Meriden Branch Report October 2022

The overriding news in October was the passing of long term member Geoff Skinner.

 A member since 1996, and was active in all the branches activities.

He worked in engineering with local companies, and became a toolmaker, retiring aged 60. He could then spend more time with his bikes and Grandchildren.

Geoff owned a lathe and gladly made parts for club members bikes.

His funeral was attended by over 2 dozen bikers who followed the hearse to the crematorium. The proceedings were non religious and with good modern music.  Afterwards we were invited to the Heart of England Club for a lovely buffet lunch. A collection was taken at the club which raised £200.  The family have asked that this be donated, in  Geoff's name, to the Acorns Children's hospice which as you will know, is one of our branch charities. Apart from my bike playing up, our secretary getting lost, and a buffet table collapsing, the event went smoothly.

Several members attended a talk at a Warwickshire VMCC meeting by Triumph Triple ‘legend’ John Young who brought the 4 cylinder ‘Trident’ and told us about it and previous 4 cylinder Trident/Rocket 3 specials. Very enjoyable.

On Friday 2nd December we have our Xmas meal at the Toby Carvery, Stonebridge, A45. If you have not booked you may still get to join us for an enjoyable evening.

Members get a discount!

We recently sent a cheque for £1500 to Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

This month we welcome 2 new members Richard Ingleston and Martin Lawrence.

We hope to see all members at The Heart of England Club, Meriden on a Monday evening.


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. Geoff and his Bonneville. . Arriving at ASDA for the ride in to Geoff’s home to follow the hearse.