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?


Author: Paul Wirdnam

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

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