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By woodbridgedmcc, Jul 1 2019 07:26PM

Recently the Woodbridge DMCC club has lost another true gentleman of our sport with the sad passing of Bob Harvey. In his day, Bob was a fine expert grade rider,and competed on a number of different machines, notably on one of the popular BSA Victor bikes, but it was the sight of Bob charging around the Eastern region's circuits on a little Italian Moto Gori that will be remembered by race goers.

On retiring from competing, Bob was heavily involved at the early stages of the Norfolk and Suffolk schoolboy club, and along with his brother Wilf, hosted many youth meetings at Blaxhall and early enduro events, which raised money for the eventual purchase of the Blaxhall facilty.

Once again, another family affair, as sons, Matthew and Simon followed in Bob's footsteps. Simon concentrating on trials and enduro bikes, whilst elder son Matthew became one of the Eastern centre's top riders and with the support of Yamaha UK, represented his country in the European under 21 des nations.

The Woodbridge DMCC sends its sincere condolences to Pauline, Matthew, Simon and the Harvey families.

By woodbridgedmcc, May 24 2019 11:29AM

Sunday 2nd June will see the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean head to the Blaxhall Circuit in Suffolk, hosted by the Woodbridge and DMCC. The event features a bumper line up with 160 of the country’s best riders competing across four classes.

The fourth round of this prestigious championship is sure to provide thrills and spills on the spectacular sandy venue just off the A12 when the action starts at 9am with practice and qualifying. The race programme features an exciting line up of eight races include two 25 minutes plus 2 lap motos for both the MX1 and MX2 classes – and two championship races for the MX2 Youth and a new line up of Youth 85cc Support riders.

For the host club, Woodbridge and DMCC the return of the event for the fifth year running, is testament to the standard of the venue, their organisation, which even saw them named as ‘Maxxis Organiser of the Year’ for the past three years running.

In the MX1 class the battle at the front of the Championship is between two former champions Shaun Simpson (RFX KTM powered by PAR Homes) and Tommy Searle (BOS Factory Holeshot Kawasaki). Both riders will be head to Blaxhall after competing at the previous three Grand Prix’s and with just 8 point separating the pair the racing is sure to be close.

Local interest comes from Bury St Edmunds rider Lewis Tombs who currently sits third in the championship standings following a great start to the season onboard his Buildbase Honda. Tombs was a late addition to the MX1 class after taking a replacement rider for the injured Jake Nicholls and took his first ever British Championship podium at the opening round and has never looked back. Tombs is a regular at the Blaxhall Circuit and will be looking to take another trip onto the podium at the end of the day.

Other local riders to look out for include Chelmsford’s Ryan Houghton, current Eastern ACU Expert Champion Shaun Southgate along with Luke Benstead, Connor Hughes and Declan Whittle.

In the MX2 class Swedish Grand Prix rider Alvin Ostlund currently leads the Championship by 1 point over reigning champion Conrad Mewse, who will unfortunately miss the event after injuring his wrist at the previous round. With Mewse missing from the meeting the battle at the front will be very close between Ostlund, Dylan Walsh, Josh Gilbert, Martin Barr and Bas Vaessen as the top 6 are all separated by just 27 points.

Local riders to watch out from in the MX2 class include Ben Clark and Tom Grimshaw who will both be looking to use they track knowledge at Blaxhall to good advantage and record some impressive results in the two races.

Blaxhall also features the fourth round of the MX2 Youth Championship which features the leading youth riders from across the country. Joel Rizzi currently leads the championship after taking victory at all the three previous rounds. In second place is the hard charging Ike Carter who will be looking to take more race wins and close the gap in the Championship.

The final class competing at Blaxhall is a Youth 85cc support class. This is the first time the Blaxhall Circuit has hosted a 85cc class alongside the British Championship and with a line up of top National and Local youth riders it is sure to produce some exciting racing for the crowd as the future stars battle for the top honours. Riders to look out for include top Nationals Ollie Colmer and Sam Atkinson, while local interest comes from Freddie Wyard (Ipswich), Thomas Harris (Norwich) and brothers Kiean and Ashton Boughen (Kings Lynn)

The event is supported by SMT GB, while Foxwood Trade will be sponsoring the Holeshot Award in all classes and Steve Lumley Planing Ltd have helped with supporting the venue development.

Blaxhall Circuit is located just off the A12 north of Woodbridge and if using Sat Nav please use the postcode IP17 1LG, the circuit will be signposted from that point. All the action starts at 8:45am with the Qualifying sessions followed by the first main race at 10:55am.

Admission prices are £20 for Adults £5 for Children under 15 and Children under 5 are Free, Family Tickets are available at £45.

By woodbridgedmcc, May 19 2019 04:20PM

With just two weeks to go until the gates drop for the fourth round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Blaxhall Circuit on Sunday 2nd June. It is with great pleasure that the Woodbridge and DMCC club are able to announce the additional support from Steve Lumley Planing Ltd alongside the existing sponsors SMT GB and Foxwood Trade.

This is the fifth year that local road planing company Steve Lumley Planing Ltd, a keen supporter of both two and four wheeled Motorsport in the area has once again stepped forward to help support both the event and the Woodbridge DMCC with the supply of over 100 tonnes of Road Planings.

Steve Lumley Planing Limited specialises in Road Planing operations within the East Anglia region, from the north coast of Norfolk, through Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and into Hertfordshire. Based in the market town of Bury St Edmunds, the operating depot is perfectly located adjacent to the A14 trunk road, thus enabling the road planing equipment to be moved to most parts of East Anglia with ease, and in the quickest possible time.

This kind support has allowed the Woodbridge Club to continue the ongoing improvements to the facilities at the Blaxhall circuit. The road planings have been used to make access to the venue a much smoother process and allowing for the continued resurfacing of existing roadways at the venue.

The Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge is signposted off the A12 using the postcode IP17 1LG. Admission prices are £20 for adults and £5 for children aged 5-15 with a family ticket £45. Practice starts at 9am with the first race of the day at 11.00am.

By woodbridgedmcc, May 19 2019 04:18PM

Woodbridge and DMCC are pleased to announce the return of the Foxwood Trade Holeshot Award at Round 4 of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Blaxhall on Sunday 2nd June thanks to the continued support of local company Foxwood Trade.

Foxwood Trade is a branch of Foxwood Ceramics which opened in 2018 and are based in Kesgrave near Ipswich. The established local family business offers an extensive and imaginative range of wall and floor tiles at Trade prices. Foxwood Trade is owned by former motocross rider Matt Cottrell, who has long been a supporter of the Woodbridge Club and father of former European and British Championship rider James Cottrell.

For the 2019 event the Holeshot Award will once again help to increase the excitement of the most spectacle part of the race, the start. With forty of the best Motocross riders from the UK and Europe battling it out in both the MX1 and MX2 classes, the extra incentive of a Cash Prize of £100 per race is sure to increase the importance of the start for the riders. Also for 2019 if a rider in either the MX1 or MX2 class secures both Holeshot Awards they will receive an additional £100 Cash Prize making it £300 for a double Holeshot.

Speaking of behalf of the Woodbridge and DMCC, Richard Blyth mentioned that “It is great to be able to work with a local company such as Foxwood Trade for a fifth year running. Foxwood Trade and Foxwood Ceramics have been involved in the event from the beginning and The Holeshot Award has been a great success for both the riders and the spectators and we hope that it will once again help increase the excitement for the crowd when the gate drops on June 2nd at Blaxhall.”