Tomorrow, the hard-working team from the Westmorland Motor club host the first motorcycle event to be held on the Barbon Manor course, near Kirkby Lonsdale, since its demise eight years ago.

Motorcycles and cars have raced up the half-mile drive up to Barbon Manor since 1950, although cars have continued to use the venue since then, the sound of motorcycles have not been heard there since 2011.

It used to count towards the British Hill Climb Championships, attracting riders from all over the country.

Over 80 entries had been received at the time of going to press with more coming in.

Machines range from Vintage, Classic, Modern, Supermotos, and a ‘Run what you Brung’ class for road going motorcycles, something for everyone.

The event has attracted many stars from the road racing world including TT legend John McGuinness, now just about fully recovered from that horrendous leg injury he suffered at the North West 200 races in Ireland two years ago.

He’ll be riding a 450cc KTM Supermoto machine provided by D3 Motorcycles of Kendal.

Local Classic racing champion Geoff Hadwin from Askam will be pitting his immaculate 1967 250 Crooks Suzuki against the more purpose-built hill climb machines.

His rival John Holt, formerly of Windermere, is bringing along his single cylinder 250cc Cotton to no doubt renew the tussle they had at last year’s Leighton Hall hill Climb.

Manx GP winner Stephen Parsons from nearby Kendal has two machines entered and Classic racing champion Alan Oversby from Carnforth also has an entry.

Silverdale’s Syd Ormrod, a regular competitor in his Mini Cooper-engined three-wheel Berkley at hill climbs held at Leighton Hall, Aske Hall and Catterick etc is bringing along his 1938 250cc Rudge to contest the vintage class.

I did consider supporting the event myself on the 500 Crooks Suzuki, but after demolishing a low wall near the hairpin with it on my last visit there in 1977, I didn`t think it fair to the organisers to risk giving them the task of having to rebuild it again for the second time in 40 years.

If you haven`t attended before, the venue is quite easy to find, as it`s situated approximately three miles north of the popular bikers meeting place at Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, just off the A683 and will be well signposted from there.

Practice is from 9.30am, with racing from noon. Admission is £10 for adults, with children getting in for free.

With no restriction on paddock access, you’re free to view the bikes close up and chat to the riders. Don’t be late, see you there!