Oxford Ixion Motorcycle Club
Welcome to the website of the Oxford Ixion Motorcycle Club. Oxford Ixion MCC was formerly known as Oxford Speedway Club and was founded in 1937, but shortly afterwards the speedway boys went their own way and Ixion MCC were left to run trials and scrambles events. This site is devoted to the Trials section.
The Meteor Group was “born” on July 31st 1946 at the house of Mr Jack Thurston in Pinner, Middlesex. Clubs present at this inaugural meeting were.. Amateur MCC, Berkhamsted MC & CC, Hillingdon & Uxbridge MC, Edgware, Mill Hill & District MCC, Watford & District MC & LCC and West Middlesex Amateur MCC.
The group now has twelve member clubs.. WMA, South Harrow, Hayes and Southall, and three of the originalclubs, Berkhamsted, Hillingdon and Uxbridge and West Middlesex Amateur who are still very active in the group. The chairman elected at this first meeting was no less a celebrity than Fred Pinhard, or “Pin” as he was later referred to !
He later donated the prestigious Pinhard award for the person who had achieved most or worked hard< for the benefit of motorcycle sport Nationally, he was a hard working member both for the group and the West Middlesex Amateur club.
The group`s rules were modelled on the successful Star group which existed in the South Eastern centre . It`s aims were at the time; “Co-operation between clubs to eliminate overlapping of events. Substitution < of Group permits where open to centre permits were not desirable. Assured support for the events run by member clubs and concerted support at centre board meetings where club views were in common “.
So to celebrate its 70th year in existence the Kenton and Kingsbury club along with all the group`s clubs will run an event at Plashes Farm, Colliers End near Ware on Sunday the 22nd of May. SG11 1ES. The trial will cater for all classes of rider and will be open to anyone who holds an ACU licence riding a solo machine. It will be part of the usual group championships and it is hoped that the course will consist of three laps of at least twelve sections. If we can find enough observers ! Riders from other centres than the South Midland may ride but will only score points in the championship series if entered under one of the groups clubs.
It is hoped that this celebration event will provide an enjoyable day out for all with the added bonus of free food and drink for all the riders and officials after the trial.
The 2015 Charity event was in aid of the Charlotte Nott Trust. Charlotte is an active young girl who unfortunately had limbs amputated after contracting Meningitis.Many thanks to those that supported the trial and raffle. We will be presenting another cheque soon to support this good cause..