Chris Jones Riders Fund buys safety barriers

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The Chris Jones Riders Fund (CJRF) and BSB series organisers MSVR have secured the long-term supply and installation of soft barrier protection at BSB events.

Since 2005 BSB has rented up to 300 metres of soft barriers annually to exceed the track licensing conditions at various circuits. Going forward this solution was becoming economically and practically unviable.

But now the CJRF has helped secure the purchase of 300 metres of FIM approved ‘type A’ barrier manufactured by UK company, Recticel.

BSB Series Director, Stuart Higgs said: "Thanks to the CJRF we have been able to secure the future supply of soft barrier protection and look at prevention elements to complement the X-ray and other invaluable medical support services already made possible by the work of Pam Jones and the Fund."

The CJRF  hope that everyone will continue to support the Fund despite the current economic climate. Already planned is the annual Bowling Night, Sponsored Walk/Run at Oulton Park, Cadwell Cycle Race and the end of season CJ Dinner.

The CJRF was established in early 2006 when 14-year-old Chris Jones lost his life in a tragic racing accident at Cadwell Park in August 2005.

The Fund was established in Chris’ memory to raise money within the motorcycle industry to provide vital medical equipment and improve the safety at the British motorcycle race meetings.

In the past two years Chris’ parents Pam and Clive and his sister Lucy have dedicated their time and resources along with the CJRF team and have raised over £200,000.

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin