UK's oldest club on trial: 120th anniversary trial for Britain’s oldest sporting motor club

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Britain’s oldest sporting motor club for bikes and cars will celebrate its 120th anniversary with a special three-day classic trial in the south-west later this month.

The Motor Cycling Club (MCC)’s 120th Anniversary Dick Peachey Three Day Trial, named to honour former chairman Dick Peachey who died earlier this year, sees around 100 classic bikes and cars tackle a 530-mile course including on technical off-road trials sections.

Along with pre-war MG and Riley cars, bikes including BSAs, Triumphs and sidecars start in Gloucestershire on Friday, June 24 and go to Exeter and back including off-road sections with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for the fewest penalties.

Classic BSA tackling trial - Photo: Peter Browne

“After a delay due to Covid, it’s thrilling to be able to run this three-day anniversary event which will be a fitting tribute to our previous 120 years of innovation in grassroots motorsport,” said club chairman Phil Tucker.

Phil West

By Phil West

MCN Contributor and bike tester.