Section Runs and Meetings for 2020
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Happy New Year everyone - start planning your rides for 2020.
had 10 members turn up at the Victoria Inn for the get together, only
to find out that John Housley, on a bike, had already been and gone.
Yesterday, we had some 23 members
turn out for the AGM, which was very amicable and all done in
half an hour. The AGM returned the same officers with the exception of Geoff H as he
had indicated that he was not going to stand again. We owe Geoff a big
thank you for all that he has done for the section. Geoff ran the
Seaside Run for a number of years, he wrote the section notes for a
long time, plus he lead and organised some super rides. We are lucky
that Geoff is still going to organise and lead three rides this year.
Firstly, the St Davids day run, then Geoff will
run one of his Historic Tours - don't miss it, as they are always very
interesting. Finally, the Roof of Wales run.
thing that came out of the AGM is that we are now in need of a section
notes scribe, so if you think that you could pen 50 to 100 words each
month for the main club Journal, then please let us know. It's not too
onerous a job, and we really do need a presence in the club journal so
as to reach other members in our area that cannot make section meetings.
that I've changed the calendar page to a simple list of events that
will make it easier to update, contain more information and hopefully
will be easier to read. The Google calendar is now gone. Anyone have
preferences - or suggestions? Please let me know.
Some notes on the first run of the year led by Geoff H - the St David's
5 bikes turned up at the cafť on
Caerffili mountain for the St Davidís Day Run on March 1st, more than
was anticipated as it was windy, cold and with the promise of heavy
rain. 2 Hondas, a Triumph and a Matchless along with Kevin
Gilbert on his
unstoppable 1928, hand change BSA. The ride as always was to St.
Davidís church in Llantony, or more correctly Llan Dewi Nant Hodni. The
route had to be chosen with care as several roads were reported as
closed due to flooding, particularly at Llanhelen on the A4042.
Selecting the A467 passed Six Bells, we arrived frozen but all in one
piece after a very cold and wet but , problem free
ride. The warmth
that greeted us as we walked into the former Priors Cellar for lunch
was very welcome. After the normal hilarious lunch with such
pleasant company and a quick look around the historic St. Davidís
church, we set of as a group for home but intending to go our separate
ways as Kevin and myself always ride at a more moderate pace than the
rest. We rode once again through heavy rain, but this time it felt a
Looking forward to next years run as
by the laws of average it canít always be wet and cold.
After the covid-19 lockdown we held our first run. Geoff H had
volunteered to run
his Roof of Wales run, but without the food stops. We were all to
assemble in the Llandovery main car park with about 6 from our section
and 5 from the West South Wales Section turning up for the ride. At
1.30pm Geoff led the way
off and out of Llandovery.
The route headed up through Rhandirmwyn and past the Lynn Brianne
reservoir. At the top we turned right for Abergwesyn and then on to
Llanwrytd for a coffee stop.
From Llanwrtyd the route took us through Llangammarch Wells and up over
the army ranges to Upper Chapel and eventually into Brecon. The West
Wales people peeled off here as the rest of us headed back up over the
Beacons on the A470. The day had been dry and overcast until we passed
the Storey Arms on the way home - when the sun decided to come out.
Many thanks to Geoff for all his efforts in organising a good and most
welcome day out.
Val Newton had organised a weekend event, similar to our old Dragon
Tour, and she had based it at the Neuadd Arms hotel in Llanwrtyd Wells.
The weather for the weekend looked to be quite 'orrible so Jean and I
volunteered to take our van and provide the backup, as Val was worried
about breakdowns. I didn't count the riders etc, but there were at
least 12 on the 75 mile Saturday route, plus a Lomax and an early
Morgan. Sunday there were even more bikes - with five having
come from the Hereford section for the 35 mile run, before heading
home. All in all a good weekend with rides around the Elan Valley and
Lynn Brianne included.