Clunker Run

Clunker Run

A surprising number of non-clunkers turned up for the Clunker Run and despite the max 50mph limit they all seemed to enjoy the run. The A52 has become boring for normal riding but the numerous speed limits were not an issue for the Clunkers that ranged from a 500 Daytona (oldest clunker) to a couple of Urals and one of our learner members on his 125 Honda. We eventually reached the Wolds where the roads got more interesting with some enjoyably narrow roads through the back side of Old Bolingbroke finally arriving at the Red Lion at Revesby for refreshments. The novelty of riding helmetless in a sidecar didn’t last once we came across a resurfaced road with Kev regretting his lidless decision especially when he took a few 50 mph hits from airborn insects! By the way, racing on the public highway is illegal, although the fact that one of the vehicles involved could barely trouble the national speed limit, the case to be made for the prosecution would have dubious chance of success. And anyway, when it comes to sidecars there are no winners, just questions of degrees of sanity.