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While walk­ing around the race pad­dock at the Leighton Hall hill climb last month, I came across a 1982 Tri­umph TSS Bon­neville. Ac­cord­ing to the owner, Brian, it was an ex-An­glo / Meri­den Tri­umph race bike, one of the last to come out of the race shop at Tri­umph. Brian bought the bike to take part in hill climbs and this was his first out­ing.

I also saw this lovely-look­ing Arial Square Four with a few mods. It’s been fit­ted with an oil Cooler and en­gine crash bars, and it also had a Royal So­ci­ety Of St Ge­orge badge fit­ted to the head­lamp. Just be­hind it was an equally lovely Ve­lo­cette.

The bikes tak­ing part in the hill climb ranged from a 1929 Rudge Whitworth to a 2018 Tri­umph Street Triple. There was also a 2007 Tri­umph Rocket 3 – I bet that was a hand­ful to keep in check. I had a great day watch­ing the rac­ing. It was well worth the £8.50 ticket cost, so much bet­ter than watch­ing foot­ball on a Sun­day! Iain Houghton, mem­ber 2124

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