Greeves enthusiast pines for his old bikes

OBM reader Richard Deal is anxious to track down some of the motorcycles he once owned and, if
any of them is for sale, to restore and place in his Greeves collection.

Eric (right) entered the Greeves Scottish (610 RMC) in the Beggars Roost Trial in Derbyshire after giving the bike to Richard.
Beaming with pride, a young Richard Deal is seen on his Greeves 25DC twin 982 WEV.

Along with his brother Eric, Richard used to travel to trials all over the UK, including the Scottish Six Days’ Trial in which he eventually entered three bikes under Greeves, finishing in the top 50.

The first bike that Richard is seeking is his 25DC twin (982 WEV) which he bought from Jack Hubbard of Braintree, Essex, around 1962 and rode to all the big scrambles to watch Dave Bickers and Geoff Smith doing battle.

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Next comes the Greeves Scottish (610 RMC) which brother Eric gave him when he was about 14, and in one of the accompanying photos Eric is seen riding it in the Beggars Roost Trial in Derbyshire as Richard was too young to enter.

Two AJS bikes which Eric bought brand new and used in the Scottish between 1960 and 1962 are also sought. TKP 686 and WKL 643 were also used in all major trials including the Clayton Trophy.

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