Club MCE 2014 - The numbers
My exclusive VIP club just for policy holders has had a fantastic year gifting my members all sorts of once in a lifetime experiences at the MCE Insurance British Superbikes. Here's a breakdown of the experiences people have enjoyed and how many have been given out...
Hang out with a rider
We've had 12 hang outs this year with a host of different riders at locations all over the circuits. Club members got to quiz Ian Hutchinson in his garage, James Ellison at the side of track, Tommy Bridewell in his Milwaukee cave, Dan Linfoot in pitlane, Chris Walker side of track at Brands and in the offices of Silverstone, Jakub Smrz in the suite at Thruxton, Josh Waters on the grid, Shakey at the bottom of the mountain, Josh Brookes in the suite at Donny, Kiyo, Westy and Lee Bob at Assen and finally Kirkham, Mainwaring, Waters and Alex Lowes in the Media centre at Brands! Needless to say we all learnt a lot about our heroes...if you want to come to a hang out next year it's open to all Club members so just turn up when the time is right!
Pit Walk (+1)
Club MCE members get priority when on the pit walk. Thousands of you got in before everyone else and also at rounds where you have to pay...my members didn't! It's all free with Club MCE. Not only did members get in first on the main pit walks they also got exclusive pit tours at selected rounds giving them a half hour wander where no one else can go!
Grid Walk (+1)
624 lucky club members got to brush shoulders with the stars just before race start. There's nothing quite like a MCE British Superbike grid and to be part of it is something very special...no one else gets this treatment!
The Inside Track
122 members got to check out behind the scenes at the circuits that house the MCE Insurance British Superbikes. Visiting Pirelli, Hel, Eurosport, Race control and more the lucky few got a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes at every single round.
Safety Car Laps in the Nissan GTR
Over 280 lucky Club members got to experience the awesome power of the Nissan GTR on hot laps around each circuit. Safety car drivers Chris, Elvis and occasionally special guest drivers such as Naill Mackenzie did their best to give members the fastest, most sideways view they could at our iconic British circuits.
Pillion Laps with top MCE BSB Riders
Over 200 members bagged themselves pillion laps on my MCE Fireblades with riders including John McGuiness, Naill Mackenzie, Peter Hickman, Davo Johnson and Jimmy Storrar to name a few; this really is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any of the lucky club member chosen. However good a rider you think you are, you've never experienced anything like this!
Become Official Pit Crew
Only 12 of these happen every year so it's pretty special. Club members got to spend the day with MCE BSB teams including GBmoto Kawasaki, Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki, Buildbase BMW, TAG Anvil Hire Kawasaki, Milwaukee Yamaha, WD40 Kawasaki, Millsport Ducati, Quattro Plant Kawasaki, Tyco Suzuki, RAF Reserves Honda, FFX Yamaha and finally Tsingtao Kawasaki. Getting a look behind the scenes at what goes on within the teams as well as being in pit lane all day as the weekends campaign develops these lucky few had an experience they will never forget.
Behind the Scenes with Eurosport
Another special experience that only 12 members got to take part in. Joining up with the Eurosport team on raceday these members got to see inside the Eurosport village, learning all about what happens to get the pictures onto our screens back home. Shadowing one of the producers they also got to be on grid before the races and hung out with the presenters Matt Roberts, James Haydon and Jamie Whitham.
Hundreds of Club members got the opportunity to watch the racing from pit wall in our very own perch complete with timing and Eurosport feeds. At some selected rounds members also got to view from other MCE superview positions such as inside the track at the top of the mountain at Cadwell or the observation tower at Brands.
Helmet and Leather park
As usual through our partnership with Riders for Health members got to make use of the Riders bus for helmet and leather storage just with a flash of their Club MCE lanyard.
30 lucky members got to take part in terrifying sidecar laps at selected circuits. These are special experiences where long standing Club members are selected, could it be you next year?
No one does hospitality like Club MCE does hospitality. Over 150 lucky members got the full VIP day which included food and drink, guided behind the scene tours, pillion and safety car laps, exclusive talks and incredible viewing for the races. This once again is an experience where members are pre-selected for their loyalty.
As you can see I've been pretty busy this season, if you'd like to get involved with Club MCE next year and be part of MCE BSB in a way you didn't think possible all you need is a policy with me and you're eligible to enter.
For more information or to register visit the Club MCE app.
21.10.14 - Big Ed