Coventry Transport Museum

23 September 2011

On a blustery, sunny autumn day I met up with Ben Crossley, Dave Parry and Bob Nash at Sainsbury's, Grove Park, for a ride-out to Coventry Transport Museum.

After Ben's obligatory breakfast we set off for our visit with Ben coming a short way with us. With Dave doing all the navigating we had a pleasant ride via Wolvey and Ansty to Coventry, although getting to and parking at the museum was ... interesting. The nearest car park was just that - Motorcycles Strictly Forbidden - so with a bit of luck we parked behind the museum in a bollarded area.

We entered the museum which is free and (with lockers available for £1 for our kit) perused a hall displaying buses and tractors, leading on to a hall full of bikes, motorcycles and cars. On one of the walls is a list of all the manufacturers of bikes, motorcycles and cars that have been in Coventry since the late 1800s and it's mind boggling to see how many there have been.

We found it a very interesting place to visit although I was a bit put off to find a car like I own on display in one of the halls. Maybe a T reg car is old.

On completing our very absorbing visit and trying the small cafe we made our way home. On our way home we stopped near Croft to say our goodbyes and agreed to a possible visit to Costa Del Skeggy on 7 October, weather permitting.

Please come and join us.

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