Bretagne MotoClassic

Plouay, Brittany

30th July

The Bretagne Motoclassic 

 Held this year on 30th July in Plouay, Brittany, this annual event attracts thousands of spectators, hundreds of entrants and scores of trade and club stands.

Here is a brief resume of our first, but probably not our last, visit to this event

Dave and Sue White, who used to run the Norfolk Branch, now happily living in Brittany, offered members of the HOC great hospitality for the Bretagne Motoclassic at the end of July. So Tony and Penny also from the Norfolk branch, joined Jude and Jon (West London) in a memorable long weekend sampling la bonne vie ...and some local wine!

Mine's a McGuinness! - Jude with John McGuinness at the Bretagne MotoClassic

Now settled in Silfiac, Dave and Sue White have certainly embraced life in Brittany in this charming village - or Commune -  as it is known in France

Using Silfiac as a base, we were able to take local trips out on deserted roads (there doesn’t seem to be any traffic – ever!) climaxing in the annual the Bike Festival at Plouay. 

Dave (left)  with local Bruno - a Guzzi  afficianado and Sue, all busy studying the form

Dave, Penny Jude, Sue and Tony taking in a bit of culture

There was an opportunity to swap (😉) autographs with John McGuinness,  and 4 times winner of the Bol D’Or - Jean-Claude Chemarin. Last year a certain Giacomo Agostini was a guest.   

Penny in the market for a set of leathers?

John Mc Guinness was very relaxed and chatty - maybe glad to converse in English !

John McG even sent out a video message of best wishes to all in the HOC members.  

He was certainly enjoying himself, pulling big wheelies up the back straight. 

And the sidecar antics were a great hoot. 

There were plenty of photo opportunities

If you haven’t been before it’s certainly worth considering – 

you can opt for any one of a number of Channel crossings. 

Oh…and then there was the wine…yes the wine…encore du vin?? 

Jon Stone