Posts Tagged ‘Rally’

Out on the Road…

Posted: August 29, 2022 in Just Me
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My mate Shaun invited me to attend the Indian Riders Club rally at Kenley airfield over the August holiday weekend. So i loaded up the camping gear on the W650 and headed out for the weekend on a sunny Friday morning.

My W650 Kawasaki

After a tricky ride around the south of London avoiding all motorways, I finally made it to Kenley, ready for a good weekend catching up with friends.

Shaun, a living legend.
Vintage time.

Ridgeway MCC Rally 2020… Cancelled.

Posted: December 19, 2019 in Just Me
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Cancelled Due to Virus


I have got myself booked into another rally for 2020, this one is run by the Ridgeway mcc in Oxfordshire, and is the “George to the Dragon rally”

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George to the Dragon rally 2020

I have not done as much as I would have liked through 2019, my health has not been great, but I am sure things will sort out? well I hope they do. As we head into a new year, and a new decade, I have already booked into a couple of camps, the first being in January! Brrrrrr.

My last camp of 2019 was held at a fort on the south coast, a great event celebrating the Solent MCC 50th anniversary.


Solent 50, camping with my Road King

So it is time to start thinking about the new year, and new rallies, and trips on the bikes…



Notra De Espana

VMCC Kent Rally…

Posted: June 5, 2017 in Just Me
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Kent Shaun invited me down to darkest Kentland for the annual VMCC Sittingbourne summer camp, So of course I loaded up the Guzzi Eldo Friday after work, and headed East, a couple of hours dodging thunder storms later, and I pulled into Newnham village down one of those little Kent lanes, and was met with a beer, while I pitched my tipi, and settled back for the evening with fish and chips. (well Friday was national fish and chip day)


Loaded for camping


Fish and Chips, a British tradition.

Not everything went to plan though, on the run out on Saturday, I had a bad knocking sound coming from the motor, fearing the worst, I pulled over, only to find my recently installed alternator assembly had broken its support bracket. leaving the whole lot to bounce around! so out with the cable ties to do a roadside repair. But the day was saved by another rally goer, who brazed the broken bracket back together for me. He did a good job too, as I made it back home with no further problems, but I will pull the alternator down , and make sure all is tight in that area, before the next rally.

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Mended alternator bracket


30Th MC- Piston Rally, Spain

More info can be found here… MC Piston Rally      

The John Bull Rally, 2017…

Posted: January 2, 2017 in Just Me
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Looking forward to this rally already, I try to make it every year, the BSAOC Belgium always do it just right. If you have an old bike why not come along.


John Bull 2017

Thunder in the Forest…

Posted: August 31, 2015 in Just Me
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This weekend over here in good old blighty, was one of those National holiday weekends with an extra day off, today in fact. So being a long weekend it would seem rude not to head out on a bike, meet up with some mates and have a good time, despite the vagaries of the ever so English weather.

So this very weekend saw me, Shaun, Bob, Marcus, and Dancing Dave, heading all points south, to Fordingbridge in the old “New Forest” and the home of the 2015 Vee Twin International rally, held by those nice people of the GB Guzzi club.

So on a sunny Friday I dragged out, and loaded up my 75 Shovelhead, and headed out..

75 Harley Shovelhead

75 Harley Shovelhead

And after what seemed like hours later, due to having to filter through stationary traffic for over twenty miles, no fun on a loaded shovel I can tell you. I arrived at rally central, booked in, and found Bob already set up and relaxing out on the rally field. So after pitching the tent, it was time for a quick wander around the field to see what was about.

850 LeMans 11

850 LeMans 11

LeMans 11

LeMans 11



850 Guzzi LeMans 11

850 Guzzi LeMans 11

Rabbit Rally Flyer

Rabbit Rally Flyer

I will be there Friday, if you see me say hello, So come on…

Triumph National Rally…

Posted: June 17, 2014 in Friends
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I guess it speaks for itself really…

Triumph Rally USA

Triumph Rally USA

Just recieved this flyer for the 3rd annual Mods & Rockers rally, over there in Cincinnati..

The Cincinnati Cafe Racer club & Mighty Ohio scooter club presents:
the Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally

When: June 6-7-8, 2014

What: A three-day event to build community around the regional motorcycle & scooter enthusiasts.  Organized by the Cincinnati Cafe Racers club, a local café motorcycle and vintage enthusiast group and co-hosted by the Mighty Ohio Scooter club.  Bring out your most interesting ride, meet fellow riders, make new friends and hear some great regional music.

Who: All motorcycle, scooter and two wheel motor enthusiasts are welcome.  Cafe racer styles, vintage, bobber, chopper, cruiser, new scooters, vintage scooters, mopeds or Segways are all welcome.

Dates:  June  7th, 2014-  (Meet-up and Pre-Registration on Friday June 6th, survivor breakfast Sunday June 8th)

Mods & Rockers Rally Flyer

Mods & Rockers Rally Flyer

From over on mainland Europe, we have…

Lisbon Art & Moto Flyer

Lisbon Art & Moto Flyer

The international event ‘Art & Moto’ will take place in Lisbon on Saturday April 26th, offering a refreshing mix of vintage, café racers and custom-built motorbikes and visual arts and literature. The event’s main activities will be held over two days at Lx Factory, Lisbon.