Wheels Day 2014

My wife and I spent the Easter Weekend in Surrey with friends. We travelled down on our bikes on Thursday afternoon to stay with our friends Andy and Jane and were joined by Paul and Kate who travelled down from Gloucester separately. Luckily Andy and Jane have copious garage space to store our four bikes as well as their own.

The highlight of the weekend was a visit to Wheels Day on Good Friday. This was the 40th annual Wheels Day, a charity event put on by the Surrey Street Rodders, but the first to be held at Dunsfold Park, the home of Top Gear.

On route to the event we were invited for tea and toast with some of the members of the Suicide Jockeys, a motorcycle group that Andy and Jane are members of, meaning that my Honda was even more outnumbered by Harleys than usual.

Forming up a convoy with some Suicide Jockeys

Forming up a convoy with some Suicide Jockeys

We rode together to the event, which was only about 20 miles away, fortuitously meeting up with another bike group, The Black Horse Riders, along the way – more Harleys! The last five miles or so was a solid queue to get into the venue, so we were pleased to be on bikes so we could cut through the traffic.

The event itself was fantastic: the sun shone, and there were more weird and wonderful vehicles than you could shake a stick at. As well as hot rods there were huge American muscle cars sitting cheek by jowl with old British vehicles, looking puny by comparison, camper vans, trucks and the odd motorbike. There was also the outrageous Bloodhound Project vehicle which aims to set a 1,000 mph world land speed record.

A great day was had by all, and I even suffered a sunburnt head.

Here are just a few of the many photos that I took during the day.

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