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PostSubject: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:19 am

Having just had a successful weekend at The Classic Bike Guide Show at Newark which was a static show
I would just like to remind you of the next show which is a lot more lively - The Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park.

Last year Robbie Andy C and myself did a lot of demonstration laps (racing!) and attracted some attention!
One being the other Rob who has bought himself a bantam and should be racing this year.. Its a great event
to showcase who we are and what we do!! My entry is in... anyone else coming along??

The event is 6,7,8th July with the Race Parades being on the 8th visit VMCC for details.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:01 am

I will be going too. I'm going to get my entry in this week, it gets busier every year. I took my road bike on the track last year and loved it. I never actually thought I would end up racing because i thought it was out of reach! I had been on the site several times and met a couple of bantam racers the year before inside the cafe at breakfast but I have no idea who...

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:12 pm

Hi Rob
Wen you at the 1000 bikes last year did remember seeing a travelling marshal on a red ducati ? That was me and will be doing same this year and out on my bantam too also Michael will be going
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:15 pm

Yeh I think I remember. How did you become a travelling marshal? It looks great.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:51 am

1000 bikes here we come thats me and michael booked in Smile Smile Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:29 am

do we have a meeting close to the date of festival 1000 bike and what the plan for the bantams in paddock ? anyone know

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:21 am

Is this the final numbers for the Festival of 1000 Bikes? if so I will make a plan??

At moment my thoughts are

At the moment Two very respectible Bantam racers on BHR stand (a lot better and better than last year) as static display bikes. Robbie,Rob and I get out in the same parades and do demstration laps at right speed Very Happy
I will be seeing (i hope) James Hewing (VMCC Ltd) on Wednesday.

Anyone have contacts for T-shirt manufacturers and/or banners makers?

Regards Mike


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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:27 am

Mike don't forget Michael he will be there with his bike too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:30 am

Mike,

I may have t-shirt and banner contacts, pm what you are after/need.


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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:30 am

Mike
kindly tell James if I'm allowed to ride "Ill not be wearing anything other than my helt gloves and boots, "O" and tell him I'm selebrating Mole Ben trip's accross the common . !!! it will be a gentle reminder and jog his memory !

seriously what are the dates - and yes i intend to be there.

riding is a no no but i would be happy to bring my bikes!.

pm Me what you wish of me "apart from stay away from the facebook page"! lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:58 am

Derek Date is 6,7,8th of July as stated in the original post.
Why is riding a no no?
The best display is one moving at speed!

Rob sorry forgot Michael, have they cashed your cheque? they have mine...

Regards Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:15 am

Breaking News

Mike Redhead has entered 1000 Bikes

Much thanks for your on track support! Its excellent Mallory with no chincanes!!
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PostSubject: Re festival of a 1000 bikes   Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:15 pm

And let me tell you I am looking forward to it, I have been trying to get to this event for about the last five years, on either side of the fence, so the opportunity to be on the "right" side of the fence is going to be a bonus, as Mike says probably the best mobile advert for the whole of our sport!

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:13 am

sent my entry in today - fingesr crossed !.

Mike please explain the plans for the Paddock / Stand / Tent / Marque ! bikes on stands or raised "stand you had at classic Bike show - excellent "any more or just one" !.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:47 pm

I saw James Hewing CEO of the VMCC Ltd on Wednesday evening at a BHR committee meeting
and he assures me every effort will be made to get all the Bantams out in the same sessions. They
may be a little more track time availible? As there may be something happening on the BHR front which
we could well be a part off.

Regards Mike

ps Thank you Derek for your support also
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:22 am

What an atomsphere... this is what to expect in pit lane...


http://youtu.be/GYOnE1xnG9I
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:06 pm

Derek ref 1000 bikes Perhaps you left it to late... and they are offering you a resverse place or perhaps with you PR skills perhaps they have something special for you??
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:05 pm

Hi Mike thanks never new that

as for the PR skills - I know but as least I try

as for being too late - "o well" sorry to let the cause down !

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:35 am

Hi all latest news for those bantam folk entered at the festival there may be the change of an extra
outing in a BHR track time session, i'll keep you posted. 1'000 bikes in now full to race bikes so if you
haven't got an entry(cashed your cheque) i'm afraid you have missed out this year.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:04 pm

extra outing isnt that only "open" to all BHR racers Mike, I wrongly assumed it would be for Bantams Only",
there is always next year. Mind you its a bit of a poor turn out, for our class "why is this Mike" can not think why all dont see this as a cheap test day and a good opportunity of a weekend of race recreation, and BBQ"ing.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:00 pm

I know what you mean Derek ref current racers - but its a free world and its
not as if it is a bantam championship race. The BHR session will be for current
BHR members at the Festival. A bantam only session would be good but
watching 5 bantams speeding round Mallory would not impress.
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:02 pm

Hi MIKE
yes "5"! I agree anyway this is "BETTER THAN TWO" and a 50% increase on last year, "This is what I wrote to James "and why I would make it mandatory if you wish to score points for any BHR racer to suport this event, its what the festival and our own cause is all about! or Imwould say anyone taking part gets an extra 50 points in every championship they compete it
(its not blackmail is called supporting the cause or future of the event, and helps develop publicity for new/old racers comming into our BHR race events)

Just wanted to say I understand some of the work you have done on this, and would like to say "thank you".

I feel we need as many Bantam racers present as possible, at events, like all events like this, they do all wish to racing against each other, I remeber Micky Nash went to great lengths to increase the grids and helped so many, I would sometimes enter a meeting just because I did not want to let him down, even though I new the bike had a problem not resolved (just the same as Tom did the gear box for ed's bike this bike will be out this year because of this.

Another point Mike "you never answered me" what's the plan was for the day activities, as at the classic Bike show at stafford, where they get attendances above 20,000 over a few days, they have introduced a very well supported and popular feature, its a ringed-off area outside !!! for racers to start there engines", tail pipes no silencers, lots of 2 strokes,!! wow could you imagin an unfared Bant singing for a few moments at 10,000RPM " seems they are again expecting a bumper crowed this year, this scene is grown, we should take every opportunity in this for our cause!

I think it would be just great ides to do what the "London Boys" and Tom did at the BSB round at brands last year what a great Idea this was (mind you I feel the wrong crowed - but an excellent publicity stunt") they could do the same have an area policed "outside the Paddock" full of Bantams with Information boards on each bike and leaflets, photo's the same as what Mary styles did for the 45th aniversary, sadly Icould not attend the 50th, I would be happy to support "if some one wishes to send me some art work I will get leaflets done by my Printer guy in colour. I think it would be good to have an area next to the BHR regalia Tent selling T-shirts would be ideal location.!!! not sure if this could happen Mike certainly it would be great to have a markey of even a carravan awning and tables showing race pictures for sale at 50p each to support a hospis charity.?

we have an interesting furture awaits us! I recon there is at least 10 new bantam guys being currently built, at the moment roughly half of them, thats a result we will have two at some point this year.

regards Derek
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:48 am

With regards to shows i dont think getting/blagging a small marquee, shoplite truss structure, lights, display boards etc is the hard part. I think people's valuable time and knowledge to man these things is.

Sounds like you are selling yourself the job of organising it though Derek! lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:21 am

Sorry I just dont have the time,

but I would be will to support if I could, what would you need Ed ! sureley anyone could bring some photo's and as per the 45th aniversary interesting details !

I was expecting others would post, it would be great to get some of the oldun's lined up too!

regards Derek
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012   Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:36 am

Sure Mary will have the rolls if pics used at lydden and would allow them to be used for nostalgia
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