British Classic Scrambles heads to North Devon. Round 4 Preview
This weekend August 4th & 5th the North Devon Atlantic Motorcycle club will be hosting their annual round of the AMCA British Classic Scramble Championships for Pre 65 and Pre 74 bikes at Sloley Park Farm, Berrynarbor, Nr Combe Martin.
Words and Image by Dave Rich
This will be round 4 in the Championships which has been very well supported at the earlier rounds and there is a big entry at Berrynarbor which will also have a round of the Pre 83 125cc Championship as well as three classes of Twinshock racing on bikes from the early 1980’s. Going into round 4 in the Pre 65 Championship its Aaron Graves on the 1965 BSA 500 from Essex who has a slender 6 points lead over the 1965 jawa 500 of Will Bateup from West Sussex with Liston Bell in 3rd just 9 points behind Bateup, whereas in the Pre 74 standings its last years Pre 74 Champion Kris Winder on the 1974 Elsinore 250 Honda who heads the proceedings by 16 points from Chris Chell on the 1971 BSA Cheney 500 with Trevor Calderwood 9 points adrift of Chell in 3rd, but making a return to riding is local favourite and last year’s Pre 65 Champion Tim Dallaway who will be out in the Pre 74 class this year on a 1967 BSA 500 and for sure will be a looking to do well as will another rider making a return in the likes of Kristian Marshall on the 1972 BSA Cheney 500 who will be joined by many others.
In the Twinshocks one of the favourites to do well will be Luke Hill on the 1980 PDS 540 Triumph and past GP rider Wayne Butt on the 1981 490 Maico and also Marshall who will be riding in the Twinshocks as well as the Classic races who will be joined by many others. All the action gets underway on both days at 11 0’clock (Sat Nav EX34 9SZ)