Longstroke at Brooklands
4 July 2009
Brooklands motor cycle 'open day' was a chance
to try out the former Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Museum's Sunbeam ...
The challenge of Test Hill awaited ... for a
motor cycle that probably hadn't been run for the best part of three
The view from the top was daunting - that last rise from 1-in-8 to a 1-in-4
gradient was, I was told by an old hand, what finishes off the unwary.
First the paddock, an opportunity to warm-up the
engine, obtain a few more tips and mentally prepare myself. Well that was
the idea. After some problems with the front brake sticking and the engine
cutting out a few times - I should have cleaned that petrol tap and
carburettor - I decided the Hill would await another day's visit! And, some
careful preparation of the machine!
Never-the-less, a fine day out with the old
Running 'n' Riding