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Theresnow business like snow business . . . Ta for the pic Schultzy!
Nelson Motor Cycle Club
PO Box 93
Nelson 7040
Craig  Mills, President/Stewards
, 021 917 340


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
Nelson Motorcycle-Club

If you want current updates on events
Please text "Event" and "Your name" to 027 2977624 to add your name to the event notification text service for the NMCC

To get emails of the latest Events Calendar  and News hit the 'Email me notices Free' link in the grey bar below and type in your email address.

Website last updated: JP 8/09

Website Editor:
For updates/comments
Jannine at nncmxc@gmail.com
Coming Up . . 
1-2 October MTF Nelson Mini MX Champs

Org. D Leitch
Entry Form:
Click Here or see ONLINE ENRY page.

Great entries so keep em coming, and get out to Quail Valley and check out the kids action!

Kohatu Park
FREE Kohatu Park Supporter Club memberships.

The N​elson Motor Cycle Club has committed to supporting Kohatu Park and its Motorsport Park project. In return, the Kohatu Park Board has announced that all current Club members can now also become members of New Zealand Central Motorsport & Adventure Park Supporters Group Inc (NZCMAP), the supporters working with the Kohatu Park Trust to advance the project.
There is no cost for this new membership, which will continue till 31 March 2017.

This will give you access to the Park discount vouchers and enables more support of the motorsport development venture.
Kohatu Park Website Information: Click Here
Newsletter & AGM information: Click Here

Please advise Jannine if you wish to take up this offer and she will pass the details on to the Park Secretary.

Just been...
21 August Tasman Secondary Schools Motocross Champs, 88 Valley MotoX Park
Organiser Delwyn Leitch
Motocross between the Southern Schools brings out a tough competitive streak - well worth watching!
Results: Click Here

31 July Laidback Trail Family Ride Borlase Forest Kohatu
Flyer Click Here
Organisers Gary & Jannine Pope hope you all had a BLAST in the snow
The track proved itself as an all-weather venue, with inches of snow falling on the road in and covering the upper sections, where a little more challenge all around was had with snow and then slushy routes. The Mini track proved a real hit and keeping everyone upright and moving was the best defence against chilly toes and fingers, though those quad exhausts made great handwarmers too!

Much thanks to Kevin Schultz, Quintin Matthews, and Raine Wills setting up, and Mark Hockey, Richard East (who rode in thru the snow to the track!) and to the Wilks' for their hard work at sign in, plus Bob Cooke for his stewardship on a cold day!
Thanks all - Jannine and Gary Pope
SEND US YOUR PIX nncmxc@gmail.com for the club album - Please?

23/24 - Nelson Club MX Champs (88 Valley)
Organiser Delwyn Leitch
Poster Click Here
What a fantastic weekend!
Shame the weather didn't play ball on Sunday, but you couldn't have asked for better conditions Saturday's racing.

RESULTS: Click Here
ALBUM: see Jannine's pix.Click Here
And for a little more action Click Here
Short video on nelsonweekly.co.nz

And Still to come...

6 Aug - (Saturday) Rd 4 Final TOS XC Series (Marlb) POSTPONED TO LATE SEPTEMBER
Contact. A Lithgow/A Orchard
Flyer: Click Here


Please carefully check the list of rule changes effective from 1 August 2016 Click Here

MNZ have researched camera use on helmets and as per the FIM and all other NZ motorsports, you can no longer use a camera fixed to your helmet because the camera/mount creates an impact point which compromises the helmet’s design.
For the purposes of clarification the rule regarding Helmets and the use of Camera’s now reads:

Cameras may be fitted to the motorcycle providing they are securely mounted.  Camera mounts are subject to approval by the Machine Examiner.  Helmet Cameras or other accessories are not permitted to be attached to the rider’s helmet.

Whilst important you read all the rule changes we have highlit some major changes that effect events or safety equipment.

Rule 6.2a - Off Road & Road
Now includes suspected concussion. If there is a suspected concussion you have an automatic stand down of 21 days unless you supply a medical clearance stating you were not concussed and are fit to compete in motorcycle competition.  The medical clearance must be from a doctor, surgeon or specialist.

Rule 8.1b Safety Gear – Road
Your back protector has to be a certified back protector of composite material which must be worn at all times.  The standard for chest, shoulder and back protectors is EN1621.
Chest Protectors will be compulsory from 1 Jan 2018.

Rule 8.2a – Off Road & Road
The helmet standards have been updated so check your helmet meets them.  Also note some helmets are being phased out and the date they are valid to is in the rules.

The updated copy of the MoMS is available 1st August on the MNZ website Click HERE (Off-road)
MNZ Licenses Expired 30 June 2016 SO RENEW...
The new season runs 1 July to 30 June 2017. Get it now - no more One Event License queues!

Championship Licence:
$225 Senior/Junior or $175 Mini Motocross, ATV & Moto Trials.
You nees this licence to compete in NZ, Island or Street Road Race events.
Club Licence:
$125 for any club event.
For more information, including paying off over 3 months, family discounts, associate member incl 2 x OEL, and cheap New/Welcome back licenses with 2x OEL, click link

You must be a current club member to get your MNZ license so if you haven't renewed yet get onto it, and if you're a Nelson member and haven't changed contact details just pay your sub (members page for info) and we'll get your card out to you asap.

Been there Done That...
3 July - Sunday Cross Country Rd 3 TOS XC Kinzett Creek, Tadmor
Contact. A Lithgow
RESULTS - Junior Click Here
RESULTS - Senior Click Here
Committee meetings:
These are held the second Wed each month at 7pm in Club Waimea, Richmond. All members welcome.
Next meeting 14 September.

Kohatu Park update 3 August 6.30 Club Waimea

Club Membership expired 31 March
The new licensing year is here and the subs are $35 personal or capped at $70 for a family.
If your details are unchanged make payment with your name and your new cards will be mailed out to you.
Please support our club to put on the great events again this year!
Payment can be made online and the bank info is on the members page.
Please use the Manual Click Here
or Online Form

Local Forest Permit Riding...
Hira and Wairoa FOREST CLOSED
Update on forest closures 27 July
To Forest permit holders and Riders,
Hancock Forest Management will be starting harvest operations in Hira and Groom Creek areas from the 1st of August 2016 and operations are expected to continue until the end of November.
As we have night and early round trucking, the forest will only be open from 06:00 Saturday until Midnight Sunday.
This is to protect the safety of permit holders and the sanity of crews working in the areas.
Additional areas may be closed due to the hazard of trees and rocks falling downhill from the operational areas.
The following areas will be affected;
Sharlands Rd, Central Rd, Maitai Face, Groom Creek, Fireball Road.
The following Mountain Bike trails will be closed for the duration of the weekend so are not available due to the risk of injury from loose material falling on the trail.
Maitai Face Trails,  Turners, Lollipop, TMTYL, Top Dog, Hot Box, and Smasher.
There will be no access into the forest from Codgers/Atmore bowl, Maitai valley trail golf course section.
Some weekend work may be required and the forest will be closed during these times.  Additional signage will be displayed if this occurs.
Please read and obey all signage as this is in place for your safety.  Non-compliance will result in suspension of your permit once the forest re-opens and may result in trespass notices being issued.
Thank you in advance for your patience during this time.
On Behalf of Hancock Forest Management

Currently the only forest open to motorcycle rider permit holders is the Moutere Forest. With riding concentrated here, make sure you ride carefully and abide by the rules of forest use - do not enter the forests without a valid permit, and do not enter the closed forests.  Do not cut trees and do not paint trees!
We will update you whenever more news is available.
Security checks and camera use have been increased.
Carry your fire extinguishers, clear headers and check spark arrestors before going out plus display your Vehicle Dashboard Card and put your Permit Tag on your bike. Be polite when you are stopped and please promote this riding scheme to other users as this will help us keep our access.

If you need to get or renew your AFM permit Jannine is available in Stoke by appointment. Pay the $60 permit fee online with memberships and have your completed Bike Check and Permit application forms. Txt 027 439 1740 for appointment.

If you have any questions please contact:
Jannine nncmxc@gmail.com
AFM reception@actionforest.co.nz
Picture Galleries...
Jannine Pope: Click Here

Remember what we're about? Check out some of the events from Sowman Films.. Watch Video and their other links
Have a good Winter folks, and see you at the Laidback!
Erin Wilks at the Tadmor ride
Bryan Heaphy at Battle of the Clubs - Taupo. Photo - Laurans Images
Reece Walker at Battle of the Clubs, Taupo. Photo - Laurans Images
Top 3 Juniors wrapping up the South Island Cross-Country Series - Keegan Anglesey, Jackson Walker & Sam McPherson
Skye Edwards, Micheal Godfrey Memorial MX. Photo - Laurans Images
Hayze Shuttleworth - 1st 12-14yrs 125cc Nelson MX Champs 2015
Ethan Waters - Peter Brown Memorial MX 1st in the 15-16yrs 125cc class.