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Next Event... 3rd May (Marl Club): XC Series - SI Round 3 and TOS Round 2: Blenheim
Adrian Smith and Whibley enjoy the end of a hard day at the office, Pig Valley XC Style
Nelson Motor Cycle Club
PO Box 93
Nelson 7040
Craig  Mills, Vice President


NMCC event phone: 027 297 7624 This is a recorded message only. Text's will be answered as soon as possible but calls will not be answered.

Email: nmcc1908@gmail.com

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Website last updated:  27 April

Website Editor:
For updates/comments
Peter Wilks: ppwilks@xtra.co.nz or 0275-832244
Next Event:

31 March: Club membership renewal
The 2015 Memberships have now expired and reminders emailed to current members so please renewed your membership to 31 March 2016 now. Check out the Membership page for more details

2015 NZ Battle of the Clubs - Taupo
The Battle of the Clubs is almost here! This iconic event is held in Taupo on the 26th June and the NMCC committee is looking for expressions of interest for a Nelson Motorcycle Club team to put forward and send to Taupo. We need one rider per class for the following:
- Junior 85cc
- Junior 125cc
- Junior 250cc 4 Stroke
- MX1
- MX2
- Vets (40+)

Teams also need to supply a flag marshal, so if you would like to be a flag marshal please also let us know. Applications should contain why you should be selected to represent the club, 2015 achievements, a general overview of yourself and anything else you think you would need to put. Please email these to
Riders selection will also be based at results from either Peter Brown Memorial MX in Marlborough or Wellington Champs. More info to come on how the team will be selected.

Recent events:

3rd May: South Island Cross-Country Series
Round 3 Clarence
Top effort to our club riders who raced! Ethan Bruce won the senior overall after 3 hours and also had the quickest lap time of 16 minutes and 42 seconds around a 20-ish km track! Jackson Walker won the Junior overall and had the quickest lap time of 14 minutes 56 seconds after 1.5 hours around a 17km track. Ethan also won the Senior 2-Stroke Overs and Ethan Helliwell was in 3rd. In the 2-Stroke Unders Del Puklowski was 1st. Josh Donald won the 4-Stroke Unders and Mat Quinn won the 4-Stroke Overs. Del was also first in the womans. In the juniors Jackson won the Junior 2-Stroke and Keegan Anglesey came in 2nd. Well done guys and good luck for the final round in June down in Southland.

3rd May: Top of the South Cross-Country Series
Round 2 Clarence

Well done our club riders who raced! Ethan Bruce took out the Senior overall, and Reece Walker took out the Junior overall. Ethan also won the 2 Stroke All-In Class, with Caleb Higgs in 2nd, Connor Easton 5th, Josh Bryson 6th, Troy Fensom 7th, Brad Richards 8th, Luke Steadman 9th, Ethan Helliwell 10th, Luke Le Billion 12th, Flynn Goldingham 13th, Nick Emms 14th and Del Puklowski 15th. Josh Donald won the 4 Stroke Unders, with Mike Fodie in 2nd, Tim Muntwyler 3rd, David Orr 4th, Sean Anderson 8th and Shane McGowan 9th. Josh Coleman won the 4 Stroke Overs and Ross Duncan was in 2nd, Mat Quinn 3rd, Nathan Doyle 4th, Lucas Bennett 12th and Matt Redwood 14th. Craig Wassell was 3rd in the Vets, Pete Anglesey 4th, Ashton Oliver 5th, Grant Walker 8th, Garreth Gabb 10th and Craig Easton 12th. Nigel Hunter was 2nd in the Senior Two Hour, Sean Henderson 3rd, Mike Harvery 4th, David Field 5th and Scott Steadman 6th. In the Junior Overs Reece Walker took out the field, with Jackson Walker in 2nd, Keegan Anglesey 3rd and Lennox Payne 6th. In the Junior Unders Bailey Aldridge was 1st and Reece McBride 3rd. In the Womans Macey Hunter was 2nd and Gabby Bruce 3rd. Top effort to everyone who rode!

2nd May: Westpac Chopper Appeal Day
A special thanks to Michelle Walker and Del Puklowski who spent their Friday gathering donations for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on behalf of the club. Raising money for an outstanding cause!

25th April: South Island Enduro Series
Part of the South Island Enduro Series was held in Alexandra, and some of our club riders did pretty well. Patrick Dillion won the Intermediate Overs. Shane McGowan was 3rd in the Expert Unders. Keegan Anglesey won the Juniors. Kim Davies won the Super Vets. Grace McGowan was 9th in the Trail Riders Class. Peter Anglesey was 2nd in the Vets. Well done guys.

Club members in action:
see Results tab for more on:

May-S.I Cross-Country - Round 3
May-TOTS Cross-Country - Round 2
May-S.I Enduro Series
April-NZ Junior MX Nationals
April-TOTS Cross-Country - Round 1
April-S.I Cross-Country - Round 2
April-NZ Junior MX Nationals
March-NZ Cross-Country Nationals - Round 2
March-S.I Cross-Country - Round 1 Mosgiel
March-NZ MX Champs - Round 4 Harrisville
March-NZ MX Champs - Round 3 Rotorua
March-Enduro Lake Station
March-Kaihoka Lakes MX

Want to see what some of our top local riders are up to?
Hamish Harwood - Click Here
Ethan Bruce - Click Here

AFM Forest Access Permits update :
There is now not a lot of fire danger in our local forest riding areas so have your permit tag and fire extinguisher on hand and go have some fun! Check your spark arrestor and keep headers clear of dry matter when trail riding.

Current closed riding areas:
Hira Forest Packers Creek Rifle Range
Live Firing Training for NZ Police in April and May.
Wairoa areas currently closed for logging operations.

Please stay out of posted and adjoining areas during other user events to ensure continued access to AFM Forests

The Club has an agreement with Action Forest Management for NMCC members to get forest riding access at half the cost of non-members - $60 for 12 months!

Includes Hira, Moutere North, and parts of the Wairoa forests.
Junior riders can now get a permit tag as well so the family can go out together.

The 'AFM Access Permits" tab of the site has all the details and Permit Packs can be picked up where you get your bike checked out.
All riders must have a bike check.
Call Secretary Jannine to get your Permit Tag

Picture Galleries...
Jannine Pope: Click Here

Kohatu Park Update:
The last open day planned had to be postponed and we will be joining them in the open day when it s rescheduled. The Park Supporters membership drive is on and for $20 you can help put a great motorsport facility onto the local map, so please support them, and make a submission to the Council Long Term Plans now out too!

Membership 2015-16:

We are now renewing club memberships for the 1 April-31 March 2016 calendar year.

To join up or renew on-line: See Membership Tab for the new subscriptions and form.
Current members have been emailed directly to update their information and subs can be paid online.

The 2014 AGM approved a small rise in subs to assist covering the cost of club insurances and GST.
2015-2016 Subscriptions:
$35 Individual Full Year
$70 Family Full Year
$15 First Time Individual
$30 First Time Family

Note: To claim the capped Family rate all members must reside at the same address.
Remember to bring your NMCC Club Card for $10 discount off the normal entry fee at NMCC Club events (excludes Fundraiser events).

MNZ  News
AGM Queenstown 22-24 May:

Del Morgan
The NMCC has nominated Del for life membership of MNZ, having been involved in the sport from competitor to organiser to club president to MNZ Steward to MNZ Commissioner and MNZ trainer, so he's never been far a job in dirt biking and we'd like to see him recognised for his hard work. We'd like your support and stories by email.

Paul Stewart from Palm Nth is seeking the President role at the AGM and seeks your support, with Del Morgan and Bob Cooke recommending him from our club, so please put forward your vote as a MNZ rider.
More information is on his flyer: Click Here

Helmet Cameras
MNZ were to announce their formal policy on the use of helmet mounted cameras before Christmas, due to impact injuries caused to riders (such as point-loading of camera mount to the skull) but it appears the FIM has not yet put forward their recommendations, so this will be discussed at hte AGM.
We have recently seen cameras mounted by bolts in the helmet DO NOT BE SO STUPID !

Committee Meetings:
Second Wednesday monthly at Club Waimea, 345 Lower Queen St Richmond - All members welcome. Next meeting:7pm Wed 8th April 2015
2015 MX Nationals are over for another year. Well done Hamish Harwood, NZ #2 in MX2. Good luck for Australia!
Our top female motocross rider Skye Edwards (Photo Credit - Michelle Walker)
Liam Hutton - NZ Motocross Nationals 2015