Motocross club to stay put for future

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Future Halstead and District Motorcycle Club motocross meets will still go ahead as planned after the land at Wakes Colne was taken on by a new owner.

With their upcoming meet planned for September 4 for the British Sidecarcross Championships, members were unsure of the future for the group but their fears have been put at ease by chairman Keith Weavers.

He said: “The land at Little Loveney Hall has been sold after the previous owner moved away but there should be no changes to us.

“The new owners know nothing about motocross but they are allowing us to continue as planned for the foreseeable future.”

The club will continue to have use of the motocross circuit for future years, and they will meet their new hosts at the September meet.

Celebrating their 90th anniversary as a club this year, plans for a celebration event have been put on hold during the switchover.

Mr Weavers said: “We didn’t know what was going to happen with the sale, we were in limbo, so we haven’t got anything planned to celebrate but perhaps we’ll do something later in the year.”

Practice will begin at 10am on September 4 for the British Sidecarcross Championships, with the first race kicking off at 11.30am.

Tickets are available on the gate for the September event, costing £10 for adults and under 12’s go free.

This Saturday and Sunday, the motocross nationals will also take place at Wakes Colne with top riders from across the country descending for round five of the series.

Crowds will watch as riders ranging from youths to Pro’s on take part in the action. Admission costs £10 and the racing starts at 11am.