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 .
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.
Unfortunately there won't be any indoor dates while our primary venue completes building works and our reserve venue backed out. During the interim period we had planned to run just one or two events outdoors at speedway tracks and the initial ones filled immediately. Our winter schools fill quickly but as summer dates are a bit of an unknown, we will run further dates on a demand basis - if the demand is there, we will run them! So please register your interest, using the link below (training school new date) stating your prefered month and we will contact you if or when a date is added.
For a day's training with Steve Plater, Tristan Palmer, Taylor Mackensie or Pete Boast please check out the dates and customer comments above and ring 01673 878426 to check current availality. There may be some individual places left on dates which were specifically for group bookings, just ring for the latest info on dates above.
Occasionally places which have been booked do come available due to cancellations, so if you can only make a particular date, it is always worth giving us a call to check or get put on the reserves list.
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.....