Rough Idea

Its a plan forming - no exact plans yet but from the maps / photos it looks like some nice riding.

Similar milage to last year

2010? hell yea

As you may have noticed from the new header - there will be a Tipple Run 2010. Banner bike is Beds very nice pan, which would have won best bike if we had such fripperies. The banner pic is as good as it gets im afraid and even then its got a run logo splattered over it.

Next year we go east. dont know where yet, dont know when, dont really know why... but east it is.

Keep your eyes on here or for breaking details when they happen

Tinker and Tipple

just got this pic sent over from ray - pretty much sums up the run for me - tinkering with bikes and deciding which scrumpy to start the afternoon off with... happy days

Great Trip

Thanks again everybody that turned up

I'm putting together an album of pics - if you were there and took some pics send them over to me (vintagechop @ gmail . com) and I'll add them to the set [link to the right]

perfect riding and great weather. what more can you ask for


Forecasting no rain in any of the places we are which i just dont believe

As and what i am bringing rain gear but this is the forecast for the places we are going on the right days. If this is right it will RULE

Long Range Weather

Looking like being about 19°C for the run, and SO FAR a little cloudy but not raining.

We all know how good the forecast normally is so no promises but whatever - it cant be worse than last years floods

Yes Camping

had a few emails about accom. for the run - yes we are camping all the way but you feel free to do what you like - no hand holding going on here so go for your life

Tipple Run Shirts

shirts are available for a measly £10 in the Vintage Chop Shop [link top right]

Plan of Attack 2009

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September 2009

After a successful pre-run places and route is now confirmed. Camp-sites sorted all the way round and it runs to about £6 per night. The run averages out to roughly 6 hours riding a day plus whatever petrol / tea stops you make. There are some spectacular roads, and in certain sections plenty of wildlife on the road so keep your eyes open.

Wednesday 9th Sept.
Pre-run night camping in Cirencester after work, Gloucestershire.
Just a few beers before the run starts. Not the easiest to find but a great little pub out in the sticks some. No need to book here - just roll in. The Tunnel House

Thursday 10th Sept.
Cheltenham to Porlock, Exmoor. Leaving 10am Destination Sparkhayes Campsite.

Friday 11th Sept.
Porlock to Princetown, Dartmoor. Destination The Ploom of Feathers

Saturday 12th Sept.
Princetown to Billingshurst, West Sussex. Destination The Bat & Ball Inn


Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September 2009

Same deal as last year - This is a chill out and party kind of deal, no attitudes, no fees, no promises. If you don’t expect much then you'll come away happy

If you think your bike has a fighting chance of making the run then you are welcome. If you like building and fixing cool stuff its probably your kind of thing, be it on a supercharged trike, an old brit restoration or anything in between. If you are more of the weekend power-ranger brigade then its most likely not for you.

THIS IS NOT A RALLY... as the name suggests its a RUN - its about the riding then party when we get to destination. There are no bands put on or entertainment of any sort. Ride your bike make your own fun.

You need to look after yourself and your own bike - there wont be anyone behind you to pick you up if you break down.

Tipple Pre-Run

just got home an hour or so back, we met up after work on friday night and camped pretty close to london - htere was no point us both riding an hour north to go home only to head south again in the morning

ok - so i went off this weekend with tiny to recky the tipple run. we put 20 hours on the bikes over the weekend and im knackered now. but i did find my new favourite road anywhere. 1 in 4 hill climb with cutback corners and stupid fucked up cambers, keeps climbing for about 15 minutes, then after about 40 minutes of incredibly beautiful roads theres the 1 in 4 down hill with awsome sea views into a great little bay.

there are some fantastic roads, and modern bikes really do serve a good purpose... perfect for pre-running this sort of thing, not a single glitch on either and we could cruise at whatever speed we wanted, concentrate on getting roads sorted and deal with map planning shit not bike issues

we rode out of the campsites at 8 am both days, got drunk for 3 nights, met random locals and had a blast

i WAAAY over estimated how many coast road single lane road miles we could cover in a day on vintage stuff so have cut off about 80 miles on day 2

first site was cool, its a case of leave your money in a coffee jar if you leave before they open up - cool place, not much there except a pub really but thats all we needed

then we got the whiff of castrol-r on the sea breeze and ended up finding these guys, way cool old cars and good old guys, we just stopped for half an hour coz we had to cover the miles but it was cool to see this stuff getting driven, it was in the middle of nowhere so they had all come a decent way.

views are kind of bleak but great...

then at the last campsite we ran into a cool dieselbike conversion which lookd really well done

bloody good weekend, great to ride just the 2 of us again, its been too long, and really good just get out on some new roads and discover some jems.

singing off, one tired but content chap...