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organiser of "The Girder Forks weekend" that was held in Builth this
year on the same weekend as our Vale of Glamorgan event had not
considered events in adjacent sections. I'm informed that he has again
decided to hold his event on the same date as us for next year, on the
second weekend in September. Consequently I have changed the date for
the Vale to the weekend prior, the 1st September.
a quick reminder that we have the Charity Auction tomorrow evening, the
13th. Please help make the evening a success and bring along something
to sell. Our very own Rob J will be the auctioneer.
Gosh, hasn't time gone since the last update. In the Lounge on the reports page
you'll find photos and notes on the Vale of Glam, Saundersfoot and the
Isle of Wight Scurry. I'd have loaded it all a while ago, but managed
to lose all the Saundersfoot and Scurry pictures. The last club night
was a film show and most said they enjoyed it . At our recent dates
meeting it was decided that the Wednesday evening ride-outs were not
very well supported, so it was agreed that we would change for next
year to Wednesday morning breakfast runs - venues yet to be decided.
Our Annual Dinner and prize giving is the be held after Christmas on
the 23rd January.
Wednesday evening ride out tomorrow to the Creigiau Inn - meet there
Some suggested exercise for our members aged over 60.
by standing comfortably on a level surface with plenty of room
both sides of you. With a 5lb potato bag in each hand, extend both arms
straight out from your sides and hold them there for as long as you
can. Try to hold for a full minute, then relax. Each day you'll find
that you can hold this strenuous position a little longer. After a
couple of weeks, or a fortnight (whichever is longer) move up
10lb potato bags. After more training and straining try 50lb potato
bags and eventually try to get where you can lift a 100lb potato bag in
each hand and hold your arms out straight for more than a full minute
(I'm at that level now). After you feel confident at that level - put a
potato in each bag.
After a discussion with Rob it has been decided to cancel the Follow
the Velo Run this Sunday, as the weather forecast is lousy.
We were lucky that the Chairmans run took place - there were some five
riders out on the event and they just missed the showers.
Morini has been found.
It wasn't very well hidden and just
goes to show the power of social media - where the tip off
regarding it's whereabouts came from.
Three new bikes for sale in the Bar
STOLEN FROM CAERPHILLY
1974 MOTO MORINI 3.5
Vale of Glam regs now available at the foot of the Calendar page.
The "Follow the Velo" run has been re-scheduled to the 13th August -
details on the Events calendar page, along with venue and start details
for the Chairman's Run on the 6th Aug.
checking the weather forecast it has been decided to postpone the
"Follow the Velo" run set for Sunday, as heavy showers are expected,
especially in the morning.
members assembled at the start for the Roof of Wales run last Sunday
and, due to the rainy weather, it was decided to call the run off and
save the routes for another day. The Follow the Velo run,
scheduled for this coming Sunday will start from the Caerphilly
Mountain Cafe at 10.30am, decisions will be made on the day, at the
start, as the weather forecasts look to be a bit iffy.
poor weather rained off the Fish & Chip run and most members
attended in their cars, with some 12 tucking into their F&C.
Sundays "Roof of Wales" run is led by Andy W, starting from the
Caerphilly Mountain Cafe at 10.30 and it will visit three of the
Castles in Monmouthshire under the stewardship of CADW. We last did a
similar run in 1992 when Ian Bone organised it. If you can't wait -
Google "three Castles Walk" in Monmouthshire, with a coffee stop at the
Baffle House Cafe on the way.
Fish & Chip run is to start from Cowbridge Common on the south
of the A48 at 7pm - the run will take about an hour, ending up at the
Victoria Inn, Sigingstone for F&C at around 8pm. If the weather
not too good do come in your cars as we have a large table booked.
have now had it confirmed that Mario Costa Sa is no longer a Director,
Acting Operations Manager or Publisher. Roger Bibbings has taken over
the role that Mario had in the Journal. The contract that
had re the Ops Manager ceased on the 20th of June and will not be
renewed. Mario ceased to be a Director in late May(actually he resigned
officially on the 26th March). The Area Reps now have control. I'm also
told that the 55 bikes in the "garage" are to be radically thinned out.
I mentioned below, Martin Marmoy has resigned as a director. It now
seems that so has Derek French - the so-called club Chairman, who has
decided not to acknowledge or reply to my four emails to him.
Luckily Roger Bibbings is now a director and his responsibility is to
look after the Journal. It is going to take time to sort things out,
but the club will get there - mind you, I do wonder why we need 55
bikes in the "garage".