The MCN show this year was one of the best, funniest, proudest week ends I have had for a while, it is the first time I have ridden and the route taken took in some cracking roads, Nat was running support car while I met Johann on his Diavel, Sharon, Johanns fairer other was taking all of their luggage. A couple of Diavel Gremlins and traffic saw us all split up, re-grouping a few hours later in Derby, I then had clutch issues on the Paso but fixed in a few minutes. We arrived just after 8 and the tents went up quick style with the help of a few friends, a trip up to the bar to see the bands a very expensive drink then back to camp DOC for a nightcap. The stand organised by Steve Benn with the help from Colin Darlow looked superb, 43 bikes were incredible, thanks to everybody taking the time and trouble to get there, we had the lot !!
We had the hot plate on early and cooked breakfast, the Southern Hemispere cooks did a sterling job, Natalee was quickly put in charge of collecting the £10 per head for food all week end. The crowds poured in and were astonished and amazed at the club stand, we got the thumbs up from Ducati UK also, Leighs regalia also started to sell well, all too soon the day was drawing to a close and it turned to beer o clock, burgers on the Braii !!
Bands and funfair were then dispatched then another drink at the camp, we had, ahem a key issue Sunday but something and nothing, people started to depart and pack up when we were told to stop and expect a guest, Colin Edwards stopped by and brought with him the MCN festival of motorcycling S best club stand trophy, very well deserved. Steve is not doing the show next year, we now need some to follow it on. I hope the show goes ahead and that we are very much a part of it.