British bikes are back from USA

Phil Humphrey with some of the British classics recently brought back from the USA

Other machines in the haul include a pair of very rough BSA Beagles (known as ‘Starlites’ in the USA), a BSA B44, a Norton Electra needing a thorough nut-and-bolt restoration, a tidy Triumph T100C and an immaculate 1967 Bonneville.

• Chichester College Bike Show
Every motorcycle entered in the Chichester College Bike Show on June 22 will carry a numbered sticker, and could win one of 18 trophies after a public vote. Proceeds are in aid of the West Sussex Air Ambulance, and admission is free.

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Autojumble pitches were still available at just £5 when OBM went to press.

Contact bikeshow@chichester.ac.uk for more details.

• 190 miles in 24 hours – on a mobility scooter!
Poole racing marshal Steve Tarrant, 53, who lost a leg in a tragic motorsport accident in 2000, achieved a new world record at the Goodwood motor circuit on May 17-18 after covering no fewer than 190.2 miles in 24 hours on a TGA Breeze S4 GT mobility scooter, stopping only for battery changes.

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At the start of the marathon, the scooter was deliberately driven over a bed of nails to demonstrate the effectiveness of a new TGA sealant which is pre-injected into TGA scooter tyres.

Steve now intends to focus on giving talks about motorsport and disability while planning a new world record attempt next year – driving a mobility scooter from John o’ Groats to Land’s End in the shortest time ever.

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