ONE of the most popular dates on the racing calendar will be taking place at Anglesey Circuit next weekend.

The Scarisbrick and District Armada pay its annual visit to the picturesque track on Saturday, September 14 for its biggest ever Plop Enduro event.

The “Plop” refers to the Small Honda C90 machines which have been so popular over the years - particularly as cheap commuter machines and latterly as field bikes for young aspiring Barry Sheenes.

In 2012 a Motorcycle club in Scarisbrick, Lancashire hit upon the idea of staging and endurance event for teams of up to four riders, all of which must ride the Honda C90 moped.

This year about 400 participants will be racing 100 bikes, in an event which is a little under eight hours in duration.

The race start will be gridded, but with such a huge field, the racers will be released in three waves. Each team has to decide when it must stop for fuel and rider changes, so there’s never a dull moment.

Each machine is fitted with a transponder which records time and laps. The outright winner is the bike that completes the most laps before the chequered flag.

The Scarisbrick and District Armada MCC have in the region of 300 members to date and despite being based Lancashire, they have members throughout the UK who try to attend at least one of the handful of club events staged each year.

The organisers are all volunteers and all proceeds are donated to local charities such as the Wales Air Ambulance.