With the slightly warmer weather and lighter evenings runs and other activities are starting to ramp up at the Thames Valley Centre. Our first run of the year was to Tangmere in conjunction with the South Hants Centre. We had a good run down to Loomies Café where we met up with South Hants and then proceeded to Tangmere and had an interesting tour of the museum. The next run was to Prescott Bike Festival and three centre members had an enjoyable day watching the hill climb. To continue the aeronautical theme the next run was to the FAST museum at Farnborough. The weather turned very cold and eight members braved the chilly start and had a good tour of the museum including getting inside helicopters and planes.
May Bank Holiday Monday saw 6 centre members participate in the Fleet Lions run. No prize winners this year but they managed to miss most of the rain showers.
Our Centre website is now up and running at www.thamesvalleyvelocette.co.uk. Many thanks to Norman and Ed for all the hard work in creating a very professional looking site. Have a look and you will find the dates for our runs and shows under the Events sections By the time this is published we will have had our usual stand at the Southern Classic Show at Kempton Park and it will be interesting to see any changes made by the new organisers. We are also starting to make preparations for our Show Off Your Bike Day on 15 th July at the Cherry Tree and we hope to attract the usual collection of interesting Velocettes and other makes to the show.