We’re thinking of arranging a talk given by a motorcycle racer. He’s a young man- around 17/18 years old, who’s been racing since childhood. He’d be talking about his experiences, how to get into racing and that sort of thing. Would any of you be interested in coming along? It’d be on the 7th June at The Miller near London Bridge.
If we generate enough interest then I’ll book him in.
yeah, not for me either. you'd be better marketing to a younger demographic.
Exactly… also I wonder how much can a 17 year old share about life… I mean It would make more sense a talk from a retired moto GP racer or so… that kid has a lot of things to go through on his professional career still.
As a bit more background, that might make some a little more intrested, he’s been racing since he was about 4 years old. He was signed to Collision Kawasaki in the National Superstock 600 championships and was a British Superbike rider, among other things. He’s very experienced for his young age.
Any suggestions for finding a younger demographic? I thought London Bikers was a whole mix.
Yeah, it sounds like it’d be interesting to anyone who follows racing, surely? A bit of a behind-the-scenes insight into how you get into it and what goes on. I guess knowing that he’s raced in some particular series would help get fans of that series. I’d probably be a bit interested in that case, but I’m already busy.
I think what people are trying to say is, the majority of us are a bit past the age where we would try to get into racing, it’s mainly track days for us now. If it was a retired racer that spoke about his life as a racer that would appeal to our age group better.
For a 17 year old racer you would probably be best off talking to the 125 Bike forums such as the YZF R125 owners or CBR125RR owners etc. as these will be of a similar age and may want to know how to get involved in racing.
I think those of us that already race know lots of BSB riders and such… so for me, not of interest. I think there’s a lot of scope for a different audience, as one of the chaps said maybe BEMSEE might utilise such a talk at one of their CTC courses.