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Welcome to The West Middlesex 'Tigers' Branch of the
Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club.
Official Club Nights
During July the Club will be meeting on the following nights
Club Runs and events
1st Run to
the Busy Bee leaves from North Star at 7pm
June 2013 Report
With the weather improving week on week we have been out and about a bit
4 members attended the Surrey BBQ & bike show, by all accounts weather
was good, food better and a good attendance. This was followed by our
club having a stand at the Triumph Day at the ACE Cafť, credit where its
due Keith did an excellent job of organising everything.
Next on the list was Cadsden bike night at the Plough Pub, 6 members
made the run, another clear night and another good event. Moving on to
Cassington, an event which has been around for over 20 years grows in
strength each year, there must have been in excess of 5000 people there
this year over the course of the night, the village opens its doors to
the biking community with all proceeds going to the village (a win win
situation all round)
Looking ahead there is the Berkshire TOMCC which is a quality event.
Had an e-mail from an old member the other day (Dom) he is hoping to
drop by soon and say hello, he was always full off fun and mischief, it
will be good to see him again.
May 2013 report
think we are still waiting for Spring to start never mind the Summer,
with the weather being so bad we (I for one) havenít been out on the
bike so much. Some of the more hardier members of the club still make it
down on the bike regardless of the weather.
Last month saw Mick, Steve and Keith make their way to the Cellar
reunion at the Blackhorse in Windsor, feedback was positive about the
event. Mick and Charlotte went to the West Wales annual Rally, another
good Rally and the weather was really good with only a few spots of rain
on the way there.
Last weekend saw Mick and myself take a run up to ďHísĒ cafe near
Dorchester, a sunny day again and quite a few bikes (and people) up the
cafe. We came back down through Watlington/Christmas Common and stopped
at Turville for a pint before heading home.
Things are picking up with Triumph day at the ACE cafe on the 9th
June, then Cadsden at the Plough Inn is the Bucks British & Classic MCC
annual BBQ, this tends to be a very friendly enjoyable evening and a
nice run out through the Chiltern Hills. Another day out is the North
weald Air Base open day on the 22nd June, we are looking to
see if anyone is interested in a run-out to this event, and finally
there is Cassington on the 24th June, another event which
grows in popularity year on year, last year saw circa 7000bikes turn up,
this was obviously boosted by attendance from West Middlesex TOMCC.
April 2013 report
Missed a couple of reports, so I now have
bit of catching up to do. We had our AGM on March the 20th,
the committee positions remain unchanged, Mick Bishop Ė Chairman, Gary
Crosby Ė Treasurer, John Greenwood Ė Membership secretary, Mike Bowerman
Ė Webmaster, Bill Dunn- Secretary. The only new position was Keith
Ferris taking on the role of Runs Co-ordinator.
We were talking through how long we had all
been members of the TOMCC, I first joined the Ilford branch back in
1975, but more impressively John Greenwood and Gary Crosby have both
held committee positions with West Middlesex TOMCC for over 30 years.
John rolled up last night on his Electra Glide, compared to his old
Triumph itís like comparing a leather armchair to a footstool.
Keith has already been thinking of a few
runs and testing the water on peopleís reactions, Iím sure things will
go well as Keith was a key player in making Triumph day at the ACE cafe
work, and will be again this year.
One of our more recent new members is Andy
from Portugal; he now lives in Maidenhead and runs a Hinckley Triumph
which looks nice.
Slagdyke was over from Majorca so we all met
up on the 24th April up the ACE cafe, good to see him again,
the sun is doing him good as he looks so well.
Weather has been abominable, I opened the
garage door the other day just to make sure it still opens, itís been
months since Iíve had the bike out and now getting withdrawal symptoms,
so could be this weekend as the its now almost tropical and the sun has
been out for more than hour.
We have pencilled in what rallies as a club
we will be looking to attend, I would recommend looking at our web page
for details if interested, it would be nice to see a few more faces out
for a blast on their bike.
March 2013 report
No report this Month
February 2013 report
No report this month
A quiet month and itís not surprising, if itís
not raining, itís snowing and if itís dry itís blowing a gale.
The date for our AGM has now been set for
Wednesday 20th March, with a 20:30 turn up for a 21:00hrs
start, location is the North Star. Please make the effort to come along
and have your say on what you want from the club.
Other events we are looking to attend as a
Somerset & Dorset TOMCC Rally 10-12th
Welsh International Rally, Pembrokeshire 17-19th
Surrey TOMCC BBQ & Bike show on the 1st
Beacons TOMCC Offers Dyke Rally 19-21st
TOMCC Concorde Rally 27-29th September
There will be other events, that we will
attend but details are still awaited i.e. date for the Triumph Day at
the ACE cafť. There is still no details as to what is happening with the
North Star pub where we meet but until any decision is taken we will
still meet there.
Looking forward to a long hot summer, with
long hot days filled with blue skies and small white fluffy clouds
drifting slowly by.
DECEMBER 2012 REPORT
By the time you read this report 2012 will be finished and starting
2013, another year with fresh challenges, events, bikes to ride, repair,
For our club we have seen a few changes over the year, we have lost
some of what I saw as the old regulars but on the plus side we now have
a core of regular attendees down the North Star which is refreshing to
The North Star is in a state of flux at the moment with a temporary
manager running the pub and hopefully its future will be that it stays
Iím writing this a bit on the cuff as I have missed the last couple
of reports and donít have access to my old reports as they are on my
works PC which I donít have access to at the moment. We met up with
Slagdyke who was over from Majorca visiting friends, it was a while back
but as I remember it there was Mike, Mick, Keith, Steve, Colin and
myself met up the ACE cafť (my apologies if I missed anyone). I intended
to take my bike but only rode about 200yards before I realised I had a
flat front tyre, I did think it was hard pushing it out of the garage,
that set me back £140.
Our club AGM will be around March, no date has been set yet however
if you have any ideas or suggestions for what you want to do,
improvements etc then pop down the North Star on a club night or e-mail
someone on the committee as soon as practicable. Mick has now received
details of the 2013 Uxbridge auto show, which we will have to decide on
what we want to do. It is worth looking on our club web page if
intending to attend one of club nights as we sometimes opt to meet up
the ACE cafť, details of our web page are in Nacelle.
Apologies again for missing the last couple of reports and a brief
one for this month, Iíve had a few issues to deal with over the last
while but will be back on track as we start of the New Year.
November 2012 Report
No Report this Month
October 2012 Report
No Report this Month
September 2012 Report
Hello all,your temporary scribe for this Month (Chairman Mick
),Bills away on his bike in Foreign lands filling his face with Paella
and Sangria. We have been having Weekly Club Night Meetings while
the weather has been reasonable and attended by the usual members, would
be good to see some of our unseen members if they could make it. Other
than that it's been a quiet Month with some of us looking forward to the
Finally the day arrived and five bikes set off together from my
house,Roger,Mark,Marc with a c (don't forget), Peter Whitesocks (who
happily managed the journey without damaging or setting fire to his
luggage), myself and Charlotte. After a couple of showers on the M4 we
turned off and used the A4 from Hungerford to Marlborough with it's wide
Steve and Brian arrived at Chippenham shortly after us then Bob and Kath
who arrived in the four wheeled bike and stayed in a tent with brick
walls and a roof and last but not least H who came up from Cornwall
arriving at Midnight, we had all gone to sleep by then after a night in
the bar. Found H the following Morning asleep in his car seat, the rest
of the weekend was excellent with good weather, good company and good
Changing the subject as Winter is coming and the clocks back soon we
need a consensus on meeting nights and times, please use the Forum on
the website, that also goes for any events that Club Members want to let
others know about.
That's it from me now. Mick
PS,A travelling tip. Always make sure you have enough rubber on the boot
before going to Europe as tyres are twice as expensive there
August 2012 Report
A quieter month, with only one main event attended, which was the
Triples ownersí club meet at the Greenford Motorcycle Museum. The event
was held on Sunday 26th August and was well attended, with a
good display of triples. There were about 12 hurricanes on display and
they do look good, if I had the money I would be tempted!
Not sure on the chaps name but he has welded two trident
crankcases together, with an offset to create a v6 trident, if he can
work out how to get everything to spin correctly and be able to handle
the power it would be an absolute work of art. The welding on the
crankcases and engine covers was nothing short of brilliant. I believe
the engine is to be on display at the Greenford museum for the next
year, itís worth a visit just to see this engine.
There is a good attendance down the club these days which is
always nice to see. Sunday saw Mick, Pete and myself head down to
Windsor to the Black Swan where there was suppose to be a bike
gathering, may have been we were to late but there was no one there so
we headed down to Newlands corner for a burger and a cup of tea to wash
it all down. Afterwards it was back to Peteís for more tea before
The big event next month is the Concorde rally which is always
well attended by West Middlesex TOMCC.
The two Peters' South
African Knysna trip they completed back in February 2007. Click here to view
to see the report on the clubs summer trip to Spain & France
2006, produced by
our youngest associate member Pete's daughter Inez, (you can also right click
and save it by clicking "Save target as").
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