September 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm #15196
A halt has been called to the large bike (and car) meet at Ashby Folville in Leicestershire. Apparently due to anti-social behaviour by a minority of those attending. It used to held on the first Tuesday of the summer months
I went to this meet a few back and it was awsome, the range of veteran, classic, sports and super cars/bikes was amazing.
Does this have implications for other meets around the country, like Bassets Pole up here in the midlands for example?September 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm #66948ses310Moderator
Hope not, not that I’ve been to one for a long timeSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:41 pm #66949
Hope not, not that I’ve been to one for a long time
I have not been to any of the big evening bike meets for a couple of years, but it would be a shame to see them curtailed. I love seeing so many interesting bikes (and cars) and having a bit of banter with like minded petrol headsSeptember 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm #66950GordyParticipant
No need to panic I think. Around here (just south of Oxford) things seem stable with the local regular meet (mind you, it’s at a café and not a pub!) The average age of motorcyclists seems to be rising, with the vast majority being very social. [ They even talk to me when I’m in a car ]October 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm #66951
Most of the evening meets are wrapping up for the summer now as autumn really gets a grip. Still a reasonable turn out at my local on Sunday when I wondered up there on the RDOctober 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm #66952GordyParticipant
Yup, love early Sept., but sure does give way quickly to early dark nights and foggy mornings. (I’m sure ‘wandering’ never appeared in the Yam engineering specification for the RD!)October 3, 2013 at 9:38 am #66953imperialdataKeymaster
The average age of motorcyclists seems to be rising, with the vast majority being very social. [ They even talk to me when I’m in a car ]
I think these guys wanted to have a chat with the car driver too:
Seriously though, I don’t know why folks can’t get along no matter what they ride or drive. Seems completely bizarre to me.October 3, 2013 at 7:10 pm #66954
We have been having a bit of a debate about this alreadyOctober 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm #66955HippoDronesParticipant
imo the bikers there were out of order…. driver should not have riled them but they raised the threat level… driver just tried to surviveOctober 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm #66956ScouserParticipant
I don’t remember the roads to Ashby Folville being like that?
I think he just panicked cos he had his wife and daughter in the car, he was also Chinese so he made the wong decisionOctober 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm #66957
The big meet at the Waterman near Warwick has been stopped too, packed in last year…although that has more to do with the venue turning into a gastro pub
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