CHAMPIONS TRAINING SCHOOL
The school is the first to let riders experience how many champions of Road Race and Flattrack train in the winter months - honing their skills indoors having fun on dirt bikes around flat dirt ovals .
We have successfully run our schools indoors for quite some time now, but as we do not have access to the arena at the moment and with demand still being high, we are now running private sessions at the TCR Ranch, near Lincoln, a clay based track, perfect for getting a blue groove down, where Sam and Alex Lowes and Guy Martin train during the week on flattrack bikes. The beauty of running there is that we can run smaller groups, more frequently, giving you a better choice of dates. We will run with a minimum of two and a maximum of four customers on the day, along with one instructor. You can book in singly and share the date with others, or you can book with a couple of mates and we will attempt to get the best date to suit you.
We will take you through body position, backing the bike in on the rear brake, getting low in the turns and throttle control sliding out of the bends. For for returning customers ( or those with slightly differing needs) , we will be able to offer advanced training, tailored to you as we won't have to wait for 16 people wanting the same thing.
The cost of the days will be slightly more expensive at £150 pp, as insurance costs don't work out as cost effective with smaller groups but hopefully this will be balanced by the convenience of a greater choice of dates and more flexibilty of training possible.
The sessions will be a full day and as per our other schools and you will need to bring your own protective clothing - ( anything from full leathers, kevlar and goretex clothing, through to MX gear with back protection), boots - road, mx, helmet - full or open face and gloves, basically, whatever you generally ride in and are comfortable in should be ok, although with something flimsy like mx gear we do insist on back protection.
We provide the steel shoes, (a generic type which fit over any boots), along with the flat track bikes, track and training in small groups offering a high ratio of instructors to pupils, with loads of track time.
We now have a list of available dates for the next few months (listed below) which we hope will cover most eventualites but if you have a particular date in mind and there's a group of you, please enquire as to further availablity, as we may well be able to arrange something to suit you.
If you are interested in taking part, at the track just north of Lincoln, the next step is to get in touch, then we can discuss dates, numbers and what you would like to achieve from the day. Either give us a ring, or drop us a mail with your contact details and we'll get back to you.
The cost of a full days training for Adults is £150, Under 16's £99.
and the fantastic write ups that have been in MCN and online:-
If a passing stranger informed you that this time next week you could be sliding a motorcycle round corners like Nicky Hayden in the off season, you’d write him off as a dangerous lunatic.
According to freelance writer Kev Turner 'I’ll admit to being a little star struck when I discovered my small group of four would receive training from none other than Steve Plater, a genuine legend of circuit and road racing.
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May i just recommend Short Track UK http://www.shorttrackuk.com/Started.html , where i spent last Saturday as a fantastic experience. I was and am still largely ignorant of all kinds of off road riding. I saw flat track antics in the film 'On Any Sunday' recently and wondered how one would possibly get started on such an alien activity. I could see the benefits it may bring to my road riding instantly from the film, but then when a mate recommended Short Track UK i booked on poste-haste. I have ridden for 15years on the road, commuting and regular track days, trips to the Ring and the annual homage to the TT (and / or MGP) plus touring etc ... and taken various courses too along the way. This however is the first time i feel compelled to jump up and down about a course. Mick and Pete are proper top lads and the day takes you from zero to hero. Hearts of gold and lots of friendly encouragement in a well structured format. They lay on a fantastic spread for lunch which gets tucked into on two other minor breaks too. Just have to take your own leathers and ACU Gold Star helmet. Get a bunch of mates in a car and get the full Monty for just 120GBP/head ..... seriously good crack and come away with a brilliant new skill, which boosts road riding confidence no end. 10 out of 10 rating.
Regards, t (Lichfield)
How do I start Racing?????
So , you’ve been to a few meetings , had a chat with the racers and thought “ I fancy a go at that ! …..but don’t know how to get involved , what do I do ? “
Read on ,and all will be revealed !
Riders will fall into one of categories :.
National Pro Class - National Number Riders only.
Restricted Class - ‘R’ Plate Riders only.
Novice Class - for riders who have ridden less than 6 meetings or a rider who has never made a Thunderbike final. If he or she wishes to be upgraded before the 6 meetings are completed, they may apply for permission from STUK.
Thunderbike Class - as tec rules
Mini Bike Class - as tec rules
Junior Shorttrack Class - 7-11 yrs old, 65 two stroke/150 air cooled four stroke.
Inter Shorttrack Class - 11- 14 yrs old, 85 two stroke/230 four stroke.
At the very least , you can ride a bike with gears and a clutch ! Great , then you’re almost ready !
Or Call Shorttrack Office and ask if there is practice day coming up or any training sessions.
If you think at the end of the training session that Short Track racing is for you , you can then move onto the next stage.
Alternatively , a Thunderbike can be built pretty much from scratch . www.ebay.co.uk can be a useful resource .
Tip. Type in a variety of key words or phrases individually in the search function , such as
Paperwork and Registration
In 2013 the Flat Track Club racing scene in the UK will be run by the Dirt Track Riders Association, so for any budding new riders or already established riders wishing to ride in the summer months, this is the route to go, so follow the links to the DTRA website below.....