VIDEO: For the Love of 2 Strokes Season 2 Episode one! Nev Bradshaw takes on modern 450f’s on a 22 year old CR500!
Toofast Media Group return with season two of their widely popular YouTube series ‘For the Love of 2 Strokes’. Series one followed the story of retired pro racer Neville Bradshaw as he chased the 2017 British two-stroke championship.
Film/Edit: Max Hind – Photos: Phil Hind – Toofast Media Group
He raced a 15-year-old Honda CR250 against the modern machines. At the final round of that 2017 season Bradshaw left his CR250 at home and instead chose to race a friend’s 28-year-old Honda CR500. This was the start of his love affair with Big Red. Bradshaw finished second overall in that championship and the series of videos following his two-stroke story has since amassed over 17 million views.
In the intervening three years Bradshaw has spent a lot of time riding vintage bikes. He now has his own CR500.
To satisfy his racing itch Bradshaw competed in the AMCA MX1 championship in 2019 on board a KX450, he finished second overall in that championship by just six points. During lockdown in 2020 Bradshaw made the decision that when racing started once again he would compete the AMCA series on his own 22-year-old CR500 simply ‘For the Love of 2 Strokes’.
On August 23rd Bradshaw lined up as a full privateer at round one of the 2020 AMCA championship at Boraston in Worcestershire alongside of a strong field of riders on board their 450 machines.
The conditions were deep and technical. 10th place in qualifying for Bradshaw displayed the mountain he would have to climb if a podium spot was to be a possibility. As the gates dropped for moto one the on lookers waited in anticipation. Could Big Red do the impossible?
Episode one of ‘For the Love of 2 Strokes’ series two continues this epic two-stroke tale. The series will continue to follow Neville Bradshaw through the remainder of the five round AMCA championship.