Local kids can try the exhilarating sport of BMX racing for themselves when the City’s own elite racer Lauren Reynolds invites them to join her at the Bunbury BMX Club for some thrills and spills on the track.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is proud to support BMX champion Lauren Reynolds and is major sponsor of the ‘Slater and Gordon Come and Try Day’ set for Saturday January 31 on the corner of Washington Avenue and Rotary Drive from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Speaking ahead of the free event, Lauren said children and their parents could visit the Bunbury BMX Club and see what one of Australia’s newest Olympic sports is all about.
“Kids from all around Bunbury are welcome to come along to the club and learn about the basics of BMX racing – a sport which I’m so passionate about,” she said.
“There’s no cost to enter the event, so I encourage everyone to bring their bikes, come and visit me, and speak with accredited coaches, and other national and state ranked riders.
“Racing is what I love to do, and I’m really excited about sharing my experiences and skills with kids in my hometown.”
Slater and Gordon general manager Siri Siriwardene said Lauren was a world class athlete and the firm was proud to sponsor her road to Rio in 2016.
“From early beginnings at the Bunbury BMX Club at eight years old Lauren is now a genuine Rio hopeful,” he said.
“I encourage everyone to come to the event and also get behind Lauren in her effort to become the fastest female BMX racer on the planet.”
Mr Siriwardene said with an office in Bunbury and a commitment to service the whole South West region, supporting Lauren was a great way for Slater and Gordon Lawyers to continue to be a part of the local community.
Rodney Fitzgerald, BMX Club President, said the club looked forward to welcoming Lauren back to her home ground for the fun family event.
“The club committee and its members are thrilled to welcome Lauren back to the track and we can’t wait to see a bunch of local kids trying their skills at racing,” she said.
“Participants must wear long pants, long sleeve top, fully covered shoes with socks and a helmet. Where possible the Club will provide gloves, however riders should bring their own if they have some.”
The free event features a sausage sizzle, a bouncy castle, and autographs and giveaways from Lauren.