It’s fun, not freaky

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - By ABBY BROWN

A Mata­mata Mo­tor­cy­cle Club mem­ber says peo­ple should not be in­tim­i­dated out of com­ing along to the lo­cal track and tak­ing their bike for a spin.

‘‘Don’t be scared. Peo­ple hear the word mo­tocross and think ev­ery­one will be rac­ing hard out and it will be freaky, but most peo­ple do it for fun and to so­cialise,’’ club trea­surer Anna Baynes said.

The track is suit­able and ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els.

The club runs a twi­light se­ries dur­ing the sum­mer where the races are more about fun and so­cial­is­ing and points are not given out.

Baynes said she would like the club to gain more vol­un­teers who would be keen to com­plete the sim­ple process of be­com­ing Mo­tocross New Zealand

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all ages qual­i­fied clerk of the course or stew­ard.

The club at­tracts peo­ple from as far away as Thames and Toko­roa and the age range is from 8 years to those in their 50s. There is a smaller track for young ones start­ing out that can be used for quads and a qual­i­fied medic at ev­ery event at the track.

The last four twi­light events of this sea­son will be held on Fe­bru­ary 11, Fe­bru­ary 25, March 11 and March 25. Sign in is from 5pm to 5.45pm, rid­ers’ brief­ing, which is com­pul­sory, is at 5.50pm, first prac­tice race 6pm. All rid­ers must have a hel­met, which will be checked at the sign in, and ar­mour and boots.

Any­one want­ing to get in­volved in the club can con­tact Baynes on 027 345 6967 for more in­for­ma­tion or visit the club’s Face­book page at www.face­book.com/MTMMXCLUB.

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