Photos from Riverside and Lawrence Run

All this fine weather and with so many Sections in this neck of the woods means we’re spoilt for choice in terms of runs to take part in.  Before I get to last weekend’s photos, don’t forget:


  • Wednesday 4th July : Joint Stonehenge Section / Wessex Section Sundae Run starting at 2 pm (be there for 1 pm!). 25+ year rule applies and the run is about 30 miles. Come and see Paul Mile’s new bike 🙂 . Event details here.
  • Sunday 8th July : our own annual Veteran and Vintage Run, organised by Rod Hann. Pre-1931 bikes only, so go to the back of your garage and brush the cobwebs of your girder fork bike.  If you don’t have a suitable bike, you can’t sign-on to the run but nothing to stop you coming to watch and acting as my support vehicle! Event details here.
  • Wednesday 11th July : our Car and Bike Club Night at Henstridge Golf and Leisure.  Last year’s gathering was a great success — see the photos! Event details here.
Riverside Café Breakfast Meet on Saturday 30th June 2018
South Dorset Section’s Lawrence of Arabia Run on Sunday 1st July 2018

The South Dorset section has gone through some hard times in the last 6 months and yesterday in the Top of the Town car park in Dorchester it was plain to see as we had two opposing runs taking place: this VMCC run and another by those ex-South Dorset Section members who chose to leave the Section. Sad to see. But a good turnout from the Dorset Section in support of our South Dorset colleagues.

I had a cracking ride down to the start with Paul Miles; we went via the top road between Buckland Newton and Charminster, certainly one of my favourite roads in Dorset.  As far as the run was concerned, Paul and I stopped at Moreton Tea Rooms…and that was it: we drank several pots of tea, ate tea cakes and chatted for 90 minutes about nothing 🙂 .


Author: Paul Wirdnam

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

One thought on “Photos from Riverside and Lawrence Run”

  1. A couple more photos of the Lawrence run taken by Maurice McGladdery.  The first one is at the start and the second one is at the finish at Portland Bill.

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