MOYSTON - Moyston Primary School's BMX Bandits will be heading to the State Final of the Victorian Schools Cycling Championships this week after a top showing at the South West BMX Zone Final in Warrnambool.
Seventeen students travelled to Warrnambool to compete in the South West round of the Victorian Schools Cycling Championships, which is run in conjunction with Cycling Victoria, BMX Victoria and BMX Australia.
Moyston Primary principal Anthony Cain said students competed very well with lots of falls on Warrnambool's new half million dollar facility at Lake Pertobe.
"They showed fantastic persistence and resilience which transferred to great results across all age groups - currently Moyston Primary School is coming third out of 135 Victorian Schools that have competed in events across the state," he said.
Mr Cain said students under eight years only compete, with no placings awarded.
"However of the six students under eight, Aiden, Lane, Justin, Evie, Aaliyah and Natalie, Lane received a special award for his competitive nature and persistence - after a couple of big crashes coming down the four and a half metre high start hill, he hopped up, dusted himself off and kept going," he said.
"Lane had only been off training wheels for two weeks!"
In the eight and nine years boys' novice event, Jake Ferguson placed first, Aiden Taylor second and Tommy Spry third while in the eight to nine years girls' novice - Trinity Austin placed first.
In the 10-11 girls' novice April Marshall took out first place and in the 12-13 girls' novice event Jess Meys came home second and Isabella Watts third.
Students will now compete in the State Final in Melbourne on Thursday.
This events is open to all Victorian schools both primary and secondary, with events for BMX, mountain bike and road events.