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John O’Groats To Lands’ End

It is June 1994 and, after a few days preparation, all bikes are loaded on the trailer ready for the long journey from Grimsby to John O’Groats. The bikes hoping to complete the run, which is going to be done in 24 hours non-stop, are a 1935 Norton ES2 and a Royal Enfield Constellation. The crew are Jim and Stuart Allen, his wife Sharon, Trevor Robson and John Walsham. Jim is riding his Norton and Stuart is on the Constellation, with Trevor and John sharing the driving in the car with the trailer following.

A Weekend in Belgium:

Back in November of 1994, an interest was shown by some club members of the Mid Lincs section of the vintage motorcycle club, and some from the East Yorkshire section, to a run organized by a motoring club in St Truiden in Belgium. The organizer on this side of the water was my good friend David Davies.

Our ferry was booked and money paid and the day was set. The participants involved in the run were myself and my wife Liz, my daughter Victoria (7) and son George (5). We were riding a Royal Enfield model K with Noxall imperial twin sidecar. David Davies was riding his LE Velocette; Peter Gunnee was on his Ariel Huntmaster. Terry Finch was on his Norton Dominator and Paul Lynch on his BSA B33. From the north bank came Tony and Mary Bearpark on their BMW R69, Shirley Cauldwell was on her Triumph Tiger Cub and Brian Cauldwell on his Panther 250.