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#1 drumwrecker

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 16:09

Go to Classic Bikers Club

I'm sure this must be kown about here but not having the inclination to do a search I thought it do no harm if it repeate.d

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#2 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 16:37

FYI this is being discussed in detail on the car side of the forum:

http://forums.autosp...w...&start=2800

#3 RC162

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 18:41


Not everyone wins the " I want it stopped or compensation " noise game.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...uffolk-17182211

#4 Classicpics

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 19:44

Having spent a lot of time at Mallory Park, from the first ever Motor Cycle meeting and just about every meeting there until 1989, I hope that, and I'm sure, they will survive these don't make a noise near me brigade. I don't go to Mallory anymore, they have for me spoilt the circuit. I still follow, from a distance, motorcycle racing and always will.

These days I take part in Land Rover trials on private land with road legal standard vehicles so very little noise is made but we still get locals turn up to complain about what we do, some walk over a mile to reach our venue. We are noisy, we wreck the land etc, etc. One of our farmer friends who's land we use has a new "next door" neighbour who lives about half a mile away, he's a doctor moved up from the smoke. The farmer was telling me the chap called at his farm the other week to complain about the smell from the farm and the fact that water ran off the fields across the end of his drive. The farmer soon settled this with a two word reply!

If I choose to lived close Mallory I would be aware before I moved there about the racing circuit and therefore there would be noise, if I lived in the village before the circuit was in use I would be now used to the noise and it will be a lot quieter these days than it was in the 60's and 70's. I guess all the complaints have come from people under 60 year's of age.

Myself, I live in a quite area, two houses from me live a family with young children. The kids tend to scream and shout and get excited playing in the garden, in summer this can go on all day! If I get fed up with hearing them I can go inside, go out, or turn the radio up. I could get all the neighbours to sign a petition to have the kids locked in a sound-proof room.

I don't see the problem, it's life. Live and let live. Long live Mallory Park.

#5 Paul Collins

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 19:49

We get it over here too, people move over to the Island, buy a house on the TT course and then moan constantly about noise, road closures etc etc :rotfl:

#6 dommieracer

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 21:57

Maybe of use http://epetitions.di...petitions/46739 lets keep Mallory. I would love to live near a track again.


#7 tonyed

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:48

Maybe of use http://epetitions.di...petitions/46739 lets keep Mallory. I would love to live near a track again.


I like many others I hope have signed the petition.

I live in East Anglia 10 miles from Ely and we have to endure both the Yanks and the RAF playing 'top gun' and 'Biggles' at low levels all year round in the name of national security.

These aircraft not only pollute the atmosphere with burnt aviation fuel but pollute vaste square miles with unacceptable noise. I suppose the NIMBYs arround Mallory Park would be quite happy with this on a 365 day a year basis arguing that they feel safe in their beds. :clap:

#8 RC162

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:19

I think Chris Meek has called their bluff by saying he would sell the land to developers. The one in question has denied all knowledge of any such an agreement but what it has done is given the residents who complain a stark choice between Mallory Park as it is or risk a development of over 2000 houses which would change the village into a small town. Latest news was that the public meeting to be held last Wednesday was cancelled and new talks were being held which were described as being ' constructive '

#9 Paul Collins

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 14:15

I think Chris Meek has called their bluff by saying he would sell the land to developers. The one in question has denied all knowledge of any such an agreement but what it has done is given the residents who complain a stark choice between Mallory Park as it is or risk a development of over 2000 houses which would change the village into a small town. Latest news was that the public meeting to be held last Wednesday was cancelled and new talks were being held which were described as being ' constructive '


Good point RC, the NIMBY's need to be careful what they wish for as they could end up with a few thousand new neighbours congesting their roads every day instead.

#10 davyboy

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 18:21

I think Chris Meek has called their bluff by saying he would sell the land to developers. The one in question has denied all knowledge of any such an agreement but what it has done is given the residents who complain a stark choice between Mallory Park as it is or risk a development of over 2000 houses which would change the village into a small town. Latest news was that the public meeting to be held last Wednesday was cancelled and new talks were being held which were described as being ' constructive '

If the land is going to be sold I'd suggest they offer it to the travelling community and allow them all to park their caravans on it and build temporary buildings to store all there belongings. The locals then might think that the racing community might not be that bad after all

#11 Russell Burrows

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 18:32

I see there's now a further ludicrous chicane at Gerrads, making three in all on a circuit of just over a mile. Since it’s clearly now little more than a piss poor little go kart track, why is it worth saving ?

Edited by Russell Burrows, 09 March 2013 - 18:34.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 19:15

I see there's now a further ludicrous chicane at Gerrads, making three in all on a circuit of just over a mile. Since it’s clearly now little more than a piss poor little go kart track, why is it worth saving ?

I had my first race in Britain at Mallory, so it holds many great memories for me, but I must say, it wasn't the Mallory of today. Personally, the Mallory I knew has long been dead and buried. What is left is but a shadow of the real thing. I won't lose much sleep over it's demise. That's just my personal opinion mind you, which I know will be seen as a rather selfish attitude by many others, but it is what it is, sorry.

#13 RC162

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 20:11

Well at least we get to ride Mallory as it was when we go to the 1000 Bikes. We don't use any of the chicanes or the silly bus stop and apart from some better run off in a few areas it feels pretty much as I remember it from the late seventies. Kevin Scwantz really enjoyed being on the the track and said it was just as he remembered it. I think it would be a shame to loose any of the circuits that are left and I look forward to the new one in South Wales if it goes ahead.

#14 fil2.8

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 20:56

[quote name='RC162' date='Mar 9 2013, 20:11' post='6158076']
Well at least we get to ride Mallory as it was when we go to the 1000 Bikes. We don't use any of the chicanes or the silly bus stop and apart from some better run off in a few areas it feels pretty much as I remember it from the late seventies.


Yes , pleased to say I have an entry in the ' Past Masters ' when an old fart will be astride one of my tz's and having a wobble around  ;) :up: :clap:


#15 PaulMar

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:16

I see there's now a further ludicrous chicane at Gerrads, making three in all on a circuit of just over a mile. Since it’s clearly now little more than a piss poor little go kart track, why is it worth saving ?


I loved the "proper Mallory" in the 1970s, on 2 & 4 strokes so I could be biased but do you think the "chicane virus"could be adding to the present day, perceived, noise issue? In addition to the usual NIMBYs of course.



#16 picblanc

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:47

Good point RC, the NIMBY's need to be careful what they wish for as they could end up with a few thousand new neighbours congesting their roads every day instead.


Yes and some of it social/affordable housing the new word for allowing a load of chavs & oiks to move in.

#17 tonyed

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:15

Yes and some of it social/affordable housing the new word for allowing a load of chavs & oiks to move in.


OOOH. Don't forget that 'ones mans chav is another mans neighbour from hell'. I should know as that's why we now live in the middle of nowhere rather than in Cambridge :wave: (which despite the luverlly buildings is a SH*THOLE best left to Jap and Yank tourists).

Edited by tonyed, 10 March 2013 - 12:16.


#18 RC162

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 18:57

I see there's now a further ludicrous chicane at Gerrads, making three in all on a circuit of just over a mile. Since it’s clearly now little more than a piss poor little go kart track, why is it worth saving ?


Only thing I would say is that when I started racing it helped that Snetterton was close by as if I had to travel say 150 miles to get to the nearest track I think it would have put me off but once I had the bug I was happy to go anywhere. The chance to have a go, by having a track nearby, must have encouraged a lot of lads to take up the sport. Mallory was the starting point for a lot of riders from nearby Stoke Golding and this place appeared a lot in race programs beside riders names. I for one think the smaller and oddball tracks are the breeding grounds for a lot of riders and long may they continue.

#19 Classicpics

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:31

https://submissions....petitions/46739

Sign the Petition to save Mallory

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#20 GD66

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:27

I have spotted on another forum that staff at Mallory have been issued with 90 day redundancy notices.



Jeez.... :rolleyes: :cry:

#21 RC162

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 17:30

[quote name='GD66' date='May 1 2013, 07:27' post='6250406']
I have spotted on another forum that staff at Mallory have been issued with 90 day redundancy notices.

Just enough time to get the Festival of 1000 Bikes money in then ! No BSB round there this year to cater for.


#22 Tonka

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 21:37

Today

 

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/110246

 

 

The company that operates Mallory Park was put into administration this week, as the ongoing row over noise nuisance with the circuit's local community continues.



#23 picblanc

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 21:40

The land circuit on owned by Titan properties.....by by Mallory. :(



#24 GD66

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 01:07

Been very quiet on here, but Mallory Park is very much on the way back, run by ex-race star Eddie Roberts and Stuart Hickam.

 

They are looking for helpers to assist with painting and prep : no pay, but meeting and season tickets are on offer.

 

Seems they are looking to open as from March. Good on them. More on Mallory park Circuit fb page.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 23:44

1000 bikes cancelled :down: not enough time left to organise it say VMCC, 6 ***kin months, poor show I think :evil:



#26 GD66

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:38

But wait !! All is not lost, Suz. :eek:

 

The Mallory Bike Festival is on, 11th-13th of July, 2014 : entry forms from Phil Morris at Phil@philmorris.me.uk

 

Best get stuck in and support the new owners in their efforts to keep Mallory happening. :cool:

 

:up: Thumbs up, Eddie Roberts and Stuart Hickam. :clap:

 

 

Edit : There's a report on the March 1 Open Day below in the car threads, entitled "Mallory Park - you can't keep a good circuit down".

The car chappies reported that the bike turnout was major !

 

And further info at www.malloryparkcircuit.com 


Edited by GD66, 06 March 2014 - 01:11.


#27 blacklab

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 14:42

Went to the first Car practice day yesterday - great to be happening again. Next Wednesday Bikes all day!!