I’m not super familiar with Cairns, I’ve only been a few times for BMX races as a kid. I’m from Canberra, so it’s quite far – a day or so drive. I expect it to be pretty hot and humid this time of year. It’s like a jungle, so there’ll probably be a lot of bugs and animals around. There’s a lot of dry heat where I’m from and it’s usually colder.

From what I can see, the dirt looks really good, though. It’s a super clay-like dirt, so I’m super excited about that. I haven’t really mountain biked there before, so it will be interesting. That’s the thing with Crankworx, it doesn’t really matter where you’re from. They build the courses for the event, so it’s always a level playing field.