Mid to Late Season

Published on 29th July 2017

It's been a couple of weeks since I did a blog mainly due to being really busy with the season in full swing.

Firstly an update on James's condition. He was in for another week of Chemotherapy and a central line putting in preparation for some stem cell harvesting next week. Again he is coping well with the chemo and feeling generally better than expected. All the signs are still as good as they could be, the latest scan showing reduction in the size of the tumours. Another scan is due next week. Unfortunately this has led to him being off your TV screens again and we have missed him on the track training days. Try as I might the briefings are just not as funny when I do them.

We have just received 100 JW69 bobble hats which should be on the website in the next few weeks £10 from every hat will go to cancer charities. RST are also creating a range of JW69 team clothing for us and I am expecting delivery of hoodies and polo shirts in the next few days

The track training days have been going well with the usual great feedback from riders and all our coaches enjoting being able to give there time to help people improve their riding. At Mallory park last week we had the full Mackenzie clan with Taylor and Taz coaching with Niall just hanging out enjoying his birthday. Happy birthday Niall !! 

 

We were at Croft yesterday thanks to a few extra days becoming available to us at the circuit. We really like Croft, a great, fast circuit with plenty of variety for coaching. Good facilities and friendly helpful staff make it easy for us to operate there. The weather was wet first thing so Steve Brogan did a classroom session so those not going out straight away could make the most of the time. Thankfully it dried out and the afternoon saw some great progression by riders. 

I was racing at the Barry Sheene meeting at Scarborough last weekend. It was an awkward meeting with delays on Saturday due to mist and oil on the circuit. I managed to get around in the senior, taking a few seconds of my previous best lap time and hanging on to the back of the field. It takes so long to learn Olivers Mount with such limited practice. During the whole race weekend I got only 20 laps in. 

Our instructors have been performing well. Dean Harrison had a dominant performance at the Southern 100. In BSB Dan Linfoot got a second place with Christian Iddon making a great return from injury and Richard Cooper smashed Stock 1000 at Brands.

Christian and Dan are riding the 8 hour at Suzuka this weekend I am sure they will do a great job. 

We still have some places left on the remaining track training days for this year so if you want to get on track with us book now to avoid disappointment. 

Drinkie

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