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now have a total cost for the bus and inclusive of the museum entrance of £35 per
person, but we need you to confirm that you intend to come on the trip,
so email us now. The bus is to leave the Llanharry Club at 8am on the morning of the 27th March.
the bus trip cost above. Added to that I've had details of the
Llanishen School Bike Show on the 30th/31st March - entry form here, details here (free entry and free tea and cakes for exhibitors). Note that Autojumbler pitches are free, see here.
mini bus has been arranged for a trip to Sammy Millers Motorcycle
Museum in Hampshire. The museum is well worth a visit with entry to the
museum at £9.50. There is a cafe on site for food etc. The mini bus has
15 seats and there are 3 places left - please let Bob know on his email if you'd like one of the seats. I'm unsure of the cost of the bus at the moment and will post it here when I know.
just received the latest CMB magazine - now found on the button above.
Somewhere along the line I had been missed off the mailing list. Have
alook at the magazine - I'm not sure about the Red and Yellow BMW. It's
been painted to a high standard but does seem a bit garish.
managed to corner Peter Benger, our Section Secretary from 1972 to
1976, to give us his talk on "Why I joined the VMCC" - it's scheduled
for the 15th April, please don't miss it, as there will be quite a few
photographs of early section activities. I've only recently heard that
another of the section's founder members has passed away - Tim
Rhys-Roberts, who was living in a care home in North Wales. of the
current members I suspect that only Terry Hopes and myself would have
known Tim. I bought my 1923 Triumph, fully restored, from him in 1959 -
cost £17.10s. Doesn't time fly!!
A few photos from the presentation evening on the 22nd are now on the reports page.
have been sent an invite to enter some of our bikes in the Vale of
Glamorgan Classic Car Show at Sully Sports Ground on Bank Holiday
Monday the 27th May - entry is free if done before the 31st March.
Check out their website here.
also had some information from our Area Rep, Roger Bibbings, concerning
the VMCC AGM on the 17th March - please have a read here.
last nights section meeting we only had 9 attendees for the Section
presentation dinner on the 22nd. It was discussed and agreed that we
should cancel the event, as it would have been unfair to ask the
Llanharry club to cater for such a small number.
day after Boxing Day run is to the Red Lion on the A48 in Bonvilston
and they have confirmed that they will be open and serving food - see
you there. Happy Christmas everyone.
have finally managed to arrange our presentation dinner - it will take
place on the 22nd January and at the Llanharry Club, 7 for 7.30. Menu,
details and booking form is here. Please let us have your form back as soon as possible, if you intend to come.
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.