The last meeting, just before Christmas, was better. Five starts, five finishes and one third place in the biggest class on the beach. It wasn't without it tribulations though. One rear shock collapsed when the top eye screwed out, and the long-slung modified Harris silencer had enough of bumping on the deep ruts, but with help from Carl CFM and Anthony Co-Built (who came along to give support) we patched the bike up for the next race.
I took the kids and we even managed to get off the beach when others were getting stuck. I much prefer the DTRA, but the beach racers are a great bunch too. A good day for £35 entry fee (plus the club's annual membership). Find out more at Mablethorpe Sand Racing Club.
Anything and everything has raced the beach at one point or other. This Bonneville flies. The owner, Mark, has been racing here since he was a teenager. The Triumph might be a lump, but it often takes the holeshot.
Lining up for the road bike class. I'm on the far right of the grid. The guy in the hi-vis vest is the starter. He's in the middle of the grid. There are 10-12 bikes spread across the line, all trying to pick a spot without a massive trench. You can see one of the trenches near the bright green wheel.
The starter pulls a lever that lets the elastic bungee cord, that is stretched in front of the bikes, twang across. Then it's a quarter-mile drag race to the first corner and four laps of the oval.
These are the dates for future races. Racing starts about 1.5 hours after sign on and lasts 2-3 hours.
25th Jan - 9:00 am sign on
8th Feb - 9:00 am sign on
22nd Feb - 9:00 am sign on
8th Mar - 8:30 am sign on
22nd Mar - 8:30 sign on