Stamina test at Foxborough
Riders from Sudbury Motorcycle Club will be looking to prove their staying power when the club’s annual Endurothon gets under way at Foxborough Quarry, Sible Hedingham on Sunday.
This is a nonstop six hour event with a Le Mans-type start with the competitors running to their machines with the championship class teams starting first at 9am.
They will be followed by the expert class then the clubman class and sportsman class.
After this the ironman (solos) class starts and they have to complete the full six hours by themselves.
It will be the usual method of lap scoring, however, another system will be used alongside this which will be transponder based.
Each rider will have a wristband and at the end of each lap they will swipe this against a receiver which sends a signal to the computer to record their progress.
This system was tried out last Sunday with the club reporting it proved successful, with the club having the intention of investing more in this equipment going forward.