Motorcycle Racing Calendar Coming Soon - Save Your Pennies

Some things are so good they are worth making a tradition of. One such thing is the Motorcycle Racing Calendar - it was a huge hit last year, and so this year, it's back, bigger and better than before. The calendar features one of Scott Jones' fantastic photos above every month, with the month grid below containing birthdays for most of the leading riders in the MotoGP, World Superbike, Moto2, World Supersport and 125cc classes, as well as every MotoGP and World Superbike round highlighted for easy reference.

What makes this year's calendar better? For a start, at 12" by 9.25" (12" by 18.5" laid out flat), it's bigger than last year, meaning more room for Scott's superb pictures. But the production quality is better too, with an additional high gloss finish to make the pictures shine. Best of all, the calendar has been produced in partnership with Riders for Health, and 10% of the proceeds will go towards helping provide health care in remote regions of the world. Riders for Health was set up by former 500cc star Randy Mamola together with Barry and Andrea Coleman, and has been a cause that has supported for a number of years now. We are proud to be able to help Riders through our calendar.

The calendar is set to sell for $16.95 plus shipping, for readers based in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Shipping and handling costs will be $6 for the US, $11 for Canada and $13 for Australia and New Zealand. All prices are in US Dollars, rather than Canadian or Australian. For our European readers, the calendar will cost EUR 13.95, plus EUR 6 shipping and handling.

The calendar should be available within the next week or so, in plenty of time for the gift-giving season. A pre-order form will be available within a couple of days.

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I bought your calendar last year and it is the only one I have in my office. The photos are amazing, you guys make a great partnership. Really looking forward to getting next years. Regards from California, john

Assuming that is the cover, I hope you get some money from redbull too :)

Otherwise it seems an odd choice to put Dani boy on the cover obscuring the two top riders of the last season.

/end nit picking

Choosing a cover shot is always difficult, and this one encapsulated much of what the season was about. Anyway, you won't be looking at the cover for long, as there is a great photo for every month, plus a central poster of the 2009 World Champion. You'll soon forgive our choice of cover ;-)

Paolo Flammini told recently that he had no intention of making any more alterations to the WSBK calendar. The only question mark is Donington, and that won't be resolved for a long time yet, seeing as the track has just gone in to administration.

Amazing photo of Nicky. Is that photo caption the final one? English would be a lot more useful.

Will you combine shipping (to Australia) if I order more than 1 calendar? Thinking of organising a group buy if the shipping works out cheaper.

We will definitely be doing a cheaper rate for bulk orders, both for shipping and for calendars. Once production and sales start, we'll  have a special email address you can contact to arrange this. Oh, and as mugget says, the text was just a placeholder, there will be a text underneath each photo summing up the riders year.

don't' fret about the image caption. i spy a lorem ipsum... the text is in English, just that it's placeholder text. ;)

i umming and aahhhing about the calendar last year, and didn't end up getting one.

i will definitely get one for 2010! can't wait to see some of those fantastic images up on my wall! :D

There'll be a special order page coming in the next few days. As soon as we have further details, we'll put up more news. 

I brought one of your calendars last year but, I don't like the calendar week starting with Monday. It always screws me up when I look for a certain date. If this could be fixed I'd get another one.

Sorry, but that's the way it will be starting this year too. We did get a few complaints about it, but as this is a motorcycle racing calendar, we have Sunday last, to make it clearer where race weekends fall. We seriously considered changing this, but it would rather defeat the point of the calendar, which is to highlight race weekends. As a side note, this is the standard way that calendars are displayed in Europe.

It took a while to get used to it here, but it does make it easier to have sunday at the end of the week.

Is it ready yet?

Oh, and I vote for it starting on Monday as in the example. That's the standard format here in Oz, and as you say it makes the race weekend highlights clearer.

The calendars should be ready to ship by the end of next week. There'll be more news as soon as it's available, and an order page will go up quickly.