THE Kendal Classic Motorcycle Club host their annual Nostalgia Bike Week, starting on Monday, August 17 with a series of rideouts on classic bikes around Yorkshire and Cumbria.

On Friday, August 21 the club organise a ride out around the route used in the 1913 International Six Days Trial, starting at 9am from Hayes Garden World in Ambleside, and taking in all the Lakes mountain passes en route.

The real action begins on On Saturday, August 22 with the Nostalgia Trial at Holme Farm, Middleton, on the road from Devils Bridge to Sedbergh.

The trial starts at 10am and continues to grow with more than 260 competitors tackling the 15-section lap three times to decide the winner, on machines including Triumphs, Greeves and BSA’s.

Several past champions will be taking part, including guest of honour Mick Andrews, Vic Allan, Tony Calvert, Nick Shield and Nigel Birkett.

Local riders looking to shine include Kendal’s Grant Remington, Dave Parkinson and Anthony Seales, and Carnforth’s Neil Buckley, Ronnie Looker and Robert Taylor.

On Sunday, August 23 the Nostalgia Scramble opens with practice at 10am, with the first race starting at 11.30am.

Again several past British Masters will be taking part including Andy Roberton, Terry Challinor, and Jimmy Aird.

Local interest will be upheld by the Barnes clan from Heversham, Adam Purdham and the Sowerbys from Shap, Ryan Fallows and the Dents from Kendal.

Machines range from pre 1960 through to the more ‘modern’ 1981 twinshock models, and there will be a classic bike display on the field and several trade stands in attendance.

With a total of 31 races and the whole track visible from the natural amphitheatre type setting, good parking and catering it promises to be a great day out for the enthusiast.