BSA Boosters Does It Again: Breaks More Land Speed Records06/06/2016
Intrepid speedsters Karl Meredith and Stephen Roberts pushed their stylish machines to the limits, both clocking up more than 92 mph across the Pendine Sands.
Based in Wales, the Boosters are a small team of motorcycle enthusiasts who adapt vintage bikes and race them around the world.
Long-time friends of ActiveWin, they already hold three land speed records, set at Bonneville Speed Week 2013.
On the Friday in question, the team, which also includes crew members Fred Meredith and Tim Madeley, loaded up their bikes and headed to Pendine, for UK Speed Week 2016.
Despite a very wet reception, weeks of preparation finally came to fruition as the duo secured two new records in their respective classes.
The first day was something of a washout, but the skies did clear enough to allow one race each.
With the tide rapidly coming in and the clock ticking, bike 375 achieved a record of 80mph over the kilometre, on what was described as a ‘very loose’ surface.
A crash, from which a competitor had to be ambulanced off the beach, brought home the risks of the sport to all involved. We would like to wish the rider a speedy recovery.
Day two started much more brightly, firing up the competitors for the races ahead. Despite a few hiccups and alterations, both Karl and Stephen set new UK land speed records, of 92.407mph and 92.106mph, on their respective bikes.
It was a real team effort, and the Boosters would like to thank everyone who supported them.
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