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Spring Run 2nd April 2017
This year’s Spring Run brought 17 machines out with their riders and passengers, ranging from David Payne’s 1920 Triumph to Dave Sketchley’s 1979 Honda CX500 and covering every decade between. We were blessed with fine weather again – it seems a good few years since we last had snow at the roadside on a Spring Run.
The route returned to North Warwickshire this year. In the weeks before April there had been as many as seven road closures in the area but thankfully all was cleared away in time for our run, and we had the benefit of some pristine new road surfaces for part of the way.
The riders left Kenilworth via Crackley Lane to Burton Green and onwards to Berkswell, Meriden and Fillongley, then past the site of the old Daw Mill mine and up to the woodlands at Bentley near Atherstone. There were a couple of new roads included this year, one just off the Atherstone-Coleshill road and another off the Meriden-Fillongley road, taking the riders towards Packington.
Eventually we circled back into Meriden and it was just a short hop along the A45 to the finish at the National Motorcycle Museum. There was an event in progress on the car park, with riders sampling some of the museum’s machinery in an area coned off for safety. One of our members (David Payne, was it you?) found himself on the wrong side of the bollards and very nearly joined the museum event for a couple of laps.
The rest of us lined our bikes up outside the museum on arrival, and with the usual choice of food, drinks, toilets or just a chat in the sunshine, everybody found something to do.

Our thanks go to Martyn Roberts for organising the run and the NMM for their hospitality.









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