Past Events Reports.

East Yorkshire Section 2019

The Beverley Run.


The last run of the East Yorkshire riding season. Once again it was a very wet event, this is the third time, , I think it requires a change of date. At the moment there is a possible date of the 20th or 27th September that would fit in the 2020 calendar. We will look and see if there is any other available spaces as well.

Eight stalwart riders signed on and set off on the run. The route was sixty six miles long and led riders firstly to Middleton, and then Warter. The left turn at the end of the pond towards Huggate was blocked by a fallen tree. This obstacle caused a slight detour but riders were soon back on track, the next point of interest was Thixendale, a good climb out of the village onto the roman road to the radio mast at Acklam. Next the tricky narrow tight uphill corner to Wharham le Street. Next was Kirbygrindalylthe and onto Sledmere. It was here that the Moto Guzzi picked up a puncture. Two tins of sealant did the trick and discretion being the better part of valour this group of riders headed for home whilst the tire stayed up.

        Steve with his 1928 Sloper.            Mr &Mrs Barraclough.                 Before the puncture.


John with two DKWs waiting for the rain to ease.

The last part of the route was a straightforward return to Bishop Burton for a much needed lunch and hot drink at the College.   

It would be remiss of me not to mention Les Dawson, Mick, and Martin who all completed the run. They are just a few of the many supporters of our runs from nearby Sections. We are always pleased to welcome riders from other areas to our runs and hope to see you all next year.




The Sunbeam Challenge.

Les has recently sent the following photos for you all to share. I have no details of the run etc but a picture is worth a thousand words. So they tell me.

               Must start with a Sunbeam!            Three speed Scott.                  Montgomery.

                        Can you see me?                 Humber flat twin.                 Humber single.

                               Triumph.                      James "V" twin.                              BSA.



                                                                                   Norton.                                                Scott.

Many thanks Les for the photos and many thanks to Sunbeam Club.




The Brian Woolass Forest Run.

The weather had been a bit of a mixed bag the week before the run but on the day it was a little dull but on the whole good riding weather. The start was at Tea Pot Cafe, Finber roundabout, we were the first to show up but by the time Peter had set up the paper work riders started to arrive. A total of twenty signed on.

                    A nice BMW outfit.           A well cared for Velo.        E.Yorks  section member Paul's cub.

The three riders of the above machines had all travelled quite a distance just to get to the start.

Paul on one of the two Honda Cubs on the run had covered thirty - five miles to get to the start.

                 Oldest bike 1928 BSA.              Glinting in the light.       The Office.(Closed for tea Break).



               All that glitters is a Goldie.     Ten years in the building.               It's only 250cc.  

   The morning run headed towards Malton in a meandering fashion and then to Thornton le Dale car park. Brian and Karl stood guard over the bikes whilst riders headed for lunch in Thornton le Dale. A distance of forty three miles was covered on the morning run.


                                       First to arrive for lunch.           The 20 bikes in one line.

The run back to Tea pot of course went via the Dalby Forest, Helperthorpe and Sledmere which gave a total run distance of eighty-eight miles. There were no reports of any breakdowns and there was just a insignificant shower of rain on the way back.

Another Cracking day out in Yorkshire.

Many thanks to all that rode and of course to Peter for an enjoyable day out.


Mid Lincs Northern Veterans Run.

This event stated at Wickenby airfield at the moment there are no notes available may be they will follow at a later date, but mean while lots of photos that give a good idea of the event.

                             Early Rover.                      " Don't know"!!!!                              P&M


                     BSA "V" twin.                       Royal Enfield.                            AJS.

Lunch stop at Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa which was a joint event with the AJS & Matchless club, free food too.



                                                                      A smart single.                               Two Twins.



  Many thanks to all that took part.

  Thanks to Stuart and all the helpers.

              A good day out in Lincolnshire.




Mid Links Mystery Run.


At the Start.

           How many hands do you need.           A good turn out with a good mix of machines.

Nineteen riders started this years Mystery Run beginning once again from the Happy Cafe at Sandtoft airfield. Heading through Sandtoft village towards Hatfield before turning off onto the A18 for a short distance then skirting Thorne & heading towards Snaith.
The route then meandered through Goudall & Hensall before making a turn onto the A19 then turning at the Euro Auctions site (this gets larger every time you go past, itís huge) through Kellington, Beal, Birkin, West Haddersley back across the A19 to Carlton. The last part of the morning route then headed via narrow back roads towards Drax where the lunch stop was taken at the Sports & Social club.


           Complete with 1940 tax disc.             RE.Model G2.                Mile Eater. (Gloves?)    


The lunch was without doubt the best choice carvery ever seen, never was so much choice on display, therteen enjoyed a hearty meal.
The afternoon route headed back into old Goole and Swinefleet before turning off down the river side via Reedness, Whitgift, Ousefleet, Adlingfleet, Fockerby & Garthorpe turning in the direction of Luddington then into Eastoft & Crowle. Once in Crowle the back streets were travelled, over the Doncaster/Grimsby railway then back into Sandtoft & the starting point at Happy Cafe.


           I would Know Les anywhere.         A striking Lightening.       Shoes as shiny as the bike.


An enjoyable day was had by most, apologies again to those who came from the Drax area but it is good to vary the route, one bike was problematic after lunch but managed to get home, one breaking down near Luddington having to be recovered back to Brigg for further investigation.


                                   Yet another good day out in the Mid Lincs area.

Many thanks to Richard for the run, the photos and words.




The Sunk Island Run.

What a wonderful day for riding your bike. Wall to wall sunshine all day, a relaxing route, traffic free roads and just to finish off the day, a good lunch.

Les' Triumph one of the first to arrive.   A Hobart and a Raleigh.    A Cotton with a Blackburne motor.


          Tony's well patinated Sunbeam.       Not often seen Levis.               Brian's BSA.


Situated about half way round the thirty mile route is Stone Creek. The photo shows the creek which helps drain the land into the Humber Estuary.  In the far distance, just visible, is Immingham and North Killingholme in Lincolnshire.  

The next few photos are taken at the bridge over the creek. The area is also known for its bird population.



            Mick first over on his Scott.        Aptly  named Humber.      Stan, Moira and dog on a RE.

 Last man. Blue sky, flat land, perfect.           "I see no ships"                     Good food.


Many thanks to all the riders who took part.


Many thanks to Dennis for organising the run.


A cracking day out in East Yorkshire.



The Sea Side Run.


The weather was unsettled but the forecast suggested that there would only be showers and not any heavy downpours. The first riders arrived around nine thirty. Thirty seven riders in total signed on with a good turn out from most parts of Yorkshire and a pleasing number from the East Yorkshire Section. The Mid Lincs Section was well represented complete with an American  guest.


                       First to arrive.                           A nice M33.                 Well turned out A10.


                              More bikes.                          First away!              A view over the Vale of York.


             Three wheels on my wagon.        Down into the valley.           Two Italians at Flamborough.


The morning route took riders to the high ground at Londesborough and Nunburnholme past the Duke of Devonshire's hall which he had demolished because he had debts and too many grand houses. On through Sledmere and onto Bempton and finally to Flamborough for a lunch stop at the cafe on the cliff top. A distance of forty five miles with hardly any traffic.


Flamborough has two light houses, one ancient built of local chalk in1647 and the other more modern built in 1806.

As a matter of interest just off the coast of Flamborough there was a battle between a Franco - American squadron (ships) and two British escort ships. They were protecting a convoy of trading ships. This was a the time when the American war of Independence was at its height, and France and Spain had joined America against England.



On the return ride there was a little drizzle in places but nothing that really wet the roads. The route back to the start at Shiptonthorpe skirted Bridlington then back to Sledmere, Huggate, Lodesborough and finally Langlands garden centre. There no reports of any breakdowns.

Back at the start.

                       Many thanks to all that took part.

                                        Thanks to Brian for the organisation.

               Another grand day out in Yorkshire.



Mid Lincs -Woodall Spa Fish and Chip Night.


Richard sent in the following photos from this event.

             Time of year for dragon flies.   Is it Matchless or Norton.     Norton's longest selling model.

               Italian with a USA passport.             Very nice.                       Don't fence me in.

                Known for hoarding nuts.                      R7                     You get a good picture with this.

Sorry about the captions.

Many thanks Richard.


                            The Golden Era Run 2019.


The weather last year was not very good to say the least. This year how ever it was much kinder. After a week long spell of high temperatures Sunday was overcast and much cooler. The threatened rain did not happen and the conditions were good for riding.

                             Signing on.                     Driver's briefing.                          Humber.


                    Well used sloper.            Rudge Whitworth JAP motor.      Flat twin Humber.

        Coulson B with sprung rear wheel.          500cc Duzmo.         A very smart Montgomery.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Photos By R.Maw.)


   A rare machine with a Precision motor.  BSA needs adjustment.     BSA needs adjustment.

The riders had a choice of a "short" route or a "long" and with an excellent meal served in the NAAFI and with good companions made a enjoyable day.

Many thanks to all that helped organise the event and all those that took part. Well done.


The Derwent Amble.


This run was Brian's second run from the Pig in the Willow at East Cottingworth which is located in the Vale of York. The weather was a little dull at first with just a very short shower. This soon cleared and the weather "turned out nice again" as George would say. A good turn out with 37 riders signing on. A wide variety of machines, from 90cc to 750cc and with a wide range of ages for both riders and machines.

Velo GTP and a square cylinder Greeves.        Brian's BSA             A couple of E.Yorks riders.


           Eddie's nice 250 Yamaha twin.  A much altered Velocette.       A much altered Vincent.

                      (I have been reliably informed by Mark (Mid Lincs) that Eddie's bike is in fact a Suzuki.)

                         Willow makes a good brolly.           Italian style                  Going well.

Once all the talking had died down it was time to set off. The route was some 47 miles in length and in places "did what it said on the tin" ambled along the banks of the Derwent. Being in the vale of York also meant that there where no hills as such. I was not aware that anybody had trouble with their machines and all made it back to the start to enjoy refreshments at the Pig in the willows.

                           Follow me .                           Back at base.                 "Finished with engine"


Many thanks to Brian and his wife Liz for the excellent organisation of a most enjoyable run.

Many thanks to the staff at the Pig in the Willow for their hospitality.

Many thanks to all that took part and gave support to the section.

 Another cracking day out in Yorkshire.

This is the life.