Notices and website changes
(Section Diamond Jubilee year - formed in April 1961)

Latest Newsletters from:

30th July
Vale of Glam Regs and entry details are now at the bottom of the events Calendar page, along with the same for the Saundersfoot run, which is a one day event this year with no evening dinner.

28th July
The 'Fish & Chip run' food at the Llanharry club is confirmed at 8.50 per head. If you didn't put your name down during last Mondays meeting and decide that you'd like to come and partake, then please email as soon as you can. So far we have 15 booked. Money will be collected on the night. Don't forget the Chairmans run the day before on the 8th August.

27th July
Some more bikes for sale in the Bar.

27th July
19 attended last nights meeting when orders were taken for the Fish & Chip run in two weeks time on the 9th August. If any more wish to order F&C then please email us quickly. The start of the F&C run will be from the 'old' cafe on Cowbridge Common and the run will be led by Bob J, to end up back at the club where the food will be.
Recently, the July Section Bulletin from HQ has arrived.  What a shame that some of the links do not work properly and that the new "comprehensive membership brochure" cannot be found. There seems to be rather a lot of 'consultations', some easily found, other hidden away. It is concerning as to what these 'consultations' will be used for. One in particular asks for opinion on how good the Area Reps and the President  are at communicating. I wonder as to just what use that information will be put to. Have a read here.

13th July
Rob J's adventures in Scarborough along with a few photos are now on the Reports Page.
Next meeting on Monday evening the 26th will see us collecting names for the following Fish and Chip run on the 9th August. The run will be led by Bob J and will start at 7pm from the old cafe on Cowbridge common.

12th July
Some photos and notes on the Follow the Velo run are now on the Reports page in the Lounge.

1st July
We had 8 members turn up at last nights ride-out - next event is the "Follow the Velo run" on the 11th followed by a club noggin and Natter evening the following day. It has been decided to cancel the "Roof Top of Wales" run on the 18th, mainly due to the organising of the food etc.
We've been informed that the Worcester section are organising a run to the Baffle Haus Cafe on the A4042, arriving there around 1pm. So, if you fancy a ride it's happening on the 15th July.

29th June
Our next event is tomorrow evening and is a ride out to meet at the 'Y Maerun' pub in Marshfield - get there from 6.30pm onwards. The pub kitchen is open for food and you can eat inside or outside. Then on Sunday the 11th, we have the 'Follow the Velo run' - Rob has everything in place and there will be a light refreshment stop on route. Start, 10.30am as usual, from the Caerphilly Mountain Cafe. Next club night on the 12th is a noggin and natter.

18th June
Geoff H reports that the Steel Horse pub has now permanently closed, whilst a new motorcycle friendly cafe, called the Baffle Haus, has opened on the A4042, Abergavenny to Pontypool road about 2 miles south of Llanover. They serve some excellent food.

15th June
Last nights bring a bike night saw some 8 bikes turn out - less than a third of our usual number, but still good to see. Report and some photos on the reports page in the Lounge.

31st May
The meeting tonight saw an attendance of 8 members and we discussed our future events. Due to the fact that things are pretty fluid regarding the lockdown and the possible covid re-surgence we thought it best to not look too far ahead atthis point in time. So - the next event will be on Monday 14th and it is "BRING A BIKE NIGHT", Howard and Carol will be running it and we hope for a really good turn out please. Come back to this page for the next event announcement.

15th May
We are now able to commence our Monday evening meetings and the next suitable one, according to our calendar is on the 31st May.

However, we are going to hold an additional meeting on Monday 24th May.

Please make an effort to attend on the 31st and, if you can, the 24th, as we need to decide on the calendar of meetings and runs for the rest of the year. Start 07.30pm, as usual and don't forget to bring a mask with you and also to observe social distancing as much as possible.

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.