Just a quick update on club events so far this month. The July club night was well attended with 22 members. Five guests ,and a few apologies.Ten of us ventured on the ride before the meeting. 22 bikes in the car park, with moderns outnumbered by Classics. I believe we recruited two new members. We arranged a couple of rides after asking for volunteers. Steve took us to Littley green to the Compasses, on roads quite new to me and others. A good evening with 13 bikes and one guest doing the ride.Good food as well. Steve also guided those of us that were lost back to Tiptree! John Swann took us on an equally interesting trip to Andrewsfield airfield, again on roads that most of us hadnt seen.Seven of us had a good natter over lunch,and we all rode back together to Earls Colne.The Green Laners had another run out on the 14th. I gather this is getting more support on each outing. Too messy for my liking! The next club event is the lunch meeting on August 3rd at The Ship Tiptree. We have an open invitation to a hadleigh club ride on August 8th starting at Hadleigh Market square on august 8th at 10-30 am,finishing at The Donkey and Buskins. I shall be organising a daytime ride in August, probably into Suffolk, and we will be looking for an evening ride volunteer. At the moment, just George and I are visiting the Jampot Rally on August 23rd, returning on the 24th, after visiting the Sammy Miller museum. Its a good ride down to the south coast and it would be good to have a few more come along. You could just visit the Sammy Miller museum on the 24th, we have done it on bikes in one day before, or use a car. The next club night is Wenesday August 7th. There will be a pre meeting ride starting at 7. I hope to see you all there. Gordon
Just a quick recap of last nights meeting. Colin covered the activities for June, which had mostly been well attended. At the moment the only ride confirmed is that to be led by Steve on Thursday evening,11th of July leaving the Alma at 6-45 to The Compasses , Littley Green,which has a reputation for excellent food, and they are expecting us. There will be a daytime ride, either by a new volunteer, or as an alternative, John Swann said he would lead one to Andrewsfield Airfield. Please watch the events page and your e mails for confirmation of one or the other.The lunch meeting will be on August 3rd, venue yet to be decided. The next club night will be August 7th. There will be a pre meeting ride. We will using the drop off system. Please make sure you understand how it works, and follow the instructions of the leader and the tail end rider. As you saw last night, if you dont do as your told, it can result in chaos! Gordon
Just a quick word on the last week or so when we have had several things going on. First, the lunch meeting with Joan and Annie on the 22nd went very well and they enjoyed themselves. They were chatting to us all throughout their visit and it was good to see Joan back driving again.
Monday 22nd saw 13 bikes, with Julia on the Rocket for the first time in years, head for the Hadleigh Club BBQ, abley lead by Steve, and despite the rain a good evening was had by all. Complete contrast to the evening run I organised for that club on the 19th when three of us met one representative of the Hadleigh club in Hadleigh Market square. We did have a good ride finishing at the Donkey and Buskins. Now run by Allans son we were made very welcome and while it is a good venue for an evening ride out, I cant see how we could fit our club nights there again.
Our June club night was a bit down on numbers with 20 attending, but there were eight apologies so thats not so bad. Three of us ventured out in the rain for the pre-meeting ride but the weather relented so we didnt get soaked. After the usual club business, the events for the month were discussed and then the main event was the presentation of a bike to Bernie. Thanks to Colins generosity, and the efforts of several members over the past few months, Bernie is now the proud owner of a working bike that he can use to ride with us. It was felt that the with problems he has encountered over the last year or so he deserved a break! The full story should appear in the Jampot magazine.