Month: June 2023

Big thanks to the current honor roll of Stars who have, so far, contributed to the 2023 BEARs Sidecar Prize fund.

From Slow Phil…

PLEASE SHARE and help Grass roots British Sidecar racing x.

The fund the Sidecar Revival is now closed at £500!!

We are now raising money for the Lord Of Lydden in October so please help out just like the stars listed below. Contact Slow Phil by email here

The Lord Of Lydden BEARs Prize fund now stands at: £180.

I’m sorry that these people are a bit anonymous but this is all I have from the bank statement and PayPal.

If you have donated please PM Slow Phil here.

Thanks again to all you beautiful friends of BEARs Sidecars!

They are:

Graeme Kraemer

Stephen Jackson

Alan Anne Snashall

Chaddy Ninetwenty (Lee Chadwick)

Dave Whitmore

John Anketell-Jones

Mike and Sue MR Equipe

Mervyn Ridgewell

Glynn Nicholls

Kevin Cock

Frank Miles

AR Edwards

Ron Hardy

Steve Bone

Richard Jenkins


Please, please get your name up here, that smallest donation will be loved!

Greg Lambert Sidecar School

Sidecar school is open!!! Have a go as a passenger or driver on a TT sidecar!

Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July – Teeside (Middlesborough).

All day long – refreshments provided. We can also help with kit too.

So get in touch! Send us a message or contact Greg directly – 07980292819

Greg’s original post on Facebook here

Don’t worry if you can’t make these dates, we’ll be doing plenty of others – just follow this page for news of further days!!!!!!

Bourne Photos will be at Cadwell Park with Bemsee this weekend and at the Sidecar Revival in August.

Bourne Photo will be attending both the BEMSEE event at Cadwell this weekend (including Friday for paddock, Saturday and Sunday track shots) and will also be shooting at the Sidecar Revival next month as one of the official photographers for the club. 

Bourne Photo will be posting images on the website here (link updated 29th June)

and will offer single shots at £5 or a weekend deal for £40 for all shots of each individual outfit. 

Click read more for contact details

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A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship – Round 3 – Oulton Park – Saturday 24th June


Supported by :- A.V. Craine & Sons; Hegarty Plant Ltd.; Pagid Racing;

Whitby Cottages; Rowtec Engineering Maintenance & Tingle Windows

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Bryan Gough & Simon Heath

Following a break of six weeks in order to accommodate the Isle of Man T.T. Races, the championship resumed at Oulton Park on Saturday 24th June. Due to a lack of available dates, coupled with the Covid pandemic, it had been almost four years since the series had last visited the immensely popular Cheshire venue. Unfortunately, due to limited Sunday hire availability and the expense and logistics of offering a Friday Test Day, the event was condensed into a one day meeting – which was certainly one filled with drama and unpredictability.

Daryl Gibson / Rhys Gibbons (CES Suzuki) had their best results to date, taking the win in race one, while they were runners-up to championship leaders Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda) in the second outing, who had bounced back from a non-finish in the earlier race. Meanwhile, Brian Ilaria / Arlo Brown (DDM Suzuki) extended their enviable lead in the F2 Cup to 55 points taking both wins from Charlie Morphet / William Reilly (LCR Honda) who moved back to second in class following a torrid meeting last time out at Donington Park.

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A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship – Round 3 Preview – Oulton Park – Saturday 24th June


Supported by :- A.V. Craine & Sons; Hegarty Plant Ltd.; Pagid Racing;

Whitby Cottages; Rowtec Engineering Maintenance & Tingle Windows

Words – Tim Langham (F.S.R.A. Press Officer) / Photographs – Bryan Gough

Round three of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship sees the teams make a return to the immensely popular Oulton Park in rural Cheshire. It will be the first visit since a very wet season closing event in September 2019, and with similar conditions in 2018, it would be unsurprsing to see a third Super F2 lap record in 2023 broken in as many meetings if early season precedence is anything to go by.

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F.S.R.A. / 1st Call Refrigeration Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship – Aintree – Saturday 10th June


Words – Raitch Greenwood / Photographs – Haydn Wyatt

Saturday 10th June saw round four of the F.S.R.A. Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship, supported by 1st Call Refrigeration heading to Merseyside, for their first visit in several seasons to Aintree – in scorching weather conditions. Uncertainties for those who had not raced at Aintree before were soon forgotten as what turned out to be a fantastic meeting got underway with three sidecar races. Alas, entries were a little down compared with other meetings, some due to technical issues and some due to clashing with the TT, but for those that attended this was a very rewarding experience.

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F.S.R.A. Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship – Round 4 Preview – Aintree – Saturday 10th June


Sponsored by 1st Call Refrigeration

Words – Dave Tibbles

This coming Saturday, Aintree M.C.R.C. invites the F.S.R.A. Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship to their second event of 2023 at the Aintree race circuit near Liverpool. The numbers are down from usual with nine entries to date, but this is mirrored by the club sidecar entries being down also with five entries. Both championships are missing teams over in the Isle of Man, helping or involved with the T.T. Races.

We wish to thank the Aintree Motor Cycle Racing club who have always supported sidecars.

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From Mario Costello Racing


Following an incident in the first qualifying session at the 2023 Isle of Man TT Races, Maria Costello MBE has been withdrawn from competing at this year’s event under the instruction of the Chief Medical Officer.
Maria, who was scheduled to compete in the Supertwin and Sidecar Races on her Galgorm/FHO Racing machines, has been diagnosed with concussion by the event’s medical team after being struck by a fellow competitor during Supertwin practice at Ballaugh Bridge, when she was slowing down on the course with a possible issue with her Kawasaki machine on Monday afternoon (29 May).

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