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Ups and Downs of Mini Bike Road Racing

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During 2013 I was out on the bike at least once a month, £25 for a entire day out on track was too good to say no to.

In 2013 a new race series started up, this was set by member of another UK series who decided to go it on their own, and set up a mini bike racing series "by riders, for riders":

http://www.nmrrc.co.uk/

Unfortunately during the 2013 summer series I was unable to race, but i did however agree to help by coming down and help during race days with gridding up, as well as doing some filming and editing for them, please see the two videos in the blog. The series has grown over the last two years, and is now televised on Motors TV, therefore, my services are no longer required, but yet, still appreciated. 

In November 2013, I got some money together and entered a round of the winter series at Whilton Mill, Daventry...... it was a wet, cold, miserable day, and it didn't end well. I crashed the bike several times and ended up having to have CT scan, such is racing. 

During 2014 i wasn't out on the bike very much, partly through money, and partly due to my confidence having taken somewhat of a hit. I kept in touch with the NMRRC team, as well as some of the riders and I managed to get out on an official test day in September 2014. I was awful at riding, but it didn't matter. I have never been made to feel more welcome. I have never known a sport where people are just glad to have you involved. It doesn't matter who you are, what level you ride at, as long as you have a bike, and are safe, you are always welcome. That day gave me my confidence back, and put me in the frame of mind to get back on the bike and ready for 2015. 

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I have ridden road bikes for a few years, but through work and everything I had to take a break.

2015 is my first full season in mini bike racing, i came into it as it is racing on a shoe string budget. I have no previous experience in racing, and so i'm learning from the ground up.

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