Our January club night was well attended, and one member came on a bike, and managed to dodge the rain. Good to see the Alma wasn't damaged too much and that lots of the locals had lent their help and support to get it back up and running, the same day it was damaged. There were the usual announcements, and David Lane gave us a brief rundown of some of the important bikes he had owned and worked on over the years, including the replica of Steve McQeen's Triumph from The Great Escape. I did get to sit on the Thruxton Bonneville he mentioned, but missed out on riding it. The owner brought it to the Donkey & Buskins when he was in the UK.
Our December Club Night was well supported with 25 members and 2 guests, and we all enjoyed a good evening with sandwiches & mince pies, courtesy of the Alma landlord.
Colin ran through the usual, and I apologised for calling off the ride on the 26th because of the weatherI hope to go for a ride on Saturday 14th December from The Alma leaving at 10.30am weather permitting.
Colin then told an interesting tale involving our late member, Russell and his association with the USAF, and his books. In view of that we need a rethink on what to do with the books left to us.
We have our evening on the 18th December at The Alma when we thank the landlord and his staff for their hospitality through the year, and all are welcome.
Steve is organising a green lane event so keep in touch with him if you want to go along. I still manage to get the section notes into the jampot, but they are mostly retrospective, although I see the deadline has been extended. We have the next Club Night on the 8th January, and the Awards Evening on the 15th and it's not too late to sign up.
We are looking for suggestions for rides and visits for 2020, so do let us have your thoughts. Merry Christmas. Gordon
Just a quick update.Sorry we postponed the ride on the 26th, but the weather forecast prove to be accurate, and we would have got wet! Club night next wednesday,and we hope to see you all. Dont forget to return your trophies. We have a couple of potential day time rides for december. Lots of other things going on in December so keep an eye on the events page if you want to come along.Lunch meeting this Saturday.Everyone welcome. Gordon
Good to see you all at last night's club night. The new landlord at the Alma made us very welcome arranging the space for us, and even buying a club T-shirt,as well as making a donation to the club funds. Let's hope we can keep supporting him in return. About 28 of us heard Colin run through the October events, and the other parish notices. There were even some bikes in the car park!
We managed one ride out to Pin Mill, and the off-roaders had a day out and Vic rode at the Marks Tey Pre-65 scramble, and recieved an award for attending all the rounds, so well done. Paul also distributed the latest clothing order, and kindly delivered mine as I left it behind!
This month's runs will be daytime runs, leaving the Alma at 10.30am - weather permitting. I don't mind a bit of rain but I'm not so keen on frost and snow! If it looks like bad weather, contact me for information. On the 12th we will finish up at the cafe in Great Yeldham, just up the Toppesfield road, and on the 26th, we should finish up at Wrentham for lunch, after a quick visit to Lowestoft. Steve will organise an off-road event if enough of you let him know you would take part.