Day Three Mileage: 150 Miles; Sections: 38
After giving his machine a quick check over with the spanners Miller took day three in his stride as he started to pull away from the chasing pack, finishing the day with a clear advantage over second-placed Gordon Farley. The loose steep climb of Laggan Locks produced what many riders called the quickest ever clean of the hazard, as Arthur Lampkin had the BSA on full ‘rattle’. The only other feet-up performance came from Miller, putting on a very polished ride much to the appreciation of the large crowd. Dave Rowland was very annoyed with a very slack five-mark penalty when he stalled the little BSA on the easier Lock End named hazards.
Wednesday: 1: Sammy Miller (Bultaco) 12; 2: Gordon Farley (Triumph) 25; 3: Dave Rowland (BSA) 28; 4: Dennis Jones (Greeves) 30; 5: Scott Ellis (Triumph) 31.
Paul England (Triumph): With the Spanish Armada on its way with Bultaco, British Motorcycle manufacturers were taking note of the threat. The Triumph Paul rode was a 228cc instead of the usual 199cc ‘Tiger Cub’ model.
Derek Adsett (Greeves): For any Southern Centre rider more used to mud and banks the rocks take some riding. Notice the study in concentration
Roy Peplow (Triumph): A member of the number two Triumph works team along with Ray Sayer and Dave Thorpe. Here he is giving it 100% concentration on the Devil’s Staircase hazards.
Mick Wilkinson (Greeves): The younger brother of Bill, the Wilkinsons were based at the family garage in Kettlewell, North Yorkshire.
Terry Savage (Triumph): Riding for the Sheffield North End Motorcycle Club Terry gets his feet down to continue with forward motion.
Dave Thorpe (Triumph): A private Triumph rider, Sheffield based Thorpe was moved up to the number two Triumph works team and fully justified his position with an excellent week in the Highlands.