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Culture: Pioneer Veteran Motorcycle Run

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Deep in Discussion
© David Gray

The Pioneer Run is a fascinating event. Although it is for pre-1915 motorcycles, it also attracts a lot of 'outriders', other riders who follow the event on their bikes from start to finish. Some say it's the only way to see the run - on the move!

Here's an interesting account from the wheels of an accompanying motorbike by Roy Workman, published on the RealClassic website. It's his experience of the 66th Pioneer Run in 2004.

Because the total number of veteran bikes taking part in the event is by its nature quite small (300 plus) there's plenty of additional parking space along the Drive. Consequently many other vintage and beloved bikes turn out for the day. Ariel Arrows, Greaves, Velocettes, and James are noted by Workman.

But in the ranks of the veteran bikes themselves you can find perhaps the most famous name of all: Harley-Davidson - see bottom of the page.




A Rare Tricycle
Did it really cover the distance from London to Brighton?


Rex Motorcycle and Sidecar


Dressing for the Occasion
© David Gray


The Famous Name of Harley-Davidson
© David Gray

Link - Report on the 2007 Pioneer Run, Sunday, 18th March

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