So an early Sunday morning start and the sun was shining. All was well as I “blatted” down the M1 motorway on my battered, but ever trusty GSX1400. Why is it some bikes just run and run and run?After meeting up with Andrew on route, we made our way down to the gorgeous town of Whitstable. It’s a fantastic little coastal town that I have never had the pleasure of visiting until Sunday and it was a welcome change to landlocked Bedfordshire.
After a pleasant one hundred mile or so ride, it was nice to get off and stretch my legs. As always, we were met by a friendly bunch of people who had turned up to do the Easter Egg Run. The number of bikers increased hour upon hour bearing gifts! They quickly filled the 4×4 carrying the Easter Eggs and it was stacked to the roof. It never fails to surprise me how generous people are.
We had been invited by the organisers not only to come and bring our Easter Eggs but also to hand out some free goodies to the bikers who had kindly turned up to support the event. Whilst wandering around, I also met a few guys who had signed up for the RBLR1000. If you haven’t signed up yet I urge you do while you still can!
I suspect that if the gathering did not have a mission of delivering gifts we could have all happily stood there all afternoon in the sunshine gassing about bikes and listening to the band in the background.
Once the raffle had been drawn and the Lord Mayor had addressed the crowd, the whole procession got underway to deliver their gifts! I estimate the group of bikes was over a mile long as the “ride out” snaked its ways along the coastline. Children and locals waved and we all duly waved back. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday!
Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a ZZR1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.