Unless you’ve been living in the shed trying to fix your Lambretta for the last few weeks, you’ll know that this Saturday (June 12th), for the first time in nearly 30 years, a scooter–hosted race meeting is happening! The second round of the scooter race season is being held at the Three Sisters race circuit near Wigan, and will be hosted by the BSSO.
A few short weeks ago we discovered the likelihood of what was to be this weekend’s meeting at Anglesey being cancelled, due to Wales coming out of lockdown a little slower than England. Taking a bit of a gamble we booked the “Spiritual home of British scooter racing” before the Welsh venue was officially cancelled, happily a bet that has paid off.

Holding the meeting ourselves has allowed us to concertina the same track-time we normally get in a weekend into one day, in fact, entries being such that instead of the normal ‘Super’ and ‘Stock’ races we now have a dedicated ‘Production’ race as well, a first for the class.

Ride the track for £45

We are also running 3 ‘PR5’ parades – so if you fancy a go on the track (not at race speeds, there will be a pace vehicle!) it’ll cost you £45 (+ £2 one-day BSSO membership). This buys you three sessions throughout the day and includes paddock entry.

What’s the catch?

Safety clothing must be worn, an armored top and bottoms/boots as a minimum, (leather preferred) and a full bike licence are all that is needed. Head over to the BSSO website for details and an entry form.

What about spectators?

For the first time this year spectators are welcome but must be booked via the circuit website in advance.

Tickets cost just £8.

British Historic Racing

I’ve used the phrase ‘scooter hosted’ above, we are actually not scooter only though on Saturday. As those of you who have watched scooter racing in the last few years will know, BSSO scooter racing is normally hosted by the BHR – British Historic Racing. Given that they also had their weekend cancelled it seemed like the decent thing to do was to invite those we had space for to come and race with us, so expect to see and hear screaming classic Bantam racing as well as the scooters!

Make a day of it

The weather forecast for Saturday is very good and there is a whole day of racing to watch. Three Sisters has the best whole circuit viewing of any track we visit. Load up the scooter with a picnic and have a day out, why wouldn’t you? Okay, for those who can’t make it (I don’t know, legs fallen off or something) we will be live-streaming the races to the BSSO Facebook page throughout the day.

Finally thanks to our Sponsors – the LCGB, and for the meeting – Cornwall Scooter Centre.

Words: Dave Bristow BSSO
Images: Lee Hollick

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