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The Lansdowne Dinner, Awards & Riders Meeting 2023

Saturday 18th November 2023, The Manor Hotel, Meriden Book now to avoid disappointment. Manor Hotel is now fully booked but other options are available – see below Once again we are at The Manor in Meriden, where in the afternoon we will have our riders meeting to discuss the 2023 season and the new 2024…

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Sam Clews

Last Sunday at Snetterton we lost one of our Lansdowne family when Sam Clews was fatally injured in a start line incident. Sam was a highly valued member of our family as he was a great, talented person with a lively sense of humour, who would help anyone. He was also a fast and safe…

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The Lansdowne dinner and awards 2022

Saturday 19th November 2022, The Manor Hotel, Meriden Once again, we are at The Manor Hotel, Meriden, where in the afternoon we will have our riders meeting to discuss the 2022 season and the new 2023 season. We should by then have a rough idea of what meetings we are likely to be invited to and would…

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The Lansdowne awards 2021

See the full Championship positions here Through the beer goggles of Tony Perkin The Manor once again hosted our annual awards to a full house of eighty five impeccably dressed racers, sponsors and supporters of Lansdowne – ‘the’ purest classic race series. Here to collect trophies, enjoy excellent food, have a lot of laughs, win a…

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The Lansdowne dinner and awards 2021

Saturday 20th November 2021, The Manor Hotel, Meriden Once again, we are at The Manor Hotel, Meriden, where in the afternoon we will have our riders meeting to discuss the 2021 season and the and the new 2022 season. We should by then have a rough idea of what meetings we are likely to be invited to…

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Passing the noise tests

Yes, it is noise tests, i.e. plural, these days because you have to pass the ACU static noise test at 105dBA and most circuits also have a ‘drive-by’ system which you must pass as well. The drive-by systems measure the total noise generated as the race day progresses and can also pick out individual bikes…

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Triumph Over Adversity Recovery Raffle 2021

All the team here at the museum want to thank everyone who has given to our first Covid-19 raffle… As promised, the funds raised are being used directly for the purpose of reopening the museum for a limited number of days James Hewing, Museum Director Museum Triumph Over Adversity Recovery Appeal Raffle 2021 The Lansdowne…

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Support our National Motorcycle Museum

The Lansdowne Classic Series has been sponsored by the National Motorcycle Museum for many years – now is our opportunity to lend them our collective support. Coronavirus has hit museums hard as they rely on the footfall of their visitors to keep the wheels turning. The Museum has launched some initiatives to ease the situation…

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The 2020 classic racing season – Q & A

Well, here we are fellow Lansdowne racers, bodies and bikes tuned to perfection awaiting the start of the 2020 season, all praying that the pandemic that threatens us all is reducing and as most of us are facing a return to work and the new normal life. It leaves in its wake the classic motorcycle…

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Our first Lansdowne season

Recollections of our first Lansdowne season by Ken Perch In 2018 I decided to change from parading to racing and competed with the CRMC on a 500 Manx. It was an interesting year and a steep learning curve as it was obvious I would never be able to upgrade my license to National due to…

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