Saturday, 12 February 2011

Camborne Redruth Motor Club

Last night I attended the annual awards ceremony of the Camborne Redruth Motor Club at Redruth Rugby Club.

As a boy I would occasionally spend time at Martin Richard's farm at Hayle where we would ride on his mini motor bike. We all had hours of fun. Martin Richards went on to achieve a great deal in competitive trial biking competitions.

The club also helps support a charity which aims to engage teenage boys in motorbike competitions and inspire them to become engineers by teaching them mechanics and maintenance skills on the bikes.

It is a good project and the club is currently on a recruitment drive to expand the number of youth members it has. One of the most interesting things I saw was a video of an electric trials bike which costs a bit less and also makes less noise! I am sure there are hundreds of boys in Camborne, Redruth and Hayle who would love the chance to ride a motorbike and clubs like this might just make it possible.