WHERE I T ALL S TARTED
The Animal Antics Scooter Rally started in 2009, the year after Mick Shore formed the Armthorpe Animal SC with Dave Copeland and his wife, Marie. The rally was initially held for several years at Clampit Creek, Haxley, Doncaster. However, due to circumstances beyond their control Clampit Creek was closed down. The rally briefly moved for a year to Squires Café, Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire before taking up its current residence at the Hayfield Shooting and Fishing Lodge, Doncaster.
The Armthorpe Animals SC are a ‘patched club’, which means that members go through a period of assessment until they are properly accepted as a full ‘patched member’. An individual is first classed as a ‘hang around’ then they move on to being a ‘prospect’ and then, if they are successful with their period as a ‘prospect’ they become a ‘patched member’.
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Founding member Mick Shore is a mixed martial arts expert, who trained with Larry Hartsell, one of Bruce Lee’s original students. Club member Jonny Adams is an ex-professional wrestler aka ‘Jonny Angel’ who’s previously wrested against ‘Giant Haystacks’, ‘British Bulldog’ and ‘Big Daddy’. Jonny is also an ex-bodyguard to Joe Calzaghe, Mike Tyson, Chris’ Eubank and Steve Collins, and club member Carl Briggs is an ex-Royal Marine and Rotherham’s strongest man!