MotoSafe Ride Day A Huge Success

On Friday the 16th of August Yarram Secondary College ran a Motosafe Ride Day for 25 students at Yarram Motorcycle Complex. The day was made available for any student in years 7-12 that owned a motorcycle. The purpose of the day was to show students the correct way to ride in the safest possible manner. This was done by showing them the correct riding safety gear, how to do regular checks on their motorcycle to identify faults, showing them correct riding technique to eliminate mistakes and to outline where is the safest places to ride are and why.

The governing body of Motorcycling Victoria were impressed with the concept and got on board by supplying the permit for the Yarram Motorcycle Complex and gave each student a mini license to the value of $85 which allows them to enter any club day held in Victoria.

Leigh Bland from Yarram Motorcycle Club was very supportive as he allowed the school to use all their facilities free of charge.

Mr Dows and Nyree were on hand to help assist with the activities, supply first aid if needed, run the BBQ and attend to any motorcycles that needed attention. 2 coaches including organiser Mr Webster and Editor of Australian Trailrider Magazine Stephen Tuff. The two combined have over 40 years of experience riding recreationally and also competing at the top level of the sport.

The day ran extremely smoothly with ideal conditions and no injuries. The organisers have recieved plenty of positive feedback from parents and the teachers that were helping but most importantly the students. Some claimed it was the best day they have ever had with the school and couldn’t believe how much they had improved over the day.  

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