10
Nov

Latest News

 

 

Thanks to you all for supporting the Annual Awards Dinner, which this year had 175 guests, well up on previous years. We had the AGM, but as usual we never sorted a lot, but several new initiatives cropped up, with Andy Cleaver taking over as the new Marketing Director.

Andy is already pushing all things twinshock on the Facebook page, and has come up with loads of new deals for sponsors old and new.

 

Registration forms are now out and can be found on the entry forms tab.

 

Most of the Twinshock classes remain the same, but we have added an over 50’s trophy in the Vets class and an Over 40’s trophy in the Evo class.

 

The race format may change a little with a rotation at each round, so that each class gets the chance of an early bath after racing. Points will now go down to the first 20 instead of first 15.

It has also been mentioned that we may go to two 15 minutes + 1 lap championship races in the Twinshocks, with a third race 15 minute race for the Champion of Champions, for the top six in each class. Points would be awarded to all finishers in this race, 40 down to one, with the overall winners in each class getting an annual trophy. There will also be a race for non qualifiers, so everyone gets their share of track time.

 

Toughsheet will continue to be the headline sponsor, which is great news, thanks to Dougie and John Mercer, and the provisional dates for 2015 are as follows;

 

April 5 Cumbria TSC at Polesworth.

May 2 Cumbria TSC at Hawkstone Park.

May 17 Cumbria TSC at Condover, Shrewsbury.

June 14 Lancashire TSC at Garstang.

July 25/26 Cumbria TSC at Warmingham Lane, Sandbach.

August 30 Gale Common MXC at Gale Common, Whitley, Yorkshire.

September 26/27 Cumbria TSC at Howton Court, Pontrilas, Hereford.

 

For those new to the series, it is £20 to register, and you require an IOPD licence which is £15, and transponders will be used, which can be bought from HS Sport or hired from Cumbria TSC before the event.

We try to cover everyones needs and there are age related or capacity classes in the twinshocks, and we have a Vets class for riders over 40 on modern bikes. The Evo class is for riders of any age on bikes made between 1981 and 1989, and we are quite strict on this. If you have any questions on the series please e mail using the contact tab.

We will have a stand at the Telford Show in February, but if you can’t make it we will see you all out there at Polesworth at Easter.

 

 

 
18
Sep

Round 9 – Pontrilas

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 9

Cumbria Twinshock

Howton Court, Pontrilas

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Louises MX Pictures

 

Another season of National Twinshock racing came to a close at Howton Court, Pontrilas last weekend, hosted superbly by the Cumbria Twinshock Club. The Toughsheet sponsored series really went out with a bang as the club managed to pull off a mammoth 48 race programme over the two day event. An hours rain during the Saturday programme ensured the dust was kept at bay, and all the riders enjoyed their track time. Former series sponsor Richard Wood was the only major casualty, when he had a big off in the 125 Evo class, and all the gang wish him well in his recovery.

Congratulations go to Danny Hiorns on the Williamson Husky, who is the new National Twinshock champion, taking the red number one plate with his results on day one, and he did what he had to do to get the job done in fourth overall. Over the two days though, Gary Parker wished the season could continue as his second half season results have been a revelation, and he won four of the six races on his JR Racing Honda to take the Wulfsport Experts overall. Matt Porter managed to win race one, and took second overall, but Garys’ nearest challenger was Irelands Willie Burgess, who but for a DNF could easily have improved on third overall, pushing Parker in each of the races.

Stevie Denton wrapped up the Falcon Shocks 250 title, and the overall win by finishing in the top three all weekend, with guest rider Wayne Twidle just beating series regular Chad Sait by one point to second overall. Local rider John Bennett took fourth from Jamie Biddulph in fifth.

Andy Steel had a huge lead in the LPE Clubman class going into the weekend, and despite a sore leg, still managed to take the overall win and the title in a class that has been contested since 1992. Irelands John Allen had his best result of the campaign in second, and won his first race of the year in the process. Sean Burrows continued his good form, finishing third in front of Graham

Challis and young Mathew Bennett, who was riding on home soil.

The MD Racing Over 50’s has to be seen to be believed as all the old war horses go for it hammer and tongs. Phil Martindale reigned supreme, and took five of the six wins to scorch to his first twinshock title. Mind you Alan Bott was snapping at his heels in every race, and he eventually got his just rewards by winning the final leg to take second overall. Richard Allen on his Suzuki got the better of Terry Connor for third, and Barry Burbidge got the hang of the Maico and was on it in fifth.

Toughsheets John Mercer also won his first title in the MD Racing Over 60’s class, claiming five from six wins, with runner up Dave Mozley taking the other, to take second from Geoff Stokes and Maurice Wharton.

The CI Sport Inters class was a straight gunfight between Steve Goddard and Daran Williams for the title, and the laurels went to a delighted Goddard, as he also took five from six wins, and the title, with Williams winning race three. There was no more than a couple of bike lengths between them all weekend, great racing and a good clean fight. Martin Speak took the final podium position from Mark Burrows and Dom Bratt.

The Yorkshire VMX 125 Evos and Twinshocks raced together and guest rider Richard Chinn won all six legs of the evos, in preparation for Farleigh this weekend. But the title was won by Lee Holland, who followed Chinn home in all but two of them, and he is establishing himself to be the master of all forms of 125 racing. Phil Oxley had his best result of the year in third just beating off the challenge of Mike Weir and Luke Wade.

The 125 Twinshock title was won for the fourth time by Sean McCrea on his Suzuki special, but he had to play second fiddle in two races as John Davis, preparing for a 2015 campaign, beat him home. Chris Rowlands took second overall from Davis in the final reckoning.

Garry Jones went into the weekend with a seven point lead in the Herts MX Vets class, with Danny Blakeley hot on his heels. In race one a mistake from Blakeley left Jones to win to take the gap to 10 points, but from there Blakeley went on a four race winning streak which meant they went into the final race with Blakeley holding a four point lead. Jones did the business taking the win and thought he had won the title, but with two non registered riders separating them, Blakely did enough to snatch the title by a single point over a 24 race season. Jones was awarded the CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting for his heroics. Paul Coward tied up third in the series and Lee Buck in fourth had his best ride to date. Andy Watkins rode the Sunday and took a race win in race five.

In the Motolink Yamaha Evo class it was wide open with four different winners, but it was Richard Chinn who capped a superb weekend off with the overall win. Michael Smith showed his speed to take second from Andy Watkins. Fourth overall was enough to give a delighted Danny Hiorns his second title of the weekend, something that was last done by Roy Wells. Kieron Mulloy who only rode the Sunday managed two wins and a second on the day.

The Partridge Ventilation Pre-83 125 boys put on a good show, and it was that man Lee Holland who came away with the spoils taking five from six wins, with James Shand taking the other leg. Anthony Twidle kept Holland in his sights all day and took second from Paul Baldwin and Jake Chamberlain.

There was an extra Modern class added to the weekend, and this was won by Matt Thomas from Lewis Meadows and Frazer Gardner. Kieron Mulloy showed how it should be done, and managed to win two races on the Sunday. Thanks go to all the riders, clubs and sponsors, and the presentation of the series awards takes place at the Moat House, Stoke on Saturday October 18.

 

Wulfsport Experts

1 Gary Parker, 2 Matt Porter, 3 Willie Burgess, 4 Danny Hiorns, 5 Andy Hinchliffe,

6 Mark Connole.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Steve Denton, 2 Wayne Twidle, 3 Chad Sait, 4 John Bennett, 5 Jamie Biddulph, 6 Chris Rowlands.

LPE Clubman

1 Andy Steel, 2 John Allen, 3 Sean Burrows, 3 Graham Challis, 5 Mathew Bennett, 6 Reece Winsor.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Phil Martindale, 2 Alan Bott, 3 Richard Allen, 4 Terry Connor, 5 Barry Burbidge, 6 Phil Wilkes.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 John Mercer, 2 Dave Mozley, 3 Geoff Stokes, 4 Maurice Wharton, 5 Brian Hayes, 6 Dennis Slythe.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

1 Sean McCrea, 2 Chris Rowlands, 3 John Davis.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

1 Richard Chinn, 2 Lee Holland, 3 Phil Oxley, 4 Mike Weir, 5 Luke Wade, 6 Lewis Meadows.

Herts MX Veterans

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Garry Jones, 3 Paul Coward, 4 Lee Buck, 5 Andy Little, 6 Andy Watkins.

CI Sport Inters

1 Steve Goddard, 2 Daran Williams, 3 Martin Speak, 4 Mark Burrows, 5 Dom Bratt, 6 Kev Bratt.

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

1 Richard Chinn, 2 Michael Smith, 3 Andy Watkins, 4 Danny Hiorns, 5 Andy Hinchliffe,

6 James Shand.

Partridge Ventilation Pre-83 125’s

1 Lee Holland, 2 Anthony Twidle, 3 Paul Baldwin, 4 Jake Chamberlain, 5 James Shand,

6 Scott Hands.

Modern class

1 Matt Thomas, 2 Lewis Meadows, 3 Frazer Gardner, 4 Keiron Mulloy, 5 Thomas Card,

6 Matt Porter.

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – Garry Jones..

 
3
Sep

Awards Evening 2014

Toughsheet National Twinshock Awards Presentation Evening

The Best Western Moat House Hotel, Stoke on Trent has once more been booked for this years bash on Saturday October 18, 2014 and for those who have not been before, this is a 4 star modern hotel built within the grounds of the magnificent Etruria Hall, near Stoke-On-Trent.

The Hotel also has full leisure facilities, including heated pool and air conditioned gym / spa, is close to the Potteries Shopping Centre and adjacent to Waterworld, one of Europes largest waterparks.

We need to be seated for 7-30pm for the meal, so that the presentation can start at approx 8-30pm. As at last years presentation, we will be inviting all six winners in each class up for their trophies at once instead of individually, so that the kids (and adults) don’t get restless. Hopefully this will give everyone more time to enjoy the evening whether it be dancing or just socialising. ONLY DRINK BOUGHT IN THE HOTEL WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE FUNCTION ROOM. CHECKS WILL BE MADE BY THE HOTEL STAFF.

Send the attached form and S.A.E to Geoff Shuttleworth to reserve your tickets and order your preferred menu before the end of September. Cheques should be made payable to ‘National Twinshock Association’.

 

Note! Tickets can only be reserved with payment, as several people booked last year and never showed, costing us dearly. If it helps cheques will not be cashed until the end of September. Rooms are to be booked through the hotel and are not usually charged until leaving.

 

For accommodation at the hotel call 01782-609988, and Quote ‘Twinshock’ for discounted twin room rate of £76 (Normally £135) for Bed & Breakfast, but this deal only lasts UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER, after which the price goes up. We have again been allocated 80 rooms but as usual it is on a first come first served basis, so please don’t leave it until the last minute as you will probably be disappointed.

 

The Best Western Moat House Hotel, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. ST1 5BQ.

Off Jnc.15 or 16, M6.

Saturday October 18th, 7-00pm for 7-30pm.

Tickets £20 each including dinner and disco.

Childrens Menu £10-00 each (Fruit juice, Burger/chips, Chocolate cake)

Menu

Starter Selection

 

Smoked salmon mousse with spiced tomato dressing, melba bloomer bread and crisp leaves

Or

Chefs soup of the day, with warm bread roll and butter

Main Courses

Pan fried chicken breast, white wine and tarragon cream reduction

Roasted carrots, French beans, with a roasted mash

Or

Slow braised feather blade of beef, mushroom café au lait

Roasted carrots, French beans, with a roasted mash

Vegetarian Option

(V) Roasted vine tomato and pepper tartlet, topped with goats cheese mousse

Desserts

Chocolate fudge cake, hot chocolate sauce

Or

Chantilly filled profiteroles, butterscotch sauce

 
3
Sep

Gale Common – Round 8

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 8

Gale Common MX Club

Gale Common MotoPark, Whitley

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Louises MX Pictures

 

The newly revamped and widened Gale Common MotoPark greeted riders as they arrived for the penultimate round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships last weekend. Once the track was watered it was in prime condition, and apart from a few stoppages to water the circuit, and a couple of injuries, the meeting went like clockwork.

The Graeme Clegg Memorial race was well supported, as the Yorkshire Club honoured one of their own, with Joanne Clegg presenting winner Chris Woodward with the new annual trophy, with Phil Ryan second and Connor McGregor third.

The Wulfsport Experts races were dominated by a very fast Danny Hiorns who won all three races, but he had to do it the hard way as fast starting Willie Burgess led the early stages of two of the races, and Michael Smith who led the other. Once Hiorns hit the front their was a three way scrap for the runner up spots between Burgess, Gary Parker and Smith. Smith in particular had no luck at all with a puncture and brake problems. Burgess eventually took second from Parker and Smith with Chris Chell on a borrowed Maico in fifth.

The Falcon Shocks 250 class was won by a delighted Tom Goodard who two wins and a second from championship leader Steve Denton who won the first race, and Jamie Biddulph in third with three top four finishes.

In the LPE Clubman class Reece Winsor looked odds on to win race one, but his bike broke within sight of the finish flag, and this gifted the win to Andy Steel, from Sean Burrows and John Allen. Winsor made no mistake in the next two though, as he took both wins on a borrowed Martin Speak Honda. Steel though took the overall by taking second in both races. Burrows who went 2-3-4 took second overall from Winsor in third, from Gary Craddock and Simon Bentley.

A full line up of MD Racing Over 50’s and 60’s were next up, and there was some really close action, but it was Phil Martindale who reigned supreme with three hard fought victories. He had to overcome fast starting Phil Ryan, Chris Woodward and Terry Connor in all three races, and it was Ryan on his big Suzuki who came in second from Woodward on Honda, and Connor on his Maico. Mark Tilzey had his best result of the season in fifth, and with it took the CNR Burrows Rider of the Meeting award.

Down from Scotland, Wullie Broone on a Bill Brown Maico took the Over 60’s class, after first race winner Alan Voase did not appear for the final race. Wullie won the second race, and runner up overall John Mercer won race three after brake problems. Dave Mozley took the final podium place.

The Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock and Evo boys raced together, and for once Sean McCrea did not have it all his own way in the Twinshock class as Paul Lippitt won race one, but did not show for the other two. And John Davis won the final two motos, but McCreas’ consistency meant he took the overall from Andrew Robinson and Davis. The Evos was a straight scrap between eventual winner Lee Holland and Richard Wood, who battled for the win in each race. Holland took two to Woods one to take the overall, but there was little to separate them all day. Mike Weir had his best result to date with third overall, and was actually catching the leaders in the final moto. Phil Oxley took fourth with three good rides.

Daran Williams took the win in the CI Sport Inters class on his four stroke Honda. There were three different winners in this class just to underline the competitive nature of the riders. Williams took the first from Martin Speak. Jack Goodard beat Williams in race two, before father Steve Goddard got his act together in race three to win from Williams. Dom Bratt had his best ride this year in fifth.

The Herts MX Vets class is as close as it’s been for years, with only ten points separating the top three gladiators. Danny Blakeley closed the gap even further with the overall win taking two of the three races, but Garry Jones held on to win race two, and Paul Coward took three thirds. Lee Davies returned to the series to take fourth overall from Lee Buck. Garry Jones now leads on 295, from Blakeley 288 and Coward 286 so all still to play for.

The Motolink Yamaha Evolution class was also dominated by a classy Danny Hiorns who took three easy wins. Andy Hichliffe took second with three thirds, and Michael Smith took third, although it could have been better but for a second race fall which left him to come through to seventh at the flag. Craig Reynolds battled to top six finishes to take fourth from Tom Marsh.

An extra modern class was added to the programme and Corey Nemeth showed his class by taking all three wins, each time from runner up Ben Margetson and third place Connor Smith.

An excellent days racing, which leaves just the final round of the series which is a double header at Howton Court, Pontrilas on September 6/7.

 

Graeme Clegg Memorial Race

1 Chris Woodward, 2 Phil Ryan, 3 Cameron McGregor, 4 Martin Speak, 5 Connor Smith.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Danny Hiorns, 2 Willie Burgess, 3 Gary Parker, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Chris Chell, 6 Andy Hinchliffe.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Tom Goddard, 2 Steve Denton, 3 Jamie Biddulph, 4 John Bennett, 5 Chris Rowlands, 6 Steve Turner.

LPE Clubman

1 Andy Steel, 2 Sean Burrows, 3 Reece Winsor, 4 Gary Craddock, 5 Simon Bentley, 6 John Allen.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Phil Martindale, 2 Phil Ryan, 3 Chris Woodward, 4 Terry Connor, 5 Mark Tilzey, 6 Dave Fisher.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Wullie Brown, 2 John Mercer, 3 Dave Mozley, 4 Alan Voase, 5 Bill Brown, 6 Brian Hayes.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

1 Sean McCrea, 2 Andrew Robinson, 3 John Davis, 4 Chris Rowlands.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

1 Lee Holland, 2 Richard Wood, 3 Michael Weir, 4 Phil Oxley, 5 James Drewery, 6 Chris Chappell.

Herts MX Veterans

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Garry Jones, 3 Paul Coward, 4 Lee Davies, 5 Lee Buck, 6 Robert Dobson.

CI Sport Inters

1 Daran Williams, 2 Jack Goddard, 3 Martin Speak, 4 Steve Goddard, 5 Dom Bratt, 6 Kev Bratt.

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

1 Danny Hiorns, 2 Andy Hinchliffe, 3 Michael Smith, 4 Craig Reynolds, 5 Tom Marsh, 6 Cameron McGregor.

Modern class

1 Corey Nemeth, 2 Ben Margetson, 3 Connor Smith, 4 Mark Warttig, 5 John Cooper, 6 Craig Reynolds.

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – Mark Tilzey.

 
3
Aug

Toughsheet National Twinshock Awards Presentation Evening

 

The Best Western Moat House Hotel, Stoke on Trent has once more been booked for this years bash on Saturday October 18, 2014 and for those who have not been before, this is a 4 star modern hotel built within the grounds of the magnificent Etruria Hall, near Stoke-On-Trent.

 

The Hotel also has full leisure facilities, including heated pool and air conditioned gym / spa, is close to the Potteries Shopping Centre and adjacent to Waterworld, one of Europes largest waterparks.

 

We need to be seated for 7-30pm for the meal, so that the presentation can start at approx 8-30pm. As at last years presentation, we will be inviting all six winners in each class up for their trophies at once instead of individually, so that the kids (and adults) don’t get restless. Hopefully this will give everyone more time to enjoy the evening whether it be dancing or just socialising. ONLY DRINK BOUGHT IN THE HOTEL WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE FUNCTION ROOM. CHECKS WILL BE MADE BY THE HOTEL STAFF.

 

 

Send the attached form and S.A.E to Geoff Shuttleworth to reserve your tickets and order your preferred menu before the end of September. Cheques should be made payable to ‘National Twinshock Association’.

 

 

Note! Tickets can only be reserved with payment, as several people booked last year and never showed, costing us dearly. If it helps cheques will not be cashed until the end of September. Rooms are to be booked through the hotel and are not usually charged until leaving.

 

 

For accommodation at the hotel call 01782-609988, and Quote ‘Twinshock’ for discounted twin room rate of £76 (Normally £135) for Bed & Breakfast, but this deal only lasts UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER, after which the price goes up. We have again been allocated 80 rooms but as usual it is on a first come first served basis, so please don’t leave it until the last minute as you will probably be disappointed.

 

 

The Best Western Moat House Hotel, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. ST1 5BQ.

 

Off Jnc.15 or 16, M6.

 

 

Saturday October 18th, 7-00pm for 7-30pm.

 

 

Tickets £20 each including dinner and disco.

 

 

Childrens Menu £10-00 each (Fruit juice, Burger/chips, Chocolate cake)

 

 

Menu

 

Starter Selection

 

 

Smoked salmon mousse with spiced tomato dressing, melba bloomer bread and crisp leaves

 

 

Or

 

 

Chefs soup of the day, with warm bread roll and butter

 

 

Main Courses

 

 

Pan fried chicken breast, white wine and tarragon cream reduction

 

Roasted carrots, French beans, with a roasted garlic and mustard mash

 

 

Or

 

 

Slow braised feather blade of beef, mushroom café au lait

 

Roasted carrots, French beans, with a roasted garlic and mustard mash

 

 

Vegetarian Option

 

 

(V) Roasted vine tomato and pepper tartlet, topped with goats cheese mousse

 

Desserts

 

 

Chocolate fudge cake, hot chocolate sauce

 

Or

 

Chantilly filled profiteroles, butterscotch sauce

 

 

 

Toughsheet National Twinshock Awards Presentation Evening

 

 

 

 

 

I / We ………………………………………… would like ……… tickets for the annual awards presentation at

 

£20 / £10 (Children) each on Saturday 26th October, and enclose a cheque for ……………. made payable to the ‘National Twinshock Association’.

 

All payments must be with Geoff Shuttleworth by 30th September and accompanied with a SAE for return of tickets, and cheques will not be cashed until the end of September.

 

 

My menu selections are;

 

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I / We will* / will not* be stopping overnight at the hotel. (*Delete as applicable)

 

There are currently only eighty rooms saved for our function.

 

Please contact the hotel on 01782-609988, and Quote ‘Twinshock’ for discounted twin room rate of £76 which is Non-Refundable (Normally £135) for Bed & Breakfast.

 

 

List any preferred guests you would like to be seated with (or not seated with?????),

 

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Round tables are used for between 8, 10 or 12 guests.

 

 

Please return to;

 

Geoff Shuttleworth,

 

121 Slyne Road,

 

Bolton Le Sands,

 

Carnforth.

 

Lancs. LA5 8AJ

 

 

01524 824409