Shelley at home on bike

Shelley Connor in action.
Shelley Connor in action.

She has been selected as the first female rider to represent WA in the 2014 Australian Four-Day Enduro competition in the under-23 years category next month.

‘Motorcycle racing is such a great sport, one that people don’t usually see women doing and I regularly compete against the men,’ she said.

Shelley has been on the bikes since she was eight years old and said she hoped to keep doing it for as long as she enjoyed it.

She is the WA women’s enduro champion and ranked number two in women’s motocross riding.

‘Last year, along with winning the WA Women’s Enduro Championship and coming second in the WA Women’s Motocross Championship, I also placed third in the Men’s 250cc WA Enduro Championship, which was pretty cool,’ she said.

‘I really love it ” it is an amazing thing to do and it is really good to have something I can share with my dad and brother.’

The City of South Perth has sponsored Shelley as part of the City’s Individual Development Program to assist her in her endeavours. The program is for those who represent WA or Australia in interstate or international championships, competitions or significant cultural, academic or community services activities.