Notice is hereby given to all members that the Annual General Meeting of the Wirral 100 Motor Club will be held on Tuesday 21st November 2023, 8pm to 10pm at The Burley Dam (meeting room 1), New Chester Rd, Childer Thornton, Wirral CH66 1QW to conduct the following business
• President’s Address
• Minutes of the 2022 AGM
• Secretary’s Report
• Road Race Secretary’s Report
• Chief Marshal’s Report
• Treasurer’s Report
• Social Secretary’s Report
• Subscriptions and Honoraria
• Election of Officers and Officials / Committee / Auditors
The club is run voluntarily so we are always looking to welcome members to assist the running of the club or on to the committee.
If you or you know of someone who is willing to help, please don’t be shy in coming forward.
Please send committee nominations to the club Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 13th November.
We are pleased to announce that we are currently planning to again run a full season of race meetings in 2024.
Unfortunately, there have been delays in the finalisation and publication of other clubs’ calendars, including BSB, and with the necessity of avoiding date clashes with other events at Oulton Park and Anglesey, and Tonfanau, Aintree and Three Sisters, it is not possible to finalise our calendar yet.
However, we can confirm the following provisional dates:
Oulton Park – Saturday 20th April
Anglesey – Saturday & Sunday 22nd & 23rd June
Oulton Park - Saturday 10th August
Potential clashes with other local race events have meant that we and the circuit are needing to re-consider our ‘traditional’ dates at Anglesey and this exercise is ongoing.
Riders have also been asking for the club to extend its activities to other circuits and we are currently investigating the possibility of having an exploratory meeting in 2024 at either Cadwell Park or Donington Park. Whether this happens will depend on the financial viability of such a venture, the timing of the event, and, most importantly, the overwhelming support of the riders, the officials, and the marshals.
We will publish our final Calendar as soon as we are in a position to do so; in the meantime, we thank everyone - riders, officials, marshals and circuit-owners for their support in 2023 and hope that this support, and more, continues in 2024.
Club membership forms for 2023 can be downloaded from the Downloads section on the Club website, and we would urge all members, and especially riders to re-join as soon as possible, so that the new type of licences (see below) can be applied for and received in good time for the start of the 2023 season.
The ACU’s has recently introduced a new Members’ System & Club Management Platform in conjunction with Sport80, a world-renowned provider of sports management systems. The system is now live, and existing licence-holders should have received an email that includes a link to set a password and access their existing ACU details. Riders can then apply online (and pay) for their 2023 race licences; this application will include the usual medical questionnaire, etc.
It follows that riders and licenced officials will still have had to join an ACU affiliated club (hopefully Wirral Hundred) before their licences can be issued, and the ACU will contact the club (Helen Smith in our case) to confirm that the membership is valid. Once this is confirmed, the individuals will receive an e-licence for their smartphone; alternatively a PDF version of the licence will be provided to be downloaded and printed off. Plastic licences will no longer be used.
Helen Smith has been liaising closely with the ACU over the introduction of this new system, and would be pleased to assist anyone experiencing problems in obtaining their licence – she can be contacted on 07936 098723 or via email email@example.com
Sat 24th June (Race Day) – Oulton Park
Sat / Sun 29th / 30st July – Anglesey Coastal Circuit
Sat/Sun 23rd /24th September – ‘Anglesey Grand’ – International Circuit
Date change – please note that the date of the final race meeting of the season (the ‘Anglesey Grand’) has been brought forward by two weeks from its traditional early October weekend.
The W100 Championship classes for 2023 are as follows:-
1. Powerbikes – four-cylinder machines over 700cc, twin-cylinder machines over 916cc (excluding Ducati V2), manufactured 2012 to present. No tyre restrictions.
With sub-class, depending on entries, for machines produced in the period 1998 to 2011 (‘Powerbikes – Pre’).
2. Club Supersport – Production-based machines 600cc 4-stroke 4-cylinder and 675cc 4-stroke 3-cylinder, produced since 2010, also including latest 636cc 4-cylinder, 765cc 3-cylinder and Ducati 1000cc 2-cylinder (V2). No tyre restrictions.
With sub-class for early injected machines, manufactured 2000 to 2010 (‘Club Supersport – Pre’).
3. 820cc Twins, twin-cylinder machines up to 820cc, including Junior Supersport. Treaded or slick tyres, apart from treaded tyres only for Junior Supersport machines. (Races to include BMWF900R machines on a non-Championship basis.)
4. 100 – 500cc Allcomers, with no tyre restrictions. Includes 125cc/250ccGP & Moto3/BTC (treaded or slick tyres), Junior Supersport (treaded tyres).
With sub-classes, depending on entries, for Honda CB500 and Formula 400 production-based machines (treaded tyres).
5. Pre-Injection over 500cc, machines over 500cc with a carburettor; no other restrictions.
6. Golden Era Supersport – pre-2004 Supersport machines (600cc 4-cylinder & 750cc 2-cylinder), including later versions if the models remained basically unchanged. Treaded or slick tyres.
7. Forgotten Era & Classic Bikes up to 500cc – Forgotten Era - 1972 to 1992 machines (pre-1996 for 125cc GP machines).
With sub-class, depending on entries, for Classic Bikes (4-strokes to 1968; 2-strokes to 1972).
8. W100 Open Challenge – Anglesey 30 minute races; Oulton Park (April) 20 minute race. Machines for 600cc & over. Limited to 20 teams of two. No refuelling, no re-starts for fallers. (1 race per day.)
9. W100 PreNational Cup – for Novice, Intermediate Novice and Clubman licence-holders, riding machines over 600cc. (I race per day.)
10. Open Sidecars – for all three-wheeler outfits.
The main changes for 2023 are:
(a) the W100 Open Challenge – longer races for 600cc bikes and over, teams of two with results decided on aggregate.
(b) the capacity limit for Twins to be increased from 700cc to 820cc, in line with other clubs.
(c) to actively encourage riders of CB500’s to enter our meetings, with a separate championship if entries warrant this.
(d) new W100 PreNational Cup races for those with race licences below National
ACU British F2 Sidecar Championships – For the 16th year we are again delighted to be hosting the ACU British Formula 2 Sidecar championships and in 2023 they will be with us twice - at Oulton Park in June and at Anglesey in July.
FSRA Pre-Injection Sidecar Championships - for several years we have also been organising rounds of the emerging FSRA Pre-injection Sidecar championships, running with the W100 Open Sidecar races and in 2023 we will be pleased to see them three times - at Oulton Park in April and at Anglesey in July and September.
GP Originals – For the fourth year, we will be hosting a round of the GP Originals series at Oulton Park, this time in June. This series is a big boost for post-classic enthusiasts and is for 2-stroke GP machines manufactured in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Full details of the series, eligibility and the technical regulations are available at www.gporiginals.co.uk.
ACU 50cc Championship – For the second time we hope to welcome competitors in the ACU 50cc Championship, with planned rounds at Oulton Park in June and at Anglesey in July. The 50’s will be joined on the grid by competitors on production-based four-strokes competing for the national Streetstock 125 Trophy.
David Swallow Memorial Race – This race for single-cylinder classic bikes is again planned to be run at the Oulton Park meeting in April. With the continuing support and encouragement of Bill Swallow and with no obvious classic bike date clashes this year, there is every prospect of a full grid.
Unfortunately date clashes will prevent the Lansdowne Trophy series being with us in 2023
We are delighted to confirm that the following trophy sponsors have so far indicated their support for 2023:
AS RACING has been a part of our paddock scene for some years now providing a paddock tyre supply & fitting and suspension advice service; it will again sponsor the awards for the Club Supersport class. Proprietor Craig Thompson and his team are already well known within the W100 racing fraternity and the Club asks everyone to give them their support. They promise to have a range of tyres available at each meeting, but point out that ‘Pre-Order’ is the only real way not to be disappointed. Craig can be contacted via facebook, or via email at Asracing105@yahoo.com, or by phone at 07947 352236
CARL ROBERTS & EMJESS RACING will again be the trophy sponsors of the Powerbikes class. Carl, a former regular racer, former committee member and trials observer with W100, and now a part-time racer, general advisor and rider sponsor continues to give us this most welcome support.
RACESPARESUK, the go-to provider of racing bikes and spares, based in Ormskirk, join us for the first time as sponsors of the Golden Era Supersport class. Welcome and thank you.
CHRIS FORSTER, a former sidecar racer and still a great enthusiast for three wheels, continues his personal sponsorship of the W100 Open Sidecars trophies. Once again Chris, big thanks from the sidecar brigade.
ANGLESEY VANS, owned by friend of the W100 paddock Caskie Owen and based at Trac Mon, continue and will sponsor the W100 Open Challenge races.
CLWYD HEATING, whose trucks and vans have housed the Jones family in our paddocks for many years, step forward as new sponsors for the W100 PreNational Cup races. Again, welcome and thank you.
There may be other trophy sponsors in the pipeline and details will be published in due course.
We will of course be delighted to hear from other organisations or persons interested in supporting any of our championship classes as trophy sponsors – just £60 per event (£300 for the season) and the championship title is yours.
We are once again hoping to use our online system for marshals’ and officials’ availability in 2023, and all are requested please to go to https://forms.gle/mMozxujapigmJGYYA and complete the online form.
Racing, of course, cannot take place unless we have sufficient marshals and officials, and we are always keen to recruit newcomers, male or female, experienced or not experienced. You may already attend our race meetings and wish to get more involved. Don’t be shy, step forward - you will be made to feel very welcome.
We will be running a Marshals’ Training Day on Sunday 26 February 2023 at the Anglesey Circuit. It is hoped that all marshals attend a training session at least every three years; although not compulsory, training can only help for us all to maintain a higher standard of operation. Anyone interested in joining the team or simply in obtaining more initial information, should contact Dave Edwards, the Club’s Chairman and Chief Marshal (contact details below), or any officer or committee member. Thank you.
Having regard to the General Data Protection Regulations, the Club has published a Privacy Notice for Riders, Officials, Marshals and Other Members. This Notice appears in the Downloads section of this website.
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CHAIRMAN: Dave Edwards
VICE CHAIRMAN: Hefin Smith
GENERAL SECRETARY – TBC
TREASURER / ROAD RACE CO-ORDINATOR – Dave Francis, Apt 8 Parkgate House, Greenway, Parkgate, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 6XG (tel – 0151 336 4940)
ROAD RACE SECRETARY – Helen Smith, Kerrowmoar, 18 Y Maes, Denbigh, LL16 3JR (tel – 07936 098723; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
ROAD RACE CHIEF MARSHAL – Dave Edwards, 16 Crosthwaite Ave, Eastham, Wirral, CH62 9DG (tel – 0151-327 4399 or 07801 539214; email: email@example.com)
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER – Martin Crook (tel - 07423 056280; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
RIDERS’ LIAISON OFFICER – Paul Brandon, 41 Hawarden Way, Mancot, Flintshire, CH5 2EL (tel – 01244 950922; email: email@example.com)
SOCIAL SECRETARY – Cheryl Reid, 41 Hawarden Way, Mancot, Flintshire, CH5 2EL (mobile tel – 07771 606049; email firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRESIDENT: Margaret Dewsnap
VICE PRESIDENTS: John Barnett, Joe Edwards, Pete Kelly, John Watkin
COMMITTEE: All above plus Jimmy Aspinall, Neil Broughton, Steve Jones, James Labdon, Gary Uttley & Andy Wilmore.