November started with a bang with a record 27 members attending the club night. With only four of us on bikes, we were able to remind the others it was a bike club! We welcomed Andy Woods, the lucky winner of the bike in the clubs national raffle and it looks like its going to be ridden. It's a bit of a squeeze in The Alma, but the landlord is quite happy and you all looked like you were enjoying a pint and a natter. Julian asked if anyone fancied a trip to a large auto Jumble at the Monza race circuit in September 2019. Its evidently a really good bikers weekend! Decisions needed soon to book accomodation.
We had a good ride and a day out at Duxford in October, thanks again to Kevin, and four of us made it to Snetterton for some spectating. We started November with lunch on the 3rd at The Horseshoes, Cockfield, and with an ambitious ride into Suffolk on the 6th, Benacre for Poppies, Crown Street Motors for nostalgia, Bungay Cafe for lunch and Draganfly for that rare occasion of needing BSA spares. It was dark when I got home clocking 156 miles, some of you doing more. About a dozen members attended the Copdock show and availed themselves of the Hospitality of the East Suffolk Section, and one or two tried the Pre 65 off road riding. There was talk of joining the green lane section, but common sense prevailed. Two of our members took part in the Pre 65 Scramble at Marks Tey. I believe the Green Lane group also did an 80 mile trip as well.
There will be another ride out, much shorter, finishing at the Topesfield cafe for lunch, when we will have sorted nout the engraving for this years trophy winners. Weather permitting I may get another shorter run organised in December. The next lunch is December 1st on Mersea, at Waldegraves. Dont forget all are welcome at the lunches and you can bring friends. The next Club Night is December 5th, and dont forget we have an informal evening in December for a get together to say thank you to the Landlord and his staff, date to be decided. Last year it was rumoured that Colin was buying, but it was just a rumour!.
Dont forget to speak to George and book your place for the presentation Dinner on January the 9th. George will also take your money! Those of us with dual membership, will have the Hadleigh Christmas Dinner on the 12th.There are still some Trophies at large so do return them to us at the next clubnight if you can. We also need you photo entries for the competition and you never know, they might get featured in next years calendar, thanks to Kevin. Colin and I would like to thank you all for your support through the year and hope we can carry on in the same vein next year. I shall be putting together a list of potential rides and visits for next year in the next few weeks.If there is somewhere you would like to visit or an event you think we should attend do us know.