Breakfast at the Haynes International Motor Museum
On the third Sunday of every month the prestigious Haynes Motor Museum hosts the Bikers Breakfast Ride-in, and it’s well worth a visit. It started back in March, and has since soared in popularity. October’s meet pulled in 300 riders on an impressive array of motorcycles.
The museum opens the gates at 8:30am and only allows two (or three) wheelers in. Hundreds of bikers pour in through the gates and park up to show off their machinery, then flood into the huge café area for a big breakfast at 9:30am. It’s a proper social gathering for like minded motorcyclists and enthusiasts to get-together, have a cup of coffee and a good chinwag.
Entry is free, you only pay for whatever you order at the café and entry into the museum if you fancy it. Entry is £14.50 for adults, £13.50 for concessions and £9 for children. If you haven’t already been in then the incredibly impressive motorcycle collection, the Forshaw Speedway collection and British Scooter hall are an absolute must. The collections include a 1914 BSA, 1937 Brough Superior and a stunning 1977 Norton Commando. But if you don’t fancy a walk round the museum then there’s always another 300 bikes parked up outside!
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A Haynes Museum spokesperson said: “It’s basically a social gathering for like minded people who want to grab a coffee, breakfast and hang out. There’s no cost involved and it’s open to everyone on any bike”.
After you’ve fuelled up on breakfast, had a look around the museum and made some new mates - make sure you head out to the surrounding countryside and onto the incredible Cheddar Gorge to make it a Sunday to remember. The Gorge is around 30 miles away, but it’s so worth it once you get to that special stretch of road surrounded by tall rock faces, gorgeous twisties, tight corners and stunning back drops. Riding around the magnificent Mendip Hills and the Gorge after will top it all off.
Where is it: Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7LH
When is it: The third Sunday of every month, all year round.
How to get in touch: www.haynesmotormuseum.com or 01963 440804