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.

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