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    riders4research Snetterton track day Friday 19th August 2011

    This event is now being held on Friday 19th August 2011

    Following on from my recent posts, the riders4research event originally planned for Thursday 18th August has now been moved to Friday 19th August 2011. The option to move the date became available & we felt the Friday may encourage more riders to want to take part. People will need to take less time of work to attend if travelling from a far & will have plenty of time to recover being the weekend will follow. Those already booked do not need to do anything, your future correspondence will show the new date, all you need to do is turn up on the right day!

    Snetterton 300 circuit
    3 groups. Novice, Intermediate & Advanced
    Only £115 per rider


    All profits raised from this event go to Cancer Research UK. To book your space click here:

    http://www.easytrack.co.uk/product/S...t_BSN180811NOV

    Brief reason why:

    6 years ago at the age of 24 I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer to my neck & nose. Had to endure a tough course of chemotherapy & radiotherapy which made me rather ill at the time & was a bit close to the dark side for my liking. As the consultant said, we have a problem & need to act fast, it’s all or nothing I’m afraid. At the time, getting out of bed was a struggle let alone the thought of throwing my leg over a bike again. Anyway 6 years later I’m still here, got a wonderful family behind me & am riding bikes again.

    The hardest part for me over the last 6 years apart fighting this disease myself, was losing my mum on 30th November last year at the age of 56 after a 7 year battle with breast cancer. She was the bravest person I knew, unless you knew, you’d of never have guessed she was ill & she fought till the bitter end. I’d like to think she, along with my dad made me the man I am today.

    I’ve been running riders4research events raising money for Cancer Research UK in the on & off-road world for the last few years, but for obvious reasons this year’s event means a little more to me. It’s something I organise by myself in my spare time for fun. Don’t make a penny out of it, it’s just my way of thanking & giving a little something back to those that helped me & tried to help my mum. It’s not going to change the world or find a cure for this awful disease but hopefully the money we raise can then go on to help others now & in the future.

    Cheers, Robbo

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    Afternoon all. Going to try & answer some of the questions that keep popping up, so here goes:

    We are planning to run 3 groups on the day with a max of 37 riders per group. 30 minute sessions for each group from 9am to 5pm, extended until 8pm if the option becomes available with an hour for lunch, so plenty of track time to be had!

    Easy Track run a very relaxed day, based on the final numbers & level of riders booked, will determine how many groups are actually run as we can mix it up a bit. Being Snetterton is a wide, long circuit, some other track day organisers have recently been running 200 riders over 4 groups, so limiting it to the numbers stated above you'll have plenty of room on track too

    Iím also going to get some t-shirts printed to sell on the day at signing on, so make sure your wallets are full. They will be £10 each & will look something like this



    If there are any riders that canít make the event but would like to contribute to the cause, Iíll happily take donations for Cancer Research UK via PayPal as gift using riders4research@hotmail.co.uk

    Iíve not had chance to catch up with the guys at Easy Track properly this week but last time we spoke there were only 13 riders booked in, we need 100+ to make the day a success so Iíve got my work cut out. Understand itís a way off & many of you wonít know your plans until nearer the time, but if you are free & want to attend please put my mind at rest & book up ASAP.

    Have a good weekend, Robbo

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    Hey Robbo,

    I havent booked yet mate. I've totally spent all this months money on doing the track bike up. Good news is though the bikes nearly finished just need to fit the rear brake and put all the fairings on.
    As soon as I get paid at the end of the month this will be the first thing on my list to book up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgermilk View Post
    Hey Robbo,

    I havent booked yet mate. I've totally spent all this months money on doing the track bike up. Good news is though the bikes nearly finished just need to fit the rear brake and put all the fairings on.
    As soon as I get paid at the end of the month this will be the first thing on my list to book up.
    Nice one dude, glad the bike is nearly their. Do I get a go, lol.

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    Apologies Iíve been missing in action on this for a while. The arrival of baby No.3 & the start up of my new business venture means Iím flat out 24/7 & just not had time to get on here.

    Anyway, hope youíre all keeping well?

    I caught up with Marcus at Easy Track at the end of last week. With just over a month to go, we are at about a third of where we need to be on bookings for this event. Would be nice if at the end of next week we had at least 75 riders on board, so come on guys. Donít matter if your black, white, male, female, fast or slow, this event is for a great cause & will only work with the support from you guys, the riders. It is going to be a cracking day out on a brilliant circuit with plenty of track time for all in a fun, safe environment.

    We are hoping to run into the evening until about 8pm. There will be no extra charge, those booked for the day can carry on until the sun sets. Itís just dependant on us getting the keys for the day, so I will keep you posted!

    It is open to anyone on any make machine so spread the word to all, Robbo.

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    Morning groovers, hope your weekís going ok, itís Friday, yeehah!

    Met up with the guys from Easy Track on Monday at Brands Hatch. With just under a month to go, space is filling up but we are not yet where we need to be to make the event a real success for Cancer Research UK. Weíve got flyers being dished out at upcoming track days & a few shameless plugs appearing in a few national publications & online this month, so hopefully weíll fill spaces soon enough.

    The best way to generate awareness of the event is word of mouth so Iím relying on you guys here. If you are (or know of anyone) thinking about booking up, please do so ASAP. Will put my mind at rest, lol, & last thing I want to be doing is turning riders from here away because weíre full.

    Have a great weekend. Robbo.

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    Afternoon, hope ya all good & keeping well.

    Just over one week to go, whoop whoop, god I’m excited, never done or been to Snetty before & can’t wait.

    Looking at the bookings, to make the day a real success for Cancer Research, we could do with another 35 riders. I know it’s a lot to ask at this late stage but if you’re thinking of booking in please do & if you know of anyone else away from the forum that may fancy it, please please please plug away for me.

    Yes, camping at the circuit is available. It’s free of charge but you must be there by midnight.

    Here’s to a great day. If you see me, ugly guy with Alpinestars leathers on a white Tuono, make sure you come say hi.

    I’ll be back with a final update on numbers before next Friday.

    Chow for now, Robbo.

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    So what's everyones movements for this then? Am going to stay the Thursday night in this place with me old man.

    www.brecklandlodge.co.uk

    Got to head home Friday night to be on kid duties Saturday!

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    Right,

    After 8 years with my current employer I have handed my notice in today as I start a new venture running my own Media Agency next month. Not sure if they will be keeping me on to work my months notice period yet or not, if not I will lose access to a phone & laptop for the duration of this week.

    So, if I don't appear on here again before Friday, here's to a great day for a great cause, thanks again for all your support, I couldn't have put this in place without you.

    For those staying at the Breckland Lodge (or those planning on stopping off for a drink or two) I’ll see you Thursday night. For those camping at the circuit or arriving on the day I’ll see you at the track early doors Friday morning!

    Robbo.

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    Afternoon people.

    Need 120 riders in total to make the day worthwhile, at last check we have 109 so need 11 more riders from somewhere?

    As mentioned before, plenty of track time for all, great track, great company, great cause. If waiting to see the weather forecast before booking is putting you off, don't let it http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/...16%202JU&day=2

    See you all Friday, whoop whoop. Robbo.

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    I personally guarantee the weather will be fine tomorrow. Wish I could come!

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    Well, what an absolutely fantastic day. I know changing the day from the Thursday to the Friday meant letting some people down but a blessing in disguise me thinks! Sun was shining all day, circuit was perfect, atmosphere electric, plenty of time on tack & not to many accidents.

    Huge thanks to Marcus & the Easy Track crew, the event wouldnít have been possible without you all. Meant to say this at the briefing but unusually for me, got stuck for words. Thanks to Stef & Claire of Tyres 4 Bikes for their donation & all those that partook in the raffle, hope the lucky winner enjoys their 3 free track days. The most important thanks though, goes to you guys, the riders as without out you it wouldnít of happened. I tried to get around to say hello to all but proved tricky being everyone was out on track at different times. If I got to say hi, was a pleasure to meet you, if I didnít, sorry but thanks so much for your support.

    Not sure yet on the total amount raised as waiting for Marcus to finalise but from what Iíve heard, along with the raffle & other donations we shouldnít be far off a £1000. Not bad for a day having fun clocking up the miles lap after lap eh!

    Once again, thanks to all that got involved, hope you enjoyed. Until the next one. Robbo.

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