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Nominations Open for the Pinhard Trophy

Thursday August 29, 2019 at 4:54pm
Nominations Open for the Pinhard Trophy
Once again we are seeking nominations for one of the UK’s most prestigious awards - THE PINHARD TROPHY which is in the gift of Sunbeam MCC. This award has been presented since 1950 to the best Under-21 year old sporting motorcyclist competing under ACU or SACU jurisdiction. (See Rules)

Last year’s winner was 19 year old Road Racer Ryan Vickers. 2018 was an outstandingly successful year for Ryan taking the British 600 Superstock Title. Ryan was a British Youth Motocross Champion and moved over to the tarmac in 2016 finishing 2nd in the Thundersport series. He moved to Superstock in 2017. On hearing of his win Ryan said, " I am so happy to have won this prestigious trophy which has been running for many many years and lots of very famous people have also won it, so I am blessed to now be a part of that list! I would like to thank all the judges and people that put my name forward for this, also

Previous winners are an honours roll of motorcycling greats over the last 70 years who have excelled in all spheres of the sport including Mike Hailwood, Jeff Smith, Roy Peplow, Dan Shorey, Alexz Wigg, 3 Lampkin’s and a host of others who have gone on to be national and international household names. Not least being the late, great John Surtees.

The Trophy is a huge 3-gallon cup together with a retention replica Tankard.  Sunbeam MCC awards the trophy in memory of Frederick William Pinhard who died in 1948 whilst serving as Secretary of the Club.


All sections of the ACU together with the Scottish-ACU are invited to submit entries as well as anyone who feels personally eligible to make an entry. Entries can be for active competitors or administrators under-21 at the beginning of November 2018 (see Rules).


Editors of leading motorcycle periodicals are invited as judges together with the General Secretary of the ACU and three officials appointed by Sunbeam MCC.


Entry Forms, Regulations and a List of Previous Winners are available from Sunbeam’s website or Trustee for the Trophy, Tony Lloyd who can be contacted on
or 07751300233

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