Classic Dirt Bike

Issue 61 Winter 2021

Classic Dirt Bike magazine: is about the bikes and personalities of the sport, covering pre-65 machines, classic and twin shocks, trials as well as scrambling/motocross and enduros. There are reader rebuilds from the UK/Europe and North America, event coverage, personality interviews/profiles, letters, products and so much more.

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4 Issues

in this issue

4 min
character building

I have to thank John Dickinson for inspiration for these words as he talked about stories from years ago which jogged a memory or two for me. The weekend ahead of me as I write, will feature my own club’s trial on a course I’ve ridden since I started riding aged 14 in the early Seventies. As part of the beginnings of schoolboy or perhaps school-person motor sport I was naturally restricted to events held on private land in common with a few other younger riders in the North East Centre. Without a driving licence in order to get to an event a trailer was needed and it would be hitched to the family car. The concept of riding your motorcycle to an event was old hat by the Seventies…

2 min
classic dirt bike show 2022 rocks with hagon shocks

The dates to carve in your calendar are February 12-13, 2022. Why? Well it’s the weekend the best show in the classic dirt bike calendar fills the International Centre at Telford in Shropshire. Longtime show sponsors Hagon Shocks are back, clubs and enthusiasts are back, traders and stall holders are back and special guests Derek Edmondson and Arthur Browning are signed up to be guests of honour over the weekend. There will be few who won’t be familiar with the duo and their place in our sport. Both had plenty of enduro success in the ISDE, both were top trials riders, both raced MX – scrambling if you’re older – Arthur added speedway to his mix in the Seventies and road racing in the Nineties so there’s sure to be…

1 min
jersey cream

For such a small island it seems incredible the Jersey Classic and Modern Trials Club can fit a two-day trial on it but they can, have and will do in 2022. After an enforced layoff while the world dealt with a pandemic motorcycle sport is back on track and the Jersey International Classic and Modern Two Day Trial will take place on March 19-20, 2022. It follows an inclusive format which sees all classes of trials bike eligible and sections laid out to suit both the variety of bikes and variety of riders as the entry makes their way round the island. From moorland to mud, rocks to sand, with streams and banks as well, there is enough trials terrain to test every rider. As usual there will be a Saturday…

1 min

While the MCC’s Edinburgh Trial doesn’t actually take place in the city these days, but rather explores the Derbyshire countryside and the Peak District with 185 miles of mixed road surfaces, it still provides a testing time. The MCC – Motor Cycling Club – are the oldest organisation actually running trials and their events follow the term ‘trial’ in its most original form. It took place in October at their new start venue, the Lichfield Rugby Club, when competitors headed out into the dark for the trial which included two additional sections on previous years and an extra special test before dawn and breakfast. Daylight beckoned the competitors towards Macclesfield forest and the bleak moorland with its famous stony outcrops in the far west of the National Park, before a…

1 min
coming to telford

Following on from the success the Classic Dirt Bike Show has enjoyed at Telford International Centre the modern scene is going there too as the International Dirt Bike Show moves to the venue for October 2022. As the MX and Enduro season winds down at the back end of the year – we know the trials scene, traditionally a winter sport, keeps going – then the International Dirt Bike Show nicely rounds off the year and provides a showcase for manufacturers to introduce their products for 2023 to an eager audience. Europe’s largest off-road show will be held at the Telford International Centre from Friday, October 28 to Sunday, October 30, 2022. Follow the International Dirt Bike Show on social media for the latest news, or find out more information…

1 min
drawing your attention

The 2022 Andy Tiernan calendar is here. It unfolds, so that the magnificient machines illustrated each fill an entire A4 sheet. The lower part has individual days outlined, providing enough room to note down award ceremonies, hospital appointments, court appearances and other important engagements. The theme for this year’s calendar is Triumph through the Decades. The six motorcycles are all magnificently drawn in pencil and painted in water colour by Mike Harbar – www. – as usual Andy’s calendar proceeds will be going to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Individual copies of the calendar can be obtained from: Andy Tiernan Classics Calendars, The Old Railway Station, Station Road, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 9EE, United Kingdom. The cost of the calendar includes postage and for the UK they’re £12 each, EU they’re…