I ATTENDED the Classic Dirt Bike Show at Telford at the weekend.

As always it certainly lived up to expectations.

The Internationals Centre's halls were crammed with off-road machinery of every marque, and the outside autojumbles were doing a roaring trade.

It was good to see so many familiar Furness faces there. I spotted Dan Stewart and Mike Walker laden with parts from the autojumble as well as former TT star Mick Grant similarly laden.

Wayne Kershaw who hosted the Furness Motorcycle Sports Awards for us was on the “Owd Codgers Classic Trials bike club” stand chatting to enthusiasts, and evergreen Sammy Miller bought along a superb fully restored 1969 four cylinder water cooled Jawa raced by the late Bill Ivy for race fans to drool over.

Guests of honour included former World Trials Champion Dougie Lampkin MBE and Scrambles legend John Banks, who enthralled a large audience with tales and anecdotes of their careers during live on stage interviews over the weekend.

Furness was well represented with Broughton trials guru Nigel Birket promoting the 2019 range of Scorpa machines, while nearby Askam's Darren Hudson ably assisted by his daughter Cloe were promoting the Twin Shock Scrambles and the Acerbis MotoX series.

MotoX fans had the added bonus of attending the nearby Hawkstone Park track where a big international event took place on the Sunday

All in all a great weekend, definitely in my diary for next year.