Mallory Bike Bonanza (30-31st July 2016)
We are great fans of Mallory Park and have really enjoyed the past Mallory Bike Bonanzas; however 2016 will be rather exceptional at this “Friendly Circuit”, as Mallory will celebrate a very special milestone in its history, its 60th anniversary.So we all wish them every success.
This annual event, now in its third year will be held at this famous Midlands circuit over the weekend of the 30th and 31st of July 2016, organised by the circuits management team Real Motorsport Limited, it promises an array of interesting bikes and sidecar outfits that will be seen taking to the track in parades throughout the weekend. Saturday is all about PR5* road machines, whilst Sunday focuses on PR6* race machines, and the highly anticipated Mallory Masters parade.(* See notes below).
Michael Dunlop is the first named star to ride at the Mallory Bike Bonanza. The Ballymoney rider and titleholder of the second fastest lap around the Isle of Man TT is the first announcement of many ahead of the July event, with more names from the hotly anticipated star line up due to be added.The 11 times TT race winner will take to the track in the Mallory Masters parade on an MV Agusta 500 Three, (the machine famously rode by Giacomo Agostini), and now owned by John Chapman of Lincolnshire. Michael will also make guest appearances throughout the weekend.
Away from the track, the Owd Codgers Motorcycle Club www.owdcodgersmcc.co.uk has confirmed their return to hold a Classic Charity Trial on Saturday with proceeds to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. The trial will once again take place on the former Moto-x course, with entries limited to 50 riders; it is expected to fill up fast!For applications please visit www.owdcodgersmcc.co.uk or www.malloryparkcircuit.com/classic-trial
In addition to the track and trial activities, there will be lots more to keep you entertained during the weekend, including Club Central displays, trade stalls, live music, autograph sessions, licensed bar and an open paddock to get up close with the riders and their machines.
Natalie Hansard, for Real Motorsport Limited says: “We are delighted that the Bike Bonanza is now a solid fixture on the circuit calendar, albeit slightly later in July than originally planned due to clashes with other National and International events. Mallory Park turns 60 in 2016, and what better way to celebrate than with the Bonanza! We want the Bonanza to be a real celebration of everything that Mallory Park has achieved over the past 60 years, but also to demonstrate what it has to offer in the future.”
Mallory have always supported good causes and no doubt 2016 will be no exception, our good friends Colin & Eva Seeley will be on hand to continue their fund raising for the JSPRMT this year to enable the Trust to support the Air Ambulance as well as their chosen Hospice and Talan will be there as well (see our articles in Charity Work).
Johns Motorcycle News hope to be there and to be able to assist them both in their fund raising efforts.
As usual our good friend, Geoff Cox (ERIKS E Commerce Commercial Manager) will be lending their continued support of the Bonanza, as they have done for many years now and they will once again be supporting the JSPRMT and Talan of “The Bike Experience” (again see details within our Charity Work section).
However, not only is this a very important milestone year for Mallory Park, but 2016 will also be a very important year for the Cox family as they will have 3 generations riding together on this wonderful circuit.
The Cox family will be riding alongside each other in the PR5 parade, no doubt beaming from ear to ear and as proud as punch will be, Geoff, riding his 1988 Bimota YB6 1000cc, his dad, Dave, riding a 1988 Kawasaki GPX750R and Geoff’s son Charlie, riding 1992 Honda NC39 400cc. I know how proud I am to be able to ride with my own son, but my dads a non starter, (at age 94, he last rode a bike in the 1950’s), anyway our sincere best wishes go to all of the Cox family for a good safe 3 generation parade – what more could a man ask for? Happy days.
For your own opportunity to ride around this famous circuit, you can download an entry form for track time from www.malloryparkcircuit.com/track-parades or alternatively, call the East Midland Racing Association (EMRA) on 02476 317273 and they will happily post a copy to you. Entries must be submitted to EMRA no later than Friday 1st July 2016.
If your Bike Club would like to be involved with the Mallory Bike Bonanza and have a stand on Club Central, please download an application form from www.malloryparkcircuit.com/club-central or alternatively, if you would like to discuss your clubs requirements in more detail, please call 01455 502214. Again all applications must be submitted no later than Friday 1st July 2016.
The annual Bike Bonanza is just one of many exciting events that are held at this famous circuit, there is always something going on throughout the year with Special Track days, Training Days, British Historic Racing Meetings, Car Events, Instructional Days, Cycling Events, Firework Displays and much, much more.
Further details of the 2016 events to be held at the Mallory Park Circuit can be found within Mallory’s 2016 Events List, a copy of which has been reproduced below, so why not come along and join in the celebrations?
NOTES: For those visitors unfamiliar with the terms PR5 & PR6
PR5 are Speed Controlled Spectator Parades for riders of road going motorcycles to participate for their own pleasure on their own machines in controlled circumstances. Machines must be road goingwith no race machines permitted.
PR6 are Classic Machine and/or Rider Parades usually organised as an integral part of a ACU/MCRCB permitted race meeting where an opportunity is provided for “Past Master” class riders to participate to celebrate past performances. Classic machines must be equipped with racing number plates and display the allocated riding numbers. Machines must be examined by an ACU Technical Official.
Make a diary date for 30/31st July 2016. Don’t miss this great event, for further details:-
Tel: 01455 502214