If it smells of oil or Petrol ...its in the shed.



Sunday, 16 November 2014

30th Anniversary Celebrations at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Can it really be 30 years since the National Motorcycle museum opened its doors?
I remember going to the opening day in October 1984 as a young greaser with my mates.
The Saturday for the 30th Celebrations was a sunny day and entrance was free, the staff also very friendly and well organised. Although very busy on the day it was great  to see such
wonderful and rare  machines on display, plus an Auto jumble in one of the halls.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Talyllyn Run

Its not every day you get to take your favourite Motor Cycle on a good run to  the Sea Side, so when the chance came I jumped at the opportunity. And the run in question was to North Wales to visit the Narrow Gauge Railway at Talyllyn. Organised by Alan Bailey the run  started on the road to Stratford on Avon  and utilised a wonderful route that Alan new very well, taking in Kidderminster, Bewdley, Leominster, Cleobury, Newtown, Machynlleth, Dolgellau and finally arriving at our overnight stop at the Tynycornel Hotel overlooking the lake.
 
 On Sunday morning after Breakfast it was photo opportunity time, all the machines looking very impressive against the back drop of the lake, this is Dave Sketchley's  immaculate CX 500 Honda. 
 We were joined on the run by some members of the Triumph owners Club  ' Meriden Branch '  all machines helping to wake up the sleepy villages on our early morning run to see the Steam Trains  at Tywyn.