An interesting article appeared a whille back in the Biggin Hill News (Feb 18th 2010 to be exact) and was spotted by en eagle-eyed reader and forwarded to us. It's a little piece of history relating to the club, and is reproduced here for your enjoyment.
Day at the Races event run by Double Five Kent Motor Club
Geoff Worham attended two of the three motor cycle race meetings at Biggin Hill (Aerodrome) in 1959 (Chronicler, December 17).
â€œI remember the first meeting in particularâ€, he writes, â€œas a friend and I bunked onto the centre of the circuit and got a terrific view of the racingâ€.
â€œIn those days security was not tight and we both appeared in the following weekâ€™s Motor Cycle News standing there in the middle of the trackâ€.
â€œAlthough Ginger Payne from Chislehurst won both of the main solo races, we were more impressed by the sidecar racesâ€. â€œOne sidecar team was driven by a bloke called Robinson, who had a 1000 Vincent outfitâ€. â€œHe was both amazing and crazy and I believe he won both eventsâ€.
Geoff tells me he was 15 at the time and cycled with his friend from Eltham to Biggin Hill. â€œWeâ€™re still matesâ€, he writes. â€œHe lives in Cudham and I live in Chipsteadâ€.
Source: Biggin Hill News article 18th Feb 2010