Today Paul and Marian went as a combination to visit the Advanced Motorcycle Group that meets in Fradley, Staffordshire.
After the most difficult road knowledge legalities quiz I’ve ever heard in my life Marian kicked off with Amazing Grace. Odd as it may sound I felt more like I was in church than in some churches! Folk was very welcoming, friendly, took a keen interest in what we were doing, fed us sausage baps and clapped very enthusiastically to encourage Marian. The only thing missing was the collection. I can live with that particular omission!
Bill Hollingshead works hard behind the scenes as without doubt others do too, but it was him I had to work with. He put together a great programme, power-point presentation and even took the photos! However, the show was stolen from him by this lovely young lady who kept us company while people were arriving.
It never fails to amaze me just how far from the truth the general media representation of the biking world is. I really do wish that every journalist in training was forced to attend a motorcycle enthusiast’s club. Anyway, lets not start to gripe!
Although Now Open Sundays! sold out in the shops some months ago I do have a few to take around with me and I’m pleased to say I cleared the whole lot I had with me. Just as well they never had a collection, it meant they could all buy my book!