Easy Does It 2018

The popular ‘Easy Does It’ took place on the first of July taking advantage of our best summer since 1976, I’m sure we’re all old enough to remember that.
Organised and led by Mick Leach the run is aimed at older and smaller capacity bikes but having said that as long as nobody tries to outpace the older machines it’s not a problem. The oldest was Keith Waring on his 1927 Triumph type N so he was excused drop off duties, having said that the type N does have a fair turn of speed.
So, twelve bikes and Brian, our roving photographer in his car, set off from Marstons club to join the East Staffordshire lanes at The Acorn.
Through Rolleston and crossing into Derbyshire at Marston on Dove the route wound it’s way through Hilton, Sutton on the Hill to Longford. Briefly on to Long Lane turning for the village of Ednaston. We crossed the A52 by which time I’d lost track of where we were, especially when we crossed it again! Ashbourne’s Airfield Industrial Estate was a recognisable landmark, so I knew where I was again. Then through picturesque Osmaston to eventually cross the A515 at Darley Moor. A few miles later and we turned into the Roston Inn at Roston for a pint and lunch. We were made very welcome and most took advantage of the varied menu while we sat out in the sun.
After lunch it was back on the bikes taking in Marston Montgomery, Doveridge and Sudbury.
Thanks to Mick Leach for leading and Mick Waterfield as sweeper.  Brendan

Photographs below from Brian.