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Segway Event

posted 5 Mar 2016, 13:49 by Section Webmaster   [ updated 5 Mar 2016, 14:16 ]

The Segway event will take place on 24th July in Dorset and will last 2-3 hours. Start time still to be announced. The cost is £30 per head, with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 40 participants. The session starts with a safety briefing, introduction to the Segway and then a personal practice for every participant. The group will then be put into teams for Segway relay racing: In the pit stop the team have to help the rider put on a helmet, high-vis tabard, knee/elbow pads and gloves. The rider then whizzes around the grand prix style course avoiding hitting or knocking any cones and then back into the pit stop to change riders. This is all against the clock and there are time penalties for every cone hit! Greg Smith (greg@smith-maas.com) will need names, and probably a deposit, by the end of April. 

Airhead Mechanics Day - Sunday, 3rd April 2016

posted 21 Feb 2016, 14:40 by Section Webmaster

This is being held from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Perham Down Community Centre, (off Benin Rd) Perham Down, Tidworth, Wilts, SP11 9LQ. With the help of a few "Experts" and Mike Delacoe (tool hire), we will cover various aspects of maintenance for the Airheads. It would be great if you could let us know of any tasks you wish to cover, so that we might be prepared on the day. 
Limited availability - 15 only. Cost £15 which includes tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits and a lunch from nearby take-aways. 
Sorry no camping at venue. Contact Richard Evans on 01372 378196 or trish.bond@btinternet.com

Ride to the Wall 2015

posted 17 Oct 2015, 11:43 by Section Webmaster

Ride to the Wall sees motorcyclists from all around the UK and Europe (mainly from Belgium) come together to remember the names engraved on the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial.  Well, it was a bit of an early start, but well worth it.  I met Dean Carpenter (Chippy) at Chieveley Services and we travelled on together to Cherwell Valley Services, where we met up with Godfrey and Chris Potter and Chris Tite and hundreds of other bikers.  After a well deserved bacon butty, we left for the long ride up to the National Memorial Arboretum, arriving at 11am together with 7,100 other bikes for the events of the day.  There was a performance by the Royal Signals White Helmets music from the Band of the Rifles and a flypast by both a Tiger Moth and a Dakota.  After a very moving service and tea and cake (for me), we all made our way home.  Thanks to Chippy for organising this and we hope to include this in next year’s diary of events.

Erica Body

Popham Mega Meet Sat/Sun 16/17th Aug 2014

posted 20 Aug 2014, 13:38 by Section Webmaster   [ updated 20 Aug 2014, 13:57 ]

Report by Dean Carpenter

Mid august found the section at the Popham Mega Meet with our recruiting gazebo's. The event was over 2 days with both fairly breezy and Sunday morning very damp. This was unlike our spirits which were invigorated by the recruiting of 5 new members and an old member returning to the fold. Thank you to both Bob (in his mini tepee) & George who camped overnight which enabled the gazebo's to remain in situ. Thank you also to Noel, Godders, Colin, Phil, Richard, Greg & Eve for their attendance. A lot of general interest was shown in the bikes our members brought along and there was plenty of discussions on varying topics throughout the two days. We look forward to next year and hopefully some more members assisting (see attached photo)

Segway 2014

posted 3 Aug 2014, 15:18 by Section Webmaster   [ updated 3 Aug 2014, 15:38 ]

Photo of the segway event attached

Reims Recce

posted 30 May 2011, 03:37 by Section Webmaster   [ updated 1 Jun 2011, 01:36 ]

Reims cathedral celebrates its 800th anniversary this year, especially for our trip in September!

British Summer Time Begins

posted 26 Mar 2011, 03:53 by Section Webmaster   [ updated 26 Mar 2011, 07:57 ]

Your bikes will be well polished over the winter months and ready for the first rides of the Summer Season. Get out there and enjoy.

McDonalds meeting

posted 25 Mar 2011, 07:09 by Section Webmaster   [ updated 26 Mar 2011, 07:54 ]

Today my training started for the new Southern Section's Google website, with thanks to Steve Moxey. 
I am very happy with the first session but we have some way to go before launch date.
The picture is of my RT at Lymington Quay.

Newbury New Year's Day

posted 6 Mar 2011, 09:57 by Steven Moxey

With the snow melted there was a good turnout for the annual New Year's Day Lunch at the Lock Stock and Barrel in Newbury.

Quite a number of of club members braved the cold to travel by motorcycle, and the machines made a fine sight on Newbury Wharf.
2011 is going to be a busy year starting with the Bring & Buy Sale at Uffington, see diary of events. There is still time to signup for the section trip to Germany as well! Good riding.

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