Rock Oil XC Championship Rd.5. Sunday 26th June at Castle Caerienion

Freestyle Husqvarna’s Joe Wootton returned to XC racing on Sunday with an emphatic victory at the fifth round of the Rock Oil XC Championship. Following his third place at the Welsh 2 Day Enduro earlier in the week Joe rode steadily to the front of the pack within a lap then turned up the gas to win by over four minutes as the two-hour race reached its conclusion.

Organised by Fast Eddy Racing the event was held at Castle Caerienion in mid Wales, an MX venue noted for its dust on occasions but not this time.

Heavy overnight rain saw the course in great shape although initially it was a little slippy for the opening Youth race, which began at 9.00am. Fast Eddy had made a few changes to the course to accommodate the younger riders, some of the MX track was cut or adjusted as even a four-times World Champion thought it was tricky in places following his early morning course check.

The course wasn’t solely MX based, far from it. A quarry section and massive field section plus several places where the MX infield came into play made for a really interesting and challenging course with the MX course running backwards for a change.

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Richardson First on GasGas

Jonno Richardson is the first Pro rider to enter the Eddy’s H2O Xtreme Classic, scheduled for Saturday 13th August.

Richardson is enjoying new sponsorship from Truck Rental and Redline Track Days and is now mounted on GasGas machinery.

Pro riders are renowned for being slow to enter events so Richardson has taken the lead but other classes at this new extreme event are already receiving great interest and bookings are flying in.

A summer extreme event is something of a rarity in the UK, they are usually confined to the dark, wet and muddy days of winter but the H2O Xtreme Classic is looking to set new standards come August.

The all-natural course will have plenty challenges for riders and plenty of entertainment for spectators with rock gardens, streams, logs and a host of other obstacles dotted around the course.

For more information go to fasteddyracing.com or call 01543 370070 or 07889 924560 to enter.

Raw Enduro Rock Oil Championship Round 4. Norwood Teversal Nott’s NG17 2JR Sunday July 3rd

The latest event coming your way from RAW Enduro will be staged at a truly iconic venue in Nottinghamshire. Norwood Teversal is a venue which although compact in its layout, it is truly iconic, Norwood was the site of televised scrambles back in the 60’s and 70’s, the scrambles used to be screened when televised football was cancelled. 

So what’s on? Firstly this event will only run if the weather is good the week before and on race day. Norwood HAS to be dry for parking and a great event, so Norwood fans don’t panic, if it’s too wet it won’t be running there.
Wayne Braybrook and his staff will be creating a massively enjoyable lap with a little bit of everything to test riders of all abilities. Our usual top class caterer will be on site, friendly efficient RAW event staff will be on hand to help and assist any new or returning to racing competitors.

PLEASE NOTE: Norwood looks set to be a great event, if you intend to ride please enter soon, due to paddock parking restrictions there is a limit on the amount of entries we can take. So the chances are there will be no day entries as the event will be full. You have been informed!!

We have a pay and play day planned for Saturday 2nd July, this will only run if there is very little or no rain forecast for the day. 10.30am –14.30.
First on track Sunday morning at 8.30am are the youth classes who will run for 90 minutes.

Then the adult Sportsman, Sportsman vets, Over 50, and Beginners will start at 10.30am for 2 hours, after a short break for the morning event presentation and results, at 1.15pm the more experienced Expert, Expert vets, Clubman and Clubman vets will be on track for their event. To get entered and pay by PayPal, visit www.rawenduro.co.uk. Day licence is available at a cost of £5, or the best value is an annual IOPD licence which costs just £15 for the year.
For more info see the Raw Enduro Face book page.

Cotswold Enduro Club AMCA/Rock Oil H&H and Club Championship rd.4 at Long Compton

As the rest of the country coped with horrendous wet weather conditions, the small area of Long Compton in Warwickshire somehow managed to miss all the rain and was in perfect shape for Cotswold Enduro Club's AMCA Rock Oil H&H Championship fourth round on Sunday.

The track was tight and technical with nowhere to rest and it was a smart move by riders to vote for two and a half hours race duration instead of the planned three hours.

Matt Porter nailed the win, living dangerously on a Honda CR500 on very grassy hills, but fair to say the course hammered all riders for the whole race with nowhere to rest for more than a few seconds.

Full report and pics.

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RAW Challenge Iron Man Series R2 Ripon. Ellington Banks goes Bang!!Report: Imprint Media – Images: John Roberts

The second round of the RAW Enduro Challenge series headed for North Yorkshire last weekend, the awesome Ellington Banks MOD training ground gave RAW enduro it’s annual one shot, access all areas land allocation to put on what was possibly the best event of 2016.

With an average lap time of around 14 minutes the fast flowing course was praised by all who competed, add in the fact that RAW were possibly the only club that weekend to have great dry weather, and the end result was predictable, another fantastic days enduro sport.

Youth riders were once again given the whole adult loop to compete on, Richie Moorhouse led the youth A class until a front puncture allowed RAW Enduro rider Saul Hirst to take the win. Newcomer Joe Cooper rode really well to take the Youth B honours, and local lad George Barker earned his first RAW trophy in only his first season competing.

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Eddy's H2O Xtreme Classic : Entries Now Open

Entries are now available for a new hard enduro race in the calendar: The H2O Xtreme Classic on 13th August.

If you’ve been to H2O you know this will be a cracker, if you haven’t – make sure you don’t miss this event. Over to Fast Eddy:

‘H2O is a fantastic venue. We have used it for GBXC’s, Sprints, Rock Oil XC Championships and practice days but there are many sections we never venture near to because they are too tough for the everyday rider. The more I have seen of the place, the more the idea of a hard-enduro event has grown in my head. As I ride around, I go off track to explore more and more sections that I have never seen before. I’ve explored the venue with Tom Sagar and he has been impressed with what we have found.

It is a big place with many hidden surprises and I have finally decided that the quality of the challenges available will more than provide an excellent old school type hard enduro course with plenty of tough sections of the sort that haven’t been seen for quite a few years in the UK. Years ago they would be considered hard but these days they qualify as extreme, call them what you want, they are tough!

There are paths and tracks through the woodland but between these paths and the stream at the bottom of the valley there is a huge unexplored area where we discovered a proper tough off-camber rock garden, long and steep, perfect for an extreme section.

The woodland itself has dozens of obstacles, mainly fallen trees but even there you find the odd rock section that appears out of nowhere. Those riders who competed in the first GBXC at the venue in 2015 will remember the stream section at the end of the woods, it was so tough we had to cut it from the course, mainly because the exit was sodden and very slippy due to torrential rain. Hopefully, that won’t be the case in August.’

More information to follow. Entries are available by calling 01543 370070 or Christine on 07889 924560. More info on fasteddyracing.com

Fast Eddy puts bums on seats at H2O

Fast Eddy Racing practice days at the fabulous H2O venue near Oswestry have really taken off in a big way.

Paul Edmondson has applied his extensive organisational skills, gained from years of event planning, to practice days and this has proved to be a great success. Nothing is overlooked. Medical cover is a priority (just in case) and plenty of marshals patrol the courses throughout the day.

There is onsite catering, full toilet facilities, mechanic George from STB is there to keep everyone up and running and resident photographers Foto-x provide a cracking service with galleries uploaded on the foto-x.co.uk website by Sunday evening.

With three courses available riders are spoilt for choice. There is a separate kids course, which is growing in popularity every time there is a practice event on at the venue, plus a choice of two courses for adult riders.

The extensive MX course is in itself very impressive but has an extra optional loop down into the valley that divides the venue, making it one of the longest MX practice laps in the country.

In addition to the MX track is the Enduro loop, which weaves through the steeply sloped woodland and along streams and gives many new riders their first taste of proper Enduro terrain.

The kids course is already the place where many youngsters enjoyed the thrill of off-road riding for the first time. Parking is close to the kids track so parents can keep an eye on their offspring at all times.

The venue is massive and ride-able for all abilities and as ever with Fast Eddy layouts, safe. The size of the venue ensures there are no ‘on-track’ traffic problems and never seems crowded, no matter how many riders are out enjoying themselves.

The courses are open throughout the day from 10am to 3.30pm with no sessions, just turn up and ride, all for a very affordable £25.

H2O is becoming extremely popular. The venue is terrific, the day is very well run and the price is spot on for a full day of top-notch practice. Next practice day is Sunday June 19th.

More details are available on the Fast Eddy Racing Facebook page.

Fast Eddy Racing Rock Oil XC rd.4 at Brake Hill Farm on Sunday 29th May

The fourth round of the hugely popular Fast Eddy Rock Oil XC Championship took place at Brake Hill Farm, Grafton Road Brigstock, Northants on Sunday.

Three terrific races saw wins for Charlie Chater, Henry Yardley and Jack Edmondson, plus the long awaited return to racing for Lee Edmondson who was in training for the Welsh 2 day in a few weeks time.

The course had two open sections with a superb woodland dividing them, all of which made for great racing. The MX track was the dustiest part of the course, which is to be expected, but the woodland provided an excellent challenge as it wove its way up and down hillsides and out ontyo the massive open field at the far side of the course.

Full report and pics.

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Rock Oil Championship Round 3 Westwood. Report: Imprint Media. Images: CH Images

Westwood near Sheffield played host to the third round of the RAW Enduro Rock Oil Championship where just short of 200 riders had an awesome track to compete on. A full week of track preparation at Westwood by the RAW crew shone through as track conditions were almost perfect.


The testing undulating woodland was complimentated by a small MX type sestion on the grass slopes just off the start.

Youth A Raw Enduro supported rider Saul Hirst made an awesome start taking the holeshot, his team mate and nearset rival in class Richie Moorhouse made life hard work by looping his bike on the uphill start.

Keeping Hirst honest Moorhouse hunted him down, in the end positions never changed with Saul Hirst taking the win from Richie Moorhouse.

Logan Wilcox a newcomer to enduro did a great job in his first non MX event to take the youth B win. Jamie Williams was runner up with Cory Cookland rounding out the top three.

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Fast Eddy Racing Rock Oil XC rd.3 at Ashby Moto Park on Sunday 8th May

The Fast Eddy Racing Rock Oil XC Championship moved to Ashby Moto Park on Sunday for three hot and sticky races under a blazing sun.

Landowner Keith Staines had been busy grading the track and making improvements which were appreciated in all three of the races that ran on the day.

Bridgestone backed Charlie Chater started tyhe ball rolling with a win in the Youth race over Sam Davies and Matt Harris while Henry Yardley nailed the AM race for Youth, Sportsman, Sportsman Vets and Novice riders with Jacob James in second and Harry Edmondson third.

James Jackman confirmed that he rides at his best on a Yamaha by winning the PM race for Pro, Expert and Clubman riders. Brad Williams took second spot with Jack Ditchfield third.

Special mention to Ryan Hughes who won the Clubman class on his 18th birthday, quite a present!

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Cotswold Enduro Club at Shuckburgh Hall Sunday May 8th. Slow Pete Round 2.

Shuckburgh Hall saw day long sunshine make the going hot for riders at the second round of Cotswold Enduro Club's Slow Pete Series.

No Championship or Expert riders were present but it hardly mattered as the huge Sportsman class took nearly half the field in what turned out to be two hours of terrific woodland racing.

The huge broadleaf woodland did provide some cover from the sun and the course was in perfect condition as Veteran 40+ rider Kev Freeman took the win from Veteran 50+ Keith Jenkins while Darren Bedford rode hard to secure third place.

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Holcombe Does The Double at ACU GBXC Sprint

The second weekend round of the ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship really hotted up as EWC winner Beta factory rider Steve Holcombe was joined by a newly enthused David Knight supported by Honda UK and a recovered Husqvarna Factory rider Danny McCanney, all of which added to the mix as Colwyn Bay KTM’s Brad Freeman, Sherco’s Tom Sagar and Mounter KTM’s Daryl Bolter fought for dominance in a Championship class of 18 riders.

Paul Edmondson took a huge risk opting for Selattyn as the venue for the second weekend of the Championship, the venue can be a nightmare in wet weather, but it was a risk that nearly paid off as H2O basked in bright sunshine with only a handful of hail and rain showers on Saturday. Sunday was very different with low mist and rain all day long making the event a test of determination for all riders.

The event proved to be one of Fast Eddy’s finest with two excellent Special Tests, the Enduro test through woodland was proper ‘old school’ and was one of the best tests in recent memory. There was time to be gained on this test. Starting on the rolling hillside the course plunged in and out of a ravine before entering thick coniferous woodland, peppered with fallen logs.

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Knight Dominates Extreme ravines. Report & pics by Nicky Morson

The third round of the 2016 ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship took place in the picturesque surroundings of the popular Helmsley venue in North Yorkshire last Sunday.

A great turnout of competitors to the event saw riders able to take full advantage of the perfect weather conditions. Organised by Dirt Bike Action’s John Kerwin the event attracted many of the UK’s top Hard Enduro riders.

The Pro class riders were set off at 10am to start what would prove to be a gruelling but enjoyable day for most of the field.

Honda mounted David Knight proved untouchable throughout the event, but young Geordie Billy Bolt kept him honest aboard his KTM for most of the first lap as Graham Jarvis shook off his jet-lag to stay near the front of the field.

The single track, steep cambers and climbs proved challenging. The front-runners found parts of the single line course difficult as they came up to lap some of the slower riders.

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Cotswold Enduro Club: Rock Oil Hare & Hounds Rd2 and Club Championship at Shuckburgh Hall. April 24th

A one-week delay for the second round of Cotswold Enduro Club’s Rock Oil Hare and Hounds Championship at Shuckburgh Hall was a very smart move indeed. The ground and course had dried significantly and the venue was in pristine condition for three hours of top-notch racing.

The stately setting of Shuckburgh Hall is a favourite venue for CEC riders. The venue hosts three CEC events each season and is large enough to ensure that there are three different courses with little or no overlap. It has a huge variety of terrain and this event benefitted from a new plantation section that was added to give riders a 15-minute lap on average although winner Matt Porter managed to get around it in a shade over 11-minutes.

The course was in great shape, mainly through woodland and the plantation with a handful of field sections thrown in for good measure, although exposed roots certainly played their part as the race wore on. The woodlands were wide in places, narrow in others, which made passing tight as Ben Coleman found out to his cost. Knowing when to pass and when to wait for an open section was crucial.

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Fast Eddy Fun Weekend at Bicton. April 16-17th

Parenthood certainly seems to be suiting James Jackman. He blitzed the Fast Eddy Team and Ironman event on Sunday at Bicton with an impressive win, lapping everyone up to third spot.

A very wet venue greeted riders on Saturday for Fast Eddy’s FED day but, as usual, Bicton dried out tremendously well for Sunday’s three-hour Team and Ironman event, which attracted a great crowd.

Another huge field had been added to the course and it proved to be very popular with riders, its smooth and flowing turns were simply fun to ride.

At a bargain price of £30 per rider it is hardly surprising that riders turned out in numbers. These non-Championship fun weekends are priced competitively to give riders and extra opportunity for bike time and competition and it certainly worked at Bicton.

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RAW Enduro Rock Oil Championship. Rd2. Report: Imprint Media. Images: RAW Enduro

The second round of the RAW Enduro Rock Oil Lubricants backed hare & hounds championship headed for the Lancashire hills on April 10th. Known for its wild cold weather, Lee Dell had a surprise in store for competitors on Sunday morning. Despite heavy snowfall late Saturday afternoon making track conditions very slippery, the weather on Sunday was simply stunning.

A small but eager group of youth riders were first out on track, Richard Moorhouse was the Youth A rider on a mission, Richie loved the wet tricky conditions, he used his skills to take the win despite being pushed by RAW newcomer Robert Francombe, Roberts attendance was great to see adding more top end competition to the class. Lewis Townend finished in third place.

On to the First Adult race of the day and a short delay due to extra day entries meant a ten minute delay to the start of this race. Sportsman Vets were the first to be flagged away with the top three riders running very close all race long, the course was an open flowing design, marked out in this way by Wayne Braybrook to allow line choice when the obvious trails got cut up.

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RAW Challenge at Butts Quarry. Report: Imprint Media. Images: Lynne Luxon Jones

Butts Quarry was a hive of activity on April 10th where RAW Enduro launched the Brand New RAW Enduro Challenge series round 1. The new series which has never before been seen will get gradually more difficult as the series move on. Round 2 is a five hour and round 3 is a monster 6 hour challenge.

Always eager to look after our Youth riders, a small 15 strong field of mini iron kids were treated to a fantastic lap around the Butts Quarry track, conditions were to begin with slightly greasy until the warm weather began to dry the track. Henry and George Yardley who are new to RAW Enduro events were on fire from the first turn. Henry led the race from start to finish giving a faultless performance to take the youth A win.

Richie Moorhouse took runner up spot with Cole Cookland and New RAW team rider Saul Hirst battling it out for the final podium spot. George Yardley matched his brother’s win by taking the Youth B win ahead of Cory Cookland with Jack Bednarek taking third.

The main adult 4 hour event saw the quarry basin start area packed to capacity. As an added twist Clerk of the course Wayne Braybrook decided to set riders off in reverse order meaning the faster riders left the start last. This was in an effort to string the field out around the small but exciting track, the theory worked and after a frantic first hour riders settled into a good rhythm.

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Fast Eddy Original. Easter Weekend at Hawkstone Park

The long Easter weekend gave plenty of opportunity to travel to Hawkstone Park for Paul Edmondson’s annual Fast Eddy Original event and riders seized the chance in no uncertain terms.

The event got off to a cracking start with a packed FED practice session on Saturday morning around a track in pristine condition. Salop Motor Club members know their business and the whole venue was in perfect order for a great weekend of racing.

Saturday afternoon saw another terrific turnout for the GBXC Sprint, a non-championship event but very well attended all the same. Topping the bill was World Champion Jamie McCanney, Yamaha’s E1 EWC Factory rider for his first competitive outing on the WR250. A long recovery from a collar-bone injury saw him on the bike at the start of March but the Fast Eddy weekend was his first competitive outing.

Spannered by Lee Edmondson the bike was in top order and Jamie looked on his game as he clocked a few laps in the practice session to bed the bike in. He was joined by the ever-improving Jack Edmondson, extreme specialist Billy Bolt and a host of top notch Pro and Expert riders. Report & pics. Galleries

ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship off to an excellent start.

When the top two Championship class riders are divided by just hundredths of a second on Special Tests, you know that this event defined the word 'competition'. Beta Factory rider Steve Holcombe and Colwyn Bay KTM’s Brad Freeman were virtually inseparable over two days of breath-taking Sprint racing at the beginning of the 2016 Sprint season. Freeman took the first day by five seconds as Holcombe fought back to take the second day by just over five seconds.

The ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship could not have got off to a better start last weekend at Rogers Hill Raceway in Dorset. Excellent weather conditions, a superbly prepared venue and the UK’s top riders filling the Pro class with all other classes maxed out, all made for the perfect start to this ACU Championship series.

Rogers Hill Raceway was an excellent choice of venue. It provided two superb Special Tests, both within easy walking distance of the paddock, easy access for the convoys of motorhomes with great parking and terrific catering facilities. With the shadow of the ACU BEC lurking in the background the series was perhaps unfairly under scrutiny but surpassed all expectations with flying colours.

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RAW Enduro: Rock Oil Championship at Driffield. Report: Imprint Media. Images Chris Hudson

Driffield MOD driver training area is a truly iconic venue in east Yorkshire; the 650 Acre site boasts some of the best terrain available for the ultimate Enduro test. Add in the experience and of Wayne Braybrook who has the ability to create the best possible track for all ability levels, and the ingredients are all in place for an awesome event.

Sunday March 13th was no exception, early morning fog cleared to make what can only be described as the perfect racing conditions.

A massive 29 rider line up of Youths were treated to the full adult course, Saul Hirst has grown up in North Yorkshire with a love for racing motorcycles, his dreams came true on Sunday when he smashed the youth A class by taking the win over his mate and training partner Richie Moorhouse.

Local lad Toby Flack rode with lots of aggression to be the only other youth A to complete 7 laps. Youth B honours went to new RAW club member Finn Pearce, Jack Badnarek was a very close second place with another local lad James Rial earning a fine 3rd in class.

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Cotswold Enduro Club: Slow Pete at Bicton. Report & pics by Tilde Tighe

Cotswold Enduro Club’s first ever visit to Bicton will be a memorable one for many riders. Although firmly a Fast Eddy venue, Cotswold’s Slow Pete Series opening round was scheduled for Ashby Moto Park until the weather decided otherwise. Paul Edmondson offered the use of Bicton to Pete Carter as an alternative and everything worked out well, an excellent example of promoters working together for once.

The course was re-graded following a Fast Eddy practice day on Saturday and Pete Carter added his own unique touches to the layout for Sunday’s race. Only a handful of the riders had been to Bicton before and many fell foul of its benign looks. Bicton isn’t a massive venue and doesn’t look too tough but it can be challenging in the extreme for the unwary.

The course was muddy and slippery in places initially but the sunshine and breeze saw the whole venue dry considerably by the mid point of the race, leaving perfect racing conditions. Only the woodland and a couple of mud-holes on the MX track continued to provide sticky going throughout the race.

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Yamaha Enduro Pro Tour

Yamaha’s Enduro Pro Tour certainly made a huge hit at Stourport’s Coney Green Farm last weekend as the monster rig rolled out the new 2016 Yamaha Enduro models; WR250, WR250F and WR450F.

Under the watchful eyes of Yamaha’s Off-road Marketing Director Karl Radley and fully supervised by Yamaha Off-road Experience legend Dylan Jones the bikes were handed over to two dozen eager test pilots who disappeared into the distance at this terrific venue.

The Enduro Pro Tour test days are proving to be extremely popular and as soon as the day was finished the whole shebang was heading to the continent for test days across Europe.

Check out Yamahas off-road Experience for much more info.

A lap for Joe at Bicton.

Bicton Farm once again paid host with the Joe Edge memorial where the massed ranks of all riders complete A Lap For Joe, in tribute to the young rider who lost his life two years ago.

Over 150 riders cruised around the lap, lead by an emotional Paul Edmondson, and paid fitting tribute to the Edge family.

Lauren Edge set up a stall selling homemade cakes and did a roaring trade with all proceeds going to the Air Ambulance, raising over £370 on the day. A fantastic achievement for a very worthy cause.

This is always an emotional occasion but will long continue in remembrance of a cracking young rider who was part of the Fast Eddy Racing family, he may be gone but he is never forgotten.

Fast Eddy Racing Rock Oil XC Championship get underway at Bicton.

The Fast Eddy Rock Oil Championship for 2016 kicked off at Bicton today with record numbers on the start lines in every class.

Bicton was in perfect condition, surprising since the venue has spent most of the winter underwater, but the course was spot on and the ground conditions superb.

A memorial lap for Joe Edge attracted every rider at the venue and followed the Youth race which saw George Yardley take a hard-earned but well-deserved win.

Not to be outdone, older brother Henry Yardley went on to take the win in the first Adults race of the day, a race that was dominated by the growing number of very quick Youth 13-16 riders in the Fast Eddy line up.

Training in Spain seems to suit Jack Edmondson. His speed was incredible and he was lapping backmarkers by the second lap, needless to say, he went on to take the win in the second Adults race. Full report & pics.
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Cotswold Enduro Club Rock Oil H&H at Wymeswold

The Cotswold Enduro Club AMCA/Rock Oil Hare and Hounds Championship got off to a brilliant start at Wymeswold on Sunday with over 130 entries and a six mile course dotted with proper 'old school' challenges for three hours of tough but enjoyable racing.

Matt Porter pushed his new Yamaha WR250 to the max to take the win in great style and continued where he left off last season.

It was tough and the toughest spot was the water filled ditch that caught out most riders at one stage or another, no one survived without getting soaked but the marshals did show some sympathy at the two hour mark by cutting it from the course.

Full report and pics.

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ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship: Walker wins Cowm

Jonny Walker took a well-deserved victory at Cowm Quarry on Sunday in the second round of the ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship as Knighter lead, then fell back to third only to charge again up to second overtaking Paul Bolton who had passed him at one point.

Keelan Hancock took the Expert class win with James Jackson winning the Clubman class.

The extreme event was equally matched by the weather, which thankfully stayed dry but howling winds tore across the hilltops making riding tricky in places.

Juan Knight blitzed the morning race, riding in the veteran class while Youth class rider Tom Widd rode to ninth overall and top Youth spot. Liam Robinson nailed the Sportsman class win.

Full report & pics. Galleries on www.foto-x.co.uk

Raw Enduro Rock Oil Hare & Hounds Championship Round 1. Driffield East Yorkshire March 13th YO25 9HD

Raw Enduro is delighted to announce that the Awesome 650 acre Driffield site has been confirmed for the first big event of the 2016 season. Those of you who attended RAW Enduro’s first event at the venue last year will remember the fantastic atmosphere which surrounded the day.

Clerk of the course Wayne Braybrook will be working harder than ever to make sure this first championship event provides the perfect track for all abilities to have a great day out. The 2015 event saw no less than 24 Experts take to the start line; all other classes were also full to capacity. Driffield always delivers great competition, the shear nature of the open going means riders can be watched by teams, family, and friends, as they do their best on what should be a challenging yet fun to ride track.

Camping is available from Saturday 12 noon; concrete hard standing paddock for up to 500 vehicles means no struggle to get on site. Sunday the action starts with the Youth class at 8:30am. Adult AM classes will be starting at 10:30am, then at around 1:15 the faster PM boys will be flagged away. Colin Appleyard Motorcycles will have the latest Husqvarna range on display; catering and toilets will be on site throughout the event.
New for 2016: Helmet and Body mounted cameras are not permitted, Mounted on the bike is permitted.

A new signing on procedure will see On line pre paid entries signing on through a” fastrack” sign on System at event control. Pay on day, and day entries will need to fill out an event entry form and go in the “Pay on Day” queue. So if you would like to be a part of what should be an awesome day of Enduro action, you can enter on line via www.rawenduro.co.uk there you can pre pay your event entry, or for anyone who would like to pay on the day simply send a text message to 07802 572023 confirming rider name, class, licence number, and race number. There is no surcharge for pay on day entries.
PLEASE NOTE Only registered club members will score championship points and receive discounted entries, if you intend to ride 5 events or more in 2016 membership will save you £10 per event. Many riders have already registered for membership against their own personal race numbers, so non members will simply be allocated a race number for each event.
Keep up to speed through the RAW Enduro face book page, this will have updates on the event as well as some pre event pictures to show what great shape the venue is in. Looking forward to seeing you all on March 13th, don’t miss this one, it’s going to be a cracker!!
Sporting Regards Wayne Braybrook.

ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship: Knighter Nails It!

Torrential overnight rain did little to dampen enthusiasm for the opening round of the ACU Fast Eddy British Extreme Championship on Sunday. Record rider numbers were matched by record crowds at Parkwood Offroad in Tong near Bradford, who witness an outstanding display by David Knight on his way to taking his sixth win at the venue.

Mick Boam was unrivalled in the morning race and although there was no Jarvis or Bolton in the afternoon race there were plenty of competitors willing to give the big Manxman a run for his money.

New boy Billy Bolt rattled a few cages as he took a very different line off the start and took the holeshot, emerging ahead of Knight but order was soon restored as Jonno Richardson took second and Ben Hemmingway third with Bolt slipping to fourth in the final stages.
A brilliant day of racing and dry weather all day long once riders were on the course. Full report and pics.
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Fast Eddy Ashby Motopark Christmas Blowout on December 27th.

Smiffy Superb at Ashby

Veteran rider Ady Smith shrugged off the effects of his Boxing Day Wild and Wooly mud-encrusted outing to take the win at Ashby on Sunday. His legs held out as he was on the pegs for most of the two-hour race, lapping every rider in the field. Not bad for an old un!

A collaboration between Fast Eddy and Keith Staines saw Ashby Moto Park buzzing with activity on Sunday for an event that provided plenty of high quality entertainment and equally good racing.

Torrential overnight rain meant that some of the water features had to be drained a little otherwise the Youth riders on 65’s would have disappeared from view but in the main the woodchip course did its job and provided an excellent racing surface, although where the woodchip ended the mud took over and tested the grit of most riders.

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Lee Dell Hard Enduro. RAW Enduro

Amidst the wettest weather conditions the UK has seen for many years, RAW Enduro against all odds managed to run one of the best events of the 2015 season. Wayne Braybrook had to draw on all his past event experience as a rider to make the call to run. His, and the RAW Enduro crews dedication, proved that they are able to provide on schedule events even in the most adverse weather conditions.

There was a great turn out of riders in each of the 5 adult classes. The course had been designed to test riders of all ability, catering for Experts through to Novice in one event is no mean feat. The challenge was to run the top expert rider as close as possible to 2 hours, at that point the flag goes out and all riders still on a live lap get just one hour to make it to the finish.

The strategy formulated by Clerk of the course Wayne Braybrook shows his ability to control Enduro events to perfection, Nathan Ball was the winning expert in a time of one 1 hour 55 minutes, Nathan Ball romped his Silkolene supported KTM to a solid first RAW Enduro win.

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Enduro Extreme Indoor. November 1st.

If this was simply a shakedown for the FIM Super Enduro then God only knows what the real thing will be like! Maybe nobody had told Taddy Blazusiak, Jonny Walker and David Knight that it was supposed to be a warm-up event because the way they were going at it was as if it were the final round of a World Championship. The Extreme Enduro Indoor ticked all the boxes for organiser Paul Edmondson and for each and every rider at the event. The course was fast and fantastic, a real racers course just as Fast Eddy had envisaged with three distinct sections; MX, Supercross and Endurocross.

With bikes on the track from 10.00am until nearly 6.00pm there was plenty to watch but all eyes were glued on Knight, Walker and Blazusiak and the battle was on even in practice, way before the timed qualifying hot lap, which was very intense.

Walker romped home with ease in the first race with Taddy second and Knighter third. Taddy was set to go for the win in the second but within a few yards of the start he was on the deck and out of the running as Walker won again, followed by Knighter with Taddy down in seventh.

The final race was the best of the day as Knight took an early lead but was overtaken by Taddy and Jonny and this pair lunged for the finish line with Taddy just taking the win by two seconds as Knight took third.

An epic event! Report and pics.