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 www.nationaltwinshock.co.uk 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 geoff.shuttleworth121@outlook.com


Round 6 – Culham

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 6 Finale

Cumbria Twinshock Club

Culham, Oxon.

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Andrew Fairclough Photography

Well what a weekend it was for the Festival of Legends and final round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships at the new venue of Culham in Oxfordshire. Hosted superbly by the Cumbria Twinshock Club, who took on the massive task of inviting all of the guests and running the five blocks of races over a sweltering weekend in thirty degrees heat, and the event was supported by KAIS Suspension.

The invited guests were interviewed by Jack Burnicle during the Monday afternoon interval, and he did a great job of coaxing the stories out of the likes of Badger Goss, Neil Hudson, Dave Watson, Rob Hooper, Rob Andrews, Ivan Miller, Alan Clarke, Roger Garrett, Dave Grant, Steve How, Russ Jarman, Les Lloyd, John May, and many more, which were appreciated by the large crowd. Sam Slythe made a cameo appearance with Ken Sourbutts, after which they all received commemorative medals. Sometimes you have to revel in Nostalgia, and there were a lot of spectators who reminisced with the guests over the course of the day, looking back on the achievements of these riders who gave us so much enjoyment back in the 70’s and 80’s.

The racing was over two days and the Evo 125 boys came to the line first, and although it was a small line up, the racing was fast and furious, and the wins were shared between Corey Nemeth and Shane Holmes, with Nemeth taking the overall victory. Holmes took second, but lost the title to Andy Lawton on the Steve Clitheroe Honda, after he took third overall from Matty Sanders and David Blackburn.

The Inters Twinshock saw new champion David Hopkins win the first four races, but a last race no show, left the overall victory to a very consistent Jake Veitch. Hopkins was second, and then young Aaron Moore took his best result in third. Steve Morgan beat close buddy Chris Anderton by a couple of points to take fourth.

In the Evo Open there were four different winners, but after five races it was Matt Williamson who took the overall, and the Martindales Rider of the Meeting award, helped by his two wins. First race winner Michael Ogden celebrated his return taking second place. And then it was Jamie Dobson in third, who went into the final race level with Barry Turnbull in the championship, but a DNF for Barry left Jamie with a well deserved title. Gary Davies took fourth after two wins on the Sunday. Dan Shepherd took fifth, and also ends up as best 250 rider over the season.

Dave Campbell was out riding in the Super Evo class in preparation for Farleigh, and ended up with the win by three points from Paul Smith, with Lee Martin in third.. Neville Bradshaw, who only raced on the Sunday took all three wins to take fourth overall.

Lucy Tilzey finally realised her dream, and took the Clubman Championship after her overall victory. And Riley Copeland, who gets better each week, won two races to take second. Danny Braddick was third, just a point behind Riley, from Simon Young and Andre Kerry.

The Vets Over 40’s saw Ryan Voase win five straight races at a canter as he showed his obvious class, but Rick Du-Feu wasn’t too far behind in second each time. Adam Wilkinson had his best result of the season in third on the 250, just beating Simon Bonser and Steve Gesnor. New champion Danny Blakeley seized his bike in race two, but had already wrapped up the title at the previous round.

The Over 50 winner was Lance Marshall, who came home in front of Rob Lewis and new champion Marc Spruce.

Next up were the Wulfsport Experts, and another rider realised his dream by becoming the new National Twinshock Champion, and that rider was Jimmy Margetson, who now carries the number one plate. He didn’t quite have it all his own way as brother Ben and Barry Turnbull won a race apiece. Andy Hinchliffe though worked miracles on the little 125 to take second from Michael Smith, Turnbull and Ben Margetson.

Andy Hinchliffe took the 125 Twinshock title, winning four of the five races, with fifth race winner Matt Rudd in second and Mark Burrows third.

The 250 class was won by Jamie Biddulph, who won all five races from Jim Shand and Kyle Godbear.

The Over 50 Twinshock class saw some great battles between former British Champion Dave Watson and fellow Irishman Willie Burgess. Dave Watson on the Suzuki took three wins but a broken rear wheel stopped him winning the final race. Burgess took the overall and the championship by winning the other two races to take his third consecutive title. Alan Bott ended up with second overall, from Watson, Tim Sabine and Gary Craddock.

The Over 60’s class saw Wayne Le Marquand win the overall and the title as he won three from five. His nearest challenger was Pat Rowe, who won two races to take second from Martin Sanpe and Alan Hambridge.

The West Mids Evos riders only rode the Monday, and the 125 and 250 classes were won by Dave Frampton and Jim Shand.

The Annual Presentation of awards will take place at the Moat House Hotel, Stoke on Saturday October 19th.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – MattWilliamson.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Corey Nemeth, 2 Shane Holmes, 3 Andy Lawton, 4 Matty Sanders, 5 David Blackburn,

6 Tim Thornton.

West Mids Evos 125 1 Dave Frampton, 2 Dean Eggleton. 250 1 Jim Shand, 2 Nigel Green,

3 Mark James.

CI Sport Inters Twinshock

1 Jake Veitch, 2 David Hopkins, 3 Aaron Moore, 4 Steve Morgan, 5 Chris Anderton,

6 Chris Lambourne.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Matt Williamson, 2 Michael Ogden, 3 Jamie Dobson, 4 Gary Davies, 5 Dan Shepherd,

6 Michael Smith.

Mauds Café Pontefract Super Evos

1 Dave Campbell, 2 Paul Smith, 3 Lee Martin, 4 Neville Bradshaw, 5 Gareth Morgans, 6 Jake Moss.

Black Art Tuning Clubman Twinshock

1 Lucy Tilzey, 2 Riley Copeland, 3 Danny Braddick, 4 Simon Young, 5 Andre Kerry, 6 Steve Hinchliffe.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Ryan Voase, 2 Rick Du-Feu, 3Adam Wilkinson, 4 Simon Bonser, 5 Steve Gesner, 6 Paul Ferguson.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Lance Marshall, 2 Rob Lewis, 3 Marc Spruce.

Wulfsport Experts Twinshock

1 Jimmy Margetson, 2 Andy Hinchliffe, 3 Michael Smith, 4 Barry Turnbull, 5 Ben Margetson, 6 Jamie Biddulph.

Falcon Shocks 250 Twinshock

1 Jamie Biddulph, 2 Jim Shand, 3 Kyle Godbear.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 Andy Hinchliffe, 2 Matt Rudd, 3 Mark Burrows, 4 John Davis, 5 Robin Cowgill.

MotoX Concepts Over 50’s Twinshock

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Alan Bott, 3 Martin Snape, 4 Tim Sabine, 5 Gary raddock, 6 Pete Williamson.

MotoX Concepts Over 60’s Twinshock

1 Wayne Le Marquand, 2 Pat Rowe, 3 Martin Snape, 4 Alan Hambridge, 5 Jon Wood,

6 Graham Challis.


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