BROADFORD’S State Motorcycle Sports Complex will this Saturday, March 12, host the second edition of the very popular Girls Only Track Day.
Su-Nhi Arkcoll, from Diamond Creek, will be looking forward to experiencing her first-ever GOTD. “I have done some sort of a track day in the past but I felt a little bit intimidated because there were so many advanced, experienced riders, particularly with the boys.
“When they get out on the track they want to compete whereas I’m quite happy to go at my own pace so thought I should try it with just the girls just for now,” Su-Nhi said. “I’m really looking forward to joining the girls and I’ve attended a couple where I haven’t actually ridden before,” she added.
Girls Only Track Days are a fantastic day full of learning and riding whilst making great friends at the track. All compliant road bikes are welcome to take part during GOTDs, including scooters, cruisers and sport bikes.
Su-Nhi says it’s a pity that she hadn’t got involved in GOTDs earlier. “I had a Ninja 300 for my first bike and I wish I had kept that bike as a track bike as I could’ve been a little more adventurous with that rather than my road bike that I have now,” she said.
Su-Nhi also helps organise the Melbourne Moto Ladies, an all-female recreational riding group. “We do social outings, where we might ride to the Yarra Valley and have lunch. We organise a couple of rides per month through a motorcycle meet-up on Facebook,” Su-Nhi said.
She says the group has taken part in plenty of memorial rides like the Rosie Batty Memorial Ride, International Female Ride Day, a Pink Ribbon Ride Day and will also organise an organised ride to Broadford’s State Motorcycle Sports Complex this coming Saturday too. “We’re pretty active,” she continued.
Su-Nhi would like to thank Motorcycling Victoria’s Inclusion & Committees Manager Ms Peta Thomas for organising the GOTDs: “It’s great to see that we’ve got so many women out there who are prepared to share their experience – it’s phenomenal.
“It’s also fantastic to see so many ladies come together and receive that support and encouragement as well as seeing an increased profile of women in motorcycling,” she said.
You can still enter in the Girls Only Track Day for this Saturday, March 12 here: http://bit.ly/1d7kgVb