Granadaland / Lancashire Hot-Pops

Two of our most active members have sadly departed in the last couple of years: Derek Ashworth on the left and Andy Speak on the right. Both rode autocycles which were considerably faster than when they left the New Hudson factory 60 years ago! They are both much missed.

Section Meetings
Our Section meetings occur at The Farmers Arms, Chorley Road, Bispham near Parbold, L40 3SL.  Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, 8pm start, so please come and join us, we welcome your support. For further information please contact Mike Hurst 01695 732492.

What We Get Up To … The Hangover Run! Sunday 15th January 2017

Photo: John Burgess (centre) capturing the spirit of the day!

A new year. An unpromising dawn in South West Lancashire – grey, mild, drizzly – depressing! Not the sort of day you would choose to go for a solo ride – but a day out with mates, now that’s different! NACC riders were joined on the Hangover Run by two random motorcyclists, one car driver (a cyclemotorist feigning incapacity) and riders from the Lancashire Slow Riders. All rode from the Briars Hall Hotel in Lathom to the Barons Sports and Social Club in Burscough to the VMCC gathering there.

We had a wide range of Club machines – from Joe’s Trojan Buzzing Bee Special (which prompted the now-customary lengthy question and answer session from the VMCC members) through John and George’s autocycles (Francis Barnett and Excelsior),  Mike H’s James light motorcycle, and Mike G’s Raleigh RM4. There was epicurean crusty hot pot courtesy of the VMCC at dinnertime, and a chinwag over coffee after the ride back at Lathom. An excellent day out with mates!

Peter Moore

The Ribble Valley Run 2014