It’s back. By popular demand and after extensive press coverage in Bike magazine, the Moffat One Shot returns – courtesy of the brilliant Beef Tub Bikers. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success and this year’s is set to be bigger and better, virtually taking over the whole high street in Moffat.
WHAT IS IT?
It’s a photo competition with a difference – and free to enter. A photo shoot of you and your motorcycle. But not just any old photo shoot. This is a unique opportunity to have you and your bike professionally photographed by Jonathan Cosens Photography no less. But it’s not about the most expensive bike, or the flashiest, or the best custom job. It’s about capturing the character of you and your bike. Here’s one we created last year (below).
This year, Jonathan (also a Beef Tub Biker) brings his studio – and his creative magic – outdoors again, this time in front of the iconic Moffat Ram on the high street. Fellow Beef Tub Biker, Andy Tunnicliffe, says, ‘Last year we met some great people so we are excited to be able to bring the Moffat One Shot back again.’
STRIKE YOUR POSE
You get one shot. Not quite ready? Eyes closed? Hair and makeup van not arrived? Sorry that’s the rule! But don’t worry Jonathan will make you look amazing. Ten selected finalists will each win a copy of JG Fergusson’s book The Motorcyclist’s Guide to Scotland, a vital resource for exploring this spectacular landscape. The overall winners will receive a framed print of their picture. The ultimate winner will also receive a bottle of Moffat’s own whiskey The Moffat.
ATTEND THE AWARDS CEREMONY
The winners will be announced at a special awards presentation at the Annandale Arms in Moffat on 15 June. Last year’s winner was Natasha Moss and her Honda NC35: ‘I got my NC35 when I was 17 – before I even passed my test.’ But even if you’re not a lucky winner, you can still buy your one-off print (framed or unframed) from Jonathan Cosens Photography which will be a fabulous focal point – and talking point – in your home.
HAVE YOUR SAY
Help select the shortlist of winners in the people’s vote on 11 June. Meet at Brodies restaurant in Moffat.
THE NEED TO KNOW
The date: Sunday 26 May
The time: 10am-4pm
The location: the Moffat Ram
The people’s vote: 11 June, Brodies restaurant, Moffat
The awards ceremony: 15 June, 7pm, Annandale Arms, Moffat
AND THAT’S NOT ALL… WANT TO WIN A TENGTOOLS BIKE?
Enter the amazing raffle and you could win this TengTools Fatbike (below), worth a cool £1,100. Tickets just £1.
RIDE THE BUCKING BULL
Brave enough for this joy ride? Stay on for the longest time and you could win a special prize. It’s just £2 a go. All profits go to Scottish Air Ambulance.
GET TECHNICAL ADVICE – FOR FREE
Mark Whitfield, a motorcycle race mechanic from World Super Bikes, has 30 years experience of taking care of bikes. He will be sharing his knowledge and answer your queries on general maintenance. And he’s not going to charge you a penny.
DISCOVER DESIGN TO DYE FOR
Personalise and identify your tools with Dippy Di’s genius solution. Do you ever lend out your spanner and fail to find it in a leftover pile? Solution: have it painted Dippy Di’s style and you’ll see it instantly. Meet the creative force behind the designs – aka Diane Birch. She can also paint any furniture pieces in her unique style.
SEEK OUT SCOTLAND’S BEST BIKE ROUTES
Meet JG Fergusson, author of A Motorcyclist’s Guide to Scotland, who will be here in Moffat talking about his gem of a book. Spectacular scenery? Yes. Clear lines of sights? Stopoffs worth stopping off at? Yes. Everything you want from a bike ride. You’ll find it all in his book.
GET THE GEAR
Look the look with the official Beef Tub Biker ‘Ride the Beeftub’ clothing, available to order. Choose from fleeces, hoodies, hi-vis vests and T-shirts.
GET TOOLED UP
The TengTools van is also coming to Moffat. Its products – from aluminium try squares to XZN sockets – all come with a lifetime guarantee.
BRING THE KIDS
There’s a bouncy castle for children to play in all day long – for free!
JOIN THE QUACK PACK
Down in Station Park, Moffat’s annual duck race will be taking place. Buy a duck (£1), watch it travel down the river – with a thousand others – and you could win a prize. Cash prizes are £75, £50 and £25. There’s also face painting, hook a duck, live music and games. It all starts from noon with the duck race kicking off at 3pm. Fun for all the family.
NOW HIT THE ROAD
After all that excitement, there’s only one thing left to do: find out why Dumfries & Galloway is a motorcycling heaven without the crowds. It’s the region’s best kept secret – until now. Read our blog here.
For more on the Beef Tub Bikers check out their new website.
Moffat One Shot photography: Jonathan Cosens Photography