The weather forecast showed it would be dry when ten bikes and their riders gathered at Cobbs farm for our planned ride to the Artyard Cafe in Enstone in Oxfordshire. As we got ready to go it started to rain heavily. So we went in the cafe for half and hour until it stopped. After that the weather was dry although for the start of the ride the roads were wet.
With the delay and as the Artyard is quite a long run, we had quick stop at the garden centre in Bampton. A couple of riders decided to end the ride there while the rest pushed on to the Artyard.
The Lunchtime Bike Meet on the 9th October had around 70 bikes attending, of all types, many of them classic, but there were plenty of modern bikes as well. It was dry, the sun shone in the afternoon and it was warm day. Some people sat inside the lounge bar to have lunch while others sat outside on picnic tables. Most bikes were parked on on the lawn in front of the bar and people could wander around looking at the bikes and chatting to other bikers.
We worried more about getting fuel than the weather for our ride to the Weald and Downland Living Museum near Chichester. Five of us met up with various levels of fuel and anxiety about making it there and back. Luckily, we rode past a garage with fuel and no queues, so two of us filled up. Some others managed to find some fuel at the end of the ride. The weather shone for us apart from a very short shower that caught some people just before they got home. The cafe at the Weald museum was a beautiful place for a bacon sandwich and coffee.
We’ll be holding our annual quiz night at our Thursday Club Night on 11th November 2021.
Once again, quiz master, Bob Cromwell will be testing our knowledge with questions on motorcycle related topics and general knowledge. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening for the winning team.
You don’t have to form a team in advance, just come along. Teams get formed on the night, typically around three or four people each. You can also participate as an individual if you want. It’s a great way to get to know other people and have a fun evening.
The forecast said it was a going to be wet, and it certainly looked that way first thing in the morning, so we had a low turnout for our ride to the Leckford estate.
But it had stopped raining before we started the ride, and after half and hour we were on dry roads and had a great ride to the Leckford Estate in Hampshire. When we arrived there it was warm and the sun was shining and we enjoyed a late breakfast at the cafe there before our ride home.
It just shows, you should not let the weather forecast put you off riding your bike.
The TOMCC (Meriden Branch) will have a stand at this show. There is an potential opportunity for Branch members to exhibit their bikes on this stand. Branch Members can also get a £4 discount on normal entry tickets if they want to attend.