Past Events Reports.

East Yorkshire Section.



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.

Goathland Camping Week End.

A quick report from Nichola via email..

hi harry
Lovely turn out to the east yorkshire camping weekend! thanks to all that came! bbq saturday night with great company and the hot potato machine. rain didnít spoil it or stop the fun.


                      The Dinning Room.                   HQ. with flag.                 

Many thanks to Nichola.



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.


Leverton Bike Night.


Richard sent in this photo, left, of a lightweight Peugeot taken at Leverton bike night. It looks to be about a 125cc two stroke unit constuction engine with a three speed gear box. I notice the knee grips are John Bull, but every thing else looks to be French.



Banbury run.



Nicola sent me a report on the Banbury run.

  All three completed the run with no problems. No awards though but all had a good time. There was a down pour at the start but this cleared to give a good run with another bout of rain at the end of the run.

Well done to you all.


Brian Springett , another East Yorks Section member also took part in the run and sent in the following report and photo.

Hi Harry,

Returned last night from a wet but successful run at the Banbury. It was a first for both Rob Chilton on Model 500 1928 Royal Enfield and myself on my 1928 BSA, we both did the longer route, untimed, and finished without any dramas!

I see Nicola has already sent you a report but you may be interested in the attached photo that I managed to get of them on the start line.

Regards Brian.


The Bamburgh Run.

East Yorks Section member Brian Springett took part in the Bamburgh run on his side valve BSA and sent in the following note and photos to share with you all.


  On Sunday I was in Northumberland doing the 'Bamburgh Run'.
 It was a lovely day and event, many interesting machines taking part.
 My BSA completed the longer 75 mile route all ok. I attach some photos.




Many thanks Brian.

The June Jaunt.

The weather was forecast to be good with no rain and so it proved to be on the day. East Yorks riders were a bit thin on the ground and other sections in the area had events scheduled for the same day so it was a select group, thirteen riders in all, that followed the excellent route from Tea Pot Cafe to the Feversham Arms at Church Houses.


                            Signing on.                    The scene at Tea Pot.        Dennis and bike still going.


                       Along the valley to Thixendale.                  The drop down to Leavening.


                          A big un.                    A tiddler hiding at the back.          Nice blue exhaust.


                           Our Host.            A good meal was partaken.  Geoff ready to go.

Many thanks to Glen and all who took part

Another grand day out .


Mid Lincs Breakfast Run.

Twenty turned up for this year's Breakfast Meet at Caister Lakes. They looked after us and the food was  good.
Only four went for a ride afterwards. There was a good range of machines. The Coventry Eagle fitted with a 680cc. "v" twin engine sounded very nice. The DOT Trials bike with a 197cc. Villiers power unit looked fresh out of the workshop.

Thanks to all who took part.

More photos from Sturgate.

I don't think I would do this to my helmet.


This "Green Machine" has a large c.c. JAP s.v. engine to power it. The clutch looks like a normal motor cycle style but the gear box is what you would call a heavy weight. The seat is positioned so that the driver is positioned sides ways to the direction of travel. I would think that is so the driver doesn't have to twist around to see when going in reverse. The oil and fuel tank are fitted just above the cylinder head and the exhaust silencer, not ideal for an air cooled engine. It has a large size clutch pedal. The brake is the wheel mounted on the top of the pedestal in front of the seat. I wonder how you started it up? Thanks Les for the Photos.

The Betty Fisher Run.

After nearly a week of wet weather Sunday was a glorious day. Clear blue skies and wall to wall bright sunshine. Forty four riders signed on at Bry-Betts farm, Lamworth Lane, Rise, in Holderness. As well as a good local turn out, many riders from other areas of Yorkshire came to swell the numbers.

                   The empty farm yard.               Typical local road.         Local riders among the first.

                       Mid Lincs riders.                    Mind the flag.                  More riders arriving.


                          A good line up.                         Shiny.                              Nice Aerial.

                             First away.                           The Mere.                    Amongst the boats.

The morning route took riders to Marton, a place where fracking for oil is being explored.

Onwards to Flinton, Withernwick, Little Hatfield, Bewholme and into Hornsea for lunch. Riders had the choice of the Mere Cafe, the Victoria or finding fish and chips on the sea front. A total of thirty miles.

The afternoon's route first port of call was Mapleton, where it was possible to catch the first glimpse of the sea. Next Aldbrough and a lengthy run down the coast to the turn for Fitling. Sproatley next, turn right at the old court house and pass in front of Burton Constable Hall. A five mile meander through the woods along the side of the Hall and finally back to the farm. This made a total mileage of just short of sixty.



                      Last of the summer wine.              Three wise men???             Our host Brian.



To finish off the day's event the riders showed their appreciation of the work the host, Brian, and his family had put in to make the day most pleasurable. A token of appreciation was given to the ladies for their sterling work supplying the riders and guests with refreshments throughout the day.

Finally riders names were pulled out of the hat to have a rummage in the "Lucky Bag" .



Steve Fisher has just let me know that donations made at the Betty Fisher Run raised £55 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Well done everybody.




                Photos sent in after the first were posted. Many thanks. Support the Section.

                                      The oldest bikes at the run.     A rare 350cc Honda twin.

                                       Ridden by Nikki & Marie.


              Many thanks to all that took part.

A good day out in East Yorkshire.



The Coast to Coast run.

The event is flat tank/girder fork/low power so a real mix of participants,
Honda 90s, FSIEs, Honda Mobylette Norton 16H, and various 350/500 flat tank
and early saddle tanks.

                            At the start.                Looks a bit damp to me.       A selection of the tiddlers.


 A pause in the journey.NB the high viz.  That's what you call a garage. What's going on here then?

Personally very successful, 276 miles there and back without problem, and
new piston well on the way to being run in. Unfortunately Rob's BSA C12 gave up
midway through Saturday with a persistent misfire that none of us could
track down, it then travelled in the 'van of shame' see photo and note the reg number.

It was filthy weather at the start but then brightened up to be mostly
sunny but a cold and windy journey. Saturday went along the riverside of
Newcastle centre under all the bridges, then followed the military road
along the Wall  through to the North of the lakes and round to St Bees.
Sunday was much better and headed further south past Ennerdale water and
Loweswater, across the plain to climb up Hartside, on to Caldbeck through
Weardale to Corbridge and then skirted the north suburbs of Newcastle back
to Tynemouth. Both days beautiful scenery, which there is time to appreciate at 25mph!

Well done Brian and Rob both members of our Section.

Thank you for the words and photos.


Mid Lincs Pre 40s


                        S.V.Sunbeam.                          Nice "V" Twin.              Nice looking exhaust.


Double Sloper, with foot operated horn.  Magneto stood on its end.               A Riley?


Celebrating its centenary, 100 years old this year.
It has a bantam front brake grafted in rather than the stirrup original, looked OK too.

The event was from Sturgate Airfield in Lincoln.

Many thanks to Stuart and all who helped.