For 2011 NMCC’s Wild & Woolly Boxing Day Charity scramble is moving to a new venue. The 86th running of the world’s oldest surviving motorcycle race will this year take place at Airfield Farm, Market Harborough LE16 7QX. The charity race has been held almost every Boxing Day since 1917 in or around Blisworth village in Northamptonshire. This year however the tenant at the current venue has become unwilling to host the event and the water crossings have been seriously damaged by repeated 4×4 activity. With no alternative track near the village becoming available in time, the club has had no alternative but to look further afield.
With its excellent access and parking for spectators, Airfield Farm will make a perfect replacement. The track’s owner Steve Harrison was delighted to host the historic event in which he’s competed many times. Around the motocross track there are plenty of wet ditches and open land that can be incorporated into the track. The change of venue should prove a new challenge to all the competitors in the traditional 1 hour race, and will hopefully continue to draw big crowds of spectators. Admission as always is free, though charity donations are encouraged. All proceeds are distributed to charities and worthy causes in the immediate vicinity. Practise starts at 10am, the race gets underway at 11am.
For a chance to compete in this year’s race, riders should ring Marge on 01604 768812 or visit the club website www.nmcc.co.uk. Priority as always goes to club members.
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