100 mile VMCC Cyclemotor Run 10th Oct 2010 (Click
the photo to see a larger picture - then just click your back
button to come back to this article.)
Ray Butcher - 1966 Honda S65
Terry Hopes - Honda Camino
Jack Madge - Honda Camino
Barry Cooksley - 1974 Honda PC50
Alan Williams - Honda 90
Glyn Jones - Honda Camino
Bill Phelps - 1955 New Hudson
An early start was called for as most of us decided to leave home on
the day, only Glyn had travelled up on Saturday and stayed B&B.
We were all there by 08.30 and soon readied ourselves for the first lap
of 33+ miles. Ray had brought all the makings for providing Bacon rolls
and it was decided that we'd leave that until after the second lap. The
weather was good, although a touch cold, as we set out as a group on
our first lap. The route was the same as last year, and good it is to,
ideal for the less powerful machine. Barry took the lead as he had a
route holder and I certainly didn't. I think that Terry also had one as
at one point Barry and Terry stopped to compare their understanding of
a certain right turn - as it happened we'd all overshot the turning but
soon found it and were back on course. The lap was over fairly quickly
and we were soon back at the finish. It took us about one and a half
hours to complete the ride so far. David and Joyce Hughes booked us out
and back in, a task that they performed admirably all day.
We gathered after a stop of about half an hour to recover and set off
again as a group, completing the second lap by 12.30. Time for the
Bacon rolls and a well earned cuppa.
After the second lap I had decided to stop and not do the third lap as
I was going to present the badges to those who completed the 100 miles.
Just as well that I did as both Joyce and David had to go out and
rescue breakdowns, so I was able to help with the clocking in and out
as well as handing out the badges. Would you believe it that one of the
breakdowns was our Terry on his Camino - seems that it had run out of
All in all a great day out with like minded people - along with Ray's
superb bacon rolls.
Last comment came
from Ray who said that next year
he wasn't going to ride, just provide
a constant supply of bacon rolls.
No-one disagreed with him. Final photo of David and Joyce Hughes who
did a stalwart job of booking riders in and out on each lap whilst also
providing a recovery service. That was needed three times unfortunately.