Friday, 4 March 2011
Ive been a scooter enthusiast for about 10 years, but have only got into the models and engines properly for the last few years. Before this my knowledge was limited to the big hitters, the GS, SX TVR, SS90's and 180s etc etc.
However since Ive been riding again i have been learning about engines and how to carry out basic maintenance, I've watched the lads from the scooter club tinker around with the carburettor and the barrel and piston eagerly taking notes on what i actually do if i break down!
Scooter rallys are a big part of my social life. There is nothing like the feeling of a ride out with a few hundred scooters, wind in your face.
This is the helmet i have, its illegal to ride with but i like it for photographs etc.
Below is my mate Marks series 1. My favourite Lambretta model.
This is my old GP 200, it was an Indian import and was lovely to ride very fast, but i didnt have a full licence so we had to sell it.
This is the scooter im currently riding, a Lambretta Li 125 series 3 special.
Below is Harry from the clubs award winning automatic.
My dream Vespa below, a sportique, the paint job on this one is stunning, not sure who it belongs to but its a show scooter, i see it all over.
My mate Puds Lambretta heinkel.
This is the scooter MasterChef hired for me from Oxfordshire when i filmed the Womens Institute episode, they asked me to bring mine down but a little 125 going 300 miles would have taken me a year!!