National Twinshock ‘NEWS’





We are sorry to be the bearer of bad news but after discussions with our organisers, we are having to cancel round 5 at Astbury on July 19, which was to be run by Lancashire Twinshock.

At this time we are unsure of the government restrictions, and with an announcement not being made until the first week in July, it would just not be possible to hold the event and organise the necessary Covid 19 requirements to keep everyone safe.

Following several committee discussions we have decided to cancel this year’s championship with immediate effect, as only two rounds remain as yet unaffected.



Darren Hudson, though may still run the Hawkstone and Culham events on August 30/31 and September 19/20 as open non championship weekends. If you have already entered for a previous round, and wish to roll it over for Hawkstone, please contact Chloe Hudson to arrange.

Registrations and licenses will roll over to 2021, when we hope to get back to something like normal.

Please use the email tab if you want any further info, or to discuss the outcome.



Lock Down News 30-04-20

Well it’s been a while since I posted anything due to the lockdown.

Obviously, we have lost round 2 at the Grange this weekend, which is a big shame as the Telford MXC have done a shed full of work on the circuit and we were looking forward to returning there.

We will be looking at the government and motorsports governing bodies advice, which is likely to be next Thursday May 7, but it does not look encouraging, with the social distancing having to continue for some time yet. And as we all know it takes more than one to fix a Maico in the paddock.

If the government eventually relaxes the lockdown, and allows mass gatherings, it still does not allow for things like first aid provisions, signing on, accidents, spectators etc so I cannot really give you any good news.

Round 3 was to be Bevercotes on May 24, and the AMCA will also make a decision next week.

We may lose most of the series to this virus, but the safety of everyone is paramount, and if we come out of this and there is room for the odd event in late summer we may try and get a couple sorted.

With regards to registrations, if we do not run any event this season, we will roll over to 2021, or you can request a refund by sending me a PM.

Please keep up the good work and stay safe and we hope to see you soon.



In view of the current ongoing situation, a decision has been made to cancel our opening round of the series.
The safety of everyone has to be taken into account, and we feel that it was the only decision that could be made.
Entered riders will be automatically transferred to Round 2 at the Grange on May 3rd.
If you are unable to attend please contact Chloe Hudson who will make alternative arrangements for you.
We hope you all understand our decision, but it really is out of our hands at this moment in time.
A further statement will be published as things become clearer over the coming months.
Sorry guys.


National Twinshock MX Championships 2020

Here are some details if you are considering registering for the 2020 Toughsheet National Twinshock MX Championship series.

The registration fee (£20) enables us as an organisation, to provide each event with financial support, programmes and a commentary, and helps pay for the end of season trophies, and entitles you to a cheaper entry than non-registered riders or other organisations that join us at individual events.

You will need an IOPD Licence (£20), which you apply for with your registration (Or you can buy a day licence at each event).

Registration is now open, and our class structure for 2020 is as follows;

Clubman Twinshock (For registered novices and beginners – Upgrades will be decided at rounds 1&2)

Intermediate / Experts / Over 50 / Over 60 / 125 / 250 Twinshock classes.

125 or Open Evolution (Monoshock Bikes Pre-90)

Super Evolution (Pre 97 steel frames and may race with Evo Open class and a split start)

Veterans Modern Bikes (Over 40’s and 50’s on any bike in the same race)

The series will be seven rounds, with all rounds to count.

Provisional dates and venues which may be subject to change;

April 5 Cumbria Twinshock Polesworth, Staffs,

May 3 Cumbria Twinshock The Grange, Tern Hill, Shropshire,

May 24 Nottingham Twinshock Bevercotes, Notts

June 13/14 Cumbria Twinshock Pontrilas, Hereford,

July 19 Lancashire Twinshock Astbury, Cheshire,

August 30/31 Cumbria Twinshock Hawkstone Park Festival of Legends,

September 19/20 Cumbria Twinshock Culham Moto Park, Oxon.

Helpful Information

You will be able to collect your IOPD licence at the first event that you attend.

You can enter and pay over the phone at all Cumbria Twinshock events, and do not need to complete an entry form. See individual entry forms for other clubs’ arrangements.

All entry forms, with phone numbers, fees and directions will be available to download from where you will also find a full set of rules for the championship.

Some classes will be over-subscribed, and therefore if you intend to do the full series, it would be advisable to enter well in advance of the event, especially the early rounds.

Transponders will be used at all our events, and your number must be submitted to the secretary.

If you require a hired transponder (£10), please let the secretary know at least one week prior to the event.

Riders must be registered to score championship points, and non-registered riders will be removed from the points, and you will move up and receive their points.

Twinshock bikes must have two rear shocks, be air cooled and have drum brakes, but will include all pre-82 water cooled monoshock Yamahas and other pre-82 water cooled machines. Forks must not exceed 46mm diameter.

Evolution machines must be pre-1990 and fitted with period parts, and have the original frame, engine and braking system. In the event of a protest, riders within that class may vote on the acceptability of that machine.

Super Evo bikes must be Pre-97 with steel frames, and at some rounds could race with the Evolution Open class.

Please help the clubs by entering as soon as possible, as non-registered riders will be accepted as the event date approaches. (Entry fees are between £45-£50 per day)

Also, please support our many sponsors, and give them something back in return for supporting us.

Finally, if you have any questions on the above please do not hesitate to ask.

Geoff Shuttleworth 01524-824409 or 07816-283252 or e mail


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 19, 2019 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 or e mail the attached form to Geoff Shuttleworth to reserve your place and order your preferred menu before the end of September. Cheques or bank transfer should be made payable to ‘National Twinshock Association’.

Account number 72615183 sort code 09-01-55.

Note! Places 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 charged until leaving.

For accommodation at the hotel call 01782-609988, and Quote ‘Twinshock’ for discounted twin/double room rate of £80 (Normally £135) for Bed & Breakfast, but this deal only lasts UNTIL SEPTEMBER 26, 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 Menu & Entry form at our usual Entry Form download page