Meet the team
From left to right, Ray Stephen, Julie Jackson- Stephens, Andy Hoare, Steve Gilkes, Hazel Hoare, Steve & Elaine Moody
The ‘red neck’ at the Gooseneck is ‘ big hammer’ Steve Gilkes. Steve, who learnt to ride a bike the day after he could walk, is one of life’s true bikers with his collection of 17 bikes, some that even live indoors! Steve is the team’s main man, mechanic, pit crew chief and all round great guy!
Let us introduce to you the one and only Ray ‘Bananaman’ Stevens. Ray who agrees with us ‘normal’ people that you can never have enough bikes, has a fine collection of Italian bikes and always at hand with his ‘works’ cloth to lend a hand in the pits!
Meet Andy ‘the gas man’ Hoare. Andy, who according to his new bride is good at gassing, will wear the fuel man robes at the years Manx GP. Andy, an accomplished racer and in his own right, finished 5th in the Mallory Park Buildbase Trophy in 2017 and won the Harold Coppock Trophy for Club Man. welcome aboard the good ship Dilligaf Andy!
Stu ‘the helmet polisher’ Jackson, owner of KC Auto Colours, has been a long term sponsor of Steve, back as far as his BSB days in the late nineties. Stu also races motocross and enduro with Old Moods.
Elaine ‘Pitstop’ MoodyLast but by no means the quietest, is Elaine ‘pitstop’ Moody, AKA ‘Gob on a Stick’ and Mr Moody’s ‘one who must be obeyed’. Elaine who insists on naming her bikes, rides a Triumph Street Triple RX named Silver and a KTM RC 390 named Garfield on the road and off-road, rides a YZ85, loving known to all as Jack Russell! Elaine, the self-appointed team manager, looks after all the team’s PR work and mechanise, and writes the world famous race reports! Elaine now has her own NC29 race bike called Bessie May and with her newly acquired ACU licence taken to the race track as sidecar passenger and solo rider!
Captain Caveman could not be without his Teen Angels, Erica, Julie and Hazel, who bake dam good cakes, make the most amazing bacon butties, spanner and change oil, make endless cups of tea and coffee plus run around behind the scenes collecting spares and generally looking after the boys!