This weekend plays host to the Goodwood Festival of Speed down in West Sussex, which I have been going to since 2005. This year fate has conspired against me and I won't be going. I delayed buying my ticket as I had applied for and subsequently got an interview for a position on their www.fortyonesix.com website, but sadly this was not to be. Then I crashed the Ducati at Brands Hatch, which is taking up any spare money that I have. Thirdly the theft of the Kawasaki last weekend really put an end to any idea of going. The Sunday was a possibility, but there is no way I was going to go in the car. I did that in 2005 and 2006 and it took over three hours to get to the A3. That's one great way to ruin a great day. So this year I'll have to settle for the Goodwood Breakfast clubs and the Revival in September.
This weekend won't be a total bust thou. Tomorrow I'll be back on a bike helping out Metropolis Ducati at the Vintage Affair Classic car show in Hoddesdon. Its seems like a strange combination of old Austins, Bentlys and MGs with a small range of modern Ducati motorcycles. I'm sure the day will be good, especially as I get to ride a motorbike, which is something I've sorely missed this last week.
My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.