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May 2022 update 1

Sorry I missed the club night but I hear there was a good turnout despite the weather,and three bikes as well! The Alma made us welcolme withy the new marquee up and running. I gather Uncle Vic is making a good recovery so lets hope we see back with us soon. I must also apologise for not organising  a ride this month so far but I may get one in at the end of the month, so keep an eye on Colins e mails. Gordon

April 2022 update 4

First to report Dr Vic is recovering after breaking his leg following a fall at the Pre 65 meeting at Maylandsea. He hopes to be at the clubnight on May 4th. And he would like to thank Steve for all his help since. The ride to Diss proved popular with 9 of us heading off on a devious route with John Swan in the lead. With 3 others joining at Diss, it shows how good that scrap yard is. Chris found an odd sized spanner, but so far hasnt revealed what it fits! The fish and chip run to The Codfathers in Sudbury was well attended with 17 members and 3 guests,and a good night was had by all. Special thanks to Julian and Ali who sorted out a breakdown for Tony, before getting to their supper. The next Club night is May 4th, and Im afraid I cant get there in time to do a pre meeting ride, so if there are any volunteers, please let Colin know ASAP. Gordon

April 2022 Update 3

Just a quick update, in case you missed  Colins e mail invitations. Day time run to Diss and the famous scrapyard on Wednesday 20th, leaving the Alma at 10-30 am. And I will lead an evening  run to the Codfathers Fish and Chips Sudbury, on Thursday 28th leaving the Alma at 7-00pm. Slightly earlier start to make sure we get there in good time! Hope to see you there Gordon

April 2022 update 2

Despite the inclement weather there was another good turnout for the club night with 23 members and 4 guests, and five bikes. Sorry I couldnt take part,but the family have to come first,(so Im told!). there were three other apologies, but its encouraging for the rest of the year to see good numbers. I gather the Alma had been working hard and that the marquee was up and running,and we should thank them for looking after us.John Swann will be taking us back to Diss at the end of the month and I will try to fit a ride in as well. And the pre meeting rides which should have started this month, will definitly go ahead in May. We need to get a fish and chip run in as well so any volunteers ? Colin mentioned the invitation to the Andy Wood memorial ride. We also sent a donation of £100 to Ukraine via the Salvation Army. Please keep an eye out for Colins E mails and this website for the latest information on the clubs activities. Gordon

April 2022 update 1

The April club night venue is all booked and we are looking to see you all there, on Wednesday 6th. It would normally be the first pre meeting ride out, but I cant do it this month. I hope to organise one for May, and If I can I will organise a daytime ride towards the end of April. Watch out for Colins e mails for details. Any volunteers for leading a ride are always welcome! You will all have seen the BMF news about off road riding and its clear that motorcycles are seen as more of a problem than the Four Wheel drive set who do much more damage. Having experianced  a lifetime of discrimination against the motorcycling fraternity, its no surprise to me! In anticipation of the unseasonal weather, I managed a ride out on the BMW and the BSA this week. Lets hope thats the last of the snow for this year. Gordon

March 2022 Update 1

It was goodto see you all on our March club night. Considering  the weather,and the uncertainty about our accomodation at the Alma, it was a good turnout with 22 mmembers and two guests, but no bikes. The Alma had done a good job of getting the marquee replaced but unfortunately the heating wasnt working, so we couldnt use it,but it should be up and running for our next club night. We did manage to squeeze into the snug anyhow. There were several apologies , including George and it fell to me to read out his observations  of several individuals behaviour!  Well received as usual, it shows the club is not just about bikes! With no offers from the floor, I agreed to arrange a run on March 11th, leaving the Alma at 10-30 for a nice ride around the local countryside, finishing at a pub for lunch, not too far away from home. Colin also mentioned the Pre 65 scamble at Marks Tey on the 20th of March,and the latest financial incentive if you want to marshal. Just let me or Julian know if you need a contact. Thats about it. The next club night is April 6th. Take care and I hope to see you there. Gordon

Club Night News March 2nd

You may have seen from Colins E mails that the marquee at the Alma was a victim of the storms. George has been in touch with the Landlord, and he is happy to accomodate us for our club night on the 2nd of March  inside the pub. Just be prepared to be a bit flexible depending on how many regular customers turn up! I hope to have a ride organised for March and Colin will have the details on the night. See you there . Gordon

Latest Club Night News March 2nd

You may have seen from Colins E mails that the marquee at the Alma was a victim of the storms. George has been in touch with the Landlord, and he is happy to accomodate us for our club night on the 2nd of March  inside the pub. Just be prepared to be a bit flexible depending on how many regular customers turn up! I hope to have a ride organised for March and Colin will have the details on the night. See you there . Gordon

February 2022 Update 2

Just a quick report on the ride to the Victoria. As you will have seen from Colins  report, five bikes left the Alma, one with a passenger, and we picked up two more bikes on the way and a couple more joined us at the Victoria.We were a bit concerned when one bike and rider apparently disappeared on the way, but it turned out a front wheel slow puncture caused a quick about turn before we realised what had happened. The food was up to scratch,and after lunch,some made a detour to Andy Tiernans bike shop on the way home,while the rest made their own way back. We were very lucky with the weather and it seems everyone had a good day out. With that in mind , lets have your ideas for places to visit during the next few months so we can carry on riding together. See you in March. Gordon

February 2022 Update 1

It was good to see you all at our February clubnight. I hope to take a more active part this year, and I would like to thank Colin and George for all their work behind the scenes. With 27 members, 3 Guests,1 dog and half a dozen bikes, it was a good turnout for a February meeting. Some of you may have spotted Dereck, the previous landlord, having a drink. Good to see him as well. There were four apologies as well. Colin as usual had been busy, and his idea for bypassing the trophy engraving in future looked a good one. He also mentioned the problems some are having opening attatchments with his e mails. If you still have problems, do contact him. The club finances are Ok , and thank you all for your continuing support and donations. The run to the Victoria on Friday February 11th, 10am leaving from The Alma, will I hope get us started on our ride programme for the year. There were some ideas put forward for places to visit, so do keep them coming, and dont be afraid to volunteer to organise one as well. Our BMF membership gives us our ride insurance cover for the year. The Pre 65 scambles start soon, and the new payment of £40 is an added incentive for a good day out,and I hope to have a couple of days out with them this year. You get fed as well, and you can always donate the proceeds to our club if you dont need it!  Our next clubnight is March 2nd. See you there .Gordon

Latest News January 2022

Just a quick update on whats coming up. George has booked the Alma for our clubnight on Wednesday 2nd of February, and we hope to see you all there. The annual ride to the Victoria , Earl Soham for a spot of lunch, will be on Friday, February 11th, leaving the Alma at 10 am, weather permitting. I hope to see you there as well. Keep safe. Gordon