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Ollyhunt



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PostSubject: Thinking of starting racing   Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:34 am

Hi today's been intresting, popped to see a friend(bantam owner) an got on the subject of track days an how I'd like to have ago, before you know it he's taking me to see someone else an I've been given the opportunity to use a bike an start racing. I've never seen a bantam before other than my friends, I have little knowledge about the racing scene on road, iv been riding bikes on a off since I was small mainly motocross an hard enduro.
My first meeting is possibly lydden if I can get everything in place in time.
I've been told I could take part in a parade lap but I'm thinking of just jumping in the deep end an having ago only because after traveling all the way from Wales if I don't enter il only be kicking myself

Joined this forum for some advise on what i should do an what you guys think about having ago

Cheers olly
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PostSubject: Good luck   Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:47 am

Good luck Olly...

Plenty of knowledgeable blokes on this site -- donīt be put off if things donīt go right first time out....

Cheers!
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Ollyhunt



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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:25 am

how does a race weekend go in terms of practice? An number of races,

Thanks for the reply
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:34 pm

Hi welcome you find the racers in the paddock helpful go for it Lydden meeting will be four championship rounds plus the  Fred Launchbury race which you could enter too but you will not win it if your on a watercooled  so that's five races plus practice and if you wanted more time time on the track you could Enter 250 s/c races as well which would give you nine 9 races
The weekend should be good it will be 55years of bantam racing I all putting some info up soon
we also have a facebook page which a lot of the races use as well
any help you need let me know I am in kent near Dartford
all the best
Robbie
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Ollyhunt



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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:41 pm

Sorry about the the questions,
Is there an entry form anywhere an do you roughly know what the weekend would cost in entry fees
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:01 pm

http://www.britishhistoricracing.co.uk/media/file/2015%20Regs/Lydden%20Hill%2025-26%20July%202015.pdf

here's a link to the lydden race regs etc we're event 11 and 22 . two races sat and 2 sunday with a trophy race (no22)sometime ?

have you any details of the bike photos etc ,when it was last used and so on ?
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Ollyhunt



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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:59 pm

I don't know how to post a photo on here
no idea on the bike either sorry
the bike was raced a few years back
Il try an find more info out when I next go round to see the guy

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:09 pm

if you can get a photo or three it'll help was we(other racers) might see something that'll need a fix or tweek before you spend all day traveling to find out its too late to fix etc,

regards dan
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Ollyhunt



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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:11 pm


Thanks for the help il try an figure out an get some photos

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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:03 pm

there is a facebook page if your up to date with these sort of things , its easy to post photos there thanks to it user friendly nature ,
here's a link for that too, https://www.facebook.com/groups/222754921144299/
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:26 pm

If you could find out a little on the bikes history then it may help give you some direction too. A lot of the current racers and contributors to the site may well recognise the bike and be able to elaborate on its history as well as help towards your first outing.
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Ollyhunt



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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:03 pm

Iv asked to join the Facebook page
The current owner is Mike kilvert
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:25 pm

Your request to join the fb group has been approved but I suggest you look at both sites to see updates on your requests for help as some contributors prefer either one or the other or sometimes both !! Either way I'm sure you will be surprised on the amount of help available

Mike Mc
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Ollyhunt



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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:31 pm

Cheers for that uploaded photo of the bike it's not a very good photo
But someone might recognise it
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:21 am

Hi Olly if you haven't got a competition licence you will need to ask the lads how to obtain one before you can race. I don't think you need one for the parades but I could be wrong.
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Ollyhunt



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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:25 am

I have an eye test booked for Sunday an haven't yet booked ctc but I will hopefully have license by lydden otherwise I won't be traveling down
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting racing   Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:31 am

A full road motorcycle licence is all you need to parade

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