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Bob's Berwyns Run - Sunday 12th May

Bobs Berwyns Run - A run through some of the most beautiful border countryside around Llangollen of between 80 and 160 miles depending on weather conditions as to a high or low level route. Social Run - come on any bike you like! Meet/leave at 10.15 from the A49 Red Fox layby with a pickup at 10.30 ish at Bishop Heber school in Malpas Contact - Bob Moon 01925 601734

Parkgate Chippy Run - Tuesday 30th April

Stephen will be leading this years run from Oakmere Shell petrol station. Leaving at 10.45am and heading to Ellesmer Poert to the BMW garage for a brew and then up the Wirral to Parkgate for fish and chips on the front. Just a socila run - come on any bike.

Report and photos will appear here.

Visit to the 'Daniel Adamson' Steam Tug – Tuesday 16th April. A full report of the day can be found here.

Following on from the announcement at March club night, Theo has now arranged for a personal guided tour of the Daniel Adamson, currently berthed at Sutton Weaver. This has now been arranged to take place on Tuesday 16th April. The intention will be to meet at The Cock of Budworth (club night venue) and ride a short route together to Sutton Weaver. Tea/coffee will be available onboard and a range of tours of the engine room, bridge and lounge will be conducted throughout the morning. We may even be treated to seeing the boat in steam.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Theo – alberdatheo@gmail.com – in the first instance or me - vmcccats@gmail.com

Also, check you email and the link below for more info.

https://www.thedanny.co.uk/ .

Little Brekkie to Llanuwchllyn – Sunday 7th April

This Sunday sees the famous Big Brekkie to Llanuwchllyn Run... but once again it’s the Little Brekkie to Llanuwchllyn Run ‘cos we guessed wrong when we planned our events last September...

...so if you want to go to the Big Brekkie Bike Meet, don’t go this Sunday...it’s on 14th...

...but if you fancy joining us for a beautiful run up the Tanat valley from Prees Heath to Llanuwchllyn (south end of Bala), this is the one for you!

Phil is leading, leaving Prees Heath at 10:45. The good news about missing the BB is that it will be a whole lot easier to find each other! Meet at the north end of the access road at the T junction with Tilstock Rd (just south of The Raven pub) ready for the off at 10:45.

We’ll be meeting C&NW Section for lunch at the Eagles Inn, Llanuwchllyn then riding back on a different route.

All weather permitting as usual (and there are conflicting weather reports for Sunday)

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Stephen Herbert

North Staffs Section Oatcake Run 2019

Sunday 24th March and the sunshine has arrived! Making our way from the meeting point in Holmes Chapel, 5 Section members enjoyed an easy ride over to Bradnop, via Congleton, Rushton and Leek. Phil Green led the way and we were joined by a further 2 members at the start. A good turnout of 40 riders in total for what is always a popular early season starter.

After a good chat and cuppa, we set out following an excellent route along mainly minor roads around the North Staffs moorlands. After 35 miles we ended up back at the village hall to be treated to Staffordshire oatcakes, cake and more tea. A big thanks to John Broadhurst and his helpers for putting on another great day.

North Staffs Section Oatcake Run - Sunday 24th March 2019

Meet at Holmes Chapel precinct car park for a 9.30am getaway. Its about a 45 minute ride to the starting point, Bradnop village hall near Leek.

Club Night March 21st 2019

Usual reminder that Thursday 21st March is this months Cheshire Cats Club Night and along with the usual raffle and chat we have a presentation by Bernard Dennis on “The Canal Duke” – the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater. You may remember Bernard’s fascinating talk on the History of the Longbow at one of last years meetings. I’m sure this one will live up to expectations and will be one not to miss.

Usual time and place :-

The Cock of Budworth, Warrington Road, Great Budworth, Northwich CW9 6HB

7.30pm for 8.00pm

Wistanstow Bike Show Sunday 17th Marchikes Spring Run Sunday 10th March 2019

Another chance to battle the elements with our annual run to the Wistanstow Classic Bike Show in Craven Arms. Meet at Prees heath truck stop for a 10am departure. Phil Green will lead us the rest of the way. More details are on the calendar on our website. This run was snowed of last year! looks like the weather may be slightly more favourable this time.

Take a look at the Wistanstow Bike Show website for a flavour of the event -

http://www.shropshirevintagebikeshow.co.uk/

The first run of the season successfully overcame the weather forecast and four hardy members enjoyed Mikes Spring run on the 10th March. Below is Mikes report and the photos are courtesy of Les Hodgkinson.

Mikes Spring Run Sunday 10th March 2019

Had four of us on the Spring ride to-day and had a nice sunny ride-out. Went down one or two interesting lanes with some 'Cheshire dual carriageway' also a bit of the same in Shropshire. We travelled from Nantwich via Shavington Park to Market Drayton . Then on to Newport to follow a 'B' road to Wem. Then winding through the lanes to finish at the Truck stop at Prees Heath. As it was a tad on the windy and chilly side we decided that after 50 miles we would not do the afternoons planned 40 miles and had a nice chat and meandered home. My A7 decided to be a bit daft on the way back and refused to rev. Cleared after 1/2 mile slow riding and on returning home I found the filter to the carb partially blocked . All cleared now and ready for the off again. Thanks to Alan Crutchley, Les Hodgkinson and first timer and new member Andy Royle for facing the weather.....I must admit when getting up this morning I was a bit doubtful if we would be going but in South Cheshire at 10-15 the cloud broke for a nice fresh , windy day to ride in . We kept the pace down so as not too get the wind chill factor. Some roads had quite a bit of water lying across but not enough to deter us lads. Thanks to all for turning out . I for one certainly enjoyed the ride . Yes washed my bike when I got home.....

Mike