The speaker for the meeting 26th October will be Frank Melling who will be giving 2 talks
Frank Melling began riding motorcycles when he was ten years old and has been in love with bikes ever since. He has decided that it is now too late to grow up and be sensible. For the same reasons, he has been writing about motorcycles professionally for over 45 years and can’t give up this addiction either!
Today Frank remains what he was, and always will be, an ordinary person with an extraordinary ability to see the world in a quite remarkable way.
He has worked with some of the greatest World Champions, and has ridden their bikes, yet remains completely unaffected by his world-wide VIP status
The Scribe is away marshaling at the Manx Classic Festival so will not be at the meeting, will drop of the magazines at The Inn- on-the-Green Wentnor if Adrian forgets to mention just ask him. Please think of idea’s for next years calender, Runs Speakers Quiz and Trips Weekends Away which are Organised by Ceri Classic or anything you can think about. Hope to see a good turn out for the AGM . Possibley will run a short slide show after it.
Cheers The Scribe
The August club night is a Noggin & Natter at our usual place The Inn-on-the-Green Wentnor at 8pm Secretary ove on the Isle of Man marshalling at the Manx GP for a fortnight thanks to a club mate who is giving me a lift
The September meeting of The Shropshire Section VMCC to be held at The Inn-on-the- Green is on the 28th of September at 8pm as usual there will be sandwiches chips or sausage rolls afterwards. If you have any ideas for runs, club nights or whatever please come along and have your say. If you have any ideas for our trips, weekends away, If you have any complaints how the club is run voice your opinon no offence ,will be taken again your in put would be welcome. We hope to put on a short film after the AGM.
Just a note to say John Morris is still having treatment has good and bad days give him a call or go and see him as long as you have no bugs his immune system not working to good.
The Autumn Run is on the 9th of October starting at 10.30 from The Pound Inn Leebotwood On the A49 between Shrewsbury and Church Stretton. The run takes in some of the most beautiful Shropshire countryside it is organised by route masters Godfrey Cookson and Cyril Watson It is about 50 miles in length and a variety of bye roads and main roads Both Godfrey and Cyril would like your support.
Further information From the Secretary on 01686670626 or mobile 07904 701022
The route was selected by my 91 year old Father-in-Law who has lived in the area for 90 years, he had 1 year working in Oxfordshire, but health reasons and the lure of the Shropshire Hills brought him back home he navigated us around the route with Daisy getting the route down on paper, .with myself being the driver unfortunatley I put the car computer on fuel used instead of mileage so Daisy and myself redid it . The Run starts & Finishes at The Lazy Trou Cafe on the A49 between Marshbrook and Church Stretton the start is at 10.30 am. There are Breakfasts , Sandwiches and tea & Coffee available at the start also meals and drinks at the end. cost of entry is £3.00 VMCC members also for members of classic Motorcycle Clubs members of no clubs is £5.00. The run goes through some of the most beautiful Shropshire countryside Never very far from Church Stretton, Marshbrook and Ludlow. Please note there is no fuel on route fuel is available at Crossways Filling station at Church Stretton or Tuffins in Craven Arms before the start. Any money made from the event will to this years charity The Blood Bikers they are a volunter organisation who carry blood, human milk for babies body parts and documents. Every one from the controllers down to the riders are volunteers. they get a allowance for fuel used. For any further Information Contact Derek Or Daisy Trow on 01686670626 or Derek on his Mobile 07904 701022. Many Thanks for your support have a great ride and safe riding
This month’s club night on wednesday 8pm at The Inn-on-the-Green is the managing Directer of SRM on Wheel Building sandwiches,chips or sausage rolls at the end. You do not have to be a club member turn up pay £2.00 to come in ALL are Welcome
Our Club Night on the 27th of July the speaker is Managing Directer of SRM Engineering John Jolley who will be giving a talk and demonstration of wheel building. the meeting takes place at The INN-on-the-Green Wentnor at 8pm by permission of mine host Adrian. This will be followed by our usual sandwiches Chips or sausage rolls All welcome
There are a few places left on our trip to the Norton Factory any one interested should contact the secretary as soon as possible. The Trip is combined with a vist to The Olde Pork Pie Shop in Melton Mowbray followed by visiting the Donnington Park Racing Museum and the Tom Wheatcroft Military Museum. There are two options the first is to visit the Olde Pork Pie Shop, Donnington Park Racing Car Museum, Tom Wheatcrorft Military Museum and the Norton Factory this costs £80.00 or not the Norton Factory which is £70.00. Please note the Norton Factory is very limited only a few left however plenty of room on the rest of the trip
The Club night was Fish & Chip night we had a excellent meal of Fish & Chips followed by a pudding. We ran a draw for the Blood Bikers winners were Graham Wright, Granville (Gunner) Williams, Judith Padfield, Ken Hayes, and Charlie Hatton. Adrian the landlord and his staff gave us a excellent meal Many thanks . also thanks to members and friends for supporting the club to everyone that turned up. We had a excellent day at the Landrover, Jaguar factory Nr Wolverhampton it was so clean you could eat your food of the floor very few people working there 40 to 50 most in the offices robots carried out the work. We then called at the Cosford Air Museum where we went around the exhibits and had a meal to finish of the day. Many thanks for supporting the event
The next club Night on th 27th of July will be John Jolley Managing Directer of SRM giving us a demonstration of wheel building meeting starts at 8pm at the Inn-on-the-Green Wentnor