International Women’s Week takes place in March this year, and South-East Queensland Women can look forward to a special girls-only motorcycle coaching day on Saturday, March 12.
Queensland Vintage Motocross Club (QVMX) will be hosting the day at their Biddaddaba venue, eight kilometres from Beaudesert.
Confirmed coaches include high-profile Sunny State motorcyclists Jemma Wilson and Tamara Gray.
Jemma Wilson has helped the Australian Women’s Team take home gold at the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) for the past three years in a row. Last year, she was named as Motorcycling Queensland’s International Rider of the Year for her achievements.
Tamara Gray has ridden competitively since the age of seven, collecting a wide array of Enduro and Motocross Championship titles in that time. In 2006, Gray made history when she became the first woman in Queensland to be graded as Intermediate amongst men’s competition.
Husqvarna Factory support rider and MX2 Nationals competitor Nathan Crawford will also be on hand to give tips and tricks, as will Motorcycling Queensland coaches Tania Millard and Rod Jenner.
Girls can look forward to a chat from guest speaker Leigh Hutton, author of the popular action sports series, the Go Girls Chronicles.
QVMX President John Tate says the club is delighted to have so many remarkable women involved the coaching day.
“Girls are just as important to the future of our sport as the boys are,” he says.
“We want to lift the female participation rate in the sport by letting the girls experience the thrill of off-road riding first hand.”
There are 40 spots available in the girls coaching day, which will take place from 8:30 am – 4:00pm. Cost will be $80 per person, which includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
QVMX will also be running a Come and Try day from 12pm to 4pm at the same venue.
Come and Try days give new riders the chance to try out the sport of motorcycling, under the guidance of experienced riders and officials.
Come and Try participants can claim a free Motorcycling Australia annual recreational licence, or discounted competition licence, just for having a go.
For further information, please contact:
QVMX President John Tate: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0412 747 729
Photo thanks to Troy Pears
QVMX thanks Yamaha for their support of the day.