Manxduro 2016 Results

Posted: 9th August 2016 by Enduro in Enduro Results, Manxduro



ACU BEC enjoys a Magic Manx weekend!

PRESS RELEASE by Nicky Morson – ACU Press Officer

With the events Parc Ferme in the paddock of the main Isle of Man TT grandstand, the riders awoke to near perfect sunny conditions. Just when you thought the magnificent backdrop of Nobles Park and the Irish Sea beyond could not be bettered, spectators and riders made their way to the TT pit lane for the start. This iconic start line has seen such greats as Agostini, Redman, McGuiness and Dunlop to name a few ply their trade, and today would be no exception as home grown Enduro Legend David Knight took his place on the world famous start line.
At 9:30 am the Manx flag dropped and rider number 2 factory Beta rider Steve Holcombe was first away on his Beta 300RR followed by the rest of the Championship class. The course followed the route of the world famous TT for the first few miles before heading south off road over the sunning Manx scenery. The First test was held at Earystane plantation. As the name suggests the test was within a dense tree plantation on tight single track over tree routes and deep rutted peaty ground. The test caught a few riders out, and this wasn’t helped when the clouds lowered at midday with a short downpour of rain that made the going slightly tougher. Danny McCanney set the early pace on his Husqvarna 250 followed by Steve Holcombe 3 seconds a drift, with the ever improving Jack Edmondson third a further 7 seconds behind. The times improved lap on lap, but still the test took casualties from anyone not giving 100% concentration. The second test was held at Carnagrie, a venue owned by the hosting SMCC club. The test carved through rolling moorland on peaty ground. The fast twisting test held some technical rocky sections, and a ‘bomb hole’ filled with water that had a difficult climb out up a steep rocky outcrop.
Towards the end of the test, within viewing distance of the check was a large tricky double jump with the landing falling away, this separated the good from the very good riders, most of the championship riders took it in one before braking hard to make a turn to complete the test. Particularly impressive was newly crowned World Youth Champion Jack Edmondson on his KTM who rode this section inch perfect on each lap getting some serious air time en route. David Knight hit the ground still accelerating into the turn much to the crowds delight.

First rider back to TT Grandstand was Steve Holcombe followed by a gaggle of Championship rider’s frantically changing tyres in the 15-minute time allowance before returning their bikes to parc ferme for the night.
David Knight “I really enjoyed the course, especially with pit lane being the start for the day. The tight check through South Barrule Quarry and plantation into Cringle was really good, an old style enduro check. First lap was good but had completely changed by the second lap with the way the ground had moved it made lap 2 a lot harder, which was good. I rode as fast as I could but unfortunately, todays test didn’t suit big bikes, very tight and slippery so didn’t have to chance to open it up but was still made good progress on the other bikes so am happy with that. Tomorrows test is a lot different, better suited for my bike with them being more open so I’m looking forward to it”.

Steve Holcombe, current championship leader “I had really good first test and managed to get a good lead but felt I threw it away! Had a couple crashes and with Danny riding on his home terrain he was sure to soon catch up but still enjoyed the event and 2nd is still the 1st loser and so will be taking some positives out of it and am aiming to have a better day tomorrow”

Danny McCanney excelled riding on his home turf “obviously with it being a home race I was really looking forward to it, it’s been my first British enduro of the year and so wanted to be prepared for it and make sure everything went right. Steve was the first through the test and seemed to have better grip but I kept plugging away and started to win a few tests and I felt really good and it was a great feeling having everyone from home cheering me on”.

Despite high winds and the temperature being lower which most riders, felt suited them, Day 2 offered near perfect conditions. A slightly shorter course and the Carnagrie test were ridden in the reverse of Day 1. The club had put in a new test for Sunday, at Archallagan a dense tree plantation with rutted soft going. Riders traversed the plantation before hitting a long heavily rutted straight with varying sized tree roots proving slippery and unpredictable. The championship took around 10 mins to ride but for other classes, many riders struggled with picking a line through the tricky roots.

All in all a cracking weekend held in a welcoming and spectacular part of the world, coupled with the backdrop of the TT paddock and grandstand made for a worthy addition to the 2016 ACU British Enduro championship, we can only hope that the club have enjoyed themselves as much as it seems the riders did and are prepared to run again in the future.

Manxduro 2016 Result Day1

Manxduro 2016 Result Day2

Manxduro Programme 2016

 Ellan Vannin Fuels / Minimix Concrete Manxduro 2016 British Enduro Championship Round

Manxduro Programme 2016


Manxduro 2016 start list

Endurogasm – Saturday 2nd July 2016

Posted: 27th June 2016 by Enduro in Enduro Events
results from todays event.
This is a Round of the Summer Series Hare & Hound And summer series trial.
Sign-on: Opens at 11.30am for everyone
Entries: On the day close at 12.00noon.
Youth Race 1: 1.00pm (35 minutes duration)
Adult Race 1: 1.50pm (1 hour duration)
Youth Race 2: 3.05pm (35 minutes duration)
Adult Race 2: 3.55pm (1 hour duration)
Shenanigans: 5.00pm after comp bbq, beer and the usual carry on!!
Fees: £35 Adult
£25 Youth
(incs food and beverages … beer only for adults!!)

Summer series trial signing on from 5pm for a 5.30 start.
The trial will be held in arrasey plantation, observers are needed and will be rewarded with beer and burgers!

Hare & Hounds Adult & Youth summer series

Posted: 12th June 2016 by Enduro in Enduro Events

Juan Knight’s summer series rocked up to the Southern Motor Cycle Club’s home turf at Carnagrie on Sunday, 12th June 2o16.  The extraordinary sunny TT weather continued and provided the 65 competitors with great conditions and no mud in sight!

Adults Race 1 saw Juan Knight get the hole shot and hold the lead for 3 laps fending off his brother David who managed to get past on the forth – there is only so many laps Okells can power you for?!  David Knight continued to dominate the race finishing on 10 laps, with Juan coming in 2nd and Chris Madigan gaining 3rd place.  Jed Etchills also finished on 10 laps and coming in as the top youth rider.  Ashley Kelly finished on 9 laps, 11th overall, to gain the top Clubman place, beating George Birchall and stubble field specialist Will Duggan to 3rd.  Top Sportsman place went to Tomas Lee on 8 laps.

Youth Race 1 was dominated by Max Ingham who pulled out a lead from the outset finishing on  6 laps.  2nd place went to Christopher Moore on 5 laps, closely followed by Kyle Batty also finishing on 5 laps.

Juan Knight got the hole shot again in Adults Race 2, holding off his brother for two laps this time.  David Knight went on to complete an impressive 11 laps – you just can’t tire that man out!  2nd place went to Juan Knight with Jed Etchills gaining 3rd and top young rider, ahead of Chris Madigan who got a bad start but picked his way through the pack just running out of time to catch Jed.  George Birchall got the better of Ashley Kelly in the second race for top place in Clubman both completing 10 laps.  Jamie Cringle was circulating well until Grant Thomson pulled a ‘rather harsh’ move on him at the lap scoring chicane!  Craig McGee beat Will Duggan to win the ‘battle of the Young Farmers’!  A special mention goes out to the only female competitor – Demi MaClaren – who after some considerable barracking went out and completed an extra lap right at the end of the race and finishing an impressive 6 laps, which is much better than 5 – go girl!!

Max Ingham again dominated Youth Race 2 being the only youth to complete an impressive 6 laps.  It was tight race for second place with Curtis Grose moving up two places from Race 1 to gain 2nd over Christopher Moore in 3rd.  Ryan Christian managed two more laps in Race 2, finishing 4 laps after his bike would not start in Race 1.

As always thanks must be noted to all those who made the event possible … Dave Leach and crew for setting out the course, time keepers Bob and Suzie Clague with sterling back-up from Karen Rodger.  Thank you to the Hogg Ambulance and we hope competitors did not keep you too busy!  Fabulous catering was put on by Ray and Brenda and everyone enjoyed a well deserved complementary meal of cottage pie afterwards … happy days!

Thanks also goes out to Michael Rodger for taking over 1500 photographs of the event (good luck sorting those out!) … we hope you enjoy the photos which will be posted on the SMCC Facebook page soon and we look forward to your comments.

Results from todays enduro.

enduro summer series adults race 1

enduro summer series adults race 2

enduro summer series Kids race 1

enduro summer series Kids race 2





Hare & Hounds Adult Youth series

Posted: 31st May 2016 by Enduro in Enduro Events

Round 2 of the Hare & Hounds summer series comes to Carnagrie Sunday 12th June.

Format is :

  • 9am sign on at Carnagrie, 9:30am last entry time
  • Youth race 35mins 10:30
  • Adult race 1 hour 11:20
  • Youth race 35mins 12:35
  • Adult race 1 hour 13:25

Sign on for this online or on the day at 9:30am (last entry time)

Points scored in this round count towards the overall standings.

SMCC will run a further round at Endurogasm with similar times.