The Northern Ireland Classic Scrambles Club were also honoured to welcome mayor Deborah Girvan of Ards & North Down Borough Council to the event. She appeared greatly impressed by the international visitors and the huge crowd cheering riders on, and the scale and organisation required to run the event.
League of nations head for the first bend with Sweden’s Jorgen Ahlstrom in the lead. John Dunscome just leads Cecil Pearson. Triumph rider Peter Jerred is a stalwart of the MXDN.