If you’ve never raced before or with BHR here are a few simple steps to get you in the right direction:
- To race with our club you need to be a member of the VMCC LTD, click this link to obtain membership www.vmcc.net or you can ring them direct on 01283 540557
- We Do accept entries from classic club riders but please state this on your entry form as you will not be eligiable for points in our championships
- You need to have a road race licence with the ACU. You can ring them for more information on 01788566400 or click the following link for a licence registration form www.acu.org.uk/organiser/license-forms.aspx3.
- Fill out eligibility form for your machine- see eligibility section for all downloadable forms
All our machine specifications are on this site and we encourage you to register to our forum where you can speak with committee members as well as other competitors for advice. Click forum off the home page and your username must be your first and last name (not a nickname that isn't identifiable to you)
Look forward to new faces to our friendly club
Eligibility - Methods of Establishment
Initially a bike owner applies for eligibility on our two standard forms solo or three wheeler. This form with photos is sent by post to the Eligibility Officer (EO). The EO will initially look at the information on the application. The EO may spot something that may not comply or may deem the bike OK.
Whichever way we have a standard form that the EO will fill out and post back to the applicant. The form is such that the EO can point out any matters of concern or simply tell the applicant that on first viewing the bike may be eligible and that the final check will be when the bike is first entered at one of our race meetings. The applicant must send this form with his first entry to our race meeting of this bike.
The entries secretary will hand the forms to the EO at circuit, who is then aware that the bike is entered in that race meeting. The EO will organise at least two members of the eligibility inspection team to check the bike over. This will establish if the bike conforms to our specification, if so, an eligibility certificate will be issued.
If it the inspection team deem that the bike does not conform to our specifications the EO will fill out the officials use section of the standard form sent in with the entry. A copy of this is handed to the applicant and the original to the Clerk of the Course (C of C).
The C of C will at his/her discretion issue a standard ACU Decision of the C of C form to the applicant informing the applicant of the content of the decision and the applicants right of appeal as set out in the sporting code section of the ACU Handbook.
For bikes that are currently racing with us an internal notice form is available. This for the use of either an Entrant, Rider, Passenger or Licensed Official to report the nature of any infringement that may occur. This form is lodged with the EO. The EO will then follow the procedure of inspection as set out above. On the advice of the inspection team will either pass the bike as eligible or not.
In either case the form is handed to the C of C who will issue on advice from the EO a Decision of the Clerk of the Course form the result of the enquiry, whether favourable or not, to the applicant.
Become a Member of the BHR Marshal Team
Have you ever wondered how to become a marshal and what is involved? Marshal’s duties are always varied and interesting and after a period of training are very rewarding. BHR are also happy to welcome experienced marshals who have a day or weekend free. If you have never marshalled before, well this is how you can go about it.
There are no specific requirements expected from you except common sense and the love of motorcycles. You can contact us on any of the contact details and say you would like to get involved, we will send you out two tickets to the meeting(s) you would like to attend so you can bring a partner, family member or friend with you to either spectate or marshal with you.
Once you arrive at the circuit you will be expected to sign on with the Chief Marshal (Lucien Burkhardt) who will talk with you to establish what experience if any you have and what you would like to do be it being a flag marshal or incident marshal. They will kit you out with some orange overalls, if you haven’t already got any of your own and introduce you to the Sector Marshal who will be with for the day and he/she will pair you up with an experienced “Buddy”. This Buddy will show you what to do and answer any questions you may have.
We don’t expect you to commit to every meeting, and as the club travel to various circuits across the country we appreciate that not everyone’s finances, work or family commitments permit this. You may only be able to do one or two meetings that is absolutely fine, all motorcycle racing clubs appreciate anyone giving up their free time to support them
Once out on track your Sector Marshal and Buddy will go through all aspects of what to do and what not to do, don’t expect to learn everything all at once, this all comes with time and experience.
There are free marshal training days held across the country which are normally held before each race season starts. Dates are normally advertised by the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) see link, but this does not prevent you from marshalling beforehand so don’t think you can’t marshal because you haven’t attended one.
The list below is a guideline to what you need to bring with you
- A pair of Orange Overalls (can be obtained on the day)
- Waterproof Coat and Trousers
- Sturdy waterproof Boots (not wellingtons or trainers)
- Warm Jumper
- Flask and food to have throughout the day
- Sunhat/sun cream/lip balm
- Gloves (work wear type)
- Change of clothes (for wearing on way home after wet weather)
Unfortunately, we cannot predict what the weather will be and you will be out on track for approx. eight hours a day so you do need to be prepared for everything, from wind, rain, snow and nice when we get sun, but even that can be uncomfortable so ensure you have plenty of fluids with you
What do you get from giving up your time, well you get an excellent view of the action, hopefully a feeling of enjoyment, the chance to meet others, make friends and share your experiences and £10 a day as a token of our appreciation for your time and hopefully you will come again.
So take that first step, come along and join us and if you don’t like being track side we do have off track duties you can get involved with (machine or clothing scruitineering, noise testing, or being an official of the meeting). Most of these duties do involved training, but contact us and have a chat we would love to hear from you.
To get in touch with us about this please email [email protected] and we will be happy to answer any further questions you have or sign you up in advance so you can receive tickets for the fixture you intend on helping out at
Hope to see you
Bullet to Borrow
Does this Bullet have your name on it?
Not to rent... Not to hire... To borrow! (Deposit required)
If you would like to have ago but haven’t got a machine ready for use why not borrow the bullet. For more information please email [email protected]
We started racing with BHR in 2011 on a 1957 BSA A10 outfit. It came to our attention that many people wanted to race but either couldn’t afford the time, financial commitment or didn’t know how to prepare a race bike.
We thought we would do that for them.
We are not made of money so we knew that this had to be on a budget, showing what can be done with limited time and cash. We enjoy being part of BHR; it is a friendly club and we would like others to have a similar experience.
The choice of an Indian Royal Enfield was very deliberate as it makes it affordable and accessible whilst also giving a genuine vintage bike experience.
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