Friday, 26 December 2008

Nationals, Brits and Euros

So the dates are confirmed, here are all the big races for next year, see you all sunday to talk about which ones we're going to.

11-12 April - Derby National
23 - 24 May - Burnham on Sea National
6 - 7 June - Peterborough National
26 - 28 June - Cheddar Euro
8 - 9 August - Manchester National
29 - 30 August - Bournemouth National
19 - 20 September - Cheddar British Champs

Don't forget the 3rd round of the winter race series at the track this Sunday, registration from 1030 - 1100.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

It was another good practice on Sunday with a few riders turning up in the fresh winter air. Don't forget to get in your last practice before Christmas this Sunday from 11 till 1, and then we can all come out on the 28th and show off your brand spanking new christmas bits and bobs at the 3rd round of the Alloms Winter Series.
Check the skills on Tyler Cain and Charlie Gibson leading out into the 1st corner.Little Wozza getting wet feet.And Liam gettin some splash time too.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Winter Series Round 2

Last Sunday was round 2 of the Alloms Jewellers BMX Winter Series. After the promotions from the last round we were sure to see some close racing from a field of 29 riders.... (for the rest of the report and the race results, see tomorrows Manx Independant.) So dads, do you understand the points system yet? The series standings are...

Formula 1

1 Juan Watney 134
2 George Sharp 112
3 Matthew Jones 109
4 Liam McCann 107
5 Tom Skillicorn 66
6 Steven Kelly 64
7 Luke Stewart 59
8 Russell Sanson 57
9 Gareth Fargher 52
10 Chris Sharpe 50

Formula 2

1 Brandon Cain 111
2 Tom Murray 104
3 Rory McCann 103
4 Tyler Cain 98
5 Luke Murray 92
6 Marcus Simpson 85
7 Alex Thompson 83
8 Sophie Black 72
9 Sarah Brunswick 47
10 Ryan Dean 42
11 Conylt Welsh 38
12 Matthew Norrey 33

Formula 3

1 Charlie Gibson 88
2 Jamie McCann 70
3 Jack Kissack 66
4 Matthew Flint 66
5 Tony Brown 58
6 Max Walker 45
7 Ethan Welsh 39
8 Owen Stewart 38
9 Brynley Mayhew 36
10 Tommasz Boruch 32
11 Roan Gell 30
12 Aaron Kneen 28
13 Nathan Wilson 25

Formula 4

1 Harry Brown 69
2 Matt Black 67
3 Cian Brock 55
4 Nick Kissack 50
5 Alistair Flint 35
6 Warren Tasker 25
7 Cameron Hawes 24
8 William Giddins 22
9 Zach Watterson 19
10 Liam Crook 19
11 Zak Walker 18

Monday, 24 November 2008

Gate practice

Although the weather wasn't great, we went ahead and held practice yesterday. Thanks to all who turned up, here are some pics of the fun we had, don't forget practice will be on on Sunday from 1100 - 1300. If you don't practice, you wont get better. The above pic; Luke Murray shredding in the wet, leaving his dad way behind.

Little Matt Black getting his weight back and pushing over the line, we think :s
Twin #2, Tom Murray getting his manual on
Sophie Black in the 80'sAnd Liam McCann trying to avoid the water

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Series standings so far

So after the first round of the winter series this is how the standings are looking, you will notice that riders are in the race groups that they will be competing in at the next round. Don't forget to buy Friday's Manx Independant for the write up and see you all on Sunday for gate practice. Todays Pic is Skillz leading out Formula 1 moto number 3.

Formula 1

1 Juan Watney 67
2 Tom Skillicorn 66
3 Luke Stewart 59
4 Brandon Cain 58
5 Russell Sanson 57
6 Rory McCann 55
7 Gareth Fargher 52
8 Matthew Jones 51
9 Chris Sharpe 50

Formula 2

1 Liam McCann 54
2 George Sharp 52
3 Tom Murray 52
4 Sarah Brunswick 47
5 Marcus Simpson 47
6 Luke Murray 47
7 Alex Thompson 46
8 Ryan Dean 42
9 Conylt Welsh 38
10 Jack Kissack 36
11 Matthew Norrey 33

Formula 3

1 Tyler Cain 46
2 Max Walker 45
3 Charlie Gibson 44
4 Ethan Welsh 39
5 Alex Thompson 38
6 Brynley Mayhew 36
7 Tony Brown 31
8 Cian Brock 29
9 Aaron Kneen 28
10 Sophie Black 27

Formula 4

1 Matt Black 36
2 Jamie McCann 35
3 Harry Brown 34
4 Nick Kissack 30
5 Warren Tasker 25
6 Matthew Flint 22
7 William Giddins 22
8 Zak Walker 18
9 Alistair Flint 17
10 Cameron Hawes 14

Friday, 31 October 2008

This weekend

So just a quick one, this weekend will see yet more changes at the track, nothing major, just some tidying up on Saturday with Juan going down with Max to tidy up and throw some surface down for gate practice on Sunday, which leads me nicely too;

This Sunday is the 1st gate practice of the winter so come on down,

11 till 1
Everyone welcome

Friday, 17 October 2008

What's going on?

Park Lane, the access road running parallel to the 2nd straight of the track has been closed by RTC for the winter to let the grass recover after this wet summer and is due to be opened again in spring of 2009. This means that we ask all visitors to Ramsey BMX track to park in the car park next to skate park and be mindful of other road users for both your and their safety.

The planned track work for Saturday has been pencilled in for Sunday so if you have some free time pop by and lend a hand. Due to the nature of the help given to us by Lezayre Landscapes our work force has to be pretty flexible around Max's other jobs. Some of the broadsheet readers among you may have noticed that in Monday's Isle of Man Examiner there was an article on the work the the club does to make Ramsey BMX track a great resource for the Island so thank you to Sam Comaish-Coole who wrote a letter to the paper a few weeks ago, not just for that but for picking up a rake and helping build. For those of you that missed it it can be found here.

The final series standings for the Summer 2008 series will be in next Friday's Manx Independant so dont forget to pick it up.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Juan, national #5

Well done to Juan who competed in Preston this week in the last round of the national series, after qualifying 4th for the final, he got an 8th on the day and a 5th overall for the year. It has been a mixed year for Juan after some great results at the start of the season only to get sidelined for 6 weeks with a shoulder injury mid season so this result is well deserved.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Dates Galore

Well done to everybody that has raced this year, its been a long season and the racing has been faster than ever with some really close battles, like Ryan and Brandon (above). Instead of taking a back seat over winter as has happened in the past couple of seasons we are going to take a couple of weeks rest and then kick back with gates so get your diary out because here are some dates for you.

There will be a work party at the track on the 18th of October, Max will be down from Lezayre Landscapes with the digger so come down at any time after 9am and lend a hand.

Gate practice is going to start on the 26th of October from 11oohrs to 1300hrs at a cost of £1.

The Club prize presentation is on the 8th of November, keep checking your e-mails about that one.

The club winter series will start on the 16th of November, with the following dates provisionally set for the other 5 rounds;
7th December 2008
28th December 2008
18th January 2009
8th February 2009
1st March 2009

As for last weekends racing, there was a great turnout with 36 riders all competing in great racing with the usual crowd out in front of their packs. For a full round up of results dont forget to buy Fridays Manx Independant. The tag race at the end was won by Team Mickey Cain well done to them, Juans team in 2nd, Stephens in 3rd and Luke Stewarts boys rounding of a good day for Ramsey BMX.

Mickey Cain headed for the win in the final lap of the tag race.

Liam McCann in the 9's

Thursday, 2 October 2008

See You Sunday

Thanks to those that attended Tuesday nights gate session. It was only a short one but be sure to remember that every second on your bike is going to make you faster. The final round of racing will be on this Sunday with signing on at 1:45pm, please come down no matter what the weather and enjoy the extra events Mickey has planned.
There have been another couple of tweaks around the 1st corner and now we're just waiting on some more surface to get it running perfectly smooth. The top of the 1st berm now has a viewing platform on top and the jump into the bomb-hole has been changed to give it more flow. Pics courtesy of James Bailey, Top; Stephen Kelly leading it out last Sunday. Middle; Matt Black rocking his #1 plate last Sunday. Bottom; Superclass at the Manx Champs, Juan Watney leading out Tom Skillicorn in the 4th moto.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Gate Practice is on

Although the weather is bad, if people turn up we will be doing gate practice, dont let a bit of rain and wind put you off. Come down and get some practice, we will be holding a 6 race winter series come rain or shine from December.

6pm, Mooragh Park BMX Track
Everyone welcome

Todays picture is from Saturday evening at about half 6, these are just some of the helpers that where left.

Monday, 29 September 2008

This weekend

After Thursdays building action a few riders met up on Thursday night to make the most of the good weather and rode the new corner and 2nd straight until it was dark. On Saturday Max from Lezayre Landscapes came over to the track on a mission and he and Juan where there from 8:30am until 7 trying to get the track ready to race on Sunday.

The 1st duty of care was to the drainage issue on the 1st corner, it took a long time to get sorted and didn't really look like much had been done afterwards but it had. There is now a 6 foot deep drainage hole on the inside of the 1st corner and we have widened the track by about 2 metres making for loads more room for moves around the 1st corner.With it being a nice day loads of kids had come down to ride and naturally come over to see what was going on, well there where loads of yellow machines, so of course its exciting. The local riders offered to help so we gave them jobs, mainly spreading out surface but all help is greatly appreciated.After the first corner was finished we moved onto the double into the bomb-hole. What could have been a big effort turned into quite a quick affair with children and parents helping fine tune, trample down and put surface on and we where finished in half the time it would have taken if it where just Juan and Max.A big thank you to all the riders and parents that helped out, keep checking back for details of more work parties. The more people that help, the more we can get done and the better the track will be. And remember guys, the track is a work in progress, all feedback is welcomed and changing things is always on the cards.
On Sunday we raced, for a full report check Friday Manx Independant, but in the mean time here are a couple of pictures.The 8 and unders final, with Luke Murray taking the lead from his brother Tom in 2nd.

Steven Kelly taking the win in the Superclass final, Luke Stewart in 2nd.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Update Update

Welcome to the Ramsey BMX Club's blogspot. In the past year the clubs website has fallen by the wayside with problems with hackers and and increased price of website management a blogspot seems the way forway for the club, following on from the increased use of Blogspot within the UK BMX scene with riders like our own Juan, 19+ star Dan Clifford, team's such as Alans BMX Race Team and clubs like Cheshire Ghost Riders.
For a sneek preview of Phase 2 of the track re-development of the track check out Juan's Blog. Feel free to come down on Saturday to help out surfacing to get the track up to a good standard for Sundays racing.
Finally, congratulations to Matt Black, Tom Murray, Bradon Cain and Juan Watney, the 2008 Manx Champions. A big thank you to Anne Craine for coming down to the club on Sunday for the Manx Champs and presenting the prizes. Thank you to Colas and Splinters DIY for their continued support during the track development.
Keep checking back as updates will be coming thick and fast.