THE classic off-road bike scene showed its strength once again this weekend, February 20-21, as riders and enthusiasts packed in to Telford’s International Centre for the premier event of the year.
Sponsored by Hagon Shocks, the Classic Dirt Bike Show welcomed thousands through the doors and traders in attendance reported healthy sales of off-road parts, spares, kit and accessories.
All Star Classic Speedway’s Paul Müller said: “There were loads of people, lots of interest and we had a really great response from the public. It’s a fantastic show which is very well organised.”
Adding to the buzz in the three busy halls was the presence of off-road sporting stars such as speedway legend Barry Briggs and trials ace and all-round racer Nick Jefferies.
The pair kept the crowds entertained during on-stage interviews with Classic Dirt Bike magazine editor Tim Britton, and also regaled fans with stories from their careers at the traditional Saturday night dinner hosted by the show organiser.
Displays were a major element of the event too, and among the gems were a selection from show sponsor Hagon Shocks.
Hagon’s Tony Hutchison said: “We’re delighted to be on board with the Telford show and to be able to put something back in to the off-road world. It’s been a good weekend for us, we’ve had some great feedback and we’re excited about showcasing even more Hagon bikes over the next two years.”
The leading industry name plans to bring together rare Hagon bikes for a major display at the 2018 show which will coincide with its 60th anniversary year.
It was a successful weekend for Adrian Moss too, with the Rickman Motorcycles managing director claiming the Best In Show award for his 1964/65 Rickman Mk III.
Adrian said: “The bike has been rebuilt from scratch over the past two years and has yet to be ridden. Now the project is complete, we expect it will be used in competition by Andy Robertson.”
Adding his thoughts to the weekend’s proceedings, head of the event Richard Graham said: “It’s been another great weekend for the Telford show and I thank everyone involved for their efforts. Roll on 2017.”
Attention for classic bike enthusiasts now turns to April and the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show at Staffordshire County Showground. More details can be found on the event page at classicbikeshows.com