and website changes
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Xmas dinner menu downloadable here
Latest CMB newsletter now on the button above.
J has sent me some information from an organisation that intends to run
a road race meeting on the Eppynt circuit in 2018. Up until this year
it required an Act of Parliament to suspend the Road Traffic acts and
close a road for motorsports use, but that restriction has been lifted
as from 10th April 2017. Have a look at the new organisations webpage here
when you get a chance. If you scroll down the page you'll note that the
organisation has pinched Geoff Thomas's article on Eppynt from our
website without asking. Geoff's article is in the Library.
Short You tube of the Eppynt circuit by Steve Plater - here
Some notes and photos of the handing over of our charity cheque to the
Wales Air Ambulance now on the reports
page in the Lounge.
our last committee meeting when we attempted to fix our dates for 2018
we discussed the Boxing Day and New Years day runs. The committee felt
that these rides would be better if they did not take place on Boxing
day and New Years day due to family commitments etc, so we agreed to
hold these runs on the Day after Boxing day and the Day after New Years
day. The Lamb and Flag in Wick has not been very welcoming for the past
few years so the venue has been changed to the Red Lion in Bonvilston.
We have made arrangements with the pub and are assured that food will
be available for those that want it - please let the committee know so
that we can warn the pub. The Victoria Inn in Sigingstone is to be the
venue for the Day after New years day meet. 12 noon onwards at each
pub. Details on the Events
Calendar in the Lounge. Any changes will be made there over
the next few weeks and other events will be added as we firm them up.
We had an excellent Charity Auction last
night and raised a record £528 for charity. Well done to all those that
attended and dug deep into their pockets. Thanks to Rob, John, Jean and
Carol for running things.
Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter from HQ is now on the button
Please don't forget the Charity Auction next Monday evening. Bring all
you can for our auction for charity. We also need your menu forms for
the Xmas Dinner and will have some blank ones on Monday.
The VMCC have announced that the 1000 bikes weekend has been
resurrected and will be held on the 7/8th July 2018, Click the flyer
below for details.
The final part of Bruce and Di's escapades in the Western
Region Road Trials Championship,
now in the Library in the Features section. Don't forget the Charity
Auction on the 8th November - with Rob Jones as the resident Auctioneer.
South Wales Sunbeam Motorcycle Club are running a coach trip to the
Bovington Tank Museum on Saturday 11th November and some seats are
available. The coach will leave the Ship Inn, Llantwit Fardre at
07.30am and will return there at approx 8pm. Coach cost is £10 per
head, museum admission is £12 If you're interested in going then please
New bike for sale in the Bar, also a collapsible trailer.
The film show last night did not draw too many members out, but it
seemed well received by those that were there. Report of the IOW
Scurry now in the Library.
HQ Newsletter now on the above button. Film show next Monday - and
don't forget the Xmas dinner menu which can be seen and downloaded from
further down this page.
Did you know - MOT exemption to be extended?
Department for Transport announced in September that vehicles(cars and
motorcycles, not commercials) first registered over 40 years ago will
from MOT testing in the future. Currently, vehicles built or first
registered before 1960 are
already exempt from MOT testing. However, the Department for Transport
has now agreed that any vehicle constructed or first
registered over 40 years ago will now be exempt from an MOT
on a rolling basis, following a successful consultation into reforming
the roadworthiness test. The changes will come into effect from 20 May
So not only will our 40 year old bikes be tax exempt, but
will also be MOT exempt from next May 20th - and it continues on a
rolling year by year basis. My Morini goes for it's last MOT on
Thursday - hooray.
Report and photos from the Saundersfoot weekend now on the Reports page in the
Lounge. Also the latest, and last, Cotswold Section newsletter from Reg
Eyre now on the above button.
Barry has sent a note through as a reminder of the "Distinguished
If anyone is interested in taking part in this event, be at
Robert Bevans Showroom, in Hadfield Road
at 9.15am Sun 24th Sept (next Sun) You can use any bike you wish. Barry
week report now in the Library and a few photos and notes on
the Vale of Glam event on the Reports
CMB magazine on the above button - guess who has his photo in it? I'm
about to start converting the rest of the website so as to make it more
Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter now on the button above, also
some notes and photos from the Anglo-Dutch
trial are now in the Library.
evening rideout to the Rose and Crown at Eglwsilan tomorrow evening.
Howard has checked at the pub and it opens at 6.30pm with food being
served at 7pm onwards.
A few photos and notes from the "Remember the Dragon Tour" run on
Sunday the 27th, now on the reports
Maybe a bit early but the Xmas dinner is scheduled for the 18th
December - menu form here - please get them in early.
Some more photos added to the Reports
page in the Lounge for the Chairmans run.
to say that the Fish & Chip run last night was a bit of a
due to the lousy weather. However we did have 20 people turn up at the
club with 17 sitting down to a good plateful of F&C.
have done with a few more, as we had estimated 25 to the
caterer. Bob J's fish was the size of a whale, which caused a
goodly amount of laughter. John and Mary handed out a quiz which was
won by 'the winning team'. All a good bit of fun - big thanks to Mary
for preparing the questions. VOG
entries needed, plus two volunteers to help.
HQ newsletter on the button above - don't forget the invite to the
Cardiff Yacht club tomorrow - arrive from 10am onwards. It promise's to
be good day and our bikes will be displayed in front of the clubhouse.
Details on the club
calendar in the Lounge.
Some notes on the Chairman's run now on the reports page
in the Lounge - thanks to Rob for the photos and some of the write-up,
plus the little elf for the folk-lore warning. Now, I bet
interested enough to have a read.