Monthly Archive: October 2014

Ardingly and roaming Romney on the First Sunbeam MCC Romney Marsh Run

Last weekend we took our annual autojumble stall at Julie Diplock (proprietress of Elk Promotions) ‘s Southern Classic Bike Show. There have been shows and autojumbles at Ardingly for as long as I can remember; these days the bike events are all organised by Julie and that is a Good Thing because she always makes sure there are quality food and coffee stalls and everything is relatively informal. Despite Judy’s telephone-computer saying “Chance Of Rain: 100%” before we left that morning, the day…

Cop this! It’s Kop Hillclimb

Back in 1925, a serious accident at Kop Hillclimb near Princes Risborough led to the cessation of racing on public roads in England… Fast forward to 2009, when a group of enthusiasts decided to revive the event, which is a great idea. Although Kop was originally a motor cycle event it has to be said that the revival is a bit biased toward 4-wheelers but hey, in the real world these things cost money to organise and realistically cars are always a bigger draw for the public than bikes. The profits go…