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: Issue 2 - here
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REGS AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON THE EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE
MONDAY EVENING MEETINGS RE-COMMENCE ON THE 24TH AUGUST AT THE LLANHARRY CLUB
Latest CMB newsletter now on the above button
We ran the Roof of Wales run, organised by Geoff H and were joined by a
few from the West South Wales Section. Some notes and photos on the Reports page in the
Lounge. Dont' forget that our fortnightly Monday meetings commence on
the 24th at the Llanharry club - see you there.
Childs off road bike for sale in the bar.
been informed that the Llanharry club has re-opened after a deep clean
and re-decoration, consequently the section committee have decide to
re-commence our Monday evening meetings, as from the 24th August. If
you are able, please come along and join us, as there will, no doubt,
be some discussion regarding the format of our future calendar. If you
feel unsafe in attending on the 24th, then please keep an eye on this
web page for announcments. We do look forward to seeing you in the
The second HQ button above contains some comments on the minutes of the
the directors and the Area reps, along with the President. The minutes
of the meeting can be found in the Members Area of the main HQ website.
At the time of writing this, access is not available to that area and
has not been for three days now.
Two LE Velocettes and spares for sale in the bar.
have been quite a few interpretations regarding MOT's that have been
extended due to the Covid-19 situation. The extention applies to all
MOT's that were due for renewal after the 31st March 2020. It's best to
ignore all the experts and just click this link
and put in your reg number - you'll then get the exact date by which
you need to sort an MOT. Further down the page there is past
results, passes and fails, and that can make interesting
I'm told that the Cornwall week next year is arranged for the 4th -
I attended the funeral of my brother John, who, some of you do know. I
now have the job of disposing of the contents of his workshop
etc. Some items have been posted in the 'for sale' in the Bar.
I shall be visiting Swindon this coming Sunday, the 5th, so if you're
interested in anything, apart from his bikes, which are spoken for,
please let me know and I can bring it back to
Sth Wales in my van.
Currently, the VMCC membership fee is £37 and it is to increase to £40
from the 1st
July. However, if you pay by Direct Debit you will get a £2 discount
and if you provide an email address then you will get another £1
discount. Family membership will, however, increase from £8 to £10. So,
please make sure that you have an email address registered with HQ and
also that you are to pay by Direct Debit.
The HQ section secretaries newsletters have ceased being issued since
the last one in January 2020. They have been replaced with a mid-month
Bulletin in a format that precludes it being easy to post on the
website. I have complained about this and have been waiting for a call
from Mario Costa Sa to discuss the matter, since the 9th April. A
second of these Bulletins
has now arrived and it contains the following statement:
Bulletin isnít intended for distribution to Section members"
would normally post HQ communications in order to keep members informed
of what is happening - meanwhile I have posted, on the VMCCHQ button
above, some communications regarding HQ.
Sorry to say that the Cornwall week in September, has been
There's a wanted ad in the Bar
for a bike trailer. Please contact Robin if you can help.
I've now found the Cotswold newsletter number 9 and have also added the
final one, number 11, above. Enjoy the reading.
funeral for Les Nicholas is to take place at Coychurch Crematorium at
3-3.15 on Monday 15th June. We are asked if some bikes could be
assembled at the crematorium. If you can make it then please arrive
been informed that the Isle of Wight have cancelled their September
Scurry for this year. The only event that may happen is the Cornish
week in September - fingers crossed. Saundersfoot is still in abeyance
and we need to decide on our running of the Vale of Glamorgan event in
September. I really do hope that the whole year will not be a wash-out,
but these events need hotels and cafes to be open and that could be the
nail in the coffin, so to speak.
constantly being reminded that our web hosting is reaching it's max in
order that the website can run efficiently. So, the time has come to
start to cut some of the website - gone are four of the 2009
reports and two from 2010. HAS ANYONE ANY COMMENTS? Otherwise, I shall
continue to strip back some of the older reports.
newsletter 10 is above, issue 9 was not of use for us, as it was a
scatter rally instructions for an event around Evesham - not a lot that
we coul do with that.
Issue 8 of the Cotswold section newsletter is available above.
I have to report that Les Nicholas passed away last Thursday evening.
It was not due to the Covid Virus and he went to bed that evening and
when his wife followed him an hour later she found that he had died.
Issue 7 of the Cotswold section newsletter can be found above.
Issue 6 of the Cotswold section 'Covid' newsletter now available above.
I've just been informed that Geoff Thomas lost his wife Milly to
Coronavirus on the 6th May. Deepest sympathies to Geoff.
5 of the Cotswold section 'Covid' newsletter is now available above.
Reg tells me that he has enough material for one more issue.
Latest edition of the CMB magazine now on the above button.
Edition 4 of the Cotswold Section 'Covid-19' newsletter now available
by clicking the link above.
If you've had a go at the virtual Felix Burke trial, as laid out in the
Cotswold Newsletters above - I have another similar virtual
event document, covering:
Rivers & Canals
A selection of
places to visit along the Gloucestershire rivers &
No clues to find, just enjoy the countryside you go through to visit
Try a virtual challenge during lockdown.
you fancy a go, just send me an email and I
shall forward a copy.
A bit more light reading from Reg Eyre in the form of his Cotswold
Covid newsletter 3 - in the above list.
Watkins joined the VMCC over 50 years ago and was admitted to hospital
last Sunday with Covid-19. Sadly, I have to report that John passed
away yesterday(Wednesday the 8th).