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strav-smallSunday December 5th 2010 sees the Beta Racing Moto-Trials Extravaganza being run at the Melbourne Moto-Trials Centre, Simpsons Road, Clayton South. A gold coin donation gets you a fantastic day’s entertainment.  Parking is free and on-site catering, includes barista coffee.

Featuring 2009 World Junior Trials Champion and 2010 Scottish Six-Day Trials winner, Alexz Wigg, this is an event you can’t afford to miss. Also featuring is the 2010 Australian Open Junior Champion, local boy, Sam King along with Australia’s top ‘feet-up’ riders. If you’ve only seen the amazing skills of Moto-Trials riders on TV or Video, here is your chance to get up close and personal with world-class motorsport action.

In the Beta Racing “Knock-out” competition you’ll see expert riders competing on the latest super-specialized machines as well as riders pitting classic and twin-shock bikes of the past against the specially designed terrain of the Melbourne Moto-Trials Centre. There are competition classes for junior riders (male and female) to show how accessible the sport is to all ages and elite push-bike trials riders will be demonstrating their amazing skills.

Competing in the Classic/Twin-shock class is multiple state champion Geoff Lewis aboard his CZ. Says Geoff, “I urge those who have thought about Moto-Trials to get along and have a look, talk to the riders and see how and why Moto-Trials is so appealing and addictive.  It’s still the most accessible motorcycle sport discipline. Family members of all ages can compete in the same event and it keeps you fit in mind and body.”

Be amazed by the Sherco Victoria “Splat” competition where riders attempt to scale a vertical wall, ever increasing in height, until the last rider to make it over the top takes victory - a challenge only the bravest and best will attempt.  This year all eyes will be on former Australian Junior champion, Scott Owen of Bendigo in Victoria, who won the event last year with a height of 2.4 metres.  Will Scott go higher this year?

No less entertaining, is the Top Gear Motorcycles “Torturous Twisties” competition. In this event, the technical skills of riders will be tested to the limit as they try to negotiate a series of twenty full-lock turns over uneven ground within a set time.

Gates open at 9am. So grab yourself a cappuccino from the canteen and watch riders warming up. The competition kicks off at 10am and a running commentary will keep everyone on top of the action.  For safety reasons, children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Animals are not permitted except for the sight impaired.

The Melbourne Moto-Trials Centre is located in Simpsons Road, Clayton South (Melways reference 79 C10. Enter from Clayton Road via Ryans Road). Enquiries to Rob Murdoch on 0418 397 400.


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