by Al Williams
Off-road motorcycle enthusiasts converged on a Blue Cliffs property over the weekend for a taste of action.
The demonstration was hosted by Kiwi Paul Whibley, a multiple Grand National Cross-Country series winner in the United States, Sunday.
Whibley said it was an opportunity to demonstrate a new range of off-road motorcycles.
Whibley competed on the GNCC circuit for more than 12 years and was known as the Axe Man.
Having retired from the series in 2014, Whibley said his aim now was to “give something back to the sport and inspire more young Kiwi riders with big dreams”.
About a dozen riders from the South Canterbury Motorcycle Club took the opportunity to test-ride a range of off-road motorcycles.
The club was founded in 1909 by a group of motorcycle riders who wanted a way to get together socially and run organised competitions.
The club hosts events around South Canterbury, catering for riders of all abilities.