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 22, 2016 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.


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 before the night. 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 £78 (Normally £135) for Bed & Breakfast, but this deal only lasts UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12, 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.

Anyone staying on the Friday evening will receive the same room rate.

Please download the Presentation Evening form from our Entry Forms web page


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Round 5 – Warmingham Lane

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 5

Cumbria Twinshock Club

Warmingham Lane, Sandbach

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures LMX Photos Louise Croome

The Toughsheet National Twinshock championship circus moved to Warmingham Lane, Sandbach last weekend, supported by KAIS Suspension, and 170 riders arrived to find the circuit in probably the best condition it has been in the last ten years. Host club Cumbria Twinshock put on another faultless show, with the water being laid down early on Sunday morning before the Woodys Vintage Honda Evolution riders went to the line to start the 21 race programme, with holeshot prizes supported by Putoline.

And the battle of the two Smiths continued with Michael Smith on the Honda getting the better of young Yorkshireman Connor Smith on the big Kwacker each race, to narrow the gap at the top of the table from ten points to only a single point at the end of play. Andy Hichliffes three thirds keeps him in the hunt, with young Lee Jones in fourth just edging Stefan Garton into fifth.

The Wesd Mids Evo crew raced alongside the evo boys, and Jim Shand raced top ten all day, to take three wins from three in the class. Zac Hackett enjoyed the day in second from Neil Williams in third and WME coordinator Nigel Green in fourth.

The MD Racing Over 50’s saw the continuing battle between Pete Mathia, Willie Burgess and Alan Bott, with Math overcoming Burgess in races one and two, before Burgess took race three.

Mathia took the overall and extended his championship lead over third placed Bott to 19 points. Norman Emery made the long journey worthwhile taking fourth overall from Mark Silvester on the Marsh HPF Honda.

Graham Challis was the man to beat in the MD Racing Over 50’s, and took all three wins, having to pass runner up Alan Hambridge to keep up the momentum. Phil Wilkes was delighted with his third place from Dave Mozley and Steve Mitton on the big Husky.

The Wulfsport Experts went to Championship leader Lee Holland who won race one from Scott Mathia, with Michael Smith well down following his petrol tap being knocked off in mid race. Smith then beat Holland in races two and three after some terrific racing between the pair. Ricky Pedder had his best finish to date in third overall, and is really getting to grips with the Murphy Maico this year. Scott Mathia took fourth despite seizing the Maico in race two. Ewan Johnston rode top six all day for fifth overall on another Wulfsport Maico.

Paul Croxon was the best Falcon Shocks 250 rider and would have finished in the top six of the Experts, and John Bennett was second best 250 rider.

The CI Sport Inters is a good class to watch with all the riders of a very similar speed, and this week it was Rob Sadler on a 250 Moto Villa who took all three wins, and with it the Martindales Rider of The Meeting award. Jamie Biddulph took second and extended his class lead, from James Curtis in third. Ben Price again improved and took fourth from local rider Dom Bratt.

The LPE Clubman class once again was dominated by Dean Gray who took another three wins, although he was headed by guest rider Peter Williamson who was not riding for points. Matt Bennett deserves a mention as runner up though, as he was riding with a damaged ankle awaiting surgery. Steve Hogg mounted the podium once more in third, from Mark Bill and returnee local rider Phil Bayman, who had his best result for years.

The top six AB Race Cruisers Vets riders on modern bikes were all over each other in every race, with probably the strongest field for some time. The amount of trophy’s collectively these guys have won over the years would surely fill someone’s garage. Rick De-Feu had to use all of his experience each race to work his way to the front and took all three wins, from Danny Blakeley, Paul Coward, championship leader Jonno White, Richard Chinn on the TM and Garry Jones.

Mike Allport won the battle of the Over 50’s Vets from Phil Daley and Mark Tilzey.

The MRH Consultants 125 Evo class is another where anyone of five riders could take a win, but it was Richard Chinn who won the battle of the Hondas with some true grit going 1-3-2 for the overall. Holeshot king Andy Lawton tied on points with Chinn with a 2-1-3 but lost out on last race score. Callum Whaling surprized them all taking the race three win for third overall from Nathan Marsden and David Blackburn.

Andrew Robinson had his best result ever winning the MRH 125 Twinshock class on the Honda, with John Davis in second due to a DNF in race one. Chris Rowlands back on the twinnies too k third.

There was a modern support class added to the event, and up and coming enduro rider Brad Freeman showed all of his talent, with the fastest laps of the day entertaining the crowds as he took all three wins by at least half a lap each time. Pete Hamlett took second from Jack Drogan and Jordan Dawes.

The next round is on August 28 at Thoresway Moto Park, Caistor, Lincs.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Rob Sadler.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Michael Smith, 2 Connor Smith, 3 Andy Hinchliffe, 4 Lee Jones, 5 Stefan Garton,

6 Tom Marsh.

West Midland Evos

1 Jim Shand, 2 Zak Hackett, 3 Neil Williams, 4 Nigel Green, 5 Tony Giles, 6 Neil Griffiths.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Pete Mathia, 2 Willie Burgess, 3 Alan Bott, 4 Norman Emery, 5 Mark Silvester,

6 Daran Williams.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Graham Challis, 2 Alan Hambridge, 3 Phil Wilkes, 4 Dave Mozley, 5 Steve Mitton,

6 Bill Brown.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Lee Holland, 2 Michael Smith, 3 Ricky Pedder, 4 Scott Mathia, 5 Ewan Johnston,

6 Matt Rudd.

CI Sport Inters

1 Rob Sadler, 2 Jamie Biddulph, 3 James Curtis, 4 Ben Price, 5 Dom Bratt, 6 Mark Burrows.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Paul Croxon, 2 John Bennett.

LPE Clubman

1 Dean Gray, 2 Mathew Bennett, 3 Steve Hogg, 4 Mark Bill, 5 Phil Bayman, 6 Mike Tucker.

AB Race Cruisers Veterans

Over 40’s: 1 Rick De-Feu, 2 Danny Blakeley, 3 Paul Coward, 4 Jonno White, 5 Richard Chinn, 6 Garry Jones.

Over 50’s: 1 Mike Allport, 2 Phil Daley, 3 Mark Tilzey, 4 Gary Mason, 5 Mark Bowden,

6 Tony Houseman.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 Andy Robinson, 2 John Davis, 3 Chris Rowlands, 4 Tim Grindrod.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Richard Chinn, 2 Andy Lawton, 3 Callum Whaling, 4 Nathan Marsden, 5 David Blackburn, 6 Jack May.

Modern Support Class

1 Brad Freeman, 2 Pete Hamlett, 3 Jack Drogan, 4 Jordan Dawes, 5 Chaz Nicholls,

6 Stu Dawes.


Round 4 – Garstang

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 4

Lancashire Twinshock Club

Eskham House Farm, Garstang

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures LMX Photos Louise Croome

The Toughsheet National Twinshock championships reached the half way point last Sunday as the Lancashire Twinshock Club ran a faultless event for round four at the fast Eskham House Farm circuit at Garstang. With temperatures soaring to 25 degrees the club had all the watering facilities needed to keep the track in the best condition possible, and over 180 riders made the journey north. And with support from Pemberton Tyres with their hospitality it threw up a cracking days racing.

For this round it was the turn of the AB Race Cruisers Vets class to go first, and there were three different winners in a class of their own in former TMX tester Jonno White, Richard Chinn and Garry Jones. But it was White who got the overall by two points with his two seconds from Chinn and Jones to continue his lead of the series. Mike Allport took fourth overall and was the fastest over 50 rider, from Scotlands Gordon Morrison.

In the LPE Clubman class Dean Gray showed the other riders a clean pair of heels winning all three legs to take the overall and the Martindales Rider of the Meeting award. Mathew Bennett improves with every race and took his best result to date to take the runner up slot, as did Mike Tucker in third. Shaun Murphy beat Steve Hogg for fourth, and Trevor Guy back after a long lay off took sixth.

Michael Smith looked to have the upper hand in the Wulfsport Experts, as he narrowly beat Lee Holland in race one, from Scott Mathia, Matt Rudd and Rcky Pedder. Then disaster struck whilst leading race two, when a rear wheel puncture let in Lee Holland for the win, but he managed to limp home just in front of Mathia, Pedder and Rudd. Race three was another tight affair, but Holland managed to hold off the advances of Smith to take the overall and continue his series lead. Mathia took third with Ewan Johnston a good fourth.

James Curtis mixed it with the experts in the CI Sport Inters to take a great overall with two wins and a second, only being headed by Mick Armstrong, in race one, who was making a return to the sport after five years. Jamie Bidulph continued his fine form in second overall, despite an off in the second leg which relegated him outside the top ten. Rob Sadlers upgrading to the inters looked justified as he took the final podium spot from Dom Bratt and Chris Anderton.

Paul Croxon got the better of John Bennett to take the win in the Falcon Shocks 250 class.

The Woodys Vintage Off Road Honda Evo class was thrown on its head as several of the fancied runners all hit trouble in one race or another. Gavin Robertson DNF’d race one, and Michael and Connor Smith had mishaps in race two, which left a delighted Andy Hinchliffe to take his first overall victory by a single point from guest rider Brian Alexander. Michale Smith fought back to take third overall and Gavin Robertson with two wins took fourth.

Willie Burgess was on fire in the MD Racing Over 50 class as he stormed to three classy wins. Club member Alan Eaves chased him home in race one, and Pete Mathia got close in the next two to take second overall. Eaves took third from Mark Silvester on the Marxh HPF in fourth, and Wayne Le Marquand, all the way from Jersey took fifth.

Alan Hambridge came through the field each time in the MD Racing over 60’s to take all three wins, from a rejuvenated Davy Robb in second. Phil Wilkes took three fourths for third overall from Martin Snape and Scotlands Wullie Broon.

The MRH Consultants 125 Evo class was a three way Honda battle, with guest rider Gavin Robertson, out on a Steve Clitheroe machine, taking first with two wins and a third. But Andy Lawton who went 1-2-3, and Richard Chinn 2-5-2 were never more than a couple of bikes lengths behind. John Butler took fourth with local rider Jon Cowgill in fifth.

John Davis continued his great form with a trio of wins in the 125 Twinshock class, and Firefox Racings Andrew Robinson took second from Dave Ellis and Tim Grindrod on the MotoVilla.

The final class of the day was a full line up of modern support riders, and Lewis Bellfield was the rider on a mission as he tore to three wins out of three. Jason Martin had two seconds to take the runner up berth, from double class rider John Butler.

The next round is on July 24 at Warmingham Lane, Sandbach.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Dean Gray.

AB Race Cruisers Veterans

Over 40’s: 1 Jonno White, 2 Richard Chinn, 3 Garry Jones, 4 Mike Allport, 5 Gordon Morrison, 6 Paul Groom..

Over 50’s: 1 Mike Allport, 2 Steve Rowlands, 3 Robert Dobson, 4 Phil Daley, 5 Tony Houseman.

LPE Clubman

1 Dean Gray, 2 Mathew Bennett, 3 Mike Tucker, 4 Shaun Murphy, 5 Steve Hogg, 6 Trevor Guy.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Lee Holland, 2 Michael Smith, 3 Scott Mathia, 4 Matt Rudd, 5 Ricky Pedder, 6 Ewan Johnston.

CI Sport Inters

1 James Curtis, 2 Jamie Biddulph, 3 Rob Sadler, 4 Dom Bratt, 5 Chris Anderton, 6 Ben Price.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Paul Croxon, 2 John Bennett.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Andy Hinchliffe, 2 Brian Alexander, 3 Michael Smith, 4 Gavin Robertson, 5 Connor Smith, 6 Oliver Brunskill.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Pete Mathia, 3 Alan Eaves, 4 Alan Bott, 5 Mark Silvester, 6 Wayne Le Marquand.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Alan Hambridge, 2 Davy Robb, 3 Phil Wilkes, 4 Martin Snape, 5 Wullie Broon, 6 Steve Mitton.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 Andy Robinson, 3 Dave Ellis, 4 Tim Grindrod.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Gavin Robertson, 2 Andy Lawton, 3 Richard Chinn, 4 John Butler, 5 Jon Cowgill, 6 Peter O’Neill.

Modern Support Class

1 Lewis Bellfield, 2 Jason Martin, 3 John Butler, 4 Jack Wilkinson, 5 Andy Hinchliffe,

6 George Martindale.


Round 3 Gale Common

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 3

Gale Common MX Club

Gale Common, Whitley

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures LMX Photos Louise Croome

The Gale Common MX Club hosted their final event at the sandy circuit last Sunday following the sale of the land, and what a cracker Alan Hardy and his crew put on for the third round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships. Unbelievably the sun shone all weekend and the track was watered and graded perfectly.

The MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock and Evo riders were first out and John Davis made the most of the perfect conditions to storm to three very convincing wins in the twinshocks on his Yamaha. Local rider Dave Ellis took second from Tim Grindrod on the Moto Villa.

The 125 Evos provided some of the best racing seen in a while as three riders banged bars all day in three exciting races. David Blackburn, Richard Chinn and Andrew Lawton all ended up with identical scores with 1-2-3 finishes, something not seen before, and it was Blackburn who came out on top of the three Hondas by virtue of winning the final moto. John Butler followed them home and Matt Rowlands took fifth.

In the Wulfsport Experts, it was reigning champion Michael Smith on the Sourbutts Maico, who was the man on form with three wins from series leader Lee Holland on his Yorkshire VMX Honda. Scott Mathia pushed the leaders all the way on the Wulfsport Maico for third, with Matt Rudd fourth and Ricky Pedder fifth.

Jamie Biddulph went one better than Hawkstone, to take the CI Sport Inters class and Martindales Rider of the Meeting award with three classy wins, mixing it with the regular experts on his 250 Maico. Local rider Mark Burrows followed him home each time on the four stroke Husky to take runner up. And then there was a really good scrap for third with Dom Bratt leading home Chris Anderton and Ben Price.

The Falcon Shocks 250 class was won convincingly by Paul Croxon, who was also up with the experts, leading home John Bennett who was riding his trusty 250 Maico for the 25th consecutive season.

The LPE Clubman class was won by twinshock convert Rob Sadler who rode Tim Grindrods Moto Villa to three convincing wins, and earned himself an upgrade to the Inters class for the next round. Hawkstone winner Dean Gray came second with three runner up places. Matt Bennett continued his fine form in third from first trophy winner in thirty years Steve Hogg and Jake Veitch in fifth.

Gavin Robertson won the Woodys Vintage Honda Evo class overall, but a mistake in race one gave Michael Smith the victory. Robertson then proceeded to dominate races two and three, with young Connor Smith taking the runner up spot in all three legs for second on the podium. Smith took third overall from Andy Hinchliffe and Tom Marsh.

Irelands Willie Burgess got the big Maico dialled in to win the MD Racing Over 50’s, and led from start to finish in each race. Pete Mathia used all his experience to try and chase him down, but Burgess was already away and clear. Mathia took second overall from Mark Silvester on the Marsh HPF, and series leader after Hawkstone Alan Bott took fourth from Norman Emery.

Alan Hambridge was delighted to win the MD Racing over 60’s class, from track builder Davy Robb and Graham Challis, and all three had the pleasure of a erace win apiece.

With the absence of Danny Blakeley, Jonno White took up the gauntlet in the AB Race Cruisers Vets class and romped to the overall by winning the first two races, but a mistake in race three almost took it away from him when he finished fifth. Richard Chinn took race three and also second overall from Paul Coward on the big Kawasaki. Scotlands Gordon Morrison took fourth ahead of Garry Jones.

The Graeme Clegg Memorial event for club members was won with three race wins by Thomas Dodsworth, from Travis Riddle and Colin Bland.

The first leg of the War of the Roses went to Lancashires Ken Sourbutts team who convincingly beat Alan Hardys Yorkies in the final handicapped race of the day won by scratch rider Connor Smith.

The next round is on June 5 at Eskham House Farm, Garstng, Lancaster.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Jamie Biddulph.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 DaveEllis, 3 Tim Grindrod, 4 Brian Ratcliiffe.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 David Blackburn, 2 Richard Chinn, 3 Andy Lawton, 4 John Butler, 5 Matt Rowlands,

6 Nathan Cooper.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Michael Smith 2 Lee Holland, 3 Scott Mathia, 4 Matt Rudd, 5 Ricky Pedder, 6 EwanJohnston.

CI Sport Inters

1 Jamie Biddulph, 2 Mark Burrows, 3 Dom Bratt, 4 Chris Andeton, 5 Ben Price, 6 Dougie Dryden.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Paul Croxon, 2 John Bennett, 3 David Shaun.

LPE Clubman

1 Rob Sadler, 2 Dean Gray, 3 Mathew Bennett, 4 Steve Hogg, 5 Jake Veitch, 6 Lee Conduit.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Gavin Robertson, 2 Connor Smith, 3 Michael Smith, 4 Andy Hinchliffe, 5 Tom Marsh,

6 Gordon Morrison.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Willie Burgess, 2 3 Pete Mathia, 3 Mark Silvester, 4 Alan Bott, 5 Norman Emery,

6 Darron Williams.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Alan Hambridge, 2 Davy Robb, 3 Graham Challis, 4 Phil Wilkes, 5 Bill Brown.

AB Race Cruisers Veterans

Over 40’s: 1 Jonno White, 2 4 Richard Chinn, 3 Paul Coward, 4 Gordon Morrison, 5 Garry Jones, 6 Mike Allport.

Over 50’s : 1 Mike Allport, 2 Phil Daley, 3 Steve Rowlands, 4 Tony Houseman.

Graeme Clegg Memorial Trophy;

1 Thomas Dodsworth, 2 Travis Riddle, 3 Colin Bland, 4 Ben Wakenshaw, 5 Ross Procter.

War of the Roses; First leg ; Yorkshire 67 Lancahire 38 (Lowest score wins)

1 Connor Smith, 2 Paul Coxon, 3 Lee Buck, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Alan Bott, 6 Ashley Smith.