Two in One Run on July 7th

Below is information on the run from Pete Dungey

Start and finish is at Henstridge Golf & Leisure in Henstridge and the run start time is 11am sharp.

There are 2 separate runs at the same time, one for pre 1950 machines (slower machines) and one for later machines from 1951 upwards (a longer distance and possibly faster) . Older machines may do the longer run if they want but the newer machines (post 1951) must do the longer run only.

If after lunch you want more mileage then you can go out again on the other route  but please let the organiser know.

Please keep to the speed limits and road restrictions and ride safely.

NOTE : Coffee before and after is available but is payable to Henstridge Golf & Leisure directly, lunch is available but you must order before you leave on your specific run

Any questions or clarifications please contact Pete Dungey or one of the Committee  numbers are  in our contact list.

Gillingham in Gear

Just a quick thanks to Andy Grew & Andy Sharpe for helping set everything up, also not forgetting Ray and Paul Miles for helping, oh! and Maurice for picking his favourite bike of the day for an award a very nice Triumph Thunderbird.

It was a good day with a few showers but it did not dampen the numbers, a bit sad to see the Royal Enfield Club had far more bikes on the stand than the VMCC (30+ to our 9) but saying that l think we may have picked up 3 new members on the day which l guess is what these static shows are all about.

Thanks again to all who helped on the day

Classics Around Dorset

As you know l get involved with a classic car event every year in aid of various local charities, mainly The Air Ambulance

This years event is on 26th May 2019 at Alecs Field, opposite the Antelope Pub in Hazelbury Bryan DT10 2EB anyone who would like to bring a motorcycle will be welcome, we usually get a lot of visitors so is a good opportunity to show off your bike.

Food, band, static shows etc gates open at 8am

Les Hampton Sale of Italian Motorcycles

We have been asked to advertise this sale for anyone who has Italian motorcycles & may be interested, see below:

The Sale of the Les Hampton Collection of Italian Motorcycle Spares.
Spiersbridge Road, Storrington, West Sussex. RH20 4PG
Sunday 28th April 2019 ~ Gates open at 11.30am and close at 4.00pm.
The family reserves to right to refuse a bid. The family’s decision is final and absolute.
Please honour the memory of a great man.
For the sale of the motorcycle spares, the entire contents of the garage including tools. Books and memorabilia will also be for sale. Wherever possible parts will be grouped together to allow easy viewing by category i.e. all the tanks together – all the mudguards together – all the fairings together – all the frames together – all the instruments/clocks together – etc. etc.
There are masses of Moto Guzzi spares available. V – Twin and Single cylinder models. Some Mercedes Benz car spares and loads of nearly new tyres.
There are videos on “The Les Hampton Motorcycle Collection” page on Facebook. This is a closed page – all you need to do is go onto the FB page and ask permission to join. Serena Powis is the Administrator and the Moderator for the FB page. Serena can also be contacted on 07778 034 078 for further info.
If you want the spares – you must turn up on the 28th April – as there is NO Way Serena and the amazing group of helpers will have time to sort through parts for you and post them on.
Tea, Coffee and Cake will be on sale with ALL proceeds going to Macmillan.

Please feel free to share this information with you motorcycling buddies, friends and true enthusiasts.
Thank you
Serena Powis 07778 034 078

Check out the Face Book Page “The Les Hampton Motorcycle Collection, Spares and Workshop Sale” – Closed Group accessed through Serena Powis.

Tidler Run

Thanks to Maurice & Chris for organising this run, we had 24 sign on yesterday and some very interesting bikes a very nice James 197cc trials bike, a Bantam with a Ariel Arrow engine fitted, an MV Augusta, a 250cc Velocette and a very interesting 250cc JAP special.

It was nice to see members from Devon, Somerset and Dorset turn up on what started as a cold morning.

I am told the run route was also very good, with only one breakdown at the start.

Lets organise this one next year and l am sure we will better 24 bikes


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Club Night

I would like to thank our speaker, Pat Garrod for the very interesting and humorous talk on overlanding. I for one very much enjoyed it and l guess many of you did also considering the number of books and DVD’s sold.

Please if possible support the Tidler Run on Sunday even if you are not riding.

Also it was disappointing to see the numbers who offered help for the Giants Run, l appreciate some are not around that weekend but please lets make this a big success, but we cant do this without a lot of help.

Importantly  l mentioned the AGM (I know it is a way off but time goes very quickly at our age), we will be looking for the following positions to be filled, Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer, these are important positions and must be filled if we want to keep the section running. Please think about it before the AGM.

If you have interesting projects, anything new, or a good idea then lets post it on the website for everyone to share.

Don’t forget the Bluebell Run on 5th May 2019

Phil

 

VMCC STONEHENGE INTERSECTION QUIZ 15th May 2019

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.

 

STONEHENGE SECTION V.M.C.C.
Keith Starks,
130, Hasler Road,
West Canford Heath,
Poole,
Dorset.
BH17 9AW

01202-605112

27th March 2019

keithstarks@btinternet.com

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.

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.

Border Run

On the run today we had 10 riders, although the forecast was bad, we did have a bit of rain on the run but most of it surprisingly was dry with a light drizzle at times, the route was modified slightly after the coffee stop at Crockerton Shopping Centre then back to Henstridge for a very nice lunch the run was still about 45 miles..

Saying that, l did get pretty wet on the run home to Blandford as it was pouring down.

No photos l am afraid as my battery went flat on my phone.

ANYWAY!!!

Gabby & Pete have offered to rerun the Border Run on Wednesday this week (15th August) as the weather forecast is looking good, l know Paul Miles and a few are looking forward to it.

Gabby has organized breakfast from 9.30 at Henstridge for those who want it, so if you are free on Wednesday please turn up for the run it is an excellent route.

Any questions can l ask you to contact Gabby or Pete please.