I’ve been looking forward to this for some time! With Belstaff pockets loaded with plugs, spanners, a screwdriver and an AA card I took MH410 for a road run to Toddington. I pump the tyres up to “road pressure” and head off up Cleeve Hill with the 410 “ringing” under load. For variety I turn off and head down the
road into Winchcombe where again, the 410 echoes crisp off the Cotswold stone walls of the narrow streets. Langley
I eventually reach Toddington around 1910 and it’s already packed. I park up against a blue shoe recycling box (no side stand) and have a wander around. There are all sorts of bikes around; everything you can think of. The queue for the bar stretches to about 35 people long; and that’s OUTSIDE the pub. Similarly, the food stall is equally popular.
|Snapped leaving the Pheasant Inn, Toddington|
I have a good look around and spot another 3 Matchless motorcycles one of which unsurprisingly, has left most of its oil on the car park tarmac. I meet a lot of nice people and talk about bikes, especially trials bikes; my favourite subject. Anyway, at about 2020 the sun is going down and I need to get home as I’ve no lights. Again, I go via Winchcombe and Langley and it’s a very pleasant (but cold) ride home. I arrive in time to catch the Apprentice!!
I wince when I see the damage the tarmac has done to my soft IRC tyre. Bollocks!! I’ll have to turn that one around for the next trial!!
Looking forward to the next local GBN meet at the Apple Tree in Woodmancote.!