It has been success after success for Dungog Motorcycle Club recently.
Six riders came home from the NSW Off-road Enduro Championship awards night with a swag of trophies last month.
This included first place awards for Wil Ruprecht (16-19 years), Christian Clark (under 250cc class) and Guy Wade (clubman vets) as well as a second place for Corey Hammond (J3 13-14 years).
The club was also named host club of the year at the Australian Off-road Championship awards.
The host club of the year award was based on the popular vote of riders throughout the off-road season.
Rounds were held at Kilkivan, Queensland; Portland, NSW; Murray Bridge, South Australia; Hedley, Victoria; Monkerai, NSW and Penshurst, Victoria.
The local Monkerai event made up round nine and 10 of the competitio.
It was held at Peter Olsen’s property on August 13 and 14.
The awards night was held in Victoria on the Sunday evening after the final round of the season.
After the completion of the 12 rounds, riders were asked which location they thought was the best.
It was the first time Dungog has ever won the honour.
Club member Brad Lean said the club had always endeavoured to put on the best event possible for the riders.
However, he said the award was certainly a surprise.
“You never really go into these things expecting to win, but we always try to set the best course we can for the guys,” he said.
Being a small motorcycle club compared to others, Lean said the award was a real testament to the hard work put in by the entire committee throughout the year.
“I think it’s a fantastic achievement for a small club,” he said.
Lean put the award down to a few ideas initiated by the club.
The club provides a Global Positioning System (GPS) map of the course for medical staff.
The committee members also decided to implement double bunting around the course for added safety.
Lean said these initiatives have since become a standard for other clubs to apply to their courses.