As I left the house in the car, the weather looked a bit overcast, but it was dry enough, but after picking Lucinda up, and as we crossed the border over into Hampshire the rain came, which persisted enough to put a bit of a dampener on the day.
There were still some 600 odd bikes that turned up, with a strong contingent of Harley Davidsons and everything from learner plated CBF125 to BMW 1000rrs in the parking area. I only actually saw one Ducati though and that was a Monster, which surprised me a little. There were a few little trade stands selling a few bits and bobs, but if I'm being totally honest the Simply Bikes element was fairly underwhelming. The weather could have made a big difference, and despite the firing up of a few classic machines spaced during the day, there was still a lack of any real further activities.
The Motor Museum is a nice place, the collection is decent and well presented, but it was all over a bit quick for my liking.