The days are definitely stretching out now and the morning sun is streaming through the front window. What does this mean? Yes, the bikes will soon be given an airing. However, as of now, our motorcycling fare consists of club nights, the trials scene and auto jumbles.
Accordingly, at the early club night in February, Alistair Alexander gave a slide show and talk on the Hebridean Hop – a 500 mile island- hopping jaunt on lightweight machines through the spectacular scenery of the Hebridean Islands. In addition, Alistair treat us to a history of the racing exploits of the ‘Flying Fifer’. The planned talk on the ’KTT at the Manx’ could not be given due to technical problems with the new-fangled digital equipment. We should have anticipated this as we are the vintage club after all. However, Alistair - a most personable chap - is thanked for travelling so far for our entertainment.
Eric’s sociable quiz at the second club night was just that- sociable. It got us out of our seats to test our knowledge - or lack of it - regarding events and machines from earlier times. The quiz winner was chairman Steve Hodgson and many thanks go to Eric for his different take on the usual quiz format.
The winner of the trial at Chop Gate was Steve Ainslie from Graham Powell with Rob Green and John Sowerby tied for third place.
The March programme continues in much the same vein with both a Domino Knockout and a talk by Eric on Greenland’s Icy Mountains. Eric likes his exotic holidays although I must confess to a preference for warmer climes.