Sudbury MCC October 2014 News
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SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB PRESS REPORT 28-09-14
It is neck and neck for the Clubman Class Title at this Sunday’s fifth and final round of the Dave Barkshire Motorcycles Two Man Enduro Contest between Ben Alexander/Tom Fazah and Robert Aldridge/Ed Pooley as both teams are on 72 points each with two wins, two seconds and two third places a piece. The same situation happened last year with two teams were inseparable and the Title was settled at the last round. If Alexander/Fazah and Aldridge/Pooley fail to score points then Jake Gregory/Richard Squirrell have an outside chance to snatch the Title but they will need to win the round. The Championship Class has already been won by last year’s winner Tom Braddock along with a new partner James Potter so it will be a battle for second and third. Currently Adam Ranson/Mark Chapman and Paul Belton/Phil Roper are on equal points for second place and if the Sudbury pairing of Belton/Roper who won the Expert Class last year can have a consistent ride they could be the runners up. The Expert Class has also been won by the Sudbury pairing of Glenn Walsh/Ian Tutton and again it is a contest for second and third. There are five teams vying for these two positions, the best place are Tom Sargent/Ross Taylor who won the Clubman Class last year with Carl Honeywood/Christian Drane and Martin & David Stevens in close pursuit however two Sudbury teams of Alex Walton/Andy Quorn and Gary & Dale Gladwin could take these places.
The event is being organised by the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club at Tye Farm Great Cornard near Sudbury Suffolk with the first four riders in the morning session starting at 10am. The morning session is two hours with team members having to changeover every 30 minutes, ride as many laps as they can and not incur penalty points for lateness. The afternoon session starts at 1pm again for two hours with the course ridden in the opposite direction and the first lap is timed for the special test to decide any ties in the scores.
SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB PRESS REPORT 21-09-14
It is eight years since Sudbury Motor Cycle Club member Stephen Green rode in Grass Track Meetings, however his friend Peter Daw lent him a bike to ride in the support races of The British Under 21 Grass Track Championship at Ugley in Essex. Stephen competed in the four legs of the Solo Older Two Valve and Upright Class and in leg one he stormed into the lead winning the race in 1 minute and 3.14 seconds recording a speed of 54.02mph. It was another victory for him in leg two with a time of 1 minute and 3.22 seconds, speed 53.87mph. It was a different story in leg three as he was beaten for the first time but managed second, however in leg four he was back to his winning ways with a finishing time of 1 minute and 5.50 seconds, speed 52.00mph dead. Stephen of Great Cornard who turned 38 two weeks ago was first smitten with the racing bug when his father took him to a Moped Speedway Meeting near the historic Scrambles/Moto Cross/Enduro track at Tye Farm Great Cornard at the age of four. Stephen is thinking over a return to Grass Track racing next year but in the meantime he is keeping to Enduros and his next ride is at his home track of Great Cornard on 5th October being the last round of the Dave Barkshire Motorcycles Two Man Championship and is partnering his brother Mark who won the Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Expert Veteran Class this year.
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SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB PRESS REPORT 14-09-14
Near disaster was turned to triumph for Sudbury members Glenn Walsh and Ian Tutton in the Expert Class at round 4 of the Dave Barkshire Two Man Championship held last Sunday at Kenton by the Stowmarket Motor Cycle Club. Walsh had sold his bike and was going to ride his father’s bike and after preparing it on the Saturday everything was working well but on the Sunday at the event the bike would not start so it looked like the pairing were out of the competition and although they had a 16 point lead in the Contest they could fall back to second place if their rivals won on the day. Upon checking the rules of the competition they found they both can ride sharing the one bike, however they must changeover every 30 minutes but would lose valuable minutes re-fuelling the machine. Undaunted by this the pair put their heart and soul into their riding to try and secure as many points as they could and at the end Walsh had blisters on his hand from riding an unfamiliar bike. Now to the triumph when the provisional results were published they had won the Expert Class on the day while their nearest rivals could only manage 5th place. This means if the results on the day stands they have won the Expert Contest Class with one round to go and a Sudbury pairing also won this Title last year. Meanwhile back to the results Sudbury pairing of 24 year old Alex Walton and Expert Veteran Andy Quorn finished 2nd with father and son Darren and Jack Nicolaou riding for the first time together finished 9th and Jeff Sharp with partner Tim Ford were 10th. In the Championship Class Sudbury’s Paul Belton and Phil Roper have struggled throughout the Series but have had consistent places and Sunday they secured 6th place and they have moved up to 3rd in the Contest. They may be credited two extra points from a previous round which gives them a very outside chance of winning the Title but they could finish 2nd. In the Clubman Class Dean Curry regular partner was not available and Jeff Turner stepped in and they secured 5th place on the day while Adam Kempster and Keith Potter were 7th and Ian Head managed to find a riding partner at the last minute and finished 9th with the help of Phil Levermore. Two more Sudbury riders were in the points, Peter and Phil Barltrop were 14th while Paul Webb and Trevor Scott were 15th. The last round is on 5th October at Tye Farm Great Cornard.
SUDBURY MOTOR CYCLE CLUB PRESS REPORT 31-08-14
Now the dust has settle on the Solo Enduro Championship it is time to catch up with the third round of the Dave Barkshire Two Man Championship which was organised by the Diss Motor Cycle Club on 17th August. In the Championship Class the Sudbury pairing of Phil Roper and Paul Belton finished 4th on the day and are also 4th in the Contest on 32 points 19 behind the leaders. All eyes were on Ian Tutton and Glenn Walsh in the Expert Class who had won the first two rounds but it was not their day as in the afternoon session Tutton picked up a puncture which slowed him right up and they fell behind and finished 4th with fellow Sudbury Club members Alex Walton and Andy Quorn finished ahead of them to 3rd place. It was also a bad day for Gary and Dale Gladwin but they secured 11th while Nigel Ross and Graham Mays finished 14th. It was not all bad news for the Tutton and Walsh as their nearest rivals finished behind them in 5th place so the Sudbury pairing has increased their lead in the Contest to 16 points while the Gladwin pairing have slipped into 3rd place. In the Clubman Class the best place for a Sudbury member was Dean Curry with Duncan Griffin (Diss) with 10th place while Paul Webb and Trevor Scott secured 13th. Curry and Griffin are in 7th place in the Contest on 18 points however the leaders have 57 points. Round 4 is being organised by the Stowmarket Club at Kenton on 14th September and the Sudbury Club has the honour to host the final round on 5th October at Tye Farm Great Cornard.
Butley Images now available thanks to Sharon Barltrop VIEW IMAGES HERE
JOINT SUDBURY & WOODBRIDGE MOTOR CYCLE CLUBS EVENT REPORT 24-08-14
Last Sunday was the final round of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/Eastern Centre Enduro Championship being staged by the Woodbridge Motor Cycle Club at Butley Suffolk. Locked together in the Championship Class was last year’s winner Jamie Roper and Chris Hockey nine times of this Title (both Sudbury) on 62 points each and waiting in the wings was Jason Morland (Halstead) on 54 points. However there was a surprise in the entry list British Enduro Champion Tom Sagar also Brad Freeman and Mark Roberts who also feature in the British Championships made the trip from Wales to compete.
These three riders were first, second and third respectively on the day but all eyes were on Hockey Roper and Morland and Hockey drew first blood in the first special test with a time of 211.81 seconds to Roper’s time of 218.79 seconds and Morland’s 219.40 seconds. Hockey’s lead of 6.98 seconds was reduced by Roper to 1.82 seconds in the second special test while Morland had a better time than Hockey. It was now all down the third and last special test Hockey recorded 210.75 seconds, Morland 209.60 seconds and Roper 205.31 seconds and everyone were waiting with baited breath for the overall totals. Roper’s time was 631.72, Hockey 635.35 a lead for Roper of 3.63 seconds while Morland’s times were 641.36 however Ricky Roper (Sudbury) had a better time than Morland and Hockey of 634.94.
Everything was down to the eighth and last session where all the Championship Class riders had 14 minutes to complete the course with penalties of 60 seconds for every minute last. Hockey and Roper were on the same minute and Hockey got in front first but Roper was not going to be thwarted and at the first possible opportunity passed Hockey and then had first choice at all the best lines. When the 14 minutes were up two riders were seen in the distance could one or both get to the finish line before the next minute and it was Roper in front of Hockey and as Roper negotiated the last four bends there was a loud applause from the spectators and Roper managed to finish 20 before the next minute and Hockey was just 5 seconds behind him. Although only 4th place on the day for Roper it was enough to give him a two points win to keep his Title. Hockey finished 5th as Ricky Roper incurred 60 penalty points for being one minute late while Morland had to settle for 7th place.
The Expert Class was won by Glenn Walsh (Sudbury) with Ian Tutton (Sudbury) 2nd and David Stevens (Diss) 3rd. Lewis Bond (Lowestoft) had already won this Title while three Sudbury riders Walsh, Darren Nicolaou and Tutton finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. The Expert Veteran Class was won by Michael Ridge (Woodbridge) with Mark Chapman (Diss) 2nd and Paul Davis (Sudbury) 3rd and Chapman’s second was enough to give him the Title with Graham Mays (Sudbury) 2nd and John Bishop (Woodbridge) 3rd.
There were four riders in the reckoning for the Clubman Class Title and on the day Ross Taylor (Diss) won followed by Ben Alexander Woodbridge) 2nd, William Hughes (Braintree) 3rd while Dean Goggins Woodbridge) could only manage 8th. Taylor wins the Title with 84 points while Goggins secured 2nd place over Hughes by virtue of a better score in a previous round. Jason Fowler (Diss) won the Clubman Veteran Class with Mark Green (Sudbury) 2nd and Jason Ager (Sudbury) 3rd and the Title goes to Green 87 points to Fowler’s 79 points while Duncan Griffin (Diss) is 3rd. Andy Mason (Sudbury) won the Clubman Super Veteran Class with Clive Stevens (Diss) 2nd and Don Blackman (Colchester) 3rd. Mason wins the Title with Steve Finch (Braintree) 2nd and Stevens 3rd.
The Team Dave Roper Challenge for Sudbury members between 15 and 21 has been won by Alex Rampton on 445 points, 2nd Jack Nicolaou 434 points 3rd Ben Roper 355 points 4th Ryan McDonnell 354 points and 5th Euan Miller 324 points.
Blast From The Past
The is a gem cine footage put onto DVD. Suffolk Grand National Scramble 31-03-1963 organised by the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club at Tye Farm Great Cornard Suffolk.
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
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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