Southern Section News - June 2015

posted 25 May 2015, 12:13 by Section Webmaster

I think summer is nearly here!!  Well, at least the sun has been shining and not a lot of rain in our part of the world.  Apart from the AGM, we only had one event in April.  I have not had any feedback about the Shoreham breakfast meet, and it was much too early a start for me to attend.  The AGM was interesting, but a bit drawn-out, and I expect there will be a full write up elsewhere in the Journal.  The best bit was the ‘Chippy Carpenter presentation’ about the National Rally, it really woke everyone up.  Anyway, on to the coming months:


On 7th Peter Dunn is leading a 3 counties back road run through Berks, Wilts and Oxfordshire.  Start time is 09.30hrs at Newbury Wharf, and the lunch stop will be in Marlborough.  The Vintage Register Welsh Rally is being held on 11th to 14th June, so this is a must for you if you like the old bikes.  Chichester College is holding their 5th Annual Bike Show on 21st.  Entry is free, and parking is free for bikes.  They ask for donations, which go to the Sussex Air Ambulance.  On 28th Paul Bateman is leading a run to Kent which starts at Newlands Corner.  I am not sure of the actual time, as it shows both 09.30hrs and 10.30hrs on the website.  I will make sure the actual time is confirmed before next month.


We have the Hogroast at Andover 3rdto 5th, and although this is not a BMW organised event, many of our members attend.  Nick and Sarah have their annual New Forest camping weekend 10th to 12th.  Please contact them to book, as numbers are limited.  Nick’s number is 07775 702265.  We are hoping to have a Clay Pigeon shoot on 26th, but the details of this are still pending. 


Nick Tucker is going to lead a run on 9th, but he has yet to let us know where he is going to take everyone!  I expect it to be good, as Nick always finds an interesting destination.  If you have been reading our National Social Secretary’s column, you will know that there is a BMW day at the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon in Warwickshire on 16th.  Jim will be there to welcome everyone.  The same weekend is the Popham Mega Meet.  Erica is doing a run to the Shoreham Air Show, but she has still decide which day, either 22nd or 23rd.  This will depend on which planes are flying on each day.  Now, THE NATIONAL.  The Bank Holiday is the last weekend in August and it is going to be great!!  We have a lot of volunteers, but any help will be greatfully received.  Talk to Chippy if you want to help, he is on

Well, that is it for now.  Have a great month and happy riding.