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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Discover the Ukie-TooNes
Setting lap times around the UK's Motor Sport venues
on an 8mph (ish) mobility scooter.
Raising money for the MS Society.
MS4MS are proud to announce that we were picked to receive another charity donation from the 'world famous' Ukie-TooNes, Ukulele band on Friday night.
We were invited to their headquarters at Tottenhoe football, rugby and social club for their charity donation day.
I was so shocked and overwhelmed when I was handed a cheque for £1,000. Thank you so much to Colin, Frank and everyone involved in the Ukie-TooNes and the great work they do.
The Ukies also support YAWN, a charity based in Dunstable who do great work with a group of sociable young adults with learning disabilities aged 16 - 30.
They also received a cheque for £2,500 to allow a group of them to go on holiday to Hemsby this summer.
Great work by the Ukie-TooNes, thank you guys.
THE iconic motor racing photo.
Lodge corner at Oulton Park.
Thank you everyone at the HSCC and
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.
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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.