Motocross professional visits Arran

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b41mot01noMotocross may be Arran’s newest sport but it is certainly pulling in the fans.

Nearly 20 local enthusiasts of the motorcycle activity gathered at East Bennan for some expert coaching from professional Jamie Law.

The weather may have been cold and wet – but that was just perfect for these guys.

A spokesman for the club said: ‘This was a great opportunity for Motocross fans on Arran to see a professional first hand and to learn from him.

‘During the two days Jamie took us through all the moves and I feel we all learnt a lot from him.’

The Isle of Arran Motocross has been gradually attracting more members since it was set up four years ago.

Now that they have a designated practice ground at Bennan they are able to train every week and are now able to take part in competitions on the mainland.

Last month Murray Boal, Tom Gilmore and young Thomas Gilmore all attended the Scottish Youth Motocross Championship in Peebles.

It was here that seven-year-old Thomas picked up his first Motocross trophy, proving that his two years of training with the club are having a great effect.

The club meets every Sunday at East Bennan for practice.