Dalton’s Greg Fisher extended his lead in the prestigious Bridgestone British Masters Motocross Championship even further last weekend.

Having dominated the previous rounds held on the Wroxton and Culham tracks near Oxford and the sandy Fat Cats track near Doncaster, he headed to Whitby in the North East for the fourth round of the series.

As per previous rounds, our good old English summer weather played havoc with the race schedules.

Having come in first place overall during qualifying, Fisher looked set for a good result on the Saturday.

He was in fact running in a comfortable third position, but heavy rain and fog left the organisers no choice but to halt the proceedings on safety grounds, cutting the race short.

Further up the coast at Duns just over the border, the East Cumbria Motocross Club had to postpone their meeting due to the same conditions.

Fortunately, the weather on Sunday was a little better at Whitby, allowing racing to get underway again.

During his first event, a stone thrown up from another competitor smashed his goggles on the opening lap.

Undaunted, he struggled on for the remaining six laps, struggling with poor vision and a frustrating problem with the clutch.

Despite these two handicaps, he still managed to secure a first and a second place by the end of the day, stretching his lead margin even further to a massive 92 points ahead of his nearest rival Alex Harvey with two more rounds to go.

Let’s hope he can get the clutch problems sorted for the next round tomorrow and Sunday at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire …watch this space.

Still on the Motocross theme, my belated congratulations again to Ireleth Schoolboy Jamie Keith, who got yet another ‘six of the bes’ at the recent Racing 90 Clubs event on the Leisure Lakes track near Southport.

Riding his MBR Racing/Liqui Moly/Urban Extreme-supported 65cc KTM, the Askam youngster won all six of the races he’d entered. Dad’s going to have to buy a larger Trophy cabinet if he keeps this up.

Nearer to home, the Newton le Willows Motocross Club hold rounds ten and 11 of their championships on the Route 44 track here at Haverigg this weekend.

Many Furness riders are already entered, but they do still have space in some classes for extra competitors, call 07508 138550 for details.

The club are still appealing for marshals for this meeting. You’ll be close to the action and rewarded with £40 per day, but you do have to be 16 or over. If interested call Paul on 07733 363026 for full details.

*Looking to organise a longer ride out somewhere this weekend? The picturesque Welsh town of Llangollen, near Wrexham, holds its annual Festival of Motorcycles this weekend.

It’s grown into one of the biggest events of its kind over the years and boasts a massive indoor pavilion where most of the exhibits are housed.

The outside showground areas are packed with the usual trade stands, stunt shows etc, with live bands in the evening.

Previous guests of honour include multiple world champion Giacomo Agostini, TT legend John McGuinness, ex-world Champ Carl Fogarty and many others.

This year;s star guest is multiple TT winner Ian Hutchinson. Racing legend Steve Plater will be doing live interviews throughout the weekend.

Regretfully, I won’t be able to make it this year - I know I’m going to miss a great weekend. For full details, check out their website www.llanbikefest.co.uk.

*This year’s Charity Bikers Memorial run, organised by the Ulverston Charity Bikers Group, takes place on Sunday, August 11.

Starting from the Ulverston Sports Club on Priory Road, participants are asked to arrive and register their machines and passengers from 9am for a planned 10am start.

The cost is same as last year - £10 per machine - which admits you and your passenger to the party night the following Saturday, again at the Ulverston Sports Club.

If, however, you can’t make the ride out but would like to attend the party night, which boasts live music, disco and raffle etc, no problem, you can pay on the door at a cost of a mere £5 per person.

Members of the public are welcome too. It’s always a great night and support for local charities. For full details, contact 07811 460486 or email charitybikers100@gmail.com.

*Hopefully, last weekend’s weather has left us and some conditions more suited are fast approaching.

If you fancy taking your good lady/partner out for a free Sunday breakfast with like-minded enthusiasts in a pleasant lake district location, the next Biker Breakfast is on Sunday at St Luke’s Church village hall from 9:30am until 11:30am following a short service.

The meal is completely free of charge, but donations to church funds are always appreciated. Contact Linda for full details on 01539 441777.

Further afield, the Iron Ore Rally will be in full swing this weekend from today through to Sunday at Egremont Rugby Club.

There will be the usual rally attractions; live bands, disco, silly games, awards for machines etc and a great selection of fine ales.

Paying £15 on the gate will admit you for the weekend and that includes camping facilities.