The Borders Classic Bike Show will be pulling the crowds into its picturesque setting at the Lacon Childe School (founded in 1745) in Shropshire’s Cleobury Mortimer on September 9 and 10.

This is the 30th show and organisers are proud to welcome a very special guest for the weekend – Colin Seeley.


He will be interviewed on stage both days of the show, talking about a life spent full of bikes that he saw as a dealer, a leading sidecar racer, a manufacturer and as a top-line team manager. Not to mention his time running the Brabham motor racing team and production facility. You can bet he was never bored!

Naturally, entries are welcomed from all Seeley owners, whether they have race bikes, road models or even the Honda powered trials models that are now a coveted collector’s item.

The show features two halls of bikes, including club stands, with a bike jumble in the playground. On Sunday there’s a firing up of the noisier road bikes and racers, aiming to be selected winner of the megaphone exhaust SWATS award; that stands for She Would Appreciate That Sound. It’s presented in memory of Valerie Reynolds, who was the smiling presence at the cash desk for the first 25 shows.


The catering is one of the event’s best features, all made at home by school parents or in the kitchen on the day by school staff and members of the Parent-Teacher Association. The cakes are just great!

Doors open at 9am both days and close at 5pm on Saturday and at about 4pm on Sunday, after the prizegiving is over. All proceeds from the show go to the Lacon Childe School funds, to benefit the pupils. Entry to the show costs £5.

Entries are welcome. Contact Jim Reynolds at 4 Childe Road, Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 8PA, or call 01299 270642 or 07410 977 212 or email Or Facebook on bordersbikeshow.


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