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  1. Hi, Here is an action shot of Steve Saunders in action on his Honda in the 1986 Travers Trophy trial photographed by James Moorhouse. There is a photoretrospective of the '86 Travers in our next digital magazine where I still have an entry list - but no results, so if anybody has a set they could copy I would be grateful. Meanwhile, enjoy.
  2. The Bells are in our digital magazine coverage of the Pre-65, as is this other Royal Enfield rider, Dave Watson who hails from Richmond in Yorkshire but spends his working life in Australia driving huge machines. Each year he comes home for selected rides on the family Crusader as seen here in the 2016 Pre-65 photographed by Jack Knoops. Enjoy
  3. Many moons ago I had an enquiry about photographs of scrambling, particularly at Cuerden Park near Preston in the 1980s. Well I've now reached the stage of cataloguing the archive where I'm adding images taken by my friend and colleague, Bob Light, at a British Championship event at Cuerden in May 1986. Trouble is I no longer have any programme or entry list details, so identifying the riders is almost impossible. Can anyone remember whether riders carried the same numbers all season back then, or was every meeting different - and if numbers were constant through the year - has anyone a copy of any programme of any meeting back then, 'cos I'm just about to start on a whole series from Thirsk, Sutton Bank, Boltby, Oulton Park, etc. Meantime - here's one of the previously unpublished images for you to enjoy...........
  4. Often looked upon as a 'practice' for the Scott Trial, regulations are now available for this year's event. "Ilkley & D.M.C. Ilkley Grand National Trial. 18-03-2017 Middleton Moor, Ilkley (signed from Ilkley town centre) Start time 1.00 pm. Course. Three and two laps of moorland approximately ten mile lap. Observation TSR 22B. All sections to be attempted. Marking. Average of the fastest ten finisher create Standard Time. Classes. Main course Expert/Inter/Novices/Over 40’s & 50’s/Team/Newcomer. Clubman course. Clubman/Newcomer/Over 40/Over 50/Lady. No youth competitors allowed. Condition of land permit - all competitors licensed. Entry closing date. 15.03.2017. Late entries up to one hour before start plus £10.00 fee. Secretary. Neil Raven, 8 North Terrace, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7JR. 0113 202 9016." Note: Barry Robinson has offered an award for the Best Performance by a Lady competitor and also arranged for a group of selected youngsters to act as travelling marshalls to keep the event moving. The marshalls will gain experience to aid their development in readiness for riding in the Ilkley Grand National themselves and ultimately the Scott Trial n two years.
  5. Tuesday afternoon and the work on issue 52 is going well, several classic trials photoreports plus our new retrospective on the events thirty years ago has multiple images from the 1986 Bemrose and the 1986 Travers that have never been published before......... But the major feature is our photoreport on the 2017 Talmag, which already has no less than seventy-eight half or full page photographs, all in great detail of getting on for half of the entry. So if you - or anyone you know - rode in the Talmag please let them know - THEIR photo will be in our magazine. Enjoy
  6. Date. 04/03/2017. West Leeds Motor Club. 2nd Club championship Trial. Post Hill, Wood Lane, Farnley, Leeds. All classes from Expert to Youth Class D. Four section routes. Start time. 13.00 hours. Secretary. Peter Walton 0113 2932943. No refreshments or toilets. No engines started before 13.00.
  7. The 160cc Ducati Monza conversion ridden in the Talmag this year by Mick (?) Watmore looked far closer to the Peter Gaunt Ducati that I bought from Peter and rode for a couple of years. That, of course, was a 350cc desmodromic. It was photographed by Gary Dowshall for ORRe and is included in our extensive feature of this year's event. Enjoy.
  8. My email in-box has been glowing, mainly at my suggestion that we would cap all the professional magazine's Talmag inputs. The comment that really caught my attention reads "How on earth can you make such a claim..........." Well. back home in Yorkshire that's what we call a challenge, so here's another statement as my answer. "In forthcoming issues of OFF ROAD REVUe there will be at least one photograph of EVERY competitor who rode in the 2017 TALMAG, and, for particularly interesting machines, views of both drive and timing sides." Now tell me who is going to match that?
  9. There will be unparalleled photo coverage of the 2017 Talmag in issue 52 of our digital magazine, ORRe. I have seen most of the commercial offerings and already know that we have more full page photographs of more of the machines taking part than all of them combined............. Here is an example, Graham Howes with his well sorted BSA BB32A rigid in action. Enjoy.
  10. Hi ziderlandman, I wasn't expecting them to find the magazine, but putting the directory in there is under my control so when the inevitable 'advice needed by newbie' cropped up I was planning to respond to each and every enquiry with a local list, just trying to be helpful. I don't disagree that maybe the governing bodies could be more helpful - but they are inevitably concerned that the clubs may feel that 'they' are taking over. Thanks for your thoughts.
  11. Well that went over like a lead balloon! Don't bother would seem to be the obvious answer - or is it another example of that common modern malaise - "as long as I'm alright............." Still, it saves me a load of work.
  12. Sorry, I owned the second Ducati that Peter created - the subject of this posting is nothing like Peter's Ducatis.
  13. As far as I can determine the earliest Bultaco models being used in trials here in the UK were converted from trail models, that work was undertaken in the workshops of Lacashire dealer Jack Anelay and one was entered in the 1962 Scottish, there is a photograph of it at the weigh-in and even at that time the modifications (tweaks) definitely show that it was a Sherpa in development. The photograph is in the book 'Lochaber Rich Mixture' which I published and then subsequently serialised in our digital magazine, ORRe. The Anelay connection started when they were actively involved in racing the Bultacos and were the UK distributors for those machines.
  14. Katy Thorpe (nee Sunter) pedalled round the Yeadon-Guiseley club's Yorkshire Centre Championship Cobb and Jagger Trophy Trial at Keighley Gate. Katy, who is recovering from surgery to rebuild the cruciate ligament on her knee, said she may miss the SSDT - but was obviously working hard on the cycling exercise to regain full movement.. Katy to commented that it was more entertaining watching the small wheelers do their thing than the adults! ©PHOTO: BARRY ROBINSON