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Next Event... 29 March Kids Training Day at Kaiuma Bay Road Canvastown (over Dalton Bridge)
Hamish Harwood - NZ #2 in MX2
Nelson Motor Cycle Club
PO Box 93
Nelson 7040
Craig  Mills, Vice President


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Website last updated:  27 March JP

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For updates/comments
Peter Wilks: ppwilks@xtra.co.nz or 0275-832244
Hi folks!
The Busy Season is now upon us, kicking off this weekend near Canvastown with a Have A Go and Training day for our kids and novice riders.
This is a basic level introduction to trail riding / cross country / enduro skills for juniors to 14 years and any novice riders, such as the Significant Other :)
Chris at Nelson Motorcycle Centre is the contact for this (see below)
Once you're over that hurdle, the Trail Ride at Tadmor is a fundraiser for the Tadmor Church Group, who now own the Tadmor Church but need to cater for it's upkeep, so we'll all appreciate your support in this event too - a good sized loop for a day out. Contact Pete for more on this.
THEN we're into competition mode again, with the Cross Country at Pig Valley, Wakefield - a South Island round, National Championship round and the beginning of the local Top of the South series too. Adam is the go to guy for this.

And this is only until mid-April, so keep an eye on the site and calendar.

Next Events:

29 Mar: Kids XC Training & Have a Go Day
Org. Chris Aldridge 027 847-9447
This is being run at Kaiuma, Canvastown and is targeting the junior riders (to 14yrs) and novice riders to grow their trail riding and cross country skills. This is the first of a series of Have a Go days this year.

Please register your interest: Click Here
Google map: 221 Kaiuma Bay Road Canvastown - Turn left just off the sealed road.

31 March: Club membership renewal time
The annual reminders have been emailed to current members and these can be renewed now. Check out the MEMBERSHIP page for more details.

12 April: Tapawera Charity Trail Ride
Org. Peter Wilks 0275-832244
Flyer: Click Here

19 April: Pig Valley Cross Country
Org. Adam Lithgow
0210 258-5696
Rnd 3 MNZ Nationals
Rnd 2 South Island XC Series
Rnd 1 Top South XC Series
Click Here

Recent events:

15th March: NZ Motocross Nationals
Final Round - Harrisville, North Island

The NZ Motocross Nationals are over for another year and a big congratulations to Hamish Harwood who is #2 NZ in MX2 for 2015! Liam Hutton also raced MX2 and came 21st, good effort guys and well done!

15th March: South Island Cross-Country Series
Round 1 - Mosgiel

Well done to our club riders who competed at Round 1 of the South Island Cross-Country Series. Results as follows:
2 Stroke Overs - 1st, Ethan Bruce
4 Stroke Unders - 4th, Josh Donald.
Ladies - 1st, Deliarna Puklowski.

12-16yr 2 Stroke - 1st, Jackson Walker. 3rd, Keegan Anglesey.

Ethan also won the senior overall and Jackson won the junior overall. Awesome effort!

7 Mar: Enduro Lake Station (Saturday)
Rnd 1 BETA South Island Enduro Series
Class 1- 1st, Shane McGowan. 2nd, AJ Monk.
Class 2- 1st, Ethan Bruce.
Class 3- 2nd, Peter Anglesey. Craig Wassell, 4th. Ian Thorneycroft, 5th.
Class 4- 3rd, Simon Routledge. 5th, Kevin Schultz.
Class 5- 2nd, Colin Campbell. 3rd, Luke Le Billion. 8th, Graham Hemsworth.
Class 6- 1st, Patrick Dillion.
Class 7- 1st, Jackson Walker. 2nd, Keegan Anglesey. 8th, Jack Nicholas.
Class 8- 1st, Deliarna Puklowski.
And well done Ethan Bruce for taking out the overall. See Results Tab for full results.

8 March: NZ Motocross Champs Round 3
Congratulations to Hamish Harwood who came in 3rd in MX2 at Round 3. Well done to Liam Hutton who also raced MX2 and finished 23rd.

8 Mar: Kaihoka Lakes Fun Family Motocross
See Results Tab or Click Here

Club members in action:
see Results tab for more on:
March-South Island Cross-Country - Round 1
March-NZ MX Champs - Round 4
March-NZ MX Champs - Round 3
March-Enduro Lake Station
Feb-NZ MX Champs - Round 2
Feb-South Island Junior MX Champs
Feb-NZ Cross-Country Nationals Round 1
Feb-NZ MX Champs - Round 1
Feb-Gold Nuggets

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 :
The fire danger has dropped to Moderate but be very careful. Have your permit tag and fire extinguisher on hand.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
30,31 March;  plus April and May dates.

The Wairoa is currently closed due to 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!
That's a lot of low cost trail riding that's nice and handy. 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 done to enter the scheme.
Call Secretary Jannine to get your Permit Tag

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).

Committee Meetings:
Second Wednesday monthly at Club Waimea, 345 Lower Queen St Richmond - All members welcome. Next meeting:7pm Wed 8th April 2015

Picture Galleries...
Jannine Pope: Click Here
Deliarna Puklowski: Click Here

Cheers everyone,
NMCC Secretary
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