An Enfield Excursion, Part Two

Last time, Stuart Urquhart set off on his classic big single on an extended sprint around Scotland. He meets up with RC rider Ian aboard another Enfield Bullet, and together the pair explore the B-roads beyond Loch Lomond… Day One: 117 miles I was suffering the ravages of one too many Blondes (see previous episode). Fortunately, I had several hours…

Classic Motorcycle Meet

There were a multitude of classic motorcycles at Stony Straford near Milton Keynes recently. It must take a great deal of effort, enthusiasm and planning to arrange a single classic event each year but to arrange two must require dedication above and beyond the call of duty. However this is exactly what the organisers of Classic Stony manage with shows…

Royal Enfield Bullet

There are so many Indian- built Royal Enfields around these days that they tend to overshadow the original British bikes. But there are still plenty of Redditch-made motorcycles thriving on the classic scene. We featured a 1956 green-laner 350 in the June issue – and here’s some of the background to the model… The Bullet was first fired all the…

Sidecar Outfits Everywhere!

You wait for ages for a classic bike combination to come along, and then three turn up at once… The first will be going under the hammer at the Cheffins vintage auction on Saturday 15th July 2017, at the Machinery Saleground, Sutton, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2QT. Looks like a perfect candidate for a wipe over with an oily rag, fresh…

Shepton Snapshots

Once upon a time, every weekend witnessed an autojumble as good as this one. Real barn-find British bikes for sale; stacks of spares, genuinely surplus to requirement; an eye-catching avenue of motorcycles old and new which carried their owners to the event, and an entry fee equivalent to a single cup of frothy coffee. Few traditional autojumbles still exist in…