As the club speeds towards it's smokey 100 year anniversary we are setting club members a challenge which harks back to the clubs inception back in 1929 and Tommy Meetons love of longer distance ventures.
The BTSC was formed in 1929. The lead being a famous competition rider of the day, T.G. (Tommy) Meeten, a former Tourist Trophy rider and a competitor in the Scottish and International Six Days Trials. He also set several world and endurance records on two-stroke machines.
The definitive facts are now lost in the smoke filled past. The story goes that in 1923 he was so impressed by the performance of a 147cc Francis Barnett model he rode in a trial he chose to campaign two-stroke machines in preference to much larger four-strokes.
For many years the British Two-Stroke Club was based at T.G's motorcycle shop, originally at Dorking in Surrey and subsequently (as Meetens Motorcycle Mecca) at Shannon Corner, New Malden, also in surrey.
He also took a Francis Barnett on a Land’s End to John O’Groats
As an homage to Tommy’s pioneering work with two stroke machines, and 2023 being our 94th year the challenge is for 94 members to cover 94 miles in our 94 year, the challenge will be continued, each year the mileage will increase by one mile and by one member until 2029 when we hit the 100.
The challenge must be completed in one hit and in one day between 1st April and the 31st October 2023 with a maximum number of competitors for 2023 of 94 and is only open to fully paid up members of the club. Badges and certificates will be awarded to members completing the challenge successfully and recorded in The Independent.
Click here for full details along with an application form which is available in the members section of the club website.
Best of luck to you all and I hope to hear from the 94 soon.