Fat Tyre Festival kicks into gear

HOW!?: Connor Hogan momentarily defies gravity by balancing himself on top of a monster truck tyre.

HOW!?: Connor Hogan momentarily defies gravity by balancing himself on top of a monster truck tyre.

The annual Fat Tyre Festival brought thousands of guests to Melrose at the long weekend.

Families were spoilt for choice as there was so many things to do during the two-day festival.

All the beginner bike riders were in good hands where they got the opportunity to learn how to ride a mountain bike from the best in the business.

There was advanced classes for those who were capable of handling themselves on an E-Bike.

More than 400 participants registered to ride the mountain bike trails along the base of Mount Remarkable.

Dirt bike rider Connor Hogan put on a whole show for the town as he climbed up monster truck tyres on his machine.

His skill, precision and his ability to balance on almost anything with one tyre up in the air proved to be a jaw-dropper experience for the audience.

Children got to put their creative minds to the test at the Craft Corner where they helped decorate cardboard sculptures of plants and learned how to make decorations out of gum leaves.

The Youth Inc also brought out the chalk so the kids could colour the road and footpaths.

The caravan park was fully booked with more than 350 guests and the showgrounds brought many other guests into town.

Event manager Kerri Lee-Bruce said it has become bigger and better each year for the whole 18 years it has been running.

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