Steve Bland

I have long held the dream of owning a Velocette, this year due to circumstances it came true!

Having purchased a load of back numbers of Fishtail and read the excellent articles I have been convinced that getting a Velo was a good move on my part - others may disagree but then I am an individual as well as the bike. I attended the 'run' to Clay Mills pumping Station Burton on Trent this Sunday past and was very well received by the other Velo owners who made it - one from south of London who set off at 7.00am - that is dedication in my view - thoroughly enjoyed the event - anyway super magazine; wonderful bit of English engineering; ecstatic feeling thumping along the A50 with heads turning all the way- just what Sunday morning cruisin' is all about.

Having surfed the net and the Velocette Owners Club web page in particular, would thank all the members who telephoned in response to my advert for a Venom, offering their bikes to me ( when I was looking to buy- sorry guys I found one - a 1959 Venom ) and can now attach a picture of "Princess". I purchased it locally and am very pleased with it. It has 12v conversion for electrics; transistorised ignition and a concentric carb- starting her is a bit of fun - so in common with most Velos 'it is fairly standard' so to speak. I fixed up Insurance through Roadsure Ltd - roadsure@bikequote.com and received excellent service- talking to a biker to arrange insurance is always good- as well as what I feel a good deal at a good price.

Anyway, I have waffled enough - good to be part of the family!
  •  Venom 1959

    Venom 1959