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28th APRIL 2016

PRESCOTT CHARITY HILL CLIMB

The Prescott charity hill climb event in aid of the Severn Free Wheelers Blood Bikes charity was a success again this year with 4 of our club members flying the flag for the club by having a crack at riding the hill.

We also had support from other club members who came to man the stand and bring bikes to show.

The weather was on our side on the Sunday following a damp evening the day before, and so the site was jam packed again with the public who came to see us and all sorts of motorcycling exotica.

Full details of the event to follow in the next club newsletter.


Club members with some of the bikes on display, and one of our newest members Roger Josling riding the hill.

STAFFORD CLASSIC BIKE SHOW

At the Stafford Classic Bike Show, our display stand was organised by Steve Lawton and his father Alan, with members who weren't at Mallory Park coming along to lend a hand and display bikes. We had a total of 9 display bikes. Steve Lawton and Nick Tolhurst were interviewed by Nik Kershaw for an up and coming documentary, we’ll post up details when we know when and where it will be released. A huge amount of interest was shown by show visitors.


The left hand half of the club stand !!

28th APRIL 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING 2 MALLORY PARK

The heavens opened in the early hours for the first points scoring round at Mallory Park last Sunday 24th April. 15 Classic 50s and 3 Freetechs, were at the meeting. The drama of the race commenced with youngster Gareth Arnold having his first ever Classic 50cc race. Karen England fell and the race was red flagged.

The track was cleared and the race restarted without Karen who was badly bruised but otherwise ok. Sam Grief was the first Classic 50 home , followed by John Cooke, and Kevin Burton on his immaculate Minarelli.

In slow drizzle for race 2, results were again Sam Grief as the first Classic 50cc home,  Kevin Burton and Alan Naul with another great ride by young Gareth.

A presentation was held at the end of the day in race office to award the prize money kindly donated by David Blunt of DB Telecom and Alan Naul of RLT. Overall first was Sam Clowes, Sam Grief second and Kevin Burton third. Classic awards were Sam Grief first, Kevin Burton second and Alan Naul third. Gareth was given the RLT Special Trophy for his outstanding rides.

A great weekend was had by all!!

The full race report and more pictures will be in the next club news letter coming soon.




Alan Naul and Kevin Burton in action at Mallory Park

(Pictures courtesy of Tom Porter)

2nd MAY 2016

Fast paced racing from Allan Richardson, Richard Blunt and Roger Naul

CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING 3 THREE SISTERS

2nd MAY 2016

A mix of both Freetech and Classic bikes  put on a great show in rainy conditions.

Derek Betts made his debut on the ex Andrew Fraser AR Kawasaki. Martin Robbins, had problems with the Minarelli.  Kevin Burton rode superbly and now leads our championship.

James Widdowson  now has a healthy lead in the air cooled class.

Gareth Arnold once again showed what a star of the future he will be, with a great ride in race one, but sadly crashing out, unhurt in the championship race.

The full race report and more pictures will be in the next club news letter coming soon.




Young Gareth Arnold waiting to go !

CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING 5 CADWELL PARK

29th JUNE 2016

A great day was had by all on our return to Cadwell Park.

The club was pleased to welcome Ian Cowles in his debut race with the club, finishing well and scoring points.

A grid of 12 club members all finished in the first non points scoring race with Sam Grief taking the win and Kevin Burton second.

In the second, championship race, guest rider Bradley Wilson took the win ( scores no points ), so taking the first place in the championship race was Kevin Burton followed by James Widdowson and Alan Naul. These three received prizes from the club.

Gareth Arnold and Bradley Wilson received RLT awards.

Everyone who rode on the day received a medal from Pete and Sally, fantastic gesture everyone was thrilled.

For the full race report see the next news sheet coming shortly.


Medal from Pete and Sally presented to all club members at Cadwell.

The club is pleased to announce that Mr. Bill Spencer, a keen 50cc enthusiast, is kindly putting up £100 prize money for the meeting at Anglesey on 10th July !


The Classic 50cc club will also match this, so there will be prize money for the first three places in both races.

1st place £50, 2nd place £30 and £20 for third.
Very many thanks go to Bill for this kind gesture.


PRIZE MONEY FROM Mr BILL SPENCER FOR ANGLESEY TEAM MATCH IN JURBY, ISLE OF MAN, SEPT 25th 2016

Dave Cain and the Isle of Man members are organising an exciting Trans Irish Sea team match race.

There will be two classes, air cooled and water cooled classic 50 s with a shield for the team winning each class . So far, teams from England, I.O.M., and Wales will be attending. Tom Brown is in Ballamoney at the moment ,drumming up some old hands with some very tasty machinery lying in sheds, trying to form a N.I.team .

Club members, visit the forum where more details will be posted very shortly.

4th JULY 2016

NON CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND AT TONFANAU

A beautiful sunny day at Tonfanau race circuit found Sam Grief, Marty Robbins and Ernie Parry enjoying the perfect track conditions near the Welsh coast.

Well done to Ernie who broke his long sought after 1 minute lap time and achieved 3rd place amongst the classic 50 club members present.

Marty achieved finishes in all three races on his newly acquired classic machine, 2nd home amongst the classic 50 club members present, in all 3 races.

Sam Grief won all three 50cc races overall beating a freetech and non member Hudson Kennaugh’s 50cc machine.

Full story to come in the next news letter.

While the cat’s away…….   !

Whilst Sam Grief was out on track riding his latest Triumph monster capacity bike, TT superstar Peter Hickman, who was at Tonfanau making a guest appearance, stole the chance to try out Sams kreidler, but declined to try folding his tall frame up into race crouch position !!

Ernie parry on his way to a sub 1 minute lap as Sam grief in the background, gets held up by a 250 at Paddock corner !

12th JULY 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 6 AT ANGLESEY

Dreadful weather on the Saturday that caused racing to be abandoned gave way to a sunny but blustery day on Sunday.

Challenging racing conditions due to the wind didn’t deter our members and in race 1 Sam Grief roared home for the win followed by Ian Cowles and Gareth Arnold.

Race 2, the championship round saw Sam in 1st place again, James Widdowson 2nd and Ian Cowles 3rd.

Mr Bill Spencer kindly donated prize money and the club awarded prize money and trophies.

An additional trophy donated by Alan Naul of Rapid Light Transport was awarded to Ian Cowles, for a great effort in only his 2nd outing on a 50cc machine.

Full story to come in the next news letter.

3rd AUGUST 2016

EXTRA NON CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING AT MALLORY PARK

An extra NON championship meeting, will be held at Mallory Park, 21st August.

 EMRA will take entries on the day for any 50cc bike.

 However, to secure inclusion in the programme, entry must be in by 16th August.

 Regs are available on the EMRA website. Click here

 The last meeting we had with EMRA, was superb. The two 50cc races were well supported, and some of the closest racing for years was seen.

 Don't miss this one.

 Alan Naul ( race coordinator )

2nd OCTOBER 2016

TRANS IRISH MATCH RACE, ISLE OF MAN

A fantastic weekend of racing on the Isle of man with teams from the mainland and the island enjoyed both the racing and friendly atmosphere.

The upshot of the weekend was a win for England in the water cooled class and the Manx team in the air cooled.

Air cooled results as follows, 1st Tony Cawte, 2nd Dean Elven, 3rd Martin Robbins.

Water cooled class, 1st Sam Grief, 2nd Paul Whiting, 3rd Alan Naul.

Full report from Dave Cain to follow in the next club news letter.

Many thanks go to the whole manx team for organising what will hopefully be an annual event.

Manx and Mainland teams ready for the off !

Some of the participants and supporters gather for a group photo.

Mainland captain John Whiting receives the match race trophy from Manx minister of sport David Cretney

Close racing in progress !

All photographs courtesy of John England.

10th OCTOBER 2016

2016 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS !

After the final round at Silverstone this weekend, we can now announce the winners of the Open and Air Cooled 2016 club championships.


In the Open Championship Kevin Burton has clinched the championship with 95 points in total, followed by Sam Grief in second place with 90 points. Taking third place with 62 points James Widdowson completes the podium finishers


In the Air Cooled Championship James Widdowson was triumphant with 90 points, followed by Gareth Arnold in second with 54 points in total. Kerry Burton achieved third place with 39 points.


Very many congratulations go to all the podium finishers, your hard work, dedication and tenacity has certainly paid off.

Prizes and trophies will be presented at the A.G.M. and the full story will be published in the forthcoming club news sheet.

Above: Open Champion 2016 Kevin Burton.

Top right: 2nd place Open Championship, Sam Grief

Bottom right: 3rd place Open Championship James Widdowson

Above: Air Cooled Champion 2016 James Widdowson

Top right: 2nd place Air Cooled Championship, Gareth Arnold

Bottom right: 3rd place Air Cooled Championship Kerry Burton

A.C.U. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2017 !

EXCITING NEWS FOR 2017 !

The A.C.U. Is to re-instate the national 50cc championship in 2017 !

The championship will be split into two sections, each with their own prize monies. The sections will be a Classic machine championship and a Freetech machine championship.

The classic championship will conform to our own clubs rules and the Freetech championship will conform to the Freetech group rules.

The championships will be run entirely by the A.C.U.  so there is no need to be a member of our club or the Freetech group to compete.

Full details of the championship can be found on the A.C.U’s dedicated 50cc championship Facebook page which you can find by clicking  HERE.

See our Championship page for details of the venues.