• Fishtail 456 cover photo

    Dave Peterson and granddaughter Ellie on the Reading Toy Run

Fishtail

‘Fishtail’ is the journal of the Velocette Owner Club, and our Thames Valley reports are published under ‘Centre News’. Below you’ll find our most recent reports.

Fishtail 457 – December 2018

Only two runs since the last report as the cool days and long nights draw in. The Berkshire Downs run in October was eventful in that one of our riders took a tumble on a bend and hurt his elbow and ribs. Fortunately he is recovering well and we hope to see him on his […]

Fishtail 456 – October 2018

TV Centre had four runs since the last Fishtail report. On 19th September nine members enjoyed a run to the Iron Age and Town Museum in Andover. The route was mainly back roads from Padworth to Andover. The Museum features artefacts found at Danebury Hill Fort. It is a small museum run mainly by volunteers […]

Fishtail 455 – September 2018

August started off with a run to the Sammy Miller Museum in the New Forest on the 5th,   eight members enjoyed the run in good weather.  There wasn’t an autojumble on this year so no bargains this time.  The next weekend it was Popham Megameet where we have a club stand.  The new booking arrangement […]

Fishtail 454 – August 2018

The run to the Flower Pot at Cheriton was enjoyed by eight Centre members. The start had to be moved from Henley to Twyford due to the regatta and road works. About forty motorcycles were at the lunch stop which added another element of interest. Many thanks to Chris Webber for arranging and leading the […]

Fishtail 453 – June 2018

It’s been a busy time at Thames Valley Centre since the last Fishtail report.  Events started off with four Centre members having an enjoyable, but cool, day at Brooklands with Dennis Edginton, our Chairman, featured astride his MSS on the first picture in Fishtail 452. The poor weather continued which resulted in our run to […]

Fishtail 452 – April 2018

The Thames Valley Centre AGM was held on Tuesday 9th January at the Cherry Tree in Stoke Row.  Twenty four members of the Centre were present which represents approximately 25% of the membership.  Dennis Edginton, our Chairman, welcomed everyone to the meeting and gave a review of the year and thanked everyone for their support […]

Fishtail 451 – March 2018

The recent bad weather has caused us to re-schedule our planned talks for March. We were fortunate that Stuart McGuigan from Criterion was able to come to our Club Night on Tuesday 13th March and give us a talk on the Velocette gearbox. About 30 members attended the night which shows how much interest there […]

Fishtail 450 – January 2018

The Thames Valley Centre AGM was held on Tuesday 9th January at the Cherry Tree in Stoke Row.  Twenty four members of the Centre were present which represents approximately 25% of the membership.  Dennis Edginton, our Chairman, welcomed everyone to the meeting and gave a review of the year and thanked everyone for their support […]

Fishtail 449 – December 2017

At our club night on Tuesday 14 th November we had a presentation by Allen Millyard on the Flying Millyard motorcycle. Many of us have seen this 5 litre motorcycle at shows and other events around the country. Allen showed how he made the parts for the engine utilising two aeroplane engine cylinders he had acquired. Having made […]

Fishtail 448 – October 2017

There have been three events since the last report, the first being Kop Hill Climb over the weekend of Sept. 16/17 th. A rather showery two days at Kop Hill this year failed to put off both Riders and members of the Public. Fifteen Velocettes ‘rode’ the Hill over the 2 days which included 8 VOC members on […]