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    2011 riders4research event update - track day?

    Well hello all. Some of you may remember me (was rsvr robbo), some may not as not been on here since the site crashed. Tried to register twice over the last few months but wouldn't let me for some reason? Third time lucky eh!

    Anyway, I'm back & ready to rock on roll so thought i'd put the feelers out for this years riders4research event which is something I've run over the last few years on my own in my spare time for fun raising money for Cancer Research UK

    This years event means a lot to me personaly as yes I suffered with cancer 5 years ago at the age of 24 (just find it nice to give something back to those that helped me in the hope it may help others now & in the future) but I lost my mum on 30th November 2010 at the age of 57 after a 7 year battle with the disease.

    Last yearís successful riders4research ride-out event was to watch the BSB at Silverstone. Was a great day (couple of pics at the end of the thread) so considered doing something similar this year to watch the WSB at Silverstone, but the interest does not seem their this time. So, Iíve gone back to the drawing board & my original plan that I wanted to do last year of running a track day in which all profits will go to Cancer Research UK.

    I promoted a track day get together for Ape riders at Cadwell Park 2 weeks ago on a few forums just for kicks (not here as couldn't god damn register). Went down well & over the months leading up to the event I got to know the guys behind Easy Track (the organisers) pretty well so they are now behind me on this 100% & are willing to help out big time. Date, cost & venue TBC but from our recent talks a
    Friday during July / August at the Snetterton 300 for £90-£100 is on the cards

    Judging by the turn out to the recent Cadwell Park shindig, there are a few riders out their keen to do track days, we should have the weather on our side & being itís all for a good cause Iím sure peeps would be eager to put themselves out for it

    From the comments made on the Cadwell Park threads, I know there are some track day virgins keen to pop their cherry but struggling to commit / cross that threshold. Track days suit all levels of rider in a safe environment. You can push yourself & your bike just that little bit more than on the road & I guarantee youíll be smiling like a Cheshire cat after lap 1. Iím shite, only done a couple but keep wanting more.

    The guys at Easy Track are in contact with some of the big names in the superbike world & will be actively speaking to them with the intention of getting them to join / ride with us for the day!

    Iím hoping we can make this event work & it would be good to have a few guys head up the day before to make a night of it. Remember, itís all for Charity, all about fun & meeting like minded people doing something we all enjoy so watch this space.

    Cheers, Robbo








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    OK, I have a bit more of an update regarding the 2011 riders4research event

    It will be held on Thursday 18th August at the all new Snetterton 300 circuit.

    I am waiting for the guys at Easy Track to set up the booking page & to confirm the actual price. They have approached MSV to explain what this charity bash is for to see if they can obtain a discounted hire cost, it will be at best £99 & at worst £119 per rider for the day.

    Long & short of it is we need as close to 90 riders in total to make any kind of profit to donate to Cancer Research UK. The day will be split into 2 or 3 groups dependant on level of experience, so plenty of track time for all. Anyone who has experienced an Easy Track event before will vouch for this along with how well the day is run.

    I’d love to get a few first time track day virgins involved to pop your track day cherry in a very safe environment for a great cause. Those that say track days aren’t for them, probably haven’t done one & trust me when I say you don’t know what you’re missing, you will be smiling from ear to ear like a Cheshire cat after lap one. Right up to the other end of the scale. If your 100th track day on a race prepped machine, Aprilia or not, everyone’s welcome

    I plan to promote this on the Aprilia forums only at first, the booking page for the day will be exclusive to us & we will have a 5 week window to get involved . If space fills up, great, if not it will be promoted elsewhere by Easy Track & myself to make up the numbers needed. So come on guys, don’t let distance be our downfall! It doesn’t matter whether you are based in Scotland, Ireland, Wales or England, their is nothing stopping you booking a £19 a night travel lodge & making a few days of it, I will be.

    Again, I have the backing & support from Griff at Aprilia Performance for this year’s event. He will be joining us for the day & as always will be pushing hard for potential attendees that use his services, bike related or not

    Once I have all details I will start a new thread with all information, just posted the confirmed date & venue on here for you to get in your diaries.

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    ROBO

    i've tracked you down....

    Googled Riders4Research and it got me here....

    Roadbikes now then? had enough of the dirt did you?

    on a serious note to all other readers Rob is doing a outstanding job in raising the profile and fubds to help fight against cancer, the event i have been involved with Rob have been great and are well worth getting involved with....You will Love it

    Living the Life ---- Great Job Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by myquad View Post
    ROBO

    i've tracked you down....

    Googled Riders4Research and it got me here....

    Roadbikes now then? had enough of the dirt did you?

    on a serious note to all other readers Rob is doing a outstanding job in raising the profile and fubds to help fight against cancer, the event i have been involved with Rob have been great and are well worth getting involved with....You will Love it

    Living the Life ---- Great Job Rob
    Hello stranger, how's you? PM sent

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