Thursday, 29 May 2008

Red Marley Hill Climb

On Easter Monday I travelled with Ian and Guzzisue to the Red Marley Hill Climb, not far from Droitwich in the West Midlands. The event is open to pre 1971 machines with classes ranging from Pre 1950 Rigid, Pre 1971 Up To 350cc Pre 1971 over 350cc and an Allcomers Event.

The winners were decided from heats of four trying to reach the summit with the first two going through to the next round. There was also a Silver Helmet Award for the fastest time which went to Leigh Owen on a 500cc Jawa, who completed the climb in 19.14 seconds. This is a new record for the hill.

Last year when my friends went to watch the event the weather was very sunny, however due to Easter being early this year we had several light snow showers when we were near the top of the hill.

Close to the small autojumble area there was a small display of old motorcycles from which these pictures were taken.

This is a rather tidy 1948 MV Agusta 150cc Turismo Sport,

A smart Norton,

or how about a 1909 2.25bhp FN Lightweight?
Maybe a Coventry Eagle? Ian can remember an old school friend of his having a Coventry Eagle push bike in the 1970's.
To end with there was a pair of NSUs

and an Indian.

We clambered our way close to the top of the hill in order to see some of the action
and the view is well worth the effort.

The racing was hard fought from

On Easter Sunday a trials meeting is held and I think we will have to try and have a look at that next year.

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