Meriden Branch Report September 2021

Firstly a couple of amendments to the previous report. Our popular recently departed member Gerald Michaels was riding his sports bike until about 2 months before he died aged 90! The surplus funds from our recent annual ‘Bring it home’ rally, totalling over £860, were donated to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

        We had a few runs in August. Briefly these were: Warwick Classic Vehicle Show, 15 bikes met here and, after a good look around for a couple of hours, then rode down to Gilks garage Cafe in Kineton. The same village was the location for the August bank holiday Sunday classic vehicle show at the Sports and Social Club which was also well attended by our members. In September, events included attendance at a classic vehicle event in Wellesbourne, where only 5 Triumphs were displayed, possibly as it was held on a Saturday. Perhaps more will attend next year under better social conditions.

At the end of the month 2 events coincided: The Bristol Concorde Rally saw 10 of our members walk off with the trophy for the best attendance. Well done!

In Warwickshire 17 members rode from the popular Long Itch Diner to the extremely well attended (several thousand visitors) annual Rugby Bikefest. The day was spent looking at the many hundreds of other bikes, talking about our bikes to many interested people, and generally enjoying the event in sunny weather.

Mention must be made of 2 members, Dave Homan and Bob Wisdom who represented the branch at the recent abf soldiers charity run, organised at the triumph Hinckley factory, some 200 riders plus took part in a good well organised run of about 40 miles.

We welcome 3 new members this month: Robert Pope, Tim Pinder and Christopher Brain.t

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