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Norwich Viking Motor Cycle Club Limited
Affiliated to the Eastern Centre of the Auto Cycle Union
NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2014 (UPDATED EDITION)
MAXXIS ACU BRITISH MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP:
The Norwich Viking MCC are very proud to announce that it has been awarded the “2014 Maxxis ACU British Championship Best Organiser” trophy by the ACU. This is a tremendous accolade to all members involved in the preparation and organisation of this prestigious event. Once again a big thank you from the Club Committee to all members who helped us achieve this award and to Stebbings Car Superstore for their generous sponsorship.
Subject to contracts being signed, the club will be organising round 2 of the 2015 British Championship series on Sunday 5th April, and Stebbings Car Superstore have already confirmed their sponsorship of the round again next year.
Carl Nunn Clinches Eastern Centre Motocross Championship Again:
Norwich Viking’s ex Grand Prix rider and former British Champion clinched the Eastern Centre Motocross Championship for the fourth consecutive year at Wattisfield Hall back in September. Carl consistently secured top 3 finishes throughout the year to land the title again.
Motocross Numbers 2015:
In 2015 ALL motocross riders must reserve a riding number for the season if they intend racing at any motocross meetings in the Eastern Centre. This costs only £5 and income from the number scheme is used to make a donation to one of the air ambulance trusts. In 2014 we were able to donate £2,000 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The compulsory purchase of a riding number has been introduced to aid the electronic timing team and reduce any potential errors. There are now over 900 riders on the Centre database, any of whom could be entering the same event as you. Please note that, even if a meeting is being timed electronically, you will not be allowed to ride with the wrong number on your machine.
The cost of reserving your number stays at £5 per season. If reserving the number online an extra 39p is added to cover the fees charged by PayPal. This ensures that the chosen charity the Centre donates to do not lose out, and is still cheaper than sending the application form by post.
If you had a reserved number in 2014 you have until 31st January 2015 to renew it, after which time it will become freely available to the first taker. You can renew your existing number by going to www.easternacu.org click on “motocross” and reserved number scheme” then follow the on screen instructions. Allow 24 hours for the 2015 Reserved Numbers page to be updated.
You can reserve a new number from the “Available Numbers” page. This page contains a list of all the currently available numbers.
Just a quick reminder that there are 2 trials at Lyng in the near future, the first will be Sunday 14th December and the second, the Jack Kersey Trophy Trial on New Year’s Day (Thursday 1st January 2015). These are fairly easy enjoyable events, so if you have ever thought of having a go at trials here is an ideal opportunity. I am pretty certain that entries will be available on the day as well as via the December issue of the Eastern Centre Gazette.
Annual General Meeting:
The Club AGM will be held on Tuesday 9th December at Lakeside Country Club, Quarry Lane, Lyng NR9 5RS. The formal notice and agenda has been emailed to existing members. If you have a problem or need hard copy please contact Andrew Hay (01603 734700). All members are most welcome at the meeting. Copies of the Minutes and Agenda are available under Club News menu option
I am afraid it’s approaching that time of year again, subscriptions will be due for renewal soon. The membership fee remains a very reasonable £10 per annum. If you would still like hardcopy of the Eastern Centre Gazette posted to you every month the total is £25 p.a. The 2015 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. Unique codes required for renewal of your ACU Competition Licence or ACU Trials Registration are now available from Becky Simmons or Barbara Douglas after you have renewed your membership.
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 will be issuing updates and urgent information electronically in future.
Stebbings Renews Sponsorship of Maxxis Round 2.
Stebbings Car Superstore of King’s Lynn, have renewed their partnership with the local round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship.