Secretarial Report 2013-14 9th November 2014 As always I would like to start with a few statistics, there are 30 Affiliated clubs in the Centre, There are 1179 registered members in our centre, around 20 are non riding member’s, they are stewards and Clerks etc. So we are maintaining a good share. The ACU currently record 21 Centres including Scotland, 340 clubs that have requested Permits and almost 20500 members including Road Race and Speedway.. The last statistic is that after 51 years Mr Moram left the South Midland Panel of Stewards, so on behalf of the Centre can I say an enormous thank you Colin, great job. After the other jobs he has done both at the FIM and at Rugby, He has certainly earned his position as Honorary Vice President of the FIM. Vice President of the ACU and President of this Centre. I imagine Mrs Moram has been wondering who this strange man is that has appeared in her life this year. Individual licensing and affiliation is again available on-line, and of course still by paper copy using snail-mail, but it both cases you need to get a “unique number” from your membership secretary. There is an option for clubs to enter their membership details on the system at Rugby, which will then allow their current members to rejoin the club and renew their licence or affiliation at the same time, without unique numbers. There is no deduction of handling charge when the membership […]
Report on the Nene Valley Motorcycle Club Annual Ravensoake Trial Venue: Wadlands Railway, Near Daventry. Date: 16-11-2014 Report written by Paul Davies Nene Valley MCC held their annual Ravensoake Trial at Wadlands Railway, near Daventry on Sunday. This is a new piece of ground for our club. This was the final round of the club championship. With 37 riders, including Celebrity Motorcycle enthusiast and Comedian Ross Noble attending for what was to be a great Traditional South Midlands Centre trial. The trial was set out on Saturday with the wet conditions in mind. The trial was 5 laps of 8 sections, and it certainly was exciting and entertaining for the riders, observers and spectators. The Expert class was won by Jonathan Lee who dropped 39 marks, followed by Graeme Watson in second place with 50 marks lost; Simon Dignan came in third place with 58 marks lost. The Youth A class was won by Sam Rolls who dropped 42 marks, followed by Joe Collins in second place with 80 marks lost; George Barker came in third place with 92 marks lost. The 50/50 class was won by Alistair Allen who dropped 85 marks, followed by David Gardner in second place with 97 marks lost. The Inter class was won by Paul Haddingham with 51 marks lost; second place went to Callum Wilkinson on 102 marks lost. The Youth 50/50 class was won by Conor Southwood with 92 marks lost, second place went to Fraser Strutt with 95 marks lost. The […]
2015 NVMCC membership and unique codes for 2015 ACU license renewal available at our trial Sunday 16th November. See Jamie Howe, NVMCC membership secretary, or contact him by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is confirmed that Nene Valley MCC will host the first round of the 2015 Normandale Championship on 7th Feb. The trial is a road based circuit and will be two laps of approximately 15 miles and 20 sections. The circuit will start at Cranford Firs and take in up to five groups of sections using existing and new venues. The championship is primarily aimed at twin-shock and pre-65 bikes but modern bikes are welcome too. More info will be posted as it becomes available.
Report on the Nene Valley Motorcycle Club Annual Albert Glover Trial Venue: Cranford Firs. Date: 14-09-2014 Report written by Paul Davies Nene Valley MCC held their annual Albert Glover Trial at Cranford Firs on Sunday. This was the eighth round of the club championship with 29 riders attending for what was to be a great day for everyone. The trial was 4 laps of 10 sections and the riders comprised of 4 experts, 2 Youth A riders, 1 50/50 rider, 5 Inter riders, 9 Clubman riders, 5 Sportsman riders, 2 riders preferring the easy route and 1 D Class rider made up the entry. The expert class was won by Mark Harris who dropped only 10 marks, second place went to Steve Swanson who dropped 28 marks. Third place went to Graeme Watson with 60 marks lost. The Youth A Class was won by Joe Collins who dropped 43 marks, second place went to Sam Rolls who dropped 54 marks. The 50/50 class was won by Tony Jones who dropped 22 marks, he was the only 50/50 rider. The Intermediate route was won by Daniel Ledger with 22 marks lost, followed in second place by Paul Haddingham who dropped 25 marks. Third place went to Josh Hewitt with 31 marks lost. The Clubman class was won by Pete Ablewhite with a loss of 9 marks. Second place went to Paul Davies with 13 marks lost. Third place went to Paul Robinson with 16 marks lost. The Sportsman route was won […]
Nene Valley MCC held their annual Chairman’s trial on Sunday. 41 riders arrived for what was to be a great day’s riding. The weather forecast was for showers in the morning, but these did not materialise. The trial was 4 laps of 10 sections and the riders comprised of 6 experts, 8 Intermediate & 50/50 riders, 11 Clubman & 3 Novice riders, 5 riders used our new sportsman 50/50 route, 2 riders preferring the easy route and 6 riders from the youth A,B,50/50 & D classes made up the rest of the entry. The sections were mainly variations of tried and tested favourites at this venue. With the conditions being so dry, some of the sections were very slippery due to surface marbling. This resulted in marks being lost by all of the classes in many of the sections. The Expert class was won by Sam Gent who lost only 20 marks on a very tough Expert route, a very impressive ride from Sam. Second place went to Steve Swanson who dropped 36 marks. Third place went to Greame Watson dropping 47 points. The Youth A class was won by Joe Collins who dropped 68 marks, Joe was the only Youth A rider on the day, but a very good ride from Joe none the less. The 50/50 Class was won by Mick Thurman who dropped 21 marks, followed in second place by Tony Jones who dropped 31 marks. Third place went to Stephen Young who dropped 37 marks. The […]
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Nene Valley Motorcycle Club, held on Tuesday 8th April 2014 at the Carriage House, Higham Ferrers, commencing at 8 p.m. Present: Daphne Robinson, Judith Ayres, Roy Watson, Paul Davis, Doug Swanson, Jamie Howe, Dave Watson, Steve Swanson, Malcolm Evely, Simon Dunbrell, Eileen Swanson, Grame Watson. Graham Bishop. Apologies were received from Tony Jones, Toby Mears, Julian Collins. Report on the accounts: The accounts were discussed fully and were referred to the May committee meeting when the books will be available for inspection. Elect a President: Paul Proposed Doug Swanson 2nd Jamie Howe To Elect Vice Presidents Vice Presidents Mr D Jones, Mrs D Robinson, Mr N Holt, Mr G Watts, Mr J Lee, Mrs J Ayres, Mr B Ayres. To Elect a Chairman: Doug Swanson proposed Steve Swanson 2nd Tony Jones To Elect a Vice Chairman Doug Swanson proposed Paul Davis 2nd Jamie Howe To Elect a Minutes Secretary Malcolm proposed Eileen Swanson 2nd Paul Davis To Elect a Committee Daphne Robinson, Judith Ayres, Roy Watson, Paul Davis, Doug Swanson, Jamie Howe, Dave Watson, Steve Swanson, Malcolm Evely, Simon Dumbrell, Eileen Swanson, Grame Watson, Graham Bishop, Tony Jones, Toby Mears, Julian Collins. Were all elected to the committee. To Elect an Auditor Roy proposed Robert Gibson 2nd Doug Swanson To transact any other business The committee agreed that subs should stay the same. Entry fees Doug proposed Entry […]
Nene Valley MCC held their annual Janet Jones Memorial Trial at Glendon Quarry on Sunday. This was the Second round of the 2014 club championship and a round of the South Midlands Centre Championship encompassing all classes of the South Midlands Centre Championship at one event, a new idea for 2014. With 74 riders attending for what was to turn out to be a great trial for all of the classes. The Trial was set out on Saturday for moderate to dry conditions, and that’s exactly what we got on Sunday morning with sunshine. The Trial was planned and set out for 4 laps of 10 sections. Robert Twigg, the South Midlands Centre ACU Steward was in attendance and prior to the start of the trial handed out various trophies to the 2013 South Midlands Centre Champions. The Expert class was won by the 2013 South Midlands Centre Champion, Chris Koch who managed to get round for a loss of 10 marks, followed in second place by Thomas Plant with 13 marks lost; third place went to Steve Swanson who went round for 18 marks lost. The Intermediate class was won by Paul Haddingham who dropped 21 marks, followed in second place by Marcus Jaggard with 22 marks lost; third place went to James Phillo who lost 25 marks. The Clubman class was won by Paul Davies who dropped only 6 marks, followed by Tony Ritchings in second place with 14 marks lost, third place went to Mark Kenyon-Bell with […]
Gallery of photos by Dave Watson taken at Cranford Firs 2nd Feb 2014… click here!
We will be trying a new class at the trial on Sunday 16th March at Glendon. The SPORTSMAN CLASS will be ideal for those wishing to progress to the middle route and those past masters wanting more of a challenge. The route will run in the same format as the current 50/50 route where by if the section is marked with the 50/50 logo you will ride the middle route section, if there is no 50/50 marking at the start of a section you ride your normal easy route. All sections will be clearly marked at the start card and your riding number will be a different colour to standard easy route competitors. We hope this route will assist you to progress to the middle route and gain Novice status or to give those past masters more of a challenge through out the season.
Nene Valley MCC held their annual Ravensoake Trial at Irthlingborough on Sunday. This was the final round of the club championship. With 27 riders attending for what was to be a great Traditional South Midlands Centre trial. The trial was set out on Saturday with the wet conditions in mind. The trial was 5 laps of 8 sections, and it certainly was exciting and entertaining for the riders and observers. The Expert class was won by Chris Koch who dropped 36 marks, followed by Steve Swanson in second place with 51 marks lost; Steve Bird came in third place with 70 marks lost. The Youth A class was won by Joseppi Collins who dropped 95 marks. The Inter class was won by Gareth Price with 79 marks lost; second place went to Josh Hewitt on 116 marks lost. The 50/50 class was won by Paul Haddingham who dropped 71 marks. The Clubman class was won by Tim Watts on 63 marks lost, second place went to Paul Robinson with 67 marks lost, Nick Boxall dropped 71 marks in third place. The Youth B class was won by Sam Rolls who dropped 67 marks. The Novice class was won by Graham Bishop who lost 109 marks, Second place went to Bryan Dix who dropped122. The Easy route was won by Joshua Davies with 50 marks lost, he was followed by Graham Watts in second place who lost 60 marks, and third place went to Bryan Deveroux who lost 70 marks. I […]
Nene Valley MCC held their annual October Cup Trial at Duck End, Cranford on Sunday 20th October 2013. This was the Ninth and penultimate round of the club championship with 30 riders attending. The Trial was set outs for 5 laps of 8 sections which, proved to be quite testing for riders in all classes with lots of water and mud making this a classic South Midlands Centre Trial. The expert class was won by Cambs Trials Centre Sponsored rider Sam Gent riding his CTC Factory 300 Beta, he was the only rider in any class to go around for a clean score card, an amazing ride. Second place went to Steve Swanson dropping 22 marks. Steve Bird finished in third place dropping 28 marks. The 50/50 class was won by Paul Haddingham who dropped 32 marks. The Clubman class was won by Bob Gent who dropped only 7 marks; second place went to Paul Robinson who dropped 13 marks. Third place went to Darren Phypers who dropped 14 marks. The novice class was won by Gary Preistley on his new CTC Ossa 300 who lost 43 marks; second place went to Graham Bishop who lost 87 marks. The easy route saw Josh Davies riding his CTC 250 GasGas winning with 41 marks lost, he was followed in second place by Toby Mears who dropped 87 marks. Third place went to Ryan Brown who dropped 89 marks. The Youth A Class was won by Joe Collins riding his CTC GasGas […]