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There seems to be a lot of events taking place in the next few weeks, so I thought I’d remind people.

 

 

28th April : Somerset Section : Autojumble at the Bristol & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.  Details here.

29th April : Bluebell Run. Starts and finishes in Okeford Fitzpaine with a lunch stop in Lulworth Cove — 62 miles in total.  Tea, coffee, pain au chocolat and croissants at the start.  Details here.

2nd May : Goldie Club going to Moto Corsa, Gillingham. Details here.

6th May : VMCC National Relay Rally. Details here.

9th May : Club Night : John Spencer talks about the The AC Company and the Weller Motor Cycle. Details here.

17th May : Wessex V&V Section : Picnic Run. Details here.

 

Beware folks

www.gov.uk/government/news/end-of-the-ro…sic-motorbike-dealer
A warning to all members of this group regarding the activities of one Joshua Wexham, who markets classic bikes under “Josh Buys Bikes” “We Sell Classic Bikes” and other names. He is the son of one Paul Wexham, who has been banned from running a company for nine years by the British Government for fraudulent business practices. The father used to run an operation known as “Cotswold Classics” which became insolvent in 2016.
Beware folks.

Yesterday’s VMCC AGM : Key Outcomes

I’ve had a few people ask me about the outcome of yesterday’s VMCC AGM held at Gaydon, so with Peter Miller’s help, the key points are below. If you want to see what people thought about the running of the AGM, you’ll have to view the numerous comments on the VMCC Forum.

At the AGM:

  • Rob Reaney was NOT re-elected as a Director
  • Brian Southam was NOT re-elected as a Director
  • Justin Harvey-James WAS re-elected as a Director

In the post-AGM Meeting, it was confirmed that:

  • Justin Harvey-James is Chairman
  • Jim Lee stays as Director
  • John Donaldson co-opted to remain as a Director for a limited period to help resolve immediate financial issues.
  • Dave Sellars submitted his resignation, but was persuaded to temporarily withdraw resignation to retain a quorum pending new Directors being co-opted.

First Management meeting to be held on 28th March 2018

Brian Vincent

We are sad to report the death of Brian Vincent who passed away at home
in Gillingham on the 20th February. A long term VMCC member who rode
and supported the club until recently when he stopped ridding due to ill health.

The funeral will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Wednesday 14th March at 11.20

Spring Run 4th March 2018

It’s less that 2 weeks away before our Spring Run which starts and finishes at Henstridge Golf and Leisure.

The organiser, Mike Ward, has arranged for breakfast to be served between 9am and the start of the run at 11am.  Come and have anything from a cup of coffee to a full English and then enjoy a potter around our local countryside.

If you do intend to come, either for the breakfast + run, or breakfast only, can you please let Mike know ASAP as we need to get some idea of numbers for Sandy at Henstridge Golf and Leisure. Mike’s details are on the Contacts page.

There is a coffee / tea / comfort stop during the run but no organised lunch at the end of the run.  Further details in our Events calendar.

Please note that this run falls on the same day as the VMCC AGM at the Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire. On the day, Ken Druce will be the organiser for the run.

So, do you travel to Gaydon for a rather important AGM, or do you take part in our Spring Run?  I’ve made my choice and can already smell the bacon and eggs*!

*I have cast my vote though…as everyone should.

March and April Club Night Changes

We’ve had a couple of cancellations by guest speakers for these two months, so please disregard what’s on the green 2018 printed card.  Our Events calendar on this website has been updated as well as the main VMCC Events page (http://www.vmcc.net/Events)

March 14th will now be a Social Evening.  We plan to give demonstrations on the use of our website, our Facebook page, the VMCC website and the VMCC Forum.  If you’d rather just have a drink and a natter, that’s fine as well!  If you have any questions about this event, please contact me.

April 11th will now be a Quiz Night. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Paul Miles.

10th South West Peninsula Spring Rally 2018, Saturday April 7th

Below are 2 files, one of which announces the 10th Annual South
West Peninsula Spring Rally and the other is an entry form, which I would be very grateful for you to share with your membership.

Last year we had over 140 riders and pillions from all over the UK and
this year, based on tickets sold so far, we expect to see over 200. We hope
that your club will be represented on the Rally. It’s a great day out,
searching for clues on some of the UK’s best (and occasionally worst) roads.

Kind Regards

Ken Octon
Publicity Officer
Somerset Advanced Motorcyclists
Tel: 01749 831339
Mob: 07970 114619

2018 SWPSR Entry Form (PDF)

2018 SWPSR Details (PDF)

VMCC New Web Site

It would appear that the Dorset section according to the revised VMCC main website meet at :

Halsey Arms
Pulham, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7DZ
2nd Wednesday at 8pm

I think it should be Henstridge, if so perhaps a committee member might like to let HQ know.

Also no link to the Dorset section on the website.

Finally the VMCC website has no events listed yet for 2018 just  a message ” This section is not complete” With the money and staff available to them I think they really need to sort it out, they have been behind the curve for years.

All very disappointing.

 

 

Merry Christmas

Hi All,

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Thanks to all those involved in organising the events during the year and to those taking on the challenge for 2018. A great looking programe so on with the mantainance to make sure the bikes can keep up with the runs.

A special thanks to the web master for a fantastic web site probably the best in the VMCC.

Cheers