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Ride Out. 15th February

It’s that time of year again to put on your Sepia Tinted Goggles and head for The 29th Bristol Classic Bike Show.

Sunday the 15th of February. Meeting at MacDonald’s, Beneath the ‘Golden Arches’ at Coryton Interchange at junction 32 of the M4. For a 9.30 (ish) Departure.

My New Year’s Resolution was to actually get away on time for 2009.

The classic show takes place at the Royal Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet.

Entry Cost is £9 for Adults. £7 for Senior Citizens, and Under 15’s pay £3.50.

Last year I did have a chuckle when almost everyone (except me it seems) claimed, using the protection of their full face helmets, to be a Senior Citizen and get in cheap.

So this year I’m going to try for Under 15’s ticket. (What?)

The Show is a must for any bike enthusiast and Auto Jumble fan, to wander and wonder at stall after stall of rusty ‘junk’ for sale at unbelievable prices.

In my mind, if your bike is in such a state that a piece of this rusty tat will make it rideable again, then it’s time to Visit the 29th Rubbish Skip Show and dump it for good.

There are stalls for rusty bikes. Stalls for rusty bits for bikes, and even stalls for rusty bits for bits of rusty bikes!

But having said that when you visit the main exhibition halls and see the end result of these restored vintage masterpieces it will bore you witless…… no I mean it will astound you!

So if the names Norton, Triumph, Rudge and Douglas mean more to you than just the members of a New Boy Band or the Register at the local Chav Nursery then this is the show for you.

So join us, for a Britney, Chardonnay and Keanu free day.

We’ve been before….Let’s go again.

Come on…you know you want to.

My Mate Craig did okay. He came 58th but is subject to an appeal regarding the malfunction of navigation equipment in the early stages. If successful his final position could be as high as 32nd. This is an excellent achievement for his first attempt. He broke his Sternum before he went and broke a few ribs whilst he was competing. (These Merthyr Boys are a bit hard you know!)

Dakar veteran Simon Pavy (who runs the BMW Off Road School in South Wales) suffered tyre problems (were they nicked by a ‘Merthyr Boy’… no only joking) Simon finished in 68th position.

My Main Website now has a Blog & News page, which is being up dated with News, Riding Advice and topics of interest. This is in addition to this Ride Out Blog and this will continue in it’s current format (although we are considering changing the design of it slightly). Take a look and see if there is anything there that may interest you.

On the last blog pages I placed a ‘CLICK HERE’ button and asked for you to leave a Review of our Company and the Training that you have received. For those who have done it I give a big thank you. The reason I have asked is that apparently the more reviews (good or bad so don’t be shy) it raises the web site up the Google Ranks. So if you have done any training with us please do me a favour and tell Google what you think.

Don’t forget anyone who attends the Ride Out gets a Free Copy of Motorcycle Monthly. It is exactly as the name suggests. It is a Monthly about Motorcycling. You also get the chance to support the NSPCC and anyone who turns up will get a 10% Discount Voucher to use in Bikegear.

So, Come on the Snow has gone, the Sun is shining and a Sunday Lunch awaits…..

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  1. Is this your new BM then. It loks like you found it at an auto jumble

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