Ixion Cavalcade

By James Robinson, 4 June 2014

This year’s run on May 11 started wet, cold and windy, but soon after the riders departed on the Cavalcade the rain stopped. Once into the country lanes, participants were protected by the foliage and could happily concentrate on the potholes…

The Pevensey Levels are a delightfully hidden bit of Sussex countryside, mostly flat, and great for the elderly veteran machines.

The main route covered roads which were undoubtedly used by Ixion when vicar at St Barnabas Church, while road testing yet another new machine for The Motor Cycle.

There were nine veterans and 27 vintage machines, and 18 post vintage (to 1939) machines. The riders voted Henry Brooks’ 1899 De Dion Bouton their favourite (Ixion Cup) and visitors voted Mark Diplock’s 1927 350cc Sunbeam as their choice (Basil H Davies Vase).

Ixion’s newly published biography can be acquired from Dave Masters at maggirose@hotmail.com or phone 01424 211873. Cost is £18 plus postage.

Bookmark and Share

The Classic MotorCycle Issue 41-09 - September 2014

Where legends come to life

Got a Story?

Got a story for us?
Let us know by emailing us at editor@classicmotorcycle.co.uk

Subscribe to The Classic MotorCycle

With roots that stretch back to 1903 and a motorcycling archive without equal, The Classic MotorCycle has more to offer the true vintage motorcycle enthusiast than any other publication.

The Classic MotorCycle is published monthly, and available throughout the world in major outlets or by subscription. It is also available via Zinio digital magazines for PC, Mac or iPad / Android tablets.

• Subscribe today - www.classicmagazines.co.uk