Sport

Dirt tracks proving popular

By David Rak

The Motorcycling Victoria female participation program’s venture into the dirt is proving popular.

New and repeat riders flocked to the Broadford State Motorcycle Complex recently to take advantage of all three dirt tracks being opened.

The day was planned with a program to cater for juniors and beginners through to advanced riders, including Australian Classic Dirt Track champion Tayla Street.

“We offered open track sessions for riders to get some track time. That was followed up with sessions with our incredible coaches who volunteered on the day,” Motorcycling Victoria female participation and sport development officer Meghan Hayes said.

“All feedback the organisers received on the day was incredibly positive. People felt the coaches — Wayne Sullivan, Scott Stevens, Michael Zutelija, Chloe Whittle, Lachlan Steen, Jesse Lawton, Karina Sunk, Brad Burns and Rob Young — worked hard to cater to each individual riders’ level and needs.

“Motorcycling Victoria would like to thank everyone who supported the program on the day. Without our riders we cannot run these days and show our female riders just how much there is to love about our sport.

“To each and every volunteer, from cooking the barbecue to assisting the coaches or manning the start line for open sessions — without you we have no sport.”

There is one more Women’s Only Ride Day on December 6 and the female participation program calendar for 2020 will be finalised and released before the end of November.

For more information and to keep up to date, follow the Motorcycling Victoria Women and Girls Facebook page.

The program is supported by the Victorian Government.