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Huge Changes to 2020 Stars at Darley event

2020 sees the fifty-year anniversary of the first ever “Stars at Darley” meeting, or as it was called in the early days “Return of the Stars to Darley”. Percy Tait won the Return of the Stars races in October 1970 to start a long tradition at Darley Moor. Since those early days apart from the title very little has changed about the “Stars at Darley” meeting. We introduced Sidecars along the way and then when the Sidecars failed to support the Club the Sidecar Stars were sadly relegated to the past. Apart from that the solos have continued to have two ten lap races mixed with the final round of that season’s Club Championships.

Well the Darley Moor Club have decided that all good things must come to an end or at least change format. So, we have spent time with our sponsors, our officials and our competitors both our Stars and our Club riders and we have developed a new and, in our opinion, exciting format for the future “Stars at Darley” meetings.

From 2020 the “Stars at Darley” will become a two-day event with practice and racing on both days.

Saturday will see a full timed qualifying session for the Club races plus an untimed session for the “Stars”. After a short lunch break there will be a timed qualifying session for the “Stars” followed by a full round of the Club Championship programme with a new 15 lap “Stars at Darley” race 1.

Sunday will follow a similar format except there will be an un-timed warm-up in the morning for the “Stars”. The afternoon will see slightly longer Club Championship races with a 15 Lap “Stars at Darley” race 2 planned for 3.00 pm. As is the current procedure the combined result of the two “Stars at Darley” races will give the overall result. Time will be allocated after the second race for the winners to proceed on a lap of honour for the fans.

To enhance the weekend event the Club have decided to make some changes to spectator charges for the weekend. Tickets for Saturday or Sunday will be available on the Gate at £16.00 for adults and £11.00 for Senior Citizens, weekend Tickets will be available at £26.00 for Adults and £18.00 for Senior Citizens. Accompanied Children under 16years will be free on both days. Camping will be available at £6.00 per caravan / motorhome or tent per night. It is anticipated that the two-day Programme will be just £4.00. Further reductions will be available if advance tickets are purchased before 9.00 am on Wednesday 7thOctober. See www.darleymoorstore.co.uk for further details.

The Club have not forgotten their loyal Club Competitors either with a reduction in the cost of the Entry Fees for the two days. For Solo competitors the two-day fee for the first class will be reduced to £240.00 and for Sidecar crews to £260.00. Additional class fees will remain the same for the weekend with the fees for the Allcomers cup being payable for each day.

Don Ryder, Chairman of the Darley Moor Club since 1965 is quoted “ my Committee have considered many suggestions before agreeing to this new and very different approach to our now traditional “Stars at Darley” meeting and we all hope there is something in it for everyone.” He continues “our traditional “Stars at Darley” sponsors have fully endorsed the new format.”