Not all our members were at Sywell on Sunday Les Hubbard visited the Leighton Buzzard Sand and Motorcycles event where he tested the durability of his camera by taking lots of photos of a wide selection of the assembled bikes.
Les has submitted these photos and some words on this well supported event. Thanks Les.
Sunday 27th September was the 5th year for the Sand and Motorcycles Show in Leighton Buzzard, and each year is better than the one before..
We arrived at 9am and immediately went for an All Day breakfast at the on-site café. After that the bikes started to arrive, the majority of the photos are British bikes of which there was rather a lot, in fact there was 510 bikes, plus 11 Trikes, 13 Girder fork bikes, 35 scooters plus 49 show bikes on club stands. Sidecars were counted in with the solo bikes. If you look through the photos you will see one of a BSA with a red tank - anyone have any ideas what it really is? The red Triumph 5TA bathtub had an interesting history. The chap that owns it at present saw the bike advertised on the back of a magazine and recognised it as his dad's bike which Dad had bought new in 1961 and eventually the son managed to buy the bike.
Although there were not many stands present it was a very friendly relaxed show with the emphasis on the bikes am already looking forward to next years show.
We did a straight forward run there as there was no traffic around, A6 - Bedford, towards jcn 13 through Marston Moretaine, Woburn, Hockliffe across the A5 to Leighton Buzzard about an hour by car.
See the photos on gallery 2 of this website.