Monday, 2 May 2016


The South of Scotland MZ Riders Club has its annual rally on the weekend of the Spring Bank Holiday (first Monday in May) Camping in the Scottish Highlands this early in the year is tempting fate, or more specifically, the weather gods. The omens were not good this year with snow showers and a poor weather forecast. But by Friday there was some hope so I loaded up and headed off. As it turned out it was cool but bright.

***update*** - I forgot to say that the rally was held in the village of Tighnabruaich.

Snow showers on Thursday did not bode well
FJ in touring mode at Arrocher
We couldn't have been closer to the hotel
Bikes at hotel
View of the Kyles of Bute
Hitting the booze
It was a chilly night!
MZ TS250
BMW R60/5
On the ferry back with Malcolm and his MZ Rotax 500.


  1. Looks like the weather wasn't too bad. Where was it held?

    1. Sorry, I forgot to say that it was in Tighnabruaich. It was very much a case of "will we won't we" before the rally because of the weather. As it turned out it was quite nice. Bright & sunny and almost warm in the sun. Frosty at night, but that was expected, so I wrapped up well.

  2. So glad you ended up with sunny days to warm things up a bit.

    1. Yes, things turned out very well. If I use the ferry Tighnabruaich is only 56 form home so it wouldn't have been a disaster had things turned bad. Malcolm hadn't explored the Cowal Peninsular so it was good to show him some of my favourite back roads.

  3. Looks like everyone had a fun time and nice to see people on their bikes :-)