Bank Holiday Monday and another 911UK drive down to Rye for breakfast. We knew the roads wouldn’t be quiet as the early May bank holiday is synonymous with the Mayday Run which sees 1,000’s of biker make the run down the A21 to Hastings. The sheer number of bikes is always an impressive sight, but we decided to meet up earlier than usual to get a head start on our journey down to the south coast.
Thankfully this little jaunt was bathed in sun, much better than the last one which was extremely wet. The good weather and early start meant we had a pretty clear run down to Rye, to our regular breakfast spot The Bosun’s Bite. It’s a small cafe with extremely friendly staff who cook a handsome full English breakfast. With our bellies refuelled we made room for the bikers who were now arriving. Heading back to the car park we had a total of 17 cars, neatly lined up in the car park. Various 911’s were represented, including a classic 1972 911T, a 928, at least 4 GT3’s and plenty of Carreras and Turbos. As I’ve mentioned before, this bunch of Porsche enthusiasts are a welcoming and friendly group with some very interesting vehicles.
With the glorious weather and great company a few us left Rye and headed over to Dungeness for a refresher and a different backdrop. Between the two are some great roads, delivering on every level. Dungeness is home to a power station, a number of fishing huts and it’s a pretty bleak and featureless part of Britains south coast, but this gives it a charm all of its own. We had a great time sat outside The Britannia Inn and took over most of the car park too.