Club in Profile… East Kent Schoolboy Scramble Club
Schoolboy clubs are the lifeblood of all Offroad Motorsport, with many of them having a long history with many future champions passing through their ranks.
We caught up with Rachel Gidley, the Secretary of the East Kent Schoolboy Scramble club, as she tells us more about the club, its ethos and the big names who have ridden with them.
“We are a joint youth to adult motocross club situated in the South-East of England founded many years ago formerly known as Kent Motocross Club.
We are proud of some of the fantastic motocross legends that have been a part of this long-standing club over the years, the likes of Tommy Searle and Shaun Simpson to name but a few were both active members/competitors of our club who have gone on to achieve great success across the world motocross scene.
Ike Carter still is a member who is an up and coming name to watch out for at British and GP level, as well as some of our current youth members that are doing amazing at national level. We are just as proud of our little nippers that participate week in week out and of whom have made great progress.
As the secretary of the club, I was involved many years ago as a rider/member myself with my brother Ben Lambert-Williams. Our Dad was also part of the committee, and from then on we have made many great long term friends and amazing memories over the years. When I went on to have children, and my son showed an interest in motocross – I knew that East Kent would be the place for us.
I became more and more interactive with the committee and am pleased to be a big part of it now, and to see the club going from strength to strength over the last few years has been incredible. Our club is currently being run by a fantastic committee who work tirelessly to host enjoyable race days.
We have some brilliant tracks on our calendar for 2019, Mildenhall 31/03, Wildtracks 21/04, Canada Heights August 2019 and Sellindge and Culham later in the year as well as our local tracks and having recently affiliated to the ACU, we have a great support network around us and together as a team we are looking forward to a great season ahead of us.
We offer trophies to all our autos, as well as free membership for our first-time auto members. We also pride ourselves in having a lovely atmosphere across the paddock with a great bunch of families that are all part of our MX family.
If you are interested in sponsoring an event of ours this season, please get in touch. We are looking for a further seven companies looking to support our club and riders with trophies that will make a massive difference to us all. With a huge thank you to everyone that continues to support us – we wish you all an amazing and successful race season.”
If you wish to join the club as a member or visitor, please email Rachel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can also follow the club on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EKSSC15/
Via their Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/ekssc.info/permalink/1438109253047331 for latest updates and meeting info
Plus via Instagram @eastkent_mx_club.
Or you can visit the clubs website: http://www.ekssc.co.uk/
2019 Race Schedule
24th March Lamberhurst Trophy/Funday
31st March Mildenhall Championship
21st April Wildtracks Championship
28th April Parkgate Championship
12th May Lamberhurst Championship
9th June Sellinge Championship
22nd/23rd June Staplehurst Championship
21st July Lamberhurst Championship
4th August Canada Heights Championship
11th August Staplehurst Championship
8th September Culham Championship
29th September Lamberhurst Championship
5th/6th October track TBC Team Event