2014 VMX Rnd 1 – Cessnock
The anticipation builds. Round 1 of the 2014 VMX season is almost upon us. By all reports this track is a classic Ol’School MOTOCROSS track with a little bit for everyone and no crazy modern style doubles and triples.
This will be a new location for the club and almost all members. It should be a great weekend and the host club are looking forward to seeing our members enjoy their complex.
Just a reminder that membership are now overdue and if you want to retain your 2013 racing number then you need to renew your membership no later than 28 Feb ’14. Please get those renewal forms in. There have been many new member application which is great news and will see a lot of new faces and new bikes at the first round.
Finally, it has been confirmed that rear sprocket guards are back in for 2014. This rule was with us in 2012 and caused concerns for several members and the classic MX and DT areas were granted exemptions from the requirement in 2013. That exemption has been removed for 2014. The rule reads as follows
188.8.131.52 A chain guard made of suitable material must be fitted in a way to prevent trapping between the lower drive chain run and the final drive sprocket at the rear wheel.
The interpretation given for this rule is that the contact point between the lower chain run and rear sprocket needs to be guarded to prevent fingers from entering the pinch point.
This rule does not need to cause great concern for most people. Almost all EVO & Pre85 bikes already comply along with a large percentage of Pre78 bikes. Bikes that do not only require simple guards it does not required large addition brackets welding onto swingarms etc. often simple sections of a plastic number plate cable tied in position or even brackets clamped to the swingarm or small extensions to the existing guides is all that is required.
Download the Cessnock Round Flyer Here