Yorkshire Grass Track Seekers

My meeting place with Phil of Sunny Walkden was at the

Craven Collection of Classic Bikes

and if by chance it was OPEN in these DIRE TIMES!! (Our visit was in early July) It a long time since l last visited this motorcycling GEM near York and his Phil’s first time. So, we savour the moment before seeking the Grass Track Meeting near Pickering.

Choosing a chair.

When was the last time you was CRYPON TUNED?

Part Sir lets flip the CHART.

I had a red one with a sidecar.

This SIGN brings back memories of the Nottingham General Hospital

Photo taken in the late 1970s the main entrance to the wards and on the right the Casualty Department and the building behind sky line the Trent Wing and then all the ambulances had PETROL ENGINES.

l do like my LEG SHEILDS/GUARDS in the winter months.

For the SCOOTER BOYS and For our retired POLICE BOYS

.BSA 250cc 1971 Fleetstar ex-Derby Police (l had the Starfire model with a BAMBINI SIDECAR fitted!!!)

Lambretta Series 2 with Bambini Sidecar – Retrospective …

PYE  Radios fitted to Police/Fire/Ambulance however THIS PYE radio on the bikes petrol tank could cause serious damage to the Policeman REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM if he happen have accident while riding!!! The solution was SORTED by fitting the radio to the rear rack.

Vincent & Stieb sidecar.

AJS & Steib sidecar

In a corner l spot a  TROLLY STRETCHER  that l used in 70s-80s. You lifted the patient by the TOP & TAIL by the handles or did a side lift. Lots of BACK INJURIES then.

BSA Ariel 3 – What Were They Thinking? – Classic Motorbikes and before then 

That’s just Dandy – Iceni CAM Magazine

Motorcycle Dealer box sidecar and a MILK TRIKE. 

A Canterbury SHINE.

Ideal gear to wear if you want SOCIAL DISTANCING to happen? DIPS WAX in hot weather turns to CARDBOARD in COLD/WET conditions!!!

We NEVER did find the GRASS TRACK meeting but we find a FORD with no WATER!!!


Next we find a LARGE TRAIN SET.

Ryedale Society of Model Engineers

The Angel, Easingwold for refreshments

Bye for now at   

North Yorkshire – People – Taking its toll – BBC

and remember to WATCH out for ICEBERGS when CROSSING!!!