having a clue what's going on in the race.
Payne said television did not do justice to this sport.
"Until you turn up you don't realise what a good event this is,'' Payne said.
"You appreciate their skill and courage.
"It's like any sport, you get more of an appreciation for it when you see it live.''
Redsell, who rides on the road every now and then, has even encouraged a few more Bulls team mates to watch Friday and Saturday night's this year as well as help out behind the bar.
Racing starts at 6pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday.