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  • Report - Motocross 4 August

    Almost 200 riders made the trip to Cadders Hill, Lyng, organised by the Norwich Vikings club, on Sunday. Held in hot, humid conditions, the 15 race programme included a round of the Eastern Evo's and NGR over 30's championships.

    Local National star, Jake Nicholls, surprised the crowd by riding a Honda twostroke in the Evo's group, and won all three moto's, although Jason Morland gave him some spirited challenge. Morland led all three races, outdragging everyone on the start straight with his powerful 500cc KTM, but was soon caught by Nicholls, who was enjoying himself on the tough gnarly circuit. In race two, Morland held onto the lead for four laps until Nicholls made an audacious pass on the steep descent of Cadders Hill to take the lead. Brett Fisher was his usual consistent self with three third places, and Alex Hornsby, Glen Bixby and Matt Coles battled all day for fourth place honours.

    Series leader in the NGR championship, Will Kerry, led at the start of race one, but was soon caught by invited rider, former National star, Gary Hoptrough, who was having a one off ride. Mark Hunt also passed Kerry and chased Hoptrough hard throughout. Kerry held onto third place from former champ, Liam Walker. Race two saw Kerry leading with Hoptrough, Hunt, Mark Goodson and Aaron Smith scrapping over second place. Kerry led for three laps until Hoptrough took over, chased by Hunt, leaving Kerry to fend off Goodson and Steve Atkins. On lap seven, a small mistake by Hoptrough allowed Hunt to take over at the front, and despite Hoptrough's efforts, victory went to Hunt. Kerry was a lonely third from Goodson, Atkins and veteran Paul Aldridge.

    In the last NGR race, Kerry led the 40 rider pack for a couple of laps, with Hoptrough and Smith chasing hard. Hoptrough was soon in charge and took the win, although as an invited rider, his results did not count in the overall standings. Hunt, who had fought through from 8th place on lap one, was second, and Kerry maintained his lead in the series by finishing third again, with Atkins getting the better of Goodson for fourth place.

    Following timed practise, the experts and fastest junior grade riders made up the A group of allcomers, and Nicholls, riding his 450cc Buildbase Honda, was soon in charge of race one, with Luke Benstead chasing hard. Steve Bixby was riding well in third place, until local hotshot, Declan Whittle, charged by. Josh Keeble on the MX2 class Yamaha finished fifth from a hard charging Harry Clark.

    Benstead stormed to the front in race two, and led the first lap, but a mistake on the next lap by the Cambridgeshire rider, saw Nicholls in front, hotly chased by Whittle, with Benstead regrouping in third place. Nicholls increased his lead to take the win, with Whittle holding off a charging Benstead, and behind them, Harry Clark got the better of Bixby on lap eight to claim fourth place.

    In the final moto, Nicholls led the first lap from Benstead, Whittle, Ben Cole and Sam Mitchell, but in his sixth race of the day, Nicholls lost his chain, putting him out of the race, leaving Benstead in charge. Whittle tried hard to catch him,putting in some fast laps, but had to settle for the runner up position. Bixby managed to pass Ben Cole for third place, with the consistent Clark finishing ahead of Mitchell.

    The junior grade lads battled well with the experts in group A, and Ollie Brader was the top junior with 7th overall, with young Daniel Sultana second best, with 12th on the day.

    The allcomers B group saw Kyle Wilby in great form, taking all three wins. Wilby was most impressive in his first moto when he came from midfield to lead after five laps. Luke Clifton rode well in all three races for second overall, with Diss club rider, Jack Whitlam third on the day.

    Tom Sutton took overall victory in the C group despite not winning a race. Lee Scott failed to finish race one, but then had two wins to claim second overall, and local rider, Scott Goodson, won the first moto, but crashed out at the start of race two. However, his second place in the third race ensured him of third overall.


    Eastern Evo's overall. 1st Jake Nicholls Honda, 2nd Jason Morland KTM,3rd Brett Fisher Honda, 4th Alex Hornsby Honda, 5th Glen Bixby Honda, 6th Matthew Coles Honda.

    NGR over 30's overall. 1st Mark Hunt Husqvarna, 2nd Will Kerry Husqvarna, 3rd Steve Atkins Honda, 4th Mark Goodson KTM, 5th Paul Aldridge Husqvarna, 6th Phillip Waldron Yamaha

    Allcomers group A overall. 1st Luke Benstead Husqvarna, 2nd Declan Whittle Husqvarna, 3rd Steve Bixby KTM, 4th Jake Nicholls Honda, 5th Harry Clark KTM,6th George Ellis Husqvarna.

    Allcomers group B overall, 1st Kyle Wilby Husqvarna, 2nd Luke Clifton Honda, 3rd Jack Whitlam KTM,4th Joshua Fullalove KTM, 5th Connor Cramp KTM, 6th Ryan Bailey KTM.

    Allcomers group C overall. 1st Tom Sutton Yamaha, 2nd Lee Scott Honda, 3rd Scott Goodson Husqvarna, 4th James Gadd Kawasaki, 5th James Collier KTM, Lewis Abel Honda.

    Report from Charlie Ralph

    Pics from Sophie Brinkley.

  • Entries Open Monday 15th July @ 7:00pm. www.ride-acu.uk
    Limited availability for Allcomers class - be quick! 
    Entries Close 5:00pm Monday 29th July.
    Classes: Allcomers, NGR Over 30 & Eastern EVO

  • Bickers Lifting / Stebbings Car Superstore ACU Eastern Motocross Championship - Round 2 - Cadders Hill, Lyng - Sunday 16 June

    Norwich Vikings are hosting round two of the Bickers Lifting/Stebbings Car Superstore sponsored Eastern Centre Championships on Sunday at Cadders Hill, Lyng, in Norfolk. Recognised as one of the premier circuits in the UK, almost 200 riders will be involved in the fifteen race programme.
    With championship leader, Lewis Tombs, out of action with a hand injury, it looks likely that a new series leader will top the points table after Sunday.
    Tombs is currently on 75 points, with former champion, Luke Benstead on 66. 2018 champion, Shaun Southgate, returns after injury, and will be hoping to improve on his 50 points tally. Other MX1 premier class riders include local ace, Declan Whittle, Ben Cole, young Essex star, Connor Hughes, and popular veteran, Steve Bixby.
    The premier class is also stacked with lots of young MX2 riders, including Ben Clark, who currently leads the class, Tom Grimshaw, Josh Peters, Ryan Allison, Kings Lynn youngster, Calum Mitchell and making his debut in the series 17 year old Adam Collings from Berkshire.
    Leading the HRM Boilers sponsored expert rookies series is Stebbings sponsored Ryan Watts on 69 points, with local youngster, Connor Baldry in second place on 58 points.
    160 junior grade riders will be in action, with the fastest 40 from timed practise competing in the Eastern junior championship races. Kane Fisher is leading after round one with 63 points, Jack Youngs is on 58, just one point ahead of local rider, Ryan Powley. Others in with a chance, includes Ollie Brader, Max Bickers, William Farrow and fast lady racer, Amie Goodlad.

    Practise starts at around 9.15am, with the first race at 11.00. Adults £10, Children under 15 £5, Concessions £5.

  • Bickers Lifting / Stebbings Car Superstore ACU Eastern Motocross Championship - Round 2 - Cadders Hill, Lyng - Sunday 16 June

    Expert entries are still available but unfortunately the Junior graded riders class filled within the first 4 minutes and the reserve list is also full.

  • Bickers Lifting / Stebbings Car Superstore ACU Eastern Motocross Championship - Round 2 - Cadders Hill, Lyng - Sunday 16 June
    Entries open for round 2 on Monday 13th May @ 19:00 hrs.
    Entries will be available via the ACU online system www.ride-acu.uk

  • Membership 2019

    It's time to renew your membership. New members are always welcome too. The membership fee for 2018 remains at only £10 per annum. If you would still like hardcopy of the Eastern Centre Gazette posted to you every month the total is £26 p.a. 

    The 2018 Membership Renewal Form is available for download now. You can now join or renew your Norwich Viking membership and Competition Licence / Trials Registration on-line at the ACU web-site. Log on through https://members.acu.org.uk from the menu select club membership OR renew/apply for ACU licence. The unique numbers you need to renew your competition licence or trials registration are available now, and will be issued as soon as your club membership is renewed.

    It would help us if you could renew your membership a.s.a.p. and you can order the Eastern Centre Gazette at the same time, although this is available on-line at www.easternacu.org and entry forms can be downloaded f.o.c. Please ensure that you include your e-mail address and mobile number as we may issue urgent information electronically in future.

    NVMCC Membership Form 2019.pdf


    Motocross 2019

    Sunday 14 April – Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship Round 2 at Cadders Hill, Lyng
    (Classes MX1, MX2, MX2 Youth, British 2 Stroke)

    Sunday 16 June – ACU Eastern Motocross Championship Round 2 at Cadders Hill, Lyng

    Sunday 4 August – Open Motocross (Allcomers + NGR & EVO Championships) at Cadders Hill, Lyng

    Sunday 13 October – ACU Eastern Motocross Championship Round 7 at Cadders Hill, Lyng


    Sunday 3 March – Trial at East Wretham

    Sunday 5 May – Trial at Cadders Hill, Lyng

    Sunday 30 June – Trial at Santon Downham 

    Sunday 29 September – Trial at Gt Ellingham

    Sunday 8 December – Trial at Cadders Hill, Lyng

    Wednesday 1 January 2020 – Trial at Cadders Hill, Lyng

  • Report: Final Round Maxxis ACU British MX Championships - Lyng

    Evgeny Bobryshev (Lombard Express Suzuki with PAR Homes) overturned a 39-point deficit to win the 2018 Maxxis ACU British MX1 Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at the final round at Cadders Hill, Lyng, on Sunday. In the MX2 class the overall victory on the day and in the championship went to Conrad Mewse (Hitachi ASA KTM UK) while 15-year-old Rossi Beard (Putoline Planet Husqvarna) clinched the MXY2 title with a dominant performance. Bobryshev’s title came at the expense of Jake Nicholls (Buildbase Honda) who had led the championship since the second round but broke his leg two weeks before Lyng and was unable to race. This meant the Russian needed to score 40 points to become champion which he comfortably managed by running 2-2 behind Tommy Searle (Bike It DRT Kawasaki). “I’m mega,” said Bobryshev. “I last won in 2010 and this time it was much tougher. It was pretty easy in 2010 to get the title. Luck was on our side today.”
    Following a disappointing season, Gert Krestinov (Phoenix Tools Apico Honda) scored his first podium finish of the championship this year with a 4-4 card good enough for third overall. Mewse had been the man to beat all season but a DNF with a broken hand last time out at Hawkstone Park had seen his lead over Josh Gilbert (Buildbase Honda) cut to 14 points with Mel Pocock (REVO Husqvarna UK) just a single point further adrift. After finishing fourth behind his two rivals in an opening moto won by Kiwi wild card Dylan Walsh (REVO Husqvarna UK), Mewse made sure of the title with victory in race two from Gilbert and Pocock who ended the championship in second and third. “Obviously, I had a couple of injuries and a couple of DNFs in the rounds before and I left it down until the last round which isn’t what I’d have liked but it made it more interesting for everyone,” said Mewse. “All the fans loved it I think – they were all going crazy – and we managed to get the overall win on the day and brought the championship home. So, yeah, it was a great day for me.” Beard held a 24-point championship lead over George Sim-Mutch (Manchester MX Husqvarna) with Joel Rizzi (RFX Crescent Yamaha) a further 10 points adrift in the MXY2 class heading into Lyng and his 2-1-1 race scores sealed the deal. In the Expert MX1 category Carlton Husband (Phoenix Tools Apico Honda) took the title by 28 points from Ross Rutherford (SS DCL KTM) while Liam Knight (Pope Racing KTM) took the MX2 title by seven points ahead of Josh Spinks (M Smith KTM). Picture © Imagerich Media

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Club Contacts

Andrew Hay
(Motocross Enquiries)
Tel: 01603 734700 

Barbara Douglas
(Trials Enquiries)
Tel: 01603 871811

Becky Simmons
(Membership Enquiries & Unique Club Membership Code for ACU Licence & Registration)
Tel: 07786 994131

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