Beamish MX News


Mar

15

2015
GT Cup National Series – Round 1 Wilden Lane

GT Cup National Series – Round 1 Wilden Lane

Conditions – Sandy soil with areas of round stones and rocks   The first round always brings excitement and nerves with everyone keen to know what level they are at after the winter period. Team Beamish know its going to be a tough start to the year, at least, with bigger machinery for both riders.   Charlie has a solid 20-20-DNF (mechanical)-17 scorecard. Happy with...

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Mar

10

2015
Prepped for the new season ahead

Prepped for the new season ahead

The boys and their bikes are at last free from the muddy winter conditions (for the moment at least!) and are ready for the tough challenge that the 2015 season will bring. Both boys have moved up a class onto bigger machinery and both are on the smaller side of average for their ages. With this in mind we know they will have to work...

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Jan

20

2015
Winter practice time…

Winter practice time…

The New Year has arrived and its time to knuckle down and get some hours on the bike. It’s never a nice time for weather and track conditions but dedication to riding time shows when the race season arrives. Charlie and Ollie are relishing the challenges of the bigger bikes and are having fun, even in the cold, wet and deep conditions that they are...

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Nov

23

2014
The new arrival brought big smiles!

Winter training and preparation…

With Charlie now in possession of his 125 Yamaha and Ollie on his Big Wheeled 85 Suzuki, we can now get underway with some winter practice sessions and start preparing for the 2015 season ahead. We will be trying to get quite a lot of sand practice in to work on the different technique needed and just generally keep bike fit when the winter weather...

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Sep

10

2014
Ready for change!

Ready for change!

Charlie and Oliver have been enjoying their last few rides on their current bikes before they both move up a bike size for the 2015 season. Kicking back from a good 2014 race season and just keeping their hand in with practice sessions. Charlie is excited with the prospect of his next challenge, moving up to a 125cc full size machine and Oliver progressing onto...

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Aug

17

2014
Portsmouth 2 Day Event – Foxhills

Portsmouth 2 Day Event – Foxhills

Conditions – Hard packed, Steep hills, Big jumps – Ex Grand Prix Circuit   On their favoured hard packed surface and riding high on confidence from their GT Cup results, the ‘Beamish Boys’ have a very successful weekend of racing at the famous and challenging Foxhills circuit, nr Swindon. Day one – Trophy day event – Charlie takes three faultless and commanding wins for first...

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Aug

03

2014
GT Cup National Series – Final round 7 – Culham Park

GT Cup National Series – Final round 7 – Culham Park

Conditions – Sandy soil, gets rough and demanding. Day 1 very wet, day 2 perfect conditions.   The final round brings excitement for Charlie as he chases down 3rd in the Championship. A plan is made for the weekend and he delivers it brilliantly. Sensible rides on Saturday in very tricky, wet conditions for 7th and 12th. Sunday dries to perfect conditions and Charlie races...

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Jul

13

2014
GT Cup National Series – Round 6 Sherwood

GT Cup National Series – Round 6 Sherwood

Conditions – Sandy, pebbly surface with hard base. Round six of seven, the Beamish boys have a good consistent set of race results in very demanding track conditions. A loose, rough surface gave no room for error on day one. Day two gave more grip for a while due to the much needed overnight rain. Charlie finishes 10th, 7th, 9th, 6th, 10th for 9th overall...

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Jun

22

2014
Portsmouth Club Event – Henstridge

Portsmouth Club Event – Henstridge

Conditions – Clay/soil mainly hard packed , BIG jumps! Keeping the momentum of recent good form, Charlie has two 2nd places chasing hard behind top GT Cup rider Harry Kimber. With a holeshot in the last race combined with a mediocre start from Kimber, Charlie gets his head down and stays in front for a win, securing a good 2nd overall result. Oliver has to...

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Jun

15

2014
Banbury Club Event – Wroxton

Banbury Club Event – Wroxton

Conditions – Clay dirt with high sand content, hard packed but grippy. A good day’s racing on a track that is always very well prepared by the Banbury Club. Charlie starts with a second place followed by two wins for 1st Overall. Great racing amongst the top three riders which pushed Charlie all the way to the flag, dealing with the pressure well. Oliver races...

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