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MERTHYR MXC 2017 CLUB MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Merthyr MXC's next club night
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2017 AMCA/"Classic Dirt Bike" - BRITISH CLASSIC MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

There have been a couple of changes to the 2017 series during the last few weeks, writes Dave Gittins. 
 
The Acorns club has been added to the series and they will host Round Two at Butterton on 14th May; and the 3rd Round at Blencarn (courtesy of Cumbria Classic) has been moved to 25th June. The revised championship programme now looks like this:
 
23rd April: Bath Classic @ Yatton Keynell, near Chippenham, Wilts.
14th May: Acorns @ Butterton, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs
25th June: Cumbria Classic @ Blencarn, near Penrith, Cumbria
16th July: Mortimer Classic @ Bennetts Hill, Theale, near Reading
6th August: North Devon (Atlantic) @ Combe Martin, North Devon
27th August: Moseley (Birmingham) MCC @ Hanbury, Worcestershire
1st October: Llanthony Classic @ Llanthony, near Abergavenny, Mon.
 
Once again the championship will be split into two categories - Pre-65 and Pre-74: the Pre-74 category will include ELIGIBLE Japanese machines. Also round barrel Victors go in the Pre-65 category, square barrel Victors are Pre-74.
 
At each meeting the championship event will be an invitation event. The list of invited riders will appear in the programme. Pre-registration is not necessary although I will be asking for e-mail addresses.
 
Time permitting and the club’s agreement there will be two championship races for each category at each meeting, run separately. Failing that the categories will be combined and race together with separate results. Each race 15 minutes plus 1 lap. Every race will count towards a rider’s final points total. Points will be awarded down to 15th place.
 
If in doubt about machine eligibility, please check the AMCA Classic Rule Book pages 10 – 15. Particularly page 10 item 25.2 regarding date of manufacture and page 11 item 27.1 – 27.9 for the suspension rules. Eligibility may be checked at any of the championship meetings. If in doubt about anything please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - not the AMCA.
 
The awards for the 2016 season will be presented at the Telford Classic Show on Saturday, 18th February. Those due to receive awards have been notified by e-mail. If you have not received an e-mail, or you cannot attend the show, please let me know.

STAUNTON & CORSE - NEW MEMBERSHIP OFFERS FOR 2017

Following a recent AGM the Staunton & Corse MX Club are offering 2 membership options for 2017.

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CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW

TELFORD OFF-ROAD SHOW GUESTS OF HONOUR ANNOUNCED
 
The countdown has begun to the biggest classic off-road event of the year, and so it’s all eyes on the Telford International Centre which will once again host the two-day Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks.
 
Taking place across the weekend of February 18-19, one of the star guests has been confirmed as Honda’s MXGP general manager Roger Harvey who is a motocross veteran and 1983 British 125 champion.
 
After a riding career spanning nearly two decades, Harvey managed the Castrol Honda British and World Supersport Championship team playing a key role in the development of the Isle of Man TT Fireblade with John McGuinness. He soon returned to the dirt, however, heading up Honda’s motocross programme, and it’s a role he’s held since.
 
Joining Harvey as special guest will be Peter Duke – a former International Six Days Enduro competitor, founder of motorcycle media giant Duke Video and son of six-time motorcycle world champion Geoff. Duke Video is the world’s biggest distributor of motorsport entertainment, and visitors will get the chance to hear about its history along with Peter’s stories about his legendary father and tales from his own life within the sport.
 
Roger will be joining AMCA General Manager Suzanne Potts on the Saturday afternoon on the main stage to present the trophies to the winners of the AMCA British Classic MX Championship sponsored by Classic Dirt Bike. Dave Gittins, organiser of the Championship will also be hand to talk to perspective Championship riders for 2017. Fixtures for this year’s Championship are available to view on the AMCA website www.amca.uk.com 
 
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Clubs and private entrants will pack into the venue once again, bringing together the most fascinating collection of historic off-road machines you’ll find under one roof, and they’ll be joined by a raft of traders offering everything from parts and spares through to accessories and riding kit, plus project bikes… if you’re tempted.
 
There are also some incredible and rare race examples set to go on display including a 1957 V8 Moto Guzzi and 1964 500 GP Bianchi courtesy of the Sammy Miller Museum.
Discount advance tickets are now on sale with a one-day adult pass costing just £11 – a £2 saving against the gate price. Those wanting early access to the autojumble on Saturday can buy an early bird ticket for £14 in advance which is a £3 discount. For more information see the EVENT PAGE or call 01507 529529.
 
SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER
 
As traditional as the event itself, the Saturday evening of the Hagon Shocks-sponsored Classic Dirt Bike Show sees the hosting of a three-course sit-down meal with the weekend’s guests of honour taking on speaking duties.
 
It will cost you just £32 for a seat, which includes your food and all of the evening’s entertainment. To find out more and book your place, follow the links from the EVENT PAGE or call the customer services team on 01507 529529. 

AMCA members please respond – FIGHT VNUK!

The outcome of a government consultation on a piece of EU insurance legislation could end motorsport in the UK.
 
In December the Government issued a document for public consultation, which gives an option of implementing the European Court decision known as the ‘Vnuk judgment’.  The ruling makes it compulsory for anyone using any form of motorised transport to have third party damage and injury insurance. This will affect all participants in all forms of motorsport.
 
The insurance industry has made it clear to government that third party risks for motorsport activities are uninsurable, not least because of the sheer number of potential vehicle damage claims that would arise. Therefore, if implemented, the Vnuk judgment would wipe out all legal motor and motorcycle sport activity.
 
The AMCA, MCIA and ACU call on the government to exempt motor and motorcycle sport from any changes to insurance law which arise from the ECJ judgement.  
 
Speaking for the AMCA, ACU and MCIA, Steve Kenward, CEO of MCIA says:
  
“If the Government implements the Vnuk judgment un-amended, British motorcycle sport would end in the UK.  Given that we are coming out of the EU, we are astonished that the Government is even considering an option to implement Vnuk.  We call on Ministers to end uncertainty and put a stop to Vnuk in the UK.”
 
As a first step in the fight against VNUK, Suzanne Potts General Manager of AMCA and the AMCA Board of Directors are appealing to all members to sign the change.org appeal LINK HERE to raise awareness of the issue and send a clear message to Government. 
 

SHOBDON MXC AGM & CLUB MEETING 2017 MEMBERSHIP

Shobdon MXC are hosting their AGM and membership sign up meeting.

It will be hosted on Friday 20th January at the Oxford Arms Kington, 7:30pm start.

Please come along if you intend to join Shobdon Club for this year, the club will also be discussing the events for this season.

If you wish to contact the club you can do via their Facebook page:- https://www.facebook.com/groups/67804224984/

Somerset Scramble practice day 12/3/17

The Somerset Classic club are running a Scrambles practice day on the 12th March, at Five Oaks Farm, Monkton Wyld. The day will start at 11:00am and will also include a class for Sidecars.

Contact Keith Taylor for more info on  07793 552489 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ROSS FALCONS MXC CLUB MEETING 2017 MEMBERSHIP

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DURSLEY MXC 2017 CLUB ANNUAL AGM

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UPTON MXC CLUB MEETING 2017 MEMBERSHIP

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