WELSH CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL SATURDAY 27 & SUNDAY 28 MAY 2023
The WCMF is very excited to introduce our star guests for 2023;
Multiple World, British & Endurance Champion - TERRY RYMER
Multiple British Champion & Isle of Man TT Winner - IAN SIMPSON
Multiple British, European & Road Race Champion - MIKE "SPIKE" EDWARDS
Over an incredible racing career Terry has won over 200 races in 20 years. He started with winning the BMCRC & KC 250cc and 350cc Production Championships at the tender age of 18, before turning professional and taking the British Superbike Championship, and World Superbike Championship crowns, as well as winning the 1992 & 1999 FIM Endurance World Championships.
Terry has also raced the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hours race in Japan four times, rode a privateer Harris-Yamaha at the 1992 British Grand Prix, made a handful of 500cc Grand Prix starts for Suzuki in 1996 and won the prestigious Bol d'Or race five times, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Spa 24 Hour motorcycle race twice!
We're excited to confirm that Terry will be riding his Loctite Yamaha and OW-01 at this year's WCMF.
Ian began racing at the age of 16, and entered the British Championship two years later. He won the TT Superbike class in the 1994 HEAT British Supercup (now known as the British Super Bike Championship) on a Duckhams Crighton Norton, the final year Rotary Nortons were raced at this level.
Other British titles won by Ian were in Supersport, taking the 600cc Supercup championships in 1991 and 1994 and only person to win 600 and superbike championships in the same year. He won the 400cc National Championship in 1993, also Production Powerbike champion in 1997, as well as winning 3 Isle of Man TTs and 2 times ICGP 350cc champion, and European endurance champion.
Ian will be riding his own Yamaha FZ750 over the weekend, and probably his FS1E too!!
Mike 'Spike" Edwards
Spike describes himself as a real journeyman of motorcycle competition having raced something every single year since 1982!
A British and International motorcycle racer with an exceptional pedigree, Spike has won multiple British Championship titles in Superstock, Supermono and Historic GP, an FIM Euro championship, with further wins at the Imola 200 and on the ‘pure roads’ at the Macau GP and NorthWest 200.
Still racing, Spike also enjoys sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge of the sport, trying to put something back, through circuit guides, hints and tips videos and one to one on track coaching as an independent ACU certified commercial road race coach, and he will be sharing some of his knowledge with us at the WCMF this year!