LOOP THE LOOP: Border Ranges Trail Ride president Woody Dunkley sends the riders off on the Saturday loop of the weekend’s trail ride.
LOOP THE LOOP: Border Ranges Trail Ride president Woody Dunkley sends the riders off on the Saturday loop of the weekend’s trail ride. John Towells

Rain makes the Border Ranges trail a challenging one to ride

WOODY Dunkley estimates $40,000 has been raised for the Killarney State School from the Border Ranges Trail Ride at the weekend.

The ride attracted 1309 open riders, 223 novice riders and 37 who competed on the pee wee track.

Dunkley, the event co-ordinator, said the Saturday ride over 50km was great considering there was 90mm rain late last week.

"The rain on Sunday morning made the track very greasy and muddy but the majority of riders enjoyed the wet conditions," he said.

The ride numbers were similar to last year.

"We won't know the final amount raised for a couple of weeks and our estimate based on previous years is $40,000," Dunkley said.

"There will be a lot more repairs to the track due to the wet weather which we will pay to get done."

RACQ CareFlight airlifted two injured riders from the Killarney Showgrounds late Saturday afternoon.

A 36-year-old man from Brisbane had a broken leg and a 16-year-old Ipswich boy a suspected spinal injury.

Both were airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

More photos on page 11 of today's paper.



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