A great day in Brighton for the annual charity event
Two albums of photos
Ah Autumn the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness, my favourite time of year,
but as this year started wet and cold so did the chest infections, the call went
out, well more of a cough and splutter, from Blue 100% towers is on its knees with
infection are you well enough to go, I coughed almost enough to lose a lung in response
and said yes. Brightona is one of those events I try never to miss and I wasn’t going
to let lurgi stop me. Now in its 11th year I have made 9 of the events, which is
testament to an enjoyable event.
Started by Abby Gouldin following a visit to hospital for heart problems it is held
in aid of the Brighton Heart charity (shame not respiratory) it’s always one of those
events to be at, and kind of a big swansong of the season for many local clubs to
get together. Visitors are requested to give a £5 charity donation the collection
point also makes a great vantage point to look at the myriad styles of bikes arriving.
Closed off to all but motorcycles Maderia drive once again was regaled with the sort
of sunshine Brightona can bring in October.it also hosts one of the best custom bike
gatherings organised by Harrison Billet, in the South East, I for one was very glad
I was not judging the show this year, even with 100% biker sponsoring Best Trike
and Best Chop. The changeable weather in the week up to the show may have meant there
were not quite so many bikes on display but the quality was brilliant including several
by Lamb engineering and the gorgeous white Honda xl600 which not only won kickback
in September, but came 5th in the AMD custom finals.
With bands, merchandise and club tents, along with all the bikes, it is a very nice
way to spend the day. Abby treated the mayor of Brighton to a tour down the drive
on his trike behind the tub thumpers a manic set of drummers.
Smiles and lots of friendliness was the order of the day and it was great to see
so many friends. But also for a change a little bit of light shopping as after 9
½ years I have sold my trusty steed “Milly” and bought a brand new Bonneville roll
on the 12th year of this event and riding down on my new bike.Rather than waffle
on, enjoy the photographs.