Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of motor cycle club is Panorama?
Panorama Motor Cycle club Inc. is based in Bathurst and conducts mainly dirt bike competition events for all ages. It also has road bike riders who organise themselves in the PMCC “Vintage and Veteran” section. PMCC is affiliated with Motorcycling NSW and adheres to the Motorcyling Australia manual of Motorcycle Sport.
I want to know how to get started in motorcycle sport?
There is lots of information at the Motorcycling NSW web site and for Bathurst MX specific info click here for how to get started with the PMCC.
Can I enter on the day for a club race day?
Generally yes, but check the calendar as some races are pre enter. (licence required)
How do I find the Panorama MX track?

Drive to the top of the Mount Panorama road race track and enter the McPhillamy Park gates. A map can be found here.

How do I find Allambi?

The road to “Allambi” is near Wattle Flat on the road from Bathurst. From Bathurst head towards Sofala for about 38 Km. Turn off is on the left after the big hill but before Wattle Flat. Note: Private property, so no entry except on race days.

Why does my race license cost so much more than my road license?

The race license includes insurance that is similar to the “Green slip” charges for road use.

Insurance brochure July 2017

On the MNSW license application, one license type is a Junior Spy. What is a Spy?

Spy is short for Speedway.

When is the next race on?
Check the calendar which can accessed from the main page for the discipline you are interested in.
What is GTMX or Grass Track Motocross?
It is another term for natural terrain MX. A MX track with no man made features such as jumps or berms.
Is there a minimum age for flag marshalls or other officials?
Yes, you need to be at least 16.
Can mum or dad get involved as well?
Preferably, PMCC relies on parents to organise and officiate, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the roles that people may be interested in trying or moving up to over time. sign on, lap scorer, lap score caller, score collator, starter, 30 second board holder, flag marshall, flag marshall organizer, track waterer, pit marshall, finish flagger. roving marshall. scrutineer, clerk of course, steward, race secretary, club secretary, treasurer, vice president, president. publicity officer, MNSW delegate, minute secretary, webmaster, general meeting attendee, committee member. MX track coordinator/caretaker (dirt technician), GTMX track coordinator/caretaker, Enduro track coordinator/caretaker. Working bee worker. Rider practical tester. Some roles require licensing and seminar attendance. Seminars are free and PMCC will assist with traveling expenses. Don’t be backward in coming forward.
Can kids help?
Definitely, encourage your parents to help at meetings and working bees. When you walk the track, you can remove the rocks.
How much do club workers/helpers/officers/volunteers make?
All volunteers from the president down normally get $0.00 per hour and double that on weekends. They also pay for membership and to race just like everyone else. The only exception is for life members, they don’t pay for annual membership.
I am over 16 now and paying for single membership, can mum and dad still join as a family?
Yes, family membership is available to couples, there is also a non riding membership at reduced cost.
What is FTX?
It stands for Flat Track Cross, it means a MX bike used for Flat Track.
What are GCR's?
Stands for General Competition Rules as in the Manual of Motorcycle sport.