‘My Har­ley might not have won Bike of the Night, but did raise a few ad­mir­ing glances’

Ali­son points the good ship Har­ley Street 750 to Poole Quay

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

top of the seat made the trip more comfortable.

The plan was to spend time ex­plor­ing the New For­est and visit the Sammy Miller Mo­tor­cy­cle Mu­seum. This trea­sure trove of road and race bikes with over 300 mod­els on dis­play in ren­o­vated farm build­ings was great. It was well worth vis­it­ing. Not only did I see some great ma­chin­ery, I also met the man him­self and sam­pled great home­made cakes in the on-site cafe.

After days of bad weather, the sun shone through for the weekly Poole Quay bike night. With the streets sur­round­ing the quay closed off to through traf­fic, hun­dreds of bikes turned up for the event. I was pleased I’d made the jour­ney; it was a great evening and see­ing such an eclec­tic mix of mo­tor­cy­cles line the streets with non-bik­ing hol­i­day­mak­ers also en­joy­ing the spec­ta­cle can only be a good thing for bik­ing and should be en­cour­aged.

My lit­tle Har­ley Street 750 might not have won Bike of the Night at Poole Quay, but it did raise a few ad­mir­ing glances and made me happy I’d weath­ered the storm for the trip.

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