Woodford classic scramble back in the public gaze

Members of the public will be able to attend the scramble for the first time in more than a year

Monday, 28th June 2021, 10:01 am
Updated Monday, 28th June 2021, 10:02 am
Northampton Classic club rider Johnny Walker (1978 400 Maico) at Woodford's April meeting, which was not open to the public.
Northampton Classic club rider Johnny Walker (1978 400 Maico) at Woodford's April meeting, which was not open to the public.

The hallowed sound of classic scramblers will bring the past back to life in glorious technicolour at the Northampton Classic Club organised motorcycle scramble at Woodford near Thrapston on Sunday (July 4).

And the general public will be permitted to attend for the first time in more than a year.

Machinery bursting into action includes Bultaco, Greeves, AJS, Maico, Husqvarna, and Honda two-strokes, plus Matchless, BSA, Tribsa, Jawa, Rickman Triumph and Mabsa four-stroke singles and twins. The bikes span the 1950s to the 1980s.

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Big Steve Billot from Essex campaigns a 1958 600cc Matchless and is believed to be the only rider of such a heavyweight twin the UK.

Nineteen races are listed, including a round of the Greeves championship.

Greeves series champion Jos Goddard is among the riders in this competitive series, and through his motorcycle tuning company GRD (Greeves Racing Developments) he is putting up trophies for the Pre-1974 class races. He is current leader in the British Pre-74 championship.

Local aces among approximately 70 riders entered include Wellingborough brothers Greg and Brad Speed on Cheney BSA and Triumph singles and twins.

The action starts with practice at 10am and racing from 11am.

Public entry is £5 (children go free) including a programme and parking.

On-site facilities include burger van, toilets, and Belgian beer trailer.

The track is signposted from junction 12 of the A14 - post code NN14 4HY.