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  • Dave Barkshire 2 Man Enduro Wattisfield Hall - Sunday 13 August 2017 - Jake Nicholl and Tom Braddock take the win

    A full entry 126 riders took to the start line for Diss MCCs Two Man Enduro at Wattisfield Hall. The event formed round 3 of the Dave Barkshire Motorcycles Championship. GP rider Jake Nicholls and his riding partner Tom Braddock set the pace finishing just over a lap ahead of runners up Sam Mitchell and Brendan Mayers. Aaron Hopkins and Mark Lloyd took the honours in the expert class from Joe Marsh and Mark Mitchell. In the clubman class Lee Saunders and Lewis Joyce to the top spot from Danniel Haskett and Mark Tuck.  Draft 4 results  see documents below and also Diss MCC website. 

  • Record Crowds at GH Motorcycles and GB Finch Evening Motocross at Wattisfield Hall – 5th July

    Diss MCCs Wednesday evening MX on 5th July attracted a great quality entry of riders and the good weather helped with the record crowds. The 12 race programme of short races meant all action from spectator perspective and feedback from riders was track preparation was spot on and rode great. National rider Elliott Banks Browne on his Geartec Husqvarna was on top form wining all four races – check out YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UBQO5CbINs for a great GoPro video demonstrating what is it like to get a good start and lap the course in record speed! In the enduro class, Tom Braddock was on great form, winning all of his three races, although Tim Rose was right on his back wheel.

    Many thanks goes to GH Motorcycles and GB Finch for their continued support of the event and also to all riders, marshals and helpers who helped make the meeting such a success. 

    Check out the ACU website news section for a report by Charles Ralph on the event https://www.acu.org.uk/News/2017/07/Banks-Browne-dominates-Wattisfield-Hall-Motocross-meeting/

    Check out links on Diss MCC Facebook for Adrian Case for some great shots.

  • Illegal Riding threatens the future of the Muntjac and Santon Enduros – Thetford Forest

    After a period of 30 years, the thoughtless actions of a few riders is threatening the future of enduros in Thetford Forest.  Despite the publicity already warning riders of this, there are a number examples of trail, enduro and motocross riders illegally riding. This includes very sensitive conservation areas and land used by for the Muntjac and Santon Enduros.  A number of riders have been caught by the Forestry and Police and Section 59 (public order warnings / potential to have your bike crushed) have been issued to a total of 11 riders in recent months.

    The problem used to be limited to local riders from the nearby towns but now the problem involves trail riders and ACU licence holders. The ACU at Rugby has applied a zero tolerance to any rider caught, and to date one expert motocross rider (eastern centre) and two enduro riders (not from the eastern centre) have had their ACU licence suspended.

    To make the position absolutely clear, you are not permitted to ride on Forestry land unless it is an authorised ACU event (Muntjac and Santon Enduro) or an authorised location such as Hit the Dirt at Swaffham. If you do enjoy trail riding you must keep to the authorised byways. None of the former Diss MCC enduro courses are authorised for trail riding and this includes tracks or pits on Forestry land adjacent to byways. Ignorance is not an excuse!

     In summary, if off road events are to continue on Forestry land in the eastern centre, positive action needs to be taken now. It is important for all clubs to get the message out to riders if the sport as we know it now is to survive!

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