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Xmas dinner menu downloadable here

22nd November
Latest CMB newsletter now on the button above.

20th November
Rob J has sent me some information from an organisation that intends to run a road race meeting on the Eppynt circuit in 2018. Up until this year it required an Act of Parliament to suspend the Road Traffic acts and close a road for motorsports use, but that restriction has been lifted as from 10th April 2017. Have a look at the new organisations webpage here when you get a chance. If you scroll down the page you'll note that the organisation has pinched Geoff Thomas's article on Eppynt from our website without asking. Geoff's article is in the Library.

Short You tube of the Eppynt circuit by Steve Plater - here

13th November
Some notes and photos of the handing over of our charity cheque to the Wales Air Ambulance now on the reports page in the Lounge.

8th November

At our last committee meeting when we attempted to fix our dates for 2018 we discussed the Boxing Day and New Years day runs. The committee felt that these rides would be better if they did not take place on Boxing day and New Years day due to family commitments etc, so we agreed to hold these runs on the Day after Boxing day and the Day after New Years day. The Lamb and Flag in Wick has not been very welcoming for the past few years so the venue has been changed to the Red Lion in Bonvilston. We have made arrangements with the pub and are assured that food will be available for those that want it - please let the committee know so that we can warn the pub. The Victoria Inn in Sigingstone is to be the venue for the Day after New years day meet. 12 noon onwards at each pub. Details on the Events Calendar in the Lounge. Any changes will be made there over the next few weeks and other events will be added as we firm them up.

7th November

We had an excellent Charity Auction last night and raised a record 528 for charity. Well done to all those that attended and dug deep into their pockets. Thanks to Rob, John, Jean and Carol for running things.

3rd November

Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter from HQ is now on the button above.

2nd November

Please don't forget the Charity Auction next Monday evening. Bring all you can for our auction for charity. We also need your menu forms for the Xmas Dinner and will have some blank ones on Monday.
The VMCC have announced that the 1000 bikes weekend has been resurrected and will be held on the 7/8th July 2018, Click the flyer below for details.

26th October

The final part of Bruce and Di's escapades in the Western Region Road Trials Championship, now in the Library in the Features section. Don't forget the Charity Auction on the 8th November - with Rob Jones as the resident Auctioneer.

20th October
The South Wales Sunbeam Motorcycle Club are running a coach trip to the Bovington Tank Museum on Saturday 11th November and some seats are available. The coach will leave the Ship Inn, Llantwit Fardre at 07.30am and will return there at approx 8pm. Coach cost is 10 per head, museum admission is 12 If you're interested in going then please email Dave Harrison asap.

13th October

New bike for sale in the Bar, also a collapsible trailer.

10th October

The film show last night did not draw too many members out, but it seemed well received by those that were there. Report of the IOW Scurry now in the Library.

4th October

Latest HQ Newsletter now on the above button. Film show next Monday - and don't forget the Xmas dinner menu which can be seen and downloaded from further down this page.

3rd October

Did you know - MOT exemption to be extended?

The Department for Transport announced in September that vehicles(cars and motorcycles, not commercials) first registered over 40 years ago will be exempt from MOT testing in the future. Currently, vehicles built or first registered before 1960 are already exempt from MOT testing. However, the Department for Transport has now agreed that any vehicle constructed or first registered over 40 years ago will now be exempt from an MOT on a rolling basis, following a successful consultation into reforming the roadworthiness test. The changes will come into effect from 20 May 2018.

So not only will our 40 year old bikes be tax exempt, but will also be MOT exempt from next May 20th - and it continues on a rolling year by year basis. My Morini goes for it's last MOT on Thursday - hooray.

20th September
Report and photos from the Saundersfoot weekend now on the Reports page in the Lounge. Also the latest, and last, Cotswold Section newsletter from Reg Eyre now on the above button.

18th September

Barry has sent a note through as a reminder of the "Distinguished Gentlemans Ride."
 If anyone is interested in taking part in this event, be at Robert Bevans Showroom, in Hadfield Road
at 9.15am Sun 24th Sept (next Sun) You can use any bike you wish. Barry C

11th September

Cornwall week report now in the Library and a few photos and notes on the Vale of Glam event on the Reports page.

8th September

Latest CMB magazine on the above button - guess who has his photo in it? I'm about to start converting the rest of the website so as to make it more mobile/tablet friendly.

4th September

Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter now on the button above, also some notes and photos from the Anglo-Dutch trial are now in the Library.

29th August
Wednesday evening rideout to the Rose and Crown at Eglwsilan tomorrow evening. Howard has checked at the pub and it opens at 6.30pm with food being served at 7pm onwards.

28th August

A few photos and notes from the "Remember the Dragon Tour" run on Sunday the 27th, now on the reports page.

25th August

Maybe a bit early but the Xmas dinner is scheduled for the 18th December - menu form here - please get them in early.

24th August

Some more photos added to the Reports page in the Lounge for the Chairmans run.

15th August

Sorry to say that the Fish & Chip run last night was a bit of a washout due to the lousy weather. However we did have 20 people turn up at the club with 17 sitting down to a good plateful of F&C. We could have done with a few more, as we had estimated 25 to the caterer. Bob J's fish was the size of a whale, which caused a goodly amount of laughter. John and Mary handed out a quiz which was won by 'the winning team'. All a good bit of fun - big thanks to Mary for preparing the questions. VOG entries needed, plus two volunteers to help.

11th August

Latest HQ newsletter on the button above - don't forget the invite to the Cardiff Yacht club tomorrow - arrive from 10am onwards. It promise's to be good day and our bikes will be displayed in front of the clubhouse. Details on the club calendar in the Lounge.

7th August

Some notes on the Chairman's run now on the reports page in the Lounge - thanks to Rob for the photos and some of the write-up, plus the little elf for the folk-lore warning. Now, I bet you're interested enough to have a read.