After such a fantastic UKBEG weekend where do I start?
I'll start with this message from Erik Buell
, received after we'd left for Donington on Friday...Chris,
I hope all is going well for you all. My apologies for the delay in answering; my workload is indescribable.
I am very sorry that I am unable to attend the UKBEG festival on Monday. The work here at EBR is very rewarding in that I am teamed with incredible people on the EBR team, and we are producing some truly great motorcycles that will be making many happy riders. On the other hand, I am unable to get out myself to spend time with dealers and riders, or even to go watch the races!
It is seriously on my list to attend the Emma Radford event one day. I think she exemplified the very best in people; the willingness to embrace life to the fullest, no matter the size of adversity. The fact that you all celebrate this joyful life of Emma, and use the celebration to contribute to helping others gives me a great feeling. I will see you one day there!
Jane and I would like to thank everyone who attended Em's Day 2014 yesterday. The event attracted 290 motorcycles which included approx. 60 Buells. We raised £600 on the gate for Em's Charity and we'll have an additional amount to add to this from the special T-shirts that Pete (XB4RT) produced. We'll send a cheque off to Papworth Hospital in due course and post a copy of their thank you letter/receipt when we receive it.
Special thanks must go to Ronnie
, Kev, Frankie, Richie and William for helping out on the gate and with the Buell marquee.
I think it's fair to say that yesterday was one of the most successful Em's Days of recent years. Having the EBR Europe team there with the new 1190RX and the stunning 1190RS race replica certainly helped to boost attendance and we had glorious weather for the event itself. Pity the rest of the UK didn't enjoy the same and it seems most, if not all, riders hit some rain on their way to the event or on their way back home.
Here's a few pictures I took during the professional photo shoot I organised for EBR Europe with the 1190RS and the P-51 Mustang. Team Hero EBR rider, Aaron Yates together with his father really loved this part of the day because they're also into classic WW2 aircraft. On our way back off the airfield I also managed to sneak some photos with the Dakota...
Chris & Jane Jessop
Founders of UKBEG April 1998www.ukbuellgroup.co.uk