MC Electronics joins the 2019 sponsor line-up. !


Ian Mathias and the team at MC Electronics confirmed today that they had chosen Phase One Endurance as a sales and marketing partner for 2019.

During a recent visit to Team HQ, it became apparent that the MC Electronics approach to product design and company philosophy mirrored much of the team’s.

Ian Mathias commented that ‘Safety and reliability have been foundation stones for the success of both MC Electronics and Phase One Endurance. There is a lot of commonality here, which I am keen to work on.’ Long-time motorcyclist Ian added, ‘We are pleased to be associated with the team and its proven record of racetrack success and look forward to pursuing some joint marketing projects in the UK and abroad. We will be seeking ways to promote the company in some of our expanding markets, via the team, in the coming season. ’

Team Manager Russell Benney was delighted to welcome MC Electronics as a new partner and would be working hard to promote its extensive product range of Railway Safety and associated Equipment.

As a start, we have taken this extract from the company literature and encourage you to visit its website…….I believe that lots of the product range and design/manufacture applies to your business as well…….

MC Electronics Ltd manufacture railway safety solutions to suit a wide range of applications. The majority of equipment is produced at our own factory, ensuring that equipment can be quickly adapted and enhanced to suit the required application.

 Our products are based around core technologies which are robust, proven solutions. Most of our products are the result of continuous development, and in some cases have been developed in conjunction with our customers to ensure that the ideal product is manufactured to the required specification.

 Through our own workshops and factory, we can ensure design and manufacture solutions can be developed in a matter of weeks from an initial concept through to final production, installation and commissioning.

 We work closely with the customer to ensure that the final result exceeds their expectations and delivers first time, every time.  With over 38 years of experience of designing, manufacturing and supplying railway safety solutions, MC Electronics is committed to innovation and delivering new solutions to the modern railway.

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New Website

Dear All,

Welcome to our new website.

We apologise for the inadvertent discontinuation of our old site which was due to the untimely death of Martin Gelder. Martin did so much for the team in the background and we miss him very much.

So, going forward, we are about to populate this new site, created by Lida’s son Jim Woodall, and will give priority to a news update, an updated sales page and backfilling the information about the end of 2018.

We are currently working hard on the 2019 calendar and in the workshop preparing both the endurance project and the new ICGP bikes for early season testing.

Our continued thanks for the support of our long term sponsors and team friends, without whom it would not be possible.

2019, here we come!

16th Classic Bol

IMG_8172Phase One scored a credible 9th place at the 16th Classic Bol, in a race dominated by Post Classic RC30s and ZXR Kawasaki’s. Peter Linden and Hugh Brasher rode a textbook race in very warm dry conditions.
Congratulations must go to James Hillier on his fantastic 6th position in his debut classic race.


Commiserations go to Team Neate, Roadrunner, Team Bike and Team Force who fell by the wayside, mostly victims of engine failure.
Grip from Continental’s Road Attack 3 tyres with the multi grip technology proved itself on the Mistral straight and in the challenging Double Droit du Beausset corner.
Thanks to all our sponsors for their support – what a great way to end the season. Roll on 2019.

Classic Bol – 13/14 September

This year’s Classic Bol d’Or will take place on Friday and Saturday, 13th/14th September, as part of the EWC Bol d’Or Paul Ricard event.

The Team will comprise of 2018 European Endurance Legends Superbike Cup winners, Peter Lindén and Hugh Brasher.

Preparations on the P&M GSXR1100 Suzuki are well underway and with only 4 weeks to go we hope to be ready to load by the end of the month.

The Team also compete at the ICGP race at Hockenheim on 8th/9th September, for the first time with the new BSR/Phase One TZ350’s.

It’s busy in the workshop….

See you at the Bol.


Martin’s funeral arrangements

The funeral will be held at 12 noon on Thursday the 19th of July at Risby Crematorium (West Suffolk, just outside Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6RR, tel 01284 755118)

All welcome – no flowers or dress code

Bikes very welcome to gather at the Harley Shop in Black Bear Lane, Newmarket to form a cortege from Linda’s house to the crematorium, to leave at 11.30. (CB8 0JT, tel 01638 445796)

Venue of the wake is the Krazy Horse Cafe, Empire House, Lamdin Road, Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6NU (tel. 01284 749645).

It will be a Triumph Thunderbird funeral vehicle.

Humanist celebrant will officiate.

Regards, Russell

Martin Gelder died 2nd July 2018

Martin Gelder died of stomach cancer today.

We understand that Martin had recently sufferred with stomach pain whilst on a Morini outing in Spain. On his return he cancelled several engagements including the Oschersleben WEC / 4 hrs classic weekend. After persistant pain, he sought medical advice but died shortly afterwards.

We last saw Martin at Donington Park at the 4hrs classic weekend in early May. He was then in good spirits and enjoyed some high quality time with a lot of old friends.

Martin will be fondly remembered by hundreds of Phase One Endurance team members, riders, friends and supporters alike.

Martin started his support for our team by helping in the workshop in the early 1990s, quickly progressing to handling the team’s PR, via the Phase One Endurance website and Race 24.
He will be remembered by most for being ever present at all of the World Endurance Events for a ten year period and providing in depth reportage and high quality images, from Suzuka to Le Mans, where no others were available. More recently Martin gave his support to the growing band of classic endurance race followers.

Martin’s genuine enthusiasm for motorcycle endurance racing (proper racing as he would say), combined with his photography and IT skills, brought this branch of motorsport to thousands who would otherwise have been unconnected, particularly after each event.

Martin’s legacy, via Race24 and its blog, includes the near single -handed creation and nurturing of a whole community that was previously unconnected and for that we thank him.

At Phase One Endurance we shall remember him as a superb motorcycle photo journalist, a true friend of the team and most importantly, a genuinely nice chap.

Our sympathies are with Martin’s family and friends.

Russell Benney

We shall publish funeral details when we become aware of them.       

Pictures by Lida van Ham