ONE FOR THE DIARY

How many bikes? 13-14 July VMCC Fes­ti­val of 1000 Bikes

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Go -

Loads of bikes (one thou­sand, so they say), a race cir­cuit and prob­a­ble good weather. It’s the kind of event that doesn’t need much thought, and there are usu­ally plenty of ex­hi­bi­tions, star guests and other sideshows to keep your en­ter­tain­ment con­tent high: the Spon­don Own­ers Club usu­ally gather en masse in tribute to the mas­ter of the welded tube, ‘Sweary’ Bob Steven­son, for ex­am­ple. Their swear­ing com­pe­ti­tion is very of­ten the high­light of the day, al­though not suit­able for mi­nors.

Where: Mal­lory Park, Kirkby Mal­lory, LE9 7QE How much: TBC Go: www.fes­ti­val­of1000bikes.co.uk

Aussie Jed Mether’s Har­ris CB1100 was good enough for 11th over­all. Good enough to eat too

This is noth­ing short of sen­sory over­load for any­one with the re­motest in­ter­est in big four-stroke rac­ing hard­ware

Lau­rie Fyffe’sHar­ris GSX1200

That doesn’t look like 1000 bikes. Or even 1000cc bikes. Some­one’s ly­ing

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