Section Notes

VMCC Cheshire Cats Section Notes – September 2019

A very full July was preceded by a RealClassic meet in Pontblyddyn and on to A&D in Denbigh, then Richard’s ‘many lakes’ Run, Mike’s ‘many counties’ Run (there’s a theme here somewhere!), Bob’s Shropshire Saunter then Bob’s StM’s Chapel Run. All well attended, particularly the mid-weekers. There’s a pic of one of Richard’s lakeside stops here. We’re in process of restructuring CCats Committee to release me. Richard will become Secretary and BobM Chairman. Thanks Both!

Don’t forget the Goostrey Run 1st September and Bob’s Tiddler Run on 15th plus a few mid-weekers!


VMCC Cheshire Cats Section Notes – August 2019

Was June the wettest one ever…? It certainly felt so! A few braved the clouds for the Llangollen and the Phil Barton Run. Our June Club/Machine night was well attended and the local RE dealer brought a brace of new Enfield demonstrators (including the new Twins) which were tried by 12 riders. Best Bike was John Hodgson’s beautiful Sunbeam S7deluxe (see pic) and Best Jap was Ross’ Kawasaki 500. Stretton Mill Gathering attracted 50 bikes. Thanks Bob & Ozzy Al!

August will see the Whitley Run and some midweek trips – see WhatsApp.


VMCC Cheshire Cats Section Notes – July 2019

We had some Good Days Out recently. Parkgate for fish’nchips (it didn’t rain!). Breakfast at J&S (it rained!). Bob’s Berwyn Run (fantastic day with great scenery, great company, 23 bikes and a great lunch in Glyn Ceiriog). Barmouth via Lake Vrnwy (very sunny, more fish‘nchips).

Richard and I did the May VMCC Training Day. Fab day; everyone should do it! Pic here of Richard being ‘trained’ on the Dreadnought.

July sees Bob’s rescheduled Shropshire Saunter and Mike’s ‘several counties’ run and more LotSWine runs. Get on CCats WhatsApp group for more info!

VMCC Cheshire Cats Section Notes – June 2019

In April 13 intrepid CCats rode to Llanuwchllyn to meet C&NW for lunch. A very good day it was too! Then MikeG led a Tiddlers Trot from Nantwich; pic attached – quiz: spot the Tiddler! Clubnight was Richard’s picture quiz. 2 teams visited from C&NW and once again CCats snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, but only by a tie-breaker after we drew in the last round!

In June we will do Llangollen, Phil Barton Run, Machine (Club)Night, Stretton Water Mill Gathering and Bob’s Staffordshire Saunter (plus lots of mid-week Runs!).

VMCC Cheshire Cats Section Notes – May 2019

£294 raised at our February b&b, and another entertaining talk from Bernard Dennis at March clubnight, on Bridgwater canal. March saw forays out into the early Spring weather including Wistanstow Show (see photo), Mike’s Spring Run and North Staff’s Oatcake Run. April has seen us joining C&NW for lunch at The Eagles pub in Llanuwchylln, our first Tiddlers Trot and a mega Picture Quiz at clubnight 21st - Reading this in May we are all well into our riding season and will be looking forward to more mid-week runs and established events.

VMCC Cheshire Cats Section Notes – April 2019

Our February Clubnight was given over to our annual Bring’nBuy featuring Derek Thom as the Greatest Showman, selling All Manner of Tatt at knock-down bargain prices. Very successful it was too, raising just under £300 for Club Funds, which will probably buy a projector for our future meetings. Many thanks to all who brought, bought or both and a special thanks to Derek for an exhausting stream of one-liners during the event as well as being a great Auctioneer!

The big ride this month is Big Brekkie to Llanuwchlyn to meet C&NW on 7th April. Details on the website or call me/Richard. Weather permitting, we should be starting our Last of the Summer Wine mid-week Runs too. Look out on WhatsApp or texts for announcements!

April Clubnight features a fiendish Powerpoint Projected Picture quiz, courtesy of Richard. Get swatting Chaps!

VMCC Cheshire Cats Section Notes – March 2019

We held our 6th AGM on 17th January. Hard to believe Cheshire Cats have been going so long…! No change in the three Club Officers so you’re stuck with us for another year but we did confirm Alex, Bernie and MalcolmR as additional committee members. Welcome All! Minutes on the website.

As you read this you’ll be contemplating the start of the Riding Season. Our first social ride of the season, courtesy of Mike Griffiths (thanks Mike!) is his Spring Run on 10th March starting at Nantwich Lake. Second ride is 17th March to the Wistanstow Show. Third ride is Big Brekkie to Llanuwchlyn to meet C&NW on 7th April. Details on the website or call me/Richard.

March Clubnight features a talk on The Bridgwater Canal by Bernard Dennis (he told us about English Longbows last year, so it should be good!)

VMCC Cheshire Cats Section Notes – February 2019

By the time you read this, our Christmas Meal will be a dim and distant memory (we had a great time, see pic!). Many thanks Richard & Gill for organising a great event! I handed out the events booklet which I am sure everyone has been studying since...? Talking of events our first ones of 2019 are not far off. Mikes Spring Run on 10th March and the Wistanstow Show on 17th. Details in the booklet/website.

Don’t forget the CHANGE OF VENUE FOR CLUBNIGHTS. Meetings are now at The CockAtBudworth pub. Please pass on the news.

VMCC Cheshire Cats Section Notes – January 2019

The big news this month is a CHANGE OF VENUE FOR CLUBNIGHTS. Members voted with their feet to leave the Rugby Club. Meetings from now onwards at the CockAtBudworth pub. There’s an advert elsewhere in this edition with the details. Please pass the news on to anyone else you know.

January’s meeting is also our AGM and annual award ceremony.

The VMCC Calendar of Events has a list of all runs and other events for 2019.

Finally, here’s a reminder of a great day out last year – same this year?!