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The Tricycle Demonstration Races 2017

Apr 01 2017


No one was expecting this! What a wonderful day! The small cylinder shaped petrol tanks reflected in the sun as never before. The Tricycle Demonstration Races 2017 was again held at Barnards Farm. And we as were there, to do live report (and try to drive one ourselves).

For the ones who think, a trike… Yes... a car with one wheel missing. That is not entirely true. A tricycle is a “bike” with a light tube frame with most often air cooled engine. De Dion Bouton made these trikes approximately between 1897 and 1907. You might have seen one during one of the London-Brighton Runs.

Last Sunday, De Dion Bouton Club UK organised the second Trike and Quatre cycle race, on a race circuit especially built for this yearly returning event. Practices gave the riders the opportunity to warm up their vehicles and get familiar with the track. Then the qualifications and the actual race took place after a push-, peddle or engine start. Crash helmets on, and off they went! Full speed over the straight circuit and leaning over as far as possible around the corners. A relay race was held whereby two teams, identified by coloured armbands, race over 1 kilometre / 4 laps. One on the inside track and one on the outside track. The competitiveness came up and speed records were broken!

Finally, the awards were handed out to the overall winner, fastest trike and the fastest Quatre cycle. An afternoon run to the idyllic Blackmore (Essex), gave all (other) car enthusiast the possibility to get their cars out of the garage and finish this day with a lovely sunny tour through the English country sides.

We would like to thank the sound organisation for the successful and most of all fun day, they gave all participants and the spectators.

We hope to see all of you again next year.


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Nov 05 2018 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2018 Another successful run to Brighton with more than 100 De Dion Bouton-engined motor cars and tricycles taking part, out of a starting line of 400 vehic. . . Read more >
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Tom Cook


Chairman & Secretary

Michael Edwards


Nick Pellett


Shaun Crofton


Andrew Howe-Davies


David Gibbins


Steve Burt


Peter Fryer


Lawrie Smith