The Baydale Run was on 4th September organised by Bobby Robinson and family. Eleven entrants enjoyed a sociable tour in Durham calling at the National Railway Museum in Shildon, lunch at Middridge and tea stop at Bishopton. Full results are in the link on this webpage but the winner was Dave Miller from John Robinson and Dave Headon. Thanks Bobby for a good day out.
The championship trial at Underbanks attracted 14 riders and was won by Rob Green from Paul Deakin and Steve Ainslie who decided second place on a tie break. Full results are, of course, in the trials link.
The big event in September was the Beamish Trophy Trial held on a lovely day and superbly organised again by Tom Norman and his small army of volunteer marshals from both within VMCC and the wider motorcycling fraternity. There were 130 starters on the day with only 6 failing to finish.
An examination of the results shows that riders travelled from a remarkably wide spread of the country to take part including Ayrshire, Stirlingshire and Midlothian in Scotland; Dorset, Devon and Gloucestershire in the South West; as well as Liverpool, Colne in Lancashire and Essex. Thirty makes of machine took part ranging from 1921 to 1979 with riders aged from 16 to 82. Full results will be sent to all entrants and posted on this website in the next few days. Thanks Tom and co. for a brilliant event.
The Teesside Classic Bike Show was held at Middlesbrough Motor Club with improving weather throughout the day. The South Durham section enjoyed success with 6 awards. Namely; Viv Tubby’s Rudge and Mike Hull’s Brough Superior gaining 1st and 2nd respectively in the Vintage & Veteran class; Howard Master’s Scott Squirrel and Howard Duddles’ Francis Barnett gaining 2nd and 3rd in the Post Vintage class; and Dennis Marwood’s Velocette and Norman Steven’s Royal Enfield gaining 2nd and 3rd in the Post War class. Thanks to all section members who supported the event.
There are two section events in the calendar in October; the Anniversary Run organised by Mike Carruthers on 9th with regs available here
, and Roy’s championship trial on 16th at Braidley.