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Wild and Woolly off due to track issues

The annual Wild and Woolly Boxing Day scramble has been axed for 2023 as the event couldn’t find a suitable venue. It’s the oldest-running dirt bike race in the world and promises to be back for 2024. The information from the Northampton club says…

It is with regret that we have to inform you all that there will be NO Wild & Woolly 2023, due our current venue at Long Buckby not being available to us this year!

The land owner wants the track and parking areas for the sheep throughout the winter period, and we have to respect that..

We did have another option at another track that was going to go ahead until today, the land owner there wanted numbers of how many spectators would attend so we don’t block up the village, access roads and make a mess of there land.. Obviously this is something we couldn’t give them as we could never predict the attending numbers, so we had no choice but to decline the offer!

Please, please, please don’t send me/us lots of messages saying “why can’t we go here or why can’t we go there”

Bud has worked so hard the last few months in trying everything in Northampton and beyond which would be suitable for us with no luck.. there just isn’t anywhere!

We’ve tried old venues such as blisworth, Milton etc..

Unfortunately now we just have to accept what cards we have been dealt and hopefully look forward to running again in 2024!

In the meantime people are more than welcome to try and find a suitable venue.. but remember the venue MUST have safe parking for 1000+ spectators and a suitable pit area for riders and also remember it’s a charitable event and costs ideally need to be kept to a minimum!

We are absolutely gutted as a club to not be able to run this year! We hope you all understand our situation!