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Pete Kelly
September 8, 2014
Remembrance garden at Victoria Bikers Pub

Full details of the garden, the pub and all the motorcycling activities that take place there are available by visiting

• First World War display at Motorcycle Live
Motorcycle Live will feature a display of mint-condition motorcycles from the First World War as well as showing all the new bikes.

It takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from November 22-30, and will feature everything from sports bikes and scooters to adventure models and off-roaders.

Advance tickets cost £17 adult, £11 seniors and £7 children 11-16. A special £20 advance ticket also includes a pack of three Oxford neck-warmers worth £15.

Advance tickets can be bought only until 5pm on November 21. To book, call 0844 5812345 or go to

Classic Transfers Bob Derrick dies
We are sad to report the death, after a lengthy fight against cancer, of Bob Derrick, who along with his wife Marcia traded as Classic Transfers, an important supplier to vintage and classic motorcycle enthusiasts.

With customers scattered right across the globe, Bob will have been known to many Old Bike Mart readers.

His funeral took place on Friday, August 22.

• HGV single-carriageway limit raised to 50mph
Overtaking slow-moving heavy goods vehicles that are limited to 40mph on single-carriageway roads might not be such a problem for motorcyclists, but frustrated motorists overtaking recklessly in the opposite direction certainly can be!

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the news that the speed for HGVs on such roads will be raised to 50mph by next April, and so
should we.

RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning said: “This decision by ministers, based on evidence, will be welcomed strongly by hauliers and their drivers. The current limit is long out of date, and the frustration it generates causes an unnecessary road safety risk.”

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