- In celebration of the first birthday of HARTSomerton, the rider
training organisation recently gave away brand new Honda VTR250s to
two luck winners who completed courses during April, May or June
- One winner was from Eltham in Victoria, and the other from
10 August 2010 - It may have been HART Somerton's birthday
celebration, but two lucky students were the ones who got the
biggest present of all.
HART gave away brand new Honda VTR250s to Ryan Dalton of
Brisbane and Stephen Standley of Eltham, Victoria who both
completed courses during April, May or June 2010.
Ryan - a 21 year old Air-Conditioning Mechanic from Brisbane -
participated in both the 1 and 2 day Training and Assessment
"My first day at HART was the first time I had ridden a
motorbike. I wanted to learn because it seemed like a fun,
efficient way of travelling," Ryan said.
"The course was practical and catered for my needs and the
instructors where pleasant, helpful and explained everything
"To be honest, when I first got the phone call to say I'd won
the VTR, I thought someone was playing a joke on me! I would like
to thank HART for the bike and for the training. It was a pleasure
to be able to get my licence through them, and the trainers and
facilities were fantastic."
Stephen Standley, a 51 year-old Project Engineer, completed a
Learner Permit and Licence course at Somerton in Melbourne's north
after having competed on enduro bikes in the UK military.
"I didn't have a full motorbike licence back in the UK so when I
arrived in Australia 18 months ago, I wanted to take full advantage
of the number of good weather days."
"I couldn't believe I had won a brand new bike. I haven't won
anything like this in my life. It was a real surprise! I hope to
upgrade to a Honda VFR1200F once I finish my restrictions, and will
be completing HART's Intermediate and Advanced I and II courses
once that happens."
HART has long been considered the preeminent provider of rider
training and licensing in Australia. Highly qualified instructors
deliver state-of-the-art teaching methods to over 19,000 riders
each year from the Victorian, Queensland and New South Wales
They are the only rider training company in Australia to use
rider simulators to improve Hazard Perception. HART is fully owned
and run by Honda Australia who, apart from being a subsidiary of
the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, is also one of the
world's largest trainers of motorcyclists.
For more information on HART's programs including learner,
licence, refresher, intermediate, advanced, ATV and Off-road
programs, go to: www.hartridertraining.com.au.