This event takes place at the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre at East Kirkby, near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, and is organised by the Skellingthorpe and District Motor Cycle Club. This club has this event running very smoothly, it does not matter how many motorcycles turn up as the aviation centre is an old war time bomber airfield.
Signing in starts at 8-30 am and the first ride out leaves about 10-30 am. The ride out this time covered 47 miles with a break in the middle I assume for a cuppa. One returning rider was very pleased with the route markers as they were clear, and easy to see. Loads of bikes turn up for the run, all ages of bikes take part. Amongst the machines on display there was a Norton on sale for £6,900, an Ambassador 250cc you do not see so many of this make around, there was a nice line up of BSA Gold Stars,
a very nicely restored Norton this sounded great when it was started up and ridden away.
One BSA single was covered with a decent amount of MUD the owner had been enjoying himself.
Lincolnshire Blood bikers had a stand this was ideally placed next to one of the food outlets.
I spotted two Ural outfits, one had a drum front brake the other a disc, these were the only outfits that I saw.
I spotted some scooters arriving and saw Peter with other riders from the Horncastle club, Peter suggested that we got something to eat now as the queue was very small, Peter and I often met up at local events.
The riders who started out first came back about 1 pm, there was a large group of them.
Luckily the weather could not have been better the sun shone, the aviation centre has plenty of things to look at, the main ones being “Just Jane” a wartime Lancaster bomber which does taxy rides and more recently, a Mosquito is also here, this is the fist time I have seen this plane taxying.
This was a great day out well done to the Skellingthorpe club, the Aviation Centre for so much to see, here you step back in time and relive a World War Two bomber airfield.
Plenty of motorcycles to see and plenty of riders to talk to what could be better, I look forward to next year.