Thursday, March 5, 2015

Scramble at Ibberton Hill (Bulbarrow) Dorset 1954

Programme from an early local scramble at  Ibberton Hill near Blandford, Dorset. Ibberton Hill is the same location as the 'Bulbarrow Championship Scramble' which was a national level event and televised. Seems that when it was a local event it was Ibberton Hill and for nationals known as Bulbarrow. Look down the entrants list and you can see Don Rickman of Rickman Motorcycles fame riding with the Ex Home Guard Tigers MCC.

Ibberton Hill and Bulbarrow is a spot dear to me, it's the highest point in Dorset. From home in Blandford there's a wonderful 12 mile circuit ideal to test old bikes out or stretch the legs for cycling and see some fabulous countryside. On a clear day from the top of the hill you can see the Saxon hilltop town Shaftesbury, Iron Age hillforts Hod and Hambledon, and if you are lucky and the weather conditions right Glastonbury Tor is visible. In the far distance are the Mendip Hills and beyond that Wales. 

Ibberton Hill Scramble programme
1954 front cover.

1954 Ibberton Hill Scramble list of

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