THE ENGINEERIUM RUN 2017
I believe that the quote is 'the harder I work the more successful I become' and that sits comfortably with this years' Engineerium Run. Our partners in this event are responsible for the production of the programme and by their efforts ensure that the advertising revenue make the whole thing self funding. In addition they have been the liaison with the Engineerium, Chandlers the BMW dealers and local PR to raise the profile of the event. SBMOCs' role is to get as many entries booked in, to publicise the event in the motorcycle and local press and by so doing make the event as profitable as possible to the eventual benefit of our nominated charity, Kamelia Kids. In addition the creation and management of two routes with route cards and signage fell to Mick who made sure all could get around safely whilst enjoying the Sussex lanes.
George has become legendary in his preparation of entries, numbers, badges and guidance notes and his efforts play a major part in the smooth running on the day. Ably assisted by Ethel with pre-booked entries and Christine dealing with the 'on the day' entries, even after a very late night returning from a family function the previous evening. Mick prepared the two routes using an old Mike Peter's route suitably amended, and he produced route cards for all before spending an entire day putting up the appropriate signs. If my ability to count isn't impaired we had 136 entries split with around 80 pre booked and the remainder entering on the day and it was pleasing to see the spread of machines covering the whole ancient and modern spectrum. An additional half dozen riders who came along to see what was happening signed up and did the long route, and there were a few spontaneous but vey welcome donations.
We had many other volunteers who marshalled the car park, erected the gazebo (and took it down), took the photographs which follow and George added another string to his bow by being interviewed on the BBC local radio. Thanks to everyone riders, helpers, and everyone who played a part in making the event a success.
Thanks to John Grew and Steve Smith for the following photographs.
FEET UP FROM BRIAN ON HIS NOT QUITE FLOATING FANNY B ALL THOSE KNOBS....WHICH ONE DOES WHAT?
A PRISTON ON A VELO...BUT WHICH ONE...GOOD TO SEE STEVE RIDING AGAIN. O.K. WHAT DO YOU THINK IT IS??
THIS IS A 6 TON STEAM DRIVEN BEAM ENGINE.....IMPRESSIVE! NOW IF YOU'VE BIG NUTS THEN YOU WILL NEED BIG SPANNERS.