October 12th 2008
as seen in
this charity event for the Sussex Heart Charity just gets bigger and bigger
and how they always get the best weather I never know
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Several Galleries as lots of photographs
know what it is about Brightona that makes it so special
not just the fact tht it does such good work for the Sussex Heart Charity.
not just the fabulous weather as another year passes and the weather gods once
more graced us with the best weather.
several of the tabloid papers had noted there were more people on the beach in
October than in summer.
not the presence of hundreds, if not thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts.
indeed this event grows like topsy and now attracts folks from far and wide.
is it the plethora of traders that peddle their wares
is it the multitude of bikes of all classes that arrive en-mass in an almost
the quality of the custom bikes the show attracts, or the continual mixed
selection of bands playing now on three stands.
reckon that itís the fact that itís like a huge end of season party for all
those biking folk in the South of England
year I arrived at a ridiculously early hour (well after I had coaxed my poor
steed into life, as she was in a grump after getting lost in
one of the owners clubs I am involved in had for the first a stall. Which I
thought would make for a handy base, and a place I hoped for a cuppa.
seconds I was accosted by friends, and it wasnít for some time that I got back
to the tentÖ once more to be whisked away again
this was to be the way it was to be all day I never did get that cup of tea.
up with the emperor Yoda I was roped into helping judge the bike show.
I had once asked Blue how difficult this job was, and after the nervous twitch
had receeded the answer was (and I hope I am now giving away any trade secrets
here) ďeasy pick every second green bikeĒ
now had that nervous twitch, there were eight categories and only two green
hard to ensure Yoda did not throw all his toys about we did ensure best Chopper
went to a very pretty green triumph chop.
now have a new found respect to anyone asked to judge a show.
tied on bikes it was time to try and get back to find a cuppa, needless to say a
plan soon flawed as I was distracted by two young ladies, errr being friendly on
then eventually found the tent again, seven hours since I arrived and just as
they were breaking down for the day.
fabulous day, how such a small team create such a big event I shall never know I
am just glad they do.
on October 2009