Wednesday, 16 December 2009

New Venue for Club Meetings

In an effort to attract a greater number of members to Thursday night club meetings, a new venue has been arranged. We will now be meeting at The Town Inn, South Molton.This is located half way along the main street. We will of course still hold the meetings on the third Thursday of the month.

The new venue offers a comfortable meeting room and more secure parking for your bikes.

The first meeting is on January 21st for a natter night.

PS Sorry Santa's not on a vintage bike!

I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a good year's riding in 2010.

I hope to see you at the New Years Day run which starts at The Angel, Witheridge at 11am. Please come along for a coffee even if you don't wish to ride.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Devon Section Annual Dinner

The Dinner was held again this year at The Fingle Glen Golf Club. Forty-five people attended, and most enjoyed the excellent meal. It was just a little unfortunate that the last table had to have beef as the kitchens had run out of turkey.

We are most grateful to Ray's grandaughter Donna for presenting the awards which were awarded as follows:
"Chairmans Shield" for services to the section: Maurice Ley, for his work on the committee and as past Chairman.
"Ron Ley Cup" for best effort on the Scrumpy Run.: John Brunyee. Still riding at 92 years old.
"Thelbridge Trophy" for best girder fork bike on the Autumn Run: Mick Glossop, with his lovely 1926 Royal Enfield.

"Reed Motor's Tankard" for best tele-fork bike on the Autumn Run: Steve Griffin, with his excellent BSA B31, (which always wins everything).
"Woodman Shield " for knowledge of the Highway Code: Tony Petherick
"Francis Cann Cup" for best effort attending runs: Merve Pearce, for the long distances he has to travel to the start of each run.
"Les Soper Tankard" for most points on a non-British bike: Iain Bryant.
"Jean's Trophy" for most points on a pre-war bike: Ray Rowcliffe
"VMCC Post War Cup" for most points on a post-war bike: Merve Pearce.