Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Club Race Kit 2010

We are taking orders for next years club race kit. The kit if FLY racings F-16 in black and white, it will be logo'd up with RAMSEY BMX CLUB and BMX ISLE OF MAN, the riders name on the back as well as the 3 legs. Thanks to our kit sponsors for keeping it cheap - OUTDOORS, SPLINTERS and SVA. If you wish to purchase a full kit for the cost 0f just £70 please e-mail me on

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Its been a quiet month

So things are still ticking along at the track, its the summer holidays and everyone should be out riding their bike.

Gate practice is on this thursday and there will be work going on the 3rd straight to tidy up the new step up

full racing is on Sunday

Friday, 17 July 2009

Good practice

So we had a nice relaxed night last night, thanks to all the dads who picked up tools and helped. After a busy day with the digger Crooky and help widened the first straight, 1st corner and then attacked the last berm!!! I honestly think we know have one of the biggest last berms in the country, good times, it should make for some good racing and even faster last straight action.There is racing this Sunday with registraton from 1030. Keep your eyes on the news to see some of 11 - 16 year olds who access The Academy, a coaching based scheme set up byThe IoM Cycling Association. With Cav doing so well in the tour the BBC are keen to cover more cycling in the news, I can't tell you times but keep your eyes peeled.
And for those of you who are thinking about buying kit, next years BMX ISLE OF MAN race top will be the Fly racing Kinetic jersey in black and white. So get yourselves some Fly racing F-16 pants in black. The top is not available yet but we'll keep you in the loop from early next year.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Practice Thursday

Time is flying by, and we had a great race last Tuesday night with 44 riders in attendance for the first ever Ramsey BMX evening race. This was a one off to take advantage of the huge numbers attending to watch the evening of events in the park. All I have heard since then is positive comments from the locals about the club.We had a nice easy practice session in the sun last Thursday and again a nice relaxed session on Sunday with everyone putting some good times down. There is practice on Thursday this week 6 - 7:30 and then racing on Sunday from 1030.You may also notice that the track keeps changing, we know that some people are not completely happy with all the changes but the increase in everyones riding ability is helped out by how challenging the track is becoming, your all great riders and getting better everyday so challenge yourself and try new things. On that note, you may notice a digger at the track on Thursday this week, if you do go down before practice, beware not to get in its way as it is there to make a couple more changes. Crooky is in charge.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009


Well done to all the riders who raced at Goldcoast on Sunday, the whole crew did well, big shout out to Zak Walker, Jamie McCann, Brandon Cain and Juan Watney who all got 1st in their race categories.

Full race results can be found here.

Video's can be found over at, with the 11 boys having 3 of our riders in the main.And for pictures, check out, and


The 7th round of the RAMSEY BMX SUMMER SERIES is tonight. Reg 1800 - 1830, racing to start at 1845. All bikes welcome, £3 entry fee.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

History in the making

For the first time ever BMXers on the Isle of Man will have to choose where to go to practice this Thursday night!From 5 till 6:30 there will be a practice session taking place at the freshly dug Peel Headlands track. For those who haven't been it is a 2 man play track that is 200m long, has 4 straights joined by 3 tight 180 berms, a great little track for learning the basics and fine tuning your BMX skills. As another bonus for your folks, the view isn't bad. Check out the pictures on the BBC.AND... From 6 in Ramsey we will be running our usual thursday night gate sessions.

Good times

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Round 4

Round 4 of the BMX summer series took place in perfect conditions at the Mooragh Park site last Sunday with just under 40 riders taking part. The riders are just finding form and getting used to recent changes to the track, with more changes taking place mid season to test them further.

The Splinters DIY Club series saw Dillon Dowson outpace Zak Walker in the 5's, Matt Black was on the gas in the 6's for max points from Marcus Hanlon and Ryan Quirk with an impressive ride from Lucy Corkish making sure the boys didn't have it all their own way, Charlie Gibson took full points in the 7's with Aaron Lund doing well for 2nd spot from hard working Nick Kissack. Tyler Cain won the 8's in another close race with Max Walker and returning Own Stewart in 3rd spot, newcomer Chris Moore performed well. The 9's was taken by Luke Murray with the other riders swapping places in each moto with Josh Kelly getting 2nd spot from Jake Mortimer and Lewis Parker. Argy Bargy rides in the 10's saw Liam McCann outfox Marcus Simpson for top points with Jack Kissack in 3rd from Cian Brock, the 11's and 12's ran together with Rory McCann taking the honours from the Black sisters, with younger sis Holly riding on top form to beat Sophie. Ryan Dean returned in the 14 & unders but was beaten in each moto by Brandon Cain. The returning Luke Stewart found it hard work with Big guns with impressive rides from all riders with Paul Crook's power enough to take the honours from Steve Kelly & Chris Murray.

The Colas IOM Open series saw Matt Black win the Novice, Charlie Gibson the Intermediate, Marcus Simpson won the Junior, Ryan Dean the Experts and Paul Crook the Superclass race. All A and B heats were close affairs and each rider giving it their all. The last race of the day saw a spectacular crash for young Tyler Cain on his 8th birthday with the steer tube on the forks snapping resulting in a horrible fall with bike parts strewn across the track, but thank you to all for their quick response and attention he recovered to blow out the candles! Next racing this Sunday sign on from 10:45.

Splinters DIY Club Series: 5's:- 1, Dillon Dowson; 2, Zak Walker; 3, Cameron Hawes. 6's 1, Matt Black; 2, Marcus Hanlon; 3, Ryan Quirk; 4, Lucy Corkish; 5, Tommy Kneale; 6, Thomas Penn. 7's 1, Charlie Gibson; 2, Aaron Lund; 3, Nick Kissack; 4, Liam Crook; 5, Ali Flint; 6, Jamie McCann. 8's 1, Tyler Cain; 2, Max Walker; 3, Owen Stewart; 4, Matt Flint; 5, Chris Moore; 6, Brynley Mayhew. 9's 1, Luke Murray; 2, Josh Kelly; 3, Jake Mortimer; 4, Lewis Parker. 10's. 1, Liam McCann; 2, Marcus Simpson; 3, Jack Kissack; 4, Cian Brock. 11 & 12's 1, Rory McCann; 2, Holly Black; 3, Sophie Black. 14's 1, Brandon Cain; 2, Ryan Dean. Seniors 1, Paul Crook; 2, Steve Kelly; 3, Chris Murray; 4, Luke Stewart.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

UCI Supercross

Today is the first round of the 09 BMX Supercross series 09, its raining outside, so grab a bowl of pasta and get ready to watch the worlds best BMXers battle it out. UK riders Marcus Bloomfield and Liam Phillips have qualified 25th and 46th and Shanaze Reade is on top spot in the girls.

It all kicks off at 1350 today over at check it out.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Gate Practice TONIGHT

Don't forget guys, the weather is nice, its time to get some practice in. The track opens at 6, with gates from half past. Come down and get your snap on for just £1. Juans even been away to Manchester on a coaches forum talking non stop BMX for the weekend so is full of ideas. Check out these pics from Crooky Snr.
Juan staying low over the new doubles.Rory getting focused on the gate.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Derby Nationals rounds 1 + 2

Its been and gone, it was a tough weekend but the team have done us proud. We met up at the Blacks on Friday morning at 7am and headed over to pick up the Crooks and Wattersons. Paul needed that extra wake up call or he may have missed the trip completely. We all got on the boat and set sail...
The boys kept themselves busy playing computer games as the older ones debated track alterations.
All the watching of video's and racing at Ramsey didn't really have anyone fully prepared for Derby track, it was big, long and once again after a long winter break everyone had really upped their game on the national circuit leaving the manx with a lot of work to do. So on the way down it was good to just clear your head and not worry about what was going to happen, Crooky senior had convinced himself he was going to have a big off, Juan had convinced himself he wasn't going to be in it on the first straight, Matt was excited to prove himself after last years brits, and the rest of the crew where looking forward to their first ever UK BMX National.

The weekend went well with everyone doing themselves proud, it was a big stage to prove yourself on and it was definately an eye opener for some. Matt took a 3rd both days in the B final of the 6 and unders and is currently in 11th overall. Liam got 7th in the B on Saturday and lost out in the run off on Sunday in the 7's to be sitting 17th. Zach goto moto'd both days in a tough 9's class and is 22nd. Holly was moto's both days but sits 21st in the series for 10-12 girls. Sophie who turned 13 on saturday came 4th in the B both days in the 13-15 girls and is in 12th overall. Juan got a 6th on Saturday and a 4th on Sunday in 16-29 cruiser and is currently equaling his ranking of 5th.Well done to all, if you didn't make it, speak to someone who did, attending at least one away race this year is a must, it really is a great weekend out with some top quality racing. All the guys who where there will be happy to talk about their experience. Matt Black may even be taking up cruiser ;)See you at gate practice on Thursday - 1800 - 2000, £1. Don't forget racing on Sunday - 1030 sign on for 1130 racing.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Whats going on?

So we have had such a massive push over winter and the club has moved from strength to strength. We are halfway to having 2 qualified British Cycling Level 2 Cycling coaches and in May Juan will be going to the UK to a BMX coaches forum for selected BMX coaches in the UK to bounce idea's off each other with British Cyclings top BMX coaching team. You may have already noticed Stu Brew from the mountainbike club also coming to coach, it is great that members of other clubs have identified our great structure and acknowledged our big push at a grass roots level.In the next month or so we will have a newly appointed Club welfare officer, to deal with any issues of good practice and child protection in all aspects of club activities. This will make us the first cycling club on the island to have this facility and we will be a picture of where all the other clubs should be aiming.The biggest change for most of you guys though are the track alterations. Hopefully this is just the continuation of a big re-design to continue bringing the club bang up to date with other UK tracks and even some Euro venues. Colas have been down there today with the roller and are working the track to get it riding sweet.Over the summer we have lots of other events planned, such as an open day on the 9th of June, aimed at presenting BMX to the masses, as the park should be filled for the Ramsey Sprint. A club trip away to Goldcoast BMX club in Lytham on Tynwald Day weekend, an evening of racing on the 7th of July as Ramsey Town Commissioners put on events all over the park as well as club riders attending all national events, possibly the European round and Cheddar and the British Championships.

So on Saturday could you all please make an effort to get down to the track and lend a hand with final preperations for the COME AND TRY DAY on Sunday the 29th of April. Which will be starting at 11am, we will have signing on for this season, gate & track practice, cycle & BMX specific coaching as well as big race.

Monday, 16 March 2009


Its that time of year again, thanks to all who have helped over the past couple of weeks, we had 4 days of putting down alot of effort at the track and have made some big changes, it was great to see the track buzzing with visitors on Sunday as the newly done 3rd straight was riding ok. There is a bit more work to do to tidy things up and get some surface down but that should be done by the dads on Sunday.

We will have open practice from 11am on Sunday with another coaching session delivered by Stu Brew at 12 o'clock so come down, enjoy the sun, pick up a spade ;) and have some fun.

The annual come and try day is on the 29th of March, the press will be down and hopefully we will have the prize presentation from the winter series that day as well. Please print off some posters (CLICK to enlarge) and stick them up wherever you can, the more people we get racing the more fun it will be.
Cheers, see you all Sunday.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Moving on up

First things first, can all club members please fill in a RIDER CONSENT FORM and return it to the club as soon as possible. All riders must have a completed form to take part in club activities.

In other news as the winter series has come to an end the summer moves ever nearer, in the short gap we have before our summer really starts with the annual club "come and try" day on the 29th of March we are undertaking a big facelift. A good work party made it down this weekend with the major work taking place on Saturday with the help of you guys and a digger. For those of you who didn't make it down check the pics...
Paul working hard measuring out the tracks new "big double"
Mr Longden helps out whacking down the side of the new double on the 3rd straightA side view of the new double on the 3rd straight, the downside and the jump after to be completed this weekend

On Sunday with the track being partly torn up we did not hold gate practice, instead, Stu Brew came down from the MMBC to run a session, both to give the riders someone else to listen to but to show him how good our riders are. Here they are doing a go ride session - "ride the circle"

Next Saturday there will be work going on at the track from 9am, if you can spare some time please come down and lend a hand as we push to get the 3rd straight completed and tidy up the edges to give the track some time to bed in before the season starts.

There will be practice and some work going on Sunday from 11 - 1 depending on how much we get done on Saturday.


Thursday, 5 March 2009

And the winner is...

So here are the final results from the 2008/09 Ramsey BMX Alloms Jewellers Winter Series. It has been a really good series with some great racing and some top talent showing through over the winter. We have had some great feedback from the riders and spectators about the first winter series that the club has ever held. Hopefully this longer run in to the season will really pay through for the guys that have put the effort in over the long wet winter. So from this point forward it is only going to get better.
Formula 1
1 Brandon Cain 361
2 George Sharp 284
3 Tom Murray 270
4 Juan Watney 265
5 Marcus Simpson 240
6 Paul Crook 192
7 Tommasz Boruch 170
8 Matthew Jones 109
9 Chris Murray 97
10 Tom Skillicorn 66
11 Steven Kelly 64
12 Luke Stewart 59
13 Russell Sanson 57
14 Gareth Fargher 52
15 Chris Sharpe 50

Formula 2
1 Tyler Cain 286
2 Liam McCann 278
3 Jack Kissack 247
4 Luke Murray 230
5 Matthew Flint 224
6 Alex Thompson 211
7 Rory McCann 211
8 Sophie Black 149
9 Holly Black 81
10 Sarah Brunswick 47
11 Ryan Dean 42
12 Conylt Welsh 38

Formula 3

1 Tony Brown 219
2 Charlie Gibson 203
3 Cian Brock 200
4 Nick Kissack 200
5 Max Walker 194
6 Zach Watterson 123
7 Liam Crook 116
8 Tom Longden 73
9 Matthew Norrey 60
10 David Oakes 40
11 Ethan Welsh 39
12 Owen Stewart 38
13 Brynley Mayhew 36
14 Roan Gell 30
15 Aaron Kneen 28
16 Nathan Wilson 25

Formula 41 Matt Black 197
2 Harry Brown 182
3 Jamie McCann 120
4 Alistair Flint 118
5 James Harrison 115
6 Warren Tasker 87
7 Zack Walker 86
8 Cameron Hawes 81
9 Marcus Hanlon 34
10 William Giddins 22
11 Dillon Dowson 14

Dont forget on Saturday we will be having a work party at the track with a digger and some major re-construction on the 1st, 3rd and last straights before the come and try day on the 29th March and the first round of the Summer Series on the 5th April. PLEASE try and come down at any point on saturday if only for an hour to lend a hand and get as much done as we can.

Sunday we will be running some bike handling skills sessions on the grass and the track will hopefully be ridable on some sections so come along then too.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Its final time

Today is the last round of the Alloms Winter Series so make sure you come down to get some valuable points. As always its tight at the top, here are the current standings and points:

Formula 1

1 Brandon Cain 293
2 Tom Murray 270
3 Juan Watney 265
4 Marcus Simpson 240
5 George Sharp 222
6 Paul Crook 135
7 Tommasz Boruch 117
8 Matthew Jones 109
9 Tom Skillicorn 66
10 Steven Kelly 64
11 Luke Stewart 59
12 Russell Sanson 57
13 Gareth Fargher 52
14 Chris Sharpe 50

Formula 2

1 Tyler Cain 232
2 Luke Murray 230
3 Liam McCann 218
4 Rory McCann 211
5 Jack Kissack 202
6 Matthew Flint 191
7 Alex Thompson 164
8 Max Walker 142
9 Chris Murray 47
10 Sarah Brunswick 47
11 Ryan Dean 42
12 Conylt Welsh 38

Formula 3

1 Charlie Gibson 203
2 Tony Brown 174
3 Nick Kissack 168
4 Cian Brock 167
5 Sophie Black 109
6 Zach Watterson 92
7 Matthew Norrey 60
8 Holly Black 45
9 David Oakes 40
10 Ethan Welsh 39
11 Owen Stewart 38
12 Brynley Mayhew 36
13 Tom Longden 32
14 Roan Gell 30
15 Aaron Kneen 28
16 Nathan Wilson 25

Formula 4

1 Harry Brown 160
2 Matt Black 159
3 Jamie McCann 120
4 Alistair Flint 91
5 Liam Crook 91
6 Warren Tasker 87
7 Cameron Hawes 72
8 James Harrison 71
9 Zack Walker 62
10 William Giddins 22

Good luck everyone.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Going global

Ramsey BMX has some more media coverage this week. After a few weeks of planning and then some waiting for a race to happen we have finally got a race results write up on To see the report click this link. Thanks to everyone that raced on Sunday, dont forget that we are racing again next week.Full race results will be in the Manx Independant on Friday and the current rankings will be on here before the end of the week, so keep checking back.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Hi all,

We were impressed with the braveheart's that turned up for this Sunday's winter round, only to be disappointed that Saturday night's downpour left the track submerged in a few places and racing couldn't take place. Next Sunday (1st feb) will hold round 4 of the Alloms sponsored race series with round 5 the following week as scheduled.
We aim to have the troubled areas sorted by late spring with a (higher track and some extra drainage) so that another summer of rain won't stop the action to stop fun like this going down, if you are going to lose a glove on the track - I could think of better places to lose it. Top effort from this rider and I am sure his mum gave him a reward once he was back on dry land.

Some great efforts from the spectacle race provided from new cruiser rider Paul Crook, Juan & Steve Kelly - wasn't sure whether they were pedalling or paddling in some parts - Paul got the win by an 'armband'. A lot of kids were unfazed by the water with Matty mayhem - getting into hot water with his Dad, Wozza going for one last ride - water up to his knees, Charlie - playing water polo/football with Tyler & Liam Crook, Holly on a debut spill into a trough of water, and the rest of the brave riders having a great splash - hope you all have WD40 to hand on those cranks etc

For those who travelled to the Brits - the grant application should be getting signed off by the Cycling association and once we get the grant I should be able to distribute. The dates for the summer series have been provisionally agreed and should be up on here within the next couple of weeks so keep checking back.
Top Marks to the Kissack crew this week with their brand spanking new 'Felt' racers - top gear and it was a pity that they didn't get to race on them - a lot lighter that their previous bikes so expect improved rides from these kids. If you are after a new race bike locally, Outdoors in Ramsey stocks DK and can get hold of any of the their full range and Bikestyle are the official Haro and Felt stockists.
Keep checking back

Monday, 12 January 2009

Sunday was slightly windy... To say the least, big shout out to Paul and Liam who turned up to battle the elements. The current series standings in the winter series are...

Formula 1

1 Juan Watney 202
2 Brandon Cain 171
3 Liam McCann 170
4 Rory McCann 158
5 Matthew Jones 109
6 Tom Skillicorn 66
7 Steven Kelly 64
8 Luke Stewart 59
9 Russell Sanson 57
10 Gareth Fargher 52
11 Chris Sharpe 50

Formula 2

1 George Sharp 170
2 Tom Murray 154
3 Marcus Simpson 130
4 Luke Murray 130
5 Alex Thompson 117
6 Jack Kissack 112
7 Max Walker 97
8 Sophie Black 72
9 Sarah Brunswick 47
10 Ryan Dean 42
11 Conylt Welsh 38

Formula 3

1 Tyler Cain 129
2 Charlie Gibson 125
3 Harry Brown 110
4 Matthew Flint 107
5 Cian Brock 99
6 Tommasz Boruch 63
7 Matthew Norrey 60
8 Ethan Welsh 39
9 Owen Stewart 38
10 Brynley Mayhew 36
11 Roan Gell 30
12 Aaron Kneen 28
13 Nathan Wilson 25

Formula 4

1 Matt Black 101
2 Jamie McCann 92
3 Nick Kissack 88
4 Tony Brown 86
5 Alistair Flint 58
6 Warren Tasker 56
7 Zak Walker 45
8 Cameron Hawes 42
9 William Giddins 22
10 James Harrison 20
11 Zach Watterson 19
12 Liam Crook 19

Dont forget to come racing next week to boost up your points totals, bring a friend, bring two, lets get this years racing off to a good start. Who will be the 1st big winner of 2009?

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Race 3 results

Sunday 28th of December was round 3 of the Alloms Jewellers sponsored Ramsey BMX winter series. Due to technical problems racing was cut short and final points where dished out on a grand prix style points system.Formula 4 saw the biggest class of the day with 9 riders all battling for the #1 spot, Cian Brock took the points with Harry Brown, Nick Kissack and Matt Black close behind, Matt is now 12 points clear at the top of F4. In F3 Max Walker took the win just ahead of Jack Kissack, Tyler Cain is the rider sitting at the top of Formula 3 only 4 points ahead of young Charlie Gibson.

In Formula 2 Brandon Cain was unbeaten with Rory McCann in 2nd and Tom Murray in 3rd, George Sharp is leading F2 at the moment with Tom Murray slightly adrift in 2nd. Juan Watney won Formula 1 to extend is unbeaten run and sits clear at the top of the table at the midway point. The next race is on the 18th of January at Ramsey BMX track, with gate practices being held every Sunday from 11 till 1.

For a full listing of results don't forget to check Fridays Manx Independant.