The Motorcycle Council of NSW is running its annual motorcycle road safety awareness campaign across the state with support from Centre for Road Safety, NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and Transport for NSW. Due to the broad range of events spread across NSW, 2016 sees Motorcycle Awareness Week expanded to a month. The Motorcycle Awareness Month campaign is timed for the start of the summer riding season to raise awareness of motorcycles in the minds of all road users and to encourage all to share the road.
This year’s focus is on encouraging riders to upskill, to get some training to sharpen up their riding techniques and road craft. People pay good money for professional development courses to improve their employability and income, so why wouldn’t you make the commitment to professional development for your life?
The cost of advanced training is a small price to pay for better riding skills and increased chances of avoiding a collision, injury or death. If your partner or a family member rides, then buy them a rider training course as a gift and show you care. In-depth emergency training is considered mandatory for many sports and even in day-to-day work environments, so just book in and do it.
Schedule of events
The Sydney MAM launch will be held in Alfred Street at Sydney’s Circular Quay on Tuesday the 11th of October from 7 AM till 2 PM with various guest speakers on stage between 12:30 and 1:30 PM. Riders are encouraged to attend at lunch time or earlier, and they will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from NSW Police MRT, Centre for Road Safety staff and the MCC on issues they may have throughout the day.
The MCC will be giving away a VOZZ innovative clamshell helmet to one lucky winner to the value of $800 as first prize, a $100 gift voucher (courtesy MCAS) second prize and for third prize a copy of “Motorcycling Adventures” courtesy of the author, Michael Rohan Sourjah and a copy of Bikers A–Z Survival Guide by Steve Lambert. Entry into the competition is on site at the MCC tent on the day and the lucky numbers will be drawn at 1:30 PM on the day; winners need to be present in order to receive their prize (terms and conditions: the prize draw is a gratuitous lottery with one ticket per entrant or five tickets for financial individual supporters of the MCC of NSW. Winning tickets will be drawn at random by a guest speaker at 1320 h. 11 October 2016. Winners need to be present at the draw to receive their prize, otherwise there will be a redraw. Helmet to be redeemed from VOZZ Helmet only by arrangement with MCC of NSW. $100 gift voucher redeemable for goods at MCAS City store, and a book available at the time of draw.).
On Wednesday the 12th of October, the MCC and Brotherhood CMC will host the annual NSW Parliamentarians ride. Invited riders will have the opportunity to speak to members and senators on Wednesday morning during a casual breakfast and share their opinions or issues with the people that generate change in NSW Government. Breakfast will be followed by a short ride with the parliamentary guests through Sydney streets to give them a taste of two wheels and back to Parliament House in time for work. Kick off will be 6 AM.
Sunday 16th of October is the date for the 16th annual Pink Ribbon Ride (PRR) being held at Club Marconi at 121–133 Prairie Vale Rd, Bossley Park NSW. 9 AM start for registration. www.pinkribbonride.com.
28–29th October: Kempsey subsidised training days run by Skillmaster in conjunction with Kempsey Council; cost is $25 with limited numbers, so call Kempsey Council on (02) 6566 3200 to book in and upskill your life.
30th October: 2 Wheels to Wellington, Cameron Park Wellington in the main street kicking off at 10 AM. Stalls, bikes, music and more.
30th October: Breakfast Torque, Heathcote Oval, Wilson Parade, Heathcote. Free breakfast for riders 8–9.00 AM. Live entertainment on stage, simulated crash scene demo riding skills demos, local retailers stalls and displays, expert safety advice and tips. www.breakfasttorque.com.au.
4–6 November: Turkey Run from Hexham through the hills to Uralla, Port Macquarie and home again. Meet at Hexham McDonalds Friday at 7:30 AM for registration for the ride and leave at 9AM. Book your own accommodation in the Top Pub Uralla for Sat night. www.h4hnsw.com.
6th November: Compression vs Depression ride in Byron Bay. Meeting at The Green Garage, corner Tennyson and Browning Streets, Byron Bay. Registrations start from 7:30 AM with the major prize draw of a DR650SE at 3:30 PM.
For further enquiries please contact Christopher Burns, Chairman of the MCC of NSW.