29th July 2016
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Break For The Border
A warm welcome awaits all classic motorcycle riders in Shropshire in early September, at the Borders Classic Bike Show...
The long-established Borders Classic Bike Show returns to Lacon Childe School at Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire, DY14 8PE on Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September 2016, from 10am to 5pm. It’s ideally positioned for a great ride out, within easy reach of Wales and the West Midlands.
Organiser Jim Reynolds says ‘the Borders Classic Bike Show offers a lot. Like a great ride through Shropshire countryside to get there, a bikejumble and a Sell Your Bike slot for the traders, great catering provided by the mums of the school pupils, and two halls full of bikes from veteran to classics, with club stands, trade stalls and a big range of concours prizes. Plus a very noisy feature, when racers and sports bikes are fired up to see which has the fruitiest sound – that one wins the SWATS award. This is the She Would Appreciate That Sound trophy, which is given in memory of Valerie Reynolds, who was the friendly face that greeted visitors to the first 25 Borders shows.
‘Guest of Honour this year is local star Mick Bodice, who learned the bike business working at the mighty BSA factory in Birmingham and went on to win nine Isle of Man Sidecar TT races. His racing career covered bikes from a 500cc Manx Norton and a range of BSA twins through to Yamaha TZ750s and finally the CBR600 that won Honda its first Sidecar TT. Mick will be interviewed on stage both days and rounds off the show by presenting the prizes.
‘On Saturday there’s a curry night at the local Balti, where the craic is great and the beers flow freely. The social side of the Borders weekend is always strong feature, with free camping for exhibitors and a breakfast available in the canteen from 9am.
‘One of the earliest entries for this year’s event was Brian Glover’s rare 1960s Bianchi 350cc twin racer, just like Bob McIntyre and Alistair King raced in the TT. Will it win the SWATS Award? The competition will be hot and noisy.’
Visitors can also expect to see Steve Todd's 1945 Norton Model 18, one of six built at the factory for trials work and sent out to selected dealers. It was one of the last bikes rebuilt by Norton guru Dr George Cohen. The show’s indoor displays are well-protected from the weather should it prove to be inclement, and there’s usually an excellent ‘car park concours’ to admire as well.
Entry and jumble details from Jim Reynolds on 01299 270642 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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