January 2016

What’s Gone

Let’s start with the Christmas Party. Well, what a good night it was with nearly 40 members and guests enjoying perhaps the best carvery we’ve had at the Hammer and Pincers. The food and service was spot on and we had loads of fun with the prize giveaway. Hopefully Ricardo will be enjoying his gherkins and Neil and Lynda will be making full use of the special prize that cannot be named.

The charity ride was really well supported with a fantastic number of donations for both the Women’s Refuge and the children’s ward at the Pilgrim. We had fine weather for the ride and caused quite a stir when we arrived in the middle of town. This year we were able to have some pictures taken on the ward which you can see on our Facebook page. The Women’s Refuge sent a nice email thanking us for the really good donations.

There was also a bike quiz back in December with Mick Andrews the clear winner identifying far more bikes than anyone else. All I need to do is remember to take his prize to a meeting.

Our final event of the year was a gathering in the Eagle for an evening of sampling the variety of real ales, malt whiskies and even ciders. I can recommend the Biddendens cider – crystal clear with a lovely apple flavour but take it easy as its 8.4% (it was described to me as prescription cider ).

Other Stuff

We’ve got 3 club meetings where we have speakers coming to tell us about a variety of things ranging from touring Norway, the motorcycle test, and even flooding (yes, I know it’s not bike related but it’s something to fill a gap in the diary!). So please come along and support these events.