November marked the 80th Birthday of one of our most treasured Members, Graham Hallard. We wanted to share the occasion with his many friends throughout the Club.
As a former VMCC President and Honorary Member, Graham and indeed Brenda, his wife, remain at the very centre of our Section's activities, arranging as they do, among other activities, the Wrinkly Runs and Lunches enjoyed by a large proportion of the members year after year. Graham and Brenda continue to ride very extensively, primarily on their 20's AJS's, regularly tackling challenges such as the Lakeland mountain passes with their usual aplomb.
As supporters of the founding ethos of the club, and a previous long term Official Starter of the Banbury Run, there can be few members more deserving than Graham of the Honorary title. As a font of encyclopaedic knowledge of the VMCC, Graham is irreplacable to us and to commemorate his birthday a cake by Judi Delaney bearing the legend 'AJS' was presented to him at Club Night and at the November Wrinkly Lunch he was presented with a water colour portrait (see accompanying picture) by local artist Jane Delaney aquarelle3108(at)gmail.com. Happy Birthday Graham, here's to the next 80 years! From all your friends at North Cots.