A FIELD of more than 180 motorbikes and sidecars will take part in the Bob McIntyre Memorial Classic at East Fortune this weekend.

Classic enthusiasts know Bob McIntyre raced locally many years ago and was the first motorcycle racer to break the 100mph lap record at the Isle of Man TT in 1957 aboard his Gilera Four.

McIntyre, known as the Flying Scotsman, was only 33 when he was killed in an accident while racing in the British Championship meeting at Oulton Park in 1962.

And he will be remembered this weekend with classes of motorcycles and a good grid of classic sidecars; there will also be classic vintage parades across the weekend.

Keeping spectators informed and amused will be the resident commentary team of Mose Hutchinson and Ian Robertson, who also chat to riders between races.

Bikes will be on circuit from 9am on both days for what promises to be a packed weekend programme.

Saturday morning will be practice and qualifying, with racing after lunch.

Sunday’s racing commences from 10.30am.

Adult admission is £10. Seniors and accompanied children under 16 are admitted free of charge and the paddock is open for everyone.