Links

People and websites we like

Steve’s Place: The place to go for everything sidecar-related.  The site contains all sorts of useful information and a very active forum for discussion of all things sidecar.

Photography by Kevan: photographs by Kevan ‘Scruff’ Boitoult, who travels to most FSRA and some club meetings.

Ixion: a UK-based mailing list for like-minded motorcyclists; Anne has been an Ixie since 2004.  Also includes TeamIxion, home to current and former Ixie racers.

IOMTTMA: Isle of Man TT Marshal’s Association.  Anne has been a marshal at the TT since 2006, usually in Sector 9, and it was through marshalling that she first met a sidecar driver and had a chance to passenger.

Bristol Advanced Motorcyclists: an IAM motorcycle group to which Anne belongs, who have kindly supported the team in many small ways.  She writes a “View from the side” team update column for their bimonthly newsletter, Chain Link.

DCD Images: Derek is a motorsports photographer who takes cracking shots of all kinds of sidecar action.

PhotoBikes: brilliant photographs by Richard Glover

Herts & Essex Newspapers: Anne’s local paper, for who she writes regular race reports throughout the season.

Hazel Clark Sports Massage: Hazel has been helping Anne since 2009 – a very talented sports masseur and athlete.

The Women’s Institute: an organisation of which Anne is proud to be a member.

Dominic Bedford Photography – great motorsport photos from a sidecar-friendly photographer.

Race Clubs

FSRA: Formula Sidecar Racing Association, with whom Anne has raced in 2012 on both an F2 and an F350. Organisers of the ACU/FSRA British FII Sidecar Championship.

Bemsee: British Motorcycle Racing Club (BMCRC), another main club for Anne in 2011 (3rd in F2 championship).

North Glos Road Racing: Anne’s main club in 2010 and 2011 (3rd in F2 championship)

Wirral 100

East Midland Racing Association

Auto66

Equipment & chassis builders

Byson Repairs & Byson Leather: Gwen and John bring years of experience to their business, mending, repairing and making all kinds of garments.

MR Equipe: the makers of Simon Smith’s 600cc F2 sidecar

Lumley Engineering: the makers of the Team Lick Racing 600cc F2 sidecar Anne passengered from 2010 to 2012.

BikeDecals.co.uk: who have provided some of the signage for our 2013 season.

Martek Composites: who created the 2013 fairing for David Saunders’ KCR chassis.

Friends’ race teams

Classic sidecar racing: http://www.candgracing.co.uk/#!

JH Racing F1 team(check out the ‘Circuits’ page!)

 

And finally: a very special thank you to Gary Smith, who hosts these sites and regularly acts as midnight-IT-expert when things won’t quite work the way I expect!