Woodbridge & DMCC Retain Maxxis Organiser of the Year Award for 2017
With the 2017 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean now in the history books, ACU Events Ltd were left to select the Organiser of the Year. A difficult task given the high standards achieved by the various Organisers.
The Series was hosted by eight different Organisers who all ensured preparations were at the highest standard which demonstrated and justified why the British Championship is regarded as one of the premier domestic Motocross Series in Europe.
For the second year in a row the Woodbridge and District Motorcycle Club hosted Round Six of the Championship at Blaxhall circuit in Suffolk and have been awarded the prestigious title of Maxxis Organiser of the Year for 2017.
Since their involvement with the British Championship in 2015, Woodbridge have continued with ambition to improve on making the venue a firm favourite for riders and race fans alike.
Series Manager Stuart Drummond commented by saying, “The dedication and outstanding work was shown by every promoter and organiser which always makes the decision process difficult when standards are set so high in the first place. The decision was reached and the honours went to the Woodbridge Club for presenting an exceptional event that culminated every aspect of a well organised Maxxis British Championship Round.”
Speaking on behalf of the Woodbridge & DMCC, Debbie Blyth said, “As a club it is a great honour to have been given this award for the second time running. When we received the award for the 2016 season we knew that we would have to work extremely hard to retain the title for 2017 and this makes all the hard work worthwhile. We always pride ourselves on producing the best events that we can for the riders, teams, spectators and our valued local sponsors. Over the last three seasons we feel this has been achieved and we will continue to look at making more improvements to enhance peoples experience at the event in 2018 and beyond.”
Woodbridge & DMCC will receive their award at the Annual ACU Awards & Presentations evening at the National Motorcycle Museum on Saturday 13th January.
Woodbridge & DMCC nails Maxxis hat-trick
Woodbridge & DMCC has won the coveted Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship Organiser of the Year award for the third consecutive time. The Suffolk club staged the third round of this year’s series at its fantastic Blaxhall circuit, running classes for the MX1, MX2, MXY2 and British Two-stroke championships as part of a packed programme that featured nine points-paying races.
“As a club it is a great honour to have been given this award for the third time running,” said Woodbridge Press Officer Richard Blyth. “Over the off-season we’ve spent a number of weeks redesigning the track layout to give a fresh feel to the venue for the riders and teams.”
“The news that we have become the first organiser to claim the award three times is a real proud moment for all at the club and our valued local sponsors. Over the last four seasons we feel we have continued to improve the venue and will continue to enhance people’s experience at the event in 2019 and beyond.”
Series Manager Stuart Drummond paid tribute to all the organisers involved with this year’s championship. “Competition for this award is always very fierce so well done to Woodbridge for making it a hat-trick of wins,” he said. “Every year the bar is raised and all the event organisers – some of whom were forced to deal with extremely adverse weather conditions this season – put in a huge effort.”
The club will receive its award at the annual ACU presentation evening at the National Motorcycle Museum on January 26.
The ACU announce MXGB organisers of the year - Blaxhall Makes it Four in a Row
With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, the ACU is pleased to give two organisers the greatest gift of all. For the first time in the history of the series, the award for organiser of the season has been given to two rounds. Woodbridge DMCC (hosts of the fourth race at Blaxhall) and the Cookstown & District MCC (hosts of round five at Desertmartin) will share the honours.
Woodbridge DMCC have now won this award for four years in succession. Blaxhall is always prepared in an immaculate fashion and plays host to the one of the biggest crowds each season, hence why it is no surprise that they are always in contention for the accolade. Blaxhall will host the fifth round of the 2020 ACU British Motocross Championship on May 31.
The Cookstown & District MCC club first won the organiser of the year award in 2011, then backed that up with another triumph in 2013. This is the first time that they have acquired the trophy since then. Although Desertmartin is a lengthy journey for a lot of the teams and riders, every single person in the paddock looks forward to jumping onto the golden sand. Desertmartin is set to host the sixth 2020 ACU British Motocross Championship round on June 21.
Preparations for the new season are already well underway, with the introduction of new branding for the series. The 2020 ACU British Motocross Championship will begin on March 15 at Little Silver.
GH Motorcycles and G & B Finch Become Event Sponsors for the Revo MXGB at Blaxhall
Woodbridge and DMCC are pleased to announce that GH Motorcycles and G & B Finch Ltd have become event sponsors for the forthcoming round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels Blaxhall on Sunday 8th August.
GH Motorcycles was established in 1984 and is one of the UK’s leading Off-Road motorcycle dealers. The business was started over 35 years ago, by the current managing director, Gavin Hockey after finishing his schoolboy motocross career. The budding new business initially focused on the small bike learner market and expanded over the years to specialise in off-road motorcycles from their Colchester town centre location.
Today they offer the latest in Motocross and Enduro models from World recognised quality brands, including three of the top franchises in the country Husqvarna, Yamaha, Suzuki and a wide choice of used motocross and enduro bikes all of which come with a 30-day engine warranty.
Alongside a range of new and used bike GH Motorcycles sell products from world famous brands such as Fox, Alpinestars, Acerbis, Putoline, 100%, Leatt, Pod knee braces, EVS protection, Michelin Tyres, Renthal, Matrix, to name but a few in their well-stocked clothing and accessories department, making GH Motorcycles your one stop shop for your off-road motorcycle needs.
Also sponsoring the event alongside GH Motorcycles is Essex based Haulage Company G & B Finch Ltd who have been a long-term sponsor of the local GH Motorcycle race team. G & B Finch is a family run business which was established in 1969, starting with an Allis-Chalmers crawler, a plough and hard work. Gerald Finch worked tirelessly with the support of his wife Barbara and son Steven to create the company that G & B Finch Limited is today and is well known throughout the South east and runs a fleet of trucks and plant totalling over 120 vehicles.
In the earlier days, the company specialised in plant hire, then haulage and today headed by Steven Finch has added demolition, concrete crushing and screening, recycling, quarrying and equestrian design and build to its CV and can supply just about any service to the construction industry with a quality service to the customer.
The company has a strong family ethos running through it with seven members of the family working for the company and is run by third-generation family. With over 50 years of experience, G & B Finch have gained a great reputation as reliable industry leaders and G & B Finch strive to offer quality and professional services.
Speaking of behalf of the Woodbridge and DMCC, Richard Blyth mentioned that “As a club we are very pleased to have two local companies such as GH Motorcycles and G & B Finch join us for the first time as event sponsors. Gavin and GH Motorcycles have supported the event at Blaxhall since 2015 with a dealer display stand and seen the event grow each year and this year, they will again be bringing a selection of new bikes to display and some of the latest products, while G & B Finch are looking to have a very special vehicle on display”.
Online Tickets can be purchased for the event from the Woodbridge DMCC website www.woodbridgemcc.co.uk and going to the ‘MXGB Tickets’ tab on the menu or by going to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/revo-acu-british-motocross-championship-fuelled-by-gulf-race-fuels-rd-5-tickets-161658229115.