The great British Summer weather struck again with a down pour of rain for most of the day, which caused the pre-meeting ride out to be cancelled. A couple of hardy people turn up on bikes but most thought of bringing canoes rather than bikes. Having said that we had a good turnout of 21 members and 3 guests. The meeting kicked off with Colin going through his meeting statistics, with a special mention of the Ride out, led by Julian, that took place on the Monday to a location called “5 Miles from Anywhere” in Upware. Several members attended and the feedback of the location was very good, the full English Breakfast seems to have been the favourite choice.

One of our members who was unable to attend the ride out was Vic Sayers (commonly known as Dr Vic) as he was in hospital after an accident involving a Tractor and trailer near Derby. Vic was out on a ride-out with some old friends in the Midlands when the accident happened. He spent some time in Stoke hospital before being transferred to Ipswich and he still miraculously managed to attend the Club meeting on Wednesday. He is a true trooper and a much love member of the club. I won’t go into his injuries but his positive attitude is an example to us all.

Discussions of a Ride out being planned for the 26th Aug were voiced and Shawn has kindly offered to take us on a trip around Manningtree and Walton, again weather permitting.

The National Motorcycle Museum Coach trip has now been finalised. The trip will take place on the 28th Oct, pick up location and return times will be sent out to club members. This is great opportunity to visit a remarkable place with more makes and models than most people realise.

Lastly, we have to mention that our Club main stay Colin, will be 85 on Sunday 6th Aug, the whole club sends you best wishes and happy motorbiking and thank you for all you do to keep the club running.

 Happy Birthday Colin and Get well soon Vic