West London come up Trumps at The Ace
On Sunday April 3rd, nine of us from West London (Martin, John F , Jude, Dan, Tony, Mike, Marcus, Steve and myself) met up from various starting points at The Ace Cafe for their British & Classic Bike Day.
It was a chance for Mike Scotten to show off his 1958 250cc Royal Enfield Crusader Airflow to join up with a stunning array of bikes from the 50s and 60s.
Martin had made the short hop across the North Circular on his delightful 1973 CB125S, which Jude had a sit-on, reliving memories of her first bike (even the same colour!) – some 45 years ago.
Empty plates were soon returned to the kitchen after a hearty Ace breakfast (kippers for me – in training for the IOM) served with several mugs of tea or coffee.
Then we had a chance to chat with owner Mark Wilsmore about Featherbed frames and the forthcoming Honda Day at The Ace on July 3rd when we expect to see lots of you Blackbird owners flock along to celebrate the bike’s 25th Anniversary.
We were originally going to look in at the RAF museum at Hendon (free entry), a bit further on around the North Circular, but it was soon early afternoon, and ‘Ryka’s was calling’ so we decided to save that for another day when there would be time for a longer visit.
After such a chilly start to the day, we all agreed that we had come up trumps Jon Stone