There's a lot of information to dissect when considering joining any motorcycling club.
Motorcycling Australia are the National Governing Body that regulates our sport.
Motorcycling NSW regulate our club at a state level. They provide permits for our events and seminars for coaches and officials to attend.
HJDBC must operate and abide by the rules as set by the two governing bodies. We also have our own by-laws in addition to these rules.
We promise, this will all make sense in good time, but for now here are a few Q&As to the common questions that get asked.
We don't have a bike yet. Can we Hire a bike for the day?
There are no bikes available for hire. You must supply your own bike. Riders cannot share bikes. There must be a bike provided for each rider.
Once I become a member, can I ride at the club whenever I want?
We wish! Unfortunately no you cannot. Riding is only permitted on advertised and duly authorised club days. Check out our calendar for when the club will be open to register for that event.
Can we store our bike at the clubhouse?
We do not store bikes at the club house. Bikes must taken to and from the clubhouse for every club day.
What Gear does my child need to ride?
Riders must wear:
- A Helmet that meets minimum standards as outlined in the MoMs. Do not attach any GoPro Camera or similar to the helmet.
- Riding goggles
- Front and back body armour.
- Elbow pads
- Riding gloves
- Knee pads
- Riding pants
- Riding boots
- Club Jersey (or similar type long sleeve shirt if jersey not available).
Neck braces are optional but highly recommended.
Do you offer 1 on 1 coaching?
Sorry we don't. We're a club where everyone pitches in to help run the club. We're all dedicated parents who volunteer our time to provide the children with a safe environment where they can practice and learn riding skills in a group environment through the support of the club.
The club does offer days run by external coaches hosted at the club house and these days are marked in the calendar.
WILL MY BIKE BE CHECKED?
Absolutely! Scrutineers will inspect all rider gear including, helmet, apparel and the bike. Your rider and their bike will need to pass scrutineering at every club event. Riders cannot ride if they fail scrutineering. Tips: - Bike stands must be removed. - Gear lever, chain, wheels must be in good working order. - Bike busters are prohibited. - Petrol may also be checked.
MY CHILD IS A NIPPER. WHAT LICENCE DO THEY NEED?
A Kickstart is only required when your child wishes to obtain a Junior Restricted or Junior National Licence. They must be 7 years old to obtain this licence. Once they 7, they will be able to register for a kickstart.
MY CHILD IS A NIPPER. WHEN CAN WE REGISTER FOR A KICKSTART?
Your child will need a mini-licence. This will allow them to attend all club practice days and competition days including interclubs.
How Can I JOIN HJDBC?
All club memberships, licences and registration for each event is completed via Ridernet.
Set up your profile first then add your rider/s within your profile.
Go to https://ridernet.com.au/member/index.cfm?p=register to start the process.
I'm Having RIDERNET ISSUES. WHO CAN I CONTACT?
Ridernet is provided by Motorcycling Australia. They will be able to help you with most Ridernet queries, Visit https://www.ma.org.au/ for up to date information and their contact details.
HOw Do I Obtain a Licence?
Once you've set up your and your rider's profile in Ridernet, go to the rider's profile then click on the following: My Licences > Add Licence > Apply for a riding Licence
You will then need to chose a licence category. - Mini-licence is available under the "Recreational licence' category. You do not need to have an active club membership at this stage to apply for this licence.
- Junior Restricted or Junior National Licence is available under the 'Competitive Licence' category. You must: - Be a member of a club before you can apply for this type of licence. - Have completed a kickstart to apply.
Please note, MA will not automatically send you a hard card. Whilst not compulsory, if you wish to order a hard card, you can do so under the Licences tab.
Can Mini-Licence Holders RIDE on COMpetition days?
Only riders in the nippers class who hold a mini-licence are able to ride on competition days.
If your rider is in another class, they must have either a Junior Restricted or Junior Nationals Licence to register for that event.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER For each event of can I just show up on the day?
All practice and competition days are open for registration before the event. It takes a lot of preparation to run an event so registrations are requested to be completed by a certain time. Registrations received after this time may incur late fees.
You must register for each event. Failure to do so means you will not be insured and therefore, you cannot ride on that day.
MY LiCENCE EXPIRED but I'm still a Member of the club. Can I still ride on a club day?
No licence = No ride. No exceptions.
Whilst Ridernet may allow you to register for an event if your licence has expired, you must renew your licence before the event. Do not leave this till the last minute as you may experience issues.