Barry Sheene Memorial weekend - Eastern Creek

Australia pays tribute to motorcycling legend five years after his death

Australia pays hommage to Sheene this weekend

THE EVENT may be taking place on the other side of the world but it's good to know Britain's greatest ever motorcycle racer, Barry Sheene, hasn't been forgotten.

Australia's annual Barry Sheene Memorial will take place this Easter Long Weekend (March 22 - 23) and will be held at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway.

Close to 300 riders will contest the event to celebrate the life of an International Motorcycle great.

In addition to exciting racing, Sunday will also provide some off-track entertainment with a Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet.

Race Secretary of the Post Classic Racing Association (the event organisers of the Barry Sheene Memorial), Jan Blizzard, strongly encourages motorcycle fans of all generations to come out to Eastern Creek Raceway, near Blacktown in NSW, and view the variety of motorcycles from the current and past years.

“The Barry Sheene Memorial event is one of the biggest events of the year as it celebrates the life of one of the World’s Motorcycling greats,” Blizzard said.

“For this year’s event we have exciting and competitive fields of riders in all classes, including an international flavor, with riders coming over from America and New Zealand to compete.”

Sheene moved to Australia in the mid-1980s after retiring from Grand Prix racing. Sadly, the legend died from cancer on March 10th 2003.