Friday, 27 August 2021

 The next Club night has been booked at The Town Arms for Thursday September the 16th at the usual start time of 7.30pm. This will be a natter night as we haven't been able to plan anything yet.

I have started an email Group which allows me to pass on information more quickly than trusting that people will look at this Blog. At the moment I have 10 names in the Group. If you would like to be included please send me your email address. Group members can also contact the rest of the Group as a whole or individually.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

 I think there is something wrong with the memory card in my camera as only one of the group photos came out and I took two others, besides the group one.

Anyway this is us lot and a finer bunch of misfits is yet to found in the whole of Devon.

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

 For those of you who were unable to attend the AGM our committee is now made up of the following members

      Chairman -  Gordon

      Secretary  -  Chris

      Treasurer  -  Cliff

      Committee  -  Mike, Andy, Nick, Darol? 

If anyone else would like to join the committee they would be made very welcome. 

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Waypoint rally meet

 You will all know that the Devon section chose 3 'waypoints' for this rally of 2021, one of these was at Torrington common, now Chris and I had the idea to meet at this site on Wednesday the 25th at 2pm and it was thought that if as many Devon section people could attend at the same time as possible, we could have our picture taken together in front of the 'Mayflower' replica and Chris would send it to the club for hopeful inclusion in the VMCC journal, so how about it folks?, are you game?, good see you there then.

Monday, 9 August 2021

Summer run 080821

Chris' faith in my piece of seaweed did work but not until the afternoon!. 11 riders turned up at Quince for this our 3rd run this year since the lockdown pressures eased, It was good to see new faces , one even a VMCC director so welcome. We did get to see an old Royal Blue coach loading up passengers for a day out. It was a slightly bedraggled group then that set off at 11am with Chris in the lead and Ian and I at the rear. Unfortunately, Richards Ducati decided to run out of sparks just as we turned off in the middle of Swimbridge which was a bit of good luck as just a few miles more would have seen him trying to get recovery from a very remote location well out in the countryside. Waiting with Richard 10 minutes or so saw us a bit behind the main group such that when we came to a T junction at the top of a long hill climb we were stuck when we found no marker at post. We took a right here, ( turns out we should have chosen left! ),which lead us on a a few miles to Brayford, again there was no marker so we wondered whether to turn back or head on to the lunch stop on our own steam, we chose the latter and followed Doug, ( thanks Doug ), passing through the annual Exmoor pony roundup on the way with vehicles parked all over the roads watching.
We had not been at the Blue Ball long before the rest of the run turned up and we could then catch up on the news of the mornings events.  A few of us had a very enjoyable meal and chat in the pub after which we set off for a dry afternoon and uneventful ride back to Quince.
Thanks to Chris for this 'Summer' ride which brings me to mention Septembers run, (12th ), which so far no-one has come forward to organise, please contact Chris or myself or put your hand up at the AGM which is on the 19th of the month. Now we have lost a number of long serving, involved members recently, so in order that we can keep this very good section going forward, we will need you all to come to the AGM and help if you can, we will need at least a treasurer and a few more people to sit on the committee, none of these jobs are hard and the more we get the lighter the load so I hope to see you there.

Monday, 2 August 2021

August 8th run update

 You may have noticed that there seems to be a discrepancy regarding the start venue for this Sundays run between Chris's note in this blog and the Devon section notes, this has arisen simply because the lead time to the Magazines notes being written and their appearance, does not allow for last minute changes necessary for many reasons, so please be advised that the start is as Chris has stated here, i.e The Quince Honey farm will be the start and finish for this run, hope to see you there.