Now that presentation is over it's time to focus on the AGM happening this Sunday 2pm at Dartford Social Club, 59 Lowfield St, Dartford DA1 1HP. As always at AGM we vote for all committee posts (detailed below).
All posts will be available and without these being filled there is no EK.
Please do come along and have your say, also on the future of the club and any proposals/ideas you have - all will be discussed but you must have your say for things to be actioned.
Also we would Like you to tender if interested in supporting the club with burger van, spares van, ice cream man etc etc.
Any ideas/tenders must be sent to me on email by Thursday at 8pm so I can put the agenda together - each position is unique and we plan to work together for another successful year:
Chairman - books tracks, checks tracks, clerks the meeting etc
Vice chairman - supports chairman
Risk assessment officer - can be chairman or support chairman if your interested in just this role
Treasurer - takes care of finances and payments from all meetings and produces a breakdown of each meeting with accounts
Club secretary/booking in: Facebook/club phone/ general enquiries/prepares packs for each meeting helps with meeting prep and booking in and events
Membership secretary: takes all new membership requests/ sends off for licences/ keeps spreadsheet of all members and numbers
Chief Marshall: takes care of organising marshal posts for each meeting and directs them to points and pays them at end of day
Chief scrutineer: checks all bikes prior to racing (training provided)
Clerk of the course: clerks the meeting with authority (training provided)
Chief track preparation: prepares tracks with machinery and watering etc
Timing van: everything mylaps related (training provided)
Points secretary: updates members points after each round checking against lapscorers and mylaps results
Social secretary: sources sponsorship for trophies and events
Website host: updates website with latest info (would like to produce a new website for 2017)
Also we need some general committee, a riders rep and someone to look after the transponders and deal with them at signing on. Please consider anything that will support the club - as you know Pete and Kay are stepping down so let's keep EK alive and kicking :)
All dates and tracks will be proposed at the AGM for 2017 too.
Let's make it the place to be - it's a great community and from my personal experience and great thing to be a part of.
If you would like to talk anything over before proposing to join us feel free to call me 07720603349.
Another amazing poem from Leanne Osmond
A tribute to our Winning Team
at the Annual Team Event!
East Kent Team Event 2016
Poem - "If the dirt ain't flying, you ain't trying!"
Friday's here, thank god for that,
No time for work, let's head to the track!
Motorway carnage, torrential rain,
Traffic jams drive us all insane.
One goal in our minds, let's get to the track
It's Team Event time, East Kent is back!
Tina's here, where's the kit?
Can't wait to see it, hope it fits!
Excitement builds as it's all laid out,
The kids all start to scream and shout!
Being part of the team starts right here,
Ready to ride in their matching gear.
Hoodies too, Rach did great!
A fantastic slogan, another East Kent trait.
Saturday morning, let's start the parade,
A sight for sore eyes as we head to the gate.
East Kent riders step out with pride,
Banging kits and ready to ride.
Heads held high, other teams look on,
Watching in awe at the East Kent throng.
Photo time, Ian does his thing.
Capturing that moment, that passion to win.
Riders are ready to give it their all, mothers and fathers are having a ball.
Brothers and sisters here to cheer the team on,
No one here for themselves, but to do this as one.
Back to the paddock to warm up the bikes,
Practise announced over the mike.
Engines are roaring, anticipation builds,
A few warm up laps then in for the kill.
Team slogan ringing in everyones ears,
All ready to give it some blood, sweat and tears.
Union Jack held aloft, 15 seconds, then 5 then they're off!
Holding our breaths as the dirt flies high,
Racing round corners and flying into the sky.
Autos, juniors, clubmans and vets, Big Wheel, Small Wheel not to mention the rest.
Every rider, both big and small
Showing their passion, giving it their all.
Supporters look on, waiting for riders to appear,
Here come East Kent, listen to that cheer!
Taking some wins, providing some thrills,
Battling hard, some inevitable spills.
Turning it on for the sake of the team,
Giving Heart and soul to realise the dream.
Day one wears on, there's word around the track,
East Kent's in the lead, let's get that cup back!
Day one draws to a close, It's BBQ time
A treat from the club, not costing a dime!
A birthday boy is in our midst, a teenage birthday, one not to be missed.
A special cake decorated MX style,
For our Beau Gosnell with his big beaming smile!
Beers are poured, the wine's coming out,
Kids are dancing, having fun there's no doubt.
Time to relax, catch up with friends,
Worrying about riders with legs to mend!
News of Jordan, his knee smashed up,
Don't worry mate, we'll still lift that cup.
Sunday morning skies are blue
Everyone ready for a great Day 2.
Supporters are happy to feel heat on their backs,
Watching our riders tearing around that track.
Clubman are flying, Autos too,
Mums are watching whilst clutching their brew.
Tensions are high, the points getting close.
Which team will push harder?
Who wants it the most?
Big Wheel boys start having a shocker,
Where's Alfie Cox? Now he's come a cropper!
Carried away by Rob to his van,
Injured riders not part of our plan!
Digging in, race after race, the lap times are showing were keeping great pace.
Margins are tight, no room for error,
Our faces a mixture of delight and pure terror.
Flying like birds clearing the jumps,
Some riders are happy, and some have the hump!
Remember one thing, it's all for the team,
Every point matters to realise the dream.
Jack Norman wins, Raife Broadly too, Josh Basset flying, number 2 just won't do!
Coventry riders trying to push us off course,
Pulling a few tactics to break down our force.
Off the track East Kent spirit is great!
Watching their team mates line up at the gate.
Air horns sounding, shiny wigs on their heads,
East Kent team create a big sea of Red.
Tina is anxious, can our team do it?
Wondering why she puts herself through it!
Final races are called, some bikes giving up,
Mechanical problems bringing bad luck.
What's the result, have we done just enough?
All hoping so, to lose now would be rough!!!
Presentation is called, we know it's so tight,
Everyone desperate to go home happy tonight.
Autos and Juniors winners are called,
The little ones cheering, everyone happy for them all.
Coventry start to take a few groups,
Small Wheels gutted to be number 2.
Next Coventry steal the MX and Vets
But the winners are clear
Have you guessed it just yet?
The Midlands team bringing up the rear, next the Irish still raising a cheer.
The tent falls quiet, everyone tense
Atmosphere buzzing to win is immense!
Coventry 2nd, and it all goes off!!!
Heads held high and arms aloft.
The chanting starts Tina comes to the front,
Champagne is ready but not to be drunk!
Drowning in glory, a big happy smile,
Fantastic East Kent, we did it in style!
Then come the photos, the best of the day! Capturing that win, we're taking it away!
For visitors to our site - this is what it's all about!
For all the MX Mums:
By Leanne Osmond.
The EKSSC MX Mum
An early alarm, up goes the hair,
No time for much make up, no time to care.
Pack all the bags, enough food for a week.
If only my MX boy would find time to eat!
Arrive at the track and on with mum's jobs.
Signing in, paying fees, a new spark plug, we may need one of these!
Time for practise, please go well.
Any tantrums today? Only time will tell.
Let race one commence, pull up to the start.
My heart beats all fast, this start line's an art!
Flag raised aloft, the countdown is on.
We need a good start, that's how races are won!
The engines are roaring, the crowd watches on,
but the MX mum has eyes only for her son!
Around each turn, flying high in the air,
stay on that bike, that's my only care!
Adrenaline's high, you've done your best, that's my boy, now come for a rest.
Time for tea, now there's a treat, another layer, can't feel my feet!
Over to Dad now, the unpaid mechanic, all under control, never in a panic!
Engine's sound, some little tweaks, cleaning off mud and checking for leaks!
Ready for action, the bike's looking good.
What's for lunch love, did you bring any food?
Off with their mates, our boys are all happy.
Racing opponents but also best buddies.
Watching the seniors or riding their bikes,
No care in the world, that's what us mums like.
The race day wears on, a few scary moments, everyone cares about their fellow opponents.
Scores are up, meeting's going well, happy with his position, even though he fell!
I sigh with relief, no angst in our camp, sometimes there's rage, many feet have been stamped!
It's the passion you see, the love of this sport, not displaced anger, nothing of the sort.
Pride in their ride, these young lads care, pushing as hard as they can, as much as they dare.
The day is all done, are we in for a trophy?
Sometimes, yes, sometimes no, that's racing for you, it's how it goes.
Into the van, off comes my hat, I look in the mirror, my god who is that!!
The food frenzy starts, eating everything I have.
That's more like it, that's my lad.
Homeward bound, it's been a long day.
Happy memories, pictures shared, see you next week we all say.
Unpacking to do, showers to be had,
Everyone's tired, but at the same time we're glad.
Glad to be part of it, members of an amazing club, it's not just a sport, there's a community that we love.
We've been made very welcome, the Committee is ace, Marshalls, supporters, riders and parents, all with the love of a race!
So onto next the next meeting, we'll do it all again.
We love the cold, the mud, the highs and the lows, yep, we must all be insane.
How did it happen, I ask myself...how?
Wouldn't change it for the world, an MX mum, yep that's me now!
Booking in is done via GoRaceMX.com.
As payment is now done at the time of booking
you need to ensure your licence and transponder numbers are added
to avoid an extra cost being incurred.
If you were a member last year your ORMS licence number will be the same.
(If you don't know it please text 07969 458863 with your riders name and group
and it will be sent to you.)
If you are new this year, please use your temporary licence number
but put 7000 before it.
(E.g if your temporary licence has 44 in the top right corner
then your licence number will be 700044 temporarily.)
Any questions we are here to help..... Thanks
2016 dates can now be found on the Fixtures page.
Most venues have been added but, as always
are subject to change, depending on weather/track conditions etc.
Meeting Reports can be found here:
Membership form 2016 can be found here:
And here in the Files at the top of the Facebook page:
Terry Fisher's shop:
4TwoTwo Racing, Wheelers Cottage
ORMS Licence forms can be found here:
Please email via Contact us (above or below)
for the address to send all forms...