Website updated 22nd July 2022
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 June. See the Albert Brown run page.
Rod Atkins RIP
Rod Atkins passed peacefully away on Thursday, 7th July. Rod was quite a character and a long-standing section member.
Rod Atkins’ funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday 19th August 2022, at Oakley Parish Church. All who knew Rod, and wish to ride a motorcycle in the cortege to follow the hearse, should assemble in Oakley Sports Club grounds (Church Lane, Oakley MK43 7RJ) by 2:00 p.m. at the latest, for a prompt 2:15 p.m. departure. You will be formed into two lines, oldest motorcycles at the front, before following the hearse for one lap of the village, that will pass Rod’s house next to the Post Office. Please keep together in close herringbone pattern.
At the church we will quickly park, walk past the hearse and form a Guard of Honour on the path between the gate and the church, helmets under arms. The coffin will be carried in and all involved may then join the church service or return to Oakley Club. At the end of the service there will be a burial in the churchyard to be attended by the family only. We are all invited to a social celebration of Rod’s life at Oakley Social Club immediately following the service.
If you wish to attend by car you are asked to please not use the church car park, but park either down Church Lane, or in the Social Club which is a couple of minutes’ walk away."
August's club-night on 11th August is a noggin 'n' natter evening at the Memorial Hall, Shefford 7.30 for 8:0pm.
This will be held on Sunday, August 21st.
Mid-week run and lunch
For the summer season mid-week runs and lunches will be combined with the run finishing at the lunch venue. July's mid-week run and lunch will be on Thursday, 21st July starting at Shefford at 10.15 for 10.30am and finishing at 12.30/1pm-ish at the Forest Centre at Marston Moretaine. Be warned, if you come to the lunch in a car you will have to pay to park – but not if you come on a bike.
The next breakfast meet will be on Sunday, 31st July at London Gliding Club in Dunstable from 10.00am.
Diary of events
The diary of events is now available to view here on the Events page. This will be updated as further details become available.
VMCC Beds Newsletter
Bryan's email newsletter has metamorphosed into the VMCC Beds News and for those who haven't received their copy by email here is a link to the current issue.
There are links to previous Newsletters on the the archive page .
There is now an archive page which contains links to previous Newsletters and Virtual Clubnights
The Chairman's & secretary's reports for this year's AGM are now available to browse here.
One memory of Rod that won't be shared by anyone else is that
of the many quiz nights when he and Ron did the marking.
They came with the package as part of the quiz - whatever was happening on the other side
of the curtains on their side was a cheerful, quiet calm that comes when everything is under control.
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