February 2019 ride outs

Central Lancashire Section arranged two meets during the brilliant weather in February. The first was a meet at Rivington lower barn on a nice dry day. There was a good showing of about 20 to 30 bikes. A nice natter to catch up with what everyone had been up to over the winter was accompanied by nice cup of tea and lovely cakes.The second meet was at Fettlers Wharf in Rufford, again there was a good showing on a lovely warm summer like day. There was a little confusion as…

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THE GOOD SAMARITAN

Our North West Section Chairman Alex has also been helping a lady celebrating her 105th birthday. She loved it as can be seen in the VMCC March 2019 Journal. Alex’s letter regarding this is the journal’s Star Letter. Wow, that’s an achievement Alex. I don’t think any of us who knows Alex, is surprised how keen he was to help out this lady celebrate her 105th birthday. As we all know Alex is relentless in all he does. We are extremely lucky to have such a dedicated Chairman in the…

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BRING & BUY SALE

The club held a bring & buy sale recently and I attended with my friend Tom, neither of us had been to a bring & buy sale at the club before and didn’t know what to expect. As we didn’t know what to do, we both brought bottles of alcohol for the sale. When we arrived, we were confronted with a large table full of all kinds of items, from jigsaw puzzles to motorcycle parts. Alex had said the theme for the bring & buy sale was tramps, but again…

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Little Tiddlers

  It was nice to see some little tiddlers there too. This 98cc Sun which looks original, with a Villiers 1F engine with 2 speed handlebar gear change, if I’m not mistaken.   Another unusual little tiddler is this Francis Barnett and I think this has a Villiers 2F engine with no gear unit, again if I’m not mistaken. I’ve always loved Villiers engines there so reliable.  

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New Year New Venue

ALEX GRAHAM captured the overwhelming turnout of bikes and riders for the Northwest Section’s first event of the new year. The Northwest Section held its first event of the year at a new venue. It was held in a huge marquee at the rear of the Junction pub in Rainford, St Helens. It was a cold and dry January day but that didn’t keep the crowds away, and the turnout of bikes and riders was overwhelming. We filled the marquee and outside I counted 46 bikes, but even that is…

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