RIDEOUTS AND EVENTS
Please have sufficient fuel at the start of rideouts so that fuel stops can be kept to a minimum. Even if the destination is only a short distance away your tank should be full (not just a bit over half) - the route taken will often not be direct.
A reminder about rideouts if the weather is a bit suspect. "On future ride outs if the weather is not looking too good please telephone one of the reps to check if itís still on before meeting up. It should be pretty obvious anyway but please check first, you donít want to be turning up for nothing. It would only ever be the case in the event of bad weather. Thank you. Trev"
The calendar of rideouts for 2018 will start in April. Inpromptu rideouts will depart from Boreham services on Sundays at 10:30 until March 4 when it returns to 10:00. At the end of the rideout calander period, as the mornings become darker inpromptu rideouts revert to 10:30 at Boreham Services from December 2 until March 3, 2019.
We also have some mid week rides for those that can make it, originally deemed the Retired Riders Group, quickly re named the Retarded Riders group. Nothing is set in stone and there is no planned ride out week on week, just as the fancy takes us and weather of course. Let us know if you are interested so we can keep you informed.
2018 Rideout Calendar
Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6NU.
Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6NU.
June 24th The Bike Shed, Shorditch, London, EC1V 9LT (on the A10).
Alan Ferry funeral in Colchester
June 29th Alan Ferry funeral in Colchester
With great sadness I have to inform you that one of our longest serving members Alan Ferry has died. Many of you will know Alan, a lovely man who was once our centre rep. His funeral is on the 29th June at Weeley crematorium, 11.00 am. The funeral cortege will be leaving Alanís house in Colchester, as yet details are not finalised, probably around 10ish. There will be a police escort of some kind specifically to block roundabouts, junctions and lights, so if you intend going by bike we need to know numbers. If there are more than ten bikes they will go on ahead to arrive, park, helmets off, and hopefully form a reception line for the cortege when it arrives, if there are less than ten bikes then they will follow behind the hearse. It is therefore very important to know numbers if you intend going by bike. So please let me know [my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org] or phone/text me on 07941 072174 or Roger Went on 07547 898363, you can of cause go directly to the crematorium. When the details are known Roger will tell me along with the address and I will forward them on.Please do respond donít just turn up, the funeral directors are adamant about this, too many in the procession it will become very difficult.
July 8th C19 picnic, Cudmore Park,East Mersea, CO5 8UE.
July 15th Bawdsey Quay & Sizewell cafe
July 20th - 22nd C7 Where the Flock are we Rally, Aberaeron, Wales,
July 29th RAF Museum Hendon, London, NW9 5LL.
.August 5th Museum of Power bike show, Langford, Maldon, CM9 6QA.
Norfolk Tank Museum ,
Norwich, NR16 1HZ (£8.00)
, Norwich, NR16 1HZ (£8.00)
August 19th Aldeburgh
August 24th - 27th C4 Fourgasm V Rally, Redcar Rugby Club, TS10 3RW.
Sept 9th Gorleston & Beccles
Sept 16th Walton on the Naze
Sept 23rd Silverball cafe, Royston, SG8 8BD (on the A10).
Holly's Diner, Latchingdon, CM3 6EX -
Holly's Diner, Latchingdon, CM3 6EX - Senic route
Oct 7th Copdock Bike show, Trinity Park, IP3 8UH (£10.00)
Oct 21st C19 AGM
2019 - C19 Christmas Party - Holiday Inn, Eight Ash Green,
January 5th 2019 - C19 Christmas Party - Holiday Inn, Eight Ash Green,
Colchester, CO6 3QL.
Colchester, CO6 3QL.
2018 VSOC RALLIES
Rally in a Hotel - April 27-28
Gloucester Hallmark Hotel, Marlston Close, Robinswood Hill, Gloucester, GL4 6EA.
Center 15 Rally - May 25-27
"Fubar in Folkestone"
Folkestone Rugby Club, New Burlington Ground, Newington, Folkestone, CT18 8BH.
2018 INTERNATIONAL RALLY - DENMARK
Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June (but you can arrive on the 7th)
Venue is literally 200 metres from the German border at a venue called
.This is in Jutland, so riding up from Hamburg is the route.
address is: , , .
,Rudbolvej 36, 6280 Hojer
The web address is :
The web address is : http://rudbol.dk/
.There will be cabin/beds available for pretty much everyone if required, so when it comes to booking via Kevin Hoyte later in the year, or when the Danes offer then, full details of the costs will be made available.
There is of course camping free for everyone as well and the site will be open from the Thursday (Midday).
Cost for Rally is 70 Euroís (camping) and when questioned about this, 56 Euroís was the food being provided! The Danes love their food and it will be excellent!
Live Bands, Breakfasts, Dinners including Tea & Coffee.
Centre 7 Rally - July 20-22
"Where the Flock are we"
Aberaeron Rugby Football Club, Parc Drefach, Aberaeron, SA4 60JR.
Centre 4 Rally - August 24-26
August Bank Holiday weekend - three day rally
Redcar Rugby Union Football Club, Mackinlay Park, Green Lane, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 3RW.
PAGE FOR DISPLAY OF BIKES AT SHOWS
This is a format for a display notice for bikes at events such as the bike show at the Langford Museum of Power, Charsfield Fete, and Southwold.
It's available as a Microsoft Word document (click on the link below) and, if you have Word, it's easy to edit from the details shown for my bike to cover your bike. Technical details for most of our bikes are on the Star Motorcycles US Web site at http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/products/lifestylehome/home.aspx Please do not change the pictures, header text, fonts, or layout of the page - we are looking for a "standard" page with brief details in Arial 14 point black bold. Colour printing and lamination will be required; I have both and can do this for you if required; just e-mail your page to email@example.com. Note that this is for VSOC qualifying bikes only.