Updating an old motorcycle

30 May

Here it is finished, doesn’t quite count as a new addition, more like a returning exhibit as we’ve had it at the museum for quite a while.

this is simply a day to meet other bikers with the same interests.

The future of the London Motorcycle Museum is in doubt after its landlord, Ealing Council, reduced its rate subsidy resulting in a potential yearly bill of £30,000 for next year.

Our thanks go out to Roly Crisp whos Sundays have been taken up with restoring the bike at the museum for us.

In addition to the 200 British machines on permanent display, many of which themselves could be classed as works of art, will be a number of classic bike artists displaying their paintings and drawings, along with some other less obvious forms of art.

He is fighting to prevent the doors closing and breaking up the collection of nearly 200 bikes including many rarities and prototypes.The news came as a harsh blow as the museum volunteers recently put in a lot of work improving the inside of the old farm buildings to showcase the Derek Minter collection of trophies as well as being recognised by the National Lottery who had awarded a small sum of money to the museum to allow it to promote itself on a wider scale.We chose our Triumph Model H, Zenith Gradua and also our ABC Skootamota.The bikes were well received among both the visitors and staff, who welcomed the bikes and us, overall a great weekend was had by all.All bikes cars and people are welcome to come along for the ride.this is not a charity ride or sponsor ride, there is no cost to come along, everyone pays for their own food and drinks.In essence, it’s a cool name meant to convey agile sportability regardless of the bike’s dirt or street intentions. Recently, Scrambler’s been the name affixed to a modern throwback Triumph that’s been playing in its own sandbox for years.