Back in April, Brian and Dennis entertained a well-attended gathering with their quiz and supper event. Most of us fell back onto the old adage that “it’s the taking part that counts” to explain our less than bright responses to the fiendish questions. Thanks Brian and Dennis and we’ll try harder next year.
The trial at Wensley was tied with Jim Jardine and Paul Deakin on zero points lost from Paul Harrison on 2 points. No doubt some sort of tie break will separate Jim and Paul before full results are posted in the trials link.
May presages the onset of the local riding season as registered in the section calendar. On Sunday 7th , the North Eastern section’s Wetherby Run beckons with some of us meeting at Great Smeaton at 09-30 for the ride down. There is no pre-registration for this event – simply turn-up and sign on.
The Quaker weekend is on 20th/21st and is the first South Durham event of the year. David Porteous has regs. which can also be downloaded from this web page. Always a great event and we look forward to a strong entry.
A full programme of events continues into June from all of the local VMCC sections including our two evening rides which are always enjoyable. In addition, there are many shows across the North East which have classic car and bike elements and can give great fun for the whole family. Of course, the trials championship continues throughout the year with Roy maintaining a great following.
So, there is much ahead to whet our appetites. All that is needed is sunshine and bikes that are in good fettle to see us through the summer.
Enough of Martin's Commando. Thought we would have a gentleman's machine for a change. 1949 Sunbeam S8 - Mike Carruthers. Bought in big lumps, assembled for the start of last year's runs with 12v ac electrics, semi electronic ignition, may convert to full if I can find another distributor to play around with. Just fitted sump extension so it now holds an extra pint. Dual seat fitted as Linda is used to the comfort of BMW seats, but not over keen on the plungers though. Did around 800 miles last year. Seems to run quite well although does not handle very well descending steep hills in reverse!!