Albany Motorcycle Club hosts biggest Ride Park Day yet

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Hamish Walmsley in action.
Camera IconHamish Walmsley in action. Credit: Tillie Bartley

Riders of all ages and abilities descended on a Napier farm at the weekend for the Albany Motorcycle Club’s biggest Ride Park Day yet.

As the club awaits plans for the Great Southern Motorplex to get the green-light from the Environmental Protection Authority, riders travelled 30km north for a day of fun in near-perfect conditions.

AMCC president Matt Pearce said riders hit the track across a range of events.

Riders at the Albany Motorcycle Club Ride Park Day.
Camera IconRiders at the Albany Motorcycle Club Ride Park Day. Credit: Tillie Bartley

“We had the biggest turnout we’ve ever had — 126 riders for the day, which was awesome,” he said.

“It is showing that people are still very keen and motivated to ride motorbikes and need somewhere to ride other than in the bushes around the area.

“We are eagerly awaiting a new track at the Motorplex.” Mr Pearce said the club hoped to be racing at the Great Southern Motorplex before the year’s end.

Riley Pearce rides at the Albany Motorcycle Club Ride Day.
Camera IconRiley Pearce rides at the Albany Motorcycle Club Ride Day. Credit: Tillie Bartley

“It’s been tough the last 10 years or so that we haven’t had a track,” he said.

“The biggest issue (is) that the current track has no phone reception, it’s on private property and the professional riders can’t go out there and train and ride every day of the week like they normally would at a proper track.”

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