At last there looks to be some light at the end of the tunnel. Mind you its about as bright as a Joe Lucas headlight, and still a long way away. There has to be some optimism that we might get back to some club activity this year,and of course we will keep you up to date with what is going on. Restrictions may well start to be relaxed if things go to plan. The BMF website is keeping absolutely up to date with riding advice,so do keep an eye on that. Its clear that while clubs like ours are sticking to the rules, there are a lot of "essential journeys " being undertaken by motorcyclists, especially when the sun comes out! Im sure im not the only one who feels the urge to go for a blast now and again, but so far ive resisted it! And a bike is not my first vehicle of choice for a spot of shopping! Anyway, lets hope for the best and that we might be able to get together before too long. Make sure your bikes are ready! Gordon
With the present situation unlikely to improve in the short term, the prospect for any club activities isnt looking very promising. However, those of us keeping things going have all had the jab, so all things being equal, you will have to put up with us for a bit longer! Volunteers of course are as usual, very welcome! We will do our best to make sure we are ready when the time comes for a bit more freedom. George is keeping in touch with the Alma, and lets hope they can keep going. Remember you can keep up to date using the AJS and Matchless club website, the BMF website,and of course ,this one. Keep you stories coming into Colin. There has been some cracking photos,and tales so far so keep them coming. Looking forward to better times in the next few months. Gordon
Im afraid there isnt much good news on the biking front to report. The provisional MotoGP calendar is out with the British round at Silverstone on August 29th. If it works out I definitley shall be going. Our little place in Spain is equidistant from Barcelona, Arragon,and Valencia, and Ive only made it to Arragon to see MotoGp once and Barcelona for F1 once. I wish I had made more effort to do the others,and will definitley do so if the situation arises in the future. The WSB calendar has also been published,so at least we will get some racing to watch on TV. I dont know if the off roaders have any information about events coming up for this year. If anyone has any Info ,please let me or Colin know. I understand that some of our Elders have had their first vaccine jab, while some of us youngsters are still waiting! Lets hope we all get a go before too long. In the mean time keep sending articles etc into Colin, because he has finished stacking the gold under his drive,and is at a loose end. There have been some very interesting bikes and its good to see something bike related among all the other e mails. The latest one of the BSA winged wheel brings back a few memories. My brother in law had one and delighted in running it up and down the village street minus the silencer! Kepp looking after those bikes. Keep safe Gordon
As you all know, we have been pubilicising this Pre-65 race series in our up coming events, because one of members, has been taking part, Julian Smith. Now I know one or two of you have been along to help with marshalling and by all the feedback, it sounded to me like a good day out, so I thought I should go along. The last time I attended a scramble was back in the days of Saturday Grandstand, with the likes of Jeff Smith, Vic Eastwood, Dave Bickers etc, and I remember being quite put out as we had to wait about for the races to fit in with the BBC. How things have changed!