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The Lansdowne dinner and awards 2021

Saturday 20th November 2021, The Manor Hotel, Meriden Once again, we are at The Manor Hotel, Meriden, where in the afternoon we will have our riders meeting to discuss the 2021 season and the and the new 2022 season. We should by then have a rough idea of what meetings we are likely to be invited to…

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Passing the noise tests

Yes, it is noise tests, i.e. plural, these days because you have to pass the ACU static noise test at 105dBA and most circuits also have a ‘drive-by’ system which you must pass as well. The drive-by systems measure the total noise generated as the race day progresses and can also pick out individual bikes…

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Triumph Over Adversity Recovery Raffle 2021

All the team here at the museum want to thank everyone who has given to our first Covid-19 raffle… As promised, the funds raised are being used directly for the purpose of reopening the museum for a limited number of days James Hewing, Museum Director Museum Triumph Over Adversity Recovery Appeal Raffle 2021 The Lansdowne…

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Support our National Motorcycle Museum

The Lansdowne Classic Series has been sponsored by the National Motorcycle Museum for many years – now is our opportunity to lend them our collective support. Coronavirus has hit museums hard as they rely on the footfall of their visitors to keep the wheels turning. The Museum has launched some initiatives to ease the situation…

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The 2020 classic racing season – Q & A

Well, here we are fellow Lansdowne racers, bodies and bikes tuned to perfection awaiting the start of the 2020 season, all praying that the pandemic that threatens us all is reducing and as most of us are facing a return to work and the new normal life. It leaves in its wake the classic motorcycle…

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Our first Lansdowne season

Recollections of our first Lansdowne season by Ken Perch In 2018 I decided to change from parading to racing and competed with the CRMC on a 500 Manx. It was an interesting year and a steep learning curve as it was obvious I would never be able to upgrade my license to National due to…

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Classic signs of a new race season approaching

Early-season commentary by Tony Perkin Spring approaches, the daylight hours eat into the gloomy winter darkness, anticipation stirs in every rider. Hibernating Lansdowne pilots stretch taught tendons with the promise of the upcoming season being their best yet. The first buds are appearing on the trees, we are finishing work in the light and returning…

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A Rudge lost to time

The story of a 499cc Rudge Syndicate racer, by Mike Farrall I guess as time goes on, top all-round racers, the likes of Tyrell will be forgotten as more and more new names take accolades at the forefront of racing. He has become my Rudge racer hero over the years with more and more of…

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The Lansdowne awards 2019

See the full Championship positions here Bonhams Lansdowne British GP Championship 2019 Peter Bardell 186 Sam Clews 149 Luke Bailey 95 WRR 500cc National Motorcycle Museum Lansdowne Championship 2019 Chris Bassett 186 George Thomas 148 Peter Carr 104 Avon 350cc Lansdowne Championship 2019 David Hebb 137 Jimmy May 59 Cliff Ransley 50 The Classic Motorcycle (TCM)…

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The Clive Ling trophy meeting

Round five at Snetterton 200 The Lansdowne bring their grid of classic race bikes to Norfolk and the Snetterton 200 circuit on 28-29 September. Hosted by CRMC, our dedicated grid of classics are all set to contest the final round. It’s tight at the top in the Bonhams British 500 GP Championship with just 22…

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