The 1985 UKBMX Schweppes Grand Prix season opener at Hounslow marked the first National in history that topped 1,000 riders totaling 1,144 entries into a UK race, a record at the time. Let’s also remember this National went down in just one day from morning registration/practice to racing starting at 12 noon with the last final hitting the track just before 10pm. Did I mention, rain and mud thrown in for good measure as well? Other impressive records for the day if you’re a stats person, was the domination of the Llewellyn brothers with Gary winning Superclass and 16-17 Cruiser, and younger brother Wayne taking the 14s and 14-15 Cruiser.
PC: Richard Francis