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EACC Airship Run

9 September 2012

Photos by Mark Daniels, David Osborn, Andrew Pattle & Peter Smith
Report by David Osborn

The third running of The Airship Run based at Cardington in Bedfordshire again proved to be a popular day out for over twenty riders.  The event again attracted participants travelling and riding from far and wide including Buckinghamshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Warwickshire and more local riders.

The course of twenty-four miles of very rideable terrain was through some of the more scenic parts of Bedfordshire and its smaller towns and villages.  The weather was absolutely brilliant with riders enjoying a lunch break in the shaded gardens of The Crown at Henlow

Machinery-wise, the entry was just as varied.  Reliability-wise, everyone made the return journey, at one stage the Mini-Motor looked to be drawing more power from its battery ignition than the engine itself but the determined rider completed the course, with the cylinder looking as hot as the day it was cast.  The weather probably helped in the plug cooking department: Bown 2 - Raleigh Moped 1.  The BSA C15 suffered a broken clutch cable.

Thanks to all the riders and helpers for their contribution to a good day out.

Meeting at Cardington Village Hall

Cardington Village Hall Cardington Village Hall Outside Cardington Village Hall Piaggio Ciao Bown Auto Roadster Chris refuels the James 'racer' Mini-Motor MZ Gilera 50 Trail Lomax Raleigh RM9 Piaggio Mini-Motor VéloSoleX

Start of the run

Getting ready to leave Cardington Getting ready to leave Cardington Leaving Cardington Leaving Cardington

Along the route

LiFan LF100-5 Along the route Along the route Along the route Keith on the Mini-Motor Chris overtakes a traction engine Lone cyclemotorist

Lunch stop at Henlow Crown

Outside the Crown Mobylette, Royal Enfield and Bown Outside the Crown Outside the Crown Outside the Crown

Return Journey

LiFan LF100-5 Royal Enfield lead Bown Piaggio Riders take the Scenic Route A Norman and a steam roller Heading back to the hall

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