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Any UK MV riders interested in doing the 'Beat the Bikers' on Sun 11 Aug from 10am?

Simple idea - Matlock Bath is a mecca for bikers from Manchester and Sheffield on any sunny weekend. One day in August, scooterists meet up in a group of 3-500, ride in early and 'beat the bikers' to all the towns parking *titter*

YouTube 'Beat The Bikers' for footage.

Bit of a stretch for London Skoks and others but if there's interest in a group ride up on Saturday evening and staying over I have somewhere in mind
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This is a distinct possibility.
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Definitely maybe
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Looks like a brilliant laugh, but as Mr. Bannatyne would say Ahm Oot!
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I'm away on holiday for this year's Beat The Bikers unfortunately. It's a good event, usually upwards of 500 scooters, I think. And Matlock Bath is a nice location.

For any sartorialists out there, let me share a solid gold tip:
About two miles from the Beat The Bikers showground is the John Smedley factory shop at Lea Mills. It's a rare opportunity to buy superfine English knitwear at a fraction of the retail cost. Proper world class clothing, not to be missed if you're in the area and appreciate quality gear.
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For any sartorialists out there, let me share a solid gold tip:
About two miles from the Beat The Bikers showground is the John Smedley factory shop at Lea Mills. It's a rare opportunity to buy superfine English knitwear at a fraction of the retail cost. Proper world class clothing, not to be missed if you're in the area and appreciate quality gear.
I'd forgotten that, but yes, you're right. I do like a Smedley and have a few, but maybe one more wouldn't do any harm...
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With Derbyshire so beautiful in the summer, I'm going to take a relaxed ride up with Graham on Saturday afternoon (10 Aug) and have booked us in for B&B at YHA Youlgreave (see pic), a very pretty village itself and a half hour from Sundays meet point for the ride in to Matlock. So pub dinner Saturday night, a few beers, fry-up breakfast Sunday morning then off to Ambergate. Lunch in Matlock after the ride in then an easy ride back. Cool 8)

Staying over makes it do-able in the weekend for anyone further south like London Skoks, so shout if anyone else wants in...
YHA Youlgreave
YHA Youlgreave
Youlgreave village, set in the rolling White Peak area of Derbyshire
Youlgreave village, set in the rolling White Peak area of Derbyshire
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Yeah, some lovely spots in the Peak District. Monsal Head is a spectacular view on a clear day. You probably know it, not far from Youlgreave.
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Lunch in Matlock
Chips, then. Chips or Ice Cream.
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Yeah, some lovely spots in the Peak District. Monsal Head is a spectacular view on a clear day. You probably know it, not far from Youlgreave.
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Lunch in Matlock
Chips, then. Chips or Ice Cream.
Probably both, just not at the same time Laughing emoticon

Shame you're not around Richard - would've been good to say hello. Another time.

Yes, I'll have to remind myself of some spots and viewpoints. Know the area quite well from my outdoor instructing/leading time.
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Riding The Shires
Have got back to posting up the pics from last weekend. Great weather, a good 300+ scoots, and some great riding up through Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire on the day before. Happy dayz 8)
Warm welcome at YHA Youlgreave
Warm welcome at YHA Youlgreave
Sunday morning bedroom window view
Sunday morning bedroom window view
1829 - a very good year. Graham and the scoots
1829 - a very good year. Graham and the scoots
Meeting up point at The Hunt Arms in Ambergate - scoots everywhere :-)
Meeting up point at The Hunt Arms in Ambergate - scoots everywhere :-)
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Loads of variety walking around the Hunt Arms car park before the off..
First 946 seen in the flesh
First 946 seen in the flesh
Latest matt Super Sport with co-ordinated helmets
Latest matt Super Sport with co-ordinated helmets
A line of orange Vespas
A line of orange Vespas
Lambretta trike with chain drive
Lambretta trike with chain drive
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And more... 8)
Beautiful TV175 with rare 60s accessories - seller was asking £8500
Beautiful TV175 with rare 60s accessories - seller was asking £8500
'You don't see many of those'.. 70's style skelly with modern GTS
'You don't see many of those'.. 70's style skelly with modern GTS
Screeeeaaammmm!
Screeeeaaammmm!
Ouch!
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and more...
Race and vintage style Lambrettas
Race and vintage style Lambrettas
...and we're off!
...and we're off!
Scoots filled up all the parking and 'beat the bikers' in Matlock
Scoots filled up all the parking and 'beat the bikers' in Matlock
Low rider pedal bikes
Low rider pedal bikes
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Last few...
Missed this one...  Graham on the ride in...
Missed this one... Graham on the ride in...
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Great photos and looks like a great day out.

Love that TV.

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This vid from Youtube gives a much better idea of how many riders there were - we don't come through until 8.39... 8)

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Great vid, i went with the misses and youngest daughter and had a cracking day, by the way who are the band singing on the vid ?

Russ 8)
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