Recent Runs

The club is up-dating its website and hopes to have a gallery of photos from recent club runs to complement our ‘News’ page. We all love to see someone struggling … er, enjoying themselves on a cyclemotor / autocycle / moped.

In the meantime, here area few photos from our National Rally over the weekend of 5-7th July 2019 to whet your appetite.

The Wolverhampton Rugby Club on the outskirts of Wolverhampton (named after Wulfruna, an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who was granted a charter for a settlement called Wulvrenehamptonia on her lands by Æthelred the Unready in 985, so now you know!) is a superb site for our annual rally; the club house offers full-English breakfasts, a curry on Friday and our annual feast on Saturday evening, plus of course a bar with a good many fine beers on tap. Showers and loos are open 24h and there is plenty of camping space for all.
Bob, Liz and the South Staffs. team as usual organised everything seamlessly, with a welcome pack & cold bag, route sheets each day, leaders on the runs and a great evening meal on Saturday. Grateful thanks to them all, this being the 10th National they have organised at the rugby club at Castlecroft.
After an excellent curry on a sunny, warm Friday evening, Saturday dawned grey and overcast. We all prayed for a dry run but it was not to be and it began raining in earnest at the Coach & Horses coffee stop in Wheaton Aston, continuing until after our cake stop at Nans Café Bar at Shifnal, by which time we were all soaked.

Members line up for the “off” on the Sunday run.
Out on the Sunday run, stopping for the view at Ludstone Hall.
Chris Harper splashes through the downpour on the Saturday run.

The N. Ireland Five Corners Run, September 2019, by Trevor Kirk
The annual Northern Ireland sections Five Corners Run in Ballyclare, Co Antrim, attracted 22 bikes of different shapes and sizes. We gathered at the Five Corners Bar and Restaurant for Tea/Coffee and some socialising before setting off on our country lane route comprising around 33 miles.

Riders assemble at the Five Corners restaurant for lunch.

There was a large turnout of Japanese machinery consisting of many different Honda models with a Suzuki M30, a Batavus Go Go, a Raleigh Wisp, a couple of New Hudsons, an LE Velocette and a really nice 1928 Sun Villiers amongst the machines. After getting the jets cleared on the Sun we headed off on dry roads, although most people donned wet-weather gear as heavy showers where forecast. We wound our way through the villages of Cogry, Doagh and Parkgate before our first stop for the smokers, just in case the two-strokers where not already putting out enough smoke.