A total of 23 bikes took part in the ride to the Cotswold Airfield (Kemble) from The Red Lion in Cassington.
There were 15 BMRCO club members together with 8 guests amongst whom were 10 British bikes. Our International Associate Member from The Netherlands (Anthony L) took part together with Josephine, his good lady wife. 2 more of us took our wives as pillions and one more wife joined as passenger in the emergency van with Phil M. We had one more lady taking part riding her own bike (Phoebe S) . Nice to have a little glamour.
With careful riding we managed to keep the group together and arrived at Kemble in good time to enjoy refreshments in the AV8 restaurant. At 12.15 we departed as the weather threatened to turn wet and we headed home via Fairford and Lechlade. At the instigation of Peter T. the lead group then made an unscheduled visit to the home of Henry Cole. Although he was given no advance warning of being invaded by an unknown group of motorcyclists he was most gracious and was soon warmed by our presence. Thank you Henry.
Everybody then made their own way back home from Clanfield and I discovered that my Commando consumes petrol quicker than it used to, and my reserve lasts less than 3 miles…..fortunately Adrian L had noticed me going onto reserve and decided to follow me and as I spluttered to a halt he stopped and gave me a lift home. I now promise to only speak of Triumphs in glowing terms….big thanks Adrian.
One rider who disappeared into Witney on the ride to Kemble had noticed his Norton was not charging and decided to head home rather than trouble the group. Thanks Dave H and glad you got home okay.
At the moment the next ride is the one I intend to lead on Saturday August 8th (which will probably be to the Steam Railway at Toddington).
If any other club member would like to organise a ride then please do so, I am very willing to assist in the organisation and notification via the website.
It was really good to welcome the guests to the ride and we hope that they enjoyed the “event”, they seemed to. Do come along to the Red Lion any Monday evening where the welcome will be repeated.
Again many thanks to Jan for opening up for coffee and tea and the use of the toilets.