Spectators riding in, taking advantage of fine spring weather, soon filled the regular bike parks at the Ardingly Showground for the first of this year’s ELK Promotions shows, on April 3.
Spring in the air at Ardingly
Frank Kay bought this hard-used Greeves Hawkstone scrambles bike in 1980 and registered it for the road.
It was a sharp contrast to the previous week, when the annual Ashford Cattle Market event had been hit hard in the aftermath of storm Katie.
While there were a number of regularly attending bikes, organiser Julie Diplock pointed out that, of the prize-winners at Ardingly, almost a third were first time entries.
Read more in June’s edition of TCM