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10th October
Report on the Isle of Wight Scurry is now in the Library under features.

9th October
Report on Saundersfoot weekend now in the Library under features.
Latest HQ secretaries newsletter now on the button above, along with the latest CMB newsletter.
Banbury date for 2020 is 31st May - moved from the third Sunday in June, as that is father's day and the idea is to attract younger members who feel unable to ride Banbury, when they feel that they need to spend time with their fathers.

19th September
Some photos and notes from the recent Vale of Glamorgan event are now on the Reports page.

17th September
Cornwall week report now in the Library under features.
First Xmas dinner booking has come in - please don't forget.
I've just received an email from David Sheppard who tells me that his father Roger Sheppard has passed away. Roger was the Section Treasurer from 1972 to 1977 when he and his family moved to East Anglia. David now has his father's Douglas Mk4 and 1951 BSA Bantam.

2nd September
Latest VMCC Section Secretaries newsletter now on the above button. The end of this week is the last call for entries for the Vale of Glamorgan road event, do let Rob know if you intend to ride. Regs available on the above link to events calendar. Sad news recently is the death of Bob Fisher, the leading light in the West Wilts section and Midland area rep. Bob supported the Dragon Tour through many years and was renowned as the conductor during the sing along nights that we had.

26th August
A few pics from the Gloucester Classic Retro from last Saturday are now on the Reports Page.

16th August
Latest VMCC Section Secretaries newsletter now on the above button.

10th August
Vale of Glam event on the 15th September - regs posted on the bottom of the Events Calendar page in the Lounge. Please enter early as the organisers will be in Cornwall the week immediately before the event.

31st July
Latest CMB magazine on the above button

29th July
Report on the Fish & Chip run now on the Reports page in the Lounge

26th July
New bike for sale in the Bar

22nd July
Report on the Historic Tour now on the Reports page in the Lounge.
Next Monday meeting on the 29th is the Fish & Chip run, 7pm from outside the Mughal Emperor restaurant on Cowbridge Common. Food is organised at Mansel's chippy Trecco bay, Porthcawl. Parking for the bikes is arranged and all that is needed is to turn left in front of the chippy, between that and the outdoor tables, and park in the area behind, which has plenty of hard standing. Three-wheelers can park on the grass area in the car park opposite for free.

20th July
A short story titled "Three men in a boat" now on the articles page in the Library - curious? follow the link and have a bed time read.

16th July
Follow the Velo run report and photos now on the Reports page in the Lounge.

12th July
New Spanish site for downloading manuals etc has been added to the Technical info page in the Library - scroll down and find it linked as "Various makes". If anyone spots any broken links - please let me know, so that I can fix them.

8th July
There seems to be a certain amount of confusion over 'recovery' insurance which is included in most old bike insurance policies. It would appear that some recovery providers are refusing to attend if your bike does not have an MOT, Green Flag being one such company. However, Green Flag have since changed their minds and have now stated that they will attend a breakdown for a vehicle that is MOT exempt. Footman James have also stated that anyone with one of their policies is covered. It seems that it's best to check what cover you have - just to be sure.

6th July
Another Director resigns - Raymond Albeson from Scotland has recently stated:
With the resignation of Geoff McGladdery as Chairman I believe we have lost the only person who would have been capable of driving through the changes necessary to address the Club's problems .... I feel that I cannot continue as a Board Member
One has to wonder just what are "the Club's problems", that only Geoff McGladdery could fix.
Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter is now on the VMCC HQ button above.

3rd July
Christmas is coming - well, I know it's a bit early but we have the menu for our Xmas dinner on the 16th Dec and the menu can be seen here. The Club has a new caterer this year and I'm told his dinners so far have been well up to standard. I shall get the order forms out a bit later in the year.

2nd July
A couple of photos of the BBQ are now on the reports page in the Lounge.
I've just heard that the Club Chairman, Geoff McGladdery, has resigned the Chair and his directorship - stating on Facebook:
It is with great regret that, I have tendered my resignation from the role as a director of the VMCC and thus as Chairman of the Board. I stood for the post with high hopes, supported by a detailed manifesto (the 3 year plan). It is becoming increasingly clear that I will not be able to achieve much of that manifesto as I have been unable to win the trust and backing of the Board and key staff members.

23rd June
Rob is sending daily reports and some pics from Scarborough - have a read on the 2019 Scarborough page in the Library. I hope to add Rob's photos and notes as I get them.

17th June
Some notes and a few photos from bring a bike night - now on the Reports page

16th June
Some notes and a few pictures from the Banbury Run are now on the Reports page in the Lounge.
Bring a bike night this evening.
Next meeting on the 1st July is the BBQ - please do make an effort to come and bring wives, girlfriends etc - there'll be plenty to eat.

10th June
New HQ newsletter on the above button.
Report on the Dare Valley Park Gathering and the Seaside run are now on the Reports page in the Lounge.

4th June
Two new bikes for sale in the Bar.

3rd June
Last Wednesdays ride out to the Victoria Inn took place on an evening when the weather was not at all nice, still some 8 people managed to make it ok.
We've just returned home from Aberystwyth and the Irish/Welsh weekend, It was not without incident and Howard and Carol had to have their Lomax recovered after it blew a plug out at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. That evening during the gala dinner saw Howard taken to hospital with some worrying symptoms. He was discharged at 5.30am on the Sunday but had to be taken back in a few hours later. Howard and Carol are now home ok and H is recovering after the hospital diagnosed his problem on the second visit, all caused by a complicated list of ailments.
Meeting tonight - Seaside run entries are still needed - don't forget the Gathering next Saturday at the Dare Valley Country Park - 12 noon for a meet up.
New CMB magazine on the above button.

29th May
This evening's ride out is to the Victoria Inn, Siginstone and the weather looks pretty dismal, so do come in your cars.
On clearing out some stuff - covers everything does that word - I came across one of the monthly newsletters that Bruce used to write when he was the Chairman , have a read, if you fancy, it's the third one and is from April 1988. 31 years ago now and it seems like only yesterday. Just click the link.

20th May
Geoff H is to give his Malcolm Uphill talk at the Caerphilly Rugby Club on the 11th June - so if you missed it the last time or wish to hear it again, then put the date in your diary. Information here. Don't forget our 'bring and buy' in the car park this evening.

13th May
Latest CMB magazine is now on the above button.

9th May
A new facility from the DVLA - You can now print off your MOT certificates - all you need is the reg number and 11 digit number from the V5C. I'm not sure how far back you can go, but it's now easy to replace a 'lost' certificate. Not forgetting being able to see what advisories there have been on your latest acquisition over the years.

4th May
I.O.W. Scurry entry details are now at the bottom of the events calendar page.

29th April
There's a You-Tube Saundersfoot 2018 video here - about 15 minutes long.

25th April
Anyone interested in acquiring a Lomax? Details(as they arrive) on the For Sale page in the bar.

16th April
Latest HQ newsletter on the button above. Picture of Geoff and Kevin who won trophies at the Llanishen bike show last weekend now on the reports page.

14th April
I've been in formed that whilst out on a ride with the moped group on Friday, Barry Cooksley came off his bike near Ogmore and suffered concussion. He was treated on site by a trainee paramedic and then air-lifted to the Heath hospital. Currently, Barry is in an induced coma having suffered a bleed on the brain and several broken ribs. I'm sure that we all wish Barry well and I will add information here as and when I get it.

10th April
Seaside run regs, Cotswold touring week regs and Cotswold signpost rally regs are now at the bottom of the the Events calendar page.
We were treated to a very interesting talk on Perry making at the club last Monday, thanks to Dr Mike Penny, who brought along a couple of bottles for tasting purposes.
Finally, a reminder for the Llanishen Bike Show this coming weekend.

7th April
It would appear that Bruce's 3rd place in the PV class during the Cheddar weekend was incorrect as Bob Ashwin had his bike incorrectly listed as 1956, yet it was really 1936, so Bob pipped our Bruce for the 3rd place.

5th April
Cheddar weekend trial. Well done to Bruce for making third in the PV class. Also the latest CMB magazine on the above button. as well as the Saundersfoot regs and entry form now on the bottom of the  events calendar page.