Monthly Club Newsletters
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By Joe McLean (Pictured above, getting his hole!)
Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:21
Twinshock Scotland Newsletter July 2015
Well that is us halfway through the 2014 racing callender . A super meeting at Glen Fruin on Sunday. One of the best laid out tracks that we have raced on and after a week on Donny,s big digger ,wee Sean had the track all level and ready for the bowling season,thats how good it was .A real good smooth fast flowing track and some cracking racing ,the only downside was the showers that came and went after the interval.
Read more: July 2015
Published: Tuesday, 16 June 2015 07:59
JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER
HERE IS YOUR NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE IN THIS LOVELY YEAR OF 2015. A FEW MEMBERS HAD A RARE OUTING DOWN SOUTH LAST WEEKEND ,WELL MORE THAN 20 OF US ACTUALY ,WE WERE SUPPORTING THE BLENCARN TWINSHOCK MEETING RUN BY THE CUMBRIA CLUB AS WE NORMALY RACE AT THEIR KENDAL MEETING IN AUGUST BUT AS THEY HAD MOVED THEIR DATE THIS YEAR AND IT NOW CLASHES WITH OUR ROUND 7 AT TINTO WE MADE THE PILGRIMAGE TO BLENCARN INSTEAD.IT WAS A GOOD MEETING ,GOOD WEATHER AND SOME OF THE SCOTCH LADS DONE US PROUD.
Read more: June 2015
Published: Wednesday, 27 May 2015 08:55
MAY 2015 NEWSLETTER
AS WE APPROACH THE SUMMER MONTHS YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE WEATHER WOULD BE KIND TO US, BUT AT POWMILL LAST SUNDAY WE STILL HAD A TOUCH OF THE BRASS MONKEYS IN THE AIR, BUT HEY AT LEAST IT KEPT SOME OF THE UNDESIREABLES AWAY FROM THE EVENT.
A SUPERB SHOW OF MOTOCROSS ON SHOW IN ALL THE CLASSES, CURRENT BRIT EVO CHAMPION, GAV ROBERTSON AND EX TOP SCOTTISH RIDER SIMON GRAHAM AND TOP MODERN RIDERS, COLIN MCLUCKIE, NEIL CHATHAM, JASON MARTIN, IAN GERRARD, JIMMY HARLEY AND LOADS MORE TOP RIDERS PAST AND PRESENT ALL PUT ON A STUPENDOUS DISPLAY OF SCRAMBLING, WHICH I AM SURE THE LARGE CROWD OF SPECTATORS THOUROUGHLY ENJOYED.
Read more: May 2015
Published: Wednesday, 06 May 2015 06:32
APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER
WELL CHAPS AND CHAPPESSES THAT IS ROUND 2 DONE AND DUSTED AND WHAT A GREAT EVENT IT WAS. A BRISK CHILL GREETED US IN THE MORNING BUT IT IS BETTER TO BE COLD THAN EATEN ALIVE WITH THE DREADED MIDGY, OF WHICH THERE WERE NONE. A SLIGHT HICCUP WITH THE NEW TIMING SYSTEM HELD UP PROCEEDINGS FOR A SHORT TIME. WE CONTINUED WITH THE HELP OF SUPER BECS BURRELL AND THE THE GORGEOUS ANNE HOPTON AS LAPSCORERS TO ALLOW GRAHAME AND THE DELECTABLE SAM FOOTE SORT OUT THE ELECTICALS.
Read more: April 2015
Published: Thursday, 02 April 2015 07:45
MARCH 2015 NEWSLETTER
Well Well Well, what a start to this new exciting year of twinshock motocross.
After the cancellation of Tinto due damp patches (i bet a male stripper show doesn’t get cancelled due to damp patches) the committee worked franticly to reorganise an alternative venue. Vice Chairman Hoppy managed to pull a few strings and get his litterbug mate Craig Meechan to contact Jocky Fleming to contact myself to see if we could get the use of the Leuchars track. As luck would have it Leuchars was free, so at the last minute wee Jocky saved the day by giving us the use of the track.
Read more: March 2015
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015 17:21
JANUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER
TRANSPONDER NEWS. AFTER YEARS OF WILL WE ,WONT WE .WE HAVE NOW TAKEN THAT BIG LEAP FOR MANKIND AND PURCHASED A BRAND NEW TRANSPONDER SYSTEM FROM MYLAPS. I WILL TRY AND GIVE AS MUCH INFO HERE AS YOU MIGHT NEED BUT IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK OR CONTACT MYLAPS DIRECT.
Read more: January 2015
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014 09:19
NEWSLETTER AND AGM REPORT, DECEMBER 2014
OUR AGM LAST SUNDAY WAS WELL SUPPORTED WITH 40 MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE, THIS IS ABOUT PAR FOR THE COURSE AS FAR AS THESE THINGS ARE CONCERNED. ALL WENT WELL AND THE SENIOR COMMITTEE FOR 2015 ARE AS FOLLOWS .
Read more: December 2014
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:22
TWINSHOCK NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2014
WELL PEOPLES THAT IS THE END OF ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR THIS SUPER TWINSHOCK CLUB IN SCOTLAND. THE MEETING LAST SUNDAY WAS ANOTHER BELTER,I HAVE NOT HEARD ONE BAD WORD ABOUT ANYTHING ON THE DAY. THE BIG ISSUE IN RECENT YEARS WITH THIS CLUB HAS BEEN LITTER BUT AFTER A RIDER WAS BANNED FROM THE GLENFARG MEETING BECAUSE OF A LITTER MISDEMEANER AT GLENOCHIL WE SEEM TO HAVE GOT THE MESSAGE HOME TO YOU ALL.WE DO MEAN BUSINESS WHEN WE GET ANGRY AND IT SHOWED AT GLENFARG AS THERE WAS NO LITTER TO BE SEEN AT THE END OF THE MEETING.THIS IS GREAT TO SEE AND WE MUST ALL ACT RESPONSIBLY IN FUTURE WITH OUR RUBBISH, THANKS FOR THAT.
Read more: October 2014
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014 20:42
TWINSHOCK NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2014 (again)
WELL FOLKS HERE IS YOUR SEPTEMBER NEWS FROM THE YEAR 2014. OUR MEETING LAST SUNDAY WAS A CRACKER I AM SURE YOU WILL ALL AGREE,GREAT WEATHER.GREAT CROWD AND SUPERB RIDERS ALL MADE FOR A GREAT DAY TO LOOK FORWARD TO BUT HEY WAIT A MINUTE,THE TRACK BUILDERS ON THE SATURDAY DISOBEYED MY ORDERS AND THOUGHT THEY KNEW BEST ON HOW TO LAYOUT A TRACK .WRONG. DISASTER STRUCK ON THE FIRST LAP OF PRACTICE LEADING TO A NEAR DISASTER ON THE NEARBY ROAD.I WONT GO INTO DETAIL NOW BUT IF I HAVE TO IN FUTURE I WILL HAVE NO HESITATION IN LETTING YOU ALL KNOW THE FACTS AND MORE.ANYWAY AFTER A MAJOR TRACK RE-ROUTEING BY THE CLUB OFFICIALS WE MANAGED TO GET THE MEETING UNDERWAY. THE MEETING RAN EVER SO GOOD WITH ALL THE OFFICIALS DOING THEIR DUTY AS AND WHEN REQUIRED ,NO PROBLEMS IN THAT DEPARTMENT NOW .
Read more: September 2014 (again)
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014 12:39
TWINSHOCK NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2014
Well folkers that is another great meeting done and dusted, great weather and a super team running the event coupled with the best riders on the planet made for a cracking days racing at Leuchars last sunday. This event was rescheduled to leuchars as the original cardenden track had some internal issues and has been closed until further notice.
The racing was very exciting and super to watch, although the track cut up a wee bit during the day, all the true scramblers dealt with it without any problems, while the so called racers stood and watched like wet socks on a washing line. I saw a few classic diddies (as lugs calls them) spectating, I think they had a meeting among themselves to discuss the issue of bumps as they had never seen any before, the word in the paddock is that a big coup is on the cards at their agm, I await with bated breath to see the outcome, should be thrilling.
Read more: September 2014
Published: Saturday, 30 August 2014 13:40
NEWSLETTER AUGUST (AGAIN) 2014
Here we go again with another newsletter in the month of august. The meeting at tinto last sunday was a real cracker. Great track and super weather made for a super day for most of us. The bad news is that we had a couple of injuries. The Garden familly of father and son both succumbed to the track conditions and were treated at trackside and now both seem to be fine. Then there was young Ewan Campbell who also fell off and was kinda dazed for a short while, i saw him late in the day and he looked ok, and the worst was big boy Graham Naismith who had a jaunt over the bars and on landing very heavy sustained a nasty thump. The latest we have is that he lost 2 teeth (it has been rumoured that he is taking over the club soon), 3-5 broken ribs and a nasty back injury of which we do not know the extent. His team manager, Ian (the jinx) Gerrard, will keep us informed on the forum how Graham is progressing and we all wish him and the others a speedy and full recovery.
Read more: August 2014 (again)
Published: Sunday, 17 August 2014 20:26
NEWSLETTER TWINSHOCK AUGUST 2014
Here is your news from the month of august in this year of 2014.
Our event last sunday at lochgilphead made a promising start in the morning, bright sunshine, a superb track all freshly prepared for us and a super entry of very nice people ready to race their shiny bikes.
During race seven the heavens opened and down it came, yes rain like we only hear about and that was the end of what was looking like a superb meeting.
Read more: August 2014
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:22
TWINSHOCK NEWSLETTER JULY 2014
Well folks that is us halfway through our great 2014 Scottish Twinshock Championship. Round 5 last Sunday saw a superb turnout of riders at Glen Fruin on the revamped hillside track. Sean Doherty and his band of helpers did a great job in building what was a super new layout. Sean and his son Jordi spent a good few days with Donnie Bruce’s 2 diggers the previous week getting the track prepped and grading the new layout and what a superb job they both did.
Read more: July 2014