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[NSW] Sidecar experience day, 26 March 2006

Discussion in 'NSW' at netrider.net.au started by jdaley, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Sidecar Experience Day For Those Of You Wanting To experience Life On The
    Wild Side.
    Sidecar Experience Day
    Annandale Leichhardt Motorcycle Club Limited
    Sunday March 26th, 2006

    For more information, contact:
    . Club President:
    Warren Bruce Ph: 0407 431 808 Email: wbruce@mac.com

    . Club Captain:
    Darryl Rayner Ph: 0409 993 786 Email: sidecar6@optusnet.com.au

    More thrills and action than you can hold onto! Here's your unique and
    exclusive chance to experience what it's like to be a passenger on a road
    race sidecar. No comfortable passenger seats to be strapped into here!

    You'll learn the importance of quick reactions and good positioning
    necessary to maintain stability on a race machine which has only three
    wheels. Throughout the day you'll experience the techniques appropriate to
    different types of machinery. Long wheel based bikes, short bikes & even
    post classic bikes where front exit techniques are necessary.

    The motorcycle experience of your life hosted by the members of Annandale
    Leichhardt Motorcycle Club.

    Price for One Day Experience: $75 per person.
    NB: If we receive your booking and payment one month in advance, then an
    early bird discount to just $60 per person will apply. NB: Book & pay any
    later and the standard one day experience price of $75 applies.

    Advance bookings should be posted to:
    Joanne Dickie, Club Treasurer, ALMCC Ltd, PO Box 213, Leichhardt. NSW 2040.

    Hire of Leathers: $10 per person - NB: subject to avail'.
    Hire of Helmets: $5 per person - NB: subject to avail'.
    Passengers with MA License: $35 per person.


    Oran Park North, Cobbity Road, Narellan. NSW. 2567 (South West Sydney)??

    Vital Details:
    Minimum age is 16 years. Practical maximum weight is around 100kg.??

    The Weather:
    You are advised to telephone the operator on the morning of your ride to
    confirm that the activity is taking place.

    The track is well drained and we normally expect to proceed regardless of
    weather conditions. However, in extreme conditions it is possible we may
    need to cancel for safety reasons.
    Session Length:
    This is a full day experience. Gates open at 7:30am, and you should ensure
    that you arrive by 8:30am ready to undertake a group class led by
    experienced Motorcycling Australia (MA) accredited coaches. The class is
    necessary to obtain your one day license to participate in the on-track
    experience. The event is sanctioned by MNSW.

    Once the class and necessary paperwork has been completed, you'll walk onto
    the circuit in close company with the team of MNSW accredited coaches to
    observe sidecars circulating. Take in the techniques, observe how different
    techniques are necessary on the differing bikes.

    Next the bikes will come to a halt on the track and the coaches will
    demonstrate the techniques up close. You can't be sure which bike you'll be
    on through the day. But there's every chance you'll get to experience many
    of them. So make sure you pay attention to each type of bike that is present
    on the day.

    Then line up to take your first hand experience. The coaches will place you
    on the bike and again demonstrate the appropriate techniques. Then off you
    go for your first three or four lap experience.

    On return to the pit area, take a breather and a drink before getting on the
    next machine for another three or four laps. The process will continue
    through to the lunch break, then restart again after lunch.

    Activities will conclude at around 4pm É or earlier if you're too exhausted
    to continue.
    An inexpensive barbecue lunch will be available, along with cold drinks, hot
    tea and coffee. Usual menu includes:
    á Hot Dog or Sausage Sandwich $3-00
    á Steak Sandwiches $4-00
    á Tea & Coffee $1-00
    á Cold Drinks $2-00

    While you snack on lunch, check out the photos which will be available for
    purchase on CD or browse the souvenirs available. ?

    Number of Participants:
    You should expect to be among approx fifty participants. We ask for your
    patience as we work to allow everyone appropriate opportunity.

    Please remember that club members are there providing their bikes as

    Dress Code:
    For safety purposes, you are advised to bring a helmet, full leathers,
    gloves and boots.

    Some limited supplies of protective clothing are available for hire from the
    host club. But to avoid disappointment, you should endeavour to bring your
    own wherever possible.
    Getting There:
    Oran Park is about 45 minutes South West of Sydney, near Campbelltown, close
    to the M5 Motorway, located on the corner of Cobbitty Road and Northern

    From the Northern Suburbs, make your way to the Harbour Tunnel and follow
    the Eastern Distributor past the Airport where it links with the M5.
    From the Eastern and Southern Suburbs, it is still easiest to make your way
    to the M5 Motorway as above.

    Then take the Camden Valley Way exit and follow Camden Valley Way. You will
    pass the Forest Lawn Cemetery and El Caballo Blanco. Turn right at Cobbitty
    Road where you see the Oran Park sign.

    From the Western Suburbs, take the M4 Motorway to Penrith. Use the Northern
    Road Exit (turn left) follow Northern Road all the way to the circuit, a
    journey of about 30 minutes

    Once at Oran Park follow the signs to the north circuit which is the
    figure-8 section of the circuit.
    Spectators are welcome to attend and take in the action.
    Special Needs:
    Please contact the club (see contacts on brochure) to discuss individual

    We also encourage you to bring drinking water and a hat.
    This unique and exclusive experience is only available on just two days per
    year, so make yourself available ... and be early. We will have two dates
    for 2006 É Mar 26th, 2006 & another later in the year ... stay tuned!

    Warren Bruce,
    Annandale Leichhardt Motorcycle Club Limited (ACN 000 312 738)
    P O Box 213, Leichhardt. NSW. 2040. Australia

    Mob: 0407 431 808 | Email: wbruce@mac.com