For all of you applying for Event Permits for this year’s runs, there will be a slight delay getting them out to you due to a mishap with our Events Secretary, Liz Butler’s computer. Liz reckons it will need more than a rebore and new set of valves!
If you need to request a Permit, there is a .pdf version of the form to request an Event Permit on the club website. It can be found on at the bottom of the website’s Calendar page … but to save you looking, here’s the link: Event Permit Request Form
You can download it, print it, fill in the details of the run and post it to Liz at Rose Cottage, 5 Sandy Lane, Codsall, Wolverhampton, WV8 1EJ.
As soon as Liz is kitted out with a functioning computer, Event Permits will be issued. In the meantime, thanks to everyone for their patience.
Twelfth Night has come and gone, and Santa – caught on camera on the cover of our December issue! – has pootled and pedalled his way back to the North Pole leaving us to think about this year’s runs.
As is traditional, the Old Year ended with our South Hampshire Section’s ‘Twixmas Run’, and the New Year looks forward to Nick Devonport’s Birthday Run on January 22nd, starting at 10am from the Dover Transport Museum. It’s his 60th this year so those candles on the cake should be burning as bright as a beacon to guide you and your machine to the venue!
A note to all the Sections up and down the country to get dates for your planned runs and rallies to our website and magazine Editor so they can appear on the Club calendar – both on-line and in ‘Buzzing’. Appropriately, the Shropshire Buzzards have proved themselves the early birds in getting dates to us, with the Devon Autocyclists and The Thames Valley Group hot on their heels. It’s looking like 2017 will be a good one … Happy New Year Buzzers!!
Apologies to all you Buzzers out there as the October issue of ‘Buzzing’ is running a little late. It is, however, now with the printers and should be with you soon.
Take a look at the Club Sections on the website and you will find a new entry. The Leicestershire Enthusiasts have added info about what they get up to … so if you live in the Leicester area and that old cyclemotor or moped is languishing in the shed, get yourself along to one of their meetings at the The Queen Victoria Inn in Syston (7.30pm on the second Tuesday of the month) and you’ll soon be encouraged to be up and buzzing!!
This plea came too late for inclusion in August’s Buzzing – and it sounds like Vicky desperately needs a Knight on a Shining Moped to come to her rescue …
I spotted a Vicky 117 in a House Clearance Unit in poor condition minus engine but may contain some useful bits to a marque collector. The unit is in Caerphilly. I have 2 phone numbers as the guys are not there at all times: 07487 741640 or 07863 205640, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a Facebook page too – https://en-gb.facebook.com/Robs2Riches-reclaimed-household-goods-1386679171617771/. Also, there was a Lambretta which looked in very good shape but so hemmed in by furniture could not get too close and it not being ‘my bag’ as they say, didn’t push it. I will try to get a stay of execution as I think these guys only see it as scrap to be weighed in but some of our guys will see it as treasure.
P.S. Be nice if you could let us know at email@example.com if you are the rescuer!
The August edition of Buzzing is at the printers and should be with you in the next week or so. Usual array of reports from the East Coast Pedalers to the Shropshire Buzz’ards. There are also tales from July’s National Rally, the 25th Rando Cyclo at Sars Poteries and the first of the Wirral Wobblers’ installments from their Northern Ireland Challenge – complete with snow in May! Vintage 1920s’ Cykelaids and a very special ‘special’ also make it into the features. Oh, not forgetting the ads!
The September issue of Bike magazine (on sale now) contains a great two page article on this year’s NACC Coast to Coast Run written by Bike magazine journalist Nigel Grimshaw who entered and completed the event on his Puch Maxi moped on his first attempt. An informative article with some first class photos.
Our regular monthly meeting on the last Thursday of the month at The Corbet Arms, Uffington near Shrewsbury will be suspended until September. So NO meeting this Thursday (28th), nor on 25th August. But, it will be business as usual on 29th September.
Remember we will be at the Cleobury Mortimer Classic Bike Show on 10th-11th September – see our earlier posting. Look forward to seeing members there.
John Burgess – 01270 500469 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leicestershire Enthusiasts Section flew the NACC flag at this year’s Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s Founders Day at Stanford Hall on 17th July. The day that someone at last turned the summer on! It was gloriously hot and sunny. Featured marque was that good old thumper, the P&M Panther, and the central arena was filled with the rumbling sound of many a big single … although the Leicestershire contingent added some variation to the mechanical symphony by taking a few of their machines around the arena – suitably attired of course! And, is that a crate of Guinness on the back rack?! Hopefully ‘beer goggles’ (stout goggles?) won’t affect the report to appear in Buzzing. Don’t want tales of Bown Autocycles burning off the Vincents and Broughs!
‘Don’t miss out!’ says Ted Bemand. August’s edition of Old Bike Mart will feature more of the Wirral Wobblers’ serialised exploits from their Northern Ireland Challenge earlier this year. Parts 1 and 2 have already appeared in June and July’s issues. It’s conclusion time in August!
If you don’t subscribe to OBM, fear not. Ted’s articles will also appear in Buzzing, starting with August’s edition – and, of course, John Maconaghie of the Northern Ireland Section got the ball rolling with the host’s perspective which appeared in June’s Buzzing.
While we’re at it, a BIG THANKS to OBM for our club feature back in the May edition (see above) . It generated quite a bit of interest … with a few new converts to the slow lane world of under-powered, low capacity, two (and three!) wheeled wonders!