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Thursday, 23 October 2014
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Bike racing
My short racing career..
My dabble with bike racing from '05 to '07.

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Bike racing is a massive amount of fun, I had some fantastic days but eventually realised windsurfing is the biggest buzz and comes a whole lot cheaper.

The novice year..
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Racing Roadstocks at Mallory and Darley Moore..
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Racing Streetstocks with NG at Donington..
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In '05 I managed to win both EMRA's Roadstock and NG's Streetstock 600 classes.

Formula 600 at Mallory
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In '06 I finished runner up in the F600 class, still on the old roadbike.

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For my final year I stepped upto a Gsxr 1000k5 -a total missile!
A huge amount of fun to race, but unfortunately it had an insatiable appetite for tyres -£200 a set, lasting one race, and 4 races a day!

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Despite being a senior instructor for Focused trackdays and getting great help from sponsors, I couldn't keep up with the tyre bills.

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Great while it lasted! I miss that bike..

And then there were the crashes..

Broke a few ribs and suffered nerve damage at Mallory. (100mph tank slapper out the Esses)

Then pretty much wrote the bike off at Donington.. (taken out at Swantze, 100mph+)
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Managed to get out the way of this one at Mallory, but it was a biggie for the rest..
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Fell off at Gerards twice -a 100mph+ corner at Mallory.

Then finally, flat out in 6th at the countries fastest circuit (Thruxton), at the end of the straight. I get punted off by a 'brakeless' bike, 160mph+..
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My bikes exited stage right, Tom and his bike are airbourne, I'm sliding on my arse at 150mph.
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spot the 2 bikes! The cbr ended up in the skip after bouncy 10ft in the air 3 times, luckily Tom was uninjured!
I got burns on my shoulder, through my leathers.

When your mum says bike racing's dangerous, she ain't joking!





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