Wet weather forces the cancellation of this weekend’s Enduro CQ racing event
UIPDATE: THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WET WEATHER AND FORECAST WEEKEND HEAVY RAIN
With falls up to and possibly over 100mm forecast, officials have deemed the Lyle Ainsworth site too dangerous for riders and spectators.
Another date of the event will be announced in coming days.
CURTIS Coast Trail Riders Club president Ian Treveton remains hopeful the forecast heavy rain won't derail this weekend's rounds four and five of the Enduro Central Queensland Offroad Series in Calliope.
Falls of up to 100mm has been forecast for the region today and on Saturday and Treveton says it's not something that's a concern with the riders, but more-so with the electrical timing equipment and access to Lyle Ainsworth's property where the race will be staged.
"If we get over 50mm we're in trouble, but we will make the call today around lunchtime if it will be cancelled," Treveton said.
He remains optimistic because the weather forecast indicated that the prospects of heavy rain has decreased over the past few days.
"At this stage it's not cancelled and a lot of organisation has been put into the nine-class competition," Treveton added.
At the time of publication, there have been 50 riders who have nominated including local hopefuls Ben Russell, Ainsleighh Ross and Brett Scott.
"Ben's going really well in the CQ Series in the Pro-Class and we also have some juniors including my lad Brock Treveton and Zac Perry," Treveton said.
"They're always chasing each other's backsides."
Racing starts 9am on Saturday and from 11.30am Sunday and Treveton said there are several viewing areas for spectators.