After a long season which saw him racing on some of the most demanding motocross tracks in the UK with his trusty Kawasaki, Dalton’s Greg Fisher won the prestigious Bridgestone British Masters Clubmans title for the second year running.

Going into the final round on the Cusses Gorse track in Wiltshire with a huge 136 points lead last weekend, technically he could still have been relegated to second, should he have taken a tumble or had machine failure.

Thankfully, neither happened and the points gained with a second place in the first race on Saturday gave him an unassailable lead, and the championship with it.

He could have rested on his laurels, safe in the knowledge he couldn’t be beaten but went on to contest the remaining races over the weekend with a fourth, a third and a win on Sunday.

He’d like to thank his main sponsor, his dad Kevin, Cumbria Roofing, MBR Racing, Watson Boxing, Morris Oils and several others for their help and support throughout the season.

Askam Schoolboy Jamie Keith contested the series too on his 65cc KTM, finishing fifth in his class, a great result for his first sortie into a national championship.

Meanwhile, further north at Haverigg the previous weekend, local riders were contesting the sixth and seventh rounds of the Cumbria MX club’s championships.

Keith continued his run of successes, gaining maximum points in the 65cc events.

The fast-improving Findlay Pickering, who’s moved up to that class, made it a Furness one-two by finishing runner-up to Jamie.

Askam`s Gavin Southward also picked up an award for a fine fourth place in the over-30 class.

In the A class races, Barrow’s Deejay Walker (picture by Pete Bell) and Taylor Smith took third and fourth places, respectively.

No sooner had the dust settled, the club were busy grading and preparing the track for last weekend’s event, the Thomas Brown Memorial meeting, which is now accepted as one of the biggest and best motocross events in the country.

This was the third meeting held in Thomas’ memory and again it attracted a huge turnout of competitors from all over the UK.

It included several pro riders, who thrilled the crowds with some excellent racing on both days, despite a few ‘delicate heads’ from the Saturday night’s party.

Walker, who’s just become a dad, was back on form on his Yamaha, taking four wins and a runner-up place from his five races in the Adult B races.

Southward fought hard in the Adult Class, missing out on a third place on the rostrum by just a few feet.

*A few places are still available in the forthcoming Leighton Hall Speed Hill climb on Sunday, September 22.

If you do intend on competing, contact the organisers ASAP to secure your place via or call them on 07836 331 324.

Not too long ago, the only similar event in this area was the Barbon Speed Hill Climb. Nowadays, riders don’t have to travel too far to race their machines.

As many of you will be aware, the Barbon event near Kirkby Lonsdale is back on the calendar after an eight-year absence and attracted none other than multiple TT winner John McGuinness to the revived event in May.

Hoghton Tower, near Preston, are running two events next year and the Middlesbrough Motor Club held a meeting at Aske Hall near Richmond last month and have another planned at Catterick in October.

I popped over to the Pennington Bike night on Tuesday evening for the final gathering there of 2019.

It was good to meet up with familiar faces and many new ones. As usual, the car park was full of motorcycles of every make size and capacity, along with a few trikes.

Neil McDougall, who provides the catering facilities at all the gatherings, visited the Preston Patrick Bike night near Crooklands a couple of years ago and realising we didn’t have anything similar in the Furness area, set about organising them.

He organised five meetings a year at Bardsea until moving to the present venue at Pennington to appease just one Bardsea resident who didn’t particularly like motorcycles, despite the fact they were raising money for local charities.

The donations collected go to the Air Ambulance services and other charities. Look forward to seeing everyone again there in 2020.

*The newly formed South Cumbria branch of the Vintage Motorcycle Club are holding their next meeting at the Ulverston Sports Club and Leisure Centre at Priory Road at 8pm next Tuesday evening.

If you have an interest in vintage motorcycles, pop along and spend an evening with like-minded enthusiasts. The club hold regular meetings there on the first Tuesday of every month.

Still haven`t found that hard to find part for your restoration project? The next Autojumble at Penrith Auction Mart just off Junction 40 on the M6 is on Sunday from 7:30 am until 1 pm. There will be hard standing for your machines with an indoor café and washrooms.

The Festival of Transport in Barrow town centre looks like being bigger and better next year. The date is set for Saturday, 15 July.

There’ll be a larger presence of motorcycles this time, (weather permitting) now I’m on the committee!