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Add comment April 30th, 2012

Spyder Club Spain Motorcycle Tour

Spyder Club Open Day and Party

Join us on Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th May and experience what Spyder Club has to offer! Two Open Days have been organised so that those interested in Spyder Club membership can ride some of the Spyder Club fleet, meet members and enjoy lunch with us at Spyder Club. Come along and see the new line up, including the Ducati 1199 Panigale, Husqvarna Nuda R and a Yamaha R1, other bikes will be confirmed very soon!

There is also the opportunity to enjoy an evening with us at our Summer Party on Saturday night, 26th May.

In memory of Vince Kerr

Details will be discussed with those interested; a cost of £50 will be taken for the Open Day, returnable if you join Spyder Club on the day. The party will be held at the same location as the Open Days, and a cost applies.

Spyder Club Upcoming Events

Four days in Provence riding the 1199 Panigale, Nuda R and R1 amongst others. The route includes the Route Napoleon, 1st to 5th June. Members £1,550; non-members £1,935

Four days in the Swiss Alps riding the 1199 Panigale, Nuda R and R1 amongst others. The route includes the Stelvio, Nufenen, Grimsel, Furka and St Bernards Passes, 6th to 10th June. Member £1,455; non-members, £1,830

Or speak with us about coming on your own bike, either meeting us at the start or flying out and we’ll take your bike!

Niall Mackenzie Instructed Track Days with Focused Events. Members £450, non-members £540

• Tuesday the 26th June, Donington Park

• Tuesday the 17th July, Silverstone

• Tuesday the 7th August, Silverstone

• Tuesday the 14th August, Donington Park

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Spyder Club Open day and party
Join us on Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th May and experience what Spyder Club has to offer! Two Open Days have been organised so that those interested in Spyder Club membership can ride some of the Spyder Club fleet, meet members and enjoy lunch with us at Spyder Club. Come along and see the new line up, including the Ducati 1199 Panigale, Husqvarna Nuda R and a Yamaha R1, other bikes will be confirmed very soon!
There is also the opportunity to enjoy an evening with us at our Summer Party on Saturday night, 26th May.
In memory of Vince Kerr
Details will be discussed with those interested; a cost of £50 will be taken for the Open Day, returnable if you join Spyder Club on the day. The party will be held at the same location as the Open Days, and a cost applies.
Spyder Club upcoming events
Four days in Provence riding the 1199 Panigale, Nuda R and R1 amongst others. The route includes the Route Napoleon, 1st to 5th June. Members £1,550; non-members £1,935
Four days in the Swiss Alps riding the 1199 Panigale, Nuda R and R1 amongst others. The route includes the Stelvio, Nufenen, Grimsel, Furka and St Bernards Passes, 6th to 10th June. Member £1,455; non-members, £1,830
Or speak with us about coming on your own bike, either meeting us at the start or flying out and we’ll take your bike!
Niall Mackenzie Instructed Track Days with Focused Events. Members £450, non-members £540
• Tuesday the 26th June, Donington Park
• Tuesday the 17th July, Silverstone
• Tuesday the 7th August, Silverstone
• Tuesday the 14th August, Donington Park

The Proud Owner of a Ducati 900 S!

Add comment April 27th, 2012

Ducati 900 Sport

Having sold my beloved Ducati Monster four years ago to start Spyder Club I am at last a motorcycle owner again!

My secondhand Ducati 900 S with 1,600 miles will be used to lead guests on Spyder Club events and tours and thrashed by members on Niall Mackenzie instructed track days. But it will be enjoyed most when on rides with Spyder Lizzi, no doubt with members in tow!!!

The Sad Death of a Very Special Spyder Club Member

4 comments April 26th, 2012

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We are devastated by the death of a very special Spyder Club member and friend. Vince is/was a true motorcycle enthusiast with a collection of motorcycles spanning many decades. These bikes were not on display but regularly ridden, even allowing Spyder Club members to use them during a wet weekend in south Wales. Their numbers altered between 20 and 25 yet he still had time to enjoy the Spyder Club fleet and loved it!

Vince Kerr

His motorcycling adventures were numerous, travelling the Pan American Highway with Nick Sanders in 2011 and he regularly took different routes south through central and eastern Europe to the family summer home in Greece.

Vince and his wife had also rediscovered the joys of two up riding with us in Spain during March and planned many adventures together, life is so very cruell!

Vince and Rich

We have been blessed with his vast business knowledge which he spend many weeks enlightening us with. Spyder Club is already benefiting from his consultancy and it is so much more upsetting that he will not see the results of his kindness!

Vince and Hubert Prior to an 850 mile ride to Santander

Vince was a motorcycle enthusiast to the highest degree with a stunning fleet of his own and a desire to ride more.  He was lucky enough to have lived a blessed life over the last few years having spent 20 plus years running a very successful business but that is no comfort to his devastated wife and four children.

Vince on Classic Weekend

This is a tribute to a true friend and business mentor with a heart of gold! Spyder Club and all it’s members will miss you dearly, we extend our most sincere sympathies to your heartbroken wife and children at this very difficult time. Ride well our friend, Mark and Lizzi!

The Harder Times of Motorcycle Racing

Add comment April 23rd, 2012

With the weather being so unpredictable there were plenty of incidents, one of the worst involving fellow Effenbert Liberty rider Brett McCormick.  Brett injured his fifth finger, both eye sockets and fractured both his fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae – it appears that there has been no neurological damage so Brett has been transferred to another hospital to assess how to best stabilize his injuries.
Joan Lascorz who was injured at Imola is still struggling to overcome his injuries.  His team manager, Guim Roda released the following statement on Friday:
“Our communication is brief and cautious because of the severity of the injury, uncertainty about the chances of recovery and because time has stopped for us. Now the changes and improvements are measured in weeks rather than days.”Now, the first and most important thing is to stabilize Joan so he can start his recovery, remove tracheotomy so he can speak fluently, then together with him we will plan his recovery and the communication process. In terms of the reasons for the accident and the reasons that caused the injury, at least two months will pass before the first accurate information will be released.”Let me remind you the great loss we’ve all had, each and every passionate enthusiast in the motorbike world, regarding 2012’s largest untapped talent. A pilot destined to make history, old school, with effort and tenacity, to carve his way without gifts or favours or media plaudits, quietly, little by little. At 27 years of age he had wrought out the best bases to carry out his dreams, like all those who have passion and the tenacity to achieve their goals. Now we’ll see how far we can get, and if this crash has been a stumbling block or a shift in goals, dreams, our dreams… You cannot imagine how much hidden talent lies in the ICU of the Vall d’Hebron Hospital.”
“Our communication is brief and cautious because of the severity of the injury, uncertainty about the chances of recovery and because time has stopped for us. Now the changes and improvements are measured in weeks rather than days.
“Now, the first and most important thing is to stabilize Joan so he can start his recovery, remove tracheotomy so he can speak fluently, then together with him we will plan his recovery and the communication process. In terms of the reasons for the accident and the reasons that caused the injury, at least two months will pass before the first accurate information will be released.
“Let me remind you the great loss we’ve all had, each and every passionate enthusiast in the motorbike world, regarding 2012’s largest untapped talent. A pilot destined to make history, old school, with effort and tenacity, to carve his way without gifts or favours or media plaudits, quietly, little by little. At 27 years of age he had wrought out the best bases to carry out his dreams, like all those who have passion and the tenacity to achieve their goals. Now we’ll see how far we can get, and if this crash has been a stumbling block or a shift in goals, dreams, our dreams… You cannot imagine how much hidden talent lies in the ICU of the Vall d’Hebron Hospital.”

With the weather at Assen being so unpredictable there were many incidents, one of the worst involving fellow Effenbert Liberty rider Brett McCormick.  Brett injured his fifth finger, both eye sockets and fractured both his fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae – it appears that there has been no neurological damage so Brett has been transferred to another hospital to assess how to best stabilize his injuries.

Joan Lascorz

Kawasaki rider, Joan Lascorz who was hurt at Imola is still struggling to overcome his injuries.  His team manager, Guim Roda released the following statement on Friday:

“Our communication is brief and cautious because of the severity of the injury, uncertainty about the chances of recovery and because time has stopped for us. Now the changes and improvements are measured in weeks rather than days.”Now, the first and most important thing is to stabilize Joan so he can start his recovery, remove tracheotomy so he can speak fluently, then together with him we will plan his recovery and the communication process. In terms of the reasons for the accident and the reasons that caused the injury, at least two months will pass before the first accurate information will be released.”Let me remind you the great loss we’ve all had, each and every passionate enthusiast in the motorbike world, regarding 2012’s largest untapped talent. A pilot destined to make history, old school, with effort and tenacity, to carve his way without gifts or favours or media plaudits, quietly, little by little. At 27 years of age he had wrought out the best bases to carry out his dreams, like all those who have passion and the tenacity to achieve their goals. Now we’ll see how far we can get, and if this crash has been a stumbling block or a shift in goals, dreams, our dreams… You cannot imagine how much hidden talent lies in the ICU of the Vall d’Hebron Hospital.”

“Our communication is brief and cautious because of the severity of the injury, uncertainty about the chances of recovery and because time has stopped for us. Now the changes and improvements are measured in weeks rather than days.

“Now, the first and most important thing is to stabilize Joan so he can start his recovery, remove tracheotomy so he can speak fluently, then together with him we will plan his recovery and the communication process. In terms of the reasons for the accident and the reasons that caused the injury, at least two months will pass before the first accurate information will be released.

“Let me remind you the great loss we’ve all had, each and every passionate enthusiast in the motorbike world, regarding 2012’s largest untapped talent. A pilot destined to make history, old school, with effort and tenacity, to carve his way without gifts or favours or media plaudits, quietly, little by little. At 27 years of age he had wrought out the best bases to carry out his dreams, like all those who have passion and the tenacity to achieve their goals. Now we’ll see how far we can get, and if this crash has been a stumbling block or a shift in goals, dreams, our dreams… You cannot imagine how much hidden talent lies in the ICU of the Vall d’Hebron Hospital.”

An Eventful WorldSBK Race at Assen!

Add comment April 23rd, 2012

It was an eventful weekend at the World Superbike round in Assen with rain, sun and wind all contributing to make riding conditions and tyre choice very tricky.  Race one was red-flagged after rain caused a group of riders to crash and the re-started nine lap race was eventually won by Sylvain Guintoli on his Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R after leader Leon Haslam crashed with a 3 second advantage.  It was a much deserved win for Guintoli and his first on the Ducati.

Sylvain Guintoli Effenbert Ducati WSBK Assen

The Brits had more to celebrate in race two which was eventually won by Jonathan Rea who was riding with an injured hand after crashing earlier in the day.  Sylvain Guintoli improved his day even more by managing second place and Eugene Laverty eventually triumphed in an extremely close fought battle with Marco Melandri and Leon Haslam.

Jonathan Rea Assen WSBK Honda

Full results for Race One:

1 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R

2 D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R

3 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R

4 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory

5 E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory

6 M. FABRIZIO ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR

7 J. SMRZ CZE Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R

8 N. CANEPA ITA Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R

9 M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR

10 L. MERCADO ARG Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R

11 M. BERGER FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R

12 H. AOYAMA JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR

13 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R

14 L. ZANETTI ITA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R

15 M. AITCHISON AUS Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000

Full results for Race Two:

1  J. REA GBR Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR

2  S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R

3  E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory

4  M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR

5  L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR

6  T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R

7  A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR

8  M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory

9  D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R

10 M. FABRIZIO ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 22

11 J. HOPKINS USA Crescent Fixi Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000

12 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R

13 H. AOYAMA JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR

14 L. CAMIER GBR Crescent Fixi Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000

15 L. MERCADO ARG Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R

16 M. AITCHISON AUS Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR

17 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R

1  J. REA GBR Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR
2  S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R
3  E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory
4  M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
5  L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
6  T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R
7  A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR
8  M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory
9  D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R
10 M. FABRIZIO ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 22
11 J. HOPKINS USA Crescent Fixi Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000
12 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
13 H. AOYAMA JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR
14 L. CAMIER GBR Crescent Fixi Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000
15 L. MERCADO ARG Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
16 M. AITCHISON AUS Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR
17 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R

Spyder Club First UK Ride of 2012

Add comment April 16th, 2012

Spyder Club Ride April 2012

Cold but, a beautiful days riding in the Cotswold’s yesterday with 8 Spyder Club members.  A good turn out for our first outing of the year on some lovely English roads!

A hearty lunch and good service at the Flyford Arms Inn and Brasserie on the excellent A422 topped the ride off!

Spyder Club at Flyford Arms

Spyder Club Ride Out Tomorrow

Add comment April 14th, 2012

Spyder Club Ride Out

Spyder Club are heading out tomorrow for another ride out with our members.  Fingers crossed for the weather – it’s looking dry but cool!

Also good luck to everyone competing in BSB and the support races tomorrow – something to look forward to watching upon the return home.

Difficult MotoGP Start for Rossi – Great Start for Cal!

Add comment April 8th, 2012

Cal Crutchlow Tech3 Yamaha

Britain’s Cal Crutchlow had an amazing start to his 2012 MotoGP run by qualifying in 3rd yesterday at the Losail Circuit in Qatar.  Jorge Lorenzo also surprised some by taking pole position ahead of Casey Stoner on the Honda who complained that Bautista had interrupted his flying lap.

Valentino Rossi really struggled to set a fast time on his Ducati languishing at the bottom of the prototypes in 12th place with Ricky Hayden having more luck and achieving an excellent 5th place.  Fingers crossed for Rossi over 2012 – we just want to see him competitive!

Spyder Club April Newsletter

Add comment April 5th, 2012

Spyder Club Spain Motorcycle Tour

Spyder Club Spanish Season Starter!

2012 started with our pilgrimage to Spain and as usual we were quickly reminded why we do it each year, the roads! Add to that the Spyder Club fleet and a bunch of riders who are as enthusiastic about bikes as we are and you have motorcycling heaven.

The weather was perfect every day and each bike entertained in its own special way. We enjoyed it so much we have decided to run two further trips in November to bring the year to a close!

2012 Spanish Trip Testimonials:

‘Having been a biker for over 25 years, the Spyder club is a superb idea. I keep a few ‘sensible’ bikes at home and indulge in the more exotics bikes through the club. Many a time I have been tempted over the latest Ducati or KTM superbike, only to realise that it would not be suitable for City riding or used enough. The Spyder Club allows you to indulge in the excitement and passion of such bikes with like minded people. The part I like best is the club looks after the servicing, repairs, cleaning and depreciation, leaving me to enjoy the best part – riding them! Combined with their superb and well executed European trips and the ‘family’ style approach of Mark and Lizzi – I can see this becoming an invitation only club with a waiting list. Join now whilst you can.’
Zef Eisenberg

‘Any members who haven’t been to Spain (yet), book it. The trip exemplifies all that is good about biking; freedom, great roads, wonderful scenery and a great chance of good weather. What a way to start the biking year. And at the end of it my skills seem to have improved. Must have been Rich’s coaching skills, not that he was in view for long enough for us to experience anything. Also riding 3 or 4 bikes in a day is a real treat and really let’s you appreciate each bike for its different merits!’
Vince Kerr on LinkedIn

‘What a fantastic trip, my 3rd one but definitely the best. Have just been reviewing some video I took of the road up to Ronda – I’d forgotten how much fun it was. Best bike was the Ducati Multistrada (I would say that as I own one) but the Triumph Daytona is such a great bike for these roads – as was the Street Triple I rode the first year. For me the surprise bike was the KTM RC8 not what I would expect to be good on tight twisty roads but it was really good. At the end of day riding on these roads with the fantastic selection of bikes the club has can’t fail to improve your riding and be fun. What a great way to start the year – looking forward to more trips. Will post some video soon to bore you all!’
Neil Sleightholm on LinkedIn

Spyder Club Open Day

We are waiting on the arrival of our Ducati 1199 Panigale to run our first open day which should be very soon. If you are interested in learning more about Spyder Club, riding some of the fleet and meeting members let us know and we’ll send you the dates and details first!

Spyder Club Motorcycle Tour Spain 2012

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Spyder Club Spain Motorcycle Tour

Checa and Ducati Take Double Victory at Imola

Add comment April 1st, 2012

Carlos Checa Takes Double at Imola

Checa and the Althea Racing Ducati 1098R were once again in impressive form in the World Superbike Championship, this time at Imola taking two wins! Tom Sykes showed that he is getting on with the Kawasaki Racing Team ZX10R by taking second place in both races and Leon Haslam made it two Brits on the podium by bringing the BMW Motorrad  Motorsport S1000RR home in third in race one and two!

For a full report take a look at the World Superbike website.


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