Photos and Video from the 42nd Veteran & Vintage Run 2021


Yesterday was our 42nd annual Veteran and Vintage Run.  I say “our” but this run has been organised by Rod and Carol Hann for all of those 42 years; quite amazing really, so thank you both for doing yet another one

As with many of our runs this year, COVID upset the date for this run which normally takes place in July, but it was a beautiful, warm September day with none of that melting tarmac that we had back in 2018.  23 riders signed in; more were expected but, due to the on-going petrol / diesel shortage, several well-known faces were absent and sent their apologies. After the run, 34 people sat down for an excellent buffet lunch laid on by Carol.



  • Most Desirable Veteran : none took part
  • Most Desirable Vintage : Dave Atterbury on a 1924 AJS
  • Three Wheeler Award : none took part
  • Most Original Machine : Richard Gray on a 1915 Douglas
  • Old Timers Trophy (Combined age of rider and machine) : Geoff Warren on a 1915 Triumph
  • Ladies Award : Sally Miles on a 1927 Douglas
Photos at Leigh Village Hall (start and end) and at the Three Compasses, Charminster (coffee stop)
A Short Video En-Route

If you only look at one snippet in this video, go to 10:21 and see how 3 Black Ariels (Ken Druce, William Webb, myself) and an AJS (Alan Skinner) power past our Ariel-hating Chairman on his sloth-like Zenith.  It’s time he got an Ariel 🙂


Author: Paul Wirdnam

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

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