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British Sidecar Championship

Blackstock and Rosney lead the charge to Thruxton 11-13 August

The fifth round of the British Sidecar Championship heads to the rapid Thruxton circuit, off the back of three races last weekend at Cadwell Park.

Well known as a daunting prospect for many passengers, this airfield track combines high speed with enormous cornering forces threatening to throw the passenger off the outfit at any moment.

Todd Ellis and Emmanuelle Clement (Brookland Yamaha LCR) took double victories here last year and on paper are very much the team to beat. They are combining their British Championship season with the FIM World Championship, being reigning champions in both. As a result, they missed out on three races last weekend at Cadwell Park, opting to defend their world title at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. In doing so, they sacrificed the lead in the British Championship. The DHR/Express Tyre Services Yamaha of Lewis Blackstock and Paddy Rosney profited hugely as a result, and now come to Hampshire with a twenty-four-point lead in the Championship.

Last year at Thruxton also saw double podium spots for George Holden and Oscar Lawrence with their Kawasaki, and they too have jumped ahead of Christie brothers Sam and Tom, who also headed for Austria last weekend. Craig Currie/Justin Sharp now sit fifth with their Honda ahead of Martin Kirk/Kyle Masters.

The Cup class is much more finely balanced behind leaders Phil/Carl Bell. With Phil Hyde on board last weekend, the Marin Motorsport Yamaha of Bell eked out a twenty-six-point lead from Brian Gray/Clement Conil, who in turn are just two points clear of Paul and Tom Kirby. Cadwell hat trick exponents Luke Williams and Jason Pitt are hell-bent on further gains, so their progress from sixth place in the standings should be fun to watch.

All-dominant Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley have the F2 lead, with little or no opposition to date.

Three rounds and six races remain, with no further FIM world clashes and Ellis/Clement in determined mood. The permutations are endless, but Blackstock/Rosney know what they must do, and the season is now set up for a grandstand finish.

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The 2023 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship – Round 5 – Cadwell Park Sidecar Revival – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August


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 – Simon Heath

Changeable weather conditions did not deter Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda) or Brian Ilaria / Arlo Brown (DDM Suzuki) – both of whom took an immaculate hat-trick of wins in the Super F2 and F2 Cup respectively to extend their championship leads at the fifth International Sidecar Revival at Cadwell Park. With only 100 points remaining, Founds / Walmsley hold a commanding 56 point advantage over Steve & Matty Ramsden (LCR Honda), while Ilaria / Brown need just a single point to clinch the title, regardless of other results.

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F.S.R.A. / 1st Call Refrigeration Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship – Round 6 Cadwell Park Sidecar Revival – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August


Words – Marianne Walford

It is always a highlight of the season to be part of the Sidecar Revival meeting, where we get to see both the British Championship and the F.S.R.A. F2 championship as well as the Bemsee club sidecars and classics in the Camathias Cup. In the programme we had our own race, but due to low numbers in the BEARS class, they were added to our races on a split-start grid.

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British Sidecar Championship

Blackstock and Rosney head the table with hat-trick at Cadwell

The weather turned nasty as we drove into the paddock on Friday for the fifth running of the Cadwell Park Sidecar Revival with more torrential rain forecast for Saturday. That did not detract from the strong entry, despite other events taking place the same weekend.

The good news for the GP class entrants was that series leaders Todd Ellis/Emmanuelle Clement were in Austria fighting for World honours, as were second in the title chase Sam and Tom Christie. Hannafin teammates Rupert Archer/Adam Christie along with L&W Contractor’s Kevin Cable/Chaz Richardson were also chasing the same dream.
Former champions Steve Kershaw and Ryan Charlwood were the final high-profile defectors, but they had not entirely committed to the British series anyway.
That left the door wide open for Lewis Blackstock/Paddy Rosney DHR/Express Tyre Services Yamaha to gain big points, thus elevating them from third place in the standings. That they did with aplomb.
Opportunity also beckoned for George Holden/Oscar Lawrence, and Craig Currie/Justin Sharp who arrived at Cadwell in fourth and fifth places.

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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

F.S.R.A. / 1st Call Refrigeration Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship – Round 5 – Anglesey


Words – Marriane Walford

Saturday was bright with a strong wind. The Pre-Injection series provided a good entry of twelve outfits who joined the six Wirral 100 Open Sidecars. The practice session included the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 championship riders and a total of 35 outfits recorded times, which was intimidating for the crews with novice drivers and passengers.

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A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship – Round 4 – Anglesey – Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July


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 – Simon Heath

As the championship gathers momentum following two fairly quiet months to accommodate the T.T., Southern 100 and Oliver’s Mount Road Races, there now follows a hectic five week period with three events remaining to determine the series victors, which culminates at Knockhill on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd September. With the series passing the half distance point following the event at Anglesey, both the Super and Cup leaders further consolodated their positions at the head of the standings with double wins for Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley (LCR Honda) and Brian Ilaria / Arlo Brown (DDM Suzuki), both being rarely troubled in any of the sessions as they dominated at the picturesque coastal circuit.

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Team A.R.C. Withdraw From Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Classic Races

Photograph – Joy Richings

Unfortunately, Team A.R.C. – Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie – have had to take a last minute decision to withdraw their entry from this weekend’s Barry Sheene Classic F2 Sidecar Races at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough (22nd & 23rd July).

Sadly, Lee has an infection in his knee, and is being treated as an in-patient at Durham Hospital to counter this short-term medical issue. It is anticipated he will be discharged later this weekend, and the team are hopeful of being on the grid at the Cadwell Park Sidecar Revival in a fortnight.

Team A.R.C. wish to apologise to their sponsors and supporters for their non-appearance this weekend, and assure them that every effort was made during the week to try to get a faster resolve to the issue – but unfortunately health matters are not so easily rectified as a mechanical problem!

We wish all those competing at Oliver’s Mount a safe, successful and enjoyable weekend – hopefully the threatened rain will not be too persistent.

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!

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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