Today I went to the Scottish Bike Show at Ingliston (near Edinburgh) Thanks to Ron for giving me a lift in his car. It was variously wet, cold and very windy so biking there would have been no fun.
There were some interesting, rare and quirky bikes on show. I'll present them in a series of short posts.
In 1983 the law in the UK changed to reduce the size of motorcycle a learner could ride from 250cc to 125cc (a learner being someone who had not passed their motorcycle test) If the bike had a sidecar attached no capacity limit existed. This led to the Sidewinder that exploited this loophole.
The Sidewinder was a minimal sidecar - just a small platform with a wheel attached that banked with the bike. It was marketed for learners with 250cc bike that they could not ride after the law changed. A learner could also ride a bike of any capacity with the Sidewinder fitted.