Just some snaps from today's 80th anniversary Pioneer Run. A fantastic day's riding. Perfect weather and the new route avoided dual and triple carriageway roads wherever possible. Despite the heavy traffic there is something wonderful about riding a route lined with cheery spectators and the gathering of so many early motorcycles in one place is not to be missed.
The 1914 Sun Villiers performed perfectly for my run. The game little machine was let down only by the daft rider who ran out of fuel just after the coffee stop... Big thanks to the Belgian family with the Triumph who kindly agreed to let me buy some fuel from them, then filled the tank and refused any payment.
More pictures to come in subsequent posts but for now a few from the start at Epsom and a brief stop at Verralls.
|Proper riding attire for this Indian pilot.|
|A veteran in multiple senses.|
|Precision engine fitted to a Bradbury.|
|This New Hudson is a very civilised steed.|
|No shrinking violet the Alldays.|
|Ee gads! A bobbed Black Shadow spectating.|
|Tasty stock at Verralls.|
|One of my dream bikes at Verralls.|
|Sunbeam MCC mag editor Julie Diplock's Triumph.|
|Austin 7 and Morgan outside Verralls.|
|My ride - the 1914 Sun Villiers alongside a Douglas outside|
of Verralls. The little Sun really did me proud, didn't miss a
beat, climbed all hills in second gear and buzzed along on the
flat at a respectable 30mph.