October 18, 2013
Although the morning of Saturday the sixth of April was a cool and cloudy one - and not blessed with an appearance from the sun - it stayed dry and half a dozen Linconshire Bantamites spent a very enjoyable few hours as guests of the British Two Stroke Club's local section on their Spring ride out.
This was the first of these runs to be based at Sausthorpe's lovely old village hall and was organised by Andy Jones with (much) more than a little help from Jay, Dave and Suzy who must have worked like trojans to prepare the sumptuous buffet (and chips) that awaited us on our return.
The route was excellent and took us from the eastern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds by way of Tennyson's home village of Somersby, Tetford, Fulletby, Belchford, Hemingby, Goulceby, Donington upon Bain and North Willingham and on to our mid ride stop at Willingham Woods.
This is our local bikers haunt; though not usually frequented by little old two strokes so it felt good to be out of the ordinary; and our steeds drew admiring looks from the modern bike brigade !
Our route back stayed south of the one we'd already done - though with just as many ups and downs - with no village repeated and included a section of the Bluestone Heath road which runs along the spine of the Wolds and offers some great views.
Apart from a short spell of main road work we saw very little traffic; which is usual for the Wolds, thank goodness.
Bantam Club wise there were Alan and myself on B175s, Geoff and Chris B on D14s and Chris W on his D1/3/10/14 bitsa.
Pete opted for his "more comfortable" 125 Kawasaki.
We were joined by John - a rider not previously known to us - on his nippy and immaculate D1 deluxe with coil ignition.
On arriving back at Sausthorpe we discovered that Robbie had brought his racer and his sprinter along for us to wonder at and his fellow Bantam racer Mike had ridden over on his big red Ducati.
Then we attacked the food with gusto, said our thanks and went our separate ways.
Between the five of us on Bantams we must have covered around six hundred miles and done a fair bit of hill climbing.
So, all in all, a successful day out was had by all of us.
two B175s and a CB360
April 30, 2012
Do these Linconshire Bantamites live in Lincolnshire ?!!
1951 Bantam D1 125, 1954 Bantam bitsa, 1970 Bantam B175, all Bantams on the road and ridden regularly, 1995 Yamaha Diversion 900 and 2016 Honda Integra 750 scooter. Horses for courses, all very different to each other, but a bike for every occasion.
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