Motocrosse dynamos, Elisha Bates 7, and sister Ashlea, 15 with their trophies.
Motocrosse dynamos, Elisha Bates 7, and sister Ashlea, 15 with their trophies.

Sisters are doing it for themselves



MOTOCROSSE sisters, Ashlea and Elisha Bates will be on a mission when they ride at the Australian titles at Coolum, next Tuesday.

Ashlea, just turned 15, and Elisha, 7, are blazing a trail with a schedule even a world champion would find punishing.

In addition to commitments at the Nationals, the girls are splitting their time across two states.

And, they're winning.

After completing three rounds of the New South Wales series (Nowra, Oran Park and Young), Ashlea placed first in the 125cc and 250cc classes, while Elisha rode separate machines to victory in the 50cc class and a third placing in the 65cc class.

When not on the move, the girls still find time for family and friends, along with attendance at Bayldon Public School.

The sisters must have high aspirations when they visit Coolum next week, with the Sunshine State already proving a happy hunting ground.

Riding motocrosse has seen them compete in Tivoli, Chinchilla and Roma for the 'Go Girls' series.

By the time they ride the final round in Kingaroy on November 12-13, their competitors will be chasing the roar of the series leaders, Ashlea and Elisha.

Younger sister Elisha will have the lightest schedule at Coolum, restricting herself to the 50cc class.

But Ashlea will go for gold in the two toughest sections, 125cc and 250cc. You go, girls!



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