Tuesday, 10 January 2012

New Years Day Run 2012

Ten riders took advantage of the mild New Year's weather to take part in the run which started at Blackberries in Bampton with coffee, and a natter. I am sure that the numbers would have been more if family commitments had not prevented many from attending.

Rod Farr led us on a splendid run over the hills and through floods to lunch at The Bell at Chittlehamton where we all went our separate ways.

It was just a short run and I am glad to able to report that there where no breakdowns or other mishaps.
We were all glad it wasn't like last year! Lets hope it continues!
We are now all looking forward to the next run on March 11th which starts at The Anchor, Exebridge gathering at 10.30 for 11.00.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

The Christmas Bash 2011

Our section of the VMCC met for the annual Christmas Dinner on December 10th at the Fox & Hounds at Eggesford. Around 43 people attended, including partners & friends.

Things didn't quite go to plan! On arrival it was a surprise & disappointment to find that we didn't have the room to ourselves as had been promised, there were two other parties sharing it. Ray had specifically asked for sole use because of the trophy awards & the Chairman's review of the year. The management have since said that for sole use you have to have a booking for over 50 people.
The meal was slightly unusual too & has recieved mixed comments. Because of the noise levels in the room the review of the year had to be abandoned & the trophies were given out as best they could. Here are the photos of some of the award winners.

Despite the problems it was great to see everyone on the night & I think we all had a good catch up. So thanks to all who attended & lets hope for a trouble free night next year!