THE Canobolas Motorcycle Club will hold its final round of club championships tomorrow.
The sixth and final round is extra special, with the club raising awareness for the Pink and Purple Road Smart Day, the second year in a row the cause has been supported.
Thursday, September 12, would have been Grace and Jessica Hornby’s 10th birthday.
The club is helping the twin girls’ parents, Michael and Kelly Hornby, formerly of Blayney, promote their campaign Road Smart Day.
Grace and Jessica were tragically killed with their grandmother Denise Mansell in May, 2009, on the Sunshine Coast, when a vehicle smashed into their car.
The Hornby’s have dedicated the birthday of their young daughters to a road safety campaign, which is being rolled out across Queensland and New South Wales.
Tomorrow at the Canobolas Motorcycle Club’s last round of motorcross at Newhaven Park, Clergate, as a tribute to all victims of road trauma, the club is asking all riders and their families to wear something pink or purple.
Orange City Council and Cabonne Shire Council road safety officer Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan will set up a stand to offer advice on road safety and the log book program for learner drivers.
Many young people on country and city roads speed, use mobile phones, and are often distracted by passengers, placing themselves at risk of crashing.
In the country the additional factors of fatigue, long distances and poor roads add to the risk of crashes occurring.
Road Smart Day is not a fundraiser but an event to remind people to slow down on our roads and stay safe.
Road Smart Day is not just for Grace and Jessica, it’s also a day to remember all the lives that are lost on our roads.
After what has been a successful year so far with rider numbers at each race above the 110 mark, round six of the motorcross championship should see this trend continue.
The competition is heating up in all classes as we head into the serious points for the end of the championship, where the leaders and place getters are starting to show their competitive sides.
In tomorrow’s race the riders will be vying for as many points as possible.
In October the club will finish off the motorcross season with more casual rides in the way of a practice day, where seniors can come and try out the venue by turning up with a pre-filled race test and purchase a day licence.
Juniors will require a log book or race licence to participate in any of these practice days.