After considering the feedback received over the years, on March 22nd, we piloted a new track day format specifically tailored for seasoned track riders, current racers, and upcoming club racers who need more track time and opportunities to practice starts, which cannot be done at our social ride days.

The practice day will be limited to only 10-15 riders to ensure that the purpose of the format is maintained. With success and a good response from the first event, we will be hosting another private practice day on Friday, May 24th.

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We kicked off our first ๐‘๐„๐• ๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐„ ยฉ๏ธ Sunday right with an early morning breakfast meetup for all our fellow early risers. The social gathering was a great opportunity to connect with other early birds before they continued their Sunday rides and plans.

Of course, it included some fresh breaky prepared by the team. We look forward to continually improve the event seeing you at the next one on Sunday, May 12th

Huge thanks to everyone who joined!

The Breakfast Club you didn’t know you wanted!
Calling out early risers and weekend warriors – Join us for a pre-Sunday social meetup, and guess what? Breaky is on us. This initiative we started to unite early risers together for a breakfast before you ride off.
If you’re planning an early Sunday ride, make it a stop at ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆย  for your breakfast and meeting point. before you head off. Connect with other riders and maybe even add them to your journey.
๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก:
Flinders Slope| 3 Henry Lawson Dr, Lansdowne NSW 2163
๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ฉ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚!
๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฆ:
Wear appropriate motorcycle gear (Gloves, Jacket, Pants and Boots)
Do not attract unwanted attention (No revving, burnouts and wheelies)
๐Ÿ“ฒย ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜

Celebrating International Women’s Day. Big cheers to our amazing female riders who not only ride with us but also provide valuable support behind the scenes.

Firstly big thanks to Smantha from That’s Life Magazine for featuring and sharing Rita Nguyen’s story. The magazine is currently available at all newsagents. But if you can’t get a hold of it, below is Rita’s story. It is worth reading for our women riders who are contemplating to join our track days. Rita joined us in 2019 and now have been assisting us since 2021 with a team of other amazing ladies.

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Rita helps keep her local motorcycling safe.

Hearing the ruble of motorcycle engines as riders took their positions, I grinned. There’s no place I’d rather be, I thought.

I’d never ridden before but in 2019, aged 20, I saw a second-hand black and silver Yamaha R15 for sale. And on a whim, I bought it. Even after getting my license, I was too terrified of crashing to ride beyond my own suburb.

While servicing my bike one day, my mechanic Sean suggested I join the Sydney West Riders (SWR). “You’ll meet lots of who you can learn from” he said. So, I booked in for one of their monthly track days at Luddenham Raceway. I liked the idea of meeting other riders, felt safer riding on a track without cars, and there was an ambulance on site.ย 

On the day, I was very shy, but founders, brothers Kevin and Steven Lam, the volunteers and 50 other riders were so friendly and supportive, I instantly felt at ease. Doing laps as part of the beginners group, we were offered tips by volunteer mentors on our body position and safest way to navigate corners. Between laps, I watched the more experienced riders zoom around the track with confidence.

A few months later I was at the SWR’s Ladies Track Day with 30 other female riders. What an amazing community I thought as we laughed and chatted about bikes. I felt I’d truly found my tribe. I became an SWR volunteer in early 2021, helping out on days I’m not working as an account manager for a construction company. My role sees me signing in riders on track days at Luddenham Raceway or Sydney Motorsport Park, ensuring we have their correct information and they’ve signed their paperwork. I help with marshalling riders on track and making sure they’re a safe distance apart. I’m also the self-designated brownie baker!

Other volunteers help with mentoring and time keeping, and we have a rescue crew in case someone needs help or to clean up debris.ย 

“I saw you out there. You’re doing great!” I say to newcomers, remembering how much it’d meant to me.ย 

We hold regular road riding events where riders can join a group, go for a ride and stop for a meal and chat. We’re also busy planning our Ladies Track Day in October.

SWR makes everyone feel welcome. Teens to retirees turn up to have a chat, check out each other’s bikes and feel the thrill that comes with riding. I’m so proud to be part of such a positive community.

As told to Samantha Ireland

Save the Date! We’re excited to have the LADIES ONLY RIDE DAY return again this year.

The date is Saturday October 12, 2024!

It will be a completely new event format tailored for new to experienced riders. Stay tuned for announcements on our social media channels

First Meet, Greet & Eat resumes for 2024.

you’re up for Premium Wagyu Beef burgers, Chicken burgers, Camel Burgers and bikes, join us for a short ride and chat at Marci Lous in Belmore on Wednesday March 20 2024.

We will meet at Cabramatta Hungry Jacks at 7:30pm then depart at 8:00pm for a short ride to Marci Lous.

This is a great opportunity to meet the team and become a part of our community for a social night. Food will be available for purchase, along with ๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—ฅ merchandise. Please click “attending” for the event via the link below so that we can organise catering!

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This past Sunday night marked the culmination of our Ride Day series for the year at Sydney Motorsport Park. With over 80 riders in attendance, the event was a resounding success, making it a full house. Notably, this gathering was our seventh at SMSP since our inaugural event in August 2021. The weather couldn’t have been more perfectโ€”cool and refreshing, a welcome change from the recent hot spell over the past few days.

After a hiatus of three years due to the global pandemic, we felt it was time for the Sydney West Riders to finally bring back our End of Year Rides and wrap up the year on a high note. The ride is an annual tradition, usually held at the start of the new year, but it’s often too hot for the team and riders!

Having rescheduled the ride from the previous week due to stormy weather and considering the uncertain weather conditions, we were on the verge of rescheduling it again. The decision to proceed with the rescheduled date was a challenging one, but our dedication to the cause of raising funds for the Inspire 180 Project prevailed. The funds generated were subsequently donated to Inspire 180 to support the program’s mission in high schools, which is to foster resilience in young individuals, guiding them to become the community leaders of tomorrow. This objective is realized through a 10-week program, during which students participate in various activities and storytelling sessions. SWR actively contributes to the program by hosting a seminar on week 7, where we share our story, brainstorm goals, and showcase motorcycles. Incorporating motorcycles into the program proves to be an engaging way to connect with the students, creating fun and less formal experience.

We commenced the ride from our usual meeting spot, Hungry Jacks Cabramatta, at 7:30 am, and then proceeded with a brief overview of the charitable cause and a safety briefing before setting out. The ride consisted of around 40-50 riders heading to Bilpin, with planned stops at Penrith and Hawkesbury along the route. Fortunately, the weather was overcast, resulting in a cool and cozy 250km round trip! The ride concluded at The Royal Gardenia in Bilpin, where everyone enjoyed some amazing pies. During the event, we sold $400-$500 worth of raffle tickets. The lucky winners walked away with exciting prizes, including SWR Track Days at Luddenham Raceway and the Sydney Motorsport Park, along with some of our merchandise. We were grateful for everyone who participated and, as a token of appreciation, distributed some lanyards, ensuring that everyone felt like a winner. Sam and the team at The Royal Gardenia had previously hosted us at an event. It was disheartening to learn that their business had also been affected by COVID and the rise in interest rates. We encourage you to visit them on your next run along the Bells of Line Road.

Collectively, with a portion of proceeds from our November 2023 Ride Day, we raised a total of $2,200 for Inspire 180.

In November 2018, we embarked on our first ride day, initially conceived as a private event for our street community. Uncertain about its trajectory, we took the plunge, and the journey that unfolded since then has been truly remarkable.

The realization of our track days owes much to the investment and support from Luddenham Raceway, who recognised potential in SWR that eluded us at the time. Heartfelt thanks to Luddenham Raceway, every rider and every team member who has been part of our events over the years!

To commemorate this significant milestone, we organised a parade lap during the lunch break, bringing together all riders. A special thank you to everyone for your cooperation as we captured stunning drone and photo footage of this memorable moment. We were a bit apprehensive about how it would unfold, but everything came together seamlessly.

See the full video here

On 17th of November 2023, the Inspire 180 Project by Tony Hoang invited us to present another “Dreaming Big” seminar at James Busby High School. High school is an important period marked by uncertainty, challenges, and the making of crucial decisions for the first time. We engaged students in exercises to brainstorm their dreams, helping them identify fears and strategize ways to overcome them.

We look forward to hosting our 2023 End of Year Ride for Inspire180 scheduled Saturday 9th of December with all proceeds going back to the program. Some proceeds from our recent ride day with SWR Track Days will also be donated to the cause towards this program.

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