Moped enduro racing takes place in ther arena at both the May BMF Motorcycle show and the September Tailend Motorcycle show.
NEW FOR 2013 - We will be introducing a fancy dress competition with prizes going to the best dressed team and more; so find your wackiest outfit and join us at the BMF Shows by registering below!
Please note that NEW transponders and brackets will be issued to each competitor and BOTH RETURNED AFTER THE RACE or a charge will be made to the team.
Sign up now to ensure your entries are in- by downloading the forms in the relevant Shows section, Moped Enduro
Entry can be made via the Moped enduro on line booking form or the booking form can be downloaded and printed from the here
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
- Any team member who is caught riding maliciously and with the intent to injure another team member will be disqualified from the competition – along with their team- for the remainder of the 2012 season.
- Due to the increasing number of people in the main arena during the moped race we have had to restrict this to a maximum of four people per team. Four Pit Crew passes will be issued and only those with passes will be allowed to enter the pit area and main arena.
- There is no traffic movement allowed on the show site between the hours of 8.30am and 5:00pm. There are no exceptions to this rule, other than emergencies. Any Team members arriving late will have to push bikes in to the showground or use another available access route if appropriate.
- No children or general spectators will be allowed in the main arena.
- Strictly no fireworks allowed within the campsite or main arena. Anybody found letting off fireworks will be excluded, along with their team, from the remainder of the 2012 races and will be asked to leave the site.
- Alcohol must not be consumed before a race. Breathalysers will be available to BMF officials should they need to check any competitors. No Sample – No Race.
- Riding is not acceptable on the show site at any time. Mopeds must be pushed into the Main Arena and not ridden.
- All machines entered should comply with the Standing Regulations. (found on the reverse of the booking form and in the manual).
- Riders must be between the ages of 16 and 65 inclusive.
- Please respect your fellow campers and competitors, excess litter, noise, or any form of vandalism will not be tolerated. Defiance of this rule will result in eviction from the site and possible disqualification.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Teams should consist of a maximum of four people, including 2 or 3 riders. Only four people will be given access to the pits and only those wearing Moped Enduro Wristbands will be allowed in the Pit Area. Entry is limited to 65 teams.
- No applications will be accepted once these places have been filled.
- The organisers reserve the right to reject any entry without reason being given.
- SIN BIN:
- Any rider deemed to be riding in a dangerous, foul or unfair manner, will, at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course, have their machine held in the Sin Bin until the end of the race. Any rider may be put into the Sin Bin to check compliance with the regulations or for a cooling off period if warranted. The length of time will be determined by the Clerk of the Course.
- ACCESS TO THE SHOWGROUND:
- Access through the Main Gate will be allowed on the Friday and before 8:30am on the Saturday and Sunday. After 8:30am an alternative route will be available with more direct access to the Moped Paddock. There will be strictly no vehicle movement allowed on site between the hours of 8.30am and 5:00pm
- SIGNING-IN & SCRUTINEERING:
- All teams must sign-in with the Moped Enduro Supervisor at the Moped Paddock Marquee. Any team who is not signed-in will be excluded from the races. Scrutineering will take place before the races. Any team not scrutineered will be excluded from the races.
- SCORING AND POSITIONS:
- Lap scoring will be monitored by an outside contractor using computers with continuous monitor updates and printouts. Positions will be decided by the number of laps completed. If the same numbers of laps are completed by multiple teams, then the positions will be decided by the quickest time. In the unlikely event of a team having the same laps and same time they will share a joint position.
- BRACKETS & TRANSPONDERS:
- A bracket must be fitted to your machine and returned after racing, if you do NOT have one please contact us on 01869 277077. These should be fitted to your machine before the show. If this is not possible then they must be fitted in time to fit the transponder. A transponder must be fitted to each moped at least one hour before race time. These must be returned withe bracket at the end of the weekend or a charge will be incurred.
- THE START:
- There will be a Le Mans type start for Rider 1 with Rider 2 supporting the machine, which may be running.
- Major repairs/ maintenance must be carried out in the Pit Area – not on the track.
- Minor trackside repairs can only be permitted using the tools carried. Discarded bikes must not be left on the track or in a position which could constitute a danger to others. It will be an automatic exclusion if any rider wheels a machine on to the track in the reverse direction to racing. If, for any reason, a rider leaves the course they must rejoin the course at the point which they left, without any outside assistance.
- TRACK SURFACE:
- The track surface in the Main Arena is shale at BMF Show (Speedway track).
- PROTEST FEE:
- Any team wishing to register an official complaint must pay a £10 “protest fee”, which will be returned if the complaint is upheld.
- FIRST AID:
- Professional paramedic and first aid personnel with full equipment will be on hand for your safety.
- FIRE EXTINGUISHERS:
- Fire extinguishers will be positioned in the Moped Paddock Marquee and around the track for your safety.
- For obvious safety reasons, any team/crew/family member found riding a machine around the show site, at any time, will be excluded - together with their team – from racing for the remaining 2012 races.
- It is the responsibility of the individual teams to secure their machines in the Pit Area and Moped Paddock.
- The Road Traffic Act 1991 has now been extended to cover public places, which means that the laws that apply to the road also apply to the show site. Mopeds must be wheeled from the Paddock to the track. If a moped has to leave the Paddock for any reason it must be pushed with the engine switched off
- All machine engines must be based on production moped units. Engine capacity must not exceed 50cc, i.e. boring of the cylinder which results in the capacity exceeding 50cc is NOT permitted. In the event of a dispute the Clerk of the Course’s decision is final.
- Machines with Motocross engines will not be allowed to compete.
- After the event a machine from one of the winning teams may be chosen at random to verify compliance with Standing Regulations. If they have not been complied with then the team will be disqualified.
- Crankcases, barrels and cylinder heads must remain externally as standard, but modifications may be made (except to engine capacity).
- Frames may be changed and stands must be removed or wired in the ‘UP’ position.
- Bar Breakers may be used but on the strict condition that they are made from a plastic construction only.
- Rear shock absorbers may be fitted.
- Steering dampers may be fitted.
- Fairings may be fitted.
- Pedals must be removed and foot pegs fitted.
- Headlamp glass must be taped or removed.
- Number plates must be removed.
- Sump plugs, drain plugs etc; must be drilled and lock wired into position.
- Two independent braking systems must be working. (It is mandatory that ball end levers are fitted).
- No dangerous bits/sharp edges must protrude.
- Tyres must be treaded type in sound condition.
- Silencers and baffles must be fitted and working. Teams with excessively loud exhausts will be excluded. Bikes must be started up when scrutineered. Noise level 94 Dba.
- All machines must carry three number discs (minimum size 250mm X 280mm) – one on either side and one covering the headlamp. (Black numbers on white background).
- Teams must consist of at least two riders with a maximum of three.
- No rider may ride for more than half an hour continuously.
- During the one and a half hour period of the Enduro every rider must have clocked up a minimum of half an hour’s rest.
- All riders must wear a helmet to BS 2495 or higher standard. If in doubt, ask.
- All riders must wear competition type clothing, e.g. leathers, or a material giving similar protection, boots and gloves. Jeans, overalls and nylon rain suits etc, are not acceptable.
- Petrol will NOT be available on site. Storage must be in containers designed for that purpose.
- Dogs are tolerated on site, but not in the main arena and must be kept on a lead at all times.
- Whilst these regulations have been devised for your safety, please remember that ‘Moped Enduro’ is intended to be FUN. Any team riding outside of the ‘spirit’ of the event will not be sent an application in the future. Please respect the safety of fellow riders and marshals.
- How do I mount my transponder?
- A new plastic bracket will be isuued to your machine for the teams to fit to their transponder. the bracket MUST BE RETURNED WITH THE TRANSPONDER.
- Should this bracket not be securely fitted then no transponder scoring will be available and consequently no lap times or positions will be available.
- Secure the bracket to your bike with the R Clip at the top (bracket vertical). Position the bracket away from mechanical parts and all heat sources.
- The bracket should ideally be fixed to the framework using two tie wraps . If tie wraps are used then two must be used, each tie wrap should be no more than 3mm and should sit inside the groove and not over.
- When you are allocated a transponder please fix it to your bracket and push the R Pin securing tag all the way through the locating hole.
- Once on the bike the transponder is the responsibility of the team. You should ensure that it is fixed correctly and will not fall off or become damaged.
- You must ensure that the transponder is returned prior to exiting the circuit on each day of racing. The bmf pay a deposit on each device and do not want to lose this money.
- Loss or damage to any transponder will incur the replacement cost of £225.
- The results of the races will be announced on the Sunday of each event and winners will be awarded with their trophies at around 3pm in the Moped Enduro Paddock.
- Race results will be available to view at the Organisers Office on the Sunday of the event (including BMF Show and Tailend combined).
- Results will also be available via a link on the bmf website-www.thebmfshow.co.uk
- All of the information on these pages relates to both the BMF Show and the Tail End, any differences will be clearly noted.
BMF Shows, The Mulberry group, Mulberry Farmhouse, Launton Rd, Stratton Audley, OX27 9AS
- PAYMENT: Cheques should be made payable to bmf shows.
All cheques should show a current date.
- For BACS payments please notify the office of the reference and use the account details below:
- Bank: Barclays
- Sort code: 20-01-09
- Account: 33039005
- Class 1 Two Stroke Sports
- Class 2 Two Stroke Step-Thru
- Class 3 Four Stroke Sports & Four Stroke Step-Thru
All machines must comply with the Standing Regulations
PASSES AND CAMPING
- A total of six wristbands and two vehicle passes will be sent to each team, four of these wristbands will gain access into the main arena and pit area.
- Camping will be available in the Moped Paddock on the Friday and Saturday for all six people. The camping area will be 7m X 8m for each team. Toilets and showers will be available nearby.