Photos and Video from the Informal Run 8th August 2020

Our Chairman was dressed as a pirate today. Anyone know why?

What a scorcher it was today — a high of 32°C in North Dorset.  Despite the temperature, we had more people turn up for our run than had booked. In future, to help us plan and keep legal with respect to the current Covid-19 restrictions, please ensure that you have pre-booked with the secretary.  At the moment, we feel we can only support 4 groups, each with 6 riders, so pre-book early to reserve one of the 24 places.

We all assembled at Spire Hill for an initial coffee, tea, cake, natter etc.  But by 11 am, we had rather randomly split into 4 groups and headed off in different directions.

I know many of you don’t read Facebook, but there is a Dorset Section VMCC page that is maintained by our current Chairperson, and I quote from his post about today’s run: “Your correspondent played tail-end Charlie of our six and not only followed an Ariel that smoked like a Soviet Steelworks but had to push start another of the wretched things; there ought to be a law about mass gatherings of Ariels…“.  Now we have a virtual AGM coming up in October and I ask you:  Should we have a Chairperson who is so blatantly anti-Ariel? 🙂

I didn’t hear of any breakdowns or accidents during the run.  We all seemed to arrive at Hamishs in good order.  Another successful, but somewhat hot, Informal Run.  See you in two weeks time, but only if you’ve pre-booked.

BTW: I’ve dropped the numerical reference to the Informal Runs, and the reference to them being Post-Lockdown (but in case you haven’t, this was the Fourth Informal Post-Lockdown Run; what a mouthful!)

Author: Paul Wirdnam

Strangely addicted to Ariel motorcycles from the '20s, 30s and 40s.

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