Author: Steve English


Following the successful delivery of the new look expanded race programme, the dates for the 2024 Isle of Man TT Races have now been confirmed. Next year’s event will once again commence on the Bank Holiday Monday (27th May) with free practice taking place in the morning followed by the first qualifying session in the afternoon and will conclude with the Senior TT Race taking place on Saturday 8th June 2024.

Fans can expect the race schedule to follow a similar format to that introduced for 2023 with a second race for the Superstock and Supertwin classes. The ten race programme will be delivered across three sets of back-to-back race days split by two rest days. Designed to create further opportunities for fans to visit the world’s most famous road race as the new format better aligns travel and accommodation options.

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From TT Press Office

A number of leading sidecar teams will take part in a series of tyre tests at the upcoming Manx Grand Prix, following manufacturing changes that will affect the class from 2024.

ACU Events Limited, Race Organiser of the Isle of Man TT Races, have been working in collaboration with representatives from the three-wheeled class since it was announced that Avon Tyres – the tyre brand used by the majority of competitors in recent years – were ceasing production at the end of 2023 after 119-years of operation.

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Cadwell Park Photos from Rachel Bourne

A message from Rachel, an official photographer at Bemsee..

An amazing weekend at the International Sidecar Revival at Cadwell Park.

Caught up with wonderful friends and met many new ones. I am currently going through the images after I arrived home today and will be posting over the next 24-48 hours.

The link for all images once uploaded is below:

If you have an urgent enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 07713 125252 or DM me on Facebook.

Thanks to all for an amazing weekend.

Kindest Regards Rach

RIP Jim Hinchcliff

From Pat Hamblin

It is with regret that I have been asked to let all the Racing family know that Jim Hinchcliffe (formerly of Derby Phoenix Racing Club) passed away recently. The funeral will be held on Monday 17th July at 4.15pm at Mansfield Crematorium, all welcome, dress code please, race wear or normal wear, NOT black ties etc.

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!