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Over 300 machines at Pioneer Run

By Scott Redmond -


 23 March 2009 17:38

The Pioneer Run, the world’s most famous event for veteran (pre-1915) motorcycles, took place at the weekend.

Over 300 machines from all over the world lined up for the 71st running at Tattenham Corner on Epsom Downs bang on 8am Sunday morning for the run down to Brighton and although the horsepower available wouldn't win many races that was hardly the point.

Many of the bikes taking part were over 100-years-old, with owners who are keen to keep their machines alive and out of museums.

The period dress worn by many competitors added to what is already a motorcycle feast for the eyes.

Starting duties were taken care of by the local mayor with a total of an hour and a half required to get all the bikes away in groups of five.