Frank Dolman’s 59th Pioneer Run

11th December 2017

Cambridgeshire’s Frank Dolman will start his 59th Pioneer Run (an outright record) on 18 March 2018 riding the same 1912 348cc Ladies Model Douglas he’s ridden every year (excluding Run cancelations due to petrol crisis, foot and mouth disease or extreme freezing conditions) since his first Run aged 17 years. To date Frank’s enviable record reads 58 starts and 58 finishes. For the last decade or more Mr Dolman has been accompanied by his son-in-law Ian Smeeton aboard Frank’s 1913 BSA. Best wishes to the pair of them for another trouble free Run and when you see Frank en route to Brighton give him a wave or a big cheer, this is SMCC history in the making.