Sunday February 9th 2020

Today is the first CPTA Trial of the year - but with poor driving conditions on the Pass, I doubt anybody will venture down from our neck of the woods.  Too bad really - The event is sponsored by Beta Canada.

Just in case some of our younger readers don’t recognize the face - This is the Great Sammy Miller. - Still active at age 86. - Sammy still rides one of his fantastic old road racers at the Annual Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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The Telford Classic Bike Show, seems to be getting more popular every year, it started long after I moved to Canada, but the town in Shropshire, was actually a new place built while I lived about 30 miles away. - With the vintage stuff getting more popular, it would be a great place to visit. - Read this report >>
.TELFORD 15th – 16th February 2020
Kick-starting the off-road season, the Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks will be back with a bang on February 15th & 16th, 2020. Two big names in the off-road scene have been confirmed as the guests of honour for the show and you can share an evening of food, drink and stories with the star guests. The fantastic guest line-up including American World Trials Champion of 1979 Bernie Schreiber and British 500cc Motocross Champion Bryan Goss will be at the off-road show over the weekend at Telford International Centre. Join the dirt bike stars on the Saturday evening for an exclusive three-course, sit-down meal with other like-minded enthusiasts. Between courses, the star guests will recount memories from their successful racing career to assembled guests – at just £33.00. Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray says: “The Classic Dirt Bike Show dinner is a fantastic opportunity for dirt bike fans to listen to fascinating exploits from their off-road heroes during the course of the meal. It is guaranteed to be an exceptional evening where like-minded enthusiasts come together to kick off the start of the season”. This year’s show will once again help you get kitted out ready for the off-road season – whether that’s some new riding gear, a piece of machinery you’ve been searching high and low for, or a bargain in the vast Autojumble. Some of the finest off-road machines will once again flood into the venue, polished to perfection before the muddy season commences. Further details of advance ticket sales and of the dinner can be found at


So Bernie Schreiber  is really getting involved in the Classic Trials scene, and has just posted his new Web Site.  - He shares his views on both the old and new styles of riding.


Another interesting post. >   Olga Kevelos and Me Words by: Colin Turbett In my early teens in Hampshire, friends and I would cycle out to watch off-road events at Weavers Down, and also the Greybeards Trial that would come by …


Love this old pic of Mick having a laugh with Helmut Clasen a few years ago at a Canadian Classic event.
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Remember when doing “Stunts”  was riding over old VW’s ? Here a Fantic rider does the business on a small European car - not sure what that is or who is riding, but these shows usually got a a good crowd.
Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor and natureUPDATE  Casales (GG) takes Round #1 of Spanish Championship - Raga (TRRS) 2nd  - Fajardo (Sherco ) 3rd. - Doesn’t look as though Bou was riding.
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