Motorbikes make for family fun says talented Chivers clan
ORIGINALLY expected to be a fun activity for Brent Chivers to enjoy in his own down time, trials riding quickly turned into a family activity.
About four years ago Chivers bought a motorbike thinking he would enjoy the sport but the rest of his family showed little interest.
That situation however was short-lived with Chivers soon told he would need a couple more bikes in the garage to cater for his two daughters.
The Chivers clan have since shown a talent for the sport with Sarah, 14, finishing fourth in the Junior Women's nationals last year, while competing against girls up to two years her senior.
"People in my age group are between 12 and 16," Sarah said.
"The plan this year is to get to Tasmania to ride the Australian Titles again."
Sharpening her skills at Benaraby on Sunday, Sarah was happy to be back competing.
Admitting she was much more into the slower and more technical trials than going fast on a motorbike, Sarah's other goal for the year is to progress into the blue level locally.
"I am trying to move up to the blue, not yet though," she said.
"I only ride trials. I had a Suzuki TS80, it is the only fast bike I ever rode but dad won't really let me anymore."
But with a family ride planned for most weekends, the Chivers have no need to be racing, rather enjoying the time spent together.
Sarah practises at every opportunity in a bid to improve.
"I try to get in the backyard everyday, sometimes it doesn't happen," she said.
CQ Trials Club 2014 Meets
- March 19
- April 26
- May 18
- June 28-29- Interclub Challenge
- July 13
- August 17
- September 7- Lowmead Challenge
- October 12
- November 9- Christmas ride