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13th February 2013


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Classic Track Day News

Beezumph is back at Cadwell; the Morini Riders Club are there the day before; the Festival of 1000 Bikes is nearly full, and Thundersprint welcomes modern motorcycles...

Beezumph is Back

The Trident and Rocket 3 Owners' Club have confirmed that their ever-popular Beezumph track day will return to Cadwell Park circuit in 2013. The event will have a new, single-day format with track sessions open to all makes and age of motorcycles on Saturday 27th July 2013. As you might expect with the TR3OC, there will also be a rally and camping on the Saturday night.

Track sessions cost 130 (discounted to 110 for members of the TR3OC), and will be split into four classes to ensure that everyone rides with compatible machines. The categories include Classic (pre-1985); Fast Classic (pre-1985 and a bit nippy); Race/Quick (pre-1985 bikes ridden with vigour) and Open, which for the first time allows any age of bike to join the Beezumph fun.

Just pretend you can't see the cement dust covering a previous machines oil slick, ok?

If all that sounds a little bit intimidating, and you don't have any experience of riding on track days before, then the TR3OC have kept a special 'entry level' class for you. This is especially suitable for anyone who is unfamiliar with Cadwell's curves or who'd just like to take a spin on a race circuit in relaxed circumstances. Entry Level rides include one track session in the morning and another in the afternoon, each of 15 minutes, which are fully marshalled. These cost 30 for all entrants and any solo motorcycle is acceptable.

Rally Tickets are also available. These don't include any track sessions but do cover camping, food on the Saturday night and a rally badge for 15 (children's food tickets are 3 each). Entry forms can be downloaded from www.tr3oc.co.uk

Morini Riders Make it a Weekender

The Morini Riders Club have provisionally booked Friday the 26th July for their long running, low key but always enjoyable track day. Last year there were around 40 Morinis of various shapes, sizes and ages on track, plus another sixty or so other assorted classics.

Morinis over the Mountain, Cadwell 2012

Keep an eye on the club website at www.morini-riders-club.com for more information.

Festival almost full

The VMCC's Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park provides track sessions for 1200 participants and at the end of January over 1000 of those places had been filled. So if you would like to ride your classic on track over the weekend of 13th and 14th July 2013 you'll need to enter immediately. Entry forms from www.vmcc.net/1000bikes

Thundersprint welcomes modern machines

This year's Thundersprint is on April 21st at Anglesey, giving riders the chance to test themselves against the spectacular two-mile track in timed competition. The emphasis is on having fun rather than hard-faced competitive riding, with entrants riding one at a time under ACU rules for a timed sprint.

Previous Thundersprints have only catered for older classics, but the organisers have added a new class for 2013, the 'Powerbike' category, for bikes manufactured after 1989.

All Thundersprint entrants get to ride their bikes in three 15 minutes track sessions, plus the Cavalcade. See thundersprint.com for full details.

Morinis on ..


Anglesey, and a 20 year old Kawasaki. Yes, really...

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