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Straightliners May speed event adds extra day this year at Pendine Sands & Elvington

Straightliners will host its usual May speed event in 2016 but this year's event has an extra day. Much of it will happen at the historic beach based natural speedway of Pendine Sands, Wales which has seen many world speed record attempts. There will also be a speed event at Elvington, North Yorkshire. At these events participants and spectators will see some of the most powerful motorbikes and cars in the UK in action.  They may even be some weird and wonderful four wheel vehicles including mono wheels and two and four wheel jet vehicles as they all attempt to break British, European and "world speed records".

Pendine Sands action from last years event (photo Becci Ellis)

Straightliners will run two courses this year. A long course for the record contenders and a short course for the rider who just want to come for the experience, in fact it will be just like Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah,USA without the very high cost of getting there.

While Straightliners make great efforts to have it's events open to all, this event is regulated by the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU). To compete for a national record participants must hold an ACU licence, pass official scrutineering and be a Straightliners Events member. For those not going for records they do not need an ACU licence but they just need to sign up for this event as it is open to all bikes, cars, mono-wheels and three wheelers. Sign up for Straightliners membership here https://www.straightlinersonline.co.uk/membership.html

The dates are as follows:
1. Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire 14th May - book it here https://straightlinersonline.co.uk/events/event/23-speed-week-pendine-sands.html
2. Pendine Sands, Wales - 21st & 22nd May - book it here https://straightlinersonline.co.uk/events/event/20-speed-week-elvington-records.html

Pendine Sands is a seven mile long beach set on the scenic shores of Carmarthen Bay on the south coast of Wales.  The village of Pendine is situated near the western end of Pendine Sands.

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Rain did not stop entirely, Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship preparation event.

Rain did not stop entirely, Tuesdays (12 April 2016) Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship preparation event. The intention of the day was to have an official practice with all participants timed which would be consider as qualifying criteria for the event. Unfortunately the weather did not co-operate at Elvington Airfield. North Yorkshire, England but a few hardy souls got out in spite of the conditions and did their thing for the media.

(Photo courtsey of David Dunning, Minster FM)

This was taking place for the announcement of Straightliners automotive programme for 2016 which has over 40 events across the UK. The top five of over 40 events Straightliners are organised in 2016.  These are:

1. The historic natural speedway of Pendine Sands, Wales speed event (21st & 22nd May) which brings out two and four wheel rocket vehicles amongst others attempting world, European and UK speed records. 

2. Ramsey Sprint, Isle of Man (June 5th & 7th) - the only place a non-professional biker can race legally during the famous TT and Manx Grand Prix with classes for all bikes just turn up and enter on the day.

3. Ten of the Best (TOTB) (30th-31st July), is a performance road car event aimed at finding the best all round car and drivers in Europe. Handling (sharp cornering, acceleration and braking), top speed and a 1/4m drag strip are used to determine the best of the best, Ten Of The Best!. Takes place at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire.

4. The Motorbike World Wheelie and Top Speed Championships (August 20th and 21st.) where the rider that travels the fastest, usually over 200MPH, in the wheelie position for a kilometre is the winner. Also riders aiming for 250 MPH+. Takes place at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire.

5. Weird and wonderful self designed / built vehicles attempt to establish world, European and UK speed records at the main Top Speed Weekend. Rumour has it that a jet power hearse, a motorised portaloo and snowmobile retrofitted for hard surfaces will perform! Takes place Sept. 17th & 18th. Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire.

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