Wrong one


I enjoyed the archive feature in issue 52, the motorcycle shows in those days really were multi-discipline and the top off-road riders of the day would go along as guests.

The early electric bike trials on an indoor course created from a few yards of dirt, some rocks and shrubs from the local garden centre, was a popular thing for them to be photographed on.

I have to say it is more than likely Gordon Adsett did try the trials course, we all did at one point, but your picture is of Gordon’s brother Derek.

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The brothers do look very alike though.

Barrie Rodgers
Derbyshire

Southern Trial: October 21, 1962 – Gordon Adsett on a 250cc Greeves. He only lost nine marks and won the 250 class cup

Barrie, I should have realised actually as I know both Gordon and Derek.

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In those days the prints had a typed label stuck to the reverse and the label had dropped to the bottom of the box. Tim

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