August 4, 2016 at 9:19 pm #15818RadarModerator
After not making one of these meets for the better part of two years all of sudden I manage to get to two on the trot! I dragged out the Ducati for this outing and over the course of the day knocked up 162 miles including my ride to work. I had forgotten just how glorious this bike is to ride…great chassis, tuneful exhausts; it’s light, flickable and fun!
As for the bike meet despite slightly overcast conditions hundreds of bikes rocked up once more and provided a spectacular sight lined up outside the pub and alongside the River Severn. Once more the Big E joined me on his Tiger and we both enjoyed a good night checking out bikes of all types and sizes. We had a good natter with of our fellow bikers and as usual much cash was raised for the Air Ambulance.
The location was stunning too; Epney is a tiny Gloucestershire village and The Anchor Pub nestles right up next to the river…the haunting evening light provided a stunning backdrop. My only regret was that I couldn’t hang on for the ‘Severn-Bore’ a tidal surge that makes its’ way up river a few times each year. One was expected tonight and people have been known to even surf it…I kid you not
I enjoyed a hearty lamb curry and a pint and I did allow myself a little smile when our beloved plod turned up in BMW 5 series….all they found was several hundred well behaved, middle-aged people doing no harm at all whilst providing a free bike show for locals and raising money for a great cause! They soon wondered off…
Anyway another good night…time for the best bit…piccies…!!
Ducati out to play this week
Man, pint, bike, happiness…
These are generally used for 2nd class post…BSA Bantam
Chewing the fat
Steady stream of bikes rolled in all night
KH500 a beast back in the day
I had one of these in 1987…it was a miserable device
Great turnout alongside the Severn, bathed in that atmospheric evening light
Without the bikes spoiling the view
Morgan trike spanning the divide between the world of bikes and cars…lovely
Arty shot of an Italian beauty
This just caught my eye
Check out that front wheel!
Mind you there were some jokers about…
I got worried when the local heavies rocked up packing no less than THREE C90’s….that’s 270cc are pure biking porn right there
The Anchor did a storming trade
Bloke rocked up with his dog in this and they used it to store his lid…class
Hipster involvement means the cafe racer thing is getting a bit cliched now, but I still like this look all the same
I had to smile when this group of Harley mounted bikers rolled out…
Only to be replaced by this group of scooter riders…vive le difference!
Riding the Severn bore at Epney…surfing in Gloucestershire!:
Read all about it!
Cheers big E for dragging me out againAugust 4, 2016 at 9:58 pm #69239elessimoParticipant
Another good evening was had by all….August 4, 2016 at 11:07 pm #69240RadarModerator
Another good evening was had by all….
It was indeed. Thanks for geting me to come along…where is the next one?
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