CLUB Report - November 18 edition
Berks Branch TOMCC Nacelle Report – Nov 2018
"Here we are and here we go!!! We're hitting the road!!! Branch members turned out in force to support the South Hants Branch at their Gathering. Ten Berkshire members met up and rode down as a group, with most wearing matching “gold on black” Berks Branch tee-shirts. It was a sunny day, we had a fun ride on the way and there was a great display of bikes. It was good to meet up with members of another branch. David, one of the Berks members, won the Best Triple with his immaculate bronze painted Hurricanesque T150 special. The same bike also won Best Triple at the Berkshire show this year as well so it is now a double winner. Congratulations!!
Lots of Branch members have been rescued by Derek (“wiv a van”) over the years and it happened again this week. Nick was riding to our club night on his1960 T110 when he broke down. Another member, Bob, spotted him stranded, rode on to the club and came back with Derek. They soon had the bike loaded on the van and back to his house. Thanks to Bob and Derek for their help.
A warm welcome to new member Barry Jones, the proud owner of a classic Bonnie and a 2006 Speed Triple, who came along on a Thursday night this month. Great to see you Barry!!!
Our annual quiz night with prizes is on Thursday 8th November 8pm at the BCSA. Please come along
Keep on rolling!
Berks Branch TOMCC Nacelle Report – Dec 2018
"Here, there and everywhere!!! Despite there being few Branch events this month, there has been plenty to do, with individual members going to the Concorde Rally, the TOMCC 60th Bonneville Celebration in Uttoxeter and the Ride to the Wall in Staffordshire.
We tried twice to organize a group ride out to the Super Sausage near Towcester. The first time it was raining heavily on the Sunday morning, so everybody cried off. Two weeks later we tried again, and despite the cold and damp, seven members met up at the H Café start point. After coffee, one of our members decided to have a shopping spree at the motorcycle clothing shop next door. By the time they had finished, we decided it was too late to ride to the Super Sausage, so we rode to the Bell Inn in Aldworth for lunch instead. The weather stayed dry and we had a great ride to the pub and an enjoyable lunch.
Coming up, we have our Christmas dinner and party on the Saturday 8th December, with the Reading Toy Run the next morning on the Sunday. In the New Year, a group will be going to the Rockers Reunion in January, our Branch AGM is on the 21st February, our Old Motorcycle Gathering is on the 15th June and our summer show is on the 20th July. And remember, we have our weekly club night every Thursday at the BCSA whatever the weather all through the winter!!!!
Keep on rolling!
Berks Branch TOMCC Nacelle Report – Jan 2019
A thousand million questions!! Well, not quite that many. But Bob Cromwell, our branch quiz master, set 30 real brain teasers for our annual quiz night. There was a good turn-out of people wracking their brains to answer his obscure questions and a great set of prizes to win. Members rose to the challenge of: identifying the year of a specific Triumph model from its colour scheme; naming the make and model of the bike ridden in Terminator 2 or the name of the Californian town whose real life troubles inspired the film “The Wild One”. There was a break at half time to get refreshments from the bar. It was a close contest and at the end only a single point separated the winning team of Paul, Richard and Mick from the runners up.
The weather might be getting colder, but we still managed to fit in a ride to Newlands Corner near Guildford on a mild Sunday morning and enjoyed seeing all the classic bikes in the car park. And through the winter, we’ll still be getting out on our bikes and meeting up every Thursday at the BCSA to chat about bikes over a beer.
Christmas is upon us and there is lots to look forward to in the New Year. There’s the Reading Rocker’s Reunion in January and the London Motorcycle Show and our Branch AGM in February. And don’t forget our shows on the 15 June and the 20 July.
Keep on rolling!