I am very sorry to report that former treasurer of the Shropshire Section Ron Maund has passed away very suddenly aged 81. Ron was also the founder/organiser of The Winstanstow Classic Motorcycle Show, which he started and organised for many years. His funeral is at 12 noon at Holy Trinity Church, Winstanstow with interment in the churchyard. My Sincere condolences to the family.
Also Bill Duggan has passed away aged 90 his funeral is on Thursday the 9th of November at 1pm. The service is at Clungunford St Cuthbert’s Church followed by interment at Leinwardine cemetery afterwards. My Sincere condolences to the family.
We have gone back to afternoons for our club meetings for the winter. the speaker was David Magaroni who gave us a excellent and informative talk on oil. The talk ended with a number of the lads firing questions at him a big thank you to Dave who volunteered to do the talk. we had our usual number attending.
The last run of the season was organised by Godfrey Cookson and Cyril Watson, 14 took part in another excellent run another excellent run. Sadly I was unable to attend have not been to good for a couple of months. Many thanks to Godfrey and Cyril for organising the run once again.
If any off the other members would like to organise one please give me at least 2 months notice
Shropshire Sections Autumn Run, due to the Pound Inn been closed the run will start from the village hall which is opposite the Pound Inn. The start is at 10.30
Please note that Reggie’s Run listed in the VMCC Magazine for Sunday 17th September 2017 has been CANCELLED. (The VMCC Magazine omitted to include the cancellation notice in this month’s edition).
The Autumn Run is on Sunday 8th October 2017 10.30am start from The Pound Inn, Leebotwood, Nr. Church Stretton. (The VMCC Magazine omitted to include this event in the calendar of events).
The next Club Night is the AGM on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 8pm.
October Club Night is David Magaroni on ‘Oil for Vintage Motorcycles’. Time to be confirmed.
PLEASE NOTE REGGIE’S RUN ON SUNDAY 17TH AUGUST HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Justin Harvey-James, the library’s tame Triumph expert, has developed a website to support all the work he has done in creating digital copies of factory materials. You can find it at www.triumph-tiger-90.com
If you could publicise it around your section I would be really grateful. If you think it would be of interest he is happy to give talks. He has a staggering knowledge ! It covers machines 1957 to 1968. There is loads of info on this site well worth a visit if you are a Triumph fan.
The treasurer came up with the idea of a Motorcycle Theory Test which much to my suprise went down very well. I was very encouraged by the results most would have passed the test bearing in mind most would have had their test 50 or 60 years ago, the odd one ore two missed a couple of pages out. As usual the evening finished with sandwiches and chips kindly provided by mine host Adrian and staff. Hopefully we will be running a trip to the speedway later in the year watch this space
We had lovely weather for our Summer Run on Sunday 9th of July, we had a number of incidents starting with the Lazy Trout being shut for refurbishment. Then chairman Godfrey Cookson broke down before the start and went home to get his scooter to tell us, he signed on then went back to rescue his bike. We had a breakdown which was sorted on the roadside thanks to Steve Jones and Bob Glover who offered advice and help to the person in trouble. One person came off in Priest Weston had a bit of damage to his helmet and a craze on his arm, his bike was straightened out and he rode home with his friend one had a back tyre blowout in Bishops Castle and was taken home by John the box The main group went off the route at Forden having missed the turn for Chirbury and went straight on for Montgomery. I suspect they went to Monty then down the Monty road to rejoin the route at Chirbury. My thanks for the 11 who turned out, my apologies for the cafe being closed so no bacon sandwiches. Sorry gents will try and do better next time Derek
The Bucket & Spade run was a great success with 18 of us starting off from Kerry Village car park, another three joining us at the coffee stop at Bwlch y Nant Arian visitor center, the usual two suspects getting it wrong and joining us at SRM Engineering. Sadly Alan Dignan had a rear wheel problem at the coffee stop and returned home hope he had a safe journey. We were met at the factory by the Managing Director John Jolley who explained how the company was founded. We were then taken around the unit with John explaining about the work they did and about the various machines and how they worked, we finished of with the Dyno with a explanation on how it worked. It proved to be a very interesting visit thanking John we then went our separate ways with Steve Jones and my self heading for Machynlleth and the famous Hennighans fish and Chip shop, were we had some excellent fish and chips. From there we headed over the mountain for Llanidloes via the Lyn Clywedog Reservoir. A great day out in great company with really great biking weather. My thanks to the lads for turning out for the visit, all our runs entrance fees go to the Air Ambulance at the end of the year. My final thanks go to John Jolley and his team at SRM for allowing us to visit.
Our next Run will be on the 9th of July, The Summer Run starting from the Lazy Trout Cafe on the A49 Nr Church Stretton at 10.30am.
The Spring Run started from the Pound Inn on the 14th May 21 riders turned out. We were very lucky with the weather as the forecast said sunshine and showers and it was dry for the run Our first stop was at Sleap Airfield for a break from there we headed for Godfrey Cooksons home via Mountford Bridge. The route was about 60 miles in lenght sadly only 8 arrived at Godfrey’s the rest of us headed for home. Another excellent run organised By Godfrey and Cyril Watson they made £63.00 for our charity which tis year will be going to The Midlands Air ambulance. Many thanks to both off them for a excellent run