The fifth group of ten

Published: 11 November 2001

Peter Bryden, 31, from Haslemere, Surrey, rides a Yamaha R1. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1995. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Peter Goddard’s Benelli Tornado race bike on the Carole Nash stand. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: MCN’s Vikki. BEST STAND: MCN. BEST BARGAIN: Haven’t seen any yet.

Colin Pope, 37, from Foxton, Cambs, rides a Suzuki Bandit 1200. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: Today. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Harley-Davidson V-Rod. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: Suzi Perry. BEST STAND: Suzuki. BEST BARGAIN: I got a set of Richa leathers for £140.

Davey Coakley, 28, from Nottingham, rides a Honda CBR600F. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: Today. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Honda SP-2. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: MCN’s Liz. BEST STAND: Carole Nash. BEST BARGAIN: I bought my nephew a die-cast model of Valentino Rossi’s bike for £19.99.

David Pitt, 33, from County Durham, Ireland, rides a Honda CBR600. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1998. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Harley Davidson V-Rod. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The dark haired one on the Piaggio stand. BEST STAND: Honda. BEST BARGAIN: Akito Cougar Cordura jackets for £100.

Craig Aberdeen, 23, from Edinburgh, rides a Gilera Runner 125 and fancies a Honda NSR125 next. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: Today. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Ducati Monster 900. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The UK Supercross girl. BEST STAND: Ducati. BEST BARGAIN: There are plenty of Arai lids going cheap.

Ian Scott, 23, from Edinburgh, rides a Gilera Runner 125. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: Today. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Honda NSR125. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The UK Supercross girl. BEST STAND: Gilera. BEST BARGAIN: There’s plenty of time to find that.

Morag Pitt, 33, from County Durham, Ireland, rides pillion on her husband’s CBR600. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1998. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Harley Davidson V-Rod. BEST-LOOKING MAN: Neil Hodgson. BEST STAND: Harley-Davidson. BEST BARGAIN: A balti curry for £8.

Paul Hill, 14, from Manchester, wants a Honda FireBlade when he’s old enough. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1997. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Yamaha R1. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: Suzi Perry. BEST STAND: Aprilia. BEST BARGAIN: OGK Aeroblade helmets for £120.

Mark Williams, 27, from Leeds, had a Suzuki Bandit 600 and wants another. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 2000. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: MV Agusta F4. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: MCN’s Vikki. BEST STAND: Aprilia. BEST BARGAIN: I think I’ll get the bike first.

Paul Rowe, 26, from Cornwall, rides a Suzuki Bandit 600. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: Today. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Aprilia Blue Marlin. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The girl with dark hair on the Piaggio stand. BEST STAND: Aprilia. BEST BARGAIN: I’m coming back later in the week to look for those.