Biking legend Sammy Miller MBE will be joining the hundreds of other bikers, coming along to Kop Hill Climb, to the run The Hill and display their bikes, for this our 10th anniversary.
Sammy, who runs the world renowned Sammy Miller Museum in the New Forest will be bringing along two of his bikes from his extensive collection; a 1957 Gilera 500 GP Racer and a 500cc 1950 Bicilindrical Moto Guzzi V Twin -one of the great V Twins of all time and a forerunner of the Ducati.
Sammy is a motorcycling legend; 11 times British Champion, winner of over 1400 events and still winning competitions more than 50 years after his first victory. He is unique in that he was a world class GP rider as well as one of the best known British Champions in trials riding.
‘I am really looking forward to coming to Kop Hill Climb, to help celebrate its resurrection some 10 years ago’ Sammy says, ‘the event is steeped in history, with the bikes first taking to The Hill in 1910 and running until the closure of road racing in the UK in 1925’. Sammy will join the famous roster of names to run The Hill including the legendary Freddie Dixon, who in 1925, riding his highly tuned Douglas averaged an astonishing 81 mph from a standing start to put the record out of reach forever.
‘The amount of money raised for charities is outstanding’, he continues, ‘and I am excited to meet many of the enthusiastic visitors and show them some of the bikes from the Museum and to follow in the wheel-tracks of the many famous names to run The Hill’.