Hockey claims another title

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SUDBURY Motorcycle Club member Chris Hockey has once again won the championship class of the Eastern Centre EMG Motor Group Enduro Solo Championships.

Hockey has been competing for many years sometimes in other continents representing Great Britain winning gold and silver medals.

Other Sudbury members in the final placings were fourth Jamie Roper, fifth Steve Mason and seventh Ricky Roper.

In the experts class Craig Roper finished second and Sam Toy third while in the clubman class Kelvin Vant finished third and Nigel Ross fifth.

Again there was success for Sudbury Club riders in the Bowers Motor Cycles Two Man Enduro Championship with Chris Hockey winning the championship class partnered by expert class rider 24-year-old Sam Toy.

This year Hockey has taken Toy under his wing, teaching and training him on the track and this has paid dividends as Toy has beaten the top championship riders. Steve Mason and Jamie Roper finished sixth and only competed in two of the six rounds.

In the expert class, vice chairman Jeff Sharp, partnered by Tim Ford, finished fifth, and in sixth place were Andy Quorn and Stewart Kerridge.

At the last round, clubman class rider Matt Rampton made his debut as an adult rider shortly after his 16th birthday and rode in the expert class with his father Les and finished 11th.

In the clubman class Dean Curry and Kelvin Vant finished a worthy sixth.

The Sudbury club is now making plans for the first two events in 2011, Endurothon on March 13 and the Dave Roper Memorial Moto Cross on April 10.

Further announcements will be made at the annual dinner on January 22 and at the annual general meeting on Thursday, January 27.

It is going to be another jubilee year for the club as it held its first events in 1961 — a sporting trial, a scramble and a grass track.