Sunday May 11th – ‘Bikes in the Park 2014’.

Sunday May 11th is the KDMC ‘Bikes in the Park 2014’. After the successes on the last two ‘Kirkcaldy Sand Races’, and with the 2014 event already in the August racing calendar, the Kirkcaldy & District Motor Club Ltd. have stepped up a gear with the return to Beveridge Park of motorcycles….though sadly no road racing! Although still in the planning stages we’re hoping, with the support of the local Council, Digby Brown Solicitors and ‘Kirkcaldy 4 All’, to have static displays of Modern, Classic and Vintage road motorcycles, road racing and off road competition machinery, club and individual displays and if we can get enough interest we hope to have a grass track event for classic and modern grass trackers, speedway bikes and classic scrambles machinery. Add in an Arena trial and we should have enough to interest everyone with a hankering to hear the sound of bikes again in what became Scotland’s first road race circuit. In 1948 the Club had the foresight to see the possibilities of using the Park perimeter track for racing, despite many sections being little more than roughly laid gravel with a few paved or tarred area. Over the years the local Council saw the increase in crowd attendance, and the increase in revenue to the town the races brought, and eventually the whole of the 1.7 mile circuit was tarred, allowing the bikes and riders to show their full potential. Racing stars of the day came to the circuit; Bob McIntyre brought the factory Honda 350cc four along to thrill the spectators, and Bob and his Joe Potts Racing stablemate Alistair King put...