2021 President Report

Firstly,  I want to congratulate all the members on a successful year, plenty of bike riding and plenty of grins.

Committee –  It is great to be able  to come along to a club event and have all aspects of the day ready to go and this couldn’t happen without the guys behind the scenes, the Committee.

Vice President –  Peter Latham

Secretary –          Michael Gordon

Treasurer –          Andrew Irving

Club Captain –     Dave Latham

General Committee members – Trevor Lobegiger, Paul Gibbs

also  our “unofficial”  committee member Robert Dillon whom we call on for information and to keep our website ticking over.

Great to see membership increase this year after a difficult 2020. We got to 60 members, well done all.

The Club sent out a survey to members from 2019 and 2020 to gauge a direction that the Club should take in 2021. One of the initiatives was to include “twin shock” racing at venues that would be suitable. Whilst  not as  successful as I would have liked in the way of “bums on seats” this initiative should be, I believe, continued in 2022.

We renewed some alliances with Clubs this year. Collie, Northam and Lightweight. Provided different venues to have a skid at also with Willie T, who plans to hold 3 events next year we can race at. These venues should provide plenty of variety for all.

Thanks must also go to Ian Payne and Chad Ferguson for the use of Paynes Find and Mill Farm. Paynes were exceptional events with the track mods certainly getting the tick and as is the norm, Mill Farm, our marquee event thanks  guys.

Thanks  also  to the members who became new officials this year, it certainly  helps with running events although we still need more.

Whilst on this subject I would like to pay a special mention to those for one reason or another were injured or unable to ride, but still  volunteered their time to officiate so events could go ahead.

Looking forward to a successful 2022 season.

Brian Watson

Vale: Geoff Davison

A message from Geoffs daughter Julie:

With the greatest sadness I would like to let everyone know that my dearest Dad Geoff Davison passed away on Tuesday morning (19/10/21). He was surrounded by family and friends as we said our goodbyes. Dad was a long time member of the VMX club and loved every minute. He forged lifelong friendships and we know many of you will share in our sadness and grief.
If you would like to come and share in the celebration of Dads life, his funeral service will be held on Saturday 30th September at 10.00am at Bowra & O’Dea, 312 South Street, Hilton.
Dad wasn’t a fan of formality so please feel free to wear colours or even better your Moto X jerseys.
We ask that you respect Mums privacy at this time. Thank you for being such a big part of Dads life.
Julie

Ron Tyers Memorial – Lightweight MCC Byford 24th October 2021

Updated 19/10/21
After having to earlier in the year postpone this event due to weather, the Lightweight Motorcycle Club in conjunction with the Vintage Motocross Club of WA are proud to host the Ron Tyers Memorial at Hendley Park, Byford on 24 October.
Ride fee is $30. One event recreation licence is $35. For those who have never held a licence before can take out a 90 day “trial” licence at no cost.
Classes on the day will be MX1 and MX2 and Vets for the Lightweight guys and as usual for VMX fast and faster along with sidecars. If you are really keen and have a modern bike and feel like an extra ride you can bring it along too.
Sign on from 7.00 spirited riding from 8.00. Breakfast will be available in the morning along with a coffee van and sausage sizzle all day, so please support these. The bar will also be open.
To help out with the running of the day we will need 4 flaggies so if you aren’t able to ride but would still like to pay respect to the motorcycling life of Ron Tyers get along and get up close by flagging. See you on the 24th, an event not to be missed!!