Ron Slater recalls thrilling years of motorcycle scrambling

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Ron Slater in the lead at a ‘bomb hole’ at Brands Hatch in 1951 (Scramble 8)

Ron Slater competed in motorcycle scrambling for only three years, but achieved considerable success in that time.

It was an expensive sport and without commercial backing or a rich family, it was difficult for the average rider to keep going.

As we reported last week, Ron, who is 96 and lives in Thame, got a taste for motorcycles while serving in the RAF during the Second World War.

Read again: Ron’s happy memories of motorcycle scrambling

He rode for the Oxford Ixion club in

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