If you didn’t attend the Welsh Classic Motorcycle Festival at Anglesey, here’s what you were missing.
The Welsh Classic Motorcycle Festival was a brilliant event and if you missed it, just keep your fingers crossed that there will be another one in 2016. It was two solid days of fun on two wheels, whether you chose to watch the excellent Thunderfest or ventured out on track yourselves. If you did turn a wheel around the amazing circuit, you more than likely overtook me – yes I was crap, and yes that was my new bike (more next month on my latest steeds…) But what a track! The rolling turns wound up hill and down dale and all within one of the most amazing backdrops around. If you’ve not ridden Anglesey – you need to try it. Check out www.angleseycircuit.com for more and for bookings. I believe a certain James Whitham does some good track days there? There were some amazing bikes from the local classic bike clubs and our own Andy Bolas and Ella Middleton helped drum up plenty of gorgeous machines from the VJMC for jaws to drop at. Andy himself wasn’t hanging about on track on his Suzuki Bandit 1200 and he even kindly lent his mint Yamaha YZF750 to Niall Mackenzie to do a couple of sessions on. The great thing was that the track action was laid back and fun – with Classic Bike Trackdays instructors on hand to guide you round should you ask for help. Griff Woolley from Aprilia Performance was there to help out anyone with any mechanical issues and he was a star all weekend long (although his own 1999 CBR600 racer had a few issues of its own!) Young Dan Foskett turned up on a beaten up Kawasaki ZXR400 which had seen better days and wasn’t playing ball. Griff did his best but a crank sensor ended play early. Well, until Dan blagged a different bike to go riding on! On the Sunday, Griff’s splendid and impromptu explanation of all things suspension to a crowd of onlookers was pure, spun gold. Expect to see more of him in CMM soon. Phil Moore was another who wasn’t