Guy Martin and Motocross .

AgriiMark

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Arable Farmer
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Worcestershire
Fair play to guy. His passion is most things with an engine and is giving the motocross community back something good. To many tracks are getting closed nowadays so nice to see what comes of thoresway, it is what ive always called a proper motocross track as opposed to a flat field which there is a lot of.
 

Universe

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Livestock Farmer
Nice one Guy👍
Shame there will be no 2 or 4 bangers allowed to ride such places before long, just an electric whine..., and no 2 stroke smell 😔
 

Steevo

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Location
Gloucestershire
Looks impressive!! Anything Guy gets involved with will be epic.

Love the fact that JCB have got involved too….he’s had pretty close links with them previously with the fastest tractor challenge.
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
Fair play to guy. His passion is most things with an engine and is giving the motocross community back something good. To many tracks are getting closed nowadays so nice to see what comes of thoresway, it is what ive always called a proper motocross track as opposed to a flat field which there is a lot of.
but I thought Lincs. was synonymous with flat fields :)

Is the best 'natural' track in the Country in Shropshire ? at Hawkstone Park, blimey what a hill :oops: its a few decades since I've been there (as a spectator) mind you.
 

steveR

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Mixed Farmer
but I thought Lincs. was synonymous with flat fields :)

Is the best 'natural' track in the Country in Shropshire ? at Hawkstone Park, blimey what a hill :oops: its a few decades since I've been there (as a spectator) mind you.
Try climbing it... I reckon it is almost as hard as riding up it... ;) Not that I have ridden up it...🤣

Listening to a CCM at full chat climbing the bank..... Joy!
 

T Hectares

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Location
Berkshire
but I thought Lincs. was synonymous with flat fields :)

Is the best 'natural' track in the Country in Shropshire ? at Hawkstone Park, blimey what a hill :oops: its a few decades since I've been there (as a spectator) mind you.
Foxhills is a pretty special natural track…

Long time ago but the GP’s in ‘92 and ‘96 with Herring and Malin at the front were amazing events
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
Try climbing it... I reckon it is almost as hard as riding up it... ;)
i have:oops: but was a bit younger and fitter then :cautious:

last time i was there was to see Thorpey win the 1984 500 Grand Prix .:love:

got a bit busy after that :rolleyes: and for GP watching we only ventured as Farleigh Castle,infact i toyed with the idea of going up to the Des Nations this year , mate was going up for the weekend ....but i didnt at last minute :rolleyes:
Was at the 1980 one mind you saw all them great riders of that time , Happy days they were .
 

Wolds Beef

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Never ridden a motorbike!! But there was a circuit on this farm before we reclaimed it in the 70's. Old cars, Old sheds, we had the timing box in our yard for a few years and grew tomatoes in it!! It is now in HLS and my Pedigree Lincoln Reds graze happily on it.
WB
 

AgriiMark

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Arable Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
Raced at foxhills twice and loved it, remember watching jamie dobb their in 2001 when it was a wash out, thats where i decided riding my motocross bike around the farm was not enough and got the racing bug
 

T Hectares

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Location
Berkshire
Raced at foxhills twice and loved it, remember watching jamie dobb their in 2001 when it was a wash out, thats where i decided riding my motocross bike around the farm was not enough and got the racing bug
I was never good enough to race there, but loved the atmosphere standing at the edge of valley looking down on the tabletops in the bottom with all the air horns going off and the noise of the 2 strokes at the start, special time of MX
 

AgriiMark

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Arable Farmer
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Worcestershire
I was never good enough to race there, but loved the atmosphere standing at the edge of valley looking down on the tabletops in the bottom with all the air horns going off and the noise of the 2 strokes at the start, special time of MX
It was, i can still smell and hear the pre mix and 2 strokes of a sunday
 

FG.

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Location
North Wiltshire
Foxhill, what a great place that was.
Rode past recently on the bike and stopped to show the misses.
All looks a bit sad from what it was.
They very occasionally have a meeting there.
 
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Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
Not much shame in being lapped by Rob Herring !!
On his day one of the fastest riders in the world, lots of crashes and injuries too
I didnt ride much but did ACU schoolboys then when i got to old for that went to adults ,like most did, unless they were good enough to go 'up' a bit earlier iirc he just came along out of the blue , very fast straight into adults wasnt in Schoolboys at all..but would be younger than me as well.
tbh i dont remember too much from then but it was good times.
when i started in schoolboys the most common bike in 100 /125 were Rickman/Zundapp ,some of the cooler better riders or more moneyed had the early jap bikes, mostly Suzuki, my first bike was a twin shock TM 125 :love: with the conventional /not overhead exhaust .. which used to get dented as it went along the bottom of the frame taking away ground clearance, was lower centre of gravity though, but more like a trail bike than how motocross bikes were 'morphing' at the time.a time of fast developement it was, each new season brought a new bike very different from the last.....
ive rambled on a bit ..:oops:
 

Robt

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Location
Suffolk
Used ro enjoy watching Rob Herring at Elsworth. He even came to my home track of Blaxhall. Racing motocross was the best years of my life!
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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