Hitting the £20,000 target has amazed me. I really just picked a number out of the air. Once I had announced that was the target I really did not think it would be achievable.
It leaves me in a bit of a quandary now, I still need to complete laps of 4 UK mainland circuits to have collected all of the MSA licenced main circuits. I cannot really give up now.
As we have collected £10,000 per year for the last 2 years how about we go for the last circuits and another £10,000. I'm sure the MS Society would like another £8,000, eh Nicky, and the MKMS Group another £2,000.
Some of you will know there is a new high profile race series being launched in 2018, the TCR UK series, featuring the ever-popular touring cars. (this is more of a feeder series for teams, drivers and engineers).
During the Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival and also the Silverstone Walter Hayes Meeting last weekend I was beavering away behind the scenes, (sorry to those I was supposed to meet up with for photos, but I was rather busy) talking to the meeting organisers, the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) who will be running TCR at the top of its own billing.
I have been given the go-ahead to complete laps of two of my 'missing' circuits (Knockhill, Scotland and Castle Coombe, Wiltshire) on the Sunday lunch break in front of what promises to be very large crowds.
Thanks must go to Ian 'Diz' Smith, Dominic Ostrowski, Peter Daly and Bernard Cotterel, (get well soon Bernard) of the BRSCC for their help and permission in allowing me to take on these circuits.
I'm still missing Goodwood and Lydden Hill to complete the set but, believe me, they will not get away.
Over the Silverstone weekend I was also lucky enough to meet up with Steve Tarrent. Many of you will know he was involved in the very unfortunate accident at the 2000 'Festival of Speed' where Steve lost a leg and a fellow marshal and a competitor died. Steve has been working tirelessly to further the roles of the disabled within the motorsport family. I have also been talking to the Goodwood Marshals club about doing a lap of the Goodwood circuit in 2018 at a sprint event and Steve has offered to talk to His Grace, The Duke of Richmond's people to maybe also get a run up the hill at the same weekend which Steve will also take part in and will film via his new media company, Chequered Flag Services. I have talked to His Graces people and have been told there is no chance of a time at either the Festival or either of the big circuit meetings.
I also have some other events provisionally planned for 2018 but, Karen and I will be slowing down a bit this year.........Promise.
More to follow...................
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Oulton Park Gold Cup Meeting.
That is Oulton Park completed and ticked off my bucket list. What a fantastic time we had. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and talk to us about the MS4MS project and to donate to our cause.
Thanks also go to Professional photographer Charlie Wooding (www.charliewooding.co.uk) for taking the photograph I will treasure for the rest of my life, the iconic shot going through Lodge corner.
Thank you Charlie.
Discover the Ukie Toones
Thanks Ukie- Toones for a great night we raised £620.21
Setting lap times around the UK's Motor Sport venues
on an 8mph (ish) mobility scooter.
Raising money for the MS Society.
Welcome on board our latest partner.
We are very happy to welcome on board Lucy and her company, Retro Camper Hire.
We will be taking Gerd, a 5/6 berth Hymer to Oulton Park for the Gold Cup meeting over the Bank Holiday weekend.
We are proud to announce that Lucy and her company will work alongside Hire A Hymer to enable both companies to supply MS4MS and their customers.
Click the photo to be taken to the Retro Camper Hire’s website.
A day in the sun at Curborough Sprint.
Thanks to John Sheppard photography
WHERE IT ALL STARTED.
The loneliness of the 8mph scooter rider.
Silverstone 30th May 2016.
Motor Sport for MS releases its new theme tune.
Hear it here.
Listen to Noel and Rick being interviewed on Radio Northampton, launching an exciting link up with Ricks new Formula Ford race team. Racing for Noel & Racing for MS.
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Brands Hatch 4th June 2016.
MS4MS 2017 Charity Event.