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Barry
Barry returned home on the 15th May and is slowly recovering. His hearing has been affected, so phone calls can be a problem. We spoke yesterday and Barry asked if people could give him a wave as they pass through Rhoose on the Seaside run on Sunday - Spot him on the left after passing the Primary School. He will probably be sitting on a chair outside the Rhoose Pharmacy.

EVENT REGS AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE

10th June
New HQ newsletter on the above button.
Report on the Dare Valley Park Gathering and the Seaside run are now on the Reports page in the Lounge.

4th June
Two new bikes for sale in the Bar.

3rd June
Last Wednesdays ride out to the Victoria Inn took place on an evening when the weather was not at all nice, still some 8 people managed to make it ok.
We've just returned home from Aberystwyth and the Irish/Welsh weekend, It was not without incident and Howard and Carol had to have their Lomax recovered after it blew a plug out at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. That evening during the gala dinner saw Howard taken to hospital with some worrying symptoms. He was discharged at 5.30am on the Sunday but had to be taken back in a few hours later. Howard and Carol are now home ok and H is recovering after the hospital diagnosed his problem on the second visit, all caused by a complicated list of ailments.
Meeting tonight - Seaside run entries are still needed - don't forget the Gathering next Saturday at the Dare Valley Country Park - 12 noon for a meet up.
New CMB magazine on the above button.

29th May
This evening's ride out is to the Victoria Inn, Siginstone and the weather looks pretty dismal, so do come in your cars.
On clearing out some stuff - covers everything does that word - I came across one of the monthly newsletters that Bruce used to write when he was the Chairman , have a read, if you fancy, it's the third one and is from April 1988. 31 years ago now and it seems like only yesterday. Just click the link.

20th May
Geoff H is to give his Malcolm Uphill talk at the Caerphilly Rugby Club on the 11th June - so if you missed it the last time or wish to hear it again, then put the date in your diary. Information here. Don't forget our 'bring and buy' in the car park this evening.

13th May
Latest CMB magazine is now on the above button.

9th May
A new facility from the DVLA - You can now print off your MOT certificates - all you need is the reg number and 11 digit number from the V5C. I'm not sure how far back you can go, but it's now easy to replace a 'lost' certificate. Not forgetting being able to see what advisories there have been on your latest acquisition over the years.

4th May
I.O.W. Scurry entry details are now at the bottom of the events calendar page.

29th April
There's a You-Tube Saundersfoot 2018 video here - about 15 minutes long.

25th April
Anyone interested in acquiring a Lomax? Details(as they arrive) on the For Sale page in the bar.

16th April
Latest HQ newsletter on the button above. Picture of Geoff and Kevin who won trophies at the Llanishen bike show last weekend now on the reports page.

14th April
I've been in formed that whilst out on a ride with the moped group on Friday, Barry Cooksley came off his bike near Ogmore and suffered concusion. He was treated on site by a trainee paramedic and then air-lifted to the Heath hospital. Currently, Barry is in an induced coma having suffered a bleed on the brain and several broken ribs. I'm sure that we all wish Barry well and I will add information here as and when I get it.

10th April
Seaside run regs, Cotswold touring week regs and Cotswold signpost rally regs are now at the bottom of the the Events calendar page.
We were treated to a very interesting talk on Perry making at the club last Monday, thanks to Dr Mike Penny, who brought along a couple of bottles for tasting purposes.
Finally, a reminder for the Llanishen Bike Show this coming weekend.

7th April
It would appear that Bruce's 3rd place in the PV class during the Cheddar weekend was incorrect as Bob Ashwin had his bike incorrectly listed as 1956, yet it was really 1936, so Bob pipped our Bruce for the 3rd place.

5th April
Cheddar weekend trial results here. Well done to Bruce for making third in the PV class. Also the latest CMB magazine on the above button. as well as the Saundersfoot regs and entry form now on the bottom of the  events calendar page.

1st April
NEWS FLASH - At last Rob Jones has decided to buy a Triumph - well, it is April the first.
Some notes on the Cheddar weekend are now on the Reports page.

15th March
Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter on the above HQ button, where you can read the outcome of the AGM appointments and awards.

11th March
Haven't heard much about the VMCC Agm apart from the proposal to close the retail shop. It failed with 606 votes for the motion and 625 votes against, with 57 abstentions.

8th March
Latest CMB magazine on the button above.

2nd March
Disappointing turnout for Geoff's talk on Alec Bennett. We ordered 20 Faggots & Peas and only 17 sat down to eat. However, Geoff's talk was as informative as ever, "Thank You Geoff".
Don't forget the St David's day run on the 10th March - leaves the Mountain Cafe at 10.30am and the long range weather forecast doesn't look too bad - so time to change the oil, dust off the cobwebs and get something out of mothballs to be ready for the years riding.

18th February
Please don't forget that next Monday is the St David's Day Lecture, given by Geoff Harris. Food will be available at 5 per head. We have 20 meals booked and it will be on a first come first served basis.

15th February
Latest CMB newsletter on the button above. Our good friend Paul has at last relinquished the Presidency of the CMB. Paul took over the President post of the CMB for a short period of two years - it took 33 years before he was able to hand it over to a new incumbent. Welcome to Dany Faict

14th February
I've just received the following from the Bristol section regarding the South West Coast Run:
After many years, the present organisers of the event are standing down for a well earned rest, and although people have offered to help, no one has come forward to take on the considerable amount of work involved in managing the event in the future. Consequently, the decision has been taken not to run it this year. It is hoped that this will be a temporary break and that after a year to catch our breath the event will re-emerge albeit in a simpler and more manageable form.
Please pass this information to anyone you know who also entered the event and may need to know, and thank you once again for your support in the past
John Dodimead
Chairman, VMCC Bristol Section

13th February
Latest Section secretaries newsletter is now on the HQ button above.

6th February
AGM voting forms were sent out with the February magazine and there are a few propositions that need clarification. I shall outline the background to some of them at the next section meeting in order that you are all a little more informed, so as to make your choices regarding some of the items. Otherwise just give me a ring and I can explain.

1st February
Entry details for the Cheddar weekend and the Cornwall week can be found at the bottom of the Events calendar page.

29th January
Last night's AGM was poorly attended with only 18 members turning up. The committee were re-elected en bloc and the whole AGM business was finished in 25 minutes. After the business part of the meeting was done, the floor was opened up to a general discussion, which raised some interesting points. My problem is why did members not bother to attend? We normally have a good turnout at AGMs, but we seem to be doing something wrong, somewhere.

24th January
Some time back a serious accident took place, off road, with a farm tractor, somewhere in the EU. Consequently, the EU decided to draw up a new directive to cover the situation. You may, or may not, be aware of this new MID(Motor Insurance directive, sometimes referred to as the "VNUK") that has been quietly progressing through the EU.

The directive requires compulsory unlimited third-party liability insurance to be carried by anyone using any form of motorised transport, in any location. That includes everything from ride-on lawnmowers and tractors to single-seater and tin-top competition vehicles, even at private venues like race circuits, throughout the EU. This means crashes in motor sport events would be treated as road traffic accidents and would involve the police, as would any road traffic collision.

IMCO, the European Parliament committee responsible for MIDs, has just voted by an overwhelming majority of 32 to 2, with one abstention, to exempt various vehicles from the scope of the Motor Insurance Directive. The proposed judgement threatened motorcycle and motor sport by making road traffic insurance compulsory during off-road use (e.g. on a motor racing circuit).  This would require a form of insurance not commercially available and according to the insurance industry, probably unachievable.  At the top end of the scale, just think of trying to insure a Formula 1 car - let alone what the premium could be.

21st January
A rather nice 1972 Yamaha CS3 for sale in the Bar.

18th January
CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE GUEST SPEAKER IN APRIL - DR MIKE PENNY WILL BE WITH US ON THE 8TH AND NOT THE 21ST, please make a note in your diaries, etc.

12th January
Arteck jump starter pack for sale in the Bar. Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter now on the above button.

3rd January
New reports page for 2019 now set up with the 2018 reports now moved to the 'previous year' button, all under the Lounge as above. If anyone needs any information/photos etc from a previous years reports page, then I still have them, just email me.