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6th November 2013

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Norton Challenge Revisited

A couple of years ago, we challenged RC readers to visit anywhere named 'Norton' and grab a snap or two. Now Roy Smith has taken the challenge to the next level...

The compass challenge recently
I brought to life again
So now I've done the Norton one
In a very similar vein

I searched on Google maps until
I found the ones you see
There's even one for Humbernut
Wherever he may be!

Roy has tracked down 15 different street names which mention British marques or individual Britbike models - from Ambassador to Vincent, by way of Douglas, Jubilee, Norman, Scott and a whole bunch more.

Ambassador and Comet... Crusader and Douglas... Hesketh and Humber...
Honda XBR500s on Now...
James and Norman... Scott and Spitfire... Valiant and Vincent...

So if you're looking for an excuse to go for a ride, see which obscure British bikes you can locate along your route. Send us a snap of your bike at the sign, and we'll allocate a prize or two for the most inventive (or just plain daft).

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