Tearing It Up Indoors

Entries for Thundersprlnt 2011 have been pouring in and now there are just a few spaces left in both the sprint racing and cavalcade sections of the two-day extravaganza held over the weekend of 7-8 May in Northwich town centre, reports organiser Frank Melling.

There are 11 classes in the sprint, ranging from pre-war to post classic and sidecar. The cavalcade is open to bikes, and riders, of all ages.

Frank said: "We have a fantastic entry of motorcycling superstars but we welcome enthusiasts just as warmly. What we particularly need are riders who are spectator friendly ard are willing to share their love of motorcycling with the thousands of fans who pack No'thwich every yea'.

fcA big smile, a nice bike and a willingness to chat to spectators is far more important than being fast."

Riders will share the same paddock and track as MotoGP stars Cal Crutchlow and Danny Webb and classic icons Jim .Redman and Sammy Miller.

Over 200 cava^aders and racers take to the streets of Northwich for three laps of the pretty market tbwn. The pavements are packed with spectators; the TV crews film and the air horns wail Xand every rider is a Grand Prix star for half an hour.

For more information contact Frank Melling on 01928 740 498 or email [email protected]

Shorttrackuk will once again be holding an indoor short-track event over the festive period. No more being rained on and it's the perfect excuse to get away from any more turkey, not to mention the in-laws.

Last year's meeting attracted top short-rack riders from Europe and riders from the world of speedway and road racing. For 2010 already signed up as part of the 32-rider field is last year's winner, England international speedway rider Eddy Kennett, alongside HM Plant Honda riders, Isle of Man TT winner and British

Supersport Champ Steve Plater plus Aidan Co lins, who was runner-up last year and is the 2010 Shorttrackuk champion. Support classes will induce the Mad Mini Bikes and Shorttrack Juniors.

The event takes place on 27 December at Towerlands, Braintree, Essex. Racing starts at 1pm and there's a fully licensed bar and restaurant on site.

Adults £12.50, Cones £9, Children under 16 £6, Family ticket (two adults, two under-16s) £32.

Tickets are available on 01673 878426 and online at www.shorttreck.com

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Record-breaking madcap motorcycle explorer Nick Sanders was giving showgoers a real treat at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live show this year with a fullblown cinematic taster of his adventures... in a Moroccan bedouin style tent!

Complete with a big screen, excellent sound system, rugs, pillows and seats, the 10-minute show screened some of Nick's adventures on the road over the last 30 years. NJick's new book and HD-quality DVD Anatomy of an Adventurer is available to buy now for £20 - to find out more, go to www.nicksanders.com

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The 2011 Flexi-flier calendar from the Kettle Club is now available to keep you on track for next year, and here at CMM we have two of these GT750 calendars to give away to some lucky readers.

The latest edition is filled with images of both standard and heavily modified GT750s and would cut a dash on any office or garage wall. Prices are £6.50 each for non-members and £5 for members. Both prices are plus p&p.

For your chance of winning one of the calendars, enter online at www.classicmechanics.com now.

© CMM supporter Keith Knowles, who lent us his immaculate Yamaha RD250LC for the September issue, has sadly lost his fight against cancer. Keith told us he'd gained a renewed strength from his RD250LC after having one as a teenager. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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