Munro Chal­lenge

The Southland Times - - Opinion -

The Burt Munro Chal­lenge is next month and it’s some­thing to get ex­cited about. The beau­ti­ful bikes not only on the track but on the streets, bring hap­pi­ness and an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of ma­chine di­ver­sity.

I have been at­tend­ing mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing events since 1997. My first mode of trans­port to work was a mo­tor­bike and it there­fore brings a sweet con­nec­tion.

To me events like Burt Munro are about fam­ily, pride and re­spect.

The skill and courage of all the rid­ers that par­tic­i­pate is to be com­mended.

I have just fin­ished read­ing an in­spir­ing au­to­bi­og­ra­phy of mo­tor­bike racer Fred­die Spencer. When you are pas­sion­ate about bikes it is good to learn about, and praise, the ded­i­ca­tion that this sport re­quires.

Wendy Joy Baker

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