- Last Updated: 12 December 2020 12 December 2020
The Pre-65 Motocross Club specialises in running and organising classic motorcycle scrambles in the East of England. Check out our race calendar for dates and if you are interested in becoming a member of the Pre-65 Motocross Club, then please head to the membership page for more information.
The club is adhering to Government and AMCA guidance during the Covid-19 outbreak. Unfortunately we are currently not able to allow spectators into any of our planned events. Please check the website for lastest news as we will be posting updates when anything changes.
It is likely that each event in 2021 will have their own set of unique rules for competitors and mechanics. Please check the entry regulations for the event you are interested in to ensure you are compliant.
- Last Updated: 15 April 2021 15 April 2021
The committee have been asked to confirm who can attend the meeting. We have consulted with the AMCA and they have advised that we need to keep as close as possible to the governments ‘Rule of 6’ principle. However, we also have to keep numbers reasonable and not allow uncontrolled mixing of groups.
To that end, we can allow one vehicle per rider. In the same vehicle you can bring members of your family or support bubble. No accompanying vehicles will be allowed and no spectators will be allowed. See UK Gov website for more information regarding travel https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers
At the meeting you will need to wear a facemask when not near your vehicle. You will be reminded a maximum of twice to refit your facemask. Further indiscretions, or refusal to follow the rules, could result in you being asked to leave the meeting immediately.
If you are not prepared to abide by these rules, please do not attend the meeting. Your entry fee will be returned if you wish to cancel up to 7 days before the meeting.
- Last Updated: 11 April 2021 11 April 2021
- Last Updated: 04 February 2021 04 February 2021
The Pre65 Club Committee wanted to share with you our thoughts on when we can next run a meeting.
We obviously need to wait until the authorities say we can go ahead. That means the UK government, local council(s) and our governing body the AMCA. The AMCA insures all our meetings, covering Competitors, Officials and Spectators which includes mechanics and family members.
Once we get the go-ahead from them, we still have other challenges to face. We must have suitable medical cover. At the moment the medical teams we normally deal with are already working long hours supporting the country. They are either unavailable or not keen to work on a rare day off. They also have to consider the increased risks to themselves, and us, when mixing with additional people, close-up and personal.
We will need support from a large group of officials, most of which need to be qualified and/or trained to do the role. The majority of those available are in one or more Covid “At Risk” groups due to age or health conditions. They maybe “up for it” but that doesn’t mean it would be right to subject them to extra risk.
We also wanted to factor in the conditions. On a warm sunny day, the risk of cross-infection will be much lower than a cold, dank day when everyone is huddling close together. The later we leave it the better chance of suitable weather.
Finally, on the subject of Covid19, we the club have a duty of care to everyone that attends our meetings. This covers everything already mentioned, but it also includes other factors we need to consider, such as; the difficulty in keeping a distance during track setup/tear down. Is it right that we encourage people to mix from wide-spread parts of England and Wales. Should we be running an event that could result in one or more people needing hospitalisation.
All of this is on top of the usual problems that the Committee has to deal with, such as weather affected tracks, funding of events, consideration to local residents, etc.
Sorry for such a long message, and well done if you got this far, but in short this is a complicated problem and we are trying our best to make the right decision. We are of course open to ideas and thoughts, but at the end of the day the Committee are responsible and will make the best decision we can.
Please bear with us and rest assured we will get back racing as soon as sensible and ‘safe’ for all concerned.
- Last Updated: 25 April 2019 25 April 2019
To comply with the AMCA rulebook every rider must have a 2kg fire extinguisher in their vehicle.
AMCA stewards will be performing random checks throughout the year so please ensure you have an extinguisher at every meeting. Also consider displaying it in a prominent position to help the stewards and make it easy to find in an emergancy.
- Last Updated: 05 November 2019 05 November 2019
Please ensure you have the correct number plate colour and race number colour on your bike for every meeting. These will be checked during technical inspection.
The colours are:
- Pre 60 bikes - white background with black numbers
- Pre 65 bikes - black background with white numbers
- Pre 68 bikes - blue background with white numbers
- Pre74 bikes (1968-1973) - red background with white numbers
This is as per the AMCA rule book.
- Last Updated: 28 November 2019 28 November 2019
In order to reduce the administrative burden on the AMCA of sorting those that have a current membership and those that do not, you will need to first apply for Club membership. Once you have received your membership receipt, you should then apply for your AMCA licence.