Ride to Leckford – Jan 22

In the Leckford car park with their bikes

A great ride to the Cafe on the Leckford Estate. After a misty start and damp roads, the sun came up, the mist cleared and the temperature rose. Another enjoyable Sunday morning. Bikes needed washing afterwards though.

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.

Ride to H Cafe – Jan 22

Riders with their bikes at the start of the ride-out

We had a great start to 2o22 with 12 riders and their bikes meeting together at 10.30am on 1st January for our first branch ride of the year. We met up near junction 12 of the M4 and then rode to the H Cafe.

Toy Run 2021 – Photos

A group of our members rode together on the annual Reading Toy Run (see here for details). We met up about half a mile away and then rode together to the start point where we joined up with hundreds of other bikers, many in fancy dress with decorated bikes, for the ride from Reading to Wokingham where we dropped off toys to Barnado’s.

Ride to Court Hill – Nov 21

With temperatures below freezing as we got up in the morning and around 1 degree C when I left the house, I was not sure how many people would be turning up for our Sunday ride-out. However, six hardy bikers shrugged off the freezing conditions and met up at Cobbs Farm. The temperature had risen to a cool 2 degrees as we set off for the Court Hill centre near Wantage. The roads were mercifully dry, so we did not encounter any ice and arrived for coffee and cakes at the Court Hill centre with nothing more amiss than freezing hands and feet.

At the Court Hill Centre in our winter riding gear

Curry Night Photos

Side dishes for people to serve themselves

Our Branch Curry Night on the 25 November was popular. There was choice of three curries to order and a self service choice of side dishes with some Ravi Shankar albums played through the sound system as background music. Around 30 members and partners came along for enjoyable winters evening.

Ride to Iron Bull and Loomies

On a bright, but cold morning, we set off from Three Mile Cross on a short ride for breakfast at the Iron Bull Inn near Old Basing. We were then warmed up enough to ride on to Loomies at West Meon where we saw an extraordinary bathtub bike decked out in poppies. Despite one member going to the wrong start point and another getting lost on the way to Loomies, we all managed to make it to both cafes for another enjoyable Sunday out.

Annual Quiz – 2021

Our annual quiz for 2021 was held on 11 November 2021 at our regular club night at the BCSA. Multiple teams of three or four competed for a range of prizes and the honour of being this year’s winners. Questions as normal were set by Uncle Bob and tested our knowledge of motorcycle related facts with some other popular culture questions. We had a half time intermission to replenish our glasses before wracking our brains for the final session. Congratulations to the team of four visitors from the Vintage Motor Cycle Club (VMCC) who won. See some photos from the event below.