Meriden Branch Report October 2020

Who would have thought that we would be back in lock down once again. We were, however, able to get a few rides ‘under our belts’.

A few weeks ago Keith Snell led another, quite eventful, ride out. This time 20 bikes rode to Church Stretton at the foot of the Long Mynd  via Kidderminster and Bridgenorth.

On a warm day a traffic jam is not what you want. Even less so when it is halfway up a single track, very steep incline to the summit. The cause was a car driver freezing because of the severe drop down the side of the narrow road. 17 of the bikes eventually got past but 3 were forced to go back down. 2 with clutch/gearbox problems, the other with an electrical fault. ‘ tail gunner’ Dave Homan was dispatched to see if they were all right. They all got home safely. The usual refreshment venue, the Gliding Club cafe was closed so the group descended to seek refreshment at another cafe in Church Stretton. A further stop for refreshments was in the village of Quatt. The day was deemed to be successful in spite of the little problems.  

Keith said that all 4 runs this year were well supported and in good weather. He thanked members for their ‘fantastic’ support.

I recently completed a Cov. -JOG – LE – Cov. run on my Tiger 90. Huge thanks for the donations to ‘Save the Children’.

Recently we lost John Stonard, a lovely man who will be much missed. R.I.P.

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