Going large in Laughton

The Sussex village of Laughton is situated a little off the main roads, but the 27th annual Cuckoo Fayre over May 25-27 was another enormous celebration of just about anything under that catch-all heritage banner, from steam-powered road locomotives to palatial motorhomes.

Motorcycles were welcomed under the ‘transport’ umbrella, with more than 130 entries.

Long time enthusiast for Gilera’s B300 model, Peter Kemp was delighted to track down this particular example.

The oldest machine was Derek Harper’s 1913 Clyno outfit, complete with wicker sidecar.


There were a few more vintage machines from Levis, Raleigh, Indian and Velocette, but the vast majority were from the classic era.

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