Star Bikes set to stun at
Cholmondeley Power and Speed
ORGANISERS of this year's Cholmondeley
Power and Speed are upshifting their bike action with a thrilling selection of
unique machines and history filled racers. British engineer Allen MIllyard, will
be taking to the Cholmondeley Track on two of his unique and powerful hand built
motorcycles. The 1 off Viper V10 is built around a Viper 8 litre V10 engine,
with the forks, tank, exhausts, sub frames, handlebars, mudguards swimming arm
and wheel hubs, all hand built. The result is a bike with 500bhp and around
525lb of torque, capable of 207mph.
The 2nd bike Allen will be bringing is the award winning Flying Millyard. Named
after the Flying Merkels, the bike is powered by a gigantic, 5.0 litre V twin
engine designed for an aeroplane. The retro styled custom bike may not be as
powerful as the Viper V10; with 80bhp and a top speed 100mph, but it is a true
sight to behold on track.
Also set to compete over the weekend is a 1959 Vincent Viscount. This bike broke
the AMA Land Speed Record in the 1000 MPS – VG Class, with a speed of 131.684
mph. A new record was also set in the 1000 MPS CG Class of 124.862. With further
modifications since then, it will be thrilling to see what it can achieve on the
A 1981 Yamaha TZ350H appearing at the event has a rich racing history. Ridden by
former GP star Donnie McLeod from 1982 to 1984, the duo won the Bill Ivy Trophy
in only their second race as a pairing. In total, over 18 months, Donnie and the
TZ350H achieved 18 wins and 22 podiums and won the Sponsors Association Series.
Bringing sidecar action to the track will be a 1956 Norton Dominator 99. This
particular example of the model, which was originally developed as a competitor
to the Triumph Speed Twin, was turned into a sidecar outfit in 1964. Since then
it has been raced on grass tracks in the 60s, in the Thundersprint in the 00s
and most recently in events such as Cholmondeley.
Further bike action will be provided by Supermoto UK, who will be
bringing ten of the sport's top riders to the event in June to show off their
skills and entertain crowds of all ages. James Hall, event director, said:-
"The bike action, from superbikes and classic racers, to sidecar outfits and
Supermoto UK riders, always proves a popular element on track. These bikes offer
just a glimpse of the wide variety and rich heritage set to be represented at
Cholmondeley this year and we're excited to reveal further models competing over
the coming weeks."
Cholmondeley Power and Speed is this year celebrating Supercars: Past, Present
and Future which will include stunning displays and thrilling on track action.
The activity will give attendees the chance to get up close and personal to some
of the most powerful, eye catching and revered supercars in the world. The 2016
staging of the event will also feature the inaugural Motorshow Live! Taking
place on the Friday, this all new element of Cholmondeley Power and Speed will
give car manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate their latest models on
track while enabling guests to test drive in a unique racing environment.
Already committed are Lexus, Blue Bell BMW and Holdcroft Honda, with Oakmere
Motor Group also set to showcase their latest models from Lotus, Morgan and
On Friday and Saturday
evenings, Cholmondeley will be hosting a beer and food festival for the first
time, with stand up comedy set to entertain attendees on Saturday night. Entry
to the evening activity is included with day tickets, however visitors who wish
to attend just for the food, beer and comedy festival can purchase tickets for
£15 for adults and £10 for children, allowing access to the site from 6pm on
Saturday, 11 June 2016. Additional features and content on land (on both 2 and 4
wheels), air and water will be announced over the coming weeks, with all
elements of the event once again set against the stunning backdrop of
Cholmondeley Castle and its beautiful parkland.
Further information and tickets are available
for the event at Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire.
Adult tickets are priced from £24 with
children's tickets priced from £7.
Isle of Man Steam Packet
Company backs Firefighters' 3 Peak Charity Challenge 2016
THE Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
has very close connection with Liverpool, sailing out daily from our City to the
Isle of Man. It might not be Merseyside, both the Isle of Man and Liverpool
raise money for each others charities. As a result the firm has asked us to let
our readers know that a group of Isle of Man firefighters is bidding to raise
cash for charity by climbing 3 UK mountains in just 24 hours! The 3 Peaks
Challenge is being supported by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, which is
covering the cost of the team's travel to and from the Island.
Clio Swales, Mark Cleator, Richie Sims, Rod Clayton, Sam Quilleash and Dave
Rielly, who are all retained firefighters based at Laxey Fire Station, make up
the team which will take on the challenge. With Dave acting as driver, the other
five will attempt to scale Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and
Snowdon in Wales on 30 June 2016.
Clio Swales explained:- "We saw an
advert in Firestyle Magazine for the annual Firefighters 3 Peaks Challenge and,
as far as we know, there has never been a team from the Island take part before.
We felt it would be a good challenge as well as an opportunity to raise funds
for a worthwhile cause that helps benefit Isle of Man firefighters. Everyone in
the team enjoys regular exercise, like walking, cycling and hill running, and
consider ourselves pretty active, but this is going to be a real challenge! We
are extremely grateful to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for covering the
cost of getting our van and team to and from the UK for the challenge."
The group hopes to raise at least £1,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity, which
provides services to enhance quality of life for serving and retired
firefighters, fire personnel and their families. It operates 3 physical
rehabilitation centres and aids emotional recuperation for those who have
suffered injury, illness, stress or bereavement.
The charity is reliant on donations and fundraising to meet its annual costs of
more than £8 million.
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said:- "Attempting to
reach the top of 3 mountains across England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours
is a tremendous challenge, so I wish the team all the best. The Fire Fighters
Charity is a very worthwhile cause, which offers support to our firefighters
here in the Isle of Man, and we are delighted to be able assist."
Swales Flooring is also supporting the challenge by contributing a vehicle and
meeting fuel costs.
To donate visit:-