July 2020 Barbon Hillclimb Cancelled

May 6th, 2020 • By: Chairman Barbon, Events, Hillclimb, News

It is with regret that having lost the 6th June Barbon Hillclimb following MSUK’s suspension of motorsport, we now have to advise that the 4th July Barbon Hillclimb is also cancelled.

We had hoped that the restrictions connected with the Coronavirus pandemic would have reduced sufficiently to enable us to run the July event, but it now appears that even if some easing of the current lockdown happens before the end of June it is unlikely to be sufficient to allow us to run the event whilst keeping everyone safe from Covid-19.

After a great deal of deliberation including consulting our safety, medical and support volunteers, we have reached the sad conclusion that we won’t be able to run either of the  Hillclimbs at Barbon this year.

The July event would have been just 4 days after the end of the current suspension of motorsport (which may yet be extended) but to give adequate notice of our intentions to everyone connected with the event, we needed to announce our decision at least 2 months prior to the event.
We have now reached that point as we couldn’t afford to wait any longer for MSUK to announce its plans.

The decision has not been easy. No-one knows what the world is going to be like by July as none of us has experienced such an extraordinary situation before, so all we can do is make a decision based on the limited information available today.

We have taken into account a whole range of factors, the main issue being that of social distancing especially in the very restricted paddock space at Barbon.  We have had to consider the welfare of all those involved with the event, competitors, marshals, rescue crew, medics, event officials and of course spectators. We also had to consider the residents of Barbon Village to whom we also have a duty of care. Even if we closed the event to spectators, we would still have had over 250 people on-site which we think is likely to be more than will be allowed when easing of the current restrictions is announced by HM Government.

Clearly, the right thing to do is to cancel the event in order to protect the health of all those who might attend.

I’m sure you will be as disappointed as the members of the organising team who have put in a tremendous amount of work in preparation for this years’ Barbon events but, ultimately, the safety of everyone connected with the event needs to be our priority.

We have now refunded all competitors’ entry fees for this year’s Barbon events

We hope you will support the Barbon Hillclimbs once we are able to run the events again, hopefully, next year.

Stay safe everyone.

John Harden,
Liverpool Motor Club, on behalf of Barbon Hillclimb Ltd.





Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updated 10/4/2020

March 15th, 2020 • By: Chairman Aintree, Barbon, Events, Hillclimb, News, regs, Results & Reports, sprint

We had been planning for Liverpool Motor Club’s events to go ahead as normal this year unless we were instructed otherwise.

However, things have changed completely and all British Motorsport is now cancelled until at least the end of June and permits for all events prior to 30th June have been withdrawn (See MSUK announcement below).

Therefore, we regret to advise that the April and June Aintree Sprints are cancelled, as is the May Aintree Track Day and the June Barbon Hillclimb.

We have now made the tough decision to also cancel the July Barbon Hillclimb that was due to take place just 4 days after the end of the current suspension of motorsport. It became clear that we are likely to have serious difficulties securing sufficient volunteers to run the event, particularly adequate medical cover as several of our medics are NHS personnel who cover motorsport on their days off. It’s extremely disappointing to have to cancel any event, but we feel it is the responsible thing to do at this most uncertain of times.

It looks as though the current situation is likely to continue well beyond June, so we will not be able to offer replacement dates for the lost events. There is, of course, an opportunity to take part in our Aintree Track Day in August, and our Sprint in September, if we are allowed to run them.

We have refunded all entry fees for the affected events, and thank those competitors who asked us to hold on to their donations to North West Air Ambulance. We will pass those on in full at the end of the season.
The Air Ambulance service in England receives no Government subsidy and is as busy as ever during the Covid crisis. They need all the help they can get, so please consider making an extra donation to NWAA via their website:

We will review the effect of event cancellations on the LMC Speed Championship and will make a further announcement in due course.

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the instructions of  MSUK and the relevant authorities. We hope we will be able to run events later in the season, but this is by no means certain.

We managed to keep our sprints going through the Foot & Mouth epidemic in 2001, but this time we have an unprecedented situation affecting humans, the effect of which is completely out of our hands. We hope that you will support our events once motorsport resumes, whenever that might be.

In the meantime, stay safe, heed the Government’s warnings and look after yourselves and those around you.

John Harden, LMC Chairman


Motorsport UK COVID-19 Update

Tuesday 24 March 2020

In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption for motorsport events until at least 30th June.

This move provides clear guidance to event organisers, venues, competitors, officials and volunteer marshals of the role that Motorsport UK must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.

In recent days the feedback from our members and the community was a need for increased clarity to allow them to plan appropriately and, should the need arise, put in place necessary contingency measures.

Motorsport UK Chairman, David Richards explained, “Motorsport UK has a vital role to play with its community in re-inforcing that, at this time of national emergency, we must all stay at home to play our part in protecting the NHS and ultimately saving lives.  Today, the government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however, given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, it is evident that the most responsible course of action was to propose a longer suspension of our sport.  When we reflect back on this time, it will be a brief, but vital, hiatus from our everyday motorsport life and we must put this in perspective.  This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives.”

Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorsport community accordingly.

The latest UK government advice

The most recent NHS guidance

Advice for self-isolation

Government economic measures in tackling the economic impact of Coronavirus

We’re now taking entries for the 2020 Aintree Sprints

February 2nd, 2020 • By: Chairman Aintree, Events, News, regs, sprint

We’re accepting entries for our 2020 Aintree Sprints.

You can enter our events on-line with our quick & secure booking service. It’s the same price to enter online or by post.

Just click here to be taken to the Aintree Sprints Page for more details.
Enter online and you’ll avoid the risk of postal loss or delays, you will receive immediate confirmation that we’ve received your entry, & you don’t need a stamp or envelope.
And if you wish to enter more than one Aintree sprint, you can use the same on-line form without entering all your information again.

Don’t delay though…. some events may be full well before the closing date, so send in your entry in plenty of time!

Why not join LMC too?

Members of LMC are entitled to a discount of £3 off the entry fee for each of our events. If you enter any three LMC events (sprints, hillclimbs or trackdays), your total discount almost pays for your membership. Enter a fourth event and you are in profit. And membership entitles you to join our popular Speed Championship that allows you to select from over 20 rounds at 8 of the most popular Sprint and Hillclimb venues in the North, North Wales, and Midlands.

Updated 25/1/2020

Registrations are open for the LMC Speed Championship

February 2nd, 2020 • By: Chairman Aintree, Barbon, Events, Hillclimb, News, regs, sprint

Registrations are now open for the 2020 Liverpool Motor Club Speed Championship.

We’ve kept the registration fee at £17 for another year – we do hope you’ll join us!

There’s a choice from 24 rounds taking in all the most popular sprint & hillclimb venues in the North, North Wales and Midlands.

Simply click here to see the regulations and to enter

Updated 2/2/2020


LMC Start of Season Lunch and Championship Awards Presentation **Cancelled**

February 1st, 2020 • By: Chairman Aintree, Barbon, Events, Hillclimb, News, Results & Reports, Social Events, sprint, trackdays

It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Start of Season Lunch & 2019 LMC Championship Awards Presentation that was planned for 15th March, entirely due to a lack of interest from members. Just half the award winners had booked to go, and with a total of just 44 tickets sold, the event was simply not viable. We will contact everyone who has bought a ticket and will issue a full refund in the next few days.

The Championship awards will now be available to collect at this year’s Aintree &/or Barbon events.

We aim to hold an End of Season lunch or dinner with an awards presentation in November in the hope that greater interest will be shown at the end of the year.

The Start of Season Lunch and Championship Awards Presentation

will be held on

Sunday 15th March 2020

at the

Everglades Park Hotel, Derby Rd, Widnes WA8 3UJ

Commencing at 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm, the event will include an excellent three-course meal, followed by the presentation of the Liverpool Motor Club Speed Championship Awards for 2019.

Attendance will be by ticket only costing just £15 per person, the ticket price being subsidised by the Club.  The dress code will be smart casual (no jeans).

 All LMC members, wives, partners and our volunteer marshals are most welcome!

The meal includes a choice of menu for each course:-


  • Tomato and Basil Soup with Lancashire cheese croutons
  • Smooth chicken liver pate with house chutney and tomato ciabatta
  • Rose of melon with raspberry coulis and forest fruits


  • Roast breast of chicken with spring onion and creamed potatoes, tarragon carrots and a red wine jus
  • Baked Haddock, anna potatoes, buttered greens, white wine and chive sauce
  • Butternut squash and spinach risotto with basil pesto


  • Vanilla cheesecake with raspberry coulis
  • Baked apple crumble with English custard
  • Chocolate panna cotta with vanilla Chantilly

Tea/Coffee and chocolate mints


To book tickets, please complete the Ticket Application Form on your computer, and then save it.

You then have 3 options:

We hope all our award winners will be able to join us as well as many of our regular competitors. It’s a great opportunity to meet your fellow competitors in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, without the pressure of competition.

Bed & breakfast accommodation is available for £71 per room (2 people sharing).  Simply contact the hotel and quote Liverpool MC Lunch and the date and secure the reservation with card details (but only pay on arrival of stay).
Best Western Everglades Park Hotel: Tel 0151 495 5500


Updated 05/03/2020.