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The Gwent section 2018 events calendar has now been added to the section events calendar page
Entry form and regs for the Cotswold Section Felix Burke weekend and Navigational scatter trial are now on the Calendar page at the bottom.
The New Year is now with us and the nights are getting lighter - honest
they are, and spring will be with us in no time so start making plans
for all the riding that you're going to do this year.
I now have to start thinning out the website, as it's filling up to the
point where performance will degrade. So, I've removed the old archived
annual reports for 2009 to 2016. Whilst they cannot be found
on the website any more, I shall retain them in an archive of 'old'
pages on my computer. If you want to see, just let me know and I can
sort that out for you. From now on all I intend to keep is the current
and previous years reports, found in the Lounge - link above.
Probably the last notice for the year - a few photos of the Red Lion
Meet on the 27th are on the 2017 reports
page. Thanks to Rob J for the photos.
Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter from HQ is now on the button
Some notes and photos from the Xmas dinner last night are now on the 2017 Reports page.
Christmas everyone - it seems to have sneaked up on me this year and I
haven't dressed the website up with some festivity, apologies for that.
See you at noon at the Red Lion, on the A48, Bonvilston, on Wednesday
the 27th for the 'day after boxing day meet'.
We have 54 for the Xmas dinner next Monday - see you there.
Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter is now on the VMCC
HQ button above.
to say that I only found out yesterday that one of our long standing
members had passed away. David Jones, who lived in Pentyrch died last
year. We had been wondering how he was as we hadn't seen David for some
time. It seems that he went into hospital for a small procedure and
died in the night. David hadn't been out on his BMW for many a
year, but he always kept the bike MOT'd and taxed in his garage. I
spoke to his widow Mary and extended our condolences.
Latest CMB magazine on the button above
For 2018 we've firmed up on the venues for the Wednesday
rideouts - Last Wednesday of the month.
25th April - The Black Cock, Caerphilly Mountain
30th May - Victoria Inn, Sigingstone
27th June - Y Maerun, Marshfield
25th July - Red Lion, A48 Bonvilston
29th August - Creigiau Inn, Creigiau
26th September - Farmers Arms, Aberthin
In each case we meet there at 7pm, with good food being
available for those that want it.
Please don't forget that the rides over the festive season are on the
The Boxing day ride out on the day after - 27th December, The Red Lion,
on the A48 at Bonvilston
The New Years day ride out on the day after - 2nd January, The Victoria
Latest, and last Reg Eyre edited, Cotswold section newsletter
on the button above.
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 2017 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.