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!!!)

Section AGM

As everyone knows Ray is stepping down as Chairman, l was expected to take over but now this will not be the case as l am back at work full time running my old business and do not have the time.

Therefore we need nominations for a new Chairman by the time of the AGM, the Section can not run without one  so someone is going to have to step up to the position please.


Phil Allen

Riverside Cafe / Moto Corsa 26th August 2017

Good turnout at yesterday’s Last-Saturday-of-the-Month Breakfast Meet at the Riverside Café on the A30 near East Stour.

After some initial refreshment here, a few of us continued into Gillingham to tryout the café and gardens at the newly opened Moto Corsa dealership…and very nice it was too, so I for one, will be back many times…

Riverside Café Photographs:

The little 1932 250cc BSA led to much discussion concerning the definition of “patina”, “oily rag” and “junkyard dog” etc. But whatever your thoughts, when it blasted away from the café going east on the A30, it sounded and performed more like a 500 rather than a 250; most impressed!

Moto Corsa Photographs:

New Local Services Page

I’ve made a start on a page to list local services. A few of us are new to Dorset and/or classic motorcycling and it would help us to know about recommended local companies that more established members have used to keep their bikes on the road.

You can find the page on the “Local Services” link below but please note, you must be logged in to view the contents of this page.

You can also find this link on the new “Members Only” menu item on the top right of all pages — this menu item is also only visible when logged in.  Not got an account?  No problem, just email the secretary at

Local Services

Stonehenge Section Intersection Annual Quiz 20th September 2017

Hi All


We have been invited to make up a team for the annual Stonehenge Section VMCC annual quiz on 20th September 2017.

Do we want to put a team together? if so can you let me know and l will let Keith Starks know.

Details are below:

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.
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.



Report on Jeff Clew Memorial Run 2017

Report from Rod Hann on last Sunday’s (27th July) Jeff Clew Memorial Run:

The forecast of heavy rain showers was thankfully wrong for the Jeff Clew Memorial Run held on Sunday 30th July, 2017. 40 riders assembled at the Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, before setting off on either the 40 or 70 mile routes around Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Suitable coffee stops had been arranged mid route. Returning to Sparkford all judging was done and the prizes were presented by Alison and Pippa (Jeff’s two daughters) before everyone made for home still in the dry. A good day was had by all. The Award Winners were:-

Haynes Shield (Best Overall) John GUY 1929 Terrot

Hinton Motorcycles Trophy (Best Veteran or Vintage) Dave JOYCE 1920 Triumph

Bob Foster Trophy (Best Post Vintage) Vernon COX 1937 Rudge

John Brittain Trophy (Best Post War) Ray FITZGERALD Moto Guzzi

Clew Family Trophy (Best Velocette) Gabby Hunt 1960 Venom

VMCC Tankard (Best Douglas) Martin FOOT Douglas Mk 1V

Denny Trophy (Best Threewheeler) Bryan POPE 1922 Royal Enfield S/C

Mike Penn Award (Spirit of the Event) Percy WHELLOCK 1960 BSA S/C

Orman Tankard (Best Japanese Machine) Ann WELLS 1981 Honda

Best Unrestored Machine Dave ATTERBURY Douglas


Sorry I missed it but had some family over from Australia.  Looks like a good turnout and refreshing to see some girder fork bikes taking part 😉  Anyone else got any more photographs?