Sisters taking the BMX scene by storm
BMX racing may be a male-dominated sport but two Woolgoolga sisters are out to change all of that.
Chloe and Ella Molan, who are 11 and 9 respectively, are taking the local BMX scene by storm as they rack up podium finishes in local and national competitions.
Most recently the girls have returned from the Australian titles, with Chloe getting three second places and a third to finish sixth in the country.
Little sister Ella failed to qualify for the semi-finals but placed fifth in each of her three heats.
Chloe said she found a love for racing two years ago after her father Eddie took her down to a track.
"Dad used to race when he was a kid and he took me down to see if I liked it," Chloe said.
"I was pretty good and I really liked it, so we started racing."
It was Chloe's enthusiasm that saw Ella join the sport.
"It's a really fun sport and sometimes you get money if you win," Ella said.
"If it's a big meet you even get a trophy."
The girls practise twice a week at Grafton and Sawtell tracks and race every weekend, either at local club days or at open events around the country.
"Girls should try it, it's really fun and you get to meet people and make friends all around the country."
The passion for the sport seems set to continue in the family with their younger brother Jack also jumping on his bike for club days.
The next big event for the girls will be the NSW titles in Lake Macquarie next month.
"I'm excited - I get a bit nervous when it's a big race but it's really fun," Chloe said.