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Another good turnout for our club night with a car park full of bikes. I counted 25 and Im sure several more more had called in for a chat. About 9 of us accompanied Paul back to Treasure Island as he forgot to bring the free bike papers, and we gained two more in Mersea as we left the Alma a bit earlier than we should! 26 members and four guests at the meeting. We now have over 40 members on the books to keep us busy. Colin went through the club business as usual. We also had a chat with the new landlord and he is quite happy for us to continue to meet at the Alma which is good news.

Three members attended the Jampot Rally, and Steve picked up a rossette for his bike. George and I had an opportunity to go to the Moto GP that weekend so decided that was the better than going to the rally, so we went there and back, Saturday and Sunday, on two of the hottest days of the year.

Seven of us set out for the ride into Suffolk, and despite getting split up, had a good ride to Crown Street Motors, Lowestoft. Julian took a group of ten on a lovely evening ride around the lanes and finished at the Whalebone ,Finginghoe. Proving that you dont need to go too far to enjoy some good roads

A dozen of us attended the lunch meeting at The Hare and Hounds at Leavenheath. There is a lot going on in September so keep an eye on the Events page for more details,as things get confirmed. First we have an open invitation from The Hadleigh Club, to attend their fund raising BBQ in aid of their BMF membership which gives insurance cover for the run organisers, in the same way that we do for our section. It's at Thorpe Morieux near Lavenham on 7th at 6pm. More details coming!

On the 8th there is the Air Ambulance ride,a Classic car and bike show at Goldhanger. On the 14th steve is taking out the green lane group. On the 18th, there is an evening ride out finishing with Fish & Chips at Vic's Plaice in Harwich. On the 20th , John Swan is leading the daytime ride to the Granary Farm Museum, Buxhall, near Stowmarket. On Saturday 28th, Chris Mac is traking a ride down towards Southend to meet up with a new group of AJS/Matchless club members.

There is a Pre 65 Scramble at Maylandsea on the 22nd, Julian is secretary, Vic will be riding, and Colin is manning the Chequered Flag. They need volunteers for marshalling if you want a cheap days entertainment.The nexrt lunch meeting is on October 5th at The Chequers, Thompson, in Norfolk, and the next club night ,2nd of October. Do watch the website events page for details. I hope to see you at some of them. Gordon