Fleet Lions classic bike run.
The Classic Motorcycle Rally is an annual event held on May Day Holiday Monday at the Victoria Road car park in Fleet, Hants. The event normally attracts well over 200 entrants with bikes ranging from the early 1900's to the later Classics, with condition varying from untouched original to gleaming concours restoration. Riders come from far and wide around the South East to take part, as it has become a well established event in the enthusiasts’ calendar.
After a drizzly start, I managed to arrive safely, (I hate riding in the rain). It was before 10am, and a few bikes had arrived early. Plenty of spectators had also turned up to chat to the bikers and to watch the convoy leave later on the run. Being a Postie in Fleet, there were plenty of people I knew for me to chat to as well. A new and enthusiastic team have come together, including several previous loyal supporters of the event, all of whom wished sincerely that the Run must not be allowed to just fade away and be forgotten. A shut-off date of 1986 had been introduced to try to bring back the original concept that the Fleet Run is for "Classic Bikes". The monies raised from this event this year will be split between the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham and Chase Children's Hospice. The Run started in Fleet, out to the Four Horseshoes at Sherfield-on-Loddon, before returning to Fleet for judging and prize giving.
A nice run with some beautiful machinery. Great to see such enthusiasm & to see older bikes being ridden as they were intended to be.