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2017 NORTHERN AREA VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for the 2017 Northern Area Veterans Championship.
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British motorsport could end due to EU ruling

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Joint statement from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), the Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) and the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU)

 
British motorsport could end due to EU ruling
 
The outcome of a government consultation on a piece of EU insurance legislation could end motorsport in the UK.
 
Yesterday, 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.
 
In the UK, the motorsport industry employs over 50,000 people, generates a total of £11 billion of sales each year and is backed up by a world-leading high performance engineering industry.
 
Motorcycle competition is a popular UK Sport and generates much needed income in rural areas, with over 1.9 million spectators watching around 58,000 riders attend an average of over 4000 off-road and track events each year.   These range from junior motocross to the British Superbikes, which would all end without the required insurance under the ECJ ruling.*  
 
MCIA, ACU and AMCA call on the government to exempt motor and motorcycle sport from any changes to insurance law which arise from the ECJ judgement.  While the UK remains in the EU, even a temporary implementation of the ruling, as suggested by the Department for Transport in its consultation document, would be fatally damaging to what is an important industry and net contributor to the UK economy.
 
Speaking for the ACU, AMCA and MCIA, Steve Kenward, CEO of MCIA says:
 
 “At a stroke, this would wipe out a successful industry and all the jobs that go with it, as well as eliminating a popular leisure pursuit for 1.9 million people, along with the boost that this gives to both local and national economies.  
 
“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.”
 
Background:
 
The Vnuk judgment imposes compulsory third party injury and damage insurance to all vehicles of any kind when used on any type of land.  As well as affecting all motorsport vehicles, it could affect electric bicycles, sit-on lawnmowers, golf buggies, mobility scooters and even uninsured vehicles parked on private property under the Statutory Off-Road Notification scheme.  The ruling stems from a case involving a Slovenian farm worker, who was hurt falling from a ladder, which was hit by a reversing tractor.
 

Staunton at Bromsberrow 8th Jan - CANCELLED

The event scheduled to take place on 8th January has been cancelled, the club would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and they will see you in the New Year.

Youth 85/150 & Womens Championship

New for 2017 will be the AMCA Womens Championhsip, with a proposed 6 round format. The details will be finalised in the new year but keep an eye on the website for further news.

Also coming back in 2017 is the Youth 85/150 Championship, the alloaction of rounds will be finalised in the New Year.

Check back in 2017 for more information!

Licence Fees for 2017

Motocross Licences have been held at the same price.
 
Motocross Licence - £59
Classic Scrambles - £49
Trials & Enduro - £15
(P&P £2 on all above) 


Motocross Fees

Advance entry through the office is £30, entry is strictly on a first come first served basis.

Late entry through the office until 12 midday on Friday (via phone or email) £40 Late entry via the club after 3pm on Friday £45
 
ODL fee in advance through the office until 12 midday on Friday (via phone or email) £55 ODL fee via the club after 3pm on Friday £65
 
Minimum guarantee to clubs per event £3,250 (60 riders needed at cut off of 5pm Monday).
This minimum guarantee will replace the previous rebate system. The £3,250 will be paid to clubs for all events with between 60 and 150 riders, irrelevant of whether those entries are advance, late or ODL's.
Any entries taken by the club on the day will be invoiced to the club at the full cost.
If an event has more than 150 riders, the club will receive a flat rate of £15 per rider over and above the £3,250 (again irrelevant of whether the entry is advance, late or ODL). 
 
£3,250 for 60 to 150 riders
£4,000 for 200 riders
£4,750 for 250 riders
 
The Directors have aimed for simplicity - one licence, one entry fee, a straightforward and easy to understand financial return process should benefit clubs and riders.

 

RENEW YOUR LICENCE / APPLY FOR A NEW 2017 LICENCE

MX1/MX2/Vets2 Stroke Championship 2017 Dates, Info & Registration

The Motocross Committee was held on the 18th December, the Championship dates were finalised and registration is now open.

The Superclass will not run as a seperate round and will be incorporated into the MX1 and MX2 Championship, this has allowed to the Championship to be expanded to 9 rounds.

MX1/MX2
The top 30 riders from 2016 will automatically qualify, all other registered riders will have to qualify.

Vets/2 Stroke
The top 20 riders from 2016 will automatically qualify, all other registered riders will have to qualify.


Calendar - Clubs and Venues to be announced

Round 1 April 9 
Round 2  April 16 
Round 3  April 30 
Round 4  May 28 
Round 5 July 2
Round 6 July 30
Round 7

August 13

Round 8 September 3
Round 9 September 10

REGISTER FOR THE 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP

FOR SALE - Ifor Williams Trailer

Ifor Williams trailer.

Dimensions

Body Width – 6ft 7

Body Length – 16ft 2

A Frame – 4ft

Sealed offers over £1,800 for the vehicle are invited.
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Amateur Motorcycle Association Continue to Fight Motorcycle Theft with Datatag and the Official MASTER Scheme

One of the UK’s leading motocross race organisations has declared its war on motorcycle theft is continuing by once again partnering with the motorcycle industry’s official security initiative, the MASTER Scheme.
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Bernie Andrews RIP - Funeral Details

The AMCA were saddened to hear of the passing Bernie Andrews this week. Bernie was an excellent rider in his time and won the IMBA 500 Champion in 1976, he also won two 500 AMCA titles in 1972 and 1974.

19th December 2016 at Stafford Crematorium at 10.00am, followed by a wake in Penkridge, venue tbc.

Bernie will be laid to rest in his MX kit and attendees are requested to dress casual with a MX theme.

BRITISH CLASSIC MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTATION

Presentation of the awards for the 2016 season will take place on Saturday, 18th February 2017 at the Telford Classic Show (courtesy of Mortons the publishers). Time to be confirmed but between 2 - 3pm. Roger Harvey, General Manager HRC will do the honours. Award winners for the 2016 season are:
 
Pre-65
(1) Liston Bell 190 points
(2) Lewis Bell 157
(3) Aaron Graves 132
(4) Chris Collins 129
(5) Martin Coleman 113
(6) Phil Nicholls 87
 
Best 350cc: Steve Dent
Runner-Up: Mitchell Harris
 
Pre-74
(1) Tim Dallaway 212
(2) Keith Rice 159
(3) Kris Winder 149
(4) Gary Green 121
(5) Ben Weaver 100
(6) Wayne Partington 86
 
Please let me know (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01432-273627) if you are unable to collect your award.
 
Arrangements for the 2017 series are almost complete. The 2017 programme is likely to contain 6 rounds. Again they are all AMCA clubs and include:
 
23rd April: Bath Classic @ Yatton Keynell, nr Chippenham, Wilts.
4th June: Cumbria Classic @ Blencarn, near Penrith, Cumbria.
16th July: Mortimer Classic @ Bennetts Hill, Theale, nr 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.
 
In 2017 there is unlikely to be a championship round at Abbeycwmhir (Mid-Wales Classic). Mortimer Classic will, for the first time, accept Japanese solos for their championship event.