Shropshire Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show revving up to honour Ron

By Aimee Jones | Church Stretton | South Shropshire entertainment | Published:

The 27th Shropshire Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show takes place this weekend in memory of its founder.

Taking place at Wistanstow Village Hall on Sunday, from 10.30am, the event will remember Ron Maund who died in 2017.

The show, sponsored by Wood’s Brewery, returns this year after disappointment last year when it had to be cancelled due to snow.

Organiser Wendy Maund, Roy’s daughter, said: “This year’s show is in memory of my dad who died in 2017. Last year’s had to be cancelled because of the bad weather so this is the first show we have had that could be dedicated to him.

"Dad started it 27 years ago because he wanted to give the proceeds to the children of Wistanstow Primary School where he went as a child and so did I. He wanted to raise enough money to send them on two trips every year and it just kept going every year from then.”

The late Ron Maund

The owner of the best bike in the hall will be presented with the Roy Maund Memorial Trophy.

Wendy said: “We could easily have about 2,000 people. It’s absolutely amazing and I can’t wait.”

Sidecar racing champions Roy and Rose Hanks will be guests of honour.

With over 50 years of TT racing under their belts, Roy is one of the greats in British sidecar racing, winning the TT sidecar race in 1997 and holding the record for the most TT finishes by a sidecar competitor, completing over 54 races. Rose was the first woman to stand on the winners’ rostrum at the TT when she finished 2nd in the 1968 sidecar race.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.


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