General News

Gabrielle Hamlet is top Brit in IMBA Ladies Opener

The 2016 IMBA European Championships are underway with the ladies class going into action last Sunday at Genk in Belgium. Representing Team AMCA Great Britain were Gabrielle Hamlet, Vicky Marriott and Georgia Ithell. The opening round attracted a superb total of 35 riders with Hamlet the top Brit getting home in an impressive 17th overall as Marriott took 29th and Ithell 31st. Taking the first win of the season was defending Champion and German superstar Steffi Laier who blasted to three untroubled wins ahead of home stars Brenda Wagemans and Jessica Van De Velde.

The IMBA Ladies are next in action during the British round at Lower Drayton on 31st July with further events to come in Germany and Switzerland.




AMCA are sad to report  that Johnny Richardson died last weekend following a serious illness.

His funeral is on Friday 15th April at 12.45pm at the Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley, near Stourbridge, DY8 5RU.

John was a true AMCA ‘clubman’ who rode scrambles from 1963 riding in the televised winter events and several early Internationals, home and abroad, as a member of the Crusader Club. In the winter of 1972-73 he won the AMCA Trials Championship and also served on the AMCA Executive Committee for three and a half years representing trials. A sad loss to the sport as he was still actively riding at classic events up until a few months ago.

Our thoughts are with Johnny’s family and friends at their time of loss.

Ollerton at Bevercotes including Leslie Martin Memorial Race

The Ollerton club will be running at Bevercotes on the 10th April, this event will include the Leslie Martin Memorial Race.

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Luke Burton is 2016 AMCA Superclass Champion

With this weekend’s meeting at Condover cancelled, it means that the destination of the 2016 AMCA Superclass crown is already done and dusted. So, it’s many congratulations to Luke Burton the new Champion aboard his Rikki Priest Fraser Husqvarna UK.

And, what a worthy Champion Luke has proved to be, winning all six moto’s staged. During round one at Long Lane, he was joined on the podium by Jack Cox and defending Superclass Champion Richard Cannings with Andrew Smart, James Dodd and first MX2 pilot home, Josh Waterman in a great 6th. Round two at Bromsberrow and despite riding with a broken shoulder, Burton again remarkably took all three wins. Whilst Luke was strolling to victory however, Jack Cox crashed out in moto one thus ending his Superclass challenge.

So the Bromsberrow podium was Burton from Cannings and Dodd, also to be the final top three in the 2016 Championship standings. Next best was the equally consistent performers Smart, Ryan Crowder, Lewis King, Brad Tranter and Adam Harris with Luke Mellows the first 250F rider home in a great 9th overall and another 250F ace, Zac Stealey completing the top ten.

The attention now turns to the opening round of the 2016 AMCA British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop and what a chase it promises to be! The 2016 line-up is arguably the strongest in the AMCA history and picking the likely winners appears to seemingly be a truly impossible task!

The date for your diary is Sunday, May 1st with the venue being Lower Drayton which is just off Junction 13 of the M6, postcode ST19 5RE.

Final 2016 AMCA Superclass Championship(top ten)  1 Luke Burton(450F Rikki Priest Fraser Husqvarna UK) 360 points 2 Richard Cannings(450F M&S Brettle/TeeBee Honda) 299 3 James Dodd(450F FUS Moto4 FRO Husqvarna) 284 4 Andrew Smart(450F Answer Racing Honda) 264 5 Ryan Crowder(350F Rocket Centre KTM) 239 6 Lewis King(450F Wulfsport/Rock Oil Suzuki) 211 7 Bradley Tranter(450F Tim Loveday Bike Prep Yamaha) 206 8 Adam Harris(250cc Gibson Tyres Yamaha) 205 9 Luke Mellows(250F FUS Moto4 Fro Husqvarna) 204 10 Zac Stealey(250F Dulson Training Yamaha) 187. 


Chiltern Hills Enduro - Youth Championship

Check out the Youth Enduro Championship that the Chiltern Hills Enduro club are running.

No bike? – No problem! Just like David Shepherd on a Race Day

You too can experience Motocross in 2016 – get on and give it a go with the Yamaha AMCA MX Experience!
The first YAMAHA MX Experience of the season took place last week with ten newby off roaders keen to improve their skills taking to the track at Lower Drayton near Penkridge. All came away having had an excellent, if not extremely tiring day!
The ground was heavy but the all-weather track provided a good surface for the newcomers to get to grips with the fleet of Yamaha WR 250’s and the new YZ450F and YZ250F.
Also congratulations go to David Shepherd (pictured) who enjoyed his Race Experience at Norley on Sunday. David was accompanied by Head Coach Craig Chamberlain and completed all three junior races and secured a 20th place in his last race of the day!
MX Experiences and Race Experiences are available throughout 2016 at a range of venues – for details visit

Bromsberrow ready for R2 Superclass and Youth title race

Following an exciting and well supported opening event in the AMCA Superclass and Youth 85cc/150cc Championship, riders travel to Bromsberrow for round 2 on Easter Sunday, the meeting being promoted by the Kinver MXC.

Two weeks ago the series kicked off at Long Lane and after three hectic moto’s its currently Luke Burton who is leading the chase for the 2016 Superclass crown. Although the smooth and stylish Burton stormed to a maximum points score, he certainly did not have it all his own way with a whole host of determined riders hot on his tail! As the action heats up, currently holding 2nd spot in the standings is the fast starting Jack Cox who on his return from injury appeared to have enough speed to suggest that he is rapidly recovering to top form whilst defending Superclass Champion Richard Cannings is holding 3rd and certainly showing that he is very determined not to relinquish that hard earned crown without a fight! In this Unlimited capacity series and after round one, Andrew Smart, another top performer sits in 4th but the 450F aces are certainly not totally dictating proceedings as the high flying 250F pilots are right on the gas! With a strong showing at Long Lane, Josh Waterman is currently the top 250F rider in a super 6th spot with Luke Mellows in 8th. Other riders to look out for at Bromsberrow include James Dodd, Ryan Crowder, Dean Swift, Bradley Tranter, Jack Gardner, Lewis King and Adam Harris on the 250cc Yamaha two-smoker!Over in the Youth 85cc/150cc Championship, James Hanscomb bagged a maximum at Long Lane, chased home on all three occassions by Lloyd Duggan Thomas. Thes two lads should start as favourites again with Finlay James, Finn Corbijn, Ben Evans and Harry Syson determined to hunt them down and thus remain right in contention for the final honours. The Bromsberrow circuit will be signposted from Junction 2 of the M50 with the closest available postcode being HR8 1PB. 

AMCA Superclass Championship(leading positions after round one)
1 Burton 180 points 2 Cox 162 3 Cannings 141 4 Smart 135 5 Dodd 133 6 Waterman 123 7 Crowder 117 8 Mellows 103 9 Swift 90 10 Tranter 87.
AMCA Youth 85cc/150cc Championship(leading positions after round one)

1 Hanscomb 180 points 2 Duggan-Thomas 162 3 James 147 4 Corbijn 133 5 Evans 129 6 Syson 120 7 Lewis 119 8 Glynn 119 9 Lancelotte 111 10 Boam 101.



Staff at the AMCA office collected Easter Eggs for local children’s wards at the Derby Royal Hospital, Queens Hospital Burton, Kingsmill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield as well as Homestart Children’s charity and Barnardos.

Thanks to all the staff and those who contributed at the AGM and MXC who helped!

Central Group - Junior Championship

The Central Group will be running a Junior Championship over consecutive weekends starting the 10th April, the dates are as follows;

April 10 Derby  Alport Heights 
April 17  Walsall  Hobs Hole 
April 24  Coalville Coleorton 
May 8 Polesworth  Stipers Hill 

Roy Pugh Funeral Details

A sad day for AMCA and Newport MXC 
AMCA and very sorry to announce the sad passing of AMCA Director, Newport Club Chairman and old friend Roy Pugh.
Roy passed away Friday morning after a hard fought battle against cancer.
Our thoughts are with Betty, Rachel and the rest of the family

The funeral has been arranged for Wednesday 23rd March at St Nicholas Church in Newport at 1:30pm. All are welcome at the Church - this will be followed by a family only cremation, but all are welcome back at the Royal British Legion in Newport, where Newport MCC hold their club meetings. Donations are welcome at the Church, of which will be donated at the request of Roy to the AMCA Benevolent Fund and the Royal British Legion.