A very large gathering of people attended the launch of the new Ian Berry book, Dave Bickers Unscrambled, at Dave's former Coddenham home on Saturday March 11th.
The book is a must for all followers of the life of the extraordinary Dave Bickers. Author, Ian Berry, has spent countless months, travelling to and from his home in Portugal, meeting up with Dave's wife, Sylvia, and son Paul, and many of Dave's acquaintances over the years, to glean so much information on his life.
The former twice European and multi time British champion, passed away in 2014, aged 76. The book records Dave's early life from his schoolboy days, his great exploits on his racing career, leading up to his Bickers Action days, where he and his company did stunt work for many James Bond movies, as well as many other blockbuster films and countless TV drama series.
The museum at Coddenham houses several of his motocross bikes, photo's, old race programmes, and lots of memorabilia, and was available on the day, courtesy of the Bickers family.
Many former riders from the 1960'/70's were present, including World champion, Neil Hudson, British champions, John Banks and Jonathan Wright, and a host of former Eastern Centre favourites, including Chris Ginn, Norman Messenger, Stuart Nunn, Dave Cordle, Trevor Harvey, Shrimp Davey, Dennis Howard, John Vallis and many more. One of Dave's former Greeves teammates, Mike Jackson, was also present. Like many others, I was very honoured to be invited to attend this special event.
You can obtain your copy of this fascinating book from the Online Bookshop
or telephone 01904 431 213