Monthly Archives: October 2013




Left to right   –  my own Tiger 800 road, Andrew’s Sprint RS, Dave’s Rocket 3, Tim’s Legend, Martin’s 3TA and Bert’s Tiger Cub.

The bikes on show represent what the club is all about now, ie Hinckleys, specials and Meridens.  This year to gain entrance we were not allowed to use the front gates but directed to an entrance to a field and asked to follow a muddy track, traders and rider exhibitors alike.  Some people were not happy about that.  One of us was then asked to push his bike across the hard standing area to the main hall.  Not good as it is too far to push a heavy bike.  There was a fair amount of interest in all of our machines with visitors asking all kinds of questions and as always it’s nice to bump into old friends and aquaintances.




Recommended read

TEST RIDER  –  by Julian Amos

This will interest anyone who wants to see how Triumphs are tested and developed prior to production.  Available from Amazon by download it is well worth a read.

Very highly recommended

Also from Julian’s own website at is a journal of his 6000 mile ride through Europe on a tiger 800 before the official launch.  A must for Tiger owners or indeed potential owners