Sudbury MCC December 2013 News
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Unfortunately the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club is unable to run the Dave Roper Memorial Moto Cross in 2014 due to a date clash with another Eastern Centre Club. Instead the Club is going back to grass roots and is running a Trail Cross on Sunday 13th April which will not bring so much money into the Dave Roper Fund so the Committee is looking at other ways to raise money. To this end Jim Aim Motorcycles are currently organising a Raffle and they have donated as 1st Prize a Pair of SIDI Crossfire 2 Motocross Boots (retail value of £359.99) and some of their suppliers have donated Remote Control Glowee Helicopter, Lucas Oil Pro MX Board Game, MX13 FIM Championship DVD plus 6 further prizes. Tickets are on sale now priced £2 from Jim Aim Motorcycles Ltd, 147 Swan Street Sible Hedingham near Halstead CO9 3PT telephone 01787460671. The total prize pool is approx. £500 and £200 worth of tickets have so far been sold so if anyway would like to buy a ticket get along to the shop or if you are unable to ring them and they will accommodate you. The draw will take place on Saturday afternoon 1st February 2014 and the winners will be announced at the Sudbury Club’s Annual Dinner and Awards Night that evening. Your participation would be greatly appreciated in the help towards raising money for the Dave Roper Fund who brought us Sunshine with his Smile, brought us laughter all the while.
Club AGM 27th January 2014
The Club AGM will be held on 27th January 2014 a The Dolphin Public House which is situated between Coggeshall and Braintree on the A120. Start time is 8.00 pm
SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB PRESS REPORT 24-11-13
Twenty one members of the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club took the opportunity to compete in the 6th and final round of the British Enduro Championship held on Thetford Forest. This round was named the G H Motorcycles Muntjac Enduro and organised by the Diss Motor Cycle Club. The cream of British riders took part and the various Contest Titles were won on the day and there were successes for Sudbury riders.
The Expert Class saw Steve Mason 12th, Craig Roper 14th and Event Sponsor Gavin Hockey 19th. Hockey had the opportunity to ride in the Veteran Class which he could easily win but chose the Expert Class as it is harder and he enjoys the challenge. In the Clubman Class Darren Nicolaou was 17th, Ben Ramus 20th, Richard Walters 22nd, James Hockey 34th, Mark Fenwick 35th, Jack Arnold 43rd, Jason Carboult 45th and Jack Nicolaou 46th. David Meehan and Ed Kerridge were 22nd and 23rd respectively in the Veteran Class. The Sportsman Class showed some high placings for Sudbury riders with Simon Larner 3rd, Peter Barltrop 4th, Dean Curry 5th, Philip Barltrop 7th and Paul Webb 9th.
SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB PRESS REPORT 27-10-13
A couple of weeks ago several Sudbury Motor Cycle Club members made their annual trek to Weston Super Mare for the Weston Beach Race. The event takes place over the weekend with the Adult race on the Sunday and usually contained several top Moto Cross riders and Beach Race riders and to get into the top 40 for the average rider is quite an achievement. Once again it was the Roper family who were the top Sudbury riders with Jamie 13th, eldest brother Stevie 34th and sandwiched between these two was Cousin Craig 32nd. Steve Mason (Jamie Roper future brother in law finished 52nd, Chris Hart 55th, Marker Waller 100th, Richard Walters 114th, Paul Belton 140th, Nick Ames 141th and Michael Hockney 341st. The bigger prize is who the best is over 40 years of age and with Graham Mays on holiday he left it to the younger ones under 40 to fight it out. The best Sudbury member in the over 40s Class was Mark Waller 14th, Richard Walters 17th, Paul Belton 25th, Nick Ames 26th and Michael Hockney 83rd.
There is one more event in the Eastern Centre and that is the last round of the British Enduro Championship being stage by the Diss Club in Thetford Forest on 24th November. This is a prestigious event and several Sudbury Club members take the opportunity to ride against top National riders.
The Club has applied to run seven events again for 2014 and within the next few weeks they will know if the dates for these events have been granted while in the meantime the Committee are deciding who are the winners for the various Club trophies to be presented at the Annual Dinner and Awards Night.
RESULTS Download Cornard 2 Man 20th October
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We now have videos thanks to Roger Chaplin links below more to follow there will be 8 in total.
SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB EVENT REPORT 20-10-13
The scene was set last Sunday at the last round of the Bowers Motorcycles 2 Man Enduro where all the three Class titles were up for grabs. A very good and interesting course was laid out by the organisers the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club at Tye Farm Great Cornard.
A heavy rain storm arrived fifteen minutes before the start and continued for half an hour but the competition still started dead on time of 10am. Tom Braddock (Lowestoft) and Toby Morley (Woodbridge) were confirmed winners of the 2013 Championship Class Contest before the start of the event as the only other team of Mark Chapman and Adam Ranson (both Diss) had not entered as Ranson was competing at another event out of the Eastern Centre where he could wrap up that Contest title. Could Braddock/Morley secure a win on the day or would the Roper brothers spoil the party at their home event. Braddock took the lead at the start hotly chased by Ricky Roper (Sudbury) and during the first 30 session Roper manages to pass Braddock and after the changeover Stevie Roper continued to keep in front of Morley while further back in the field was Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Champion Jamie Roper who started two minutes after the first four.
At the end of the first two hours it was Ricky Roper/Stevie Roper 1st, Jamie Roper/Steve Mason 2nd and Braddock/Morley 3rd. The afternoon session the track was ridden in the other direction and was eased in expectation of further rain and again it was a battle between the top three with Jamie Roper recording the best time in the special test. The racing was fast and furious and there was lots of drama with J Roper/Mason overhauling R Roper/S Roper for the lead and Braddock sliding off and losing valuable time and at the end it was Sudbury riders in the first six positions. It was a win for J Roper/Mason with R Roper/S Roper 2nd and galloping through to 3rd place were Bradley Howlett (Halstead)/Kelvin Vant (Sudbury) 3rd while Craig Roper/Jack Berry (both Sudbury) were 4th, Mark Waller/Chris Hart (both Sudbury) 5th, and Gavin Hockey (Sudbury)/Steve Finch (Braintree) 6th. Braddock/Morley could only finish 8th but are the 2013 winners with Adam Ranson/Mark Chapman (both Diss) 2nd and Michael Wyatt/Richard Bensley (both Diss) 3rd.
The Expert Class Title was another close contest between the two Sudbury pairs of Paul Belton/Phil Roper and Graham Mays/Nigel Ross with the Lowestoft pair of Graham Lazzari/Martin Spence also in contention. All three pairs battle it out during the day with the lead changing from time to time and when Lazzari/Spence retired it was then a two fight with Belton/Roper taking 1st place followed by Mays/Ross 2nd, Stephen/Mark Green (both Sudbury) 3rd, Rob Blackman/Don Blackman (both Colchester) 4th, father and son Jason/George Warren (both Sudbury) 5th and Jeff Sharp (Sudbury)/Tim Ford (Lowestoft) 6th. The 2013 Expert Class Title goes to Belton/Roper with Mays/Ross 2nd and Lazzari/Spence 3rd.
The Clubman Class was all to ride for the joint leaders of Tom Sargent (Bury)/ Ross Taylor (Diss) and David/Martin Stevens (both Diss) as they were equal on points before the start of the day. Well there was certainly drama in the morning session with one of the Stevens brothers hurting himself and could not continue and the pair retired which meant Sargent/Ross needed to finish no lower than 15th otherwise the Title would be shared. Most of the Clubman due to the muddy and slippery conditions in the first session found the tack hard going however Sudbury members took eleven of the first fifteen positions with a win for Mark Fenwick (Sudbury)/Brendon Mayers (Halstead), Paul Davies/Andy Quorn (both Sudbury) 2nd, Sargent/Taylor 3rd, Jake Gregory/Richard Squirrell (both Stowmarket) 4th, William Hughes (Braintree)/James Hockey (Sudbury) 5th and another father and son Sudbury pairing Gary & Dale Gladwin 6th. The 2013 Clubman Class Title winners are Sargent/Taylor with the Stevens brothers 2nd and Chris Wright/Tristian Hales (both Diss) 3rd. Sixty teams started the day with only 39 finishing.
A Date for your Diary
Saturday 1st February 2014 Annual Awards Night at Stoke by Nayland Golf and Spa Save the Date!
One or Two day Enduro School
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There are plenty more of these under the video link and also under the Event Archive section where you can filter the events by year.
|Foxborough October 2011|
Blast from the Past
By & featuring Roger Chaplin
Anglia Television were doing articles on some minority sports and I was contacted by the Presenter and Interviewer Cy Percival asking me if I would set something up. Filming took place in January 1971 and it is in black and white because of a union despite with colour filming. The Sudbury Club in the 1960s organised for Anglia Television two scrambles demos at Tye Farm Great Cornard and of course we had the live BBC TV Grandstand Scramble (the second one they ever ran) with Murray Walker as commentator
|Tye Farm 1971 Trials|
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- 27 Jan: Club AGM Monday 27th January 2014
- 23 Feb: Thetford Forest Enduro Diss club