Frostbite Run 3rd November 2018

After a previous poor weather forecast during the week prior to the run, thankfully the day dawned bright and sunny.

Twenty two motorcycles with riders and 1 pillion passenger met at the M42/A444 services ready to depart at 10am led by John Renwick, using the popular “drop off system”. The route took them through local villages, including Newton Regis, Clifton Campville, Haunton, Harlaston, Whittington and Fradley, arriving at the canal side known as Fradley Junction where there was a 30 minute stop for refreshments. The route then made it its way to cross the A515, along a pretty narrow lane to go underneath the A51 at Longdon Green and towards Longdon and Upper Longdon onto Cannock Chase. The route avoided larger conurbations such as Lichfield and Rugeley to maximise the quieter back roads, scenic views enhanced by the colours of Autumn.

The route continued across The Chase, via Slitting Mill, along Penkridge Bank, past the serene setting of a War Cemetery for German troops, onto Brocton, down to Milford, past Shrugborough Hall, to Tixall and then onto Great Haywood, where we stopped for a welcome lunch at The Clifford Arms.
A total of 46 miles was clocked in the morning. The afternoon route was much more informal and the majority of participants made their own way home after lunch. Five motorcycles led by John made a fairly straight route of approximately 20 miles back to Burton.

Many thanks to all who turned out on a chilly November morning on their pride and joy and followed the drop off system simple rule of stay at your allocated corner until all have passed and the back marker has arrived.  Special thanks to Mick Leach who acted as the back marker and kept up a good average speed.
Also it should be noted that several riders were not regular attendees of Burton Section Meetings with visitors from North Birmingham Section and also a member who ridden down from Rotherham on his Norton Commando, rode the route and then rode back home again after being led back to the A38.

There was a very wide selection of motorcycles on the run, from a 50cc two stroke Honda to a 1000cc Laverda. Classic Triumph, Norton, BSA, Honda and BMW were present alongside a couple of modern machines. The Vintage class was ably represented with Walter Partington’s single cylinder Moto Guzzi. All in all a Grand Day out, but we were so fortunate with the weather and of course the great company at the refreshment stops.  John.

Some photographs from John Earp and Eddy Grew in an auto Slide Show below.  To pause the show move your cursor on to a picture and off to continue. 

  • Frostbite Run 2018
  • Frostbite Run 2018