Riders gathered at the historic Victory Inn, at Staplefield, a West Sussex village on one of the more rural parts of the route to Brighton.
Among the NACC members present was Stuart Metcalfe, a dedicated enthusiast who owns a number of cyclemotors but chose his Excelsior Autobyk for the 20 mile outing from
his Surrey home.
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Stuart’s 1939 example was bought quite by chance. He had spotted it at an antique shop and secured it for £75. There are no gears (later Autobyks had two-speed transmissions) but he says the engine has a surprising amount of torque and provides one of the easiest rides among his collection of ‘tiddlers.’ It also returns a remarkable 160mpg!