These weren’t the the usual brainless Costa del Sol boy racer road hogs but genuine Harley Owner Group bikers from all over Europe including a couple from the USA. Eight thousand of them got together this weekend and using Fuengirola as their base cruised majestically in and out of the towns on the coast. Wherever you were you could hear the rumble of big V twin motors.
A lot of the Harleys were trucked down in massive transporters whilst other bikers rode for up to three days from all corners of Europe to get down to the hot late spring sun of the Costa del Sol. You could see gleaming customised bikes resting on side stands outside luxury hotels in Marbella, on every corner in Puerto Banus and as far inland as Ronda.
Police led a two thousand strong procession of Harleys through Fuengirola to kick start the weekend and there were stunts, demonstrations and outings for the three days.
As I drove home, just as I got to the bridge over the Rio Real golf course just before Marbella, I was overtaken on the tight bend by a HOG biker hanging from high rise ape hanger handle bars on a stripped down highly chromed Easy Rider bike. Just behind him was a low low gleaming customised yellow Harley ridden by a girl biker with her blonde hair streaming behind in the wind from her black helmet. I managed to wind the window down to listen to their throbbing bikes just as another giant Harley with tassels and flags flying pulled past me with an enormous Harley biker astride. What a way to go!
You can do it too! Come on down to the Costa del Sol, hire a Harley and feel like a king for a day!