A puzzle, with maybe a simple explanation. The Whitegates public house stands on Clipstone Road East, Forest Town. The pub sign carries a picture of some white gates standing behind a Brough Superior motorcycle, reg FTV 332, and rider. Brough Superiors, once called the Rolls Royce of motorcycles, were built on Haydn Road, Nottingham, between 1919 – 1940. Depending on the model, every bike was sold with the guarantee of having been road tested to 80+ MPH or 100+ MPH. As the pub is about 16 miles from where the bikes were built, one can only speculate about the reason for the sign picture. Opposite the pub is Clipstone Drive, which we presume was just a trackway 80 – 100 years ago. This is approx 1 mile of almost straight road. I have been told that this was used as the bike test track. Is anyone able to shed any light on this.