ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship. Final Rounds September 3-4th.

Final rounds at Westwood, near Sheffield.
September 3-4th.

Rounds 7&8 of the ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship are all set for an exciting climax on September 3-4th at the fantastic woodland venue of Westwood near Sheffield, postcode S75 3DL.

Moving ‘Up North’ for the final rounds will see plenty of new local riders trying Sprinting for the first time but it will be the more established riders who will contest the standings across all classes.

Factory Beta rider Steve Holcombe is a single point away from securing the overall Championship victory and will undoubtedly be at his best around the woodland trails. Competition is expected to be fierce across all classes with many of the class titles still up for grabs.

This Championship series has proved to be highly successful and well attended in its first full season under the ACU banner, attracting all the top UK Enduro riders, especially in the Championship class.

Emulating the BEC by splitting classes into E1, E2 and E3 has certainly helped many more riders to be successful and competitive against similar machines and other riders.

The event at Westwood has all the hallmarks of being the most competitive yet and organiser Paul Edmondson will be using his considerable experience to put on a course and an event worthy of a national Grande Finale.

Entries are now open and you can reserve your spot by calling 01543 370070 or 07889 924560.

Please note: The venue CANNOT be accessed by A616. Access is only via Carr Lane. Riders and spectators should exit the M1 junction 36 then take the A61 towards Sheffield. Take the first right turn, signed Tankersley and Pilley. Follow the road to the bottom and turn left onto New Road. Follow this road for exactly 1.5 miles to the A616 underpass and turn immediately left into Westwood.

Rock Oil Xc at Green Hall Farm . Jack Cad Nails It!

The pen-ultimate round of the Fast Eddy Rock Oil XC Championship saw a new name at the top of the results sheet. Jack Cadwallader nailed the overall win in what proved to be a tough, uncompromising, muddy and testing race on Sunday.
Green Hall Farm, Llanfillin, is on the large side with terrain to match its size. Everything is big, especially the climbs, so following several downpours on Saturday night the venue was on the slippy side as much of the course was across fields and through woodland that didn’t have a flat or level spot anywhere.

In an effort to try and get some lines appearing the adult racers went first for once to give the youth racers a slightly easier time later on in the day. It worked a treat!
Just after 11.00am the Experts left the start line into a short U turn before heading into the great outdoors and almost immediately disappearing into the woods. The first section was tough but it did little to prepare riders for the large climb in the second section where only a dozen riders made the summit at the first attempt. With some riders turning around a coming back down the hill as others powered up it the course became sketchy so Paul Edmondson sensibly cut the section, much to the relief of most riders.

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Walker Wins H2O Classic

Factory KTM Extreme rider Jonny Walker rocketed back onto the Hard Enduro scene with a terrific win at Fast Eddy’s new extreme venue, H2O near Oswestry. Coming back from injury Walker showed no signs that he had ever been away from the sport as he dominated the two and a half hour race ahead of Paul Bolton and Billy Bolt, lapping virtually the entire field of riders in the process.

H2O has been used in many guises but never before had riders seen it as an extreme venue and there was plenty of choice for sections. The huge motocross track was untouched as the course concentrated solely on the large woodland hillside and the steep-sided valley adjacent to it.

Dipping briefly into the valley off the start the course continued on to an open field section before the tough stuff really began as the woodland section approached. Once into the woods the twisty track plummeted straight downhill before U-turning back towards the top of the hillside and into the large rocks. Surviving the rocks, it continued on to a series of logs that increased in difficulty and finished with a flourish over a waist-high monster although there was a longer easy route for riders not in possession of exceptional skills.

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Cotswold Enduro Club at Llansillin. Rock Oil H&H Championship plus Slow Pete series.

Cotswold Enduro Club’s Rock Oil H&H Championship rolled into Llansillin last Sunday to what can only be described as Monster Mountain. The venue is dominated by one very large outcrop reaching into the far distance with tracks zig-zagging down the side of it which riders attacked with great care throughout Sunday’s three hour race.

Matt Porter made it look easy as he took the overall win but it was far from easy for most riders.

The gulley to get to the top of the mountain had two routes, steep grassy banks or wet stone lined river bed and if riders thought that was the hard bit then they had a shock coming, the downhills were harder than the uphills in most cases.

The sheer scale of the venue and where that track went was daunting just looking from the bottom of the course, it increased in hardness as the altitude increased!

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RAW Challenge Iron Man Series R3 Driffield. East Coast Survival…. RAW Style! Report: Imprint Media – Images: CH-Images

The Final round of the RAW Challenge Series was held at the superb Driffield MOD training area in east Yorkshire, a return to the long lap saw average lap times around 15 minutes which was perfect for the 6 hour gruelling event, this was the final test for competitors wanting to scratch their name on the first running of this popular combination of events.

The brainchild of Wayne Braybrook an ex Hard Enduro winner, who wanted to create something which, until now hasn’t been done, was to have a series of events which got gradually harder in race distance, 4,5 and 6 hours in the saddle to see who had the character to survive.

At precisely 10.30am the packed start line was unleashed onto one of Driffield’s Gravel roads once used for MOD truck testing, this filtered riders into the first large woodland. Ben Hamilton got his Husqvarna TX300 off the line first to lead the Expert pack away with series leader Brad Lilburn, Alex Owen and Husqvarna Factory Technician Damo Butler jostling for positions. Clubman holeshot bragging rights went to Ian Shannon partnering his son Doltan on their Colin Appleyard Husqvarna’s, Wayne Braybrook forgot to tell Shannon senior the bike he was using for the event had MX engine settings in, the words “I’ve never started so fast in all my life” were ringing around the pits at the first team handover! Report & pics

Ben Murphy Rocks H2O

H2O once again proved to be a formidable place to race on Sunday for the sixth round of the Fast Eddy Racing Rock Oil XC Championship.

The massive lap saw a new layout with several new sections that gave the adult racers around a 15 minute laptime (Pro and Expert were slightly quicker) and some really hard challenges up some of the steeper slopes.

Ben Murphy was on form in the Pro class and nailed the adult race with an outstanding ride that saw him finish nearly three and a half minutes clear of second placed Tim Forman.

Sam Davies absolutely slaughtered the opposition in the Youth race, winning by an impressive margin over Charlie Chater who had more than his share of bad luck with George Yardley having a great ride to third spot despite being on a small wheeler.

A fantasic event at a superb venue that held up really well, despite some light rain throughout the main race. It was long, technical and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Fast Eddy Freestyle Bikes Husqvarna Test Days

Fast Eddy Racing, in association with Freestyle Bikes, Mid-Wales Husqvarna dealer are pleased to announce the first chance for UK riders to test the all-new 2017 range of Enduro machines.

With a complete new look and design and recent success of Graham Jarvis winning The Erzberg Rodeo on the new model, these machines are set to raise the standard again in the off-road world and are already proved successful in the Enduro World Championship.

The Husqvarna Enduro range of machines will be getting plenty of exposure over the coming months as Fast Eddy Racing’s Paul Edmondson and Freestyle Husqvarna’s Wynn Hughes, both former Enduro champions, have teamed up to provide riders with the opportunity to try out the latest Husqvarna range at H2O, postcode SY10 7PA. Also, Freestyle and Wynn have committed to supporting all up and coming Fast Eddy events

The course will feature the whole of the massive H2O complex, including the large woodland section and also a Special Test type track that will give riders a proper chance to try these bikes in conditions they are designed for.

The bonus for riders that do attend will be the fact that both Paul and Wynn will be available all day to answer questions and talk with riders and public about the new range.

Fast Eddy however, will be getting a ‘heads-up’ as he will be attending the World launch which takes place this week in Sweden.

The test day will run from 10.00am until 5.00pm, and takes place alongside the ever-popular and value for money FED day. To book your place please contact Wynn at Freestyle Bikes on 01686 807888. Cost is £30 to test two bikes of your choice so call Freestyle to book in and take advantage of this great offer.

Beta's Steve Holcombe wins ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship

Steve Holcombe moved two steps closer to wrapping up the 2016 ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship last weekend with two hard fought victories at the fifth and sixth rounds of this year’s series. He is a single point away from the Champions title with the final two rounds still to run in the series in September, an impressive feat considering the top-notch competition lined up alongside him.

The third weekend of four Sprints took place at Ashby Moto Park, Leicestershire, and on Saturday the weather didn’t play ball. Scheduled to start at 10.00am the rain was hammering down and the decision to delay for an hour proved wise as the rain abated at 11.00am.

Now AMP isn’t the biggest venue in the UK but somehow the Fast Eddy crew managed to shoehorn two Special Tests into it, an Enduro and an MX test, both around five minutes in duration for the fast boys but both badly hit by the torrential rain.

Full report and pics.

Raw Enduro Rock Oil Championship Round 4. Norwood Teversal. Report: Imprint Media. Images: Matt Rudd Photography

The Iconic Norwood Teversal played host to round 4 of the Raw Enduro Rock Oil backed championship on Sunday July 3rd.

Norwood has a reputation for creating a love hate relationship with riders, if the ground is saturated then conditions are always tough which some riders love, equally as the ground dries out its one of the best Hare & Hounds tracks in the north of England. Sunday was no exception as heavy rain for two hours on Saturday afternoon made conditions tough for the youth race and the first half of the first adult event. By the time the PM race kick started into life conditions were perfect which is always luck of the draw at Norwood.

RAW Enduro Rider Saul Hirst was on fire in the Youth A Class taking the win from Cole Cookland who really did keep the pressure on Hirst. Jack Winn made the long journey from the north east worthwhile taking his Race 2 Off Road supported KTM to a great 3rd in class.

Cory Cookland was the victor in the Youth B class, Cory just managed to grab the extra lap on his rivals. Jamie Williams took runner up place with local lass Jaysi Austin showing how much her MX skills are improving her riding in third place.

A newer faster signing on procedure for day entries now means race start delays are a thing of the past at RAW Enduro, at 10:30 prompt Clerk of the course Wayne Braybrook delivered the safety briefing and best advice for a competitive race to the packed start line. Report.

Team St.George ISDE annoucement.


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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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.


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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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 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.


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.

Full report & pics.


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.


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.


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.

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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 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.

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.