With thanks to Martyn Smith.
The 33rd Grampian Motorcycle Convention took place at the Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, on Sunday 6th September. 5259 ‘delegates’ attended, the second biggest crowd in the event’s 33 year history.
Visitors to the event – one of the best of its kind in Britain – enjoyed a day of fantastic entertainment and action. This year the weather was on side too, in stark contrast to the atrocious weather conditions visitors endured in 2014.
Visitors with a driving licence were able to take part in the action, with a free 15 minute session on the ‘Try Trails’ which proved very popular.
Inside the arena there was entertainment, with the On the Edge stunt team, providing demonstrations which combined trails riding, motocross and precision riding. The pursuit and Supermoto races proved as popular as ever, demonstrating speedway style riding skills in front of a packed grandstand.
This year the organisers were delighted to welcome 4 times world Superbike champion and King of the Jungle Carl Fogarty as the Convention’s star guest. Carl proved to be a real hit with the public and was happy to pose for selfies and sign autographs.
The finale of the event came in the form of the Moped Mayhem and with 49 teams signed up, organisers found themselves turning away late entries.
The Grampian Motorcycle Convention is run by the Bon Accord Motorcycle Club and is a regular fixture in the museum’s busy outdoor programme. The 34th Convention is due to be held on Sunday 4th September 2016.