Wessex V&V Trip to SS Great Britain

Thank you to Bettie and Ian from the Wessex V&V for organising the trip and meal on the SS Great Britain in Bristol last Sunday, it was well attended by around 45 people and was a very nice day out. Quite a few from Dorset Section attended.

The meal and the talk on the history of the ship was very good.

Sorry but my photos did not come out very well.

Camping Weekend 2018

Plans are well underway for our Camping Weekend in June and we already have some initial bookings.  The following advert with be in the VMCC Journal in the near future.

As more details become available (i.e. daily runs etc) , I’ll update the Event Calendar entry for this weekend.

To reserve your place, or get more details, contact Chris Smith as soon as possible.

Help Sought on Massey Motorcycle

A few days ago, I received this email from a VMCC member in Scotland.  I’m wondering if some of our more senior Dorset Section members might remember this bike and owner.  If so, please do get in touch and I’ll pass on any information you have to David.

Many Thanks

Paul
 
Two pictures of a 1923 Massey 350cc Tourer motorcycle were posted by the VMCC Stonehenge Section at the 2004 Bristol Classic Bike Show.
I have just acquired a 1927 550cc Massey and being such rare machines I was wondering/hoping you may be able to put me in contact with the then owner or indeed the current owner so that we can exchange information, etc.
Appreciate any help you could provide.
 
regards
 
David Moreton
VMCC Central Scottish Section
Massey Tourer 1923
Massey Tourer 1923

 

 

 

Somerset Cornish Run 2017 Report

Report from Ray Dickinson:

Four Dorset members joined Somerset for the annual Cornwall ride to St Ives. My self and Linda were on the BMW R100 GS, Dave Brown BMW R800 and to prove you don’t need a big or modern bike Mike Gardiner rode a 1970s Honda CB200. There was around 30 bikes and one sidecar all VMCC eligible. Friday morning we meet up at Wellington Garden centre for a 9.00 o’clock start that was a 60 mile ride from home, Phil the organiser had planned a 160 mile route on quiet roads with coffee and lunch stops. We arrived at our hotel for the three nights at around 5.00 pm and all sat down to an evening meal and chance to catch up with friends who we have not seen for a while.

Saturday 45 miles was cloudy and wet but the trip to the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum along the coast road was worth while we had a talk by an interesting lady followed by a look round the tunnels and displays.

Sunday planned route of 55 miles took us around the Cornish lanes to
Porthleven for lunch returning via Marazion and St Michael’s Mount.
Our evening meal was a superb carvery, so we had a walk after, around
the town before ending up in the bar.

Monday return trip 164 miles again on quiet road and across Dartmore
for lunch at the old Police station at Prince Town were some of us
left the planned route to head for home.

Four days 495 miles good company on great biking roads. we travelled at
about 50 mph which gave us time to take in the scenery and Mike had no
trouble keeping up we travelled in small groups which helped with
navigation, if you feel you would enjoy this type of ride next April
Somerset puts on the twin Dragon four days round Wales.

AGM

Thank you to all who attended the AGM last night, also to all who have volunteered to be on the Committee, it was nice to see so many members volunteering and turning up.

Thanks again to all who have volunteered to still organise the runs.

Peters discussion was interesting and as Chairman l can see both sides of the discussion.

Lets look forward to another good year riding our bikes (assuming the Sunbeam starts!!!)