Festival of Legends at Hawkstone Park – with Cumbria Twinshock

 

Words: Tim Britton Pics: Fiona Watson

10/11 September, 2016

The weather is a major concern for any event organiser and the track record for the UK recently hasn’t been that good and as CDB pitched the gazebo and set up the stall for the Hawkstone Park Festival of Legends, the conditions were looking distinctly dodgy.

One of the Legends Evo riders, Honda-mounted Rick Du Feu powers through the berm.
One of the Legends Evo riders, Honda-mounted Rick Du Feu powers through the berm.

With the wind getting stronger that Friday evening and the ‘R’ word being bandied about there were some worried faces.

Still, weather forecasts can’t always be believed and yes there was a drop of rain on Friday evening, some cloud on Saturday and a little shower, but Sunday was glorious, all blue skies and warm sunshine.

The idea for the Hawkstone Park Festival of Legends was quite simple – hire the legendary circuit, invite as many legendary riders as possible and put on races for twinshock and Evo riders.

Read more in the Winter issue of CDB

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