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Sussex British Motorcycle Owners Club

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NEWHAVEN FORT pictures from 2014--2015

Pre booked entries this year were down this and the forecast wasn’t looking too good so perhaps it was inevitable that there weren’t as many folk as we might liked to have seen. The ‘riding brigade’ numbered seven stalwarts who met at the clubhouse and set off in the rain albeit in good spirits. The magnificent seven swiftly became eight when the President joined us at Lancing for a steady but faultless ride along the usual route to the fort. After the cherry tree blossom, primroses and bluebell lined lanes on the Friday run the A 27 wasn’t quite so attractive and I think I saw the President bow his head slightly as we passed the Amex Stadium but I might have been mistaken. Highlight of the ride was the Southwick tunnel where the sound of all those four stroke twins was music to the ears and it drowned out the only two stroke, even Steve who was on board said he couldn’t hear it.

On arrival the modest entry was obvious but as always the site was prepared with the banners, PA system and class markers. The signing on team were set and ready and thanks to George’s team riders were swiftly processed, and of course thanks to the ultra reliable Club members who ensured all was in place. The bacon roll and first cup of coffee went down well after Diane had kindly helped me out of my wet riding gear, which then was stored under cover and therefore dry for the return run.

Most of the bikes were from Club members and regular supporters which included riders from both East and West BSAOCs. Keith Fryer had a BMW that I hadn’t seen him riding before, Steve rode his Suzuki down and it joined Bob’s Yamaha to form the new two stroke Club section which I believe includes Andy’s immaculate Scott.

Now able to fully appreciate the changes that have been made at the Fort, the day was filled with WW1 and WW2 experiences interspersed with copious amounts of coffee and it was all too soon time to head for home. Needless to say all of my riding colleagues had already departed and it was a lonely ride home but in the DRY and passing through Lancing the local cricket team were in action such was the improvement in the weather!

Cheers, Malcolm


  A beautiful BSA prepared as a desert racer.


                                                                                                                               Another bike goes missing!

Many hands make bike work?

One ray of sunshine? (Ridden in , you bet!) 

Just forty bikes made it .

Below are a Random selection of Photos 


Our photographer Keith having a chat to Andy about his prize winning Scott

A very nice sounding Matchless

Newhaven 2015, members and visitors alike braved damp, drizzerly dull and cool weather to attend this years event

Two stroke owner Bob’s corner shop doing well with a fair display of items for sale

Part of the Japanese and Two Stroke Owners section (J.2.S.O.} of the S.B.M.O.C. turned up despite the damp conditions to show off their well restored Leader

Even with the wet dirty roads this very nice BSA still looked very clean.

Proper bikes, another two more from Japanese and Two Stroke Owners section of our club, they caused a few discussions and comments.

The Butchers Bike, complete with pig slicers

Smile for the camera, ok ok you can have another chocolate


 A bad hair day for those who have any.

No B O G O Fs here!  

  It may have been dull but the award lads were smiling!

 L to R Tony Woodhams, Stephen Jones, Geoff King, Mark Grainger, Mike Tweed


Clive caught on camera mid interview extoling the virtues of the J.2.S.O. section.

A tank of Redwing please, , , , well you can get a can of Red Bull

Another dinky little Corgi from the 2 stroke section thanks to Bob

Classic lines and a classic bike, mmmm

Mic’s response was a wide smile when he found he was to be paid in chocolate for his video interview.

Fine display of Brit iron

A nice little Triton advertised for sale at the show, a fair bit of interest but there didn’t seem to be any takers.

Another Ariel, must get a good reception with two at the show

If the owner of this gleaming BSA runs out of bike to polish I have one or two that could do with a bit of attention.

Tritons shone despite the weather