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Enduro practice
Westwood 28thJan

Dirtbike Action kicks off 2012 with an Enduro practice day at the popular Westwood Woodland nearsBarnsley.

The track team have designed a new practice loop for the first of many practice events at Westwood, The course will be suitable for all abilities youth and adult. Starting at 10 am finishing at 3 pm you can ride as much as you want with no sessions you can get in some serious practice or just have some fun bike time, the venue is only a couple of minutes off the M1 at JNC36 and will be signed in with red arrows, As usual riders can book in online for £25 right up to 7 pm Friday 27th Jan www.dirtbike-action.co.uk Riders can also turn up and pay on the day at the normal rate £35. If you want more info phone 07557665647


Dirtbike-action are pleased to announce that after long negotiations with the forestry commission we have finally got the date for the third edition of the K2 rally the date is 9th/10thof June 2012.

We have a new sponsor Rock Oil the British based oil manufacturer will take the title to the event THE ROCK OIL K2 RALLY, we aim to make some subtle changes to what has already become a firm favourite on the rally scene, with its unique 65 mile lap comprising of gravel roads and forest trails ideal for those big rally bikes , for the smaller enduro and trail bikes we have enduro loops to keep you occupied add this to the excellent green field start area on the edge of the tourist town of Bellingham set in the Northumberland National park gives this rally the X factor!!

Entries for this event will soon be open with its new June date we expect the rally to fill quickly, as usual the rally forms part of the growing Big Bike Rally Challenge which through rider demand will run a separate championship for smaller capacity bikes, If you find time card enduro to hard but want something different to XC events this is the answer , got a big rally bike that hasn't been used in anger well now is your chance , keep checking back on www.dirtbike-action.co.uk  discounted online entries will be open very soon . If you would like more information on this event phone 07557665647 or Email krwnmt@aol.com , in the meantime enjoy the festivities and we will see you all in June .


Photos Chris Hudson

Dirtbike-action set out a challenging route for the final round of the NEEC at Roppa Moor plantation near Helmsley, 5 laps for championship and experts, 4 for clubman and 040, while the sportsman and over 50 tackled 3 laps, although the weather in the preceding week had been unkind with heavy rain Sunday was a fine day and as promised the forest stood up well to the conditions.

With the start and finish of the special test located at the start area along with refuelling, it gave the crews and spectators a chance to watch the action especially the tyres towards the end of the test, the test has been created using a 360 machine and then harrowed leaving a 7 foot wide flowing twisting trail through the trees with logs and tyres strategically placed, the test is similar in style and quality to the munjac.

As the championship riders returned off their first full lap of the helmsley going it was graham Jarvis on the flight husaberg first on to the test closely followed by Gavin houson and Michael Briggs. At the end of the first test graham had pulled a 8 second lead over gav and a 34 second lead over Michael Briggs , graham continued to build his lead on each of the next 3 test, on test 5 gav pulled out all the stops and was catching graham as the riders approached the tyres with only meters to the finish a rider got stuck on the last set of tyres graham squeezed over but gav's path was blocked giving graham a clean sweep of all the tests and victory .Richard Dakin won the expert class from the ever smiling Dave nellis . Mark houson took the 040 class win from mark Ritchie; it was good to see Nigel Hutchinson making a return after a long layoff with a knee injury ,he went on to win the 050 class. Talking to riders at the end it was clear that the test was one of the best in the series and enjoyed by most of the riders, next year in April Helmsley will be rounds 2 and 3 of the BEC as well as the opening rounds of the NEEC on a much bigger course with a new start area and campsite with full access to the test for spectators and crews. Results

Emson wins at Helmsley

Dirtbike-action team set out a compact enduro at Roppa moor plantation near Helmsley, with 2 time checks and a flowing special test, the course was testing with its winding trails and wider tracks through the trees , although the weather had been bad over the previous week and it rained during the event the course stood up well , with a good entry of expert riders ,it was a new comer to the expert class Reece Emson that stole the show winning the event with five consistent special test that gave him a narrow 2 second overall margin over the experienced Biff Smith , with Vince Harker third. in the clubman class it was the youthful john Bradford with 4 test all within 6 seconds of each other gave him a 34 second winning margin over Glen Broadhurst , in third place new to time cards was. Lewis Fast.

Gary Parr won the 040 class from Chesterfields John Boden, In the sportsman class Sam Brown was the man that stole the show with a good win in his first time card event with a slender 5 second margin over the ras sport boss Roy Palmer, Harrogate's Liam Radcliffe was third, Chris edge was the sole survivor in the over 50 class


The club were please with the support the event received and the positive comments from the riders, it was a good warm up event for the north of England enduro championship starts in spring, a big thanks to all the girls on the checks and test and to all the marshals who make these events possible. The next Enduro for Dirtbike Action is the 2nd round of the BEC and NEEC at Harwood in Northumberland ,regs out soon on www.dirtbike-action.co.uk

for details on the north of England enduro championship http://www.enduro-neec.org.uk