Monday, 23 June 2014

Slightly different bikes today.....

A visit to Knockhill Racing Track in Fife to see Baz's old schoolmate racing in the Scottish 400 cc championship series.
Baz's daughter couldn't resist a glamour pose beside a good looking young rider (not Baz's mate by the way!)

Baz had been in touch with an old schoolmate through Facebook and discovered he was into motorbike racing, so a day at a club meeting at Knockhill Racetrack in Fife was arranged.God do these guys have balls of steel, it may have been only a lowish level of racing but no quarter is given or taken and if they come off they're on their feet in no time and back on the bike, if it's still rideable!
The track itself was originally started by my fathers cousin who had a farm there (and a son who was into motor racing etc.) and though he no longer has any part in it; the restaurant is still named after him. Next week  a round of the British Super Bikes Championship is being held there and crowds in the region of 40,000 are expected. Though this one we were at was only a small meeting we left with a high level of respect for the guys taking part.

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