Classic Dirt Bike

Space saver

Arriving early at Northampton Classic Motorcycle Club Ltd’s scramble meeting at Woodford the other April, I was greeted by a scene of calm activity, only the dedicated club workers were on hand knocking stakes in and mapping out the circuit with rope before adding the spectator safety fence as per the regulations.

There were a few bikes there too, belonging to those who’d come a long way and made it a long weekend or, as with this 380 CZ, bikes owned by one of the organisers. After owner Colin Hill had finished attaching tannoy speakers to posts he had only a few moments to speak to me, confirming the entry for the weekend would be a varied one and said as long as photographer Gary Chapman and I signed on the ‘officials’ sheet we could go anywhere.

Then his

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