Monday, 12 July 2010
CCM Flat Track Experience - places available
If all these photos of UK short track are whetting your appetite, making you want to dip your toe in the go fast, turn left pool, then the first step is attending Europe's only flat track school - the CCM Flat Track Experience. Some of the best racers in the UK (including current UK and European Champion, Peter Boast - that's him below) are the instructors. First you're taught the basics on 150cc minibikes (Sammy Halbert still practices on 150s all winter), then in the afternoon get to ride CCM FT35 full size 450cc flat trackers, finishing off the day with a race against your fellow students (the shot above is from a recent school. These are the students, not the instructors).
This is exactly the same way Chris Carr taught a class of racers when he came over last year.
Sideburn reader Guy Sutherland did the school a couple of months ago, bought a KTM and was racing, and in the mix, this weekend. He didn't stop smiling all weekend and he'd never raced a thing in his life before.
There are a few places left on the next Buxton, Derbyshire school on July 25. Go to CCM Flat Track Experience for more details.
If you do book, please tell them you saw the school on Sideburn's blog. GI
Photo: Dan Walsh