Sport

Club training fun-filled and open to all

ON TRACK: Rider gets air on the track.
ON TRACK: Rider gets air on the track. Claudia Williams

MOTORSPORT: Tamyka White has been riding bikes since she was three years old and now at 16 continues to enjoy the sport alongside her family.

"My favourite part is jumping,” White said.

"Every time I see a girl out there I want them to go hard to represent.”

White and her family were at the monthly South Burnett District Motorcycle Club training day in Kingaroy.

The club has been holding monthly events since March this year and president of the club, Daniel Baxter, is passionate about ensuring it is a supportive and welcoming environment for all.

"The club has been running for a number of years and I took over the presidency in March,” Baxter said.

"We have been slowly been working to build the track to its former glory.

"We wanted to get somewhere open for people to come and ride.

"We try and cater for everyone and there are plenty of girls riding and little kids.

"We want kids to get out here and enjoy riding and make it more of a family atmosphere.”

For the day riders under the age of 17 are split into groups by the type of bike they ride and open riders choose to be in either the novice or experienced group.

Each group rides for fifteen minutes or ten laps at a time and has four turns throughout the day.

The club have been very happy with the community support of their training days with 40 riders at each event and aim to continue to build the club base.

"The goal is to have the track open,” Baxter said.

"Everyone asks me when are we going to start racing but at the moment I just want to build the club and get it strong.”

Trying to limit the dust on the track has been a struggle for the club, due to limited water supply, however, they have received a $3000 grant from the council and will put the money towards fixing the bore to get more water.

To ride participants are required to to have a Motorcycle Queensland license or a one day license so they are insured while riding.

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