A 1949 Norton 500cc seen at the 2010 Cheshire Steam Fair held at Darsbury, near Warringron, Cheshire. It’s a good job that they were only travelling slow as the pillion’s choice of footwear looks a bit suspect.

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Technical Data
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: AF-S Nikkor VR 70-300 G IF-ED Lens
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 160
Aperture: f5.6
Speed: 1/250 sec
Processing: Photoshop CS4
Filter: None

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  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01almost 4 years ago


  • Cheers!

    – David J Knight

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    A classic looking bike – a twin, I think? Is it ’49 or ’51?? Not unlike our 1953 Matchless 500 single, & as for suspect footwear, I myself got a nasty 2nd degree burn from the tailpipe of the Matchless one time…. ALWAYS wore boots after that, no matter how warm the weather!! Grand shot.

  • It is a 1949 – it makes me cringe when I see people riding with the wrong gear. I still put my leathers on for even the shortest ride

    – David J Knight

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManalmost 4 years ago

    It seems really odd to see people on bikes without helmets. Great shot of two folks having a lot of fun.

  • Funny enough, that was my first thought :)

    – David J Knight

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative Mindsover 2 years ago

    lovely bike!

  • Cheers

    – David J Knight

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