New riders, new skills
During the first of many fun days held by the Karratha Enduro and Motocross Club, committee member Robert McWhirter held one-on-one coaching lessons to new and novice riders.
McWhirter coached riders for basic safety requirements.
“That was a priority, with riding techniques to improve balance and control, we also helped out some new riders on how to get their bike set up right,” he said.
McWhirter believes that one-on-one coaching is more effective because the coach can look at each individual and see what bad habits they have and try to change these habits.
He said that it is important for the club to be proactive in the community with regards to bike riding in general and more so in regards to safety when riding.
“We see too many times where riders are injured severely mainly because they have made bad decisions about where and how they ride and not using the proper safety equipment,” he said.
“More bad crashes happen off the race circuit than on it!
“The response we got from the riders was extremely positive, with many adopting new changes when riding after the clinic.
“We are always happy to help anyone who wants some help or just some advice, or even to fix their bike.”