News 28 Jan 2010

Oz RR: Cathcart set to race at Broadford Bike Bonanza

Alan Cathcart will race at Broadford in April.

Alan Cathcart will race at Broadford in April.

Motorcycling Australia has announced that British journalist Alan Cathcart is heading to Australia to appear at the 2010 Honda Broadford Bike Bonanza (HBBB) over the Easter weekend on 3-4 April.

Speaking from his snow-bound home in England, Australian Motorcycle News regular contributor Cathcart said he was looking forward to the event.

“I’m genuinely honoured to be invited to take part in this meeting,” Cathcart said. “Especially after hearing and reading about the success of the debut event in 2009, in great part thanks to MA’s vision and drive, and it will be a pleasure to be there.”

Cathcart’s attendance will help to establish the event internationally, as he currently syndicates his work in more than 70 magazines all around the World.

A former top-line competitor in Historic Racing, with a fourth place at the Isle of Man to his credit, Cathcart nowadays limits his racing to once a year, at the Goodwood Revival, but regularly appears in non-competitive events such as the HBBB.

At the HBBB, Cathcart will demonstrate several examples of the Melbourne-built Irving Vincents that currently dominate local Period 5 Historic events.

Ken Horner, who built the bikes along with his brother Barry, is returning to Daytona in USA prior to Easter, where Sydney’s Craig McMartin will race an Irving Vincent in the prestigious Speed Week, before it is then air freighted home in time to appear at the HBBB.

The HBBB will also feature demonstrations by US Motocross Champion Gary Jones, Enduro and Motocross star Pelle Granquist, former Australian Road Racing Champion Warren Willing, and Honda’s first Australian Motocross Champion Brian Martin amongst others.

More information about the event is available on the MA website