These girls ain’t no lightweights

These girls ain’t no lightweights

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Jordan Thomas, Pyper Kent, C.J. Sheahen, Ella Foley and Darcy Forrest

All ages and skill levels were invited to the Moto Girls ride day on Sunday at Lightweight MCC in Byford to have some fun, learn new techniques and practice skills.

The day was designed to provide a space for girls and women to come together and ride in a non-threatening and non-competitive environment.

Motorcycling WA committee member Tracy Simpson said it was because of the support and dedication of volunteers in the women’s committees and clubs like Lightweight MCC that these events were successful.

“We had a total of 39 females riding who were supported by their families on the day,” she said.

“Everyone came together for a sausage sizzle for lunch after a great day of riding.

“It was wonderful to see the increase in number of junior riders on the day.

“The sport is starting to see a lot more girls having a ride and being able to start practicing on days like this are essential.”

Some event highlights included first timeriders on the motocross track overcoming their fears to achieve great results at the end of the morning.

Two special recognition awards were given on the day.

The Most Improved was awarded to Isla Hille and the Give it a Go title was awarded to Kelsie Ellis.

Photographs — Richard Polden.