Who will be top of the An­gle­sey Plops?


THE Scaris­brick & Dis­trict Ar­mada will pay their an­nual visit to An­gle­sey Cir­cuit this Satur­day for the big­gest ever Plop En­duro event.

The “Plop” refers to the Small Honda C90 ma­chines which have been so pop­u­lar over the years – par­tic­u­larly as cheap com­muter ma­chines and lat­terly as field bikes for young as­pir­ing Barry Sheenes.

In 2012 a mo­tor­cy­cle club in Scaris­brick, Lan­cashire hit upon the idea of stag­ing an en­durance event for teams of up to four rid­ers, all of which must ride the Honda C90 moped. These bikes are com­par­a­tively in­ex­pen­sive and parts are plen­ti­ful.

These humble ma­chines can be con­verted into a re­spectable race bike, and with plenty of shed time, re­spectable speeds can be achieved.

On the first at­tempt at stag­ing the event in 2012, Trac Môn were very happy to re­ceive this new style event, and the venue is now a firm favourite with the or­gan­is­ing club.

This year in the re­gion of 400 par­tic­i­pants will be rac­ing 100 bikes, in an event which is a lit­tle un­der eight hours in du­ra­tion.

The race start will be grid­ded, but with such a huge field, the rac­ers will be re­leased in three waves.

Each team has to de­cide when it must stop for fuel and rider changes, so there is never a dull mo­ment.

Each ma­chine is fit­ted with a transpon­der which records time and laps.

The out­right win­ner is the bike that com­pletes the most laps be­fore the che­quered flag.

The Scaris­brick and Dis­trict Ar­mada MCC have in the re­gion of 300 mem­bers to date and de­spite be­ing from Lan­cashire have mem­bers through­out the UK who try and at­tend at least one of the hand­ful of events staged each year.

The or­gan­is­ers are all vol­un­teers and all pro­ceeds are do­nated to lo­cal char­i­ties such as the Wales Air Am­bu­lance.

The event will be­gin at 9am and will run con­tin­u­ously un­til 5pm.

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