Bedfordshire
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The Vintage MotorCycle Club Ltd.

 

Website updated 15th July 2019

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Albert Brown run

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Section Constitution

Welcome to the VMCC's Bedfordshire Section website.

The section meets at the Memorial Hall, Shefford on the second Thursday in the month from 8pm on.

The premier event for the section is the Albert Brown run which is usually held in early July. See the Albert Brown run page.

 

Albert Brown run

The 2019 Albert Brown run - billed once again as 'The Sunshine Run' was held on Sunday July 7th. A little dull at first, the weather soon brightened up and with a good turnout the run once again lived up to expectations.

 

The Summer Saunter - change of date

PLease note that the Summer Saunter will now be held on Sunday, 18th August

 

Club Night

Clubnight on August 8th is 'Noggin'n'Natter' Night.

 

Forthcoming events:

July 2019 Thursday 18th  Mid-week Run. Memorial Hall, Shefford, 10.00am for 10.30. Don Mckeand

August 2019 Thursday 8th  "Noggin'n'Natter" Evening. Memorial Hall, Shefford, 8.00pm for 8.30

August 2019 Thursday 15th  Mid-week Run. Memorial Hall, Shefford, 10.00am for 10.30. Don Mckeand

August 2019 Sunday 18th  Summer Saunter. Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, 10.00am for 10.30. Bryan Marsh

September 2019 Thursday 8th  "The Day I Gave a Brand New Bike Away", a talk by Bryan Marsh. Memorial Hall, Shefford, 8.00pm for 8.30

 

Two postscripts from the R&AKMR

Gemma, Roger's daughter, gave birth to Josephine at 2am on Thursday, 11th July.

Unfortunately there weren't enough rosettes to give all the entrants one after the event. If you didn't get your rosette please contact me at the email address at the bottom of the page.

 

East Herts Section Facebook page

David Geary from the East Herts section and who was at the R & AKMR run has created a Facebook page for the section. Here is the link to it: East Herts Facebook page

 

Coming in September - Sand & Motorcycles

Run by the Leighton Buzzard Railway and the Royal British Legion Riders this is the tenth year of the event. It will be held on Sunday, 29th September from 10am to 4:30pm and once again it will be at Pages Park, Billington Rd., Leighton Buzzard LU7 4TG. Click here to see the flyer.

 

Events in 2019

Available for download is the programme of events for 2019 either as a 'Word' document here or in PDF format here.

 

AGM 2018

The Chairman's, secretary's & treasurer's reports and the minutes of the meeting for this year's AGM are now available to browse here.

 

The website

When I took over the website it needed hosting. This was done thanks to the to the generosity of Section members Peter and Dot Jones who hosted the site on their server DJ Automation Engineering Ltd


For practical reasons DJ Automation can no longer host the site and I've therefore now moved it over to my server. I would like to acknowledge the contribution of both Peter and Dot, their support allowed us to keep on the net and helped the section to grow accordingly. Sadly Peter passed away but Dot still continued to help us, donating a really good projector that we use regularly for talks and presentations in the club-house.


For all of this the Section would like to say a heartfelt "Thank you", very much appreciated.

 

A photo from the Polhill Arms on the Albert Brown run. I like the way the 'old motorbikes' seem to have weathered better than the relatively modern sign forbidding them and others further progress.
A most unusual motorcycle seen at the Car Park Concours: a Norton Electra.

There was once again a fair turnout of motorcycles at the concours - I heard the number 60 mentioned. Unfortunately there was also a very good turnout of cars, the presence of which rather diluted the visual impact of the 'bikes which were forced once again to occupy the grassy perimeter of the field.


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