Issue 44 2017

Nigel Devereux
August 31, 2017

03 In Balance

The hoary subject of what constitutes proper trials riding forces the editor to nail his colours to the mast.

06 News, views and reviews

Our regular look at what’s happening in the off-road world, events to go to, series updates.

16 You need…

… a world championship-winning CZ. We look at a profile of the actual CeeZee Joel Robert won his world championship on in 1964.

22 Something special

A visit to our archive turned up this superb Velocette-based scrambler…okay, so it wasn’t what the editor went in for… but hey…

33 Subscribe! Subscribe! Subscribe!

As CDB is subscription only you’ve either subscribed, nicked a mate’s copy or seen us at a show. If it’s one of the latter two… subscribe here.

52 Dicko’s view

More from the all encompassing eye of one of the off-road world’s most senior journalists, always thought provoking, always interesting… what say you?

61 ’cross words

Is it the fountain of youth at which Mr Berry has been sipping? No, just a view that youth isn’t a new thing.

72 Dirt Talk

What’re you talking about in the CDB world? All sorts of things as it happens, bring it on we say.

82 Moto memories

Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire is more known for road racing but it has occasionally hosted proper racing too as our image of an MX GP shows.


10 The winner…

…BSA’s Bantam never quite managed a full SSDT win; close, very close but not quite. The Pre-65 Scottish however, has been won by a Bantam and we’re featuring it here.

27 That was the year when…

…Brad Lackey was comeback king of Farleigh Castle. We look back to 1982 when, despite being written off by the MX world, Californian Lackey showed his mettle.

34 A little light work

How did Suzuki produce such a light motocrosser? By dedication, sound principles and creativity. We look at an RN370 from 1972.

66 Hakan Carlqvist

The world of MX lost a legend recently, when Swede Hakan Carlqvist passed away suddenly. Here’s our tribute to the legendary world champ.

75 Combine the best parts

Which is what the ailing BSA/Triumph group did with the Triumph 500 engine and the B50 MX chassis to produce pure gold.

How to

44 A change of direction

With the IT465 project having a break, the editor has a chance to do a bit of work on his own bikes.

48 Dirt Products

Got something to help the off-road world go faster, keep their feet up longer or remain more on time in an enduro? Tell us, we’ll put it in this bit.

50 Tech Talk

Old bikes are nice, they’re fun, they’re ‘our’ thing or you’d not be reading this… they can be improved… we have a look at a Rotax clutch.


54 Sporting world

We’ve been in the north for the Kia Twinshock series, West Midlands for a hill climb and Scotland for the Scottish Grand National. Where’ve you been?

62 Highland Classic

With Rob Shepherd being guest of honour at Inverness and DMCC’s Highland classic trial it would have been rude not to go… so we went.

64 Bultaco Nostalgia

Westmorland MCC invited Bultaco’s works riders along to a Bultaco Celebration in Cumbria. What a trial it turned out to be.

About the Author

Nigel Devereux

Nigel Devereux is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, working in the School of English and Journalism. He has worked within the print publishing industry for 38 years. Nigel was editor of his hometown newspaper - The Horncastle News - from 1998-2001. Nigel is currently the Production Editor on The Railway Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling magazine for railway enthusiasts. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating several websites across the Mortons portfolio. 01507 529529 |

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