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Next event: W&W Dec 26
25/10/21- Provisional 2021 Club Championships are here. Any adding up errors let me know.
25/10/21- Report and Results from Long Buckby season finale 17/10/21 are here. Photos are here.
27/09/21- What were all those orange jerseys about? Answer here.
25/09/21- Full report from Long Buckby 19/9/21 is here. Photos are here.
25/08/21- 2021 Club Championship points to date are here.
25/08/21- Results from Daventry 20/06/21 are here.
17/06/21- Full report and results from SMC Round 4 at Long Buckby on 23/5. Report here, photos here.
17/05/21- Full report and results from Round 2 at Badby on 25/4. Report here, photos here.
28/04/21- Full report and results from Round 1 at Long Bucky on 11/4. Report here, photos here.
03/12/20- Provisional race dates for 2021 are now online here. Venues will be added as confirmed
10/11/20- 2020 Club Championship results are here. Please let me know if I've added up anything wrong. The NMCC committee decided as we've had such a short season, that all three scores should count towards the championship. Also t oqulaify for a trophy you must have competed in at least two rounds.
09/11/20- Full results from Return to Racing 3 now online here. Photos here.
06/09/20- Entries now open for Return to Racing 3 on Oct 18th at Long Buckby. Enter here-
24/09/20- Here's the race report for last Sunday at Long Buckby. Report here, photos here. See you all in October.
24/09/20- Club Championships todate here.
26/08/20- Here's the race report from Long Buckby on Aug 16th. What a great meeting to get the season finally under way. Report here. Photos here.
06/08/20- Hello everyone and welcome back. Following the Covid-19 break we're hoping to try and run a safe meeting within the ACU guidelines on August 16th at Long Buckby. Entries are online only. You can only enter one class online, but there's a box to add other classes if you wish. Enter here-
15/01/20- Our Presentation Evening is Saturday Jan 25th at Northampton Working Mens Club. This will be NMCC and SM Presentations. £10 adults Children under 14 are Free. Pay on the door. Please come along and support the event, its usually a good night. There is a list of our trophy winners here.
13/12/19- To make our 2020 events run as smoothly as possible we're going to need some new recruits onto the committee. We're looking for people to step up and help out in the following areas.
Website / Social Media Officer
Press Officer / Reporter / Points recorder
Please get in touch if anyone is willing to help.
22/11/19- People of Blisworth:- If you know anyone with some suitable local land where we could run the Wild & Woolly in future, please get in contact- email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with regret that I have to relay bad news on this year’s Wild & Woolly. Recently we were informed by the landowner that we could not use the normal venue at Arm Farm. This is due to a combination of the continuing wet weather, some unforeseen environmental issues and the effects of the ever encroaching rail freight terminal.
Despite weeks of negotiations which looked promising at times, we’ve been unable to change this decision. With no other local venue available to us, the club has made the difficult decision of having to cancel this year’s event. The committee are extremely conscious of the long heritage of this race, and as a result the decision was made with a heavy heart.
20/11/19- Our 2020 fixture dates are now on the site here.
The 94th Wild & Woolly will have to wait until 2020, when we’ll back to carry on the legacy.
Anyone who’s recently applied to join the club for this event will of course be refunded, or carried over to 2020 if preferred.
28/10/19- The 2019 Club MX Championships are here. Only 3 rounds because of this year's rubbish weather. Lets hope 2020 is way better.
27/9/19- Entries are open for our season finale at Long Buckby on October 13th. Don't miss out, get entered via the ACU website asap.
27/09/19- The results from Long Buckby 1/9/19 are here, photos here.
15/05/19- The full report and photos from the Bob Collier Trophy meeting courtesy of our new reporter Andy Sturt are here. Photos here.
14/05/19- Unfortunately I've had some sad news. Last Tuesday we lost a long term club member and supporter, Barry Frankland. Younger riders will know him as father of Expert rider David Frankland. For those wishing to pay their respects the funeral will take place on Friday May 24th at Great Glen Crematorium at 12:30pm. 9 London Road, Great Glen LE8 9DJ
29/4/19- Entries are now open for our next meeting, the Bob Collier Trophy meeting at Long Buckby on May 12th. Enter as usual via the ACU website.
29/4/19- Here's the full report and photos from Round 1 at Badby. Report here, photos here.
15/03/19- SMC Round 1 17/3/19 Long Bckby cancelled.
NMCC have explored every option in trying to run this meeting as the club really wanted it to go ahead. We prepped the track for a wet weather event, and its actually not too bad at the present moment in time. I've been over this morning and with a bit of modification we could run if there was no more rain.
BUT all the latest forecasts show rain for most of Saturday day and night however. The BBC are showing rain for a full 24 hrs starting 01.00am tomorrow. If we wait until tomorrow to decide and the rain comes, then we'll have to call it off anyway. At that point the club would suffer a big financial loss so its better to make the decision today. All entries will be fully refunded. We'll look at the calendar and see if we can reschedule.
04/01/19- Happy New Year everyone, the 2019 SMC Registration form is now out to secure your race number. Download it here.
28/12/18- The 93rd Wild & Woolly. Congratulations to Nev Bradshaw on his third win, and to Jack Lee for making such a close and exciting race. Full report here, photos here, video here.
28/11/18- 93rd Wild & Woolly preview
The world’s oldest off-road motorcycle race returns once again for the 93rd time on Boxing Day. I could tell you how practice starts at 10am, the race begins with a dead-engine start at 11am. How the race takes place once again in its spiritual home of Blisworth, Northants. How the brave riders will endure an hour of freezing water crossings, mud and mayhem. I could tell you how many riders now favour older two-stoke machines and try all manner of custom waterproofing techniques to reach the finish. I could, but unless you missed the previous 92 Wild & Woollies you’ll already know this.
With the tricky conditions this race is anything but predictable, however there are three main favourites within the now full entry list. Local Hero Neville Bradshaw is undefeated at this event, with wins at both his previous two attempts in 2015 & 2016. Last year’s winner Jack Lee has run up a total of five previous wins since 2010. Ryan Griffiths has an incredible ten wins to his name, though he’s not taken home the trophy since 2011. These three riders have an amazing seventeen wins between them. Other Expert entries worth a mention are Lewis Huckerby and Laurence Wiltshire, both more than capable of causing an upset and taking the win.
So the winner is hard to predict. What you can say for sure though is that whoever takes the chequered flag after a gruelling hour of racing in the hardest conditions will most definitely deserve the accolade. Getting your name on the historic Ladies Cup is a feat that many have tried, only a select few have ever accomplished.
Entry for spectators is free, but as this is a charity event we encourage donations at our collection points. All proceeds are given to selected local charities. Postcode for the spectator carpark is NN7 3DW.
19/11/18- Here are the provisional race dates for 2019-
March 17th - Long Buckby SMC
01/11/18- 2018 Wild & Woolly entries are now open! Go online here.
April 14th - Badby SMC + Eastern EVOs
May 12th - Long Buckby + Eastern EVOs
June 16th - Badby SMC
September 1st - Long Buckby SMC
October 13th - Long Buckby SMC
26/10/18- Here are the Trophy winners from the 2018 MX Club Championships. The presentation will be on January 19th 2019.
16/10/18- Unfortunately due to Sunday's monsoon we had to cancel Long Buckby. The provisional 2018 NMCC Championship results are now online here, any obvious errors please let me know...
12/09/18- Full report from Long Buckby here. Photos here.
28/08/18- Last chance to enter for Long Buckby on September 2nd. This is an SMC round and we'll also have the ACU Clubman Sidecar series. Track has been totally revamped and widended. Enter here- https://www.acu.org.uk/events/September-2018/Northampton-MCC-Ltd/MOTOCROSS-Beachcross/Long-Buckby-National-Track-ACU54285.aspx
03/07/18- We've had to pull the plug on Weedon I'm afraid.
25/06/18- Our next meeting is at Weedonswaard (Weedon) on July 8th. This one is an SMC round. To make this a success we need entries, so please enter nice and early. You can enter online here- https://www.acu.org.uk/events/July-2018/Northampton-MCC-Ltd/MOTOCROSS-Beachcross/Weedon-Northants-ACU53886.aspx
25/06/18- Full results and report from Daventry here. Photos here.
25/05/18- In compliance with GDPR we have updated our club Privacy Notice which can be viewed here.
23/05/18 To enter for Daventry on June 17th go to https://www.acu.org.uk/events/June-2018/Northampton-MCC-Ltd/MOTOCROSS-Beachcross/Burnt-Walls-Farm-Daventry-ACU53719.aspx
21/05/18- Report and results from the Bob Collier Trophy MX here. Photos here.
21/04/18- To enter for the Bob Collier Trophy MX with the Eastern EVOs, please go here.
3/4/18- To enter for Badby on April 8th go to https://www.ride-acu.uk/Secure/Login.aspx.
3/4/18- Full results and report from Long Buckby here. Photos here.
26/02/18 Entries are now open for March MX at Long Buckby on March 25. This is round one of the SMC and Club Championships. To enter got to https://www.ride-acu.uk/Secure/Login.aspx. All entries in 2018 are now online, we've phased out paper entries. In exceptional circumstances if you need an entry form please email email@example.com. Thanks
24/01/18- Please make sure your email address and contact phone no.s are up to date when you join the club and / or renew your ACU licence. Its worth logging into the ACU website and checking your profile to make sure its accurate. That way its much easier for us to get in contact and confirm entries. Thanks
Also please not some kind of body armour with chest and back protection must be worn from now on. From the ACU-
"As riders prepare for the 2018 season the ACU Motocross Committee would like to make all riders aware of a change to the Motocross Standing Regulations regarding Body Protection for the 2018 season and beyond.Following a recent change in the FIM and FIME rules making it compulsory for riders and passengers to wear Chest and Back Protection that meets an international standard of EN1621-2 (back) and EN1621-3 (chest), the ACU have decided to adopt the ruling for 2018.Therefore, for the 2018 season in will be compulsory for all Riders / Passengers to wear suitable Chest and Back Protection during practice and race sessions at all ACU events but it is not required the meet the above standards in the first season. The plan for the longer term will be to implement the FIM ruling however the exact timescale has yet to be finalised.Back and Chest Protection will be checked at both Technical Control and prior to starting each race, with riders possibly being turned away from the start line if not worn."
19/01/18- The full 2018 fixture list is now online here.
10/01/18- Our Trophy Presentation Night takes place at Northampton Working Mens Club, 56A Sheep Street, Northampton, NN1 2LZ on Saturday Feb 3rd 2018. If you have a trophy to collect, please try and make it, or get someone to pick it up on your behalf. If you don't then its still a great night so please come along. We'll also be giving out the 2017 SMC Championship trophies. Tickets are £10 per adult, children U14 are FREE. Payment can be made on the night but we need to know numbers for food. For any more info or to let us know you’re attending, please ring Heather on 07513 381207 between 7pm-9pm.
The full list of trophy winners is here.
28/12/17- 92nd Wild & Woolly- full report here. Photos here.
06/11/17- 92nd Wild & Woolly entries are now open. Enter online here. Get the form here.
03/11/17- 2018 Club Membership and SMC Race Number Registration forms now available here.
24/10/17- The provisional results of the 2017 Club Championships are here.
22/10/17- Full results and report from the SMC Season finale here. Photos here.
18/09/17- Entries are now open for the 2017 SMC Season Finale featurung NGR at Long Buckby on Oct 15th.. Online entries can be made here. Forms are here.
14/09/17- The results and report from Long Buckby are here. Photos here.
12/08/17- Entries are now open for the September MX at Long Buckby on Sept 10th.. Online entries can be made here. Forms are here.
12/07/17- Results and report from Milton are here. Photos here.
15/06/17- Entries are now open for the SMC Summer National at Milton MX Park. Online entries can be made here. Forms are here.
17/05/17- The report and results from the Bob Collier Trophy MX are now online. Track conditions were perfect! Report here, photos here.
10/05/17- Results from 30/04/17 here, photos here.
02/05/17- Entries are now open for the Bob Collier Trophy Charity Motocross at Long Buckby on May 14th. As well as the normal classes we have the famous 'Friends of Bob' class, Twinshocks and EVOS. We have a new water bowser operator lined up for this meeting. Forms are here. Online entries can be made here.
01/05/07- Long Buckby on April 30th did not go as planned. What a shame the tractor operating the water bowser broke down on Saturday night. I was only informed at 8:30am on Sunday that it would not be returning to water the track again, by which time it was too late to find a replacement. The track became too dusty to ride mid way through the day, and didn't show off the full potential of the new track work we've carried out. A new tractor and bowser has now been sourced for future meetings. Results and report to follow.
16/04/17- Full results and report from Badby here. Photos are here.
23/03/17- Entries for Badby on April 9th are now open here. Please make sure you add a valid mobile phone number. Also the forms are here, please note we're phasing these out so try and enter online.
12/03/17- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Rd.1 of the 2017 SMC Series featuring Eastern EVOS due to run on March 19th at Long Buckby has regrettably been postponed until April 30th.
We've been checking the track every few days and looking at all of the available weather forecasts in the desperate hope that it would dry out in time. We made some progress yesterday with a machine in there, and could possibly have made it with a full dry week. Following heavy rain today and more predicted for Friday and Saturday however the track is just not going to be ready.
A lot of the track is seriously waterlogged and having invested heavily in the track over the winter it doesn't make sense to undo all that effort and end up like the GP of Indonesia.
We will therefore re-run the meeting on April 30th. Everyone who's currently booked in can stay booked in. We'll carry everything forward until then. If that doesn't work then of course riders can ask for a full refund. Thank you
22/07/17- Entries are now open for our first meeting of '17. It's the March MX which is Rd. 1 of the 2017 SMC and features our friends the Eastern EVOs. To enter please go to the ACU website and enter online here. There are also forms are here, but try and enter online as we are phasing out paper entries. We are currently in the process of a really big track rupgrade at LB, should all be ready for the March 19th :)
12/02/17- The 2016 Wild & Woolly raised a massive £4723 for charity. Thanks to everyone that donated. This will be donated to the Blisworth Scouts, Blisworth Football Club, N.E.A.T., The Air Ambulance ans Blisworth Canal Trust.
05/01/17- PRESENTATION NIGHT- 28th January. Tickets are £7.50 each. Children under 14 are free. Please contact Heather on 07513 381207 for tickets. We need to know for numbers, you can pay on the door. Also looking for donations for the raffle. All money raised goes back into YOUR club.
We will also be holding SMC presentation too, Club Presentation and The Woolley Presentation.
Doors open at 7, presentation starts 8pm. Northampton Working Men's Club, Sheep Street, Northampton. Hope to see you there.
05/01/17- Gallery of Woolly photos here.
27/12/16- The 91st Wild & Woolly Report is here. Congratulations to Nev Bradshaw on his 2nd win.
12/11/16- Entry forms for the 91st Wild & Woolly are now available here. Please not there are no online entries for this one, by postal form only.
03/11/16- Membership forms for 2017 are now out here. The 2017 SMC Registration form is now available here. too, get your race numbers reserved.
03/11/16- Provisional 2016 Club Championship results here.
03/11/16- Full results and report from the final club Championship round with NGR here.
19/10/16- Full results and report from the final round of the 2016 SMC with Easter EVOs on 16th October here. Photos here.
18/10/16- An appeal for help from the club chairman here- please read.
13/10/16- Entries also now open for our final club championship round on Oct. 30th, where we will be joined by the NGR series. Enter online here, or by form here.
28/09/16- Entries now open for Long Buckby on Oct 16th. Its the final SMC round of 2016 and also features the Eastern Evos. Enter online here, or by form here.
15/09/16- In case anyone didn't see our Facebook status, this Sunday's MX at Long Buckby has unfortunately been postponed until Oct. 30th. This is due to the unseasonably dry weather and the lack of an alternative local water supply, as the track's pond is very low. Thanks
25/08/16- Entries for Long Buckby on 18 Sept. are now open online here. Forms for postal entries are here-
22/08/16- Here's a round up of the club championship points to date here.
13/07/16- Full results and report from Culham finally here. Photos here.
04/06/16- Entry forms for the SMC Summer National at Culham on 3/7/16 are here. Online entry here.
03/06/16- Full report and results from Long Buckby here. Photos here.
15/5/16- Entries now open for our next meeting. Rd 3 of the SMC at Long Buckby on May 29. Forms here, or enter online here.
12/05/16- Full report from the Bob Collier Trophy meeting here- Photos here-
25/03/16- The postponed Long Buckby SMC Round will now take place on May 29th.
21/04/16- Full Report from Badby is here. Photos from Badby are here.
14/04/16- Entries now open for the Bob Collier Trophy Charity MX in aid of Bloodwise (formerly Leukemia & Lyphoma Research). Forms are here, or enter online here.
20/03/16- Entry forms for Badby are now available here. Online entries now open here-
15/03/16- This Sunday's MX at Long Buckby had been postponed, THe track is totally waterlogged and we can't get machinery in to prep it. New date to follow-
18/02/16- The 2016 season is almost upon us. Entries for our first meeting on March 20th are now open. Send in the form from here, or enter online here.
29/12/15- The 90th Wild & Woolly. Full report here. Photos here. Congratulations to Neville Bradshaw on a brilliant win.
07/12/15- 2015 Club MX Championships Trophy Winners- The full list is online here. The dates and fixture for 2016 are now on the Fixtures page here.
02/12/15- The 2016 SMC Registration form is now available here. This is to register a race number to use in SMC Clubs all year. The scheme closes on March 13th, riders who would like to keep the no. they registered in 2015 have until the end of Feb to send back in their form.
19/11/15- The 2016 Club Membership form is now available here.
25/10/15- 2015 Wild & Woolly entry forms are online here now. Note: This year we are changing the working party system. Instead of 3 seperate working parties, there will be one set-up weekend on December 12th and 13th. Riders are required to attend all day atleast once and hopefully we can get all the track set-up done in one go.
20/10/15- Provisional Championship Positions are here.
16/10/15- Full report and results from the fantastic Season Finale at Long Buckby here. Photos here.
28/09/15- Full report and results from the September MX at Long Buckby are here.
25/09/15- Entry forms now available for our next meeting- The 2015 SMC Season Finale. This features the Eastern EVO EVO series, and is the last round of the club championships. Get the forms here. Enter online on the acu website here.
21/08/15- Entry forms now available for our next meeting- September MX. This features the 2015 SMC EVO / 2 Stroke Championship finale, a round of the NGR and the penultimate round of the club championships. Get the forms here.
13/07/15- The full report and results from Milton are now online here. Photos from the event are here.
06/06/15- The entries are now open for Milton MX Park on July 5th. Get the form here or enter online here.
25/05/15- The results and report from the Bob Collier Memorial MX are here. Photos by Andy Tindle are here.
03/05/15- The results and report from Daventry are here. Photos by Andy Tindle are here.
29/04/15- Entries are now open for the Bob Collier Memorial MX. Get the form here or enter online here. Classes for Friends of Bob, Sidecars, EVO, 2 Stroke, Junior, Expert, O40, O50, O60. All proceeds in aid of Leukemia Research. This meeting features Rnd 2 of the SMC 2015 EVO/2 Stroke Championship.
31/04/15- Entry forms are now online here for our 2nd meeting of the year- Daventry on April 26. Its the third round of the 2015 SMC Championships. Enter online here.
20/03/15- Full results from Round 1 at Long Buckby are here. Photos here.
12/02/15- Entry forms are now online here for our first meeting of the year- Long Buckby on March 15. Its the first round of the 2015 SMC Championships. Don't forget to score Club Championship points you must be a member before the meeting. Enter online here.
12/02/15- The new NMCC Startgate!
28/12/14- Congratulations to Jack Lee, winner of the 89th Wild & Woolly- full report here. Photos here.
26/11/14- The fixture list for 2015 is here, still a few venues to finalise.
21/11/14- A Full list of all our 2014 Club Championship trophy winners is now available here. All the names on the list will receive awards, please make sure you can attend to pick them up on Saturday 31st January 2015. There is also a list of the final 2014 SMC Championship positions here. The SMC Awards will also be presented on 31 Jan.
21/11/14- The 2015 SMC Registration form is now online here. Please fill it in and send it to me to secure you're race number for the season.
19/10/14- The Entry Form is now available for the 89th Wild & Woolly on Boxing Day at Blisworth here.
10/10/14- Full results from the great final meeting of the year at Long Buckby are here. Complete 2014 Club Championship positions are here.
19/09/14- Entries are now open for the final meeting of the season, the 2014 SMC Season Finale at Long Buckby on October 5th. You can enter online here, or download the entry form here. Thanks
15/09/14- Full report from the fabulous Long Buckby here. Photos here.
03/08/14- The entry forms for Long Buckby on Sept 7th are now online here. Online now open here.
08/07/14- Full report from a great meeting at Milton MX Park here. There is a great photo library from motoxphotos.co.uk is now online here. Please support our official photographer.
05/06/14- The entries for the SMC GP Summer National on July 6th are now open here. This year there will also be a Youth class for 14-17 yr old riders on 125/250F Machines.
The track has been extensively rebuilt for 2014 to make it much safer and more suitable for club riders.
23/05/14- Full results and report from the extremely popular Bob Collier Memorial MX are online here. A Gallery of photos from the event can be found here.
25/04/14- The Bob Collier Memorial MX is now open for entries. The forms are here. Online entries are now open here.
24/04/14- The entries for the Bob Collier Memorial MX should be live tomorrow. (Friday 25/4/14) Track preperation is going really well. Haven't seen it look this good in 20 yrs.. So enter early to avoid disappointment!
17/04/14- The full report from Round 2 at Daventry is now online here. The excellent photo gallery from Andy Tindle is here.
04/04/14- The full report from Round 1 at Long Buckby is now online here. Photo gallery is up here. Please buy some and support our photographer.
27/03/14- This Sunday's race at Long Buckby is still on at present. Fingers crossed for the weather..To enter go online at https://members.acu.org.uk/Secure/Login.aspx . or ring Heather on 07513 381207. Entry forms for round 2 at Daventry are here now. Online entry is open too.
10/03/14- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT-
2014 SMC Round 1 Scheduled for March 16 at Long Buckby, now on MARCH 30th.
Due to the ravages of one of the wettest winters in history, the track is not yet ride-able. Whilst it has now thankfully stopped raining, there's so much water seeping from springs in the hillside that its just not drying out. Its still too wet to get any kind of machinery on it to prepare the track. So rather than run what would be a very poor event, we've decided to put the meeting back two weeks until MARCH 30th. All entries will be carried forward unless you hear otherwise. Anyone entered for the 16th that can't make the 30th will receive a full refund.
10/02/14- Round 1 of the 2014 SMC and Club Championships takes place on March 16 at the legendary Long Buckby. Entry forms are now online here. Online now open at
31/12/13- The complete list of trophy winners for 2013, including the Woolly is here. Please make sure you can come along to the presentation night to collect on Feb 1st.
28/12/13- 88th Wild & Woolly report is here. Photos are here and a video from MXVice is here. Congratulations to Jack Lee on his third win.
11/11/13- 2013 SMC Championship positions and points here!.
02/11/13- Full 2013 Championship standings are now online here!.
29/10/13- Full report from the SMC Season Finale here. Photos here. Full results now added
28/10/13- 2014 SMC Registration forms are online here now to secure your race number for 2014.
28/10/13- 88th Wild & Woolly entry forms are online here now.
28/09/13- Entry forms for the season finale at Long Buckby on 20 Oct now online here. This meeting will also feature a round of the Pre 83-125 Series. Online booking opens next week.
24/09/13- A Full report and results from the SMC Round 6 at Long Buckby last Sunday is now online here. Photos available here.
09/08/13- Long Buckby cancellation-
Many thanks to the majority of riders today who understood the Clerk of The Course's difficult decision to cancel the meeting. He did this after watching riders in the 1st Expert race at the finish line on lap 1 with only 10 in the race. It was impossible to see anyone but the leader, so you can all understand how dangerous a full line up would have been.
We were unable to water the track because due to the unpredictable weather the pond at the bottom of the field was almost dry. We could find no other legal water source nearby.
With that in mind and the benefit of hindsight we should maybe of cancelled before it started, BUT the forecast was for heavy rain Friday night, and showers Saturday. On that basis we went ahead but the rain never materialised.
Cancelling before would have been a much cheaper option for the club, but we all want to race and the forecast was positive.
For those of you that felt a full refund should have immediately have been given, I understand how you feel and certainly don't like to see anyone go home angry with the club and myself. However it also important you understand the economics of a club. We all run this club voluntarily because we're passionate about the sport, it is not a profit making business. To start the meeting we've already had to pay the ACU permit, the track hire, the ambulance, the marshals, the toilets etc. To give a full refund would mean such a large financial loss that we'd probably not run again..
As I said though, I do understand how you feel about paying for just a practise session and it is very regrettable how it turned out. Therefore, we have already refunded the hire charge on all transponders. As a good will gesture I have now agreed to carry over 50% of the entry fee to the next meeting for anyone riding today.
If you can't or don't want to ride with us next time I will issue the same £20 as a refund. I'll try and contact everyone this week to sort out how you'd all like this doing, feel free to contact me so nobody gets missed out.
11/08/13- Online entries for Long Buckby September Motocross are open now here.
02/08/13- No races for us in August, but two in September! Entry forms are here now. Online entries open next week.
10/7/13- Full report and results from the SMC Summer National at Milton MX Park are here. Photos from the event can be found here.
22/06/13- Two weeks to go until Milton, please enter now.
22/06/13- Club Championship points to date are here.
13/06/13- Finally able to confirm that the SMC GP Summer National on July 7th will now take place at Milton MX Park. As some of you will know, this was originally scheduled for Culham, however the Redbull Pro Nationals decided to run the weekend before us and the council will not allow 2 weekends in a row. We've therefore had to switch venues, I'm sure Milton will do us proud and it will be a great event. To enter go to the ACU online booking in page here, or fill out the form here and send it in. I would urge you all to book in online if you can. Its very easy and makes life a lot simpler for us.
22/05/13- Full report on the wonderful Bob Collier Trophy MX here. Photos here. Mylaps times here.
26/4/13- Full results and report from the SMC Rnd 1 at Daventry are now online here. Andy Tindle's excellent photographs of the event are here.
16/04/13- Bob Collier Trophy Motocross- Entry forms available now here- or book in online here. After logging in as you do to renew your licence,(or create a profile if neccessary) Simply click on 'find an event' and chose 'Bob Collier Trophy MX 2013'.
27/3/13- 2013 SMC Registration Scheme. We now have 135 registered riders who have their numbers guaranteed for the season. To see the full list look here.
21/3/13- Our next race is the SMC Round at Daventry on 21/4/13. Entry forms are now online here.
16/3/13- SMC Round 1 cancelled. After a track inspection today the race meeting tomorrow (17/3/13) is cancelled I'm afraid. The track has taken an enormous amount of rain over night and the pits are waterlogged. We''ll reschedule for a nicer day later in the year.
08/02/13- Entry forms for the season opener- SMC 2013 Rnd 1 at Long Buckby on 17/3/13 are here now. You can also enter online -
Go to- https://members.acu.org.uk/secure/Login.aspx
Log in, then click on 'search for an event', then choose '2013 SMC Rd 1'
04/02/13- Wedding Invitiation-
Martyn Raynor and Julie would like to invite all the members of northampton motorcyclists club to their evening reception, it is 7 pm onwards at the quorn country hotel on 9th March, leicester road, quorn, nr loughborough, leics,post code le128bb. They are having a hog roast, a live band, disco etc, the lead singer of the band is none other than the famous brother of michael, mr matt mc clurg, please bring your partners.
07/01/13- The Prize winners from this year's Wild & Woolly are-
1st- Ladies Cup- Jack Lee
07/12/13- Woolly photos here-
2nd- Griff Jenkins Cup- Dale Raynor
3rd- Harrison Cup- Ryan Griffiths
Doug Desborough Cup- James Higgins (oldest finisher)
Margaret Anderson Cup- Matt Willis(first Junior)
Ashley Rogers Cup- Roger Titman (first Novice)
Doug Griffin Tankard- James Barnwell (youngest finisher)
30/12/12- Full Woolly report here.
20/12/12- There's an extra working party this Saturday (22nd) at 10am to finish off building the course. Please come and help if you can.
20/12/12- 2012 MX Club Championships Trophy winners full list here. The Prize Giving night is on Saturday 2nd February 2013.
19/12/12- The Wild & Woolly 2012- Practise is at 10am, race begins at 11am. Arm Farm Blisworth, park in the field next to Youngs Nursery. NN7 3DW
11/12/12- Here are the dates for 2013, some venues may be subject to change
Sun March 17- Long Buckby/Badby, SMC round
Sun April 21- Daventry, SMC round
Sun May 19- Long Buckby, Bob Collier Memorial MX
Sun June 16- Market Harborough?- extra MX
Sun July 7- Culham, SMC GP
Sun Sept. 8- Long Buckby, Club MX
Sun Oct. 20- Long Buckby, SMC round + Partridge Ventilation Pre 83 Series
Dec. 26- Blisworth, Wild & Woolly
03/12/12- Still a few places left for the W&W if you'd like a ride in this historic event.
03/12/12- The 2013 SMC Registration form is now available here. You can use this to register for the series and secure a permanent rioder number for the year. SMC Registration form. The 2013 club membership form is also available now here.
12/11/12- Wild & Woolly entry forms are now available here.
09/11/12- 2012 Wild & Woolly-
I'm very pleased to announce that the 2012 Wild & Woolly will be back at its spiritual home of Blisworth. The race will once again take place at Arm Farm after the tenant Chris Harris kindly agreed to let the event return for the benefit of the village. Entry forms will be out as soon as I can get them sorted, probably be early next week. Please get them sent in asap.
At this time I'd like to once again apologise to Chris and his wife for any misunderstandings that were printed about the event last year, and also thank Mike Wreford for his tireless negotiations to secure the deal.
27/10/12- Final 2012 Championship positions here.
22/10/12- Full results and report from Long Buckby here. A tough day for everyone at the start, but it got better in the afternoon. Photos from Long Buckby here.
8/10/12- Club Championship points to date- here.
6/10/12- The season finale is almost upon us. Time to get your entries in for the final race of the year. The track has been ripped up and rotavated and is looking really good, so it will be a lot different to last time. For those of you who embrace new technology you can also now enter and pay online.
To do so go to http://www.acu.org.uk/. Then on the left hand side click on Licences Applications On Line. ( The online entry page is new so it doesn't have a direct link to the homepage yet.)
18/9/12- Entry forms for the 2012 SMC Season Finale at Long Buckby are now online here. More to come on the track improvements..
Now you'll need to enter your licence no. and password to proceed. If you've not renewed your licence online before you might need to register and setup a password. This will get more streamlined but as its still being tested there is no direct link available, its all new to me as well..
Then look down on the left to Events, and click on Search for an Event. There in the list you should see 2012 SMC Finale- Sun Oct 21st. Click on the Begin Entry button beside it and you're in! Click on the class(es) you'd like to enter and the system should fill in all the rest for you. Please remember to fill out the bit below with your riding number, bike etc. Continue to payment through next step.
13/9/12- All the photos are now online here, with a movie from Martyn Higgins here.
11/9/12- Report and results for Long Buckby are now online here. Whilst many people enjoyed the racing, obviously quite a few felt the track was not prepared as it should have been. The club would like to apologise for that and reassure riders that it will be sorted out again for the October meeting. Lots of factors conspired against us and I've written quite a long explanation on the club facebook page if anyone wants to read it. One thing we can all do to prevent that happening again is to get involved! We were seriously short staffed in the run up to last weekend's meeting, meaning a small number of committee members working incredibly hard to make it happen. With more assistance everything is easier and we can do a better job. If you're a club member and you can find a bit of spare time to help out, please do so.
13/8/12- Our next event is an Open MX at Long Buckby on 9 September. Its also a round of the club championship. The track was graded straight after the Bob Collier Memorial meeting in April so should be in top condition. Entry forms available here-
12/7/12- Former club champion Nigel Smith very sadly passed away last Friday. He will be remembered in the club as one of the good guys. Always friendly, supportive and helpful as well as a damn fast rider. His brother Lee wrote this on facebook earlier in the week, all who knew him are welcome.
Thank you for all the messages over the past few days. We're asking for donations in lieu of flowers please at the website below. The funeral will be at 1:15pm on Thursday 19th July at Grenoside Crematorium, Skew Hill Lane, Sheffield, S35 8RZ, then afterwards at Tankersley Manor Hotel. Feel free to wear what you want, but we'd rather folk didn't wear black. Thank you.
Lee has started a collection in Nigel's memory for Sarcoma UK which you can see here.
4/7/12- Full report and results from the epic SMC Summer National at Culham here.
3/7/12- Full photo gallery from Culham by Andy Tindle here. Report to follow shortly.
2/7/12- Luton & District MCC are running the Honeydon Cup Trial (inc. a round of the SMC Expert Championship) on Sunday July 8th at Manor Farm, Honeydon, Nr Eaton Socon, Beds. MK44 2LT. For more information contact the secretary Mrs Rita Lewis on 01525 402952, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
26/6/12- Just a few days until the SMC Summer National and places are filling up fast. If you want to ride then don't leave it any longer. Its going to be a really popular event.
29/5/12- Right its time to get booked in for the BIG ONE! The SMC Summer National at Culham on Sunday July 1st. This is likely to sell out so please get your entries in early. Also please not on the entry form you are asked to put down your MAIN class. This is the one you'll definitely be riding in, but as usual if there's room you may enter others on the day (but only IF there's room!) The forms are HERE.
The Bob Collier Memorial Meeting raised a massive £5168 for Leukemia Research, thanks to everyone involved.
25/05/12- Full results and report from Badby are online here. Photos from the event are here.
21/04/12- Full report and results on the Bob Collier Memorial MX are now online here. Photos are here. Thanks to everyone who turned out to make this meeting such a big success once again.
10/04/12- Last chance to enter for the Bob Collier Memorial Motocross this Sunday (15th April) at Long Buckby. Give Marge a call on 01604768812 if you want to ride.
30/03/12- Our annual Bob Collier Memorial motocross takes place on April 15th at the legendary Long Buckby. NMCC will donate all the proceeds to Leukemia Research, the target is to beat last year's total of £3000. There will be entertainment and a hog roast on the Saturday night, as well as lots of attractions on the Sunday, including the unique handmade trophies. It’s a chance to socialise with long lost friends and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere remembering the great man.
In addition to the usual modern bike classes, there are also twinshock, sidecar and 'friends of Bob' classes. There will also be knockout 'head to head' sprint races during the lunchbreak. Last year's big crowds are once again expected so please come along and watch. Spectators are free, but please give a donation. To enter ring Marge on 01604 768812 or send off the attached form.
18/03/12- Following some very detailed forensic lapscoring analysis, there have been a few updates to the points and positions from Daventry- in particular in the Over 50's. These should now be correct.
14/03/12- Full report for the great meeting at Daventry last Sunday. Round 2 of the 2012 SMC saw a great turnout ant an exciting new venue. Full report here.
07/02/12- Track inspection tomorrow Weds).
07/02/12- Entry Forms are now online for the Bob Collier Memorial meeting in April. Get it here-
3/02/12- Its the Presentation Night tomorrow (Sat 4th Feb.) for the 2011 Club Championships. Come along if you can. Get your entry in quick please if you'd like to ride at our first meeting next weekend.
11/01/12- In the run up to the Wild & Woolly 2011 various news items mentioned that the old Woolly track had been regularly used by 4x4s. It appears this was a misunderstanding and the 4x4s had used a different field. The club would therefore like to apologise to the tenant, Mr Chris Harris, for any bad feeling this may have caused.
05/01/12- Happy New Year everyone. Entry forms for the first meeting at Long Buckby on 12th Feb. are now online here. The Presentation Night for all the 2011 awards is on Saturday 4th Feb. Tickets are only £7.50, available from me on 0116 2796883 or Mick Berrill Motorcycles- 01604 636760
29/12/11- Right, here's the award winners for the 2011 Woolly-
1st- Ladies Cup- Ryan Griffiths
2nd- Griff Jenkins Cup- Richard Main
3rd- Harrison Cup- Michael Mcclurg
Doug Desborough Cup- Steve Harrison (oldest finisher)
Margaret Anderson Cup- Mark McCann (first Junior)
Ashley Rogers Cup- Ross Gray (first Novice)
Doug Griffin Tankard- Ashley Rilings (youngest finisher)
Awards presented at the Presentation Evening on Sat. 4th Feb.
28/12/11- 2011 Wild & Woolly report here!. Well done Ryan.
16/12/11- 2012 Dates and venues are online here. Looks like being a great season.
16/12/11- The Trophy Winners for the 2011 Club Championships are listed here. Come and collect your awards at our Presentation Night on Saturday 4 Feb 2012.
10/12/11- The Woolly needs your help- So we can continue to attract lots of spectators, many of whom are nothing to do with motocross for the rest of the year, we need to let them all know that the venue has changed. Please print off the A4 poster if you can and stick them up in as many local places as you possible, supermarkets, town centres, wherever. Get the poster here.
28/11/11- Ross Gray is planning to ride the Woolly for charity. He's raising money for a 5yr old girl called Grace Windram from Kingsthorpe who needs treatment for cerebral palsy in the USA, to allow her to walk for the first time. To sponsor him per lap, or just to make a donation- please contact Ross on 07952 343267 or email@example.com. To read more about Grace's Fund please click here.
26/11/11- Here we go! The Wild & Woolly entry form is now available here.
25/11/11- The 2011 Wild & Woolly is on! The worldest oldest race continues..
25/11/11- The 2012 Club Membership form is now online here.
07/11/11- The full report for Long Buckby is now online here. The full championship positions are also online here. Please check your results to make sure there are no obvious adding up errors.
1/10/11- Its October already! Forms for the last round of the SMC at Long Buckby on October 30th are online here now.
18/9/11 Full report on last week's race at Long Buckby is now online here. Also there's a brilliant set of photos here.
28/8/11- Important news regarding September 11th.
It WILL take place on the 11th of September. At the moment this clashes with Kensworth who have unfortunately moved on to our agreed date earlier in the year without us realising. This is regrettable and will affect attendance at both events, am trying to discuss this with Kensworth at the moment. I have tried moving our event to various other dates. However after considering ambulance availability, track neighbours etc, September 11th is still the only viable date we can run. Therefore we are running as scheduled. If you plan to ride with us please get your entries in asap.
4/8/11- Regs for the next meeting at Long Buckby on Sept 11th are now online here. Please get them in early as this should prove a popular one. Its the penultimate round of the Club Championships, valuable points are still up for grabs.
18/7/11- 2011 Club Championship points to date are available here now. Remember you drop your worst score for the year (best 6 from 7), so the current overall scores can all change. There are still two rounds to go, so its all still to play for.
7/7/11- The Photos from Market Harborough are now online here.
4/7/11- Rnd 5 SMC at Market Harborough- full report and results here. Shame about the low turn out, we decide to run anyway at a loss. For those that missed it, the track was well prepped and watered, and for the first time we supplied ALL the marshals. Report here.
29/6/11- Last chance to enter for Sunday- Please give Giles a ring immediately on 01604 711463
27/5/11- Entry forms for Market Harborough in July are online now here.
26/5/11- Full report from a dry day at Silverstone here. Some amazing photographs available here.
24/4/11- Photos from Long Buckby are online here now.
21/4/11- Full report and results from the Bob Collier Memorail MX are online here. What a fantastic day!
1/4/11- Entry forms for the SMC Round 3 at Silverstone on 22 May are now online here-
11/4/11- Still time to get an entry if you're quick but don't delay.Spectators welcome too.
6/4/11- With just over a week to go to the Bob Collier Memorial MX, its time to get your entry sent in. The track is looking perfect after some extensive grading.
24/03/11- Our Next meeting is the Bob Collier Memorial meeting at Long Buckby on 17 April. All proceeds will be going to Leukemia Research, so we need a big turn out to raise as much money and possible and remember Bob. Time to get your entry in.
24/03/11- There is a practise day at Silverstone on April 3rd on the all new track which we'll be racing on May 22. Price for the day is just £20 to NMCC members, the £5 discount is available when sigining on if you mention NMCC.
24/03/11- Photos from Badby are now available here. What a difference the sun makes, the shots are brilliant.
24/03/11- Full Badby points breakdown now added.
15/03/11- Colin Appleyard Spring Motocross, SMC 2011 Rnd 1 at Badby- full report and results here. Was it the best NMCC meeting for years? Most people thought so..
24/2/11- Photos from Long Buckby are here.
22/2/11- What a good start to the year that was! Well the conditions were horrible, but the entry was really good and most people seemed enthusiastic. Full report on Long Buckby here. Don't forget its the Presentation Night this Saturday...
10/2/11- 10 days to go until the season opener at Long Buckby, time to get those entries in.
1/2/11- The first round of the SMC at Badby is now back on March 13 as originally planned. We had been asked to move the date but its now reverted to the original published date of March 13th..
24/1/11- Entry forms for our first three meetings of 2011 are now available here-
22/1/11- Last minute change of plan, sorry! The venue for our Awards night scheduled for Sat 29 Jan has double booked us. The event has now been postponed until Sat 26 Feb.
We've also been asked by the landowner at Badby to change the date of our SMC motocross from March 13 to March 27.
6/1/11- Happy New Year! There's a new form to register for the SMC this year. If you register you can use your number at any centre meetings during the year. Get the form here.
30/12/10- Lost Transponder
A Spectator at the Woolly lost a transponder which he was delivering to another rider. If anyone knows its whereabouts can they please let me know as he's very anxious to get it back?
Annual Presentation of Awards and Buffet
Our Awards night takes place on Saturday 29 Jan at Northampton Working Mens Club, 56a-56b Sheep Street, Northampton. NN1 2LZ. Tickets are available from me for just £7.50. Congratulations if you've won an award, please make the effort to collect it if you can. If not, come along anyway for a fun social night.
Experts: Trophee Andre Baldet- Ryan Griffiths, 2nd David Frankland
Juniors: Reliant Cup- Martin Streeton, 2nd Fraser Law, 3rd Adam Collins
Clubman: National Benzole Trophy- James Chambers, 2nd Jamie Nelson, 3rd Dan Holmes
Under 40 years: Thornton Trophy- Ryan Griffiths, 2nd James Chambers, 3rd Dan Holmes
Over 40 years: Arnold Payne Trophy- Fraser Law, 2nd Paul Kroner, 3rd Giles Agar
Over 50 years: 1st Trevor Roberts, 2nd Reg Willis
125 cc Cathy & Bob Jones Trophy: Matt Willis, 2nd James Barnwell, 3rd Gerard Scott
Workers: Workers Cup- Fraser Law, 2nd Dan Holmes, 3rd Gerard Scott
Spokes Cup: Ryan Griffiths, Peter Bennie Cup: Expert Ryan Griffiths, Peter BennieCup: Junior Adam Collins, Britten Cup: Martin Stretton, Griffith Cup: Ryan Griffiths, Griffith Junior Cup: Fraser Law, Margaret Anderson Bowl: Adam Collins
In addition there will be all the awards from the Woolly, as soon as they are finalised.
If you'd like a ticket please ring Fraser on 0116 2796883, or visit Mick Berrill Motorcycles.
28/12/10- Congratulations to Jack Lee on winning the 85th Wild & Woolly. Full report here. Photos here.
16/12/10- 2011 Fixtures!
28/11/10- The report from Long Buckby is here, along with all the photos here.
23/11/10- Wild & Woolly 2010- Due to increased sponsorship we've been able to lower the entry fee to just £20 this year. (All riders already booked in will receive a refund), Also in response to some enquiries, ALL riders who start the race are eligible for awards, even if they've only joined the club for the day. There are still some starting place left, to enter ring Marge on 01604768812.
18/11/10- Last chance to enter for Long Buckby on Sunday- ring Fraser on 0116 2796883 to book in.
18/11/10- 2011 Club membership forms now online HERE. The price has been reduced to £20 for 2011 to reflect the economic climate.
8/11/10- 21 November news- we've invited NSMC to join us for this meeting so there should be plenty of new people to race against. This means the classes on the day will now be slightly different, Junior A (inc Expert), Junior B, Over 35, 2 stroke, Schoolboy 125, 85 and 65. Please get your entries in now..
8/11/10- Entry forms for this year's Wild & Woolly are now available here. Club members get first priority so get it sent off asap.
30/10/10- End of Season FUN motocross event at Long Buckby on Nov 21.- The regs are now available HERE. This will be a more relaxed sociable affair, with a reduced entry fee of £30. We'll have normal races in the morning, and then some more unusual race formats in the afternoon. We'll also be trying out the brand new 2-stroke only class for 2011. Get your entries in quick please!
26/10/10 -2010 Club Championship positions are HERE. These are subject to verification, and may contain errors so please let me know if you spot anything. Championship points are based on the results of JUST the club members on a given day, and therefore can vary from the overall results. Also, you drop your worst round, so only the best 4 from 5 count.
26/10/10 What a great day Long Buckby was! The results are HERE, report to follow. Photos are HERE.
23/8/10- Bob Collier by Griff
EVERYONES FRIEND BOB COLLIER
As most of you know Bob died on August 1st after 7 months trying to fight off leukemia. I was privileged to have known Bob for over 25 years as a good friend and colleague. He was always a true club committee member and willing to help in putting on events for the club, never did he not turn up to help at any working parties and always had a smile on his face. What great times did I, and many others, have in his company, we shall all miss you mate.
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