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Bury Metro Radio Car Club

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Member since: Wednesday, 30 December 2015
Club Details
Track Type
Indoor Off Road, Outdoor Off Road
Classes Raced
About the Club
The club was established in 1984 as Bury Model Shop Buggy Club and in 1991 became Bury Metro RCC when it moved to the Goshen Sports Centre where a purpose-built outdoor off road track was created. We run electric radio controlled 1/10th scale buggy's and also short course trucks. Race day is Sunday, mostly fortnightly, best to check our website for race dates. With a history as a National standard track, the club has developed throughout the last decade into a strong member run, family fun club. Whilst still attracting great reviews from some of the best drivers from across the country. The main stalwart of the club was the legendary Roger Wood, who over the preceding decades gave up his free time to tirelessly run regular meetings and maintain the multi surface track. In 2007, a large fire destroyed the neighbouring Bury gymnastics sports hall, although not immediately effecting the RC club, the proposed redevelopment of what was to replace the gymnasium, was set to herald the end of Bury Metro. The council, supported by sports England set about plans in designing and building a state of the art gymnasium which was to be extended across the RC track. The club's Bury facility looking under threat saw club committee looking for possible new venues. Neighbouring town of Oldham was a front runner with indoor facilities at Chaddertons newly build Radcliffe School. Thankfully Bury council came to the clubs aide and agreed to relocate the track, at their cost, once the new gymnasium was built. The new track would be shifted to what is its current location, 90' degrees East of the old track. It was 2010 which saw The new track design built with council assistance and was updated to a full Astor turf surface, in keeping with the development of 1/10th RC off road throughout large parts of the country. The new track spanning in access of 40metre x 25metre plot, fenced all around to define track perimeters, was built with some some new design ideas as well as some of the much loved old track features. The club continued to grow with high numbers of members joining the sport, enjoying the friendly atmosphere the club brings. Sadly in 2013, Roger died suddenly. Leaving a big hole at the heart of the club he had led for so long. The true extent of Rogers hard work was evident in the amount of work needed to simply keep the club ticking over. The club committee increased its numbers to cope with the increased responsibility. With club finances having been shrewdly managed by Roger, the club was able to consider significant track work. In 2014, following consultation with from club members and feedback from top drivers, the track went under the knife and was redesigned. Experienced RC club members with the aide of a British BMX champion, who with his skills as a BMX and skate park builder, set about building effectively formed ramps, jumps and berms more suitable with the ever progressive 1/10th off-road section. The new track is gaining rave reviews from all comers, with increasing numbers of top class drivers travelling to test their skills on the high grip track. The club has a strong group of committee members who are taking the club to the next level and hoping to return back onto the national scene. The newly laid track with considered gradients, also helps with drainage and therefore allows wet meetings to be held.
Club Contact Details
Chairman
Neil Burdess
Secretary
Stu Wood
Club Email
[email protected]
Club Phone Number
07950726056
Website
http://www.bmrcc.co.uk/
Club Location
Address
The Goshen Sports Centre
Address2
Tennyson Avenue
County
Bury
Post Code
Bl9 9RG
Map
64 Tennyson Ave, Bury BL9 9RG, UK
map_lat
53.575905
map_lng
-2.2901283999999578
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