June 2019 Journal Notes

Busy month in April with a team victory in the Felix Burke Trial led by Glyn Buckler, Wrinkly runs from Glyn and Mike Chiddick, Chris Delaney’s Blossom Run and Dave Bowell’s Breakfast Run. We also had a pub meet at Snowshill with no set run which was well attended.

Adam Hallard from Triumph gave us an excellent talk at Club Night and three of us joined the Midland Section on their Coventry to Brighton Fun Run.

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Looking forward, June brings us The Long Run on 2nd with Andy Barnett, Club Night on 4th , The Girder Rigid Run with Bob Ashwin on 9th, my Wrinkly Run on 13th, Fish’n’ chips night at Cherington on 18th, Hampton Ferry classic show with Peter Boonham on 22nd , John Bradfield’s ‘Spitfire Experience’ on 27th and Gary Booth’s Tiddler’s run on 30th. Club night on 2nd July is ‘On Yer Bike’ night, with Clive Wadey.

We have just received the sad news of the death of Bill Higginson, a talented engineer responsible for the Norton Superior hybrid and a confirmed Morgan aficionado. Our deep condolences to Bill’s family.

April 2019 - Journal Notes

Plenty going on this month:

On Thursday 11th we will visit the Midland Air Museum at Baginton Airfield then the Blossom Run follows on Sunday 14th.

On Wednesday 17th we have a Pub meet ( with no set run), at The Snowshill Arms, then the Wrinkly Run from Bretforton on Thursday 25th followed by the Breakfast Run from Long Marston on Sunday 28th and finally CLUB NIGHT WHICH IS ON 30TH APRIL; so please note it is a week early, or you will miss a talk from Triumph Motorcycles!

March 2019 Journal Notes

Our New Years Day run saw 22 turning out and a huge meet up in Misserden with the Cotswold section and others.

The AGM returned the same committee apart from a new Vice Chairman.

The Wrinkly lunch at the New Inn Clifford Chambers was bursting as usual.

Looking forward, Club Night on 5th March will feature a talk on the restoration of a 1925 Flat tank model 18 Norton.

March 17th is the March Hare run.

New Informal Mid-Week Turn Up and Chat, Pub and Cafe Meetings

New for 2019, we have added six mid-week events to our Calendar.

These ‘Pub Meets’ are intended to be very low key, socially biased affairs. Either, just turn up under your own steam or, meet up with others in your area and ride in together.

The venues have been selected from around our region and are all either pubs or good cafes.

Please note that if you want to eat, you may need to book ahead in some cases.

February 2019 Journal Notes:

At the time of writing we have not had the New Year’s Day Run or the AGM, hopefully they both went smoothly; we may have new committee members now.

Christmas Dinner and Awards Night saw the following winners: ‘Clubman of the Year’ was Gary Booth, who led three new runs in 2018, Ian Scott, three awards for his outstandingly consistent turnout on his Red Hunter, Brenda Hallard, two Awards, including one for best attendance on Wrinkly Runs.

Other winners were Andy Barnett, Phil Morris and Norris Bomford who scooped the coveted Wooden Spoon Award.

Many thanks to the organisers and The Lygon Arms for the excellent meal.

December Club night included a quiz by Andy Barnett based on the motorcycle theory test.

Looking forward, Club Night at the Lygon Arms is on 5th and the Wrinkly Run is on 28th February.