Unlike my last visit, there was a bit of a crowd, with a group of BSA Bantam owners and the 59 Club holding a recruitment drive. On top of this the sun seemed to have brought out a goodly number of other folk on their bikes.
Luckily, the majority of them were just leaving on what looked like an organised ride-out as we arrived, so we managed to swan right to the head of the queue and order breakfast without having to wait. A solid, cholesterol-laden full-English breakfast with tea and toast it was too. Marvellous.
|Collection of BSA Bantams|
|Moto Guzzi Cafe Racers|
Other than the collection of nice old British bikes parked up outside, probably the most interesting bikes on show were a row of Benelli Tornadoes. Now you don't often see one of these machines on the road, and here were six of them. Very different, and didn't their riders milk the attention for all it was worth. And no sneaking away when they were done, either. They peeled out of the car park later in a cacophony of noise and smoke as they revved their poor beasts to the redline. What's the point of having something like that if you're not going to misbehave?
Anyway, it did begin to fill up again about an hour later, possibly people coming back from the ride-out, but by this time we'd eaten our breakfast and I'd had a quick scoot around the car park and taken loads of photos, so we decided to leave.