TWO of the biggest names in British motorcross were in south east Northumberland last week to pass on their advice to local competitors.
Bike it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha teammates, Zach Osborne and Jason Dougan were at the PJMX motocross practice track in Cambois.
Osborne, originally from Virginia, USA, is currently leading the Maxxis British MX2 championships and is sixth in the MX2 World GP series.
Team-mate Dougan is currently fifth in the British MX1 championship and 19th on the world GP circuit.
A group were given the opportunity to get some coaching points and tips as well as a chance to share some track time with one of them.
Unfortunately Dougan was unable to ride due to a broken knuckle which had become infected.
Lessons ranged from start practice and techniques to cornering and racing lines.
Osborne threw a Cosworth Yamaha machine around the track, pulling out a few tricks to get everyone’s pulses going before settling down to show the more experienced riders a few racing tips.
The duo then posed for pictures and signed autographs.
Organisation of the day was helped by former GP rider and local boy Ash Kane, who still holds a big influence in the world of motocross including being the UK face of the dirtbike clothing range MSR.
Peter Johnson, from Blyth, who runs the track, said: “It was great to have the guys here, everyone had a really great time and Zach and Jason were really good.
He added: “We really appreciate them taking time out to come up and a big thanks goes to Ash for helping organise it.”
The track behind Fergusons Industrial Estate, just north of Blyth, has been in operation since 2009 and has grown in popularity every year since its inception.
The police have backed the track as a legitimate place to ride dirt bikes rather than causing a public nuisance on beaches and local park areas.
For anyone looking to try their hand at motocross, PJMX also features a beginners track or for those more skilled, the main track features a rhythm section, table tops and some fast sweeping corners.
It is open every Sunday for practice from 10am to 4pm.
For more information visit www.pjmx.co.uk or search PJMX on Facebook.