Annual General Meeting 2022

The 2022 Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on:

Thursday 10 February 2022 8.30pm

It will be held at the BCSA as part of our weekly club night. The AGM will start at 8.30pm. All Branch members are welcome to come to the meeting where we review the last year, present the accounts, elect a new committee and discuss plans for the coming year. Branch members can vote, ask questions of the current committee, put forward propositions and join in the discussion. This is an opportunity for all Branch members to have a say in the plans for the Branch during the next year.

People standing for the committee must be full members of the Branch and must be nominated by two other full members at any of the Thursday club nights leading up to the AGM on the nomination sheet that is on the notice board by the bar.

See the following links for more information.

AGM Venue

Minutes of the 2021 AGM

Current Committee Members

Committee Roles

COVID-19 – Current status

The BCSA is now open and we are currently meeting every Thursday from 8.00 pm – 10.30pm at the BCSA. Masks should be worn when entering and moving about inside the building. Drinks and food can be ordered at the bar or serving hatch, but people should avoid crowding around the bar or hatch area.

Rides are being being organised most weeks. If you a Branch member you can ask to join either our Facebook or Whatsapp Group where the latest details of our runs are agreed. Send a message via the Contact Us form on this site if you want to join.

Bring & Buy Sale

The branch will be hosting a bring & buy sale at the BCSA on Thursday 13 January 2022 from 8:00pm to around 10.00pm

This is the ideal opportunity for you to have a clearout of all those motorcycle related items in your garage that you no longer need and make a little pocket money at the same time!

Plus, you might also pick up the odd item from another member which you will find useful!

Just turn up with your stuff and lay it out on table in the bar and see if anyone wants to buy it.

Wander round and look at what else is on offer .

Remember, one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure.

Food, drink and endless chat about motorbikes on offer as on all other Thursday club nights.

Some photos below of the last bring & buy sale we held at the beginning of 2020.

Nacelle Report – Jan 2022

Below is the report published in the January 2022 issue of Nacelle, which covered Branch activities in November 2021.

So here it is Merry Christmas! I hope everybody’s having fun when you read this and Covid hasn’t cancelled everything.

Members wracked their brains to answer Uncle Bob’s fiendish set of questions at our Branch quiz night. Teams of up to four competed to win the prizes on offer, assisted only by glasses of beer. There was a quick half time gap for people to refresh their glasses at the bar and then onto round two. Congratulations to the winning team of visitors from the VMCC.

Bob testing our brains at our quiz night

We had a good turn-out for our curry night that we arranged with the caterers for one of our Thursday evening meetings for members and partners. Everyone had a choice of three curries and then helped themselves from a table of side dishes. We played some Ravi Shankar albums in the background to provide the right ambience.

Members and their bikes at Alton Station

We were back on the road again with four Sunday and two mid-week ride-outs during November. We went to some new venues: the Tree House in Four Marks, the Grange near Saunderton and the Iron Bull Roadhouse in Old Basing; as well as repeat visits to Loomies and Sally Pussey’s Inn. We had a run to the Departure Lounge, but found it closed for a wedding, so went to Alton Station Café instead. For our last Sunday run the weather was barely above freezing, but that still didn’t stop six members donning their winter riding gear and coming out for the ride.

Keep on rolling! 

Ton-Up Ted

Christmas Special 2021

On the Thursday 16 December we will be having a Christmas special evening at our club night starting at 8pm at the BCSA. Its open to all Branch members and their partners and there will be a free buffet of festive food, Christmas music and a raffle. The bar will be open as usual. So come along and enjoy a yuletide evening with fellow Branch members.

Nacelle Report – December 2021

Below is the report published in the December 2021 issue of Nacelle, which covered Branch activities in October.

We met again some sunny day when the blue skies drove the dark clouds away for our October lunch time bike meet. Around 70 people rode in on their bikes in response to our open invitation to lunch on a Saturday at the BCSA. With so many events cancelled early in the summer (and all of last year), it was great to have this extra event late in the year.

Around 70 bikes came to our lunchtime bike meet

We’ve also been out motorbiking on the queen’s highway again. Despite anxiety about being able to get fuel, on the first Sunday in October we rode out to the idyllic Weald and Downland Museum near Chichester, where we enjoyed refreshments in the bucolic lakeside café there.

We also revisited some of our old favourite destinations and had Sunday ride-outs to: Popham Airfield near Winchester, the Artyard Cafe near Enstone and the Haven Café near Salisbury.

A brief stop on the ride back from the Weald

We finally held our much delayed Branch AGM, which should have been held back in February, when we were all stuck in lockdown. During the last year, two committee members had left and their duties were taken up by other members. With these changes, the existing committee were confirmed in their roles until next year’s Branch AGM, which is only four months away.  It was good to reflect on what has been a very disruptive period and start planning positively for next year’s activities.

We’re planning some winter indoor events so keep your eye on the Branch website for details.

Keep on rolling! 

Ton-Up Ted

Supporting the Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Our Lunchtime Bike Meet on 9th October 2021 hosted around 70 bikes and was a very enjoyable day out for all who attended. It also raised £200 for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, who provide a vital life saving service.

Certificate sent to the Berkshire Branch By Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Thames Valley Air Ambulance sent us a certificate of thanks. We would like to pass on their thanks to everyone who came on the day and made a donation to this great cause.

If you want to know more about the great work the Thames Valley Air Ambulance do, just click here.

Branch Curry Night – 25 Nov

We are having a curry night at our club meeting at the BCSA on Thursday 25th November 2021.

For the bargain price of £5.50, you will have a choice of: Meat Rogan Josh, Chicken Tikka Masala or Vegetable Curry, all served with rice, naan bread and a popadom.

This event is open to all members and their partners so there will be no need for anyone to cook at home that night!

Service will start at 7:00pm. Don’t arrive earlier, the club will nor be open.