Just to confirm that the next club night is on July 7th at the Alma. George has arranged the evening with the Alma. There will be a premeeting ride leaving the Alma at the landlords request at 7pm. I hope to organise a daytime run in the last week in July. In the mean time if anyone has a ride they would like to share, please let us know.
As you will have seen from Colins e mails there was a well attended ride out to Littley Green, led by the intrepid Chris Mac, who had already done quite a few miles to get to the Alma for the start. I understand it was a good ride and a fitting start to our season of regular rides. I hope to get one organised for July. Julian has organised a ride for this Friday evening, 18th, leaving the Alma at 5pm, but as I write the weather forecast doesnt look too good so watch your e mails for the latest info. Our next club night on July 8th will follow the same format as last month. There will be a pre meeting ride leaving at 7pm from the Alma, not Church Lane! I hope to see you there .Gordon
After months of inactivity, we finally managed our first club night for nine months on June 2nd. George did a grand job of negotiating with the Alma and we had a dedicated seating area and the car park reserved for the bikes. We had a good turnout with 23 members, 3 guests and 21 bikes, which made a good show in the car park. some of us had a short ride around the local lanes and I hope I found some that you hadn't travelled lately. Im sorry I didnt stay for the meeting, but I think Colin explained. I understand that we also gained a new member. Julian proposed a ride on June 19th so if you are going let us know asap. Keep an eye on your e mails for up to date information. Lets hope we get back to a bit of normality in July. The next clubnight is July 7th . Gordon
Those of you on Colins E mail list will have seen we made our first club foray of the year to Shotley Marina. Nine of us left the Alma/Church Road at 10-30, and followed a devious route to Shotley arriving just before twelve. Jim and Gordon B joined us to make a total of eleven. There was a lot of catching up to do, and I for one was relieved that we had managed to get out for a ride at long last. The cafe had a very good system for drinks and food,even if it was a bit pricey. But it all felt quite safe. I must apologise to Tony C for not thanking him for helping me out a few weeks ago. My excuse is that it was the excitement of the occassion! I shall make sure I buy you a pint on Wednesday. One good thing about starting at the Alma ,was that the landlord was there and he was very pleased to see us, and promised to clear the car park for us next Wednesday for our first club night since August 2020! I have to say he was very upbeat considering all he has had to put up with over the last year or so. He wants us to put on a good display so I hope we can have a good turnout and give him our support. There will be a short ride around the lanes before the meeting , leaving Church Road at 7pm. Colin and I are looking forward to a day out marshalling at the Pre 65 scramble at Marks Tey tomorrow, May 30th. Its open to the public. Looking forward to seeing you all on June 2nd. Gordon
Sorry we had to call off the run today, Friday May 21st, but the weather forecast was bad and I felt it would be too risky in the wind. I was so disappointed,and had spent thursday checking the bikes! We will have another go next Friday 28th, same time ,same place . See you there.Gordon