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The 2018 Race Season Begins
Apr10

The 2018 Race Season Begins

After months of preparation it was time for my first race of the year writes Nicole Lynch Sitting on a petrol can beside my bike, leathers, gloves, boots and helmet on. Visor open, but only a bit, the universal sign for ‘please don’t speak to me’ not meant in a rude way but everyone understands. The final two minutes before it was time to go out on the track to qualify for my first race of the year on my Medlar Racing...

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Preparations begin for the 2018 Racing Season
Feb26

Preparations begin for the 2018 Racing Season

With the 2018 racing season only weeks away serious preparations get underway writes Nicole Lynch What do you get when you combine motorbike racers, and the last 3 weeks before the race season starts? The answer is insanity. Not a bad insanity, but it gets manic. You suddenly realise all the preparation you’ve been doing all winter has still somehow left you with a million things to prepare and not enough hours in the day to get...

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So you want to be motorbike racer?
Jan15

So you want to be motorbike racer?

Nicole Lynch has some advice if you are considering taking up Motorbike racing With the start of a new year comes the start of a new racing season. This is one of my favourite times of year because the winter season is very long, and now it’s time to start getting organised again.   Choosing a bike It’s also the time of year where the new people come into racing, and I love this even more, especially when I see women...

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Nicole Lynch looks ahead to 2018
Dec13

Nicole Lynch looks ahead to 2018

For the last time in 2017 we catch up with Nicole Lynch The racing season has now ended and although many people call the winter months the ‘off season’ there never really is any time off. Almost as soon as 2017 was over, it’s time to start focusing on 2018. Reducing the bike weight Immediately we got to work and made a list of all the things we wanted and needed to upgrade on the bike for the following year. I...

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Last race of the season for Nicole Lynch
Nov09

Last race of the season for Nicole Lynch

Nicole Lynch’s 2017 racing season draws to a close in Donington Park My last race of the 2017 season took place in Donington Park near the East Midlands Airport in the UK. I had been to Donington Park a number of times already, with the EJC, Ron Haslams race school and earlier in the year with Thundersport GB. This time around, the track layout at Donington would be slightly different. They took out the track’s notorious hairpin...

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A mixed weekend for Nicole Lynch at Oulton Park
Oct09

A mixed weekend for Nicole Lynch at Oulton Park

This month Nicole was racing at Oulton Park  for the penultimate round in the Thundersport GB series My next race was at Oulton Park in Cheshire, which is one of my favourite tracks. I couldn’t wait to get there, but this weekend the format would be a little bit different. The normal schedule for a race weekend is a full day of testing, and then two days of racing. Due to noise restrictions in place at the circuit, we were only...

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