London Motorcycle Museum

30th July 2000 - Century of Motorcycling

The museum, in Greenford, had decided to produce a show, as it was the millennium, whereby there would be exactly 100 bikes in the display area, one registered for each year from the preceding 100.

Unfortunately, there were a few gaps, mostly from the 1970s and 80s, and a bit of 'artistic licence' where the model on display was pretty close to whatever year it needed to be.

There were also a few bicycles, such as Penny Farthings and other strange designs of early cycles, on loan from an establishment that specialised in that type of machine. The Penny Farthing was being ridden about a small section of the premises, led by a person obviously experienced in their characteristics.

There was a truck at the side upon which a Rockabilly/Rock'n'Roll band were playing for our entertainment, and a burger van run by the same caterers that used to provide the same for the Ace Cafe, while it was being rebuilt.

Phil Drackley - Phil the Spill