On top of the world

Jindabyne's Tegan Molloy in action at the NSW/ACT Downhill State Championships in October last year. Photo: Jamie Black.

Jindabyne's Tegan Molloy in action at the NSW/ACT Downhill State Championships in October last year. Photo: Jamie Black.

Tegan Molloy in June 2013 riding for Australia at the UCI Downhill World Cup in Scotland.

Tegan Molloy in June 2013 riding for Australia at the UCI Downhill World Cup in Scotland.

TEGAN Molloy has the mountain biking world in her grasp as she prepares for a life-changing trip to Norway, where she will compete in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Downhill Mountain Biking World Championships in September.

The 18-year-old Jindabyne star is currently setting the tracks of Canada alight, as she continues her domination of the world cup circuit.

To help Tegan continue her rise in the world of downhill mountain bike racing, the Jindabyne community will hold a night of extravagant proportions this Friday, July 25.

The night is a fundraising event to assist Tegan in pursuing her world championship ambitions in Norway from September 3 to September 9.

Her grandfather John McLoughlin says the local business community has been very generous in their support of Tegan.

"The response to the night has been phenomenal," Mr McLoughlin said.

"This week even more businesses have gotten on board donating items and prizes."

The Brumby Bar and Bistro will host the dinner and auction night, with dinner commencing from 6.30pm and the auction taking place from 7.30pm. There is an auction item to suit all tastes and interests, with the impressive array of valuables set to ignite some fierce bidding, all in the name of good a cause.

Travel enthusiasts can score themselves seven nights accommodation in Niseko, Japan. Sport lovers will be eyeing off the framed and signed Wallabies Captains Jersey, while seafood aficionados can bid for a 10kg crate of fresh lobster.

Mr McLoughlin is expecting a strong turnout as the community gets together in support of their local riding star.

"At this stage we're expecting between 100 and 130 people," Mr McLoughlin said.

"The business community has responded very well, it's been unbelievable."

Tickets can be purchased from the Jindabyne Sports and Recreation Centre and the Jindabyne Pharmacy. They are $25 per head, which includes the two course dinner and a complimentary beverage.

John speaks fondly of watching Tegan progress to the upper echelons in her sport. However he only has one wish when watching her ride.

"I stand down the finish the line and the only thing I'm concerned about is she rides past upright."

For further information regarding the night or to support Tegan, please phone John on 0414 439 659.

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