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We are running a Enduro training weekend at Butley suffolk this weekend 14th 15th May, Instructors: Chris Hockey, Brad Freeman, Mark Roberts, Richard Ely, plus other experienced riders helping out. This is a re run of a previous weekend canceled due to the weather and some limited spaces have become available.

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Alex RamptonRound 3 of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Enduro Championship proved to be a scorcher in racing and weather with temperatures up to 25C. The organisers Sudbury Motor Cycle Club laid on a very long lap at their Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham Essex venue to cater for the whole entry competing altogether in the three hour marathon. The Championship Class set off first and at the end of the first lap they were all together being lead by Jamie Roper (Sudbury) Alex Waltonhowever the volume of riders confused the transponder timing system which froze for several seconds and when it cleared it was Rick Roper (Sudbury) in the lead followed by his brother J Roper. Some of the fancy riders were further down the field but they were pacing themselves for the three hour session. Tom Braddock (Lowestoft) eventually took over the lead pulling away from the rest of the field but Jason Morland (Halstead) was having done of it and he up his pace and slowly Gavin Hockey.gained on Braddock. After two hours Morland caught Braddock and after passing him increased his lead. Chris Hockey (Sudbury) was now on the charge moving up six places into third place while J Roper was falling back his injured finger which he sustained a few weeks ago was giving him trouble and it look like he would have to retire. As the clock ticked down there was still drama Braddock’s chain came off and it took him vital minutes to fix it and four ridersJason Morland passed him. At the chequered flag seven riders completed 23 laps with 1st Morland, 2nd Hockey, 3rd Brendan Mayers (Halstead), 4th Jamie Roper, 5th Rick Roper, 6th Braddock and 7th Craig Roper (Sudbury). J Roper still leads the Championship Class on 48 points with Morland and Hockey on 42 points and Mayers 30 points. The Expert Class proved to be a three way battle throughout the whole three hours between Stowmarket team members Jake Gregory and Ed Pooley with Alex Rampton (Sudbury) also in the mixMark Green. All three riders completed 21 laps with Rampton taking the win by 36 seconds from Gregory with Pooley 3rd a further 12 seconds behind. Provisional Standings Gregory 50 points Rampton 47 points and Pooley 36 points. Expert Veteran Class leader Mark Chapman (Diss) had to settle for 2nd place being trounced by Contest Sponsor Gavin Hockey (Sudbury) by 3 minutes and 27 seconds. Jason Warren (Castle Colchester) was 3rd, Arran Nicoll (Halstead) 4th and Gareth Young (Sudbury) 5th.Nigel Ross Chapman still leads the Class on 57 points, Hockey 54 points with Michael Ridge (Stowmarket) 38 points. Alex Walton (Sudbury) completed 21 laps in the Clubman Class to take the win and the next five riders completing 20 laps and they were 2nd Dan Willis (Stowmarket), 3rd Ben Ramus (Sudbury), 4th Tom Sargent (Bury St Edmunds), 5th Kevin Palmer (Norwich) and 6th Jamie Lagden (Sudbury). Provisional Standings Ramus 49 points, Willis and Walton 48 points with Palmer on 39 points. In the Clubman Veteran Class Mark Green (Sudbury) was 1st, David Stokes (Aldermaston) 2nd, Peter Andrews (Woodbridge) 3rd and Dean Curry (Sudbury) 4th. Andrews now leads the Class on 43 points, Jeff Turner (Sudbury) 38 points with Curry and Kevin Gore (Norwich) on 28 points. It was a great day for Nigel Ross (Sudbury) with a first win in his riding career coming first in the Clubman Super Veteran Class, 2nd Graham Mays (Sudbury) 3rd Nick Airey (Newmarket), 4th Les Rampton (Sudbury) and 5th Michael Harrison (Diss). Mays still leads the Class on 52 points with Rampton and Ross on 41 points and Airey on 35 points.

Round 4 takes place 19th June at Little Hadham Herts.

(photos on right by Anthony Ridge ) six Class winners. #15 Gavin Hockey Expert Veteran Class, #10 Jason Morland Championship Class, #16 Alex Rampton Expert Class, #59 Alex Walton Clubman Class, #86 Mark Green Clubman Veteran Class and #117 Nigel Ross Clubman Super Veteran



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After a break of two months the 2016 G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Enduro Championship resumes on Sunday 8th May the venue being Foxborough Quarry Halstead Road Sible Hedingham Essex. It will be run on the Hare and Hounds format and this year there will be only one session of three hours for all six Classes instead of the Classes were split into two sessions. The Championship Class will be first away at 10am followed at 30 second intervals by the Expert, Expert Veteran, Clubman, Clubman Veteran, Clubman Super Veteran and Sportsman Classes.

Overall there are five rounds in this year’s Contest with the rider’s best four scoring rounds to count for the six Titles. Current Eastern Champion Jamie Roper who has won the Title three times leads the Class on 35 points with Chris Hockey (winner of 9 Titles) second on 25 points and Jason Morland third on 22 points. Favourite to win this year Aston Bird only has 10 points which he scored in round one however with all the points he score over the next three rounds counting he is not out of the reckoning. Jake Gregory leads the Expert Class on 33 points with Alex Barkshire next on 30 points and last year’s Clubman Champion Alex Rampton on 27 points. Ed Pooley is 4th on 21 points and Jack Berry 5th on 20 Points. In the Expert Veteran Class Mark Champion leads with maximum 40 points with Contest Sponsor Gavin Hockey next with 34 points followed by Michael Ridge on 28 points. With two second places Ben Ramus leads the Clubman Class with 34 points followed by Dan Willis 31 points and tied in third place are Alex Walton and Kevin Palmer on 28 points. Twenty eight is the theme in the Clubman Veteran Class with Kevin Gore, Jeff Turner and Peter Andrews all tied in first place on 28 points. Wayne Fulcher 20 points and Jason Carsboult 15 points are closely lingering behind the leaders and to their advantage their scores have only come from one round. Current Clubman Super Veteran Andy Mason is in second place on 34 points with the leader being Graham Mays on 35 points. Les Rampton is in 3rd place with 28 points and Nigel Ross 4th on 21 points.





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CHRIS HOCKEYAfter a two month break the 2016 G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Enduro Championship resumes on Sunday 8th May as Round 3 is being staged by the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham Essex. It is being run on the Hare & Hounds format with the three Clubman Classes and Sportsman starting at 10am for two hours. This is followed at 1pm by the Championship and two Expert Classes and they ride for 2.5 hours. Entries close on 5th May and Regulations can be downloaded here...







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Brad TomlinA Sunny and windy day greeted the 106 riders for the seventh Dave Roper Memorial Event this year being a Cross Country Enduro for the first time being held at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham. A fresh course was constructed with a Spinney, open hilly fields with lots of cambers to emulate the legendry Tye Farm track.

The entry was split into three groups of Championship/Experts, Clubman andGary Gladwin Evo/Twinshock/Pre 65 and each group rode in three events to decide which final they raced in. Championship & Experts riders lined up for events 1, 4 and 7 to decide which final they qualify for. With event 1 being a warm up one so was down to the other two events. Jason Morland took the lead from the start with Brad Tomlin and Brendan Mayers hot on his heels and these three riders battled it out throughout the 15 minutes however towards the end Tomlin slipped pastNathan Charrington Morland to take the win with Mayers third. In the next event Mayers took the lead followed by Morland and Tomlin but as the event went on Mayers came unstuck letting Morland and Tomlin through and with a lap to go Tomlin got the better of Morland with Mayers third. In the Clubman first event it was a win for Harry Moore with Kevin Palmer 2nd and Richard Squirrell 3rd and in the second event it was another win for Moore, 2nd Palmer and 3rd Lee Monger. Gary Gladwin was untouchable in the Evo/Twinshock & Pre 65 events winning both by a long distance. Louie Leneord Price took 2nd place in both events while Don Blackman took 3rd in one and Nathan Charrington took 3rd in the other.

The first final was the Evo/Twinshock/Pre 65 machines and from the start Gladwin took the lead which he extended lap by lap although in the latter stages Rick Roper was gradually catching him up but had to settle for 2nd behind Gladwin while Phil Whiting finished third making it a Sudbury 1-2-3.

Andy Mason shot into the lead in the Non Qualifiers Final followed by Gary Drage with Ben Marsh and Ben Roper following. Nathan Charrington was making up ground after a poor start passing Roper, Marsh and Drage and set about catching Mason who had a big lead. Charrington who is nearly 40 years younger than Mason rode his heart out and with two laps to go caught and passed Mason to take the win. Mason had to settle for 2nd with Drage 3rd making another Sudbury 1-2-3.

The Premier Final event was what everyone was waiting for with three riders hungry for the win. It was Mayers who took the lead followed by Morland and Tomlin and what a battle these three had. Mayers looked comfortable in the lead and look he could take the win but once again he had slipped around the course which let Morland, Tomlin, Brad Woodroffe and Alex Rampton through. However it was Morland dominating and started to increase his lead but Tomlin was having nothing of it and was gaining on Morland but it seemed impossible for him however with second wind he managed to catch and pass Morland to secure his third win at a Dave Roper Meeting. Morland finished 2nd, Woodroffe 3rd Mayers 4th and Will Hughes 5th. Alex Rampton had a spill while in 4th place at the beginning of the last lap and several riders past him before he could get his bike started but carried on to finish 13th.

Bev Roper presented champagne to the first three in each final and thanked everyone for supporting the event.

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Dave RoperIt will be the 7th Annual Dave Roper Memorial Event this coming Sunday 10th April 2016 and is billed as a Cross Country Event which is run on Enduro lines. As the venue of Tye Farm is not available the new venue will be at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham Essex and a special course has been laid out to emulate the Cornard track on a special field which contains several cambers but no ruts or bumps which will make it easier for the older machines in the Evo, Twin Shock and Pre 65 Classes. The three other Classes are Championship, Expert and Clubman. This is a fun and relaxed day in memory of Dave Roper who was a great stalwart of the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club and its Chairman for 20 years and at last year’s meeting the homemade cake stall raised £300 which and the other proceeds from the day goes to his Memorial Fund which supports up and coming Sudbury riders in the East Anglian Enduro Championship providing them with training, team riding shirt and help with entry fees. Starting time for the meeting is 10am.




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Temperatures around freezing thick fog greeted riders for the Chris-HockeyAnnual Endurothon at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham last Sunday however by the 9am start time the sun had burnt off the fog much to the relief of the organisers Sudbury Motor Cycle Club. Chris Hockey recruited some British Championship riders who help him with his Dr Shox Boot Camp Training. Hockey teamed up with Paul Bolton for Team A with Richard Ely and Ben Wibberley was Team B. Paul BoltonThere was a strong line up in the Championship for the five hour marathon with opposition from Jason Morland/Ben Clark, Rick Roper/Steve Mason and Will Hughes/Jack Nicolaou The track in places was very tricky due to standing water which had many riders slipping, sliding and falling off but as the day went on conditions settled down and became easier to ride. The two Dr Shox teams had a ding dong battle throughout the day with the lead changing constantly however Morland/ClarkBen Clark and Roper/Mason were also in contention. At the end of the five hours it was a win for Hockey/Bolton 42 laps, 2nd Ely/Wibberley 41 laps, 3rd Morland/Clark 40 laps, 4th Roper/Mason 39 laps, 5th Hughes/Nicolaou 37 laps 6th Brendan Mayers/Joe Marsh 35 laps and 7th Sam Mitchell/Ben Marsh 32 laps. The Sudbury pairing of Ryan McDonnell and Kelvin Vant won the Expert Class by 5 minutes from Aaron Nicoll and Rob Nicoll (Son and Grandson of the legendary 1960s Moto Cross Rider Dave Nicoll) although both teams completed 37 laps. Jamie Lagden/Alex Walton finished 3rd on 36 laps with Richard Bensley/Tom Morris secured 4th on 32 laps. In the Clubman Class Nathan Charrington/George Warren took the win on34 laps with Ben Martin/Mark Fenwick were in 2nd place on 33 laps. Three teams recorded 31 laps however Ben Roper/James Hockey were first over the finish line taking 3rd place behind them were Karl Last/Aaron Graves 4th and Martin Baker/Terry Allen 5th. Father and son team of Les and Matt Rampton were 6th 29 laps, Josh Lewis/Andrew Tuck 7th 28 laps and James Hazell/Andy Morton 23 laps. A lot of the riders chose to ride in the Solo Class known as Iron Man including the up and coming rider Alex Rampton who completed 34 laps to take the win by one lap over Gareth Young. Three riders finished on 32 laps with Phil Roper the first of those three to take 3rd, Dan Hunt 4th and Paul Belton 5th. Fifth Martin Gunton 29 laps, 6th Jason Carsboult 28 laps, 7th Gavin Potter who held off 8th place rider Dean Curry both on 27 laps.



Ben RamusThere were success, surprises and disappointments in the muddy and bitterly cold wind at the second round of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Enduro Championship organised by the Woodridge Motor Cycle Club at Iken in the wilds of Suffolk. In the Championship Class Aston Bird (Woodbridge) was supreme in the three Special Tests and looked set to win but a puncture towards the end of the day forced him to retire. This left Jamie Roper and Chris Hockey Jeff Turner(both Sudbury) to fight for victory and on the last lap Roper fell twice trying pass Hockey who arrived first at the finish line with 15 seconds to spare before incurring penalty points while when Roper arrived the clock tick over to the next minute which would mean 60 penalty points and put him into 4th place however he passed the yellow flags which defines the finish line with 3 seconds to spare and did not incur any penalty points and took the win on the day. Jason Morland 3rd and Brendon Mayers 4th Graham Mays(both Halstead) with Craig Roper 5th, Steve Mason 6th and Stevie Roper 9th (all Sudbury) while Will Hughes (Braintree) was 8th. Provisionally Roper leads this Class on 35 points with Hockey 2nd on 25 points and Morland 3rd on 22 points. Sudbury riders in the points in the Expert Class were Glenn Walsh 2nd, Jack Berry 4th, Alex Rampton 6th, Kevin Silvain 11th and Nick Barrett 12th. Rampton is now third in the Class Title chase six points behind the leader. Jamie RoperGavin Hockey secured second place in the Expert Veteran Class with Gareth Young 9th and Phil Waldron 12th also Hockey lies second in the Title chase. Sudbury points scorers in the Clubman Class were Ben Ramus 2nd, Alex Walton 3rd, Ben Roper 10th and Lee Monger 14th. Jeff Turner (Sudbury) was unlucky to incur 60 penalty points for lateness by taking the long route to the finish line and had to settle for 2nd place and behind him was Andy Peck 4th, Kevin Mole 6th, Jeff Sharp 7th, Dean Curry 8th, Martin Baker 10th, Terry Allen 11th and Martin Greenaway 13th. Birthday boy Graham Mays led the Sudbury charge in the Clubman Super Veteran Class with a superb win holding off Andy Mason 2nd, Les Rampton 3rd, Nigel Ross 4th and Gary Drage 5th. While further down the order were Chris Ginn 8th, Peter Barltrop 10th and Paul Webb 12th.

The action does not stop there as next Sunday the Sudbury Club is running their Annual Endurothon with a 9 am start at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham.



Alex RamptonThere were surprises and disappointments at the first round of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Enduro Championships in the Thetford Forest organised by the Diss Motor Cycle Club. At this event there was as usual a large entry from top British riders especially in the Championship Class with a win for the second year running for Brad Freeman with Joe Wootton second. It was a battle for best Eastern region rider and Jamie Roper (Sudbury), defending his Title, rode his heart out to secure third place while his arch rival Aston Bird (Woodbridge) could only manage sixth place.Nathan Greenaway Other Sudbury riders in the points were Chris Hockey 8th, Craig Roper 11th, Rich Roper 12th and Stevie Roper 13th. Halstead riders Jason Morland and Brendon Mayers finished 9th and 14th while Will Hughes (Braintree) managed a worthy 17th a great effort for his first time in this Class. It was a win for Adam James from Rhayadar in the Expert Class and a surprised second place for Alex Rampton (Sudbury) last year’s Clubman Champion. Other Sudbury riders in the points were Ryan McDonnell 8th, Jack Berry 9th, Jack Arnold 10th and Kevin Silvain 14th. In the Expert Veteran Class Gavin Hockey 2nd, Phil Roper 3rd, Richard Walters 12th, Paul Belton 13th, and Philip Waldron 15th all riding for Sudbury. In the Clubman Class it looked like Nathan Greenaway (Sudbury)Jamie Roper would win on the day as he was way ahead after the two Special Tests but disappointingly his machine on the last lap played up and almost stopped but he managed to nurse it home and was four minutes late which dropped him to 27th and out of the points. However Ben Ramus led the Sudbury charge with second place and behind him were Alex Walton 4th, Lee Monger 8th, Daniel Piper 13th and Ben Roper 15th. The Sudbury riders scoring points in the Clubman Veteran Class were Jason Carboult 3rd, Jeff Turner 5th, Dean Curry 9th and Jeff Sharp 10th. It was at this event last year that Sharp suffered his first heart attack and was not aware of it until he had his second heart attack a few weeks later and it took paramedics 29 minutes to revive him and was worthy winner of the Sudbury Club’s Spirit of Motor Cycle Sport Trophy. Andy Mason (Sudbury) had to settle for second place in the Clubman Super Veteran Class while newcomer to this Class Graham Mays (Sudbury) had a surprised 3rd with Les Rampton (Sudbury) pushed into 4th place as he was penalised for being two minutes late. Other Sudbury riders in the points were Nigel Ross 8th, Gary Drage 9th and Chris Ginn 14th. Two Sudbury riders appeared in the Sportsman Class results with Nick Jackson 6th and Richard Beadle 7th.

There is no rest for the riders as round 2 is this coming Sunday at Iken organised by the Woodbridge Club while the following week is the Sudbury Club’s Annual Endurothon.





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The Sudbury Motor Cycle Club held their Annual Dinner and Awards Night at the Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel and Golf Club and the Club Chairman Gavin Hockey thanked everyone who has helped prepare the tracks for the seven events run in 2015 also helped in clearing up afterwards. Club President Roger Chaplin thanked the Committee for their work not only the organising also for acquiring, making and repairing equipment. A special thanks to Don Blackman for creating the Electronic Timing/Recording System which uses wristband transponders and used in five of the seven events last year. The Club has now achieved the second of the two goals they set out to do the first being the Extreme Enduro. Sudbury members in 2015 won four of the six Titles in the ACU Eastern Enduro Championship with Jamie Roper the Supreme Champion for the third year running also Sudbury members have won this Title 22 times over the last 27 years. Alex Rampton won the Clubman Class at his second attempt in his short riding career and will ride in the Expert Class this year; John Austin won the Clubman Veteran Class and will try his luck in 2016 riding in the Expert Veteran Class while Andy Mason won the Clubman Super Veteran for the second year running. A special mention to Craig Roper for finishing second in the Expert E1/2 Sub Class ACU British Enduro Championship. Mr Chaplin also mentioned that four Clubs affiliated in November 1958 to the Eastern Centre of the Auto Cycle Union, two Clubs are now defunct, and the third Club has merged with another Club while the fourth Club has flourished and that being the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club.

Club Awards winners were Alex Rampton – Gordon Drake Trophy Most Improved Rider, Jamie Roper – Chairman Challenge Best Beach Racer, Craig Roper – Donald Steed Trophy Most Meritorious Club Member, Ryan McDonnell – Eric Kinnard Bump Stick Trophy Best 2 Stroke Rider, Jamie Roper – Donald Steed Junior Challenge Trophy Best Enduro Rider, Alex Rampton – Donald Steed Tankard Best Junior, Paul Webb – Roy Alston Cup Best Club Member, Alastair Aim – Peter Smith Memorial Cup for Long Service, Alex Rampton – Dave Roper Memorial Trophy Best Club Sponsored Rider, Don and Cath Blackman – Alan Alston Memorial Bowl a Special Award and Jeff Sharp – Spirit of Motorcycle Sport who suffered a heart attack a year ago and it took paramedics 29 minutes to revive him and he has made a full recovery and riding again.

 Sudbury members who won 2015 Eastern Centre Enduro Championship Classes. From left to right  Andy Mason (Clubman Super Veteran), Jamie Roper (Supreme Champion), Alex Rampton (Clubman Champion) and John Austin (Clubman Veteran Champion)

Above Sudbury members who won 2015 Eastern Centre Enduro Championship Classes.From left to right  Andy Mason (Clubman Super Veteran), Jamie Roper (Supreme Champion), Alex Rampton (Clubman Champion) and John Austin (Clubman Veteran Champion)



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Sudbury Enduro ClubDespite heavy rain days before the Extreme Enduro last Sunday staged by the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham Essex the event took place with very muddy conditions. Unfortunately the field the Club rented for car parking was flooded however they obtained a smaller piece of land for cars only while the 4x4 vehicles were sent up a muddy track to the course but with regret several cars had to be turned away when their field was full.

Sudbury Enduro ClubOf the entry of 50 44 riders started and at 15 seconds intervals the four Classes started by running down a hill to their bikes on the starting line. Riding in the Pro Class Jamie Roper (Sudbury) soon took the lead but was being chased by Charlie Frost (Somerset) riding in the Expert Class and throughout the two hours were neck and neck with the lead changing constantly As the conditions worsen it was Frost who rides in British Championship Extreme Enduros who took the Supreme Sudbury Enduro ClubChampion win by competing 12 laps to Roper’s 11. All the riders’ struggles around the course and the many Marshals were on hand to haul them up the steep muddy climbs but they still struggled on the flat ground over the many logs, telegraph poles, concrete stairway and the long slab climb. Jamie Roper was the winner of the Pro Class on 11 laps while Ben Wibberley (Sidcup) was second 10 laps, Sam Toy (Sudbury) 9 laps, Chris Hockey (Sudbury) 4th 8 laps and Ian Parker 5th 7 laps. Sudbury Enduro ClubThe winner of the Expert Class Charlie Frost out rode his fellow Class riders with his 12 completed laps as the next two riders only completed 7 laps with Brendon Mayers (Halstead) in 2nd place pushing Jack Berry into 3rd place by 13 minutes while Alex Ramp ton and Kelvin Vant (both Sudbury) completed 6 laps it was Rampton took 4th place to Vant’s 5th place by 57 seconds. Two more riders tied on 5 laps with Ryan McDonnell taking 6th place from fellow Sudbury member Phil Roper 7th by 9 minutes while Jez Moss (Sudbury) took 8th place 4 laps and Paul Belton on 3 laps finished 9th. The Clubman Class was also closely contested with Brian Till taking first place on 7 laps with Joe Till 2nd on 6 laps bother these riders travelling from Northern England

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Photos by Anthony Ridge and are No.33 Charlie Frost, No.1 Jamie Roper, No. 42 Brian Till, and No 41 Paul Nash winners of the four Classes



With Christmas now over and New Year upon us how about shaking off those cobwebs with a morning out in the fresh air to watch an Extreme Enduro on Sunday 3rd January 2016 at Foxborough Quarry Halstead Road Sible Hedingham Essex. This is a nonstop motor cycle event starting at 11am and running to 1pm with manic, chaotic, mayhem and good riding over a hilly rock slab climb, staircase, mud, tyres, tree trunks and oil drums. The course has been lengthened with more open space to allow the bikes engines to cool down and to let the faster rider pass also parts have been widened with extra slabs and now old telegraph poles have been introduced. There will again be four classes being Pro, Expert, Clubman and Trials with the finishers receiving a medal for their endeavours. The Organisers, the Sudbury Moto Cycle Club will be using their new wristband transponders system to record all the laps and time and this will be able to produce a result after the event which will enable a podium presentation to the winners on the day. Special parking arrangements for spectators are being made and there is a charge of £5 per person which will help defray the cost of the meeting.



Course preparations are now in progress for the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club’s Extreme Enduro at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham Essex on Sunday 3rd January 2016. Parts of the course has been widened extra slabs on one of the climbs are in place large tree trunks along with more tyres will be in place before the day. The course will be longer with open space for engines to cool down and to allow for faster riders to overtake. Photos attached all taken by myself (Roger Chaplin) shows some of the course during preparation.

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Craig RoperDespite rain on the previous day and strong winds on the day itself the 2015 Muntjac Enduro sponsored by G H Motorcycles in the Thetford Forest with its 210 entry was a great success. It was thanks to the Diss Motor Cycle Club who organised the 11th and final round of the Edmondson Racing/ACU British Enduro Championship. There was more good fortune than bad for Sudbury Motor Cycle Club members and all eyes were on Craig Roper in the Expert Class and he managed to finish 12th Overall and 2nd in the Expert E1/2 sub Class which he had already secured second best rider in Great Britain in his sub Class. C Roper gained 4 points on the day while Stevie Roper was 14th getting 2 points and Steve Mason 15th getting 1 point. Meanwhile in the Championship Class Jamie Roper was up against the elite of the Country and finished 14th securing one point in the Contest and nine points in his E2 sub Class with a 7th place. Alex Rampton riding in only his second year made his debut in the Clubman Class of the British Championship and finished 10th getting 6 points while out of the points were Alex Walton 18th and Daniel Piper 51st. In the Over 40 Veteran Class Sudbury riders in the points were Gavin Hockey 7th Phil Roper 8th, Jez Moss 12th and further down the field were Nigel Ross 16th, Paul Belton 18th, David Keeble 26th and Martin Gunton 27th. Both Jason Ager and James Millar did not finish. In the Over 50 Veteran Class Graham Mays finished 7th and Chris Ginn 11th both winning Contest points. There was a private battle in the Sportsman Class between Jeff Turner and Dean Curry which Turner won with 3rd place with Curry 5th again both securing points in this Contest.



This coming Sunday is the Muntjac Enduro being the last round of the 2015 British Enduro Championship being staged by the Diss Motor Cycle Club in Thetford Forest near Santon. This is a very popular event in East Anglia and has attracted an overall entry of 210 riders of which 10%, namely 21 are Sudbury members. Leading the Sudbury clan is Craig Roper competing in the Expert Class where he has already secured second place in his sub Class E1/2. He is joined in this Class by Stevie Roper and Steve Mason while Jamie Roper will be up against some of the elite Great Britain riders in the Championship Class and the last Sudbury rider to win this Class was Chris Koch in 1990 and 1992. In the Clubman Class Daniel Piper has come out of semi retirement to compete alongside Ben Ramus while on the Veteran – Over 40’s Class Jason Ager, Paul Belton, Martin Gunton, David Keeble, Jez Moss, Gavin Potter, Phil Roper, Nigel Ross, Shane Sparrow, Gavin Hockey, James Millar and Gareth Young will be fighting it out to be the best Sudbury member. The Veteran – Over 50’s Class see Graham Mays up against Chris Ginn while Jeff Turner and Dean Curry are riding in the Sportsman Class.

Meanwhile last Sunday Sudbury Club President Roger Chaplin was re-elected at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Centre Auto Cycle Union as one of its Vice Presidents a position he has held for 41 years.



Sudbury Motor Cycle Club member Stephen Green as a boy watched his father riding in Moped Speedway at Tye Farm in his village of Great Cornard and from there got the bug and when old enough starting competing in Grass Track Meetings with some success and over the last few years changed to Enduros riding Solo and Two Man with his elder brother Mark. This year after riding a couple of Enduros Stephen who turned 39 recently decided to concentrate on Grass Track racing with some considerable success, last week at the Frittenden Flyer meeting in Kent he won the Upright Class with two firsts and a second in the three legs and was the winner overall. A few weeks earlier he competed in the British Championship and secured second place which was a great achievement. In the Enduro scene the current positions show Craig Roper lying 27th overall in the Expert Class of the British Enduro Championship and second in the Expert E1/2 Class however he cannot catch the leader as he has contested all the rounds however Roper with one round to go cannot be overtaken so he will finish second in Great Britain.

Meanwhile the official final placings of the G H Motorcycle/Husqvarna/Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Championship have been published which confirms that Jamie Roper has won the Championship Class for the third year in succession with Sam Toy 3rd, Chris Hockey 4th, Steve Mason joint 5th, Craig Roper 8th and Stevie Roper 10th. Jamie Roper has a long way to go equal Chris Koch, 6 Titles and Chris Hockey 9 Titles however the Sudbury Club can take pleasure in that their members have won this Title 22 times over the last 27 years. In the Expert Class evergreen Nick Barrett finished joint 8th, Jack Nicolaou 11th, Chris Hart 15th, Jack Berry 19th, Darren Nicolaou joint 21st and Stephen Green 24th. In the Expert Veteran Class Contest Sponsor Gavin Hockey finished 2nd, Phil Roper 3rd, Paul Belton joint 7th, Gareth Young 9th, Nick Ames 10th, Nigel Ross 11th, Mark Green 12th, Graham Mays joint 14th, Richard Walters 16th, Paul Davis 20th, Andy Quorn joint 21st, Phil Waldron 23rd, and Julian Mair and Les Rampton joint 25th. Alex Rampton won the Clubman Class with Ryan McDonnell 2nd, Alex Walton 4th, Jamie Lagden 10th, Ben Ramus joint 11th, Nathan Greenaway 17th, Matt Smith 19th, Dean Southernwood 25th, James Hockey and Ben Roper joint 27th and Mark Fenwick joint 31st.

More success for Sudbury riders with John Austin winning the Clubman Veteran Class, Jason Carsboult 3rd, Dean Curry joint 4th, Jeff Turner 7th, Phil Waldron joint 8th, Martin Baker 10th, Andy Peck and Kevin Mole joint 14th, David Meehan 16th, Gavin Potter 20th, Martin Gunton joint 23rd, Peter Barltrop joint 25th, and Philip Barltrop joint 30th. Finally Andy Mason won the Clubman Veteran Class for the second year running, Gary Drage 3rd, Alister McFarquhar 6th, Sean MacDonald 7th, Perry Miller 8th, Trevor Scott 9th, Simon Thake 11th, Chris Ginn and Les Rampton joint 12th, Ed Kerridge 16th and Paul Webb joint 18th. For 2015 Sudbury members have won 4 of the 6 Titles where in 2014 they won 3 Titles.




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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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