Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Triumph Tiger Cub Sports T20SH

Published: 30 November 2009

Owner: Martin Pagett, 64, Ormskirk

Why this bike? When I was 16 and an apprentice we all used to go to apprentice school on the bus or by bike.

One day there was a strange sound from the car park and we all rushed out to see what it was.

One of the lads had bought a brand new Tiger Cub, from that day on I wanted one. It’s just taken a lot of time to get it. 

Modifications: I kept modifications to a minimum, but I’ve given it a more modern engine – I need to make it more reliable. I’ve fitted a modified crank shaft, 12v electrics, electric start and rebored it. 

Favourite thing: This bike, like my Triumph Bonneville, has its own character. That is what I love about these older Triumphs. 

The competition: More than 450 bikes were entered in to the 2009 Britain’s Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash contest.

The final 12 bikes, which are featured in Carole Nash’s 2010 calendar and are on show at the Britain’s got biking talent stand at the NEC Bike Show (location 2B15) this week, were chosen by MCN readers.

A JPS Norton NRS500 replica was chosen as winner of the competition. 
For your free calendar featuring all 12 finalists visit the Carole Nash stand (location 2C20) at the NEC Show. 

If you can’t make it to the show, but would still like a calendar log on to to order one at a small cost.