Fishtail 462 – August 2019

The last few weeks have seen a lot of activity at the Thames Valley Centre.  In addition to our regular club nights at the Cherry Tree, which continue to be well attended, there have been five runs.  Unfortunately I was not able to go on the first three, the Flower Pot run on July 3rd, Woodcote Steam Rally on July 13th and the Founders Day run to Stanford Hall on July 21st.  Ten centre members had a good run down to the Flower Pot at Cheriton and enjoyed the food and beverages on offer.  Several members joined the run to Stanford Hall for Founders Day on July 21st and had to negotiate a road closure on the A5 to get to the event.  They were made very well at the Velocette stand organised by Woburn Centre.  On July 28th six members joined up with South Hants Centre for their Up the Downs run.  We met at Stockbridge and had a good run across the Downs to the Calley Arms at Hodson where we stopped for a lunch break. We left the South Hants group after lunch and had a good run back along Ermine Street. On August 6th we made a visit to the Whitefarm Lodge Care Home in Whitton again.  The weather stayed fine for the run and several residents came down and enjoyed looking at the bikes and talking about bikes they had ridden in the past.  We had a Norton, a Triumph and four Velocettes on the run to add a little variation for the residents to view and talk about.  Riding into the London conurbation is quite tiring for those of used to more rural areas.