Sidecarland

Sunny rides in October

It’s now the third Saturday of October and the SUN just still keeps on shining on us poor Brits! So the “Mystic Solo Day Rider” takes a steady ride to Fenland County of Cambridgeshire for the

To held at The Fox at Burwell a special place of pilgrimage for sidecar-ists in the UK which started the “FED”in 1958.

Inside the pub you will find a plaque and this photo from 1958.

Men wearing suits/ties & blazers and ladies attire frocks, hand bags and high heals. With little boys in short trousers. A photo displaying the age of SIDECAR DECORUM in the 1950s.

The 2018 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Lunch time dining was take al fresco at front of the pub and l was treated to a free lunch by a “Yorkshire Gentleman” So “Tusen takk” to my Yorkshire friend. (Viking speak)

Village green sidecar parking.

 

The next day l stayed local and visit a local Ploughing Match at

Heath village in Derbyshire England – Information and photos

On arrival l make my way to the refreshment tent and notice this stunning BSA Scout Car.

BSA Scout – Wikipedia

This”Ploughman” seems to have a pertinent message on his “Fergie” tractor.

He said that he had survived a AMI and a CVA and was back on the job ploughing again.

My next pm event for the Sunday was a step over the border into “Notts” to visit the

Papplewick Pumping Station for its 1940s weekend.

With me being born in the late 1940s you could say l am a TRUE RELIC from that DECADE!

Even the “Notts. Indian Tribe”. turned up.

Made at the time of the USSR Dnepr K750 M 750cc side valve with 2WD & diff lock.

GEORGE THE GUARD an ex-workmate of mine.

Once upon a time l had a BELL on my FENDER.

Our Vehicles – Ambulance Heritage Society

 

A book “A bell on my fender” by Lloyd Wilson.

Bye for now from the pumping station at Papplewick Notts..