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Monday, 24 June 2013

CTR Side Car Racing - Update from our team

CTR were on the world stage at Donington  in the 3rd round of the Eastern Airways RKB-F1 Sidecar Championship, which was being televised and run as a support class for the World Superbike Championship.

The team thanked their sponsors by providing first class TV coverage -putting in their best performance in the qualifiers, winning 4th position on the grid in the race line-up.

Photo by John Mushet



This result meant the team were obviously very buoyant about having a good race on Saturday afternoon, and concentrated on the normal maintenance procedures in the morning.

Saturday afternoon's race was very hard fought, with the CTR outfit coming home in 7th place due to getting held up in the opening laps.


                          Photo by John Mushet    

With no major jobs to do on the sidecar, mechanic Chris and his crew were able to relax by watching the World Championship solo races.




Driving to take their 7th position on the grid for the second race of the weekend, driver Craig felt something was not right with the clutch, and entered the pit lane for adjustments, but time wasn't on their side. The pit lane closed before anything could be done, leaving Craig and passenger Kees to take their place on the grid.
Unfortunately, Craig's intuition proved right, the clutch failed and the sidecar ground to a halt, leaving the team very disappointed and downbeat.

However, this was the first mechanical failure for nearly a year-a statistic that no other team in the Championship has achieved. This is due to the skill and commitment shown by Chris Jobbins and Simon Thorley and their mechanical team.



                                            Photo by Carl Jennings


So, a weekend of mixed fortune for CTR, who now head off to Knockhill in Scotland for the 4th round of the Eastern Airways Sidecar Championships, which will be back in the British Superbike paddock on 14-16 June.


NB: CTR have also relaunched their website ( http://www.ctr-racing.co.uk ) thanks to Graeme Bell of Planet Twig who has joined CTR as a new partner.
The website will be regularly updated with results, news, videos and photos.
Thanks Graeme-it's good to have you on board

Monday, 25 February 2013

Helly Hansen Offer






For a limited time only Mammoth Workwear are offering 10% off all Helly Hansen workwear, the Helly Hansen brand is thee absolute pinnacle of wet weather tough and hardy work clothing. Few brands offer such high quality to cost ratio as Helly Hansen do, their use of materials down the years has been a pioneering influence to the typical waterproof qualities we find in even the most basic of brands today.

“Born by the Sea, Raised by the Mountains, Trusted by Professionals, Designed by Scandinavia"





From jackets to full body waterproof suits and seafaring gear the HH brand takes some beating when it comes to foul weather protection, now with 10% off until the 3rd of March 2013 how can one resist. Head over to www.MammothWorkwear.com for full details or Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest offers.




Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Winter Workwear Essentials 2013




It seems the winter has arrived and brought with it severe weather warnings for many parts of the UK and Europe.  Being prepared is absolutely essential to staying safe and keeping warm through your working day; a working day is always a happier one if you’re warm & comfortable.


Mammoth Workwear have just put together the annual winter workwear collection, each year we try and find the top 10 most practical work garments while giving the best possible value for money. We do this with a full rig-out in mind, this includes shoes/boots, socks, work trousers, jacket, hat and additional thermals.


We also stock the most comprehensive range of workwear for women online in the U.K. so nobody gets left out in the cold. The following guide highlights some of our winter products but only represents a very small portion of the brands and products we carry.



1. Panoply Finnmark Waterproof Rip-stop Parka Jacket

 


This comfortable waterproof jacket meets EN343 workwear standards exposure to rain, cold and wind. Comprising a built-in removable hood, quilted fleece inner for added warmth, storm-flap with Velcro / zip fastenings and an array of handy pockets, an all round practical yet simple work jacket.  

Currently priced at £43.16 including VAT; Available in sizes from Small to 3XL - Colour Navy Blue.

 

2. Castle Thermal Long Sleeved Vest





Having an additional layer of clothing close to the skin can add significantly to your core body temperature; the heat is trapped between three layers and keeps the cold air on the outside, a very simple yet effective winter workwear essential.

The advantages to thermals or long johns are well known and have survived through the years, the earliest known use of long johns dates back to the 19th century. 

Available in denim blue or white, sizes from small to XXL. Currently priced at £7.74 including VAT
 



3. Thermal Long Johns





The perfect accompaniment to the Castle Thermal Long Sleeved Vest this traditional piece of winter workwear easily makes our essential collection every year. The low cost high impact qualities of thermal long johns are tough to beat with few garments offering such value for money. With the same thermal qualities as the vest; together they make a pretty remarkable alliance against the cold weather.  

Available in denim blue or white, sizes from small to XXL, Currently priced at £7.19 including VAT.




4. Caterpillar Thermo Socks with CAT logo




Cold feet can seriously hamper your work day; it just seems once your feet get cold there’s no way to warm them up again. Thermal socks are a real must; paired with some decent work boots or shoes they can make a huge difference to comfort levels and your overall productivity. Winter workwear doesn’t get more essential than a good pair of socks absolutely invaluable.

Available in grey/black and packs of two only, sizes 6-11 and 11-14 currently priced at £8.10 including VAT.



5. Dickies Groundwater Waterproof Rigger Boots





For some; steel toecap boots are a mandatory health & safety requirement; however this does not mean they are not comfortable. These Dickies polyester fleece lined boots offer a great deal of comfort and keep your feet warm by holding in your body’s natural heat. The inner lining helps to keep your feet dry and moisture free. Excellent value for money from this popular brand and also VAT free so saving some of your hard earned too.

Available in Brown and in sizes 6 to 12 UK Size, please see the product description for EU and US sizes, currently priced at £24.42 VAT Free.



6. Dickies Clifton Safety Shoe




For those who prefer work shoes over boots this offering from Dickies is well suited to most work environments and comes packed with features. Ideal for foul winter weather conditions with their slip resistant and oil resistant sole to give greater grip on precarious surfaces. Heat does tend to be lost through shoes in comparison to that of boots so the addition of thermal socks is always recommended during cold periods. A good reliable hard wearing work shoe complete with steel toecap, padded collar and fitted with a puncture resistant midsole. 

Available in black and in UK sizes 3-14, please see the full product description for US and EU sizes, currently priced at £23.84 including VAT.




7. Cofra Newcastle Warm Pro Trousers







An excellent addition to any winter wardrobe the Cofra work pants offer fantastic comfort and warmth. Lined with a thick fleece lining, perfect for those rough winter months these trousers have become so popular with our customers that at times there can even be a 7 day waiting period for orders so please bare this in mind. They are very practical and offer many features suitable for various trades including rule pocket, elasticated waist and reinforced crotch area for extra strength.

Available in Navy and anthracite and sizes from 28” to 46” waist and both long and short leg, currently priced at £29.71 including VAT.




8. Castle Conway Padded Check Shirt






No winter rig out would be complete without a good warm shirt. This Castle padded work shirt gives particularly good value for money in comparison to some bigger workwear brands without sacrificing on quality. The shirt is fully pre-shrunk so need to worry about washing at high temperatures, 100% cotton lining with a heavy polyester quilt fabric material.
 
Available in Green, Red, Dark Blue and sizes small to XXXL, currently priced at £17.88 including VAT.

 


9. Castle Waterproof Tractor Cap (Trapper Hat)




Something of a stylish looking winter warmer; a large portion of body heat is lost through the head although this is true of any part of the body left uncovered. it’s just a simple step towards covering all you can that really pays dividends. The addition of a good hat helps to lesson any heat loss, this Castle tractor hat is a good example of practicality and style it looks good and covers the head, ears and helps to keep out wind, rain and snow. Many choose not to wear a hat through the winter but that is as sensible as not wearing trousers, of course if it’s not covered up it’s going to be cold.  
 
Available in Black, Navy, Green & sizes Medium to XL, currently priced at £5.40 including VAT making this one of our best winter buys.



10. Fortress V-Neck Combat Jumper





Good quality warm winter jumper made from 100% heavyweight acrylic and fashioned into a v-neck combat style. Perfect for outdoor winter workers holds and stores heat brilliantly couple this with a good quality waterproof jacket and your set for even the coldest of days. The jumper incorporates both elbow and shoulder patches adding years to the life of it whilst also protecting particularly fragile areas. Probably the kind of good thick jumper your gran would advise you to wear, and with good reason too, simple yet effective.


Available in Navy, Black and sizes small 36-38” up to 2XL 52-54”, currently priced at £15.48 including VAT.

That concludes our winter essentials range for the time being, we will be adding more winter essentials over the coming weeks so please check back regular to keep up to date. Alternatively you can head over to MammothWorkwear.com on Facebook or Follow MammothWorkwear on Twitter