and website changes
Latest Newsletters from:
REGS AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON THE EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE
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).
Section Secretaries newsletter is now on the above button. Things seem
to have changed at HQ and the information is now being sent in a
different way, which is not easy to disseminate to you. So there may
well be no more information posted as a stand alone document in future.
The latest CMB magazine is also on the appropriate button above.
Eyre has resurrected the Cotswold Section Newsletter - and has
produced two editions quite quickly, and both editions are on the above
have advised that the Banbury run date has moved from the 31st May to
the 16th August - thank goodness someone is thinking in a bit more of a
HQ have issued advice that section activity should be
suspended and have stated the following:
Section meetings should be suspended;
Club should not attend shows and suchlike;
that involve a substantial amount of on-the-day organisation, and thus
between participants and people such as marshals, sign-on staff or
should be postponed or cancelled;
formal or social runs may take place at the Section Committee’s
should not include pre-run gatherings or stops at cafes, public houses
suchlike: if that is not practicable, the event should be postponed or
View the full HQ advice here.
Consequently, our activities are now suspended until further notice. If
the section committee deem that an event can take place then it will be
noted on the club calendar. Please watch this page and the Calendar
The talk by Peter Benger on the 20th April has been postponed
NOTE THAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE CURRY & QUIZ NIGHT
UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR.
CHEDDAR WEEKEND HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED, LIKEWISE THE TRIP TO VISIT
IRELAND WITH THE WEST SOUTH WALES SECTION.
THINGS SEEM TO BE PRETTY FLUID REGARDING MEETINGS, SO CHECK BACK HERE
FROM TIME TO TIME PLEASE AND KEEP AN EYE ON OUR EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE.
Please note that the start venue for the Spring Run is now the
Llanharry Club - Bob will lead us off at 10.30am.
The full Gwent section calendar is at the foot of the Events Calendar page,
in the Lounge.
Some notes on the St David's Day run are now on the Reports page.
Next run is the Spring Run on the 29th, note that the start
now from the Llanharry club and not the Mountain cafe, as previously
Section Secretaries Newsletter now on the above HQ button - plus the
latest CMB newsletter, again on the above button. The St David's day run
took place, I believe and that four bikes turned out.
The date of the Historic Tour has had to be changed on the calendar list. Note
that any dates that have been changed are in bold on the list.
Latest section secretaries newsletter from HQ now on the above button.
Cornwall week entry forms are now on the calendar page.
have had contact with Bob Clark, the club Chairman, regarding the AGM,
proxy voting and the letter that accompanied the voting papers. The
letter is slightly confusing, as it states that proxy votes will be
abstained, and that, in my book, means that anything that I put on my
voting form will not be counted.
So, to put matters straight, if
you look at the voting form, then you will see that there are four
options for each proposal. If you select "for", "against" or
"abstain" and then appoint the Chairman as your proxy, then your votes will
be counted. Bob has stated that it is the fourth option of "proxy" that
he will abstain on. If you tick the "proxy" box on the form then that
gives the vote to Bob himself to decide and that vote Bob will now
The funeral for Lyn Merrick has been arranged for Tuesday the 18th
February at Coychurch crematorium for 3pm.
just received the papers and proxy voting form for the AGM and am
disappointed to note that the Chairman is not prepared to cast proxy
votes and will abstain them all - due, he says, to what happened last
year when a proxy vote block made a big difference to the outcome of a
particular motion. Whilst the Chairman is welcome to his opinion, he
should not declare that other members views should be ignored, just
because a vote went against his opinion. For the first time as a member
of the club I shall not bother to vote or attend the AGM.
Regs for the cheddar weekend are now available on the calendar page.
Latest CMB magazine also on the above button.
of the West South Wales section visit to Tipperary for their twinning
weekend with the Leinster Classic club, now on the calendar page. You
need to be quick if you'd like to come, talk to myself, Howard or Rob.
I have to report that Pete M lost his wife Lyn earlier this week.
Sincere condolences to Peter. I shall list funeral details here,
Honda CX500 wanted - contact details in the Bar.
Please note the change of the date for the BBQ.
Moved from the 13th July to the 29th June.
Some notes from the AGM are now on the reports page. There
is also a re-vamped events
calendar page, plus the latest section secretaries newsletter
on the above button.
Report and photos of the Christmas dinner and prize giving are now on
the Reports page
in the lounge. Don't forget the ride out to the Red Lion for the "day
after Boxing day run", plus the ride out to the Victoria Inn for the
"day after New Years Day run". Advance notice of our AGM on the 13th
January, we need a volunteer to take on writing and emailing the
Section notes, plus two committee members as Geoff H and John F are
both not standing again. Big thanks to Geoff and John for all that they
have done for the Section.
Just think - the nights will be drawing out after the 21st - start
thinking of next years rides:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.