Contact Details Committee 

Andy Pike Chairman & Solo Post Classic Eligibility 

I did an engineering apprenticeship on leaving school & bought a Gilera 50 to get to work on, quickly replaced by a far more reliable Fsie! I've not stopped riding since, on a multitude of bikes of all makes & sizes. I joined Notts Police in my early 20’s, figuring on riding bikes for a living & retiring early! The speed bug bit & I needed to try racing, despite a young family & not much spare money. A familiar scenario to most I’m sure! 
CRMC at Cadwell at Easter 1991 was my first meeting, on a production Super Six. I’ve raced ever since; much of the time being in the enviable position of riding other peoples bikes, chiefly Cleve Brightman’s (one of the clubs founding fathers) who's been a friend & mentor for 30 odd years. 
I had a good innings I think, winning a few races & championships, both Classic & modern, before finishing on a high; winning on a Supermono at the CRMC Castle Combe meeting in 2021. It’s time for me to put something back! 

John Davidson Vice Chairman, Solo Classic Eligibility & Sponsorship 

I have been around motorcycles all my life, initially influenced by my parents both of whom rode bikes. Starting on a BSA Bantam field bike age 9, I later had a Tiger Cub and a BSA C15 on the road before deciding to try racing. My first race was way back in 1971 on a Honda CB77 at RAF Elvington in East Yorkshire. From the Honda I progressed, maybe progressed is not the right word, to air cooled Yamaha’s that were much faster than the Honda, but emptied the bank account even faster. 
Fast forward to 1985 and now with a young family, I discover the Classic Racing scene taking off and want a part of it. History then repeats itself as I purchase a road going Honda CB77 to convert to racing spec. The Honda performed well and the next year gave me my first race win with CRMC at Donington Park. 
Fast forward another 20 years to 2005 and I have just retired from the Fire Service after 30 years of squirting water about, can’t stop racing Hondas, but now putting a bit back into the club as a CRMC committee member and Race Entry Secretary. 
Around this time, I became a member of the FIM Europe Vintage Commission helping organise the Vintage Road Race Championships, a role I still have today. 
Fast forward another 20 years to the present and I still have a 350 Honda in the garage, am still on the CRMC Committee, still a member of FIME Vintage Commission and have a steady number looking after CRMC’s Classic Eligibility registrations and a few other odd jobs that I can help the club out with. 

Mark George Webmaster & Committee Consultant 

After being encouraged by my good friend Chris Jones, (the first CRMC Chief Scrutineer) to get involved and help in scrutineering at the tender age of 25 way back in the 1980s, (a role I enjoyed very much), at age 41 I realised life was whizzing past and I needed to be one of those chaps whizzing about on a track instead of the road! So, I started parading a BSA Bantam that a dear friend gave to me, but which never managed a lap (!) before buying a Ducati 250 and being bitten by the racing bug.  
That led on to racing a Ducati 350, a Yamaha TZ350, then a wonderful Yamaha TZ750 in Kenny Roberts colour, a Kawasaki Harris F1 (in green, obviously), a Ducat Pantah 500 and more recently, a Manx Norton and now a Honda 350 and a Ducati TT1 750 - Ducatis feature frequently in my garage choices!  
Inevitably, over the years I've become more involved with the CRMC, initially as the Post Classic Eligibility Officer, then a 5 year stint as Chairman of this illustrious club, Dinner Dance Organiser and now webmaster and consultant, helping in a wide variety of roles where my previous business experience is useful. The lastest project is this new website for the CRMC, so if you've got an idea or if something isn't working properly, please let me know.  

Anji Yardley Race Entries & Membership Secretary 

Shortly after I met Jono, we took a week’s holiday in the Isle of Man, neither of us knew that it was practice week for the Manx GP (at least that what I was told!)– it had been brought forward a week. Jono said that they were short of marshals, so we ended up marshalling every evening – a proper baptism of fire. 
His ambition turned out to be to race in the Island, although he had never raced, he soon started doing track days, and then racing with North Gloucestershire RRC (now NG). After a couple of years, he joined the CRMC, and I often went with him and decided if I was going to be there at the weekend, I need to do something other than make coffee. 
One day I was talking to Tony Finch and he asked if I would like to help in the Race Office, before I knew it, I was running the office and after a year or so I took on the job of Entries secretary – a sensible move as the two jobs areclosely related. Over the years I have been involved with the club I have got to know most of the riders by first name and now I even know most of the bikes and the classes they run in. 
For 2021 I have also taken on the role of Membership secretary, which dovetails perfectly with the other jobs! 

Chris Barfe Treasurer 

I started riding aged 4 on a Honda Monkey bike (wish I still had it!) and progressed to racing Grass track and Scrambling at the grand old age of 8 with the support of my Dad and Uncle. 
As an adult I rode Trials and Enduro until my passion for bikes spilled over into my professional life when in 1990 I joined Honda and became National Sales Manager, a position I held for 16 years before returning to Banking and running my own Engineering business's. 
Whilst I was at Honda I was involved with the set up of the Castrol Honda race schools at Cadwell and Mallory which got me onto a road race circuit. 
A chance meeting with Andy Pike at the World Police Road Race championship introduced me to the CRMC and entering my first race at Snetterton in 1996, on my Honda 500 Black Bomber. 
25 years later I'm still racing the Honda and a GSXR750 and having retired from working, now is a good time to put something back. 

Ben Robinson Vice Chairman & Digital Content Manager 

I got involved in the racing community when I was 4 years old, going along to the CRMC Meetings when my stepdad would be racing his Honda 200. From this I developed the bug. 
I remember standing at Paddock Hill at Brands Hatch in maybe 2009 and watching the Sidecar race, thinking “I’m going to do that one day”. After a lot of persuading my mum it was a good idea I went and got my licence, my first race being on a 750 Triumph at Lydden Hill. Since then I have finished 3rd in the Bemsee F2 Championship in 2019 and won the FSRA Pre Injection F1 championship onboard a 1998 Yamaha Thundercat. 
Alongside racing, I am a Clerk of the Course in Race Control, running and assisting in the organising and planning of meetings. I really enjoy it, seeing the smiles and happiness it brings to everyone in the paddock. 
Outside of racing, I’m a Transport Manager and I live in Bedford with my cat, Craner (yes, I did name her after the corner at Donington!). I enjoy going out on walks with my friends and of course enjoy the odd responsible drink in the bar.. 
Come and find me at any meeting and I’ll happily help you in anyway I can. :) 

Nick Taylor Chief Marshal 

I started marshaling in 1996 as a 16 year old flag marshal for Pegasus LC&MCC. I did this until I joined the military in 1997. 
In 2011 I started marshaling for Racesafe and did most rounds of the BSB Championship from 2012-2018. During that time I also marshaled for various clubs including Sector Marshaling for NLR for a number of years. 
In 2022 I joined the CRMC as the Deputy Chief Marshal. During the 2023 season the Chief Marshal had to unfortunately step down and I took over as Acting Chief Marshal for the rest of the 2023 season. I became Chief Marshal for the beginning of the 2024 season. I am also an ACU RR IO. 
In my work life I am a supervisor for the installation for Fibre Optic Telecommunication systems. In my personal life I enjoy spending time walking my dog Odin, and riding my motorbike when I can. 

Gavin Kidwell Riders Representative 

Keith Miller Chief Technical Officer 

Della Bufton Dinner Dance Event Co-Ordinator 

If you have any difficulties, please contact Anji Yardley, CRMC Race Entry Secretary, telephone number 01507 568573 (Please do not call after 9pm) or email 
We look forward to meeting you 

Contact Details Non-Committee Positions 

Jono Yardley Commentator & Open Megga Editor 

I started racing fairly late in my life – think I was about 47 years old. My ambition was always to race in the Isle of Man. I actually started with North Gloucester (now called NG) on a Yamaha FZR400, which went pretty well. I then discovered the CRMC when visiting the Stafford show. I bought an F2 spec YPVS 350, and raced in the PC750 class with some success. After a couple of years Jerry Lodge lent me one of his MT’s, and for a couple years campaigned it with many podiums and race wins, Probably some of the best racing I ever had – just brilliant fun. 
I achieved my lifetime ambition in 2010, and came home from the Manx with a replica and a fastest lap of over 100mph average. I competed there again on a 600 Honda. I stopped racing in 2017 and since then have been more involved in helping the club run, assisting Anji in the race office, doing the podiums, Saturday evening presentations and assisting Graham Lawlor when we visit circuits that require two commentators. I also compile and produce the Club magazine ‘Open Megga’ and also the printed race programmes. 
For me seeing the pleasure and happiness from so many people – Riders, their partners, teams and spectators – after a weekends racing gives me immense satisfaction. To be able to share in their successes and support them when things don’t go so well is what makes Jono tick. 

Pete Morris CRMC Photographer, PJM Photography 

My interest in motorbikes started as a child, I inherited the passion from my father, as he was a lover of bikes too, so it seems to run in the family. 
When I was growing up, my family were very friendly with a neighbouring farmer, who used to allow me to ride in the fields on my moped. As soon as I was old enough, I had a bike on the road, from a moped through to a Suzuki Hayabusa, believe me, far too many bikes, to list here! 
I first raced in 1979-80, but due to a growing family and dwindling disposable income, it was short lived. 
Fast forward to 2000, I started racing again with my Yamaha TZ350, racing with the Forgotten Era Racing Club (FRC) and The Classic Racing Motorcycle Club. During that time, I raced at most of the UK circuits; Chimay in Belgium, and also took in a few ICGP rounds at BSB meetings too. I was lucky enough to be the last ever winner of the FRC 350GP Championship on my TZ. I still have that trophy to this day, and I feel proud to have my name on it, with the likes of Richard Parker and Lea Gourlay, as previous winners 😉 
I always had a passion for photography too, especially for the bike racing, always carrying a camera around my neck at meetings. 
Now that I'm a professional Photographer, and the CRMC’s official Tog, I love nothing more than being next to the action, getting that special shot is as good as it gets! I love what I do, and seeing my images in print, in the Classic Racer, Open Megga and the CRMC Programme’s is an honour! 
I really appreciate everyone’s support and when anyone purchases my images, it's always very much appreciated, thank you! 

Graham Hemshall Paraders Liason Contact 

Paula Batten-Wright Marshals Administrator 

Steve Reilly Acting Sidecar Eligibility  

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