The Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series returns this week, as we gain East Yorkshireman Dave Bedlington’s reflections on competition at England’s only closed roads course.
A top 25, top 10 finisher at the TT Races and Manx Grand Prix, his answers to the hugely popular set of Scarborough themed questions are as follows:
Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?
“Phoning Jack Claxton who’s the secretary to see if I got an entry with my 125 and that would be in around 1960.”
Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?
“Going up the hill into the Esses at the top of the hill. Coming down the bottom straight was a bit hairy, it’s always a bit doubtful but going up the hill was the best probably cause it was the slowest part.”
Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?
Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?
“Riding the MV (Agusta) with Ago (Giacomo Agostini).”
Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?
Photo by Mike Yiend
Q6: Is there one machine in particular that you would like to race at Scarborough?
“Well I’ve got the MV (Agusta) which is the ultimate bike but I think Stastny’s Jawa from 1968.”
Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?
Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?
Words by Stevie Rial