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Update on Sidecar Accident Rider 82 James Ferryman Wattisfield Hall MX 6th May
Sidecar rider James Ferryman has sent an email to the Diss MCC marshals, St Johns and Paramedic to say many thanks for their help at the MX managing the incident and to say he is on the road to recovery (long recovery). He is now out of hospital and his message is below:
To Diss MCC
I was hoping to phone people and send my thanks to all those that helped me on Monday. I am incredibly grateful to all those who helped me after my off on Monday. I have zero memory from the whole day and just remember waking up in hospital. I have no doubt that those who helped me trackside, marshals and first aiders all did a 1st class job which prevented me from getting injured further and probably are the reason that, whilst I am pretty battered, I am predicted to make a full if not lengthy recovery. I would really like to call every one and thank them personally however I know that this may not be possible. Could I ask you to pass on my message of appreciation. I do apologise if this message is a bit washy but I am very doped up on pain killers and still have blanks from being knocked out.
All the thanks in the world
James Ferryman - Sidecar rider 82
Round 2 of the Tribal MX ACU British Clubmans’ Sidecar Championship will be held this Monday 6th May at Wattisfield Hall MX track. A full entry of 30 sidecars will be battling it out and following the recent dry weather the track is looking in great condition.
Supporting the sidecars are 3 Groups of 120 solo riders consisting of NGRs and two groups of Allcomers made up of experts and juniors.
The twelve race programme also includes round three of the popular NGR over 30's championships, where veteran John Hinz leads the series on 267 points, only two points ahead of Suffolk's Will Kerry.
Former champion, Liam Walker, is currently third with 260 points, Chris Thorpe holds fourth place, just ahead of local Diss club rider, Paul Hubbard.
Two groups of allcomers makes up the programme, and includes many of the Eastern region's expert grade riders.
Practice starts at 10am, and the first race gets underway at 11.30am. Admission is £10 for adults, and just £5 for senior citizens. Kids, if with an adult, gets free entry.
The village of Wattisfield lies midway between Bury St Edmunds and Diss, alongside the A143.
Charlie Ralph, Eastern MX chairman.
List of riders and programme will be available on line to download 3rd May
Entries open for MX Wattisfield Hall Monday 6th May
Entries are now open for Diss MCC first MX of the year at Wattisfield Hall on Monday 6th May 2019. The event forms round 2 of the Tribal-MX ACU British Clubmans' Sidecar Championship, plus supporting solos including NGRs. Get your entry in now to save disappointment. Apply online at: : https://members.acu.org.uk
Apply online at: : https://members.acu.org.uk
Benjamin Cole 450 Husky takes the overall win from Jason Morland on a GH MC 450 Yamaha. 190 riders competed in a great event
Great entry for the Santon Enduro – First Round of 2019 GH M/cs ACU Eastern Enduro Championship
A full entry of 190 riders will tackle Diss MCC’s Santon Enduro on Sunday 24th February for the 1st round of the 2019 GH M/cs Eastern Enduro Championship. The 12-mile course of the sandy terrain of Thetford forest is looking in good shape and as usual is very dry for this time of the year.
ACU Eastern Centre MX champion Shaun Southgate Herts MX, Honda UK starts as favourite following a good ride on the Muntjac but strong competition will come from multiple ACU Eastern Enduro Champions Jason Morland (GH Motorcycles/ G & B Finch Yamaha) and multiple champion Chris Hockey who is now riding a Gas Gas. The 2018 ACU Eastern Enduro Champion Luke Parker is missing the event as he is now focusing his attention on riding the ACU BEC which is being held on the same day. The good thing is both events have a full entry which reflects how strong enduro events are within the UK.
The start is 09.00 Forest Ride 22 on the Thetford to Mundford Road IP27 0TR. First rider on the test is 09.05 and Championship should be riding 6 laps of the course, Experts 5, Clubman 4 and Sportsman 3.
A big thanks to GH Motorcycles for their continued support of the ACU Eastern Enduro Championship.
Thetford Forest –Illegal Riding Problem - Spot checks being carried out!
Whilst a majority of off road motorcycle riders are very responsible and only ride at practice tracks, on authorised byways and within approved events, a small minority are still causing real problems with illegal riding in Thetford Forest.
To address this, Norfolk & Suffolk Police and the Forestry Commission in East England are now conducting a number of spot checks in Thetford Forest to stamp out illegal riding. Checks have been targeting hot spots and where necessary, Section 59 notices (using a vehicle in an anti-social manner) have and will be issued.
Some of Forestry land and the pits riders have been illegally riding are very sensitive from a conservation perspective. In addition, to a bike being seized, an offence can now carry a fine up to £5,000!
Diss MCC and members of the public using the forest, local residents and are being very proactive in assisting the police and forestry with this exercise, and during the autumn and winter months checks will continue.
The only places in Thetford Forest where off road riding is permitted is at authorised tracks such as Hit the Dirt at Swaffham. There are other authorised practice tracks at Chippenham, Besthorpe, Blythburgh and Mildenhall. Even then riding at these venues is only permitted when they are open for an event or authorised practice days. All other areas of forest including locations where the Diss Club run enduro events, is strictly no go.
If you are trail riding – you must be road legal and you must not deviate from authorised green lane routes. Prepared to be stopped and checked.
Ignorance is not an excuse.
Luke Parker takes takes the top spot at the GH Motorcycles Muntjac Enduro and wins the ACU Eastern 2018 Enduro Championship
Luke Parker celebrates with Gavin Hockey after a win on the Muntjac secured the ACU Eastern Enduro Championship. Check out http://www.motoheadmag.com/parker-beats-tombs-in-enduro-thriller/ for a full report by Dick Law
Cracking ride by Luke Parker - start of the event outgoing champion Jason Morland shakes hands with Luke Parker to say let the battle commence
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24th November Enduro Thetford Forest