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(Section Diamond Jubilee year - formed in April 1961)

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10th May
Apologies for being inactive for the past few weeks, all down to me struggling with aging eyesight, which is now getting sorted.
The Relay rally is not to be run this year and as a replacement a "Way Point Rally" has been formulated. Details can be found in this download.
At this point in time we are awaiting news of the Llanharry club re-opening so that we can continue with our Monday meetings. An announcement will be made here as soon as possible. The first meeting will, no doubt, include the forming up of a riding calendar for the rest of 2021, so please make an effort to attend.
Interestingly the VMCC is setting up a members only insurance scheme - due to start in August.
Latest CMB magazine is now on the above button.

19th April
The MC have issued a paper as a response to the recent consultation and it looks as if many issues have been listened to. I must say that the paper is most encouraging and, hopefully, the way forward. If you'd like a copy just email me and I'll forward one.
If you used to enjoy the Dragon Tour, check out the advert in the March journal for 'Val's weekend'. The event is based in Llandrindod Wells and with any luck, Jean and I shall be going. Two nights in a hotel - ring me if you want some details. Camping has been arranged at Disserth camping and caravan park. New CMB magazine on the above button.

24th March
Some new rules for number plates are to be introduced. Up until now, if you had a vehicle registered with a taxation class of Historic, you could use black and white number plates. That situation is changing and only Historic Class vehicle first registered prior to 1980 have the right to use black and white number plates. So, if your Historic class vehicle was first registered after the 1st Jan 1980 - you must use the yellow /white plates.

12 March
New bike for sale in the bar - it's listed on Ebay, so follow the link.

20th February
All 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.

6th February
I've just been informed that the Chairman, Bob Clark, has resigned and left the club. His resignation letter is quite lengthy and his final paragraph states:
The Clubís 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 Clubís 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.

I 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.

20th January
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.

14th January
Sorry to say that Dave Danielson passed away this morning in hospital. Condolences to Gina and the family.

12th January
New For Sale and wanted in the Bar

9th January
The 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.

7th January
Details 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.