Sunbury BMX club hopes skills session will snare members

Sunbury BMX Club is holding a come and try session on Saturday. Picture Damian Visentini

Sunbury BMX club wants more people to join their riders in the fast lane.

The club, which has been around for more than 20 years and is the second largest in the state, has more than 150 members ranging in age from under-fives to aged 50-plus.

The club is holding a try-out session for all riders aged over the age of four this Saturday.

The session includes free lessons and riding tips from qualified coaches to give potential club members a taste of the sport.

Those who enjoy the morning lesson can sign up for a membership and start racing that same afternoon.

Riders need to be in full length clothing, long socks and covered shoes, and they need to wear gloves and have their own helmets, if possible.

The club has a small number of helmets and bikes available to borrow, if needed, and officials will safety check all bikes.

Training is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with racing on alternate Saturday mornings.

Individual riders have had success for Sunbury over the years, with club riders winning state and Australian titles.

The club hosts one of the biggest events in the Victorian BMX calendar each year, the Sunbury Stars Cup.

Last year, Sunbury’s James Lautier defeated Australian Olympian Bodi Turner in the final of the men’s race.

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