Here's the two of us again, this time warming up before one of the Thursday-night Brands Hatch races in 1987, my only racing 'annus mirabilis'. Well, by my standards: got some BCF points.
We're both in Old Portlians colours, a club I've been in since 1982, Mike James from 1983, Paul Barrington-King from 1988 for a few years, and Dave Hickman since, well, our research suggests from some time in the Cretaceous Period.
Sadly these races are no more, but I did read that the circuit is going to be used as an official 2012 Olympic Training Circuit. Funny: we always used to say that the Tuesday-night crit races at Crystal Palace were much harder. "If you can stay in at the Palace, you can stay in anywhere", as a wise old man used to put it to us.
We used to always do Brands.