"When I was told there was a hire bike to go racing on I was really intrigued, I'd not raced for 8 years and wasn't sure if I wanted to invest again, so my friend walked me up the paddock at Snet to see the guys of Rent-A-Racer!!! Len was instantly enthusiastic, despite just about to send a rider out, he still spoke to me about the club bike and all the assistance I'd get and I left feeling like I could actually do this! So I signed up. A year later at the same meet, Snetterton, I was blessed with great weather but an even greater team.
I'd not ridden a two stroke since 1988 and I didn't like the feisty little feckers then!, I was so nervous but Len and Pete were just so good, they sorted the bike, they sorted my head, they did everything, all I had to do was throw my leg over it and try and keep it pinned.
Despite me being at the back of the grid they made me feel like Rossi, I was always greeted with smiles and well dones when I came back in and the team support from the rest of the YPM riders was really great, it was the best weekend, I improved, we laughed A LOT! Now I'm going to do a full season next year without a doubt.
If you are thinking of doing this, don't hesitate, this is the most fun you'll have on two wheels trust me!"
Tess Bickerstaff, Snetterton 300 Club Bike Rider
"I had the pleasure of riding the club bike at Oulton Park; the closest I'm going to get to feeling like a factory motorcycle racer! I was made to feel extremely welcome by everyone, from Len phoning me before the race weekend to discuss my experience and bike set up preferences, and looking after me all weekend, to the racers in the paddock who were so friendly and encouraging.
After a day getting used to my first ride on a two stroke since hitching a lift on my Dad's race bike in the paddock 30 years ago I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of qualifying and racing the bike. It couldn't have been better set up and the overall experience was absolutely amazing. Thanks to everyone involved and for anyone thinking of giving it a go I would definitely say go for it, you won't regret it!"
Michael Pinches - Club Bike Rider at Oulton Park and Cadwell Park
"The team were superb all weekend and I was treated like Rossi and the bike was looked after by all the club members all weekend and I could not have been more welcome .
I left the race weekend with a large smile and I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the bike so much I am looking to purchase a bike over the winter period "
Club Bike Rider
"I enjoyed my 4 races on the YPM club bike better than any racing yet. The support and friendliness in the YPM club was exceptional and the TZR 250 was great fun and a buzz!"
Club Bike Rider
"I would like to thank you all for a great experience racing the YPM club bike. I could not have asked for better assistance from arranging the bike hire through to the last race of the weekend, there was not one hiccup, even when the weather on Friday was trying its best to mess it up!
A big thank you to Len and Pete for their bike preparation and calming advice… It definitely helped settle the pre-race nerves
All the best, and I hopefully will see you again this year if I can sort out a good TZR… I’m still after a BEMSEE/YPM podium medal!"
Darren, Club Bike Rider