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Premier Building Construction’s (PBC) third-year apprentice Aden Clare will be putting his tools down briefly this week, as he heads off to compete at the Australian Long Track Championships run by Motorcycling Australia (MA) on the weekend. The annual event held in Quirindi near Tamworth will determine who becomes this year’s champion.
Today, Aden shares a bit about how his passion for motorbikes began, what happens at the event and why the people at PBC make going to work every day enjoyable.
We hear you’re heading off to compete in a motorbike event. Tell us more about it.
I’m competing in the Australian Long Track Championships, it’s a 2-day event ran on Saturday and Sunday. I’ll have 4 heat races on each day to qualify for the final race which is my final position in the championships.
Is this the first time you have been?
I’ve raced in Aussie titles before but not in this class, which they call long track usually, I ride speedway. I have raced a New South Wales long track title before where I finished 3rd last year.
At what age did you first test out a motorbike?
The first time I ever rode a bike was when I was about 3. I got my bike for my birthday I think, but I didn’t start competing until I was 7 which is the earliest you can start racing.
Is anyone else in the family a keen motorbike rider?
My dad raced pretty competitively back in the day competing at the country’s highest standards as well as cousins who raced. They went overseas and raced as their jobs for a good while.
What has been the best moment as an apprentice with PBC so far?
Not sure about my best moment, but definitely my favorite thing is the people I work with and for makes wanting to work hard to achieve a good result easy and to learn from everyone at PBC is great. Everyone is open to questions and helps me improve my trade skills so I can be more effective and contribute more to the team.