Motocross News

Classic Dirt Bike Show: Calling all dirt fans…

It’s less than a month until thousands of classic dirt bike fans get down and dirty at Telford International Centre over the weekend of February 17-18 for the awesome Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks.

 

The show is sure to have something that will tickle your fancy as clubs and private entries pack into the venue to display the most fascinating collection of historic off-road machines you’ll find under one roof.

 

They will also be joined by a mass of traders offering everything from parts, accessories, riding kit and project bikes to tempt you. The hugely popular autojumble opens an hour before the show on both days and will be overflowing with bargains.

 

To add to the excitement, Gerrit Wolsink, Colin Dommett, Peter Duke and the Hagon family will all be in attendance as guests of honour and will be interviewed on stage by top commentator Jack Burnicle.

 

The two-time Motocross (Scrambles) World Champion, Jeff Smith MBE, will also be in attendance at the show with his new book.

 

Road race fans aren't forgotten either at the Classic Off Road Show, with a lineup of mouthwatering road racers, including TT-winning machinery, some of which will be fired up over the weekend, weather permitting.

 

There’s also a chance to rub shoulders with some of our star guests at the Classic Dirt Bike dinner on the Saturday, which is located at the Holiday Inn on site. It includes a three-course meal and speeches from Gerrit, Colin and Peter as well as a Hagon Shocks 60th anniversary speech from Jack Burnicle, all for just £33 per person!

 

Discounted advance show tickets cost just £12 (£15 including early-bird autojumble) – this offer closes at 8.30am on Tuesday, February 13.

 

Head over to www.classicbikeshows.co.uk for more information and to purchase tickets.

NORTHAMPTON MXC OPEN FOR MEMBERSHIP

Northampton MX Club are now open for 2018 Membership.

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Terry King - AMCA President

The AMCA is delighted to announce the appointment of Terry King as Honorary President with immediate effect, a position which has been vacant since Gordon Mycock passed away in 2015.
Terry is currently suffering from ill health having been diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago.

Born in 1947 and originally from Wombourne, near Wolverhampton Terry met his wife Linda at the Ever Ready factory and followed Speedway at Wolverhampton for years before taking up Motocross.

In 1976 whilst living in Leamington Spa he joined the Standard (Coventry) AMCA club.  Within 12 months he and Linda moved to Cottesmore in Rutland and started the Leicester Club with the Whitehouse family.  In 1979 he was one of the founding members of the local Oakham club with whom he rode regularly, mainly in the Senior class, but also tried his hand later at Sidecars.
 
He was soon elected at the East Group Co-ordinator and moved on to the AMCA Executive Committee, and in 1984 when the AMCA was formed as a limited company he was one of the original Directors – a position he held for over 30 years.
 
During 1982 he took the position of the AMCA’s PRO (Public Relations Officer) and organised 3 scrambles in the Isle of Man during the Manx Road Racing week in September.
 
This entailed securing the use of tracks while the office looked after boat and accommodation bookings for over 100 AMCA riders.  This event became an annual event for several years.  Whilst the riders rode on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday and watched the road racing on Tuesday and Thursday Terry did a spot of fishing.
 
Terry also arranged a meeting with Kate Hoey, the Labour Party Minister for Sport and he Don Green had afternoon tea with her in the office whilst trying to explain why the Government should “recognise” the AMCA.  He also arranged for parties of riders from the East Group of clubs to compete in Holland under the IMBA banner.
 
2002 saw Terry elected as the AMCA as the Vice Chairman at the AGM with 73 MX clubs represented, and the following year he took over as the Chairman after Don Green stepped down after 26 years.
 
Terry was instrumental in putting the AMCA in touch with East Lindsey District Council, which ultimately led to the Skegness Beach Race.  This two day event is now in its 8th year.
 
In addition to his interest in the AMCA he was  a County Councillor for 18 years including being the Leader of the Council.   Both him and Linda are both keen supporters of the Wolves Football team and they both still attend many games home and away.
 
His attendance of AMCA Committee Meetings was 100% over the 35 years, he never missed an AGM, Executive Committee Meeting, Motocross Committee Meeting or Directors Meeting.

Terry defines the AMCA as the "biggest sporting co-operative - everyone owns it and everyone has a say on how it's run"

Don Green 

AMCA Chairman 2017

Championship (MX1/MX2/Vets/2t/Youth85/150) Dates & Venues Confirmed

Dates and Venues have now been confirmed:-

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NORTH WALES & NORTH SHROPSHIRE VETS & YOUTH 21 & UNDER SERIES

The North Wales North Shropshire group will be running the Veterans Over 40 & Over 50 Series again for this season and also a Youth 21 & Under Series, this will be over 10 rounds throughout the season.

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ANNOUNCEMENT – ALAN HALE

The AMCA are very sad to announce the death of long serving AMCA member, official and Director, Alan Hale of Teme Valley MCC.

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2018 AMCA CHAMPIONSHIP powered by DATATAG ANNOUNCEMENT!

The AMCA are please to announce that Darren Bartholomew will be the official commentator for the 2018 AMCA Championship. Darren has worked with the AMCA for several years and has proved to be both knowledgeable and an entertaining commentator.

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DEVIZES MX CLUB AGM AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Devizes MX Club AGM and membership meeting is being held @ 8pm on 22nd January 2018 at the Black Horse Pub Devizes as usual so come and join.

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Provisional Championship (MX1/MX2/Vets/2t/Youth85/150) and IMBA (MX1/MX2) Dates

Provisional Championship and IMBA Dates are as follows (These dates should be confirmed on the 15th December, this is the date when the IMBA dates become finalised)
 
Championship - MX1/MX2/Vets/2t/Youth85/150
Round 1 April 29 Dursley @ Nympsfield
Round 2 May 13 Teme Valley @ Boraston
Round 3 May 27 TBA
Round 4 June 10 Cannock @ Lower Drayton
Round 5 July 8 North Area @ Hawkstone
Round 6 July 29 TBA
Round 7 August 12 Cheltenham @ Brookthorpe
Round 8 September 9 Wrekin @ Long Lane
IMBA MX2
Round 1 June 3 Belgium @ The Fort, Koningshooikt
Round 2 June 24 GBR @ Lower Drayton
Round 3 July 1 Austria @ Feldkirch
Round 4 August 26 Italy @ Recoaro
Round 5 September 2 France @ Sangatte
Round 6 September 30 Germany @ Kleinhau
IMBA MX1
Round 1 June 24 GBR @ Lower Drayton
Round 2 July 15 Czech Rep @ Krasny Dvur
Round 3 July 21 (Sat) France @ Allaire
Round 4 August 19 Germany @ Ohlenberg
Round 5 August 27 Belgium @ Huldenberg
Round 6 September 2 Switzerland @ Beggingen
Round 7 September 16 Netherlands @ Meijel 

STAUNTON & CORSE CLUB AGM

Staunton & Corse AMCA MX Club are holding their AGM on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at The Swann Inn Pub, Staunton from 8pm.

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2018 Licences

You can now apply for your 2018 licence!!! You can apply below for a renewal or as a brand new member. The 2018 fixtures have also been received and can be downloaded below.

With the Motocross advance entry fee being frozen at £30, get your licence now!!!

RENEW YOUR LICENCE / APPLY FOR A LICENCE2018 MOTOCROSS FIXTURES LIST / 2018 CLASSIC FIXTURES LIST

SOUTH SHROPSHIRE PRESTIGE VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP

The final round of the South Shropshire Group Prestige Vets Championship was run at a damp and muddy Boraston track on Sunday 5th November.

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Office closed - Friday 3rd November

The office will be closed on Friday 3rd November due to the Skegness Beach Race. Thanks for your understanding.

2018 Westermans International British Womens Motocross Championship

After a very successfull 2017 the BWMA are pleased to announce that they will be running the Womens Championship again for 2018.

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LATE ENTRIES CLOSING EARLY FOR 5 NOVEMBER 2017

Online Late Entries will be closing a day early this week (Thursday 2 November) for events running on 5 November.

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The Amateur Motor Cycle Association announces the launch of the AMCA Hub in the coming months

The Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) is delighted to announce that it will be launching a new online service, the AMCA Hub, to improve the online experience of riders and clubs across the UK.

Once launched, the AMCA Hub will replace the current online membership system to give riders and clubs greater control over their involvement in the sport. By creating a profile within the AMCA Hub you will be able to purchase and renew Rider Licences, apply for Championship registration, as well as enter the 100’s of events taking place each year.

The launch of the AMCA Hub will also see riders be able to take advantage of a number of new features such as digital rider licences that can be added to Apple and Android smartphones. There will also be a variety of tools design specifically for Clubs, including administration features for management members and event-related functionality that we hope will support events across the country.

The AMCA has been supporting the growth of off-road motorcycling since 1932, making the organisation one of the oldest authorising bodies of its kind in the world. We continue to provide support to riders of all ages and abilities across the country, and the launch of the AMCA Hub is the organisation’s latest initiative aimed at creating greater levels of engagement with all those involved in the sport.

Suzanne Potts, General Manager at the Amateur Motor Cycle Association, believes the introduction of the AMCA Hub will mark a big step forward for the organisation:

“We’ve known for a while that we wanted to improve the online services provided to everyone participating in our sport, but it was a case of finding the right partner who could deliver what we had envisaged. We believe we have found that partner in Sport:80 who came to us with a great reputation and glowing references from peers in our industry. They have taken the time to get in to the detail of our organisation and how we can improve the online experience for our members. Now just a couple of months away from launching the AMCA Hub, we have been really impressed with what we have seen and I’ve no doubt that it’s going to be of huge benefit to riders, clubs and our organisation.”

The AMCA appointed Sport:80 as its Technology Partner earlier this year, making the decision to adopt the company’s innovative sport management technology. The AMCA Hub is due to launch before the end of the year and will provide members of the Governing Body with a new way to engage with the sport prior to the start of the 2018 season.

Championship Presentation

The Championship presentation will be held on Saturday 28th October at 12noon at the Dirt Bike Show. We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Championship Registration now open

Registration is now open for the 2018 MX1/MX2/Vets/2t and Youth 85/150 Championships, use the link below to register now

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2018 AMCA CHAMPIONSHIPS - ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Following the meeting of the newly formed Championship Committee the following decisions have been made and are to be implemented for 2018.

Meet the AMCA team at the Dirt Bike Show

We will be attending the 2017 Dirt Bike Show on 26th - 29th October. Stop by our stand for a chat!

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