UK Buell Enthusiasts Group

Breakfast Meets & Tours 2024

A series of informal breakfast meets and tours in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds at the Seaways Café, Fridaythorpe. YO25 9RX.


Website: https://seawayscafe.co.uk


They start at 9.00am and usually finish around noon.


All Buell/EBR and Moto Guzzi enthusiasts are welcome.


2024 Dates:


Saturday April 27th

Saturday May 25th

Saturday June 22nd

Saturday August 10th

Saturday August 31st

Saturday September 28th


Onsite overnight accommodation is available. Riders from as far afield as Scotland have taken advantage of the accommodation to attend the breakfast meets and tour East and North Yorkshire.


Additional conventional hotel accommodation can be found at The Manor Inn, Fridaythorpe which is just a short distance from the Seaways Café. Their website: https://www.themanorinnfridaythorpe.co.uk/stay/


Using Fridaythorpe as a base, distances to coastal attractions etc.


Bridlington = 22 miles

Pickering + North Yorkshire Moors & Railway* = 23 miles

Scarborough = 25 miles

Flamborough Lighthouse = 27 miles  

Goathland + North Yorkshire Moors & Railway* = 36 miles

Robin Hood’s Bay = 41 miles

Whitby + North Yorkshire Moors & Railway* = 43 miles


* Website: https://www.nymr.co.uk


Free guided tours are available to riders who aren’t familiar with the area. These will depart Seaways Café at 11.45am and return to the Café around 4.30pm.


If you would like to book a place on a tour, please email chris.jessop@ukbuellgroup.co.uk stating which date and attractions are of interest.


Also see: 2023 Breakfast Meets 

Saturday 27th April


Considering the cold and damp conditions we were pleasantly surprised by the turnout for the first Breakfast Meet of the year. Thank you to everyone who attended. There were 12 Guzzis, 1 Buell and 1 Triumph.


John arrived on his Buell S1 Lightning which he’s owned for 5 years. Modifications during his ownership include fitting a 1475cc big-bore kit, a balanced crankshaft, Crane ignition, HSR42 carburettor and the AST rear shock. John believes his Buell has covered a total of 12,000 miles from new.


Steve brought his 2024 V100 Stelvio to the meet. This was the first new Stelvio we’d seen on the road. Steve took delivery on the 1st March and has already covered 1,000 miles. Not happy with the rather drab matt standard colour scheme he asked a friend to repaint the bodywork with a tasteful gloss silver and burgundy finish. The result is very striking.  

Saturday 25th May


Thanks to everyone who attended the second Breakfast Meet of the year. There were 12 Guzzis and 1 Indian.


Models ranged from a new 2024 V100 Stelvio PFF to a 45-year-old V1000 G5.


The PFF Rider Assistance package utilises 4D Imaging Radar technology to enable several safety-related features, including Following Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Information System, and Lane Change Assist. We were given a brief demonstration of this technology. It’s an impressive bit of kit. We thought the amber light that illuminates in each mirror when a vehicle has unknowingly crept into your blind spot would prove especially useful. Any feature that enhances rider safety must be a good thing.

 

Looking back at previous Breakfast Meets we don’t appear to have had a V1000 G5 attend before. Moto Guzzi introduced the 949cc 61 bhp V1000 G5 in 1979. Based on the V1000 Convert, which was equipped with a three-speed semi-automatic transmission, the G5 has a conventional 5-speed gearbox.


Production of the V1000 G5 ran from 1979 until 1985 with 3,857 units produced in total. Approximately 3,000 of these were thought to be military versions.