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 Meriden Branch Report October 2017


I joined Julie and Len for a visit to Scotland to photograph their 50th and last Landmark. Going via Matlock, the Peak District and north through the Yorkshire Dales in sideways rain, I found out how easy it is to drop a laden Tiger on uneven ground! Travelling the M6 north of Kendal, we finally arrived at Bailey Mill Farm, our base for the trip.

A shower and hot meal set us up for the next day’s journey travelling along the quiet and scenic roads of Galloway to find the landmark. Next came Gretna and Hadrian’s Wall (still not finished) I pity the poor souls who had to build it, then back to base for a good meal and rest before the ride home next day, mainly M6 in good weather. In total over 700 very enjoyable miles. My thanks to both for organising this trip. Where next? Ian Mountford .


After a dismal start the weather improved as 15 riders set off for the Klondyke Steam Rally which was bigger and better than ever with more exhibitors and visitors, but making the queue for tea and bacon butties longer. A late arrival, Geoff, made 16 in all for a great day out. John Stonard.


While our John Nelson was representing the Club at the BMF AGM in Scotland, Steve and Mary joined Shirley and myself at the Skegness Trifest where a good time was had by all.


Warm welcome to new members Graeme Bertram and Emma Cadman.


ATB Ian

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