1954 BSA MC1 250cc racer designed by Doug Hele that was hoped would eventually lead to a future production machine. A single Cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts and four radially arranged valves.This machine is complete with Earles forks and cantilever suspension and was apparently showing great promise during the course of its development, however in 1955 the BSA Board of Directors pulled the plug on the project. This Unique machine was eventually rescued and restored for the Museum.
Couldn't resist sharing this one with you, David Essex "On My Bike" The Leopard pattern shirt, the shiny leather jacket and a full head of hair. I picked this up for 50p at a local car boot sale and had to have it just for the Artwork alone never mind the late 80s Bonnie. And of course its from the 1980 " Hot Love" Album....but you knew that didn't you?
The Felix Burke Road Trial is a navigational scatter event, with the object to visit up to 12 check points without exeeding 60 miles. Some of the event was covered on green lanes and culminating with an exellent lunch at Chedworth Village hall.