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PostSubject: I.O.M. races???   Sat May 14, 2011 4:33 am

A number of years ago BHR had the possibility of racing at Jurby...

The problem is getting there... and the number of days off you would need to do it.

Some people can only race on a Sunday... so they wouldn't go.

Personally I wouldn't go, to do a weekend is going to mean Friday and Monday too.

There's some bantam racers(bikes and riders) in the IOM and Eire who talked about coming
over to the mainland we are yet to see them and to tell the truth I don't think we will..

We are to far apart... We have banty friends in NZ and Aus and we can help each other with parts
and information but I think thats about it.

I know this is not the answer you wanted to to hear? But we nearly always disagree!

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PostSubject: IoM..   Sat May 14, 2011 5:56 am

Costs a fortune to get there...

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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Sat May 14, 2011 4:54 pm


Mike I actually like the idea,


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PostSubject: IoM...?   Sun May 15, 2011 1:22 am

Borrow a fishing boat and get all the Bantams on board.

Of course I was forgetting that many of the BRC lads did race Bantams in the 125 TTs and they didnīt complain of cost -- only the cold and the long walk back.... .
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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Sun May 15, 2011 5:40 am

For the first time i have to agree with Derek on this one.....it can be possible and not cost an absolute fortune if enough people come on board.

the idea of hiring a van big enough to take all bikes over and arranging a mini bus then spreading the costs out between everybody would work......hotels do not have to be involved as there are enough camp sites/cheap b&B's. Having any extra days off would probably more or less work out the same as traveling to our current far away meetings, as the majority of us travel up on a Friday, and end up getting home around midnight on a Sunday, whats the difference spending 2.5h on the m25 going to Lydden and 2.5h on seacat going to I.O.M.

Not to Mention the fact it could be described as a long weekend away for the family with racing involved, how could the ones that need obeying refuse.

Change and variation is good for all.

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PostSubject: IoM racing ...   Mon May 16, 2011 3:12 am

Billown is a closed road circuit -- sort of squarish in shape--, just over 4 miles i length, in the proximity of Castletown which has -- if I remember aright -- several days of racing before the TT starts. And if I remember aright -- again!! -- there are Vintage or Historic motorbike events included.
Surely Bantam racers could take part??
If the cash is available fly to Ronaldsway with your bike in the plane...
My last flight there was in a 24 seater with 20 empty seats.
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Jurby is the only road-race "circuit" in the IoM -- I was at Andreas three years back and if that is now a race circuit someone has done a lot of work on the pot-holes. A Flying Club use it and are quick to chuck trespassers out...
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Hmmmm?
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PostSubject: IoM --    Mon May 16, 2011 3:22 am

What about trying to get a sponsor?

Needs someone with the personality of our Late Wobblyman -- Colin Aldridge, OUR late-60sī BRC PRO, to do the persuading -- you must have someone could do it ....?
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PostSubject: IoM Bantam racing...   Mon May 16, 2011 4:06 am

Well said Ian.
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Well remembered is your Dad and Robbie Winston getting me welding bits on the Winston Bantam frame with your Dad falling asleep in the squat position -- it was around 2a.m., of course ! -- on my garage floor as Robbie and I were determing the "IoM position" for the footrests.
The Hunter brothers and a couple of other Bantam racers were over there that year.
If I remember correctly we were disappointed with the reporting, they didnīt get much National Press for their efforts though.
Good if you could get to Jurby ....
All the best!
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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Mon May 16, 2011 4:44 am

well said Ian and great plan - so there is one, me two, any more ?- we have plenty of time"

I new there were at least a few to agree with me, and john what a great idea, "YOU FANCY THE JOB" ?

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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Mon May 16, 2011 7:18 am

Ian/Derek how do you feel about a race meeting north of the border...

Knockhill or East Fortune ? Its different - again ...

I would go to Scotland to race....
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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Tue May 17, 2011 5:08 am

yes mike would definitely be interested, are you thinking of putting it to the committee or with a different club???
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PostSubject: IoM for Bantams...   Tue May 17, 2011 5:59 am

Thanks Derek!
I donīt think I can do much -- too much out of touch these days.
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Son Slick lives in the Island and hiī#s workshop is based at Andreas.
I darenīt talk to him just now because he has a lot of work on for the TT.
But with his rider being a Manxman and many acquaintances associated with Jurby -- Slick and he spend a lot time either racing or practising at Jurby and heīs well in with a lot of race officials there -- and the ACU visitors, of course.
If he calls me (very doubtful after the TT) Iīll mention the enthusiasm of you nutters and ask him to put it to the locals -- maybe something could be arranged about Manx GP time to have a Jurby Special Race Day....
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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Tue May 17, 2011 6:15 am

I was just going to disapear up there for a weekend sometime on my own
and do a North East Club meet, don't think anyone else would want to go.
BHR thought about it a year or two ago, but most riders can't make it to
Wales... so it was dropped...
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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Tue May 17, 2011 8:36 am

"WoW" John - that would be fantastic -

Best regards Derek


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PostSubject: IoM Bantam racing...   Tue May 17, 2011 10:12 pm

Hi Derek!
Iīll talk to my Daughter Kate this weekend -- she too is very busy -- massaging horses or some such nonsense -- but She does find time to speak to her old daddy.
Maybe the boss of Jurby circuit has an horse and She starts with more advantage than Slick.
Itīs worth going over for the fresh air and warm beer!
Cheers!
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PostSubject: Billown Pre TT Races...   Thu May 26, 2011 9:59 pm

Had a bit of info from the Island.

Seems some of the race organisers -- over there -- are anti-twostokes and anti anything under 251ccs but I havenīt yet got anything on Jurby. The organisers of Billown, the closed-road affair by Castleton, seem of that above opinion...
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After seeing the pic of Mikes two bikes and several others shown on here I reckon any race organiser would be pleased to include half a dozen Bantams in one of their events...
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I wonder if an approach from VMCC saying thereīs a number of other marquesī riders -- as well as Bantam racers -- also interested in a Jurby event would be more meaningful than any other... Mike! -- you speak with VMCC donīt you? have you put this idea to them before??
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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Sat May 28, 2011 6:59 am

John BHR(VMCC)have had an offer and decided aganist a race meeting at Jurby.

As far as bantams racing there, its not something I would do as I don't want to race there,
it needs to be someone interested in the idea(Ian Derek) not someone not Interested(Me).

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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Sun May 29, 2011 2:46 am

you want to go scotland !

Derek


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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Sun May 29, 2011 4:35 am

Derek contact Gerry Daine at BHR ref Jurby he'll tell you the details etc...

I want to race at a Scots circuit but I don't expect anyone else to come....
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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Sun May 29, 2011 9:58 am

O dear / John you going to reply to this cause i'm going to give my 2 pence worth.

Regards Derek


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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Sun May 29, 2011 10:03 am

john bass wrote:


Seems some of the race organisers -- over there -- are anti-twostokes and anti anything under 251ccs
Cheers!

hi John this will be ok mosts bantams are well over this anyway !

but what size is a pint of bear or are they all panzies and drink spirits.
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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Mon May 30, 2011 10:45 pm

Derek and Ian get together go and do a meeting on the island and report back to us!

I'll do the same and report back from sunny Scotland!
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PostSubject: IoM ...   Tue May 31, 2011 4:55 am

I reckon Bantam racers could go over there pretending their motors are over 251cc and only admitting after the race that they were under....

That was in the Billrtown regs -- over 251cc... Which races should have been today, much more interesting road track than Jurby curcuit which is flat and wild looking.

I wrote to a bloke in the Island about Jurby but he has yet to reply....
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PostSubject: PS IoM beer...   Tue May 31, 2011 5:47 am

Not so much that the beer tastes good the people are different -- and very friendly.
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PostSubject: Re: I.O.M. races???   Tue May 31, 2011 6:27 am

Hi John,

I have only been once when i went for the 100th, but i have to agree that the people are very friendly and the beer is good! Dad has been a few time for the manx with spannering and marshalling.


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