East Kirkby Bike Night 16th August
Yet another year has flown by and the annual bike night at East Kirkby with a taxi run by Just Jane http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/history/history-of-the-lancaster.htm came round again and a £5 a bike it’s good value.
On the day the weather promised to be good and a lovely evening was forecast and it did not disappoint, Tracy and I set off and first called in to see Malc and Julie at the East Kirkby Hideaway http://eastkirkbyhideaway.webs.com/ after a nice cup of tea and a chat we went into the museum, as expected it was full with an estimated 1800 bikes in attendance.
It was the first time I had the opportunity to meet another local Feddy Denis Fincham from Louth and he was on his Kawasaki & Watsonian, he is not doing bad for a gentleman well into his 80’s
Denis Fincham’s well-presented outfit.
He had unfortunately had to leave early as his wife wasn’t very well, however there were a total of four outfits there, including ours and about the same number of Trikes.
Nice Hedingham outfit, I believe it’s from the Nottinghamshire area.
CB750, note go faster front mudguard.
There was plenty to see and the museum had their new acquisition on show a De Havilland Mosquito
http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/news/latest-news/de-havilland-mosquito-hj711-coming-to-east-kirkby.htm This is awaiting assembly which should be happening shortly.
There was the usual burger vans and Handsons a local Butchers was selling really tempting Lincolnshire sausage baps. http://www.handsonsbutchers.co.uk/
There were enough bikes to cater for every taste Customs,Classics, Modern sports to name a few, Tracy took a shine to the Helmet on the back of one cruiser but I didn’t get the point.
There was also a band playing and all the usual exhibitions were open some of which had been updated since we last went round.
Tasty new CB1100 and Suzuki Stinger I believe.
With an unusual long range fuel tank
A few more pics of the Lancaster taxying.
Bye for now John & Tracy