The Central Otago Motorcycle Club had a good turnout for its first enduro sprint fun day on Saturday, with between 60 and 70 motorcyclists taking part.
    The club’s enduro representative Luke Smithies said enduro was an old form of motorcycle racing.
    ‘‘It’s man and machine versus time and terrain and obstacles,’’ he said.
    Those obstacles included car tyres, logs and old cars on the dirt track just outside Cromwell.
    Participants individually rode the track, each round taking six or seven minutes, in what was a ‘‘have a go’’ day for enthusiasts in the region, he said.
    ‘‘It’s just for people to find out what enduro is about and for them to enjoy it.’’
    The enduro was a short form to make it rideable for all abilities, he said.
    The club has about 300 members and Mr Smithies hoped the fun day would encourage more riders to join.
    ‘‘We have a strong motocross side of the club and hope to get more members from the event,’’ Mr Smithies said.