Bikers break speed and wheelie records at Elvington event

A rider in action during the Elvington Max Out Speed and Wheelie Weekend.

The scene at the Elvington Max Out Speed and Wheelie Weekend, reflected in a rider's helmet visor.

Actor and TV presenter Charley Boorman at the Elvington Max Out Speed and Wheelie Weekend

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RECORDS tumbled when motorcyclists from all over the country and abroad descended on an airfield near York for a weekend of high speed spectacle.

The Elvington Max Out Speed and Wheelie Weekend, run by Straightliners at Elvington Airfield, saw Becci Ellis reach 264.1mph on a Hayabusa Turbo 1300cc.

Spokeswoman Helen Greathead said this meant Becci, from Scunthorpe, whose husband Mike built her bike, was now the fastest person in England over a mile and also the fastest woman in the world.

She said another new record was set for wheelies- biking on the back wheel - by Dutch rider Egg Van Popta, who achieved 199.4mph on his Hayabusa Turbo 1300cc.

Meanwhile, another record was broken on the monowheel, with Tom Anable from Scunthorpe reaching 62.8mph on the Anables Atom on Saturday, before Kevin Scott from Lincoln hit 65mph on the Warhorse the following day.

Henry Cole from ITV4s the Motorbike Show broke yet another record for Vintage Gasoline on his Triumph 3HW 350cc Pre 1955 with 88.8mph, and Zef Eisenberg from Guernsey set a new Gas Turbine record on his Mad Max Turbine bike with 224.9mph, said Helen.

Martyn Green, from Loughborough, on a Turbine Jet Kart set a new record of 80.2mph, and Peter Williams, from Warrington, the oldest rider at almost 73 years old, managed to get into the 200mph club with a 203.1mph.

" He has been racing and trying to do this for 50 years," said Helen. "This was achieved on his Two Faced Hayabusa."

She said riders from America, Finland, Holland, France, Guernsey and Ireland came to Elvington, but there a few personal bests achieved by local riders as well.

James Deegan from Leeds got into the 200mph club with 205.1mph on a Hayabusa Turbo 1300cc and Dave 'Dodge' Rogers from Gateforth did a wheelie of 171.8mph on a Hayabusa Turbo Slingshot, while Tom Swales from York did a wheelie of 173.2 on a Yamaha R1.

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12:37pm Tue 19 Aug 14

CHISSY1 says...

So where was this advertised?.If i had known i would have gone.
So where was this advertised?.If i had known i would have gone. CHISSY1
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1:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

HelenZX12R says...

It was advertised in MCN, on Minster FM radio, Websites and Facebook. For future info you can go onto www.straightliners-e
vents.co.uk to see a list of events.
It was advertised in MCN, on Minster FM radio, Websites and Facebook. For future info you can go onto www.straightliners-e vents.co.uk to see a list of events. HelenZX12R
  • Score: 2

2:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

CHISSY1 says...

HelenZX12R wrote:
It was advertised in MCN, on Minster FM radio, Websites and Facebook. For future info you can go onto www.straightliners-e

vents.co.uk to see a list of events.
Thats all well and good if you buy MCN,listen to radio and have a computer.Things like this should be in the Press instead of bloody football.
[quote][p][bold]HelenZX12R[/bold] wrote: It was advertised in MCN, on Minster FM radio, Websites and Facebook. For future info you can go onto www.straightliners-e vents.co.uk to see a list of events.[/p][/quote]Thats all well and good if you buy MCN,listen to radio and have a computer.Things like this should be in the Press instead of bloody football. CHISSY1
  • Score: 6

6:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

sheps lad says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
HelenZX12R wrote:
It was advertised in MCN, on Minster FM radio, Websites and Facebook. For future info you can go onto www.straightliners-e


vents.co.uk to see a list of events.
Thats all well and good if you buy MCN,listen to radio and have a computer.Things like this should be in the Press instead of bloody football.
Presumably you have a computer as you frequently visit these pages?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelenZX12R[/bold] wrote: It was advertised in MCN, on Minster FM radio, Websites and Facebook. For future info you can go onto www.straightliners-e vents.co.uk to see a list of events.[/p][/quote]Thats all well and good if you buy MCN,listen to radio and have a computer.Things like this should be in the Press instead of bloody football.[/p][/quote]Presumably you have a computer as you frequently visit these pages? sheps lad
  • Score: 3

3:01am Wed 20 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

Well I'm sure over the next few days The Press will have letters from people in elvington complaining about the noise coming from the airfield that has been there long before their houses ever were...
Well I'm sure over the next few days The Press will have letters from people in elvington complaining about the noise coming from the airfield that has been there long before their houses ever were... Magicman!
  • Score: 2

7:53am Wed 20 Aug 14

Kevin Turvey says...

‘Magicman! says...
Well I'm sure over the next few days The Press will have letters from people in elvington complaining about the noise coming from the airfield that has been there long before their houses ever were...’

Excatly!

How much would the new residents of elvington complain if it was still an operation airbase?

In its day you cannot imagine the noise of a few V bombers taking off daily, never mind the odd appearance of a B52!

But elvington residents are elvington residents if it wasn’t there that they bought their house they would have bought a house next to the M62, A1 or East Coast rail line and then complained about the noise there as well.

They just do not seem to understand the concept of Caveat Emptor.
‘Magicman! says... Well I'm sure over the next few days The Press will have letters from people in elvington complaining about the noise coming from the airfield that has been there long before their houses ever were...’ Excatly! How much would the new residents of elvington complain if it was still an operation airbase? In its day you cannot imagine the noise of a few V bombers taking off daily, never mind the odd appearance of a B52! But elvington residents are elvington residents if it wasn’t there that they bought their house they would have bought a house next to the M62, A1 or East Coast rail line and then complained about the noise there as well. They just do not seem to understand the concept of Caveat Emptor. Kevin Turvey
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5:29pm Wed 20 Aug 14

markymmark says...

Think that is Henry Cole not Charley Boorman
Think that is Henry Cole not Charley Boorman markymmark
  • Score: 1
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