Connect with us

British Championship

PREVIEW //British Championship Fires back into life at Lyng!

All you need to know about the second round of the Revo series in Norfolk.



This Sunday sees the Revo ACU British Motocross Championships resume hostilities at the classic Norfolk venue of Cadder’s Hill, Lyng. Five weeks on from the previous round at Oakhanger, we recap the British scene so far, what’s happened since, and who to look for on Sunday.

Words: Ben Rumbold | Featured Image:

As seems to be customary these days, the postponed Round 2 from Canada Heights will still be called “Round 2” and this weekend’s race still called “Round 3”, but either way, you haven’t missed that second round, it is still in the TBC column as to when it can run again. There’s no doubt that it’s been a scrappy start to the British calendar, with the Michelin MX Nationals shifting dates to run after the Revo series at Oakhanger, rather than before it, then both championships being forced to delay their second round. Canada Heights was supposed to run on the 2nd of April, and delayed due to heavy rain, whilst the Michelin MX Nationals has been wrestling with another new venue, Monster Mountain in South Wales, that has had its preparation delayed due to, you guessed it, heavy rain. Those problems have also caused the Bridgestone Masters series to make a change to its calendar, and all-in-all since the two Oakhanger races it’s just been The Huck Cup on Good Friday and last weekend’s Bridgestone Masters opener at Preston Docks which have allowed the British Elite to stretch their legs on home soil.

In contrast, several riders have taken advantage of reduced entry fees for MXGP Wildcards and enjoyed some European action instead. Conrad Mewse scored points at the Swiss MXGP, although with his practise pace he was probably disappointed with finishing 17th and being a lap down on the leaders. John Adamson raced in both Switzerland and the MXGP of Trentino at the famous Pietramurata circuit, where he was joined by Chambers Racing’s Tom Grimshaw.  Both men made the races they entered, as it was possible to not actually qualify for once in recent MXGP history, but they also suffered with crashes and didn’t make the top 20 for points.

One of our most promising younger riders, Bobby Bruce, fared slightly better with points in both races at Trentino after acclimatising to the pace in Switzerland. Strangely he wasn’t joined in the race by British Championship leader Isak Gifting, presumably due to getting his new team fully sorted after the rush of lining up for Oakhanger.

The best of our youth riders to tackle the EMX classes, namely Alfie Jones, Ollie Colmer, and James Barker in the 250s, all race the adult MX2 series in the UK and battled outside the top 20 at Trentino.  125cc Youth rider Reece Jones got close to points with 22nd in the second EMX125 moto.  One to watch if he can keep digging away!

Aside from the overseas action, the Crendon Fastrack boys, Mewse and Josh Gilbert, carved up the Bridgestone Masters races between them at Preston Docks last weekend, and finished 1-2 at The Huck Cup on the closest thing to hard-pack they’ve seen since Arenacross. The SC Sporthomes Husqvarna squad of Miro Sihvonen and Evegeny Bobryshev packed in behind the Hondas at Preston Docks. Yes, Bobryshev is back, and you can read an interview with him here: INTERVIEW // Evgeny Bobryshev ready for racing return at Lyng! – MX Vice

So with defending champion Tommy Searle laying low to recover from his rib injuries from Oakhanger, and Harri Kullas doubtlessly working on the new Yamaha that they had very limited testing on, it’s gonna be tight at the top for MX1 around the choppy Lyng circuit. Mewse loves the place, and after he dominated the Michelin MX Nationals opener at Oakhanger it could be difficult to bet against him, with the only possible weakness being his starts. The notoriously tricky left-right sweeping first corners at Lyng have caused many a pile-up through the years and without a good jump, any rider is going to struggle.  The tight circuit is also difficult for overtaking, although Mewse’s supreme speed could compensate for that. Bobryshev is saying that the speed is coming back faster than his fitness, but with a good start he could hold on well and a podium could well be possible, even predicted by my podcast partner Bradley Wheeler.

Searle & Kullas split the motos here last year, each race going the way of the first lap leader, although there was a cracking scrap for 3rd, which went to Jake Nicholls in what was to be his last full-time race as a pro.  Gilbert and Shaun Simpson were on the same points so should be right up there again.  But the supporting cast is stronger than ever, with Grimshaw & Adamson keen to prove their GP experience has improved their pace, while James Carpenter, Tristan Purdon, Liam Knight, Ashton Dickinson, and Brad Todd are all hungry to improve on their results from the opening round.  Todd in particular told MX Vice this week that he is a particular fan of the Norfolk sands. Listen to him talk it through with us here: The Great British Motocross Show – Brad Todd

British Championship

Bickers to supply UK market with Alpinestars



This is great news for UK motocross dealers, who can now order Alpinestars Boots and Protection for the motocross and enduro community.

Full PR:
Bickers are pleased to announce a new partnership with Alpinestars, from 2024 Bickers will be a
newly appointed distributor of Alpinestars Off-Road range of MX, Enduro and Trials footwear and

Alpinestars has been redefining protection for motorcyclists ever since the company was established
in 1963. Commitment to innovation has led Alpinestars to become the world-leading manufacturer
of professional motorsport racing products, motorcycling airbag protection, high-performance
apparel, technical footwear, and helmets. Alpinestars understands that the best design and research
is achieved under extreme conditions. Their involvement in Formula 1, NASCAR, MotoGP, World
SBK, AMA Supercross and Motocross, MXGP, Dakar and more has led to the creation of the most
advanced technical equipment for the racing world’s top athletes.

Bickers and Alpinestars will be working together in the UK and Ireland (via Bickers Dornan) to create
an industry leading integrated sales program, reaching the Bickers dealer network; carrying stock in
2 strategic locations in the UK and Ireland to ensure next day delivery on all items.
Stock is in the UK and available now, to see the range visit or

Chris Hillard (Alpinestars Communications Manager)

Alpinestars are pleased to welcome Bickers as a distributor of our MX/Off-Road range in the UK and
Ireland. With their proven record in offering next day service to dealers; we see Bickers as a logical
partner to add to our already strong network of Dealers and Distributors in the region. With focus on
offering keystone hard goods from our range; namely Footwear and Protection. Central to our plan,
inside July/August 2024 Bickers will also become an Official Alpinestars repair and service center for
MX Goods, with the aim of increasing efficiency for our UK/Ireland based racers and customers
moving ahead, and we look forward to developing this partnership.

Derek McMartin (Bickers)
“Bickers are extremely excited to be able to service and sell Alpinestars Range of Off-Road Footwear
and Protection and cannot wait to start offering these great products to our dealers”
To see what Bickers offer, please go to
You can visit the Full Range at Alpinestars direct

Picture – KTM Group

Continue Reading

Breaking News

NPC 2024 IS ON! All eyes are on Oakhanger.



Oakhanger will host the first round of the NPC series this weekend. Gulf Racing Fuels, which will support the series for the next three years, will be in attendance. The line looks impressive, while entry lists are still being worked on. Starting a series from scratch is always hard, but trying to do that in a recession and with industry budgets at an all-time low is even more challenging. The guys behind the NPC have been working around the clock to make this happen.

MX1 and MX2 classes will provide some exciting racing with this at the weekend. MX1 will see Tristan Purdon, Brad Todd, Jamie Carpenter, Carlton Husband, Tom Grimshaw, John Adamson, Dan Thornhill, Chalie Putnam, and Aaron Patstone lining up. MX2 will offer some great racing with Charlie Cole, Charlie Heyman, Ollie Colmer, Ben Mustoe, Glen McCormick, Callum Mitchell, Syd Putnam, Ben Franklin, Harvey Cashmore and Liam Bennet all looking to get some hours in the bank racing.

Justin Barclay and Alfie Smith have produced a stunning track for riders to compete on. As I’m typing this update, more British riders are signing up, and they will be confirmed every day leading up to what will be a historical event. I say historical because I believe this series will go from strength to strength and offer one of the best championships in the UK and, hopefully, Europe.

The Acerbis is cancelled this weekend, so places at the NPC are filling up fast. There are four groups, and wildcards are still available in each group.

Entries for the event can be accessed here:

Continue Reading

British Championship

Andrew Short confirmed for the 2024 VMXdN at Foxhill

No Short measures for Team USA



The promoters for the annual VMXdN Foxhill have announced that former factory HRC, KTM Factory Racing and Monster Energy Yamaha rider Andrew Short will be racing at the legendary Wiltshire Grand Prix circuit over August bank holiday weekend (August 22nd-26th) as part of the American squad.

Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Supplied

Short has had a stellar sixteen-year pro career, during that time, he earned over 50 podium finishes and nine wins, he is also one of the nicest guys you could wish to meet. One of his personal highlights was being part of the American Team that won the 2010 Motocross of Nations held in his home state of Colorado. 

After he retired from professional motocross at the end of 2016, Short then worked as a team advisor and brand ambassador for Factory Honda HRC before making a big transition to compete in rally racing and take on the ultimate rally race – the Dakar.

After a steep learning curve, he was able to become competitive in rally and even took his first win at the 2019 Rallye du Maroc, a leadup to the 2020 Dakar. He raced for the Rockstar Husqvarna team as well as the Monster Energy Factory Yamaha rally teams.

After a nasty injury while riding at home, he is now back to full fitness and bang up for the challenge that is Foxhill, the greatest 2-stroke event in the world. Short will race a 2002 YZ 250 built and maintained by the crew at DocWob. Team USA won the inaugural event in 2022 and finished 3rd behind Team GB and Team Northern Ireland in 2023. 

The race is already creating a huge buzz with new and returning legends being announced weekly, it really is a whos’ who of the sport through the golden heydays of the 90’s and 00’s era.

Labelled by RacerX magazine as “the Woodstock of two strokes” the event simply goes from strength to strength.

With ticket sales up year on year, the promoters have been blown away at the response to the event and are urging spectators to purchase tickets asap. Could this be the first outdoor motocross event in the UK to be ticket only? Camping passes will be capped at last year’s numbers as simply putting it – it was full!

Ensure your place at the most anticipated event on the British MX calendar by booking early.

Saturday, Sunday, Weekend and Camping passes are available at

Keep up to date with all the VMXdN Foxhill news

Love what we do? Please read this article as we try to raise £30,000.

Continue Reading