Our annual run to Cheddar was well attended, with 6 Riders meeting at Padworth, 2 more joining at Hungerford and 2 more at Beckhampton. A lovely sunny morning perfect ‘bike riding’ weather. Unfortunately our normal morning ‘pit stop’ at the caravan near Trowbridge turned out to be shut. However with the help of Chris Wiggins we found a garden centre which was able to fulfil our needs.eg. bacon sarnie and tea! As a result of the diversion we were now running late, so we arrived at Cheddar Gorge just as the members from Wye Valley, Bristol, Wales and Roger Franklin were leaving the car park to go the Queens Head at Priddy. So after a short rest and break at the Gorge we too proceeded to the Queens Head for lunch which had already been pre-ordered by Norman. Thus we didn’t have a long wait – so many thanks to Norman. In total there were 38 Velocettes at Cheddar Gorge plus 5 other Classic bikes – a really wonderful turnout and really good to meet up with the other Club members for a talk. Our return trip was again a very good run with our normal stop in the afternoon just outside Hungerford. A long day but definitely well worth it.
With the better weather our events programme is gathering speed. There were three runs in April, the first was to the Hovercraft Museum with South Hants. Unfortunate we were late getting to the start and it was decided not to carry on to the museum. The weather was better than forecast for the midweek run to Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum and six members had a good day out. The run to Bishopstone on Sunday 28th for the FBHVC Drive It Day event turned out very well. The weather was good after the gales on the Saturday beforehand and there were more Velocettes at the meet than any other make of vehicle. A good turn out and a pleasant ride along the edge of the Downs. Club nights at the Cherry Tree continue to be well supported, come along on your bike now the evenings are lighter and enjoy the chat.