2017 and 2018 tracks

This page shows all the routes I rode during 2017 and 2018 with the tracker recording, please give the tracks a litlte time to load.
The tracker is always on but I often forget to enable the upload to server setting 🙁 I will endeavour to enable it every time in future.


Scotty’s Day 6 disaster

Scotty managed to melt his chain tensioner causing it to disintegrate & parts poke a hole in the bottom of the engine casing. All hands on deck, some lateral thinking & a bit of savvy & repairs were soon underway.

Step 1: push the scoot over, point a lot, do a bit of chin scratching.

Step 2: plug the hole with liquid metal gunk & a bolt. File off the excess. Fabricate a new chain tensioner out of two exhaust bobbins.

  • Step 3: rebuild the engine but not before losing a spring down a drain & fishing it out with a magnet on an aerial tied to a piece of string.

Interlaken Monday

Another eventful day today.
Last night most if the party spent far to long in the bars of Dijon which left everyone a little worse for wear.
We left the hotel at around 11am and soon where ridding on some lovely roads within the foothills of the Alps.
Russell’s motor cut out so we all pulled over, while checking the spark plug Russel noticed another problem that could have been the end of his trip.
His frame had broken around the engine mount tube.

We tied it up with a strap hoping to later find a friendly welder.

Unbelievably less than 2 miles further down the road we actually did find a welder who did a fabtastic job for just 30 euros

The engine was dropped down and the petrol tank was removed but as expected there was a fire.

The repair was good so we could all continue.

Soon after crossing the border into Switzerland Scotty’s stator died again and needed changing on the side of the motorway.

Not long after that fix Edens rear hub broke and needed changing.

These 3 issues meant we again arrived at the hotel in Interlaken after 9pm.

Another long day but we are all still rolling and a part of the trip.

Roll on tomorrow. Mountain passes!

Dijon Sunday

After last night’s late night today we only did 112 miles to get back on plan.

We didn’t arrive in our rooms at a hotel last night until 4am. This was due to no rooms being available for everyone in Reims, even though we had booked.

We had to continue along the route to Troyes which was the closest place on route.. 80 miles away.

As we left the motorway at Troyes one of the Lambrettas died, so late and dark it was decided to tow it to the hotel.

This morning Scotty replaced his stator which brought his Lambretta back to life.

We are now in Dijon having a well deserved drink.

All the Lambrettas are present

Roll on tomorrow 🙂

Roll on tomorrow!

1st fuel day 1

After delays on the Euro Tunnel we have finally got into France..

Waiting here for the slower Lambrettas to catch up.

No news from them so it must be good news that their still running.
Pics to follow due to slow connection.
While typing this entry some of the other have now arrived with news that Nathan had ran out of fuel…. DOH

And so it begins…

1st fuel dtop 70 mikes done

Only 3 of us in this stint, some are already at tonights hotel and others are meeting us in the morning.

Sulla has had a knock on his downpipe but as its set up rich and its a warm day we are leaving it till the morning before checking it.

ILC blog App

Released today on Android and coming soon on Apple, the App for this website and blog.
Updates to the App will follow, adding push notifications so owners of the App will receive alerts via the app when ever a new blog post appears.
For now the App displays a list of the latest posts together with a brief summary which each link to the blog post itself.
It also displays the map of the next upcoming ILC Lambretta route and contact info.

Use the ILC App icon on your mobile device as a short cut link to the blog.

Android users can download the app from the Google Play store

The Apple version will become available in a few days.