Next Scheduled Event

Midland Section P. L. P. R.  9th August

The Midland Section has planned an inaugural Post Lockdown Picnic Run.

We have no limit on numbers – providing the two metre social distancing rule is observed.

The ride will use the safe and successful ‘Drop Off’ system.

At our picturesque destination - where plenty of elbow room is available, Riders are asked to split into groups of 6 or less following government safety guidelines.

Bring Sandwiches/Cake/KFC/MacDonald/Pop/Tea or Coffee for your own personal consumption.

Also the Café on site is now open, so there is food and drink available.

If you wish to join in the ride but not PICNIC – that’s fine, just come and join the Fun Run and blow away almost 5 months of cobwebs!

If you fancy a Ride Out after all this time – meet at The Boat, Catherine de Barnes, Hampton Lane, Solihull at 10:00 with Bikes away at 10:30 on Sunday 9th August 2020.

The Run is approximately 31 miles and will take around 70 minutes - any age of machine is welcome.

A Letter from Your Chairman

 

Dear Midland Section Members.

The monthly meetings at the NMM have no certain recommencement date, with any reopening of the Museum being delayed until at least October.

With this in mind, we are to recommence our social runs, where we can ensure it is safe to do so. We know that already Hoar Park has reopened, and has been a great success, so it is time for us to meet up and enjoy our bikes whilst the weather is kind.

The post lockdown inaugural run is next Sunday 9th August as advertised by Bob, and further runs will be advertised in due course. Please do not rely upon the events calendar, as this has gone out of the window.

I will be contacting Gordon May, who was to give us a talk on 21st October, to see if this can be reorganised at a later date, likewise the second Steve Mills talk.

Finally, Bob is looking for unpaid volunteers to assist in a spring clean at the NMM to clean and polish those machines on exhibit, which I think will be oversubscribed! Please contact Bob directly if you wish to volunteer.

Apologies for this update being a long time coming, but lockdown and meeting rules seem to change daily, and with no NMM firm opening date we are playing it by ear.

Look forward to seeing you on a run.

Geoff Ansell

Suggested “Ride In” Venues for 2020

We are planning a number of informal “Ride Ins” throughout the year: Details Below

Saturday 13th June Daventry Bike Fest – town centre – 10:00

 

Sunday 21st June – St Ives Festival of motorcycling – 9:30 Old Hurst A141 TO Chatteris Cambs

 

Sunday 5th July – Flecknoe Classic vehicle show off A45 @ Willoughby 11:30 onwards – follow village signs

 

Sun 12th July - Nauton Classic vehicle show – near Stow OTW

 

Sun 19th July – Founders day VMCC – Stanford Hall Rugby

 

Saturday 25th - July Shustoke show – off B4114 Coleshill Road

Saturday 8th - August Canwell Show- Bassetts Pole Sutton Coldfield

 

Sunday 9th August - Brackley Bike Festival – 9:30 onwards

 

Monday 31st August - Fenland Classic Bike show – Wimbotsham Norfolk - 9:30 onwards

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Middleton Hall Motors Monthly (11.00am to 4.00pm. £5 per show car entry)

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B5000 Barbers Monthly Vehicle Meet

Birch Coppice Club, A5 Dordon B781SY 

Starts April from 6pm

£1 entrance per vehicle on display, £1 entrance per person general public. 

No booking required. Tel 01827331744 or email stellabeaman40@gmail.com Facebook page; B5000 Barbers Classic meets and shows 

Monthly meet for cars, bikes and other vehicles of interest.

We have Auntie Etties burger van, ice cream van pops in as long as it's good weather and ale and acoustics playing in club house.

Come along for a great evening out. All monies raised go to Polesworth carnival funds.

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The Fig & Olive Classic Cars. 

Coppice Lane, Middleton, Staffordshire, B78 2BU

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Wren Hall (opposite entrance to Wroxall Abbey ) SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

Full address Wren Hall, School Lane.
CV35 7ND Wroxall, Warwickshire.

Community Centre, Tea, coffee and cake venue.

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Caffeine & Machine

The Houndshill, Banbury Road, Ettington, Warks CV37 7NS

Open weekdays mid-day to 11.00pm, Saturdays 9.30am to 11.00pm and Sundays9.30am to 10.00pm.

Coffee house, restaurant, art gallery, everyone welcome on whatever you want to drive. Seems more car oriented than bikes, but so what!

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Marie Curie Hospice Bistro

Marsh Lane, Solihull

Open daily from 8.15am to 11.00am for hot and cold breakfasts, freshly baked cakes and hot drinks, and lunches served from 12.00 to 2.00pm. Ample parking on site, and always good to support a worthy cause.

The KNMC use this on an occasional basis for a breakfast ride in.

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