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REGS AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON THE EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE.
members have recently been sent a survey voting form with several
options on the way forward for the club. A strategic response to that
survey has been compiled by a number of 'long standing' members and it
may help you in making a decision on whether to return the survey form
or not - I haven't. The response document can be seen here.
just been informed that the Chairman, Bob Clark, has resigned and left
the club. His resignation letter is quite lengthy and his final
The Club’s members will want to know why the Chair resigned.
Perhaps the good guys amongst those reading this message will win out
over the bad ones and ensure members get to know the truth. I
have resigned because I have had enough. I stand bloodied and bowed, my
spirit utterly broken by the vile-ness of the organisation I idolised
for decades. The Club’s future is partly now once again in the hands of
the old guard, those who failed before.
And it is partly in the hands of those who stand on the sidelines
shouting instructions, but who run a mile when asked to take on work and
responsibility. To the many of you at Section level who are decent
people joined by a love of old bikes, I salute you
and hope for your future in the hands of the blockers, the wreckers,
the critics and the accusers who now hold power within the Club. Stay
well, and safe riding.
must say that I object to the statement about the club being "in the
hands of the old guard, those who failed before". I sat on the
committee for 14 years and reckon that I did a good job.
Recently the Management Committee have put out a bulletin
on the future of the club and where it should go. I circulated the
paper to our committee, who's opinion, after reading the document, was
that the current board couldn't run a bath, let alone the VMCC.
Do please have a read.
Since the circulation of the above, Roger Bibbings has penned a response,
and a number of high profile members have endorsed the letter.
Whilst my name is not attached, due to the fact that I was not
given the opportunity, I would have happily added my name, although I
do feel that the response is rather passive.
Sorry to say that Dave Danielson passed away this morning in hospital. Condolences to Gina and the family.
New For Sale and wanted in the Bar
funeral for Dilys Hopes is next Tuesday and attendance is family only.
Dave Danielsen was diagnosed with stomach cancer prior to Christmas and
is currently at home.
of the West South Wales Section visit to Ireland in June are now on
the calendar page - If you want any further information, please
contact, Bill, Howard or Rob.
sadlly, I've been informed that Johnny Thomas from the West Wales
Section passed away on the 27th. Not many would have
known John, but I have known him fairly well for nearly 60 years. We
have lost a real gent - condolences to Binks, Chris, Eirios and
I have just heard that Dilys, Terry Hopes' wife, has passed away in
hospital this morning from coronavirus. Condolences to Terry and the
just heard that one of our long standing members, John Humphries from
Barry, has passed away, aged 90, from coronavirus. We haven't seen John
for some years due to ill health, but I have managed to kept in touch
with him through emails. He owned a very rare Maico Typhoon scooter.
Condolences go to John's family from us all. The following rather
grainy photo shows John when he and Hugh Davies were manning our
display at the Pontir Bike show in 1986:
Merry Christmas to all our members, keep safe.
just received the latest Bulletin from HQ and it is quite lengthy and
contains some interesting information. If you fancy a bedtime read
simply send me an email and I will forward a copy to you. I have also uploaded to the HQ portal, the main events on our calendar - in hope!!
Sorry to say that Terry H's wife, Dilys, has been hospitalized with the Corona-virus.
A merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all. I trust that everyone is keeping well and avoiding the covid bug.
I've uploaded a Calendar page
in the hope that we can start our meetings and events as soon as is
possible, but please note that nothing will take place until a
notification is placed on the Calendar page.
website storage has now reached it's maximum and is slowing down, so in
order to ensure that it loads faster, I have removed some of the older
posts. There were quite a few going back to 2009. I've kept just the
past 3 years online. If anyone wants access to older pages for photos
etc, then I have retained all the copies and can forward them.
Apologies for anyone who has tried to contact me recently as our phone
line has been in and out of action for over two weeks, so only now am I
trying to catch up, as things seem to have stabilised at last.
I'm told that there were 21 bikes at Pete Newton's funeral, which went
Other news is that the NHS are taking over the Shepton Mallet, West of
England show ground from December until the 21st April. The Bristol
Classic Bike show has been tentatively pencilled in for July. The
Somerset Section Autojumble, normally in February, has also been
funeral is to take place at the Coychurch Crematorium on Thursday 12th
November at 1.30pm. We have been asked if we can attend on
where possible. The arrangements are to meet at Thunder Road
Motorcycles at 1pm, so that we can all ride together.
I've just heard that one of our members, Peter Newton has passed away:
The latest CMB magazine is now on the button above.
most will know there is a VMCC forum, for members to interact with each
other. Against my better judgement, I joined and found some of the
posts interesting, however, there was an atmosphere of "don't dare to
question the management" and I was rebuked for simply asking how many
redundancies were there to be at HQ. Today, I have received information
about a second forum that has been set up to be able to discuss the
management of the club in a more open manner - details here,
if you wish to join, just follow the link in the document.
DUE TO THE NEW LOCK DOWNS IN CAERPHILLY AND RCT, OUR MONDAY EVENING
MEETINGS ARE POSTPONED AT THE LLANHARRY CLUB.
THE RUN SCHEDULED FOR
THE 27th SEPTEMBER IS ALSO CANCELLED