Sid Rowlands is ACT Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year

TOP MECHANIC: Goulburn man Sid Rowlands receiving his award with the general manager of Canberra Motorcycle Centre, Darren Jeffrey. Photo: supplied
TOP MECHANIC: Goulburn man Sid Rowlands receiving his award with the general manager of Canberra Motorcycle Centre, Darren Jeffrey. Photo: supplied

Goulburn man Sid Rowlands is a young bloke going places. 

He is the zone winner for NSW/ACT for Ulysses Club Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year 2016. The award is given each year to a fourth-year motorcycle apprentice who shows dedication and genuine enthusiasm for their chosen profession. The zone finalists will compete for the national award later in the year.

Mr Rowlands, 23, works in Canberra, but lives in Goulburn. He was educated at Trinity Catholic College.

One day he would like to work on a race team, either here in Australia or overseas, he said. He would also like to learn more about suspension.

“The Ulysses Club is a well-respected and well-known club throughout Australia,” he said.

“If I won the national award, it would open up many doors for my career as a mechanic. To receive such an award would be a great honour.”

During his apprenticeship at Canberra Motorcycle Centre, he has worked on most bikes made by Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, KTM, and other vehicles including quad bikes and jet skis. 

His father, Andrew, owned a privateer race team, which gave Mr Rowlands some mechanical experience. Mr Rowlands attended Canberra Institute of Technology and was thankful for the expertise and knowledge of his teachers, he said.