Enjoy some Krazy days
Suffolk isn't exactly flush when it comes to biking destinations, but Paul Beamish's Krazy Horse more than makes up for any deficit. Hidden on a nonedescript estate on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds this secret cavern is crammed with custom bikes of every decription - a mouth watering display of choppers, bobbers, trackers, cafe racers and more. These are no mere show bikes though, Krazy Horse is a dealership specialising in bespoke builds and exotic machinery from low volume manufacturers such as Zero Engineering, Avinton and Paton as well as being main agents for Indian, Norton and MV Agusta.
This dizzy array of highly desirable motorcycles is something to behold, but there's more to see upstairs where you'll find the clothing department heaving with high-quality must-haves. From sparkly metalflake helmets to apparel from the coolest custom brands, there's bound to be something trick to tickle your fancy. Also on the first floor is the retro-styled Rockers Cafe, a collaboration with the world famous Ace Cafe. Burgers and breakfast are of course de rigueur but it's not your average greasy spoon; all food is prepared with the finest ingredients and cooked to perfection.
Krazy Horse also host regular Bike Nights, held on the first Thursday of the month from 6pm until 10pm. "It's our way of starting the weekend early," says Event Co-ordinator Steph Taylor. "We put a band on in the workshop, throw open the doors and fire up a BBQ out front. There's a licensed bar as well as the cafe inside, whilst parts, clothing and both showrooms stay open for the duration. "We put on various themed nights ranging from fun stuff like Beardo Weirdo to launch events such as the upcoming Chopper Night where we'll celebrate the arrival of the Hogtech range of street legal customs from Sweden."
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From the 50-odd who attend the first Bike Night, Krazy Horse now attracts at least a thousand for meets at the peak of summer. It's a great place to visit at anytime of the year and with so many unique aspects well worth the ride from wherever you happen to be.
When is it?: Open every day expect Monday. Bike Nights is the first Thursday of each month.
Where is it?: Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 6NU
What does it cost?: Fule, food and ...temptation.