BSA Bosworth Bumble day two
Sunday AM was much colder than Saturday’s weather, although the sun was out and strong. I checked the thermometer in the car a few times but it wouldn’t get above 3 degrees. Nick and I had arrived around 9:30 am and to keep ourselves warm, set about unloading the bikes from the cars ready for the ride ahead.
I had spotted on eBay a few days earlier some tyres for a cycle, and had won these. Unluckily for me during the Saturday ride one of the rear tyres was showing canvas, luckily these new tyres had arrived Saturday sometime. So Saturday evening I swapped the two rear tyres on my rims for these NOS Michelins which were in superb condition and still wrapped up in the original yellow tape.
A quick ride around the carpark area once I had swapped the borrowed wheels rims over, back to my ones, the difference was instant, the bike ran so much smoother.
Before long, Paul arrived who was on the previous days ride, and had stayed oin a local hotel. Once his bike was unloaded it made up the entire group of Air 3 bikes on the ride. On the plus side the previous night I had been talking on facebook to a fellow BSA Ariel 3 owner, who is having issues with his engine, and convinced him to bring his “car” along and drive around as support for us, he arrived promptly around 10:30am and once unloaded, a chat we were soon ready for the off. His car? its a PEEL P50.
The route today was in the opposite direction from the day previous and set off North towards Shakerstone Station where I planned a cuppa tea and cake stop, from there it would be onwards to Barton on the Beans, and back to Market Bosworth, in total about 11 miles.
We made good progress and arrived perfectly in time to watch the first vintage train leave Shakerstone station, we had a cuppa tea in front of a nice open fire, and as it was so quiet we got a sneak around the signal box, where the controller told us all about interlocks!
We returned via the Barton on the Beans, Market Bosworth roads as planned, the only small drama was my bike loosing its fuel cap at one point, but Nick on the film bike rescued it and returned it to me. At £25 a pop it was a welcome save.
Once back at the Water park and off the bikes we all nattered for a while, Paul just wanted to a sit in the Peel P50. I tried for a few seconds to get in, but knew it wasn’t going to happen.
Nick not only fitted but went off for a ride!