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Ladies Hit Phillip Island with Honda


8 December 2008 – A group of keen lady riders hit the track recently as part of a Honda Riders Club of Australia’s (HRCA) program aimed at helping women to gain confidence in their riding skills.

The track Day at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit hosted around 20 women of varied experience levels from all regions of Victoria, and provided a non-threatening environment for those who ride both recreationally and/or daily for commuting.

According to HRCA Manager, Rhys Griffiths, the ladies’ events are all about having fun whilst honing one’s skills, making it suitable for first timers on any make, model or capacity road registered bike.

“An instructor from Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) was also there to offer tips and advice on riding on the circuit which a lot of the women found useful for road riding as well,” Mr Griffiths said.

“We also offered free test rides the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR and CBR600RR and quite a few who thought they wouldn’t enjoy riding a sportsbike were pleasantly surprised at their user friendly nature and amazing feel.”

Participant Jane Collins said the day was a wonderful boost to her confidence.

“The staff were approachable, non-judgmental and the feeling of riding a motorcycle without worry regarding other traffic, hoppers, echidna's, road surfaces and traffic penalties, was mind-blowing!,” she commented.

“Not damaging either my bike or myself has added heaps to my confidence, even though I didn't break any records or even the sound barrier.”

HRCA will be moving their headquarters to Honda Australia’s head office in Melbourne in the new year. A calendar of 2009 events is currently being scheduled which will include ride days for both men and women nationally.

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