www.GPFuture.com is the Internet presence for the GP Future bike racing campaign, run by two racing fans, & .
The campaign started in 2005, followed by the website being launched ahead of the 2006 racing season, after the standard "long chat down the pub" (where many good ideas seem to spring). Click here to find out more about them & the campaign.
For those who have never been to a bike race, we strongly urge you to go. Even if it's only to a club event, you will find a new level of exciting sport. Motorsport in all its forms is exciting but that especially applies to bike racing.
Scarily fast, frenetic action, graceful, almost balletic movements from the bikes as they tip into corners and that one ingredient missing from F1: overtaking.
It's also cheap. A club event will cost between nothing and about £12 to visit. Weekend tickets, even for the national British Superbike events cost no more than £32. For THREE DAYS access. Race day aside, you'll even get to the pits and meet the riders.
Britain has so many talented young riders, all seeking help & recognition in order that they can ultimately succeed. The GP Future site provides a gateway, particularly in our Showcase section, to riders looking for support in their ambitions to put more British riders into the spotlight.
If you want to know how to start racing, take a look at our advice section, which will give you can get an idea of what's involved, including learning organisations you need to contact, likely costs, necessary equipment & what goes on at a race meeting (from a racers' perspective).
The links section will direct you to bike racing groups & organisations. Finally, there is our Contact page, where you can get in touch with us.
Ex-GP racer and commentator Steve Parrish has now added another date to his MAD Tour. He'll regale you with his tales of misbehaviour and laughter on the Isle of Man this June. We've provided details here.
We started the site to promote any young British racer, (via a website link) or by providing a web presence (for those who have none). For 2014, one of our goals will to support three talented young riders and a sidecar team, all from the south of England:
Tom Weeden &
Team JH Racing.
When we first started our bike racing campaign, we had two aims: to raise the profile of the sport and get as much assistance for as many riders as possible. Six years on, we've learned that, as an amateur two-man campaign team with limited time, that's simply not possible. We believe it would be more constructive to concentrate on helping a smaller number of riders directly, while still offering promotional support for any rider who need help, specifically via our Showcase pages.