Photos from the Wessex V&V On The Beaded Edge Run 2018

Two pre-1931 runs in as many weeks! Last weekend was our Section’s Veteran and Vintage Run and one week later (today) was the Wessex Section’s On the Beaded Edge Run.  We’re certainly spoilt for choice in this area and many of the same machines and riders were at both events.

Strictly speaking, I believe only Peter Miller fully conformed to the “rules” of this run as his Royal Enfield was using beaded edge rims while the rest of us cheated with our modern wired-on rims 🙂 . Correction: Ian Clarke informs me that the other Royal Enfield on the run, Brian Pope’s outfit, was also on beaded edge rims.  These Royal Enfield owners are obviously made of sterner stuff than the rest of us.

Great weather with a good turnout. We started and finished at The Old Ox Inn in Shillingstone and took in 40 miles of the Dorset countryside, including two fords at Fifehead Neville, and with a coffee stop at The Fox in Higher Ansty.

Although not part of today’s run, Paul Miles and I undertook a test run the day before…and met for a coffee at Thyme after Time Café, Spire Hill Farm near Stalbridge.  Margo, who runs the café, was kind enough to take this rather good photo:

Author: Paul Wirdnam

Strangely addicted to Ariel motorcycles from the '20s, 30s and 40s.

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