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XMAS dinner menu and booking form here
REGS AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE
Report on the Isle of Wight Scurry is now in the Library under features.
Report on Saundersfoot weekend now in the Library under features.
Latest HQ secretaries newsletter now on the button above, along with the latest CMB newsletter.
date for 2020 is 31st May - moved from the third Sunday in June, as
that is father's day and the idea is to attract younger members who
feel unable to ride Banbury, when they feel that they need to spend
time with their fathers.
Some photos and notes from the recent Vale of Glamorgan event are now on the Reports page.
Cornwall week report now in the Library under features.
First Xmas dinner booking has come in - please don't forget.
just received an email from David Sheppard who tells me that his father
Roger Sheppard has passed away. Roger was the Section Treasurer from
1972 to 1977 when he and his family moved to East Anglia. David now has
his father's Douglas Mk4 and 1951 BSA Bantam.
VMCC Section Secretaries newsletter now on the above button. The end of
this week is the last call for entries for the Vale of Glamorgan road
event, do let Rob know if you intend to ride. Regs available on the
above link to events calendar. Sad news recently is the death of Bob
Fisher, the leading light in the West Wilts section and Midland area
rep. Bob supported the Dragon Tour through many years and was renowned
as the conductor during the sing along nights that we had.
A few pics from the Gloucester Classic Retro from last Saturday are now on the Reports Page.
Latest VMCC Section Secretaries newsletter now on the above button.
Vale of Glam event on the 15th September - regs posted on the bottom of the Events Calendar page in the Lounge. Please enter early as the organisers will be in Cornwall the week immediately before the event.
Latest CMB magazine on the above button
Report on the Fish & Chip run now on the Reports page in the Lounge
New bike for sale in the Bar
Report on the Historic Tour now on the Reports page in the Lounge.
Monday meeting on the 29th is the Fish & Chip run, 7pm from outside
the Mughal Emperor restaurant on Cowbridge Common. Food is organised at
Mansel's chippy Trecco bay, Porthcawl. Parking for the bikes is
arranged and all that is needed is to turn left in front of the
chippy, between that and the outdoor tables, and park in the area
behind, which has plenty of hard standing. Three-wheelers can park on
the grass area in the car park opposite for free.
A short story titled "Three men in a boat" now on the articles page in the Library - curious? follow the link and have a bed time read.
Follow the Velo run report and photos now on the Reports page in the Lounge.
New Spanish site for downloading manuals etc has been added to the Technical info page
in the Library - scroll down and find it linked as "Various makes". If
anyone spots any broken links - please let me know, so that I can fix
seems to be a certain amount of confusion over 'recovery' insurance
which is included in most old bike insurance policies. It would appear
that some recovery providers are refusing to attend if your bike does
not have an MOT, Green Flag being one such company. However, Green Flag
have since changed their minds and have now stated that they will
attend a breakdown for a vehicle that is MOT exempt. Footman James have
also stated that anyone with one of their policies is covered. It seems
that it's best to check what cover you have - just to be sure.
Another Director resigns - Raymond Albeson from Scotland has recently stated:
the resignation of Geoff McGladdery as Chairman I believe we have lost
the only person who would have been capable of driving through the
changes necessary to address the Club's problems .... I feel that I
cannot continue as a Board Member
One has to wonder just what are "the Club's problems", that only Geoff McGladdery could fix.
Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter is now on the VMCC HQ button above.
is coming - well, I know it's a bit early but we have the menu for our
Xmas dinner on the 16th Dec and the menu can be seen here.
The Club has a new caterer this year and I'm told his dinners so far
have been well up to standard. I shall get the order forms out a bit
later in the year.
A couple of photos of the BBQ are now on the reports page in the
I've just heard that the Club Chairman, Geoff McGladdery, has resigned
the Chair and his directorship - stating on Facebook:
is with great regret that, I have tendered my
resignation from the role as a director of the VMCC and thus as
Chairman of the
Board. I stood for the post with high hopes, supported by a detailed
(the 3 year plan). It is becoming increasingly clear that I will not be
achieve much of that manifesto as I have been unable to win the trust
backing of the Board and key staff members.
Rob is sending daily reports and some pics from Scarborough - have a
read on the 2019
Scarborough page in the Library. I hope to add Rob's photos
and notes as I get them.
Some notes and a few photos from bring a bike night - now on the Reports page
Some notes and a few pictures from the Banbury Run are now on the
Reports page in
Bring a bike night this evening.
meeting on the 1st July is the BBQ - please do make an effort to come
and bring wives, girlfriends etc - there'll be plenty to eat.
New HQ newsletter on the above button.
Report on the Dare Valley Park Gathering and the Seaside run are now on
the Reports page
in the Lounge.
Two new bikes for sale in the Bar.
Wednesdays ride out to the Victoria Inn took place on an evening when
the weather was not at all nice, still some 8 people managed
make it ok.
We've just returned home from Aberystwyth and the
Irish/Welsh weekend, It was not without incident and Howard and Carol
had to have their Lomax recovered after it blew a plug out at the Elan
Valley Visitor Centre. That evening during the gala dinner saw Howard
taken to hospital with some worrying symptoms. He was discharged at
5.30am on the Sunday but had to be taken back in a few hours later.
Howard and Carol are now home ok and H is recovering after the hospital
diagnosed his problem on the second visit, all caused by a complicated
list of ailments.
Meeting tonight - Seaside run entries are still
needed - don't forget the Gathering next Saturday at the Dare Valley
Country Park - 12 noon for a meet up.
New CMB magazine on the above button.
This evening's ride out is to the Victoria Inn, Siginstone and the
weather looks pretty dismal, so do come in your cars.
clearing out some stuff - covers everything does that word - I came
across one of the monthly newsletters that Bruce used to write when he
was the Chairman , have
if you fancy, it's the third one and is from April 1988. 31 years ago
now and it seems like only yesterday. Just click the link.
H is to give his Malcolm Uphill talk at the Caerphilly Rugby Club on
the 11th June - so if you missed it the last time or wish to hear it
again, then put the date in your diary. Information here.
Don't forget our 'bring and buy' in the car park this evening.
Latest CMB magazine is now on the above button.
new facility from the DVLA - You can now print off your MOT
certificates - all you need is the reg number and 11 digit number from
the V5C. I'm not sure how far back you can go, but it's now easy to
replace a 'lost' certificate. Not forgetting being able to see what
advisories there have been on your latest acquisition over the
I.O.W. Scurry entry details are now at the bottom of the events calendar page.
There's a You-Tube Saundersfoot 2018 video here
- about 15 minutes long.
Anyone interested in acquiring a Lomax? Details(as they arrive) on the
For Sale page in the bar.
HQ newsletter on the button above. Picture of Geoff and Kevin who won
trophies at the Llanishen bike show last weekend now on the reports page.
been in formed that whilst out on a ride with the moped group on
Friday, Barry Cooksley came off his bike near Ogmore and suffered
concussion. He was treated on site by a trainee paramedic and then
air-lifted to the Heath hospital. Currently, Barry is in an induced
coma having suffered a bleed on the brain and several broken ribs. I'm
sure that we all wish Barry well and I will add information here as and
when I get it.
Seaside run regs, Cotswold touring week regs and Cotswold signpost
rally regs are now at the bottom of the the Events calendar page.
were treated to a very interesting talk on Perry making at the club
last Monday, thanks to Dr Mike Penny, who brought along a couple of
bottles for tasting purposes.
Finally, a reminder for the Llanishen Bike Show
this coming weekend.
would appear that Bruce's 3rd place in the PV class during the Cheddar
weekend was incorrect as Bob Ashwin had his bike incorrectly listed as
1956, yet it was really 1936, so Bob pipped our Bruce for the 3rd place.
Cheddar weekend trial.
Well done to Bruce for making third in the PV class. Also the latest
CMB magazine on the above button. as well as the Saundersfoot regs and
entry form now on the bottom of the events calendar page.