Light Weight Rally

On the second Saturday in April the Met Office are forecasting sunshine & temperatures of going into double figures for at least one day! So us English must make the most of it.

So my ride takes me to the Derbyshire Climbing Bothy and the Lightweight Rally organised by the Panther Owners Club. However all the POCs are early birds and have all left on the “Chip Butty Run” to the Plough.

The Climbing Bothy.

Bubnel ER plantation

England’s ‘ER’ Plantations – Derbyshire, England – Atlas Obscura

Now at the Plough and the FAME of the “Panther Chip Butty” brings riders from far & wide with Tour Leader Steve of Sawley leading the leaders of the “Belgium Flemish Indian Nation” to the chip butty POW WOW!

Michael of the Flemish Indian Nation.


Must be WARM Panther people are sitting & standing outside chatting.

Some Panther’s come with a fishtail.

Some Panther’s SMOKE & like panniers over the front wheel!

Some Panther’s are very up right & don’t SLOPE.

The true Sloper Breed.

After our chip butty feast & raffle prize draw l became the “Road Marshall” on training manoeuvres into the Derbyshire/Staffordshire Peak District. American motorcycle Corps Train – YouTube  Finishing at the FLASH cafe. Photo taken by Phil from Sunny Walkden.

Once upon a time a village with NO TAPS and WHISKEY from a trough! Watch Flash Village online – BFI Player

So bye for now and a big “EUG” from the Panthers & Indians.