Forthcoming events

South West Coast Run

The 55th South West Coast Run is being held on Sunday 13th May 2018, (please arrive  10.00 am onward for an 11.00 am start) from the usual venue of Failand Village Hall. If you would like to enter please send a completed entry form with the correct remittance to the address below.
For administrative and insurance reasons the host club for motorcycles will remain the VMCC but cars will be run under the banner of the Pegasus Motor Club. The entry form is a combination for both.
If you need a hard copy confirmation of your entry posted to you please include a stamped addressed envelope. I will email confirmation to those online.
If you are a South West Coast Run regular you will be familiar with the buzz of being with a lot of historic motoring enthusiasts and the people coming out of their houses to wave us by, but if you have never entered before I can recommend it as a very good day out.
The short route is a run from Failand to Portishead for a coffee stop and then on to Clevedon for a lunch stop (lunch and coffee not included) after which there is a return journey to Failand via Congresbury. 45 miles in all
The optional long route (motorcycles only) is a 60 mile run out into the Somerset countryside, including a ride down through Cheddar Gorge, and back to Clevedon to join the others at lunchtime.
There is a concours judging during the day with salvers awarded to the winners of the various classes at an end of run ceremony at Failand.
Coffee and biscuits are available at Failand for a small donation. The overall proceeds of the event enables us to make a substantial donation to the Childens Hospice South West.
I have attached  run details and look forward to seeing you on the day.
Good weather is anticipated but not promised.

SWCR Entry Description 2018

Combined entry form 2018

 

 

Each member will be given a number to fix to fix to his machine and to make it easier for the concours judges, riders entering on the day are asked to write legibly in the white area of the card the make, model, and age of the machine.

Closing date for entries in the programme: Friday 4th May 2018
VMCC members must show membership cards when signing on. Motorcycles must be 25 years or older and ridden by members of the VMCC, Temporary members or guests.
Cars and commercial vehicles must have been manufactured before 1961.
There are no recovery vehicles for this event. 

 

Ray Cordy Memorial Spring Run

Ray Cordy Memorial Spring Run
The Ray Cordy Memorial Spring Run Sunday, June 3rd 2018
Start time 9.30 for 10 am. Aust Services, Junction 1 M48.
The event is a Social Run on the ‘drop off’ system and is being held on the first Sunday in June when the weather should be conducive to pleasant riding. Hopefully we will have a warm dry day. Signing on will start at 9.30 with the riders away at 10.00.
The start and finish is at the Aust Services, Junction 1 M48 where there are excellent facilities for all sorts of refreshments.
The route is approximately 70 miles long, and provide the bridge is open will go over in to the quieter roads and lanes in Wales. There will be a refreshment stop en route. You can stop and make your own arrangements for lunch etc. if you want to make your own way back. (Refreshments are not included for in the entry fee)
There will be a concours judge viewing the machines before the start, with the winners receiving the trophies at the Bristol Section Annual Prize Giving in October.
Each member will be given a number to fix to fix to his machine and to make it easier for the concours judges, riders are asked to write legibly in the white area of the card the make, model, and age of the machine.
Entries will be ‘on the day’ only.
Rod Western 01454774903 / 0777870407
Email rodwestern@hotmail.co.uk
Entry fee – Rider /Driver—————- £4.00
Entry fee – Passenger/Pillion———— Free
There are no recovery vehicles for this event.
Instructions for the drop off system
The event will be led by a lead rider (Rod Western) in an orange hi-viz tabard. The tail rider (John Beddis) will also wear an orange hi-viz tabard. These riders will always maintain their positions as lead and tail riders. When the lead rider makes a route change (left turn, right turn, etc) he will continue but direct the rider immediately behind him to stop at a position on the side of the road. This stationary rider will then direct all the following riders to go in the direction the lead rider went. When all but the tail rider have gone by the stationary rider will resume their ride but in front of the tail rider. It is important that the stationary ride remains in position until he sees the tail rider.
There is now a new rider behind the lead rider and at the next route change they will be directed to stop and direct the rest.
This process will happen continuously until the event is completed.
If you find yourself behind the lead rider and do not wish to act as route indicator you should drop back a few positions before the next route change.

The Bill shepherd Memorial Run

The Bill Shepherd Memorial Run will be held from Avon Valley Steam Railway, Bitton on Sunday 2nd September. Signing on will be from 9.30 with an riders away  at 10.30.

Entry fee will be  of £4.00 per rider.
Passengers are free.

The event will be run on the ‘drop off’ system and be over approximately 70 miles.

Each member will be given a number to fix to fix to his machine and to make it easier for the concours judges, riders are asked to write legibly in the white area of the card the make, model, and age of the machine.

Entries will be ‘on the day’ only.

If you are not already on the Bristol Section email contact list and would like to receive invitations to future events by email there will be a sheet form for you to enter your details close to where you sign on.

There are no recovery vehicles for this event.

John Beddis
01454886506 / 07551945665
jcbeddis11@blueyonder.co.uk

Line astern on the Bill Shepherd, 2015
Line astern on the Bill Shepherd, 2015

 

Instructions for the drop off system

The event will be led by a lead rider (John Beddis) in an orange hi-viz tabard. The tail rider (Rod Western) will also wear an orange hi-viz tabard. These riders will always maintain their positions as lead and tail riders. When the lead rider (John Beddis) makes a route change (left turn, right turn, etc) he will continue but direct the rider immediately behind him to stop at a position on the side of the road. This stationary rider will then direct all the following riders to go in the direction the lead rider went. When all but the tail rider have gone by the stationary rider will resume their ride but in front of the tail rider. It is important that the stationary ride remains in position until he sees the tail rider.There is now a new rider behind the lead rider and at the next route change they will be directed to stop and  direct the rest.This process will happen continuously until the event is completed.If you find yourself behind the lead rider and do not wish to act as route indicator you should drop back a few positions before the next route change.

Cyclemotor and Girder Fork Run

The Cyclemotor and Girder Fork Run will be held from New Manor Farm tea rooms, North Widcombe, (Nr Bishop Sutton) North Somerset, BS406HP on 9th September, with the riders away at 10.00. The route is over approximately 25 miles around the beautiful Lakes area and is suitable for low powered and older machines.

Alan Spencer
alanspencer@orange.net

Tel   01179712587 – 07815992256

Entries ‘on the day’ only.

There are no recovery vehicles for this event.

 

 

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