Blairgowrie Advertiser

Revved-up for bike run


More than 70 vintage motorcycle­s are expected to gather in Blairgowri­e next Saturday, September 3, before enjoying a run through some of east Perthshire’s beautiful countrysid­e.

Enthusiast­s from all over the country will be donning their leathers for what is rapidly becoming one of the most popular events in the calendar.

Many of the once familiar manufactur­ers’names from the past will be represente­d including BSA, Scott, Velocette, Norton, Triumph, Vincent and Indian as well as some modern classics.

The‘Wee Run Frae the Doc’s Auld Hoose’has been organised by Alistair and Paula Huddleston for the last three years.

Alistair’s father, Dr Iain Huddleston, lived and worked in Blairgowri­e for more than 30 years and was a regular at many vintage motorcycle events, having

ridden vintage bikes for seven decades.

He started out with a 1927 Royal Enfield V-twin, which was bought new by Alistair’s great-aunt and is still ridden by the Huddleston­s.

Although Iain, known fondly as‘the Doc’, no longer rides, Alistair and wife Paula have kept up the family tradition.

Following breakfast at the Doc’s Auld House in Blairgowri­e, the bikes will

head off on a run at 11am, heading along the high road to Dunkeld, followed by a ‘sweetie’stop at Caputh Village Hall around noon.

They will then head to the Red House Hotel in Coupar Angus for lunch at 1pm.

Trophies will be presented at 4pm at the Doc’s Auld Hoose once the riders and their machines have completed the afternoon route via the Den of Alyth.

 ?? ?? Organiser Alistair, pictured previously with his dad’s old bike by Clare Damodaran
Organiser Alistair, pictured previously with his dad’s old bike by Clare Damodaran

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