Highland Honda edition
Very much a new exponent of the Pre-65 and Twin-Shock machinery, Gary MacDonald looked very much at home at the ‘Honda’ edition of the extremely popular Alvie Two Day event. He along with John Charlton and Calum Murphy remained clean on the A Route to win their respective classes. Carrying on the Honda theme, the organising Inverness & District MCC Ltd were delighted that John Moffat had organised for the Honda factory-supported riders from the seventies Rob Shepherd and Nick Jefferies to attend as the guests of honour.
It’s only recently that Rob has returned to the sport, but the 1977 British Trials Champion on the Honda was unable to ride following an injury to his shoulder. He was more than happy to reminisce with the other riders about his four-stroke years though. Nick Jefferies is a multiple TT winner, trials ace and exISDT teamster but has not competed on a trials machine for over fourteen years, but on Norman Sheppard’s BSA Bantam he won the B route outright. Two laps of eighteen hazards were on offer each day, and the riders enthused about their enjoyment of the ride round and the quality of the trial, which was enjoyed by all. • A more comprehensive report and pictures can be found in issue 64 of our sister publication Trial Magazine.
John Charlton (BSA)
Laird of Alvie Estate Jamie Williamson and Rob Shepherd
Nick Jefferies (BSA)
Gary MacDonald (Honda)
Chris Haigh (Velocette) John Moffat (Bultaco)
Jean Caillou (Honda)
Martin Gilbert (Honda)