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Shooters Hill motocross facility ready to open

By |2016-12-16T14:27:41+00:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: OFF BEAT NEWS|

AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES. OBERON REVIEW reports: After nine years, 15,000 man hours and 400,000 tons of earth moved, Tania and Mark Weekes are happy to announce an opening date for their motocross facility Learning to Fly MX: December 27, 2016.

The motorcycle facility at Shooters Hill is not just a motorcycle track.

Mr Weekes said they set out from the beginning to provide a junior-focused park to give young ones an opportunity to enjoy a healthy way of life.

“I’ve been riding for 34 years now and it’s a good, healthy lifestyle,” he said.

“I’m concerned that the youth of today are hitting these hard drugs and do not have other opportunities to spend their time doing something they enjoy.

“I’ve made it my job to provide an opportunity, so I’ve affiliated with Motorcycling NSW to provide trainers on a regular basis that have the capacity to train from kick-starting a bike to advanced supercross.

“The Department of Sport and Recreation will provide rider scholarships. As a combined hub we can now show strength and provide to the sport we are very proud of.

“There are five tracks and three tracks are designed specifically for junior riders and their families.”

The complex includes a check area, dedicated car park, picnic area, toilet facilities, a lockup compound area and camping facilities.

“The tracks are designed to cater for all skill levels, from beginners to the more experienced rider,” Mr Weekes said.

“Our aim is to provide a much-needed facility in a supervised and purpose-built manner to cater for a growing number of off-road motorcycle enthusiasts.”

And the complex has already been given a big compliment.

“Daniel Gatt, CEO of Motorcycling NSW, made comment that our new centre was without a doubt the best facility in NSW,” Mr Weekes said.

“This was humbling to hear after the endless work required to get this off the ground.

“We are limiting our bookings to ensure that riders’ satisfaction is met.”

Mr Weekes stressed that if there was no booking, there would be no ride. To book, go to LTFMX.net.au

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About the Author:

Kendall Jennings, KAJX Communications photojournalist since 2002. KAJX: Kendall A. Jennings (Photojournalist), who is a big The X-Files fan (what the X stands for in KAJX) and motorcycling fan. “I am extremely passionate about motorcycles and have been riding a motorcycle since I was 4 years old. I was introduced to the world of motocross racing in 1998 and haven’t looked back. Everyone should experience motorcycling whether it be a rider, passenger, racer, official or spectator. KAJX is all about sharing the motorcycling love. I am honest, opinioned and if I don't know something I will say so and then educate myself to provide an answer. Living is learning. I worked as a Motorcycle Spare Parts Manager for 15 years, I am also a qualified Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic.” Kendall Jennings.
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