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