If it smells of oil or Petrol ...its in the shed.



Sunday, 3 January 2016

The 'new' New years day run.

These  images  was taken at the end of our first 'New years day run'. This  is the rear  car park  of the Green man public house in Long Itchington, we had just arrived after a cold  40 mile run around the Warwickshire country side. The owners of the Pub gave us all a warm welcome along with Hot soup and a bread roll...just the thing!  We are always pleased to welcome new members along to our Club meetings and runs, we met up with some new faces including  the owner of this marvellous Ariel motor cycle, who I believe bought it to compete in the Banbury run.

The 'new' New years day run.




Sunday, 22 November 2015

A gathering in a Lay by.




This year Simon D and myself decided to organise  on the Bill Lacey run, we spent an evening after work of checking the route and making sure no  roads were closed or diversions in place.  Starting at the usual Lay By on the A423 Jacqueline got the members to sign on and give out the route sheets while I  walked around Gossiped, cooed at all the nice bikes and took some photographs.  Good job it is a good size Lay By because we had a good turn out of machines.

A gathering in a Lay by.


And its 10.30 and their off! After revving their engines, making lots of noise and smoke the assembled gang ( respectable motor cyclists ) wait for a gap in the traffic before roaring away...next stop Evenley village.

A gathering in a Lay by.


Eventually members of the  VMCC from many sections gather at the Red Lion Public house and  Village green at Evenley to honour Bill Lacey the Legendary Motor Cycle racer and record breaking pioneer.

A gathering in a Lay by.



Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Far from the Madding crowd


While on holiday this summer I came across this Vintage and Classic show in the grounds
of a Public School in Sherborne Dorset. In actual fact this school courtyard was used as a setting for a scene in the latest film  adaptation of Thomas Hardy's ' Far from the Madding crowd ' as can be seen there was a good turn out of interesting and highly desirable  Motor Cars, and also in the corner of a smaller school courtyard a fine gathering  of Classic Motor Cycles.  I always come away from Dorset wishing I had bought along a bike of my own to ride because the country lanes around this part of Dorset look particular inviting for old Motor Cycles..... maybe  its time to think about a tow bar and small trailer for such occasions.