At the tender age of just 18 years, Sarah Chivers
is one of the major hitters in her chosen sport of moto trials.
After finishing third in the women’s class in last
year’s Australian Trials Championship, she represented Australia for a second
time in the Trials Des Nations, joined by good mate Nicole Casey and Sofie Kraft.
Between the two of them, Chivers and Casey make Gladstone a dominant force in Aussie
Name: Sarah Chivers
Bike: Gas Gas Racing, 250cc
Sponsors: Myself now that I’m working and my mum
and dad! Paul Arnott from The Hell Team has also helped me out over the
I ride a
motorcycle because: Riding is
the thing that I love! I find that it really focuses my thoughts from anything
else that I have going on in my life at that moment. It drives me to do
the best that I can in all aspects of my life.
I compete aboard one is: The honour of
competing and representing my county at one of the highest levels is something
not many people can say they had the opportunity to do. After competing
overseas I have met some pretty great people and made some amazing friends. The
terrain around the world that I’ve ridden on is vastly different to what I have
to practise on in Central Queensland!
What I love
about my bike is: That’s it’s a
pretty competitive bike straight out of the crate and suits me/my riding style
discipline of motorcycle sport is: Moto
Trials, and the thing I love about it is that it is a relatively low-impact
sport but you can ride up/over and down some pretty impressive things. It takes
a lot of skill and practice to achieve some things in trial.
high I ever got from competition was: I don’t
really have one moment but two. The first one would have to be winning
the Junior women’s category at the Australian titles, I was over the
moon. The second moment would have to be coming third in open women’s in
my first year in the category at the Australian Titles.
favourite track/place to compete is: I don’t
have a particularly favourite place, I just love riding wherever I go!
who taught me the most about my sport is: My
dad because he’s always been there to let me know what I did wrong or help me
try something hard again.
person/people whose backing makes all the difference is/are: would have to be my family who work really hard with me getting me to
all the events and making everything that I have achieved so far possible.
my motorcycle life I: work full time as
an apprentice electrician for Ergon Energy.
might be surprised to know that I: go bed
really early! Usually by 8:30pm or 9:00pm at the latest!
my goals are: To keep working as hard as I can for
nationals but due to working commitments I am unable to compete internationally
aspect of my motorcycling that I'll be focusing on most is: Everything, honing all skills but mostly stepping up a grade
hopefully this year.