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.