Flat Tank & Girder Fork Run 2010 - review

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Flat Tank & Girder Fork Run 2010 - review

Postby admin on Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:32 pm

This year we were granted permission from the local council to hold the Flat Tank & Girder Fork run on Goosnargh village green. This proved to be a great success allowing greater visible access for the general public and an excellent Start and Finish point for riders. There was a wide range of machines, large and small, ranging in years from 1912 to 1947, all of which provided a great talking point before and after the run. The sun too was shining and whether riding or watching everyone seemed to enjoy the day.

The ‘Furthest Ridden’ award this year went to Pete Jackson who rode his very rare and unusual 1927 Coventry Victor Silent Six over from the Isle of Man, clocking up about 54 miles. It was a nice added bonus for Pete who was also celebrating his birthday. We had quite a few entrants travelling respectable distances this year but the ‘Furthest Travelled’ award went to Paul Morley who drove an amazing 231 miles from Argyll to be with us. His mount: a 1914 ‘V’ twin model 7 James was also voted as ‘Peoples Choice Best Vintage’ so hopefully a good days ride and the two awards eased the 231 miles back home! – Well done Paul. The ‘Peoples Choice Best Post Vintage’ award went to Colin Blundel for his immaculate recently restored 1937 twin port Levis. He also proved he can turn out a bike having won the ‘Peoples Choice Best Vintage’ award last year for his 1927 AJS outfit. We also gave a prize this year for the oldest bike, which was a 1912 Triumph, ridden by Phil Haywood – close on his heals was good friend Ken Ashton who was ridding a slightly younger 1914 Triumph single speed! They came over from Derbyshire for the event and rode the ‘Long Route’ - hills an all! Well done to you both.

Well that’s it for another year - all that’s left to say is a big thank you to all the entrants, a small group of bikers that we previously met at Rivington Barn and the general public for attending and supporting the event and our members of the Central Lancs VMCC for giving up their time to assist with marshalling and recovery duties. Together we raised over £150 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which was much appreciated.

If you enjoyed the FT&GF run then tell your friends about it and if you didn’t attend put it on your list of things to do for next year and help keep veteran and vintage motor cycling alive and well in the North!

Scott Hodges, Secretary for Central Lancs



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Pete Jackson gets away on his 1927 Coventry Victor Silent Six
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Phil Haywood sets off on his 1912 Triumph with Ken Ashton's 1914 Triumph close on his heals
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Paul Morley's lovely 1914 Model 7 James was voted 'Peoples Choice' Best Vintage
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Colin Blundel's 1937 twin port Levis which was voted 'Peoples Choice' Best Post Vintage
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Bob Rogerson 'Humbernut' from RealClassic enjoys a day out with us -of course on a Humber!
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It dosn't matter how many wheels you've got - as long as it has girders!
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Central Lancs members - 'Ron the Mon' and Brian get underway on the FT&GF run.
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Andy 'Smithy' Smith shows us how it was done in the good old days when riding into the wind helped to keep yer roll up lit!
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Photographs courtesy of Paul Wilkinson.
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