The annual Off Road Show at Telford is here again.
Over the weekend of 17/18th February the International Centre at Telford (TF3 4JH) will once again host a mouth-watering display of off-road motorcycles along with on-stage interviews and more parts and accessories than you can see in one day!
Many of the show-goers are repeat customers as it has become one of the most popular shows in Europe and it is also a huge social gathering.
Originally hosted by super-enthusiast Alan Wright or ‘Wrighty’ as he is known to all, he sold on the rights to Mortons Media some years ago, but he still attends with his own stand.
This year there are some new Scottish based events being promoted at the show, the first being the Drumlanrig ‘Scottish Grand National Two Day Scramble’ which will take place at the majestic Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriess-shire, near Thornhill. This will be promoted by the re-formed Galloway Motorcycle Club on 14/15 July.
The club will have a stand in Hall 3 Stand A34.
Later in the year, a new Pre’65/Twin-shock trials event is planned for Kinlochleven in Argyll. This event will be promoted by the reformed Kinlochleven & District Motor Cycle Club, whose chairman is the well-known local businessman, Martin Murphy, who spoke to Trials Guru.
Murphy: “I am delighted to announce the new Leven Valley Two Day Trial on 29/30 September. Many people have been asking for such an event and it will be run by local villagers as was the norm back in the 1970s.
It has been a long time in planning, but our club has affiliation to the Scottish ACU and full permissions received from the local landowners and SNH who control the Leven valley SSSI.
The event being run in the late summer presents no issues for the other three national events held in the area, the largest being the Scottish Six Days of course.
We have been working closely with members of our neighbouring club, the Lochaber and representatives form the Edinburgh & District.
We aim to satisfy the demand for a good long trial for twin-shocks which are seen by many as the class to take over the reigns from Pre’65. Many of the twin-shock bikes are over 40 years old now, so it seems a natural progression.”
Trials Guru will be at the show, but not with a stand, John Moffat will be there all weekend chatting to friends and enthusiasts from both trials and motocross, he aims to be on the Galloway stand on Saturday for a while, meeting up with their members and main sponsors, AMD Contract Services from Dumfries.
Author Ian Berry will also be there promoting his new biography, ‘Jeff Smith – Trials Master, Motocross Maestro’, Jeff Smith will be there signing copies, so look out for him too!
It’s all go at Telford!