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Offline TYKE

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Re: Bike Safe course with police
Reply #10 on: October 16, 2019, 11:06:08 AM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Was good mates with Gus, he was one of our race gang , had a few drunken nights at flookburgh with him. Sadly missed.

Small world  Peter, Gus was a lovely and very talented guy  :169:    I seem to recall him rolling up a fag at Alston whilst waiting for me and Pricey to arrive
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Re: Bike Safe course with police
Reply #11 on: October 16, 2019, 04:32:14 PM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Was good mates with Gus, he was one of our race gang , had a few drunken nights at flookburgh with him. Sadly missed.

I didn't know Gus, but I remember Flookburgh. I raced there at the  first meeting.  :028: :028:

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Re: Bike Safe course with police
Reply #12 on: October 16, 2019, 06:43:27 PM
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I didn't know Gus, but I remember Flookburgh. I raced there at the  first meeting.  :028: :028:

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 Coming out the hairpin.


I was the first one to race a 350 ypvs there.(and write it off just about). Happy days.
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Re: Bike Safe course with police
Reply #13 on: October 17, 2019, 07:31:23 AM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Coming out the hairpin.


I was the first one to race a 350 ypvs there.(and write it off just about). Happy days.

 :152:

It was defo a brake heavy circuit.

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Re: Bike Safe course with police
Reply #14 on: October 17, 2019, 07:37:51 AM
Great pictures  :028:   

I know Flookburgh well as I lived in the Lakes for 20 years...I also remember the 'mile straight' where some good speeds could be achieved  :015:   

I think the old airfield now mainly supports sky diving 
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Re: Bike Safe course with police
Reply #15 on: October 17, 2019, 04:20:50 PM
Most of the circuit is now a golf course. The hairpin is still there but that's about it, the airfield is still in use. .  Gus and me got a lift back to the circuit one saturdy night From the hope and anchor pub in the village sat on the bonnet of a sports car with a young girl driving it. I seem to remember she had a boxer dog that kept pinching balls off the pool table. Cumbria Steam gathering is held on the airfield.
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Re: Bike Safe course with police
Reply #16 on: October 17, 2019, 07:56:07 PM
I visited the steam gathering annually for many years as i lived at High Newton for about 10 years, consequently I played darts for the local pub team  (The Crown), we played in the Grange league which included the Hope and Anchor, nicknamed the grope and *anker

I'm aware that we have wandered way off topic now 
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Re: Bike Safe course with police
Reply #17 on: October 17, 2019, 08:23:25 PM
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I'm aware that we have wandered way off topic now

Was thinking the same myself, I do apologize. 👍

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Re: Bike Safe course with police
Reply #18 on: October 17, 2019, 08:49:30 PM
Getting back on track..... I checked out what's available here...hey presto  :028:   

Don't know why I hadn't checked before    :124:     :001:   


https://bikesafe.co.uk/northernireland/   
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