Dirt bike thrills

Circular Head Motorcycle Club riders Kali and William Cooper and Jamisen and Aspen Sheehan are stoked to welcome new riders to the club’s open day next Sunday. Picture: Ashleigh Force. 

CHMC. Exhilarating trails, fast turns and big jumps await those game enough to take on Circular Head Motorcycle Club’s dirt tracks at Briant Park.

The club will host an open day next Sunday (February 5) from 8am to 12pm in conjunction with Motorcycling Australia (MA).

The day is open to anyone who has never held a MA licence and all participants will receive a free annual recreation licence valued at $130.

Beginner riders can test out their skills on the newly opened Tall Timbers Junior Development Track or more experienced riders can take on the main track.

The development track was recently refurbished to cater for peewee and junior riders, made possible by Newman’s Excavations, who donated their time and equipment and spent the better part of a week to complete the task. While Tall Timbers donated fuel to the excavators.

CHMC secretary Sherryn Cooper says the track is a less challenging version for junior and newly recruited club members.

“Especially for those that haven’t ridden before, the big track would be too much. This one has small jumps and berms to get started,” she said.

The free recreational licenses up for grabs will allow riders to access any MA track statewide for a non-competitive event.

“If it’s something you’ve been thinking about for a while, this is the day to do it,” Sherryn says.

“Come and have a go! It’s a laid back, family friendly [atmosphere]. Get out there and have some fun.”

Open to all ages, the club holds practice days every Monday night during daylight savings and every second or third Sunday for the remainder of the year. The competitive season runs from February to November.

Both tracks will be open to existing club members from 12.30pm following the open day.

For more information contact Sherryn Cooper on 0408 658 105.

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