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HOW IT ALL BEGAN Percy Radford
Percy Radford’s 1940s atmospheric impression of how The Bristol Motor Cycle Club may have been formed one evening in 1911 by a group of motorcycle enthusiasts. Entertaining though it undoubtedly is, it has little basis in fact, and is let down by at least one, quite major, factual inaccuracy: the “Light Car” part of the name was added in 1922!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BRISTOL MC&LCC Jack Ashby (1957)
Jack Ashby’s more reliable account takes the story a little further, covering events at Naish Hill, Weston-Super-Mare, Lulsgate, Whitchurch and Castle Combe.

THE STORY OF THE ALLEN TRIAL Carlie Hart (1999)
Written by one of the present organisers of this prestigious event, it tells the story from its inception to the present day.

FACTS ABOUT CASTLE COMBE
(from the MSA Wheels! supplement in the circuit’s 50th anniversary year)

BRISTOL MOTOR CLUB  AT CASTLE COMBE
by Circuit Archivist Pete Stowe, extracted from the definitive history of the circuit.

25 YEARS OF WISCOMBE 5-CLUBS Dick Mayo (2001)
How the five clubs came together to organise the annual September Hillclimb weekend.

2011 – CENTENARY CELEBRATION at Castle Combe
2011 – SPIRIT OF THE 60s at Dyrham Park
Celebrating our 100 years in style!

Lots more local history at Pete Stowe’s Bristol Area Motorsport webpage