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I have had a motorcycle licence since I was 16, way back in 1951. I was taught by  my father on his 1932 BSA 557cc Sloper with sidecar. In 1952, after O levels, I joined the R.A.F. as an Apprentice where motorcycles were not allowed - or affordable - so that riding was restricted to leave periods. By 1954 Dad had upgraded to a Triumph Thunderbird 650cc outfit, and I passed my test on this.


1952 - this is my Dad



and this is me





1955 - on the pillion of my friend, Steb, with his BSA 350cc. We went from Leeds to Scarborough for a day out.


More to come includes  BSA A7, BSA B31,  Bond Minicar Mark D, James Colonel, MZ TS 250, Silk 700, a shed full of Greeves (road, trials, scrambler, raceing ) Velocette Venom, BMW R100 RS.