previous rides - 2021
Page updated september 21st 2021
Cafe' Racer Ride - September 19th 2021
o Report - 15 riders logged on at the start to tackle the 60 mile route and 13 made it to the finish to collect their stickers. Rob Woodford surprised us all by rocking up on his recently acquired 1962 250cc Cotton Continental, complete with sea-boot socks and silk scarf. Another machine in the true café racer tradition was Dave Mead’s mighty 1959 Norvin. A 1951 Vincent Rapide engine is neatly grafted into a 1959 Norton “wideline” frame and it really looks like it grew there. We are not the only ones to admire the bike, it has won the “Best used Café Racer” award at the “Rocker's Reunion” at London’s legendary Ace Café. Another bike to demand attention was Keiron Spencer’s wonderful Hailwood replica Honda 4. Thanks to all who took part. The event will run next year in a similar format and we hope to attract riders and machines from all over the West Midlands, Powys, South Wales, Shropshire and Gloucestershire.
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Breakfast Meet - Holloways Cafe' - August 25th 2021
Excellent get-together at the Glasshouse café at Holloways Wednesday August 25th. Good food, good company and as ever-some excellent machinery. Thanks to the phantom photographer at Holloways and to the "Marshmallow Kid" for showing us just how "grown-up" we have become.
August 15th - How Many Bridges Ride - A good turnout for this full days ride
August 10th -
Brunch ride-in to the Red Kite Café at Ponterwyd - right on the
Western edge of our patch. Pity the café wasn't as enthusiastic - it was
closed!!! No problem, we decamped to the Woodlands café at Devils Bridge, who
were delighted to see us.
These two "specials" caught the eye.
Forest of Dean Ride Sunday July 18th 2021
Bright sunshine brought out a good group and some interesting machinery. The new stop at Harold's Stones at Trelleck provided an interesting diversion
Reservoirs Run 2021
The Bob Bufton run held on Sunday June 13th was very well supported and organised by the Worcester VMCC section. Around 30 bikes started from The Square Bromyard to Shobdon Airfield where there were around 100 fellow bikers and lovely weather
TuesdayJune 8th 11:00 - Brunch ride-in to the Woodlands Tea Room, Devil's Bridge. Great weather and the prospect of riding the wonderful Mountain Road from Rhayader brought out a good crowd and some interesting bikes
Wednesday May 26th - Breakfast at The Nest - Ledbury
A good crowd travelled far and wide to enjoy the sunshine
Some interesting bikes too
Report on the “Roof of Wales” ride – picture below
“Seven riders and a pillion (Tom Richards), trussed up like trawlermen tackled the ride. It was too wet and cold to get the camera out on the road, but we did make it in time for tea and cakes at the Unicorn in Llanidloes.”
Sunday May 23rd " The Roof of Wales"
Sunday 23rd May - “The Roof of Wales” ride – meet at Dom's Bike Stop, Stoke Prior Rd, Leominster HR6 0QJ at 10:00 for a 10:30 start A full day’s ride on some of the best roads that Mid-Wales has to offer, skirting the Elan valley Dams and then over the Mountain road toDevils bridge where we will stop at the Woodlands café for a quick lunch. Then on to the superb Nant-y-Moch reservoir road and back to Leominster viaStaylittle, Llyn Clywedog and Llanidloes where we will stop for tea and(fabulous) cakes at the Unicorn Hotel - 160 miles in all – our longest of the year. (about 95 from Crossgates – Crossgates) If you prefer, you can meet at the alternative start at Crossgate Services - Llandrindod Wells LD1 6RE, ready to move off at 11:30 .
Sunday May 16th - First Ever Trail Ride
Sunday May 16th - First ever trail ride. Despite the soggy ground and the depressing weather forecast, this was a resounding success. 19 Made it to the start, with another 7 choosing to cancel on the Saturday due to the muddy conditions and the dire forecast. There was a great mix of bikes including John Webb’s Enduro outfit and Pete Howell’s Lawn mower engine special. Paul Farley and his partner Maggie Smith, plotted and proofed a wonderful route taking in some of the best trails including the famous “Water-break-its neck”. Our thanks go to them for all their hard work and to John Munday and Geoff McGladdery, who volunteered to lead groups on the day. This will definitely not be the last of our section’s trail rides.
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Tuesday May 11th - Brunch Ride In, Cafe' Hafan, Tregaron
Tuesday May 11th - Brunch ride-in, Café Hafan, Tregaron SY25 6JL.. The weather saved its worst for hour when we were safely tucked under the porch at the Café Hafan! A handful of brave souls ventured out and were rewarded with an excellent day’s riding mostly in bright sunshine. A small group made their way home via Cwmystwyth and the café at the Elan Valley visitor centre. The minted lamb pasties come highly recommended!
Wednesday April 28th 2021 - Coffee Meet Pontrilas
THE NORMAN CONQUEST!
What a difference the weather makes!! After Sunday's massive turnout in the sunshine, just 3 hardy souls made it to Rachel's and one of them was in a van!
Martin Lyall and Alan Williams came on their wonderful 49cc Norman Nippys. Martin's - a 1959 pre-facelift model was just one year older then Alan William's nicely restored machine. Well done them and shame on you chocolate soldiers who hid behind the settee!
Sunday April 25th 2021 - Bromyard - Three Wheels Run
A few words on the TWOMW run “THREE WHEELS ON MY WAGON - What a grand day out. Sunny weather brought out more than 30 3-wheelers, bikes and a 4 wheeled Riley! There was a fantastic range of machines to admire, but strangely only 1 (proper) sidecar! Thanks to Granville Orange for some wonderful pictures”