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January 2022 update

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

December Update 2 2021

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 

December 2021 Update 1

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! 

November update 2021

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

Breaking News

Latest news. There will be a ride out from the Alma on Tuesday 23rd November at 10-30 am for a ride around the countryside, And Dot is organising a Ladies Lunch meeting on December 4th.Look out for Colin's e mails for more info. Gordon

November 2021 update

Another good turnout for our November 3rd club night, with 26 members, three guests, and even a couple of bikes, on what was a miserable wet evening. Three new members signed up as well, and there were five apologies for abscence including me. And you had Friday November 5th free for your fireworks! Johns ride to Bungay on October 22nd had seven members, and Im sorry I couldnt make it. John was also good enough to lead a ride on the 9th of November which saw twelve of us leave the Alma for a mystery tour of the Tendring Peninsula, and it has to be said ,Johns knowledge of the area is amazing! Finishing in Clacton, it was good  to see Mark Shreeve who rode down from Norfolk to say hallo. Thanks again to John.  There was a concern over lunch about a six metre high tide forecast for Mersea Island, but I understand the Mersea contingent got home in time to safeguard the gold reserves. Our next club night will be on December 1st,and we would ask for those of you with Club Trophies to bring them along on the 1st. We hope to do a presentation for the new recipients at some point at the beginning of 2022. We will also try to arrange a "Thank  the Landlord " evening in December as well. Keep an eye open for Colins e mails and this website for the latest information. Keep safe , Gordon

October 2021 update 2

As you will have seen, there is a daytime ride on Friday 22nd, leaving The Alma at 10-30 with John Swan delving into the Suffolk countryside for a spot of Lunch. You will see that we have decided to postpone the presentation evening. With all the uncertainty,and exposing the club funds to deposits to secure the venues,later next year may be a better bet. I apologise for not taking a more active part in the club activities. I hope to get a trip into Suffolk in time for remembrance day. The next club night is November 3rd leaving the 5th free for some fireworks! Take care and keep safe. Gordon

Latest News October 2021

There hasnt been a lot of activity after the September club night, except for Johns mystery tour which saw seven of us making an enjoyable ride to the Cafe 33, Stradishall. The Fish  and Chip run never got past the planning stage so lets see if we can do something this month. The fuel shortage has been a bit of an issue over the last week, and I must say I wouldn't queue up to fill a bike! You may have seen in the e mails, that Dot is starting up the saturday lunches after a long break,so do let her know if you are going to the first one. Its October 23rd,at the Saracens Head, Newton Green. The next club night is October 6th and as well as discussing daytime rides, including a possible fish and chip run, there is talk of reviving our annual dinner and presentation evening, and your opinions are important. And as usual, any volunteers to help with the clubs activities will be gratefully recieved! Keep safe . Gordon

Update September 2021

The daytime ride is tomorrow, 15th September , leaving the Alma at 10-30, for a mystery tour courtesy of John Swan. He assures us the venue will be open!. No news about the fish and chip run so anyone who fancys organising a ride ,please let us know! The copdock show is this coming weekend,and the Hadliegh Club and the Pre 65s will have stands. The Hadleigh Club were pleased with our support of their successful BBQ to raise funds for the BMF insurance. Keep safe , Gordon

Latest News September 2021

Good to see so many of you at our September club night. We had 17 on the pre meeting ride, and apart from a bit of a problem at the back of the group,we all got back to the Alma in time for the meeting. There were 31 members and 5 guests at the meeting, and John Swan offered to do a daytime mystery tour on Wednesday 15th, details to be announced. Paul should be organising a fish and chip run, which may have to finish somewhere other than Mersea. Watch this web  sight and your e mails for details. The call for a couple of volunteers to give us a hand with running of the club once again fell on deaf ears! I hope to see you on the events. Next Club Night October 6th, but no pre meeting ride. Keep safe ,Gordon

August Update 2

Just a quick update. The Shudy camp trip was enjoyed by a few of our members who attended. There is one more evening of music in September, but we must emphasise its a non section event, and if you are going ,to make arrangements among yourselves. Nine of us had an interesting trip to Diss, courtesy of John Swan, and an excellent lunch at our usual cafe stop, which was busy but they looked after us well. Unfortunately, the scrap yard was closed,and despite a few phone calls, no one could be found. Of course, some of us will remember that we have a bit of history of finding places closed on our ride outs! We will just have to have another go. Good to see Mark and Chris Mac there as well. I escorted Vic back to the A14, where he was able to get up to speed to be back in Harwich for meeting. It was my longest ride for a while,and while the old bike went well, I realised that I was a bit out of practice riding more than half an hour at a time. Which brings me to our next clubnight on September 1st, when the last pre meeting ride will leave the Alma promptly at 7pm,as its now getting towards being dark at 8. We will be looking for suggestions for a daytime ride for September, and hopefully get to Mersea, for fish and chips, while seeing for ourselves how the other half live. Looking forward to seeing you all. Gordon