Sponsors of the Wild & Woolly
Next event: 18 May- Bob Collier Memorial MX
17/04/13- The full
report from Round 2 at Daventry is now online
here. The excellent photo gallery from
Andy Tindle is
04/04/13- The full
report from Round 1 at Long Buckby is now online
Photo gallery is up
Please buy some and support our photographer.
27/03/14- This Sunday's
race at Long Buckby is still on at present. Fingers crossed for the
weather..To enter go online at
https://members.acu.org.uk/Secure/Login.aspx . or ring Heather on
07513 381207. Entry forms for round 2 at
now. Online entry is open too.
2014 SMC Round 1 Scheduled for March 16 at Long Buckby,
now on MARCH 30th.
Due to the ravages of one of the wettest
winters in history, the track is not yet ride-able. Whilst it has now
thankfully stopped raining, there's so much water seeping from springs
in the hillside that its just not drying out. Its still too wet to get
any kind of machinery on it to prepare the track. So rather than run
what would be a very poor event, we've decided to put the meeting back
two weeks until MARCH 30th. All entries will be carried forward unless
you hear otherwise. Anyone entered for the 16th that can't make the 30th
will receive a full refund.
10/02/14- Round 1 of the
2014 SMC and Club Championships takes place on March 16 at the legendary
Long Buckby. Entry forms are now online
Online now open at
31/12/13- The complete
list of trophy winners for 2013, including the Woolly is
Please make sure you can come along to the presentation
night to collect on Feb 1st.
28/12/13- 88th Wild &
Woolly report is
and a video from MXVice is
Congratulations to Jack Lee on his third win.
11/11/13- 2013 SMC
Championship positions and points
2013 Championship standings are now online
29/10/13- Full report
from the SMC Season Finale
here. Full results now added
28/10/13- 2014 SMC
Registration forms are online
now to secure your race number for 2014.
Wild & Woolly entry forms are online
28/09/13- Entry forms
for the season finale at Long Buckby on 20 Oct now online
This meeting will also feature a round of the Pre 83-125 Series. Online
booking opens next week.
Full report and results from the SMC Round 6 at Long Buckby last Sunday
is now online here.
Long Buckby cancellation-
Many thanks to the majority of riders today who understood the Clerk of
The Course's difficult decision to cancel the meeting. He did this after
watching riders in the 1st Expert race at the finish line on lap 1 with
only 10 in the race. It was impossible to see anyone but the leader, so
you can all understand how dangerous a full line up would have been.
We were unable to water the track because due to the unpredictable
weather the pond at the bottom of the field was almost dry. We could
find no other legal water source nearby.
With that in mind and the benefit of hindsight we should maybe of
cancelled before it started, BUT the forecast was for heavy rain Friday
night, and showers Saturday. On that basis we went ahead but the rain
Cancelling before would have been a much cheaper option for the club,
but we all want to race and the forecast was positive.
of you that felt a full refund should have immediately have been given,
I understand how you feel and certainly don't like to see anyone go home
angry with the club and myself. However it also important you understand
the economics of a club. We all run this club voluntarily because we're
passionate about the sport, it is not a profit making business. To start
the meeting we've already had to pay the ACU permit, the track hire, the
ambulance, the marshals, the toilets etc. To give a full refund would
mean such a large financial loss that we'd probably not run again..
As I said though, I do understand how you feel about paying for just
a practise session and it is very regrettable how it turned out.
Therefore, we have already refunded the hire charge on all transponders.
As a good will gesture I have now agreed to carry over 50% of the entry
fee to the next meeting for anyone riding today.
If you can't or don't want to ride with us next time I will issue
the same £20 as a refund. I'll try and contact everyone this week to
sort out how you'd all like this doing, feel free to contact me so
nobody gets missed out.
11/08/13- Online entries
for Long Buckby September Motocross are open now
races for us in August, but two in September! Entry forms are
now. Online entries open next week.
10/7/13- Full report and
results from the SMC Summer National at Milton MX Park are
Photos from the event can be found
22/06/13- Two weeks to
go until Milton, please enter now.
Club Championship points to date are
13/06/13- Finally able
to confirm that the SMC GP Summer National on July 7th will now take
place at Milton MX Park. As some of you will know, this was originally
scheduled for Culham, however the Redbull Pro Nationals decided to run
the weekend before us and the council will not allow 2 weekends in a
row. We've therefore had to switch venues, I'm sure Milton will do us
proud and it will be a great event. To enter go to the
ACU online booking in page
or fill out the form
send it in. I would urge you all to book in online if you can. Its very
easy and makes life a lot simpler for us.
22/05/13- Full report on
the wonderful Bob Collier Trophy MX
26/4/13- Full results and report from the
SMC Rnd 1 at Daventry are now online
here. Andy Tindle's
excellent photographs of the event are
16/04/13- Bob Collier Trophy
Entry forms available now
or book in online
After logging in as you do to renew your licence,(or
create a profile if neccessary) Simply click on 'find an event' and
chose 'Bob Collier Trophy MX 2013'.
27/3/13- 2013 SMC Registration
We now have 135 registered riders
who have their numbers guaranteed for the season. To see the
full list look here.
Our next race is the SMC Round at Daventry on 21/4/13.
Entry forms are now online
16/3/13- SMC Round 1 cancelled.
After a track inspection today the race meeting tomorrow
(17/3/13) is cancelled I'm afraid. The track has taken an enormous
amount of rain over night and the pits are waterlogged. We''ll
reschedule for a nicer day later in the year.
Entry forms for the season opener- SMC 2013 Rnd 1 at Long Buckby on
here now. You
can also enter online -
Log in, then click on 'search for an event', then choose '2013 SMC Rd 1'
Martyn Raynor and Julie would like to invite all the members of
northampton motorcyclists club to their evening reception, it is 7 pm
onwards at the quorn country hotel on 9th March, leicester road, quorn, nr
loughborough, leics,post code le128bb. They are having a hog roast, a
live band, disco etc, the lead singer of the band is none other than the
famous brother of michael, mr matt mc clurg, please bring your partners.
07/01/13- The Prize
winners from this year's Wild & Woolly are-
1st- Ladies Cup- Jack Lee
07/12/13- Woolly photos
2nd- Griff Jenkins Cup- Dale Raynor
3rd- Harrison Cup- Ryan Griffiths
Doug Desborough Cup- James Higgins
Anderson Cup- Matt Willis(first Junior)
Ashley Rogers Cup- Roger Titman (first
Doug Griffin Tankard-
James Barnwell (youngest finisher)
30/12/12- Full Woolly
20/12/12- There's an
extra working party this Saturday (22nd) at 10am to finish off building
the course. Please come and help if you can.
20/12/12- 2012 MX Club Championships Trophy winners full
The Prize Giving night is on Saturday 2nd February 2013.
19/12/12- The Wild &
Woolly 2012- Practise is at 10am, race begins at 11am.
Arm Farm Blisworth, park in the field next to Youngs
Nursery. NN7 3DW
11/12/12- Here are
the dates for 2013, some venues may be subject to change
Sun March 17- Long
Buckby/Badby, SMC round
Sun April 21- Daventry, SMC round
Sun May 19- Long Buckby, Bob Collier Memorial
Sun June 16-
Market Harborough?- extra MX
Sun July 7- Culham, SMC GP
Sun Sept. 8- Long Buckby, Club MX
Sun Oct. 20- Long Buckby, SMC round +
Partridge Ventilation Pre 83 Series
Dec. 26- Blisworth, Wild & Woolly
03/12/12- Still a few
places left for the W&W if you'd like a ride in this historic event.
03/12/12- The 2013 SMC Registration form is now available
here. You can use this to register for the series and secure a permanent
rioder number for the year.
SMC Registration form.
The 2013 club membership form is also available now
12/11/12- Wild & Woolly
entry forms are now available
Wild & Woolly-
I'm very pleased to announce that the
2012 Wild & Woolly will be back at its spiritual home of Blisworth. The
race will once again take place at Arm Farm after the tenant Chris
Harris kindly agreed to let the event return for the benefit of the
village. Entry forms will be out as soon as I can get them sorted,
probably be early next week. Please get them sent in asap.
time I'd like to once again apologise to Chris and his wife for any
misunderstandings that were printed about the event last year, and also
thank Mike Wreford for his tireless negotiations to secure the deal.
Final 2012 Championship positions
Full results and report from Long Buckby
here. A tough
day for everyone at the start, but it got better in the afternoon.
Photos from Long Buckby
8/10/12- Club Championship points to date-
The season finale is almost upon us. Time to get your entries in for the
final race of the year. The track has been ripped up and rotavated and
is looking really good, so it will be a lot different to last time. For
those of you who embrace new technology you can also now enter and pay
To do so go to http://www.acu.org.uk/.
Then on the left hand side click on Licences Applications On Line. (
The online entry page is new so it doesn't have a direct link to the
Now you'll need to enter your licence no. and password to proceed.
If you've not renewed your licence online before you might need to
register and setup a password. This will get more streamlined but as
its still being tested there is no direct link available, its all
new to me as well..
Then look down on the left to Events, and
click on Search for an Event. There in the list you should see 2012
SMC Finale- Sun Oct 21st. Click on the Begin Entry button beside it
and you're in! Click on the class(es) you'd like to enter and the
system should fill in all the rest for you. Please remember to fill
out the bit below with your riding number, bike etc. Continue to
payment through next step.
Entry forms for the 2012 SMC Season Finale at Long Buckby are now online
More to come on the track improvements..
All the photos are now online
with a movie from Martyn Higgins
11/9/12- Report and results
for Long Buckby are now online
here. Whilst many people enjoyed the racing, obviously quite a few felt the
track was not prepared as it should have been. The club would like to
apologise for that and reassure riders that it will be sorted out again
for the October meeting. Lots of factors conspired against us and I've
written quite a long explanation on the club facebook page if anyone
wants to read it. One thing we can all do to prevent that happening
again is to get involved! We were seriously short staffed in the run up
to last weekend's meeting, meaning a small number of committee members
working incredibly hard to make it happen. With more assistance
everything is easier and we can do a better job. If you're a club member
and you can find a bit of spare time to help out, please do so.
13/8/12- Our next event
is an Open MX at Long Buckby on 9 September. Its also a round of the
club championship. The track was graded straight after the Bob Collier
Memorial meeting in April so should be in top condition. Entry forms
Former club champion Nigel Smith very sadly passed away last Friday. He
will be remembered in the club as one of the good guys. Always friendly,
supportive and helpful as well as a damn fast rider. His brother Lee
wrote this on facebook earlier in the week, all who knew him are
Thank you for all the messages over the past few days.
We're asking for donations in lieu of flowers please at the website
below. The funeral will be at 1:15pm on Thursday 19th July at Grenoside
Crematorium, Skew Hill Lane, Sheffield, S35 8RZ, then afterwards at
Tankersley Manor Hotel. Feel free to wear what you want, but we'd rather
folk didn't wear black. Thank you.
Lee has started a collection in Nigel's
memory for Sarcoma UK which you can see
4/7/12- Full report and results from the epic
SMC Summer National at Culham
3/7/12- Full photo gallery from Culham by Andy
Report to follow shortly.
Luton & District MCC are running the Honeydon Cup Trial (inc. a round of
the SMC Expert Championship) on Sunday July 8th at Manor Farm, Honeydon,
Nr Eaton Socon, Beds. MK44 2LT. For more information contact the
secretary Mrs Rita Lewis on 01525 402952, or email
Just a few days until the SMC Summer National
and places are filling up fast. If you want to ride then don't leave it
any longer. Its going to be a really popular event.
its time to get booked in for the BIG ONE!
The SMC Summer National at Culham on Sunday July 1st.
This is likely to sell out so please get your entries in early.
Also please not on the entry form you are asked to put down your
This is the one you'll definitely be riding in, but as usual if there's
room you may enter others on the day (but only IF
there's room!) The forms are
The Bob Collier Memorial Meeting
raised a massive £5168 for Leukemia Research, thanks to
Full results and report from Badby are online
here. Photos from the event
Full report and results on the Bob Collier Memorial MX
are now online here.
here. Thanks to everyone who turned out to make
this meeting such a big success once again.
Last chance to enter for the Bob Collier Memorial Motocross this Sunday
(15th April) at Long Buckby. Give Marge a call on 01604768812 if you
want to ride.
30/03/12- Our annual Bob Collier Memorial motocross
takes place on April 15th at the legendary Long Buckby. NMCC will donate
all the proceeds to Leukemia Research, the target is to beat last year's
total of £3000. There will be entertainment and a hog roast on the
Saturday night, as well as lots of attractions on the Sunday, including
the unique handmade trophies. Itís a chance to socialise with long lost
friends and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere remembering the great man.
In addition to the usual
modern bike classes, there are also twinshock, sidecar and 'friends of
Bob' classes. There will also be knockout 'head to head' sprint races
during the lunchbreak. Last year's big crowds are once again expected so
please come along and watch. Spectators are free, but please give a
donation. To enter ring Marge on 01604 768812 or send off the attached
18/03/12- Following some very detailed forensic
lapscoring analysis, there have been a few updates to the points and
positions from Daventry- in particular in the Over 50's. These should
now be correct.
14/03/12- Full report for the great meeting at
Daventry last Sunday. Round 2 of the 2012 SMC saw a great turnout ant an
exciting new venue. Full report
07/02/12- Track inspection tomorrow Weds).
07/02/12- Entry Forms are now online for the Bob Collier Memorial
meeting in April. Get it here-
3/02/12- Its the Presentation Night tomorrow (Sat
4th Feb.) for the 2011 Club Championships. Come along if you can. Get
your entry in quick please if you'd like to ride at our first meeting
11/01/12- In the run up to the Wild & Woolly 2011
various news items mentioned that the old Woolly track had been
regularly used by 4x4s. It appears this was a misunderstanding and the
4x4s had used a different field. The club would therefore like to
apologise to the tenant, Mr Chris Harris, for any bad feeling this may
05/01/12- Happy New Year everyone. Entry forms for
the first meeting at Long Buckby on 12th Feb. are now online
Presentation Night for all the 2011 awards is on
Saturday 4th Feb. Tickets are only £7.50, available from
0116 2796883 or Mick
Berrill Motorcycles- 01604 636760
29/12/11- Right, here's the award winners for the
1st- Ladies Cup- Ryan Griffiths
Jenkins Cup- Richard Main
3rd- Harrison Cup- Michael Mcclurg
Doug Desborough Cup- Steve Harrison (oldest finisher)
Anderson Cup- Mark McCann (first Junior)
Ashley Rogers Cup- Ross
Gray (first Novice)
Doug Griffin Tankard- Ashley Rilings (youngest
Awards presented at the Presentation Evening on Sat.
28/12/11- 2011 Wild & Woolly report
here!. Well done Ryan.
16/12/11- 2012 Dates and venues are online
here. Looks like being a
16/12/11- The Trophy Winners for the 2011 Club
Championships are listed
Come and collect your awards at our Presentation Night on Saturday 4 Feb
10/12/11- The Woolly needs your help- So we can
continue to attract lots of spectators, many of whom are nothing to do
with motocross for the rest of the year, we need to let them all know
that the venue has changed. Please print off the A4 poster if you
can and stick them up in as many local places as you possible,
supermarkets, town centres, wherever. Get the poster
28/11/11- Ross Gray is planning to ride the Woolly
for charity. He's raising money for a 5yr old girl called Grace Windram
from Kingsthorpe who needs treatment for cerebral palsy in the USA, to
allow her to walk for the first time. To sponsor him per lap, or just to
make a donation- please
contact Ross on 07952 343267 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about Grace's Fund please click
26/11/11- Here we go! The Wild & Woolly entry form
is now available here.
25/11/11- The 2011 Wild & Woolly is on! The
worldest oldest race continues..
25/11/11- The 2012 Club Membership form is now online
07/11/11- The full report for Long Buckby is now
online here. The full championship positions are also online
here. Please check your results to make sure there are no obvious adding
1/10/11- Its October already! Forms for the last round of the SMC at
Long Buckby on October 30th are online
18/9/11 Full report
on last week's race at Long Buckby is now online
here. Also there's a brilliant set of photos
28/8/11- Important news regarding September 11th.
WILL take place on the 11th of September. At the moment this clashes
with Kensworth who have unfortunately moved on to our agreed date
earlier in the year without us realising. This is regrettable and will
affect attendance at both events, am trying to discuss this with
Kensworth at the moment. I have tried moving our event to various other
dates. However after considering ambulance availability, track
neighbours etc, September 11th is still the only viable date we can run.
Therefore we are running as scheduled. If you plan to ride with us
please get your entries in asap.
4/8/11- Regs for the next meeting at Long
Buckby on Sept 11th are now online
Please get them in early as this should prove a popular one. Its the
penultimate round of the Club Championships, valuable points are still
up for grabs.
18/7/11- 2011 Club Championship points to
date are available here
now. Remember you drop your worst score for the year (best 6 from 7), so
the current overall scores can all change. There are still two rounds to
go, so its all still to play for.
7/7/11- The Photos from Market Harborough
are now online
Rnd 5 SMC at Market Harborough- full report and results here. Shame
about the low turn out, we decide to run anyway at a loss. For those
that missed it, the track was well prepped and watered, and for the
first time we supplied ALL the marshals. Report
29/6/11- Last chance to enter for Sunday- Please give
Giles a ring immediately on 01604 711463
27/5/11- Entry forms for Market Harborough in July are
online now here.
26/5/11- Full report from a dry day at Silverstone
amazing photographs available here.
24/4/11- Photos from Long Buckby are online
21/4/11- Full report and results from the Bob
Collier Memorail MX are online here.
What a fantastic day!
1/4/11- Entry forms for the SMC Round 3 at
Silverstone on 22 May are now online
11/4/11- Still time to get an entry if
you're quick but don't delay.Spectators welcome too.
6/4/11- With just over a week to go to the
Bob Collier Memorial MX, its time to get your entry sent in. The track
is looking perfect after some extensive grading.
24/03/11- Our Next meeting is the Bob
Collier Memorial meeting at Long Buckby on 17 April. All proceeds will
be going to Leukemia Research, so we need a big turn out to raise as
much money and possible and remember Bob. Time to get your entry in.
24/03/11- There is a practise day at
Silverstone on April 3rd on the all new track which we'll be racing on
May 22. Price for the day is just £20 to NMCC members, the £5 discount
is available when sigining on if you mention NMCC.
24/03/11- Photos from Badby are now available
What a difference the sun makes, the shots are brilliant.
24/03/11- Full Badby points breakdown now
15/03/11- Colin Appleyard Spring
Motocross, SMC 2011 Rnd 1 at Badby- full report and results
Was it the best NMCC meeting for years? Most people thought so..
24/2/11- Photos from Long Buckby are
22/2/11- What a good start to the year
that was! Well the conditions were horrible, but the entry was really
good and most people seemed enthusiastic. Full report on Long Buckby
Don't forget its the Presentation Night this Saturday...
10/2/11- 10 days to go until the season
opener at Long Buckby, time to get those entries in.
1/2/11- The first round of the SMC at Badby is
now back on March 13 as originally planned. We had been asked to move
the date but its now reverted to the original published date of March
24/1/11- Entry forms for our first three
meetings of 2011 are now available
22/1/11- Last minute change of plan, sorry! The venue for our Awards night scheduled for Sat 29 Jan has double booked us. The event has now been postponed until Sat 26 Feb.
We've also been asked by the landowner at Badby to change the date of our SMC motocross from March 13 to March 27.
6/1/11- Happy New Year! There's a new form to register for the SMC this
year. If you register you can use your number at any centre
meetings during the year. Get the form
A Spectator at the Woolly lost a transponder which he was delivering
to another rider. If anyone knows its whereabouts can they please
let me know as he's very anxious to get it back?
Annual Presentation of Awards and Buffet
Our Awards night takes place on Saturday 29 Jan at Northampton
Working Mens Club, 56a-56b Sheep Street, Northampton. NN1 2LZ.
Tickets are available from me for just £7.50. Congratulations if
you've won an award, please make the effort to collect it if you
can. If not, come along anyway for a fun social night.
Andre Baldet- Ryan Griffiths, 2nd David Frankland
Cup- Martin Streeton, 2nd Fraser Law, 3rd Adam Collins
Benzole Trophy- James Chambers, 2nd Jamie Nelson, 3rd Dan Holmes
Under 40 years: Thornton
Trophy- Ryan Griffiths, 2nd James Chambers, 3rd Dan Holmes
Over 40 years: Arnold
Payne Trophy- Fraser Law, 2nd Paul Kroner, 3rd Giles Agar
Over 50 years: 1st
Trevor Roberts, 2nd Reg Willis
125 cc Cathy & Bob Jones Trophy: Matt
Willis, 2nd James Barnwell, 3rd Gerard Scott
Workers: Workers Cup- Fraser Law, 2nd Dan
Holmes, 3rd Gerard Scott
Spokes Cup: Ryan Griffiths, Peter Bennie Cup: Expert
Ryan Griffiths, Peter BennieCup: Junior Adam Collins, Britten
Cup: Martin Stretton, Griffith
Cup: Ryan Griffiths, Griffith
Junior Cup: Fraser Law, Margaret Anderson Bowl: Adam
In addition there will be all the awards from the Woolly, as soon as
they are finalised.
If you'd like a ticket please ring Fraser on 0116 2796883, or visit
Mick Berrill Motorcycles.
28/12/10- Congratulations to Jack Lee on winning the 85th Wild &
Woolly. Full report here. Photos
16/12/10- 2011 Fixtures!
28/11/10- The report from Long Buckby is
with all the photos
23/11/10- Wild & Woolly 2010- Due to increased sponsorship we've been
able to lower the entry fee to just £20 this year. (All riders already
booked in will receive a refund), Also in response to some enquiries,
ALL riders who start the race are eligible for awards, even if they've
only joined the club for the day. There are still some starting place
left, to enter ring Marge on 01604768812.
18/11/10- Last chance to enter for Long Buckby on Sunday- ring Fraser on
0116 2796883 to book in.
18/11/10- 2011 Club membership forms now online
HERE. The price has been reduced
to £20 for 2011 to reflect the economic climate.
8/11/10- 21 November news- we've invited NSMC to join us for this
meeting so there should be plenty of new people to race against. This
means the classes on the day will now be slightly different, Junior A
(inc Expert), Junior B, Over 35, 2 stroke, Schoolboy 125, 85 and 65.
Please get your entries in now..
8/11/10- Entry forms for this year's Wild & Woolly are now available
here. Club members get first
priority so get it sent off asap.
30/10/10- End of Season FUN motocross event at Long Buckby on Nov 21.-
The regs are now available HERE.
This will be a more relaxed sociable affair, with a reduced entry fee of
£30. We'll have normal races in the morning, and then some more unusual
race formats in the afternoon. We'll also be trying out the brand new
2-stroke only class for 2011. Get your entries in quick please!
26/10/10 -2010 Club Championship positions are
HERE. These are subject to
verification, and may contain errors so please let me know if you spot
anything. Championship points are based on the results of JUST the club
members on a given day, and therefore can vary from the overall results.
Also, you drop your worst round, so only the best 4 from 5 count.
26/10/10 What a great day Long Buckby was! The results are
HERE, report to follow.
23/8/10- Bob Collier by Griff
EVERYONES FRIEND BOB COLLIER
As most of you know Bob died on August 1st after 7 months trying to
fight off leukemia. I was privileged to have known Bob for over 25 years
as a good friend and colleague. He was always a true club committee
member and willing to help in putting on events for the club, never did
he not turn up to help at any working parties and always had a smile on
his face. What great times did I, and many others, have in his company,
we shall all miss you mate.
If there is anything you would like
to see on this site, or you have anything to add (event pictures always
welcome) please contact
Fraser Law at