On a recent outing I took in a spot of horticultural culture at the rather splendid Walled Garden near Baumber, which is situated down a dusty gravel track off the A158 between Horncastle and Wragby in Lincolnshire.
It’s my home turf, so I was there within half-an-hour.
Well, I say I was there, but I wasn’t actually there within that time period, because I had decided to carry on through Horncastle to the village of Hagworthingham on the Skegness road and called in at Rachels café, I popular biker haunt which serves excellent breakfasts and beverages. If you are passing at any time, be advised that it is a cash-only establishment.
Anyway, back to Bangers & Bikes. I decided to cut across country along quiet roads via the magnificent Lincolnshire Wolds to Baumber. Well, I say to Baumber (here we go again!) but my riding chum needed fuel so we had to divert back to Horncastle to fill up before eventually arriving at, yep, The Walled Garden.
And I have to say it was a rather splendid occasion, with a display of classic bikes, live music from a marquee, a barbecue, tearooms, bar, ice creams… and it was feee entry, too, which is always a bonus.
It was very well organised, with deckchairs scattered across the grass (how often do we see those these days!). No one had left towels on them while they went for refreshment, so that was a blessing. Bikers were queueing for bangers and burgers and beers (only the one, mind). I was a good boy and enjoyed a refreshing diet coke. I rode there on my recently acquired Ducati XDiavel S. What a lovely bike that is.
Anyways, check out the video and recall what you enjoyed…or missed. Maybe next year.