Another good turnout for our January club night,despite the seasonal weather, with 21 members and one guest. No surprise there were no bikes,but thats a first time for ages. George did a good job securing the venue again, and gave out the awards for 2021. I think we all agree that Colin in particular deserved his award for all the work he has put in over the years. George also deserves a mention,as he has done a lot of work behind the scenes the last couple of years, particularly as I havent been pulling my weight lately. There were no rides scheduled for January, but that might change so watch the e mails. We had a small hiccough with the website but Julian was able to sort it out so with any luck ,it wont happen again. I hope to get the annual ride to the Victoria organised for February, so keep an eye out for that. The next clubnight is February 2nd, restrictions permitting. I hope top see you there. Gordon
Just a quick few lines to keep you up to date. as I write there are no new restrictions in force, so the January 5th Club Night is still on. George has once again negotiated with the Alma for our accomodation. Lets hope we can do a bit more in the new year . Happy New year to you all and keep safe. Gordon
Just a quick update on Decembers club night ,and what is going on in the lead up to Christmas. Good turnout for the club night, and thanks to George arranging the Alma, and despite the weather ,23 members and six guests attended. No bikes! I did consider it but not worth it. We managed a couple of rides in November, with 13 0n Johns ride to Clacton and another by me to Shotley Marina, with eight of us, where i managed to emulate our late leader, by not checking if the pub was open! We were able to retire to Pin Mill instead. And eight attended the lunch meeting at The Bull, Long Melford, and thanks to Dot for organising it. Hopefully we should be able to have our "Meet the Landlord" evening on the 15th,and all are welcome . On a more sobering note, the Funeral for David Lane is on December 17th at 11am at Colchester Crematorium. Our next club night is on wednesday 5th of January. Lets hope 2022 is a better year. Gordon PS still looking for a club secretary,and a good home for my BMW!
I am very sorry to report that David Lane has passed away. David was a member for many years,and a good friend, and he will be sadly missed. Keep an eye open for Colins e mails for more in formation. Eight of us made a ride out to Shotley Marina this week and in keeping with club tradition, we found the Cafe was closed! Fortunately I didn't run outof petrol! Im sure John was looking down on us. Finally, I am reluctantly looking for a good home for my K100 as I am finding it increasingly difficult to get on and off it. Keep safe .Gordon