Now in its fifth year, the Royal Enfield Open Weekend offers the public an unrivalled opportunity to see their complete 2010 range of motorcycles, with test rides available on all models over both days. Held at the historic Watsonian-Squire sidecar factory in the scenic Cotswolds, Royal Enfield’s UK home since 1999, this year’s event takes place on the weekend of 19th/20th June. Entry is free and everyone is welcome, whether they ride a Royal Enfield or not, and there will be a prize on both days for the best machine of any make ridden to the event.
Test rides, accompanied by IAM riders, have proved extremely popular, particularly on UK-only models like the Clubman cafe racer and Woodsman street scrambler. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so visitors should arrive early to book a seat.
Wychwood Brewery (famous for their Hobgoblin ale) will be bringing their 1952 Bedford dray to add ‘period flavour’ (although all beer will be for consumption after the event has finished), while the now-famous Sea Scouts’ food tent will be serving excellent value freshly cooked food with an Asian flavour.
Respected journalist and author Jim Reynolds returns as master of ceremonies, providing a running commentary along with technical talks and celebrity interviews.
Other attractions include an opportunity to browse the sidecar workshops, live insurance quotes, spare parts counter and a display of Royal Enfield branded casual clothing and accessories. A7 motorcycle tours will also be present, with details of their bike tours in the Scottish borders.