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.
Following from Ray Dickinson; please get back to Ray if you can offer any help at all, no matter how small.
Gillingham in Gear show takes place on Saturday June 8th and we need your support . As one of the organisers, I will be on site from 7am setting up and on car park duty all day. Can anybody help by bring the club gazebo; if needed, I can help on the Friday in collecting it from the Section’s shed at Fiddleford. There are many motorcycle clubs taking part and we need to have a stand that shows how good our club is.
Then we need plenty of your bikes. It’s free to enter and no restriction on how long you stay, plenty of food stalls, a pub next door and a lot to see; all sort of bikes, classic cars, lorries and tractors.
The Section’s Committee is putting a lot of work organising many more events this year and we need the help of its members.
We’re very sad to report the recent passing of the following three members and I’m sure we’re all thinking of their friends and families at this time.
Colin Goody, who died a couple of weeks ago, was a fearless speedway rider. I’ve heard many stories of Colin and his Ariels. His funeral will take place at Poole Crematorium on Friday 10th May at 4pm.
Ken Blake of Poole who died on Monday 22nd April. He was a very early member of the Section and at one time was Chairman. His funeral will take place at The Church of the Good Sheppard, 63 Good Road, Rossmore, Poole, BH12 4HR, on Wednesday 8th May at 11am.
Pat Manley from Leigh who died on Saturday 27th April. He was a Dorset member for many years and only gave up a year or two ago. His funeral will take place at Leigh Village Church on Wednesday 15th May at 2pm. Motorcycles will be welcome and motorcycle kit worn.
Fellow Section Members, yesterday I received this email in the Secretary’s email inbox. It looks like a legitimate request from John Adams, our Treasurer.
But having looked at the email address of the sender, it clearly wasn’t from John.
Be careful! Our Committee members, with their names, phone numbers and email address, are all listed on our Contacts page for all to see, so it is inevitable that we’ll get scammers pretending to be one of us. If you’re in any doubt about anything you might receive from one us, best to pick up the phone and check before acting on something you’re asked to do…
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.
I had a phone call from Martin Figg last night — he is the new Secretary of the South Dorset Section and he hopes to get the following into the May Journal Section Notes:
Support for the Section has been mixed of late, but following the AGM in March a fresh start has been made with the support of a core of local members. Recognition and thanks are extended to John Morey who has stepped down as Chairman after many years. Rod Hann becomes Chairman, Martin Figg, Secretary and Andrew Samways, Treasurer. Informal Section Meetings will be held in the skittle alley of The Three Compasses, Charminster, Dorchester DT2 9QT on the fourth Thursday of each month, the next being on 23rd May at 8.00 p.m. It is planned to establish a programme of Sunday Runs, initially once a month, starting from either Dorchester or Bridport. It is hoped to attract support from both former and new participants and additional events (to address members preferences) will be introduced, given sufficient support. If you’re a former rider, new to the Section, from a neighbouring area, or better still a potential recruit, you will receive an open welcome. Watch out for Diary events, just turn up, or contact one of the members named above. If you would like to receive information by email, please notify Martin Figg, as above.
You can contact Martin on 01305 774793, 07896507278 or email him at Figg.firstname.lastname@example.org. Rod can be contacted on 01935 872528 or email him at email@example.com
Last year, the Dorset Section received an Xmas Card from the Stonehenge Section. Your Committee thought it appropriate that we should do something similar this year, so a design was put together and we purchased 12 cards from Moonpig.
One card went to Henstridge Golf & Leisure and the remaining to each Secretary of the 11 surrounding Sections*: Cornwall, Devon, East Devon, Dartmoor, Bristol, West Wiltshire, Somerset, Stonehenge, Bournemouth & New Forest, Wessex V&V and Isle of Wight. I also enclosed our 2019 Programme Card with each Xmas card.
*apologies to the South Dorset Section. You didn’t get a card because there is no postal address listed on the VMCC website for your Secretary or Chairman.
We were too late to get the cards signed by members at our Social evening last Wednesday 12th December, so Phil Allen and I have signed in our respective capacities as Chairman and Secretary.
The 2019 VMCC Dorset Section Programme is out! The printed cards will be available at the Social Evening and Buffet Club Night on Wednesday 12th December and at the Xmas Lunch on Sunday 16th December. If you can’t wait that long, then you can either print off the two images below or click here to download the PDF file.
All of our events have been entered into the Events calendar on this website and here you will find further details on many of the events. If you use an online personal calendar such as Google Calendar, Apple iCal etc, you can automatically copy all of our 2019 entries from the Events calendar to your personal calendar — ask for help if you get stuck. Click here to list all events for 2019.
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