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Life Style Changes

Whenever we decide to eat better, exercise more, or be less stressed, it can be hard to make a lifestyle change, and even harder to make it stick. Especially if you are stuck behind the wheel of a truck all day.

Lifestyle changes are more likely to produce results if they are specific, measurable, achievable and realistic.

  1. Set a veryspecific  e.g – I will walk a mile every day.
  2. Find a way to measure  e.g – log your efforts each time.
  3. Make sure it’s achievable. For example, don’t set a goal of a daily 5 mile run if you’re out of shape or won’t find the time or place to do it. If you can’t safely or reasonably manage your goal, set a smaller, more achievable one.
  4. Make sure it’s realistic. It may seem counterintuitive, but choosing the change you most need to make (quitting smoking or losing weight) isn’t as successful as choosing the change you’re most confident you’ll be able to make. Start with sure bets and build from there.


Thank you to all the drivers that attended the Truckfest this year and to the Morris men for bringing the Rally car and for all the donation towards the Mission Impossible 2018.
£1175 was collected for the WN & DLR Air Ambulance Service.

4 tips to help you to relax when driving

1 Practice deep breathing techniques. This is one way that you can instantly relax when you are driving. Deep breathing slows your heart rate, lowers your blood pressure, and calms you overall.

2 Release tension in your body. You may find that your hands are clinched on the wheel, shoulders hunched, neck tight, and jaw tense. You can relax when driving if you do things that relieve the tension in your body.

3 Use mindfulness strategies. Being mindful means focusing your attention in the here and now, on driving and only driving. Focusing your mind completely on driving doesn’t give your mind much room to think about anything upsetting and can help you relax when you are driving.

4 Change your self-talk. It is easy to start saying things to yourself that increase your feelings of tension, stress, anger, and anxiety. You can relax when you are driving if you make an effort to think relaxing thoughts and talk to yourself in a calm way.

Getting enough sleep?

Healthy Brain Function and Emotional Well-Being

Sleep helps your brain work properly. While you’re sleeping, your brain is preparing for the next day. It’s forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information.

Studies show that sleep deficiency alters activity in some parts of the brain. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change. Sleep deficiency also has been linked to depression, suicide, and risk-taking behavior.

Physical Health

Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.

Sleep deficiency also increases the risk of obesity. For example, one study of teenagers showed that with each hour of sleep lost, the odds of becoming obese went up. Sleep deficiency increases the risk of obesity in other age groups as well.

Daytime Performance and Safety

Getting enough quality sleep at the right times helps you function well throughout the day. People who are sleep deficient are less productive at work. They take longer to finish tasks, have a slower reaction time, and make more mistakes.

Lack of sleep also may lead to microsleep. Microsleep refers to brief moments of sleep that occur when you’re normally awake.

5 Tips of Healthy Snacking

Choose your snacks wisely Get the nutrition you need with snacks that are lower in sugar

Don’t skip meals As a general rule, eating every 3-4 hours will help your body feel satisfied and leave you less likely to snack excessively.

Eat slowly Eating your food slowly gives your brain and stomach the time to effectively send messages about how much food you need and when it’s time to stop eating.

Pack in some protein Keep protein-rich snacks close by, and you’ll be well on your way to curbing those afternoon cravings.

Stay hydrated If you feel a sudden hunger set in, try drinking a tall glass of water and waiting 5 minutes.

Quitting leads to better sex

Stopping smoking improves the body’s blood flow so improves sensitivity.

Men who stop smoking may get better erections. Woman may fine their orgasms improve and they become aroused more easily.

It’s also been found that non-smokers are three times more appealing to prospective partners than smokers.

Now if that’s not an incentive I don`t know what is!! At nearly £10.00 per packet and a packet a day would make a massive saving of over £3500.00 per year – That’s some Holiday!!


Photo credit – Colin Port Images

Donington Park March 24th + 25th

Qualifying : 

With 80 bikes  trying to qualify in the rain it was always going to be about who dare push the limit the most I finally ended up 43rd this meant that I was dropped into the cup races for Saturday by less than ½ of second the  top 40 go in the Elite races .

Race 1

Started 25th on the grid out of 40 made a good start cutting through the novice grid and had moved inside the top ten after 4-5 laps made a last corner move on the last lap but out braked myself and dropped down to 9th over the line .

Race 2

Again started 25th and with a touch of red mist launched the bike of the start and flew through the grid making good progress through the next few laps ended up battling for 3rd losing out by half a bike length over the line .

With our fastest laps re setting the grids for the 2 races on Sunday I had managed to put myself 40th on the elite races out of 42  

Race 3

Set out on the warm up lap another bike had a problem while going down craner curves had to take avoiding action ended up wobbling down on the wet grass somehow stayed on ! arrived to grid late , lights went out with all the fun of the warm up lap forgot I had changed over to race shift on my gear lever meaning I selected 2nd gear to set off with Doh! Well and truly fired up I set off chasing the fast disappearing pack . after 3 laps I had caught up to the back of the pack and worked my through to 13th in the senior class and 33rd overall

Race 4

Got a cracking start having passed 6-8 bikes before the first corner only for an accident to bunch us all back up again ,in a scrappy race with several riders falling off causing several yellow flags around the circuit I was involved in a 8 bike scrap for the whole race topped off by a bike crashing on the last corner on the last lap more yellow flags  ended up 13th senior 32nd overall .  

A good start to the season well stayed upright J ,a bit of what could have been on to Oulton park 1day race on Saturday 21st .



Photo credit – Colin Port Images

Golden Era Steelsport Round 1 Donington Park. Saturday 24th+25th March Race 1 After a nasty start line incident the race was red flagged before completion of the first lap. The re-run  was to take place a few hours later, resulting in the riders having to sit on their first race of the season nervous energy a little longer.

The re-run went well for Team FERMAC and Nick managed to bring the trusty Steelie home in 2nd place.

Race 2

Another 2nd place bagged after a short battle with Dave Langley who was having some bad luck with a few bike issues.

Race 3

By the first race on Sunday Dave had finally managed to sort the bike issues from Saturday and was starting to gather his pace and got the better of Nick, leaving a 3rd place finish for Team FERMAC.

Race 4

Brad Davey had been on fire all weekend, winning all 3 previous races. However, due to a mechanical failure he didn’t make the end of the first lap, leaving Nick and Dave to scrap it out for the win. Dave managed to keep the momentum going from the previous race and took the win, leaving Nick to take 2nd.

Overall, a very successful first round resulting in Nick leading the Steel sport championship by one point from Brad Davey, as we head to round 2 at Oulton Park.