N/W Roadrunner Project No.3

Chris Rimmer’s unusual but beautiful project I’ve always wanted a flat-tanker but never been able to afford one. The other year I saw one of those new Black Douglas Sterling flatties and realised I couldn’t afford one of those either! This led me to the only conclusion. I had to build one myself. Luckily I had a donor bike which could only ever be improved, no matter what I did, in the form of a Chinese AJS js125e. My son Harry had moved on to cars and gave me his…

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N/W Roadrunner Projects No.2

N/W Roadrunner Projects No.2 Sunbeam Owners Club North Wales run I am a member of the Marston Sunbeam club and my mate Paul Knight had arranged a lovely run in North Wales for the club. It was October and we had got over the heavy rains that had caused all the flooding over the UK and the weather was a dry pleasant day and an opportunity to get out on the bikes in a lovely part of the world with lovely riding roads along with the scenery. I persuaded my…

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N/W Roadrunner Projects

  N/W Roadrunner Projects The latest train of thought is why not do a monthly newsletter on our website just to keep up to date with members projects.  I have been busy building my special from parts I’ve accumulated over the past 20+ years. It is a rigid framed BSA B31 with girder forks overbored to 400cc with hot cams, piston and flowed head. So it should be a bit of a goer, and here it is in all it’s glory. Still work in progress though. It’s a little honey.…

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Our Chairman Alex has received the Syd Plevin Trophy from the VMCC

Well done and well deserved Alex has been presented with The Syd Plevin Trophy for work done in our section. I’m sure you’ll all agreed that Alex deserves this trophy for all the work he puts into the section, even whilst recovering from a stroke. Alex has said if he was to receive any trophy from the VMCC this is the one he would chose. Will you all give 3 cheers for Alex      

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Bring & Buy sale 24th February 2020 – Funny Hat Theme

Well we did it again! We had our annual bring and buy sale at the Northwest Section and each year we have a theme to bring a bit of fun to the evening. This years theme was funny hats and we had a brilliant selection. There was bargains to be had and Gordon and myself managed to sell everything on offer. we had tools, riding gear, garden plants and all kinds of wonderous objects. I think everyone came away with a bargain and a smile on their face, now we…

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Informal meeting & ride out to Rivington Lower Barn

I’ve just got back from the midweek meet organised by Adrian Such of Central Lancs Section. This is just an informal meeting of the local Sections for a chat and a cuppa and  catch up with friends. I’m still not driving/riding yet due to my recent stroke, but I’m fortunate in the help that I get from my friends who kindly have been driving me to these events. My driver today was my friend of over 50 years Gordon Williams. We met up with Keith wood another N/W Section member…

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Beryl & John Melling talk on the County of Shropshire The Barons Burscough

Monday 27th January we were entertained with a talk and a slideshow from John Melling on the county of Shropshire and what a great night it turned out to be. Apart from John’s informative and entertaining talk we had a full room with over 50 members in attendance. Followed by our usual buffet. It was lovely to see more wives and ladies in attendance in what always seems to be male dominated. A lot of our ladies are hardy and enthusiastic  motorcyclists with many miles under their belts. We are…

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Junction Bike Show 12th January 2020

  Sunday12th January what a start for 2020 it was the first event of the year for the N/W VMCC. It was a wet cold morning but it didn’t keep the crowds away. We had a full Venue aided along by our Friends and colleagues from the surrounding Sections. I’ve been out of action for a couple of months with a health problem but I wasn’t too concerned because we have a great team of doers at the N/W and Jeff and his guys from Blackpool had made an early…

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