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Club meeting at The Junction Monday 31st August starts at 7.30pm

Alex has arranged for the use of The Junction pub marquee for a socially distanced  club meeting on Monday 31st August starting at 7.30pm. The pub is open, check out The Junction website for further details Please follow all social distancing and Government Covid_19 guidelines as appropriate ie hand washing, social distancing, masks to be worn in marquee, etc.    

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N/W Roadrunner Project No.4

Charlie Broom’s Daytona drama’s In the mid 1960s, at 16, l first dipped my toe in the water of motorcycling with a James Cadet 150, given to me by a guy next door, then progressing (and it certainly was) to a Yamaha YL1 twinjet, 100cc, amazing little machine, then a 200cc Suzuki Invader twin, another excellent bike. It was probably around 2 years later, full licience in hand, l stood outside Horsmans motorcycle showroom, gazing in awe at this 1970 Purple Triumph Daytona, it was the begining of a love…

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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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