Manx GP Top 6: Dave Bedlington

Manx GP Top 6: Dave Bedlington

Eighth within the 1985 Junior Classic MGP, Yorkshire roads favourite Dave Bedlington is the next competitor to take part in Road Racing News, rising in popularity Manx GP Top 6 series.

Over three decades a Manx GP/TT exponent piloting iconic machinery including Aermacchi, Norton, Kuhn Norton, Greeves, WM Maico steeds, his answers to the Mountain Course themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: When you first competed at the Manx, what was your first initial thought of the Mountain Course?

“I don’t believe it.”

Q2: Most memorable Manx GP bike?

“Greeves 250”

Q3: Most treasured memory from the Manx?

“Getting a finishers award with the Greeves.”

Q4: Is there one specific Manx GP competitor that you look up to?

“Bob Heath and John Cronshaw.”

Photo by Mike Yiend

Q5: Describe the Manx GP in one word?

“Very similar to Oliver’s Mount, frightening.”

Q6: Finally, if you could race one machine from any series, championship around the Mountain Course, what would it be?

“I’ve got the MV (Agusta) which is the ultimate machine of an era and I’m not sure really whether I’d like anything other than the MV, so it’s got to be the MV and I’ve already got the bike.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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