UP TO twelve eager children, some from as far away as Tamworth, New South Wales attended the first Junior Development Day of the year at Broadford’s State Motorcycle Sports Complex on Saturday, February 28.
Kids, between the ages of 7 and 16 years of age, were taught the necessary motorcycling skills, such as cornering and braking, in a safe and controlled environment at the road race circuit.
Broadford’s Administration Manager Ann-marie Upton said the kids really enjoyed the structure of the day which was split between learning out on the track as well as in the classroom. “We have a great structure now where our days are just not all about riding. There’s theory involved as well,” Ann-marie said.
The day involved on-track learning in the morning, followed by lunch, then a theory session in the specially-dedicated Junior Development Day Room, which was followed by more on-track learning in the afternoon.
“Everyone had a great time. We had kids from as far away as Tamworth and Queensland wanting to come here and learn the proper way to ride a motorcycle. Everyone loved the JDD Room too,” Ann-marie said.
JDDs will take place at Broadford on May 28, June 25, July 10 and October 29 for just $85.00 per rider. “We pride ourselves on the family-friendly atmosphere the days generate and the help that the juniors give each other. Parents are also encouraged to provide advice when they can too,” she added.
Ann-marie encourages youngsters everywhere who want to learn how to ride a motorcycle the right way to give JDDs a go.
“JDDs are not always about those wanting to go racing. Some juniors come along because they want to develop skills that will make them more aware of the road when they are eventually a fully-licensed motorcycle rider,” Ann-marie said.
To find out more about JDDs please visit https://www.motorcyclingvic.com.au/junior-development-day-program/ or to book please contact Broadford’s Administration Manager Ann-marie Upton at email@example.com or phone: (03) 5784 4163.