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I gather the May Club Night was well attended, but the pre meeting ride was a bit of a trial because of road closures encountered on the route. Im afraid that has become more common in the last couple of years. Sorry I missed it but I was researching the NC500 route around Scotland's coastline. Well worth the trip, despite the long journey up there to begin with. Lots of bikers doing it, but I didn't spot any AJS or Matchless machines. I also missed John Swann's mystery tour into the countryside, but I had to make a trip to Spain.

We went to meet the Suffolk section at Manningtree last night in the rain. Its been a regular event for years.  Six of us had a good ride around the Essex backroads thanks again to John Swann, and after being there for a while we were told that we should have got a parking ticket and that there were ANR cameras at the entrance. At that point two members of the Suffolks turned up, the rest having had fish and chips elsewhere and gone home! I was not impressed and left! But not before spotting Steve Toy with a nasty damaged knee, which looked like off roading will be on hold for a bit!

Don't forget the next club night, Wednesday 5th June with a pre-meeting ride.I shall be using my Honda 125! And on Friday 7th, I will be leading a run to the International Jampot Rally in Norfolk, leaving the Alma at 9am. There should be all sorts of rare and interesting models of the marque to have a look at. We should get there in time for a spot of lunch and should be back home early evening. It's a good distance and the BMW is the vehicle of choice!

There is also the pre 65 Scramble at Marks Tey on the 16th, The Dave Bickers memorial event and marking 40 years of scrambling at Marks Tey, and we have an invite. I am also doing an evening ride for the Hadleigh club on the 19th, leaving Hadleigh market square at 7pm and we are invited as a club. There will also be an evening run at some point in June to Poverty Island. I hope top see you at some, if not all of these events. Gordon