What We Did 2022.
Breakfast Run Thursday 19th May
This morning’s run was to the Armouries at Stratford and ending up at Yew Tree farm as the Armouries café was closed
It was a good run, although with not as many people as I expected. 7 bikes and 1 JZR 3 wheeler with a Moto Guzzi engine, driven by Peter - a formed VMCC Midlands Secretary. And Max the dog came along too.
David And Goliath Club Night 18th May
Another fine turnout although the weather forecast and a heavy shower prior to the runs starting limited entrants to 7 Hardy Souls.
Some spectators felt the event was best viewed from the warm and dry lobby.
As always it was the taking part that really mattered.
This year’s winner, Paul, had a record matching time with a difference of just 0.1 seconds!. As is the tradition he was presented with the actual stone used to slay Goliath, with runner up, Neil, being presented with David’s sling.
Sunday 15th May Tiddler Run.
Once again the Tiddler run proved to be a great success, our destination this year was Buzzards Valley Vineyard.
With only two machines below 350cc, we kept the spirit of the event alive, by using small country lanes, and keeping speeds below 40mph.
The damp and greasy conditions prevented any of our Bantam owing members from joining us as they were obviously intimidated that their abundant power might prove too much. Following riders did not miss their emissions, however the Velo did, at times provide a comparable alterative.
Thursday Breakfast Run 5th May
A few photos from todays run 15 riders and 1 car driver Geoff and Bob front seat passenger !!
We had a lovely run to Wedges bakery in Hockney Heath. Once we all had arrived safely we were treated to breakfast and tea / coffee courtesy of Bob Badleg!
Very good turn out, and excellent weather - maybe the 2 things are connected.
Club Night Weds 20th April "Barn Finds."
Our thanks go to Mark Bryan of Silverstone Auctions for a brilliant talk he gave to us all last night, without exception everyone really enjoyed it.
Bringing the White Byvan was inspired, as although most of our members are local they had never heard of one before. It was an interesting and oddball machine, but not quite unique!
Geoff Ansell, being a local lad went out the next morning and stumbled across another one, just to prove they are not as rare as thought. Anyway, this one in Red, was only 10 miles from the Museum, and looks to be reasonably complete, with magnificent signwriting. It appears to either belong to or had belonged to Len Vale-Onslow at some time.
Friday 8th April 2022 Breakfast Run
Our second ‘Elevenses’ Run yesterday to the Oak Farm shop in Balsall Common was well attended with 13 hardy riders battling squally showers accompanied by a buffeting wind and riding a varied selection of Classic machines.
Our tried and tested Drop Off system worked perfectly on the 17 mile trip with 25 Drop Off points.
My thanks to the riders who supported the Run. Look out for the next one, hopefully in kinder riding conditions.
Coventry to Brighton Run 16th April
The 55th Coventry to Brighton run was a great success, marred by an accident to Bob Badland, the organiser in Brighton on the Sunday Morning.
Bob is still in Brighton being fixed and we will post details and a full report on the event shortly.
Below is a taster and the full report and pictures will be on the C2B 2022 page
Thursday 23rd March Breakfast Run
The inaugural breakfast run to Wooton Wawen proved to be a great success with plenty of people in attendance.
In view of the response we will be arranging more of these mid-week short ride outs.
Watch the website and your emails for details
Club Night Wednesday 16th March AGM and Slideshow
A brief AGM was held, with all the incumbent committee members being re-elected to stand for another year. Treasurer was pleased to report that we continue to show a positive bank balance and are fully fluid for all the events we have scheduled for the rest of the year.
Steve Mills came back with the final part of his aborted slide show, postponed in October 2019 due to equipment failure. The new digitised format performed well and we were treated to presentations on AJS (Wolverhampton) Morgan Cars and Vintages Watches. All were well received.
We had our usual good turnout, approaching 50 members. An ‘executive’ decision was made by all present to donate the takings from tonight’s meeting to the Ukraine appeal, and as a result £150 was passed to the charity.
Thursday 24th February Sammy Millers
A Coach full of expectant members set off at 7ish on Thursday morning for a visit to the Sammy Miller Museum. The first of 2022 for one of Geoff Ansell notorious coach tours. This time everything went smoothly, not a detour, or a hold-up was encountered.
The Museum as always proved an interesting day out, take a look at the photos, particularly the 1947 FM, which has the weirdest design of forks I’ve ever seen, and the intricacies of the clutch basket casting on the AJS Porcupine.
As an added bonus, the man himself was there to give us a guided tour of the workshops (normally off limits to the public) and show us progress on the projects they currently have under restoration.
TT Race Night Report Club Night, Wednesday 19th January 2022
We enjoyed the company of 42 members celebrating the first Club Night of 2022.
With the use of the two TT Race Simulation Gaming Machines sited in the plush new Coffee Lounge at the National Motorcycle Museum which the Museum management generously allowed us free use.
From our 42 guests - two teams of 6 competed fiercely for the top prize of 36 Lollypops to be shared between all members of the winning team, the disappointed runner up team only received 30 Lollypops!
The format was to have both Machines racing on the TT course with each rider’s time recorded.
All Riders rode twice and the cumulative team time decided the winning team.
The winning margin was 28 seconds.
The evening was deemed a great success and the Event will be repeated on our future Events Calendars.
Wednesday 16th February Auction Night
Another good turnout for auction night as everybody moved their unwanted bits and bobs onto a new home.
There was an eclectic mix of stuff, both good and bad, but all useful to somebody.
Bids were low and slow, but we still managed to add a significant amount to club funds.