Four times World Speedway Champion Barry Briggs will be appearing at the Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show, held on 20 and 21 March at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. Barry will be stopping off at Ingliston as part of 'THE RIDE', a UK wide motorcycle ride launched in support of Sport Relief.
Briggo will be heading off to John O'Groats before stopping in at various Speedway locations throughout the UK, starting at Armadale Speedway on Friday 19 March and the Scottish Motorcycle Show on the Saturday and Sunday.
He will also be available to sign copies of his new book, Wembley and beyond. Since retiring from the sport, Briggo has lived a colourful life touched by drama, adventure, success, failure and tragedy all of which appear in his new volume written, for the first time, entirely by his own hand and in an honest and revealing style.
Described as ‘A speedway book like no other’ by ‘A Rider like no other’, he unravels the untold stories of his career and goes on to describe the incredible adventures of Diamond Mining in the Jungle! Find out how he lost $43 million dollars in 24 hours, taught Hollywood’s Steve McQueen how to slide a speedway bike, his friendship with Formula One impresario Bernie Ecclestone and how he almost became promoter of an F1 event in Las Vegas. Relive his agony as his beloved wife was dying of cancer and the courage of a son facing paralysis. All of this and other amazing adventures crammed into a life like no other and captured in his latest work, subtitled…“When in doubt, flat out…”
On display on the Scottish Speedway stand, for the very first time in the UK, will be a brand new Speedway bike, specifically aimed at training schools and youth Speedway. This revolutionary bike will certainly provide a lot of debate in the Speedway world, and could provide the answer to the lack of practice opportunities in the UK, and specifically in Scotland.
Visitors to the show can test their start line reaction times against the stars of the Edinburgh Monarchs, on a team bike which will be set up with an electronic timer to record just how fast you can drop the clutch!
Adult ticket prices for MCN Scotland start from just £12 when booked in advance or £15 on the door. Senior citizen tickets are £7, and entry for children aged under 15 is free. Parking is £3 per car, motorcycles are free and secure helmet storage is available. To book tickets call the 24hr ticket hotline on 0871 230 1108 or visit www.scottishmotorcycleshow.com where you can find all the latest updates.