Tiddlers Run

Sundays tiddler run was judging by the positive comments a success.The day was cold but clear and dry.

24 brave souls signed on bringing a wide range of different bikes.

Maurice had planned an excellent 49 mile route with a total mix of road surfaces. There was only one nonstarter when the bantam/ariel hybrid decided it didn’t want to have an operational gearbox.

The run stopped off at the east Somerset railway for a warming cuppa and a bite to eat, then the run back to the clubhouse.


Below are details of the Stonehenge Intersection Quiz, can we get a team up this year?

If you are interested in getting a team together then please either contact me or preferably Keith direct, details are below.


Keith Starks,
130, Hasler Road,
West Canford Heath,
BH17 9AW


27th March 2019


Dear all,

We are running our annual inter-section quiz on Wednesday 15th May and would like to invite your section to participate.
Participating sections are to enter one or more teams of four members.
This year we have decided to bring the quiz forward to May rather than our usual September slot, this is to enable those of you who travel some distance to attend to take advantage of the lighter evening.

We meet at Redlynch Sports and Social Club, Woodfalls, near Downton, Wiltshire, SP5 2LN.
Club telephone number is 01725 511281.

The quiz will start promptly at 8pm and refreshments will be provided at the end of the quiz during marking of the answer sheets.

Directions to the Redlynch Sports and Social Club:-
From Salisbury take the A338 to Downton. Turn left at the traffic lights in Downton.
From Ringwood take the A338 to Downton. Turn right at the traffic lights in Downton.
Continue on this road for 3 miles to the village of Woodfalls.
The Sports and Social Club is on the left hand side immediately after the Woodfalls Inn.
There is plenty of parking at the club.

Please confirm whether or not if you will be entering a team.

Kind Regards,

K Starks

Keith Starks
Secretary, Stonehenge Section.


Wow, quite a turnout, 37 riders signed on, and inline with the sections new policy, all issued with a star to display on their headlamp, to indicate they had paid for the run. I was too busy doing the paper work and taking fees to have time to check if there were any “extra” riders with us! The weather was beautiful for us. The carvery at the Windwhistle Inn was excellent, but the majority of riders did not join us, perhaps in future I/we should announce in the journal if a lunch stop is part of the run?

Most thought the run was OK except for Paul Wirdnam and Paul Miles who approached me staggering after dismounting at the lunch stop. Evidently the last but one section was a little challenging for their girder fork machines! I also spotted a number of rider taking a wrong turning at Broadwindsor, miles from where they were supposed to turn, funny how when a guy take a wrong turning, so many follow!

Sadly we had a couple of non finishes, B J Hull (M20) and C F Jones(Sunbeam), sorry I don’t know your first names, had to give up soon after the start with a broken clutch cable. Jim Thorton’s Suzuki gave up with we believe electrical problems, 2 miles for the lunch stop and had to be recovered by SOS motorcycle recovery service. Thanks to Mike Ward for picking up Jim and taking him to the wind whistle. Additionally I did not see the Lomax of Chris and Carole Tiso.

Naturally being a Vincent owner I was pleased to see Rod and Carol Hann on their Rapide and non member (he paid his /£5) Norman Pyne from Exeter on his Egli Vincent.

Bernard Jones


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

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.
David Moreton
VMCC Central Scottish Section
Massey Tourer 1923
Massey Tourer 1923