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Prescott Hill Climb 2017

We were invited to attend this great day put on by the blood bikes charity as a fund raiser. It was a remarkable day with a whole host of amazing bikes everywhere! I took the outfit and Phil took the trusty 350. He managed a couple of impressive runs up the hill seeing he never got out of second gear. Phil was passenger on the outfit which turned in to a Team Wildcard version of the keystone cops!

There was a push start ban in the racing paddock so needless to say we did several dramatic push starts on the Bat, with marshals and public alike parting like the red sea as we roared into life. We had dispensation on the start line due to my problems in finding neutral, and basically just shot out of the paddock and onto the track! After all that we snapped the drive chain on the first run and had to push back. Second time out was a similar start but this time we shot off up the track only to start misfiring on the first corner. Phil was bashing me on the leg and I was looking down expecting to see the carb off but no, and suddenly we were running right again. This kept on all the way to the top. It was only on the return to the paddock that Phil explained that my baggy leathers kept being sucked up into the carb bellmouths! Could have been worse I suppose.

We have been invited back to their two day extravaganza next year (i am not sure why!) on the 14/15th April. Definitely worth a visit, it was a brilliant day out.

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