Team Ricky & Ryan

Ricky and Ryan are double British F1 Sidecar Champions after back-to-back Championship wins in 2016. In 2017, they are riding as part of the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team and are ready to defend their title once again.

Ricky, whose nickname is Rocket, started racing in 1999 on an MZ. He won the MRO GP125 championships before teaming up with best mate Ben Holland on a sidecar, with Ricky taking on the co-rider role. Together Ben and Ricky won the Bensee F2 Championship in 2007 and making the step up to the F1 Championship the following year. In 2011, Ricky switched to driving the sidecar with Ryan joining him as co-rider early in 2012.

Ryan started in the racing world at the age of 16 and he became the youngest co-rider in the World Championship at the age of 17. In 2009, he finished fifth in the World Championship at Le Mans. He teamed up with Ricky in early 2012 after Ricky kept pestering him to co-ride with him. Since then they have gone from strength to strength and winning the F1 Championship. Ryan has the nickname RiRi on the circuit.

Ricky Stevens, from Portsmouth, and his passenger Ryan Charlwood, from Dover, have come a long way since first racing together in 2012.

They raced to Championship victory in 2015, clocking up 12 wins, 15 podiums and 3 lap records along the way. They also beat the World Champions, effectively making them the best sidecar riders in the world that year.

In 2016, Ricky and Ryan were riding for the Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki team. Despite being plagued with technical issues and having to recover from an injury after an incident at round 3, the pair managed to secure podium finishes at every single round of the championship.

Ricky and Ryan are very passionate when it comes to their racing and they train very hard to succeed, but even with the dedication to their racing, Ricky and Ryan are very down to earth and are seen as the cheeky chaps of the Sidecar Championships. Ricky and Ryan are true friends and are fiercely loyal to each other, their team and their supporters.

As riders in Sidecars are not currently full time professional riders, Ricky and Ryan both have full time jobs to support themselves. Ricky is a tradesman and Ryan owns his own business.

 

News

Ricky and Ryan Looking Forward to Reclaiming Knockhill

Ricky and Ryan will be trying to secure a lead in the championship at Knockhill this weekend but are facing a few challenges.   Round 3 of the 2017 Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship is taking place in Knockhill, Scotland, from 16th to 18th June.... read more

Ricky and Ryan Gain Confidence on their New Outfit

Ricky and Ryan secured their third second place of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship at Oulton Park at the weekend. Ricky and Ryan raced at the Oulton Park circuit in round two of the British championship. After a challenging first round which... read more

Ricky and Ryan More Confident Ahead of Oulton Park

Ricky and Ryan squeezed in a practice round at Oulton Park this weekend which gave them some much needed confidence ahead of round two of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship on the very same circuit.  Our reigning champions made a good start to... read more

Good Start to Ricky and Ryan’s Title Defence

Champions Ricky and Ryan enjoyed a positive start to the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship at Brands Hatch this Easter weekend. The pair secured position two on the grid during the qualifiers on Saturday. Just as they were about to take to the... read more

Team Ricky and Ryan Aim for Triple Championship

The 2017 Hyundai Heavy Industries British F1 Sidecar Championship kicks off this weekend and Ricky and Ryan are all set to defend their title. Team Ricky and Ryan will head to Brands Hatch Indy ahead of the Easter weekend for the start of the championship on Saturday... read more

Double champions!

What a great feeling to be able to say we are twice British F1 Sidecar champions! It was the final round of the 2016 British F1 sidecar championship at Brands Hatch this weekend and though we always race to win, we had to race tactically this time to retain our title.... read more

It’s all come down to this

The final round of the British F1 Sidecar Championship is taking place this weekend at Brands Hatch we are within arm’s reach of the title. We currently lead the championship by 47 points which gives us a comfortable lead heading into the finals, but it does not... read more

Getting ever closer to the title

We were in Assen over the weekend and despite tricky weather conditions and some technical difficulties the pair, we managed to grab a solid second place in both races. That means we have achieved our goal of maintaining a comfortable advantage in the rankings. It’s... read more

We are In It to Win It at Assen!

The British F1 Sidecar Championship is moving across the sea to the TT circuit in Assen in the Netherlands for the penultimate round this weekend. This morning we caught a ferry to the continent and we’re looking forward to further extending our lead in the hope... read more

Triple Podium at Donington and a TV appearance

Well what a weekend that was! We spent most of Friday afternoon filming with Mike Bushell, the BBC Breakfast sports presenter. The show aired on Saturday morning and what a cracking piece that was for sidecars. We’re really grateful for Mike and the BBC to have... read more

Race Calendar

British Sidecar Championship

september

29sep - 1octAll DayRound 9: TT Circuit AssenDe Haar 9, 9405 TE Assen, The NetherlandsTT Circuit Assen Till Round 9 begins!

october

13oct - 15All DayRound 10: Brands Hatch GPBrands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NGBrands Hatch GP Till Round 10 begins!

British Sidecar Championship Standings 2017

RidersPoints
Reeves / Reeves400
Stevens / Charlwood213
Kershaw / Clark204
Holland / Bryant199
Bryan / Hyde145
Walker / Hawes103
Horspole / Connell102
Bell / Sharp93
Peach / Edwards91
Archer / Thomas84

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Team Ricky & RyanTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 1:49am
Not long until we're back out there! TT Circuit Assen are you ready for us?! 😜👌🏼
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Team Ricky & RyanWednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 8:52pm
#wheeliewednesday three wheeling style! ✊🏼 No sidecars at Oulton BSB this weekend either, but we are back at Assen in a few weeks! And we wheelie can't wait 🙈😂
Team Ricky & Ryan
Team Ricky & RyanMonday, September 11th, 2017 at 12:17am
With no racing this weekend, Ryan can't help but passenger a different outfit today 😂 #SomeoneGetHimABoosterSeat
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Team Ricky & RyanSunday, September 10th, 2017 at 7:34pm
Any one want to lend us a classic sidecar so we can take it for a spin around The Goodwood Revival ✊🏼🙈
Team Ricky & Ryan
Team Ricky & RyanSunday, September 10th, 2017 at 6:46am
Massive congratulations to Ben Birchall & Tom Birchall on winning the Sidecar World Championship . Well done chaps and thank you for getting our bike back together so fast!
Team Ricky & Ryan
Team Ricky & RyanSunday, September 10th, 2017 at 5:30am
‪Some ones high on leaded petrol fumes at Goodwood Revival 😜

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