It's been a busy few weeks for our section, tinged with some sadness at the news of the sudden loss of Bill Bullen. Several of us attended his funeral, some on bikes, and he will be missed by us all. The fact that we never knew what bike he would be on next time we saw him will be one of my lasting memories.
The November club night quiz proved to be popular and thanks to John Walsh for arranging it. Could it become a regular event?
We have had a few rides including a trip to Gt Yeldham for the trophy engraving, and another to Landguard Point, Felixstowe. We have a ride to Lowestoft on Thursday 15th December, weather permitting. I hope to do the annual winter run to The Victoria towards the end of January, a date yet to be decided.
As you will have all heard the Annual Presentation Dinner has been arranged for Wednesday 11th of January at The New Times, Tiptree. There is still time to book up and its bound to be a good evening. There are some deserving club members receiving the awards so do come and give them your support. Dot and Chris are in charge of the dinner arrangements.
The December club night was a bit down on numbers but those of us who did attend had a good evening, and several bikes turned up which was a good sign. Kevin is putting together a calendar for our section so if you have any section related photos that are worthy of a calendar, do let him have them. He is also in charge of this years photographic award, so if you havent already sent him your entries, you can e mail them to him.
We do have our extra meeting at the Alma on December 20th when we thank the landlord and his staff for their hospitality throughout the year. You are all welcome to come along, we may buy you a beer. Its another opportunity to bring your photos, and of course if its really last minute , there is the January club night on the 4th!
The mild weather has meant that the bikes have been out a bit more and I hope we can keep it up into the new year. I am hoping to get the events page kept up to date in 2017. We have got a provisional list of rides for 2017, so all being well they should appear on the web site soon. Colin and I would like to thank you all for your help and support in 2016, and look forward to riding with you all in 2017. Merry Christmas to you all. Gordon