After reading the article about the two Vincent riders in the August issue, I thought I’d drop you a line, as I also went on that rally on my Venom Clubman, which I still ride and have owned since 1961.
I travelled Harwich to Zeebrugge to Berlin; Berlin was interesting, sorting passport and money out, then heading to the campsite, which looked very much like a 1930s German youth camp…
After the rally, I went on to the Polish border, riding down the old autobahn, with a chap I had met at the campsite.
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Over the years, I have travelled all over Europe on this same machine, never on arranged trips and have always found B&Bs – and had no troubles with the Velo.
My travels were mainly in the Alps over the old passes; the Stella Alpina rally was taken in one year. The people over there always wanted the machine inside at night, locked up.
R Ballinger, Bingley, West Yorks.
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