April 14, 2017 at 10:50 pm #15899
For some reason this fantastic event has eluded me over the years. Last year for example I actually got as far as the bike park only to be greeted by the sight of a mud bath that would barely looked out of place on a WW1 battlefield! I turned for home. But now I have finally got there and had the most glorious day. I set off on my trusty Thundercat in blazing sunshine I met up with Karl (Katana) on route who was on his RSV. This was the first time we have ridden together since he chopped his '95 Blade for the Aprilia. What a glorious bike….it sounds like Hades and appears to go like the clappers too. The poor Thundercat was getting some exercise on its first proper outing after the winter lay up!
The roads down are pretty enjoyable to ride and Worcestershire and Gloucestershire are two beautiful counties…especially on a sun drenched day like this. We got to Prescott with no trouble and parked up. Same parking area…not muddy this time, but very long grass and very undulating. In fairness, every biker was given a wooden puck for under the side-stand, but despite this some bikes were left looking uncomfortably upright. Anyway the event itself was superb. The Prescott Hill climb course that plays host is owned by The Bugatti Owners Club no less. It is an immaculately presented facility that twists and turns through spectacular Gloucestershire countryside only today it wasn't beautiful 1920's and 1930's sports cars that were the stars of the show but bikes. All types of machine from Monkey bikes, through classic to home built specials ran up the hill on demonstration runs. The enthusiastic crowd was also treated to the oddball delights of a jet powered shopping trolley and a hearse that also had a jet engine where a coffin might normally reside. A convincing George Formby look alike took to the hill, while Imperial Star Troopers from Star Wars wondered around the paddock. It was one of those days! Kat and I joined fellow forum stalwart Elissimo and his delightful Mrs for a drink along with some of the lads I did the TT with in 2015. We also bumped into R6rmy (Nev). The event was well worth the £15 to get in, and proceeds went to the fantastic Blood Bikes charity (www.Bloodbikes.rg.uk) and Severn Free Wheelers organisation (www.severnfreewheelers.org.uk). Anyway time to let the pictures do the talking
Kat smiling as usual!
First proper outing for my Thundercat this year, and the first chance to have a proper look at Kat's superb Mille
Prescott is owned by the Bugatti Trust and there is a fantastic on site visitor centre, well worth poking about
Lots of dealerships had a stand. I tried the BMW R9T Pure for size…
Kat meanwhile thought about another sexy Italian
Mid-west Moto, my local Indian dealers were there and had their superb Scout based special on display. It ran up the hill later and looked and sounded fantastic
Convincing George Formby lookalike. Not happy when I referred to him as George Foreman!
Scooters welcome too
Stunt show was fun
Bikes of all shapes and sizes attacked the hill
Delicate, but oh so pretty 50cc Honda
Impressive line-up of new Nortons
Imperial Stormtrooper considers joining the British Army!
Sun drenched crowd enjoy themselves as a Morgan trike wends its way up the hill
Mr&Mrs Elissimo and Kat
Great to catch up with Mike and Geoff from the TT2015 crew
When you are in a hurry in Morrisons…
Amazing home build by the incredible MrMillyard (of V12 Z1300 based 'Z2300' fame)
He even turned a humble SS50 into a 100cc V twin!
Cheap on tyres I suppose…
Some fantastic action on the hillApril 16, 2017 at 6:42 pm #69726
I got to try the Indian 115 that featured at Prescott last weekend yesterday!April 18, 2017 at 7:23 pm #69727r6ymyParticipant
So what was it like? I liked the look of that, how was the the riding position with the rearsets and flat bars?April 18, 2017 at 8:08 pm #69728
So what was it like? I liked the look of that, how was the the riding position with the rearsets and flat bars?
Here is my review…May 2, 2017 at 5:43 pm #69729imperialdataKeymaster
Dear God, an SS50 v-twin. I am speechless.
Otherwise, a great collection that you wouldn’t see in most museums.May 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm #69730
Dear God, an SS50 v-twin. I am speechless.
Otherwise, a great collection that you wouldn’t see in most museums.
I thought you might like the SS!
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