‘Interesting history’ is an understatement for this 1917 Ixion Model B, found after a 40 year search and lovingly restored by Monty (Gordon Norman Davis) of the British Motorcycle Preservation Society. Read below the moving story of this lovely machine, which will have a special place at LlanBikeFest to mark it’s 100th birthday.

Below is Monty’s dad Norman on an identical bike before going to France, in 1917.