Sudbury MCC March 2014 News
Foxborough Endurothon urgent Appeal
ENDUROTHON 9th MARCH 2014 FOXBOROUGH QUARRY SIBBLE HEDINGHAM THIS IS AN URGENT APPEAL TO ALL THOSE COMPETITORS WHO HAVE NOT ASKED TO HIRE A TRANSPONDER ON THE DAY, WOULD YOU PLEASE CONTACT THE SECRETARY OF THE MEETING ASAP TO INDICATE YOU WISH TO HIRE. THE COST OF HIRE IS £10 WITH YOUR ACU LICENCE AS SECURITY. ALSO A BRACKET IS REQUIRED AND THE PURCHASE PRICE IS £8. FOR THE TEAMS YOU WILL SHARE A TRANSPONDER WHICH YOU WILL SWAP WHEN YOU CHANGEOVER , OF COURSE YOU WILL NEED A BRACKET EACH. DETAILS OF TRANSPONDERS REQUIREMENTS WILL BE SENT TO THE ELECTRONIC TIMING CHIEF EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING.
THE TRACK HAS BEEN MAPPED OUT AND IS IN GOOD CONDITION ALSO THERE ARE SOME NEW PARTS WHICH WILL BE VERY INTERESTING.
WORK PARTY REQUIRED SATURDAY 8th MARCH 9am
SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB PRESS REPORT 02-03-14
It is all revved up and somewhere to go this Sunday 9th March because it is the 6 hour Endurothon at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham Essex. This is the first event for 2014 being organised by the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club and so far over 100 competitors have entered and more are expected. It is a mixture of teams of two and solos known as Ironman. For the teams there are no specific times when they have to changeover which the Two Man Championship Contest has.
There will be the usual Classes of Championship, Expert, Clubman and Sportsman riders for both the Teams and Ironmen and after months of rain it is expected the course will be muddy especially the infamous bogs. Last year the time limit was reduced to 3.5 hours due to the snowy conditions however this year the marathon endurance is expected to go the full 6 hours with the first riders away at 9am.
SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB PRESS REPORT 23-02-14
Round one of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Championship got off to a good start last Sunday being staged by the Diss Motor Cycle Club in the forests around Santon Downham. The large entry included many top British riders who were taking the opportunity to try out the terrain which is used later in the year for a British National Enduro round.
The top four places in the Championship Class were taken by these National riders with the winner being Tom Sagar the current British Champion. The real battle on the day and for the rest of the season is between current Eastern Centre Champion Jamie Roper (Sudbury) and nine times winner Chris Hockey (Sudbury) and Hockey came out on top with 5thwhile Roper was 7th.
Roper was carrying a shoulder injury from the previous week practising which hampered him during the two special tests. The luckiest rider on the day was Jason Morland (Halstead) who before the event was first reserve however it was thanks to Kelvin Vant (Sudbury) having to withdraw that Morland got a ride and finished 8th. Others Sudbury riders positions were Steve Mason 9th, Sam Toy 10th, Ricky Roper 11th and Craig Roper 14th. In the Expert Class top Sudbury rider was Nick Barrett 9thfollowed by Darren Nicolaou 10th, Andy Tyler 11th and Ian Tutton 14th. In the new Expert over 40 Class Sudbury’s Graham Mays was 5th with Richard Walters 8th, Mark Waller 9th, Jeff Sharp 11thand Simon Larner 14th.
There were no Sudbury riders scoring points in the Clubman Class but they were more successful in the other two new Classes of Over 40 and Over 50. In the Over 40 Mark Green was 4th, Jeff Turner 5th, Dean Curry 6th, Ian Head 11th, David Meehan 13th and James Millar 15th. The Over 50 Class was a win for Gary Drage with Andy Mason 3rd, Julian Mair 5th, Alister McFarquhar 6th and Ed Kerridge 7th.
Six of the eight members of Team Dave Roper competed today and it looked that new member 16 year old Euan Millar was going to cause an upset. He had the fastest times in the two special tests and all he needed to do was ride the final session which had a tight time schedule of 28 minutes and after a good start he failed to finish. This left the door open for Jack Nicolaou to take first place with new boy 15 year old Alex Rampton just behind him. George Warren was 3rd, George Eustace 4th and Ben Roper 5th. Round 2 in 16th March at Butley however the week before is the Sudbury Club’s Endurothon on 9th March at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham and already the entry list has topped 80 and more are expected.
Awards Night 1st February 2014
Photos from the Awards night in the gallery to view them please CLICK THIS LINK
Join SudburyMcc 2014
Please use the following link to download the 2014 Membership form.
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 Clubâ€™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.
Dr Shox boot camp video
This is where the Sudbury MCC Dave Roper trust funded under 21 riders have been training for more info on this school please visit this link
SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB PRESS REPORT 01-01-14
With the arrival of 2014 the calendar for the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club can now be revealed but first in mid January is the marriage of the current Eastern Centre Enduro Champion Jamie Roper to Hollie Mason while the Annual General Meeting is on Monday 27th January at The Dolphin Bradwell near Braintree start time 8pm. Saturday February 1st is the Annual Dinner and Awards Night which 50 trophies will be presented, the venue being the Stoke by Nayland Hotel and Golf Club at which the riders for the 2014 Team Dave Roper will be announced. To date 9 Club members under 21 years of age have accepted the invitation and there will be a new name on the Dave Roper Memorial Trophy as the 2013 winner James Hockey is now 22.
Sunday March 9th sees the Clubâ€™s first event being the 6 hour Endurothon at Foxborough Quarry, Sible Hedingham and this will be electronically timed for the first time, in fact the Sudbury Club is intending to have all their events recorded this way something they set out to do five years ago. Sunday April 13th is the next event at Tye Farm Great Cornard unfortunately it will not be the Dave Roper Memorial Moto Cross as that day clashes with a Eastern Centre Moto Cross Championship round but the Club is going back to grass roots and run a Trail Cross. Sunday May 18th it is back to Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham for a round of the Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Championship then on to Sunday 15th June to Home Farm Little Hadham for another round of the Solo Championship. Sunday August 10th sees the Four Team Enduro at Tye Farm Great Cornard and finally on Sunday October 5th a round of the Two Man Championship at Oaklands Farm Chappel.
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
To download the provisional results for this event please >>DOWNLOAD HERE<<
We now have some images in the gallery thank to Stuart Cooper >>VIEW IMAGES<<
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.
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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