Over 300 other classic riders enjoying glorious countryside – well worth a look
Get yourself out there
Sunday August 6 is the day for visiting a fabulous event – riding entries were full a while back – and revelling in classics being ridden as intended. The West Kent Run attracts a wonderfully diverse entry and the autojumble, club and private entry displays, concours and motorcycle gymkhana are well worth a look. As, of course, is the spectacle of more than 300 bikes ranging from a 1926 Matchless Model M to a 1981 Honda CX500 taking to the Kentish lanes.
Our man Rick Parkington has taken part on numerous occasions and reckons the run routes are ideally suited to vintage and lightweight classics, but you’ll see everything from Brit twins to Italian lightweights and British strokers; there’s even a 1959 Maicoletta scooter entered this year. The classic bike world is a broad church and the West Kent Run truly reflects it. Amen to that. iwkrun.weebly.com
Ah, the smell of old bike engines as they cool down after a run...