It’s fun, not freaky
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
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.