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Cadwell 24/25 September - Entry Forms now available HERE


URGENT NOTICE - DARLEY BBQ BAN (effective 5th AUGUST )

- With immediate effect, at the request of Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, there is now a fire/coals barbeque ban in effect at Darley Moor Circuit due to severe dryness of the surrounding area.
This could well continue into our own weekend at Darley 13/14 August.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS , AND MAKE SURE TO AMMEND YOUR CATERING ARRANGEMENTS ACCORDINGLY !


AGM 2022 : Notice is hereby given that:

The British Historic Racing (BHR) Annual General Meeting is to be held on the:

12th November 2022 and will commence at 1:00pm.

The location: Mercure Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, NN11 0SG

A Social Dinner and Dance to follow the AGM meeting, dining at 6:30pm (details and menu to be circulated separately) during which the 2022 Championship Trophy Awards will take place.

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Please Note: Admission to the BHR AGM is for VMCC members only and the onus is on attendees to bring their membership cards as proof that they are current members of the VMCC. Please do not forget your membership card as without you cannot gain admission into the AGM part of the day.

Propositions or proposals for consideration at this AGM should be made in writing (letter, email, SMS) with a proposer and a seconder (please include both names and VMCC membership numbers) by, at the latest, the 12th of October 2022.

Note also that for a proposition to be considered the proposer or seconder must be present at the meeting.

The agenda for the meeting and a copy of the draft minutes from the previous AGM will be published after the closing date and before the 12th of November.

The post of Treasurer and the post of Chair to BHR both become vacant at this AGM. A job description is available for any wishing to stand for either of these roles and help and assistance would be given to the successful candidates.

Those who are due to receive championship awards will be notified prior to the event and we welcome guests to join us for the trophy presentations, social dinner and dance.

Any queries please feel free to contact me on bhrsecretary@vmcc.net

Mark Whittaker

On behalf of British Historic Racing, 4th August 2022


Update 20th May

Observations from an Assembly Marshal:

Numbers - those big numbers you have to put on the front and side are there so that the trackside marshals and officials know who you are in case of an incident. Please make sure that they are clear and legible - if in doubt see the ACU handbook. Also for PR6 parades - put a 'p' on your numbers!

Noticed that the liquid in some header tanks (on water cooled machines) were coloured, remember that water only is permitted, reason being that glycol etc is slippery as hell if it gets on the track.

Make sure your noise testing sticker is clearly shown (remove any old ones) because without one you cannot go out on track.

Helmets- might be obvious but make sure they are fastened up properly - and any dangling strap tucked out of the way - a flapping strap might look light your lid isn't fastened and could get you black flagged.

Grid positions, the grid layout is shown in the programme, on a board in assembly, and row markers (should be) trackside. So first race your position is in the programme, subsequent races you get a sticker going into assembly.

I was concerned about the numbers of people wandering around in the assembly area. I am sure you have a legitimate reason for being there - bump starting perhaps? -but please wear some hi-viz and make yourself known to the assembly marshal. We don't want anyone run over in assembly (and of course, no under 16s allowed unless riding).

Did have a small panic as a race was due to go out and a competitor hadn't signed on in the race office. You must sign on, and if your name is highlighted in the office then see Carole- she might have something for you.

If you send in your entry by email then you can sign the form in person at the circuit, if by post then it might be an idea to send Carole a text with your name and rider number stating you have posted your entry.

Why not get more involved with the club? We have plenty of roles and positions for all ages, abilities and availability. Always looking for more Technical Officials (Scrutineers), Noise Testers, Committee members especially Treasurer and Chair. Training, help and support is given with all of these.

Next race meeting - Anglesey, on the fantastic Coastal circuit, can't wait...

Mark Whittaker , On behalf of British Historic Racing

Update 20th April 2022

23rd April is the closing date for the Cadwell Park meeting on 14th and 15th May so if you intend going, get your entry in. Unfortunately, due to prior commitments our racing friends from BSSO will not be joining us but we will have a full programme of 2 and 3 wheel action.

We will hopefully be able to carry out some noise testing on the Friday evening as well as on race days where we will try our best to do this in practice session order to help reduce any queuing. More details in final instructions or the programme.

If you are phoning Carole with queries or payment can you limit these calls to between 6pm and 9pm and if you send your entries by email can you add an extra £1 to cover the posting out of your tickets and technical inspection card. Remember that tickets etc are usually only sent out about a week before the event so please be patient.

If you are looking to renew your ACU licence the affiliation code is now available through BHR, so instead of phoning Allen House, drop me an email with a picture of your current VMCC membership and I can send your code by return.

The rest of the season for 2022 after Cadwell:

11/12th June at Anglesey. Rounds 5 and 6.

23/24th July at Pembrey. Rounds 7 and 8.

13/14th August at Darley Moor. Rounds 9 and 10.

24/25th September at Cadwell Park. Rounds 11 and 12.

We will endeavour to email out the entry forms and regulations as soon as they become available as well as putting them onto the forum and bhronline.

As always, we want to encourage those who would like to get involved behind the scenes. We have opportunities for Technical Inspectors, Marshals, Stewards and Clerks as well as other roles. Information, support and training is available for these so if you fancy giving some of your time to enable us to go racing then please let us know. Many of these roles only require a few hours of time during a race weekend and would not stop anyone supporting their own crew or prevent spectating.

Contact details are: bhrsecretary@vmcc.net or at bhronline.uk or on britishhistoricracing.co.uk

Mark Whittaker , On behalf of British Historic Racing

Update 08 March 2022

It won't be long, Friday March 18th the BHR Test Day at Mallory Park Your chance to check out those winter modifications and repairs and shakedown ready for the season. For those attending the test day, Ian Addison and team have recently taken over the Lakeside Cafe and Diner at Mallory Park and are happy to open the bar the night before (Thursday). If you like any food laying on for an evening meal they can open the Cafe kitchen too. Send Ian a text if you have a requirement on 07961938612.

Whilst it is perhaps a bit late to make changes to the published regs for the Mallory Race Meeting on 9th and 10th of April, please if you are phoning Carole with queries or payment can you limit these to between 6pm and 9pm. Also if you send your entries digitally can you put an extra £1 to cover the postage.

The rest of the season for 2022:

14/15th May at Cadwell Park. Rounds 3 and 4.

11/12th June at Anglesey. Rounds 5 and 6.

23/24th July at Pembrey. Rounds 7 and 8.

13/14th August at Darley Moor. Rounds 9 and 10.

24/25th September at Cadwell Park. Rounds 11 and 12.

Entry forms and regulations for subsequent meetings will be published as and when they become available.

We are keen to encourage those who would like to get involved behind the scenes with British Historic Racing and have opportunities for Technical Inspectors, Marshals, Stewards and Clerks as well as other roles. Information, support and training is available for these so if you fancy giving some of your time to enable racing then please let us know.

Contact details are: bhrsecretary@vmcc.net or at bhronline.uk or on britishhistoricracing.co.uk

Mark Whittaker

On behalf of British Historic Racing


Update 15th January 2022

Hoping that everyone had a chance of a break over the festive period and are keeping safe and well.

Friday March 18th Test Day at Mallory Park

BHRs private test day. Your chance to check out those winter modifications and repairs and get that shakedown ready for the coming season.

Entry forms now available on bhronline.uk and website and forum.

British Historic Racing Meetings for 2022

9/10th April at Mallory Park. Rounds 1 and 2.

14/15th May at Cadwell Park. Rounds 3 and 4.

11/12th June at Anglesey. Rounds 5 and 6.

23/24th July at Pembrey. Rounds 7 and 8.

13/14th August at Darley Moor. Rounds 9 and 10.

24/25th September at Cadwell Park. Rounds 11 and 12.

Entry forms and regulations will be published for these as and when they become available.

We are keen to encourage those who would like to get involved behind the scenes with British Historic Racing and have opportunities for Technical Inspectors, Marshals, Stewards and Clerks as well as other roles. Information, support and training is available for these so if you fancy giving some of your time to enable racing then please let us know. Contact details are: bhrsecretary@vmcc.net or at bhronline.uk or on britishhistoricracing.co.uk

Hopefully the C19 restrictions or any subsequent changes will not have an impact on our sport but as always the best laid plans could change if circumstances beyond our control conspire to throw a spanner in the works.

Mark Whittaker

On behalf of British Historic Racing

IMPORTANT INFO: New Road Race Regulation for Clutch and Brake Levers

https://www.acu.org.uk/News/2020/03/New-Road-Race-..

Note ACU announcement 6th March ! - Brake-Lever guards are a requirement for 2020-on.

BHR has a Classic/Vintage club exemption from this requirement , but you WILL need if racing with other certain clubs/events than BHR.

Marshals Required !

Can you, or anyone you know, help us marshal for the 2020 season?
Please see our marshalling page to find out more. Marshalling with BHR