GATWICK AVIATION MUSEUM 2019
Peter Baker attaches some photo of todays Distinguished Gentlemans Ride which Geoff and Peter took part in. This is a charity event for the benefit of Mens Health, principally prostate cancer and mental care.
The event started (in the rain) at Shoreham Airport at 9.30am and 116 riders followed the A259 to Litllehampton for a stop at the "rusty sheet metal" cafe on east beach. We then continued (in the rain) on the 259 to Bognor for a 1/2 hour stop near Butlins, The final leg was to the north car park in Chichester where prizes were given (in the rain) for the rider who raised the most amount of money and also for the furthest travelled to the event.
Although a world wide event the West Sussex riders raised over £41000.00.
Geoff definitely looks the part. A very nice Nimbus. Cunningly disguised Kwacker.
BRIGHTON BURN UP 2019
As for last year Secretary Keith organised our pitch and ensured that we had enough space and avoided encroachment from other less organised individuals. We had good support from the Club and were joined by colleagues from Mid Sussex and West Sussex BSA Owners Clubs giving us a really good spread of machines and as a result an unprecedented level of public interest. Several requests for Membership Forms and not one but two authors keen to tap into our membership base to promote their books.
SADDLES TO STEAM SHOW 2019
Our second year at this event which had a slightly different focus this year as the title suggests and although we were made welcome our presence in the arena was not required due to the proximity of the horses. We had a good turnout on both days with the usual eclectic mix of machines which reflected on the strength of the Club although it would be really good to see a few new faces. The weather proved to be on our side with the exception of an early morning downpour on Sunday where all of us escaped with the exception of Gary who arrived a little later thoroughly soaked. We were able to provide our own entertainment with a variety of experts endeavouring to start Bob's newly acquired Bantam and they eventually succeeded. The wet ground did prevent the heavy steam engines from being moved to the arena on Sunday which resulted in a request from the organisers for the bikes to parade but the rutted surface following the horse driven vehicles and slippery grass held no appeal so the request was declined.
As ever the pictures courtesy of Steve Smith.
A very impressive fire engine ! The sun shines on the righteous. Bantam experts at work?
WISTON STEAM FAIR 2019
This popular two day event had to compete with other events over the weekend and that may have e reduced the members of the public attending. However the weather was good and there were enough Cars, Bikes, Tractors, Engines (Fire, Steam, & Stationary), buses and many other mechanical marvels to enjoy. The Wall of Death never seems to lose its appeal with capacity audiences at each show, a myriad of stalls showing or selling all manner of goods and if the heat became too much there was always the bar
KEMPTON PARK CLASSIC BIKE SHOW MAY 2019
To attend this show it is necessary to get up at 'stupid o'clock' to get to Kempton to enable the Club stand to be prepared before the public are let loose.
This year our exhibitors were Steve, Trevor and Bob and they gave us a brilliant rand of bikes the variety of which outweighed those on any other stand.
Our newly acquired pop up posters and backboard were appreciated and the hardest part was stopping folk from coming around the table to see if they could find a picture of themselves. Lots of appreciative comments and for Trevor the Best Cafe Racer award in the show...........even Bob found a friend!
AMBERLEY MUSEUM MAY 2019