Southern Section News October 2014

posted 7 Sep 2014, 14:35 by Section Webmaster

Southern section news October 2014


Not a great deal happened on the biking front in August, but I do have a report from Chippy about the Popham Mega Meet.  ‘Mid August found the section at the Popham Mega Meet with our recruiting gazebos.  The event was over 2 days which were both fairly breezy with the Sunday morning very damp.  This was unlike our spirits however which were invigorated by recruiting 5 new members and an old lapsed member returning to the fold.  Thanks go to Bob (in his mini tepee) and George who camped overnight, thus enabling the gazebos to remain in situ.  Thanks also to Noel, Godders, Colin, Phil, Richard and Greg and Eve for their attendance.  A lot of general interest was shown in the bikes our members had brought along, and there were also plenty of discussions of varying topics with visitors throughout the weekend.  We look forward to next year and hopefully more members helping out.’  Thanks go to Dean for co-ordinating this event.

I arrived a bit late at our natter night meet at The Seven Stars in Ripley on 19th August to find a party in full swing.  Bruce and Brenda Preston had bought cakes and cheese and biscuits to celebrate the anniversary of Bruce owning his R60/2 for 50 years!!!!!  It was a great evening and lovely to see Bruce’s lovely old bike.


I didn’t manage to go to the Poole Quay fish and chip night and have not had any feedback.   Bob said that there were about 200 people at The National at Kelso and he had a great time and did the whole trip without getting wet.  On 31st Erica had organised her ride to Shoreham Airshow, she duly showed up at the café at Alton, but unfortunately she was the only one.  It was such a shame as a lot of planning goes into these runs.  She said she had a lovely ride down to Shoreham and enjoyed her day, just a pity she did not have any company.



Our section AGM is on the 12th at Rake Village Hall starting at 10.30hrs.  Please come along, give us your ideas for runs and events for the future year, have a good buffet lunch and a great social event.  To date, we have not had anybody putting their name forward to join the committee and we are still short of a Chairman, so if you are interested, please contact your social team as soon as possible.  On 26th Dave and Lesley are hosting their soup kitchen.  Meet Dave at 10.30hrs at Pease Pottage Services for a run down to East Dean.  Please give them a ring on 01323 423611 so they have an idea of numbers.



We have a lunch meet listed for Sunday 9th , but no further details yet.  Please keep an eye on the website or check the section news next month and I should be able to tell you more about it. 



The last event listed for this year is our Christmas lunch on 7th.  An email will be sent out soon giving all the details for booking, so if you are not on our email list, either contact Erica to add to the list or ring one of us for information.  Our contact details are listed below.  


Look forward to seeing some of you at the AGM with lots of ideas for next year


01895 446896


07528 873056