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Day Ride Out 10th July 2019 - Ivan Milns' Vintage Tugboat at Goole Docks

A big thanks to Ivan for leading seven club members on this ride along some very scenic minor roads to Goole docks and for an interesting talk about his 1937 vintage tugboat 'Ruffian'.  This vessel is special in that it was the smallest iron plate/rivetted vessel to be built and conventionally launched on the Tyne.  The huge two stroke, sleeve valve tugboat engine has now been removed and the area used for cabin space, a smaller diesel now powers it at the rear as a pleasure craft.  Ivan explained the technical details of this craft and its interesting history.  

After a cup of tea on board Ivan took us on a tour of the docks on Ruffian, what a treat on such a warm sunny day.

The day was finished off with a pint at Ivan's bar in Saxilby.  

Thanks Ivan, a great day out.

Concours 4th July 2019

Thanks to everyone again for making this years Concours so successful.  The weather was good and we good turn out of motorcycles and people.  Over 50 motorcycles in total were on show with 37 marked up for voting.

The raffle made £150 thanks to everyone for their donations especially Carrot Cycles and Andy & Debs for ticket selling. 

A one minute silence was held in memory of Steve Bullen, a long standing member of the club and one of last years winners, who past away recently.  The  proceeeds from the raffle were donated to the charities chosen by Steves' family (St Barnabus Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care). 

The winners were:

1st 1929 Rudge Whitworth 500 Special -  Steve Kemp

2nd 1957 BSA Golstar DBD34 - Roger Howlet.

3rd 1972 Ducati Street Scrambler 450 - Jeff Moody

The best club motorcycle prize went to Al Hesslewood for his fantastic 1936 Norton Model 19.   


Annual General Meeting 28th March 2019

The main points are as follows.

Voting of Officers

Dave Lee was re-elected as Chairman.

Les Carter was re-elected as Secretary/Treasurer.

Stewart McCarthy was re-elected to continue as Committee Member. 

Dave Dawson (in his absence) was re-elected to continue as Committee Member. 

Club Finances

  • Income exceeded expenditure by £24.88 in the year.
  • Concours raffle made £112 (£122 last year). No raffle prizes had to be purchased thanks to members and Carrot Cycles for their generous donations.
  • Concours badge sales courtesy of Carrot Cycles made £4.
  • Concours trophies cost £48.
  • 2019 BMF affiliation subscription was £160.
  • Website annual costs were £54.
  • Club logo embroidery set up fee was £43.18
  • Printing, stationery and postage costs were £15.22 for the year.
  • Club membership subscriptions remain at £7 single & £10 joint.
  • 39 memberships were taken out during the year (highest for 6 years).

Evening Ride-Outs

The May ride out has been changed to the Wheatsheaf at Louth and October to the Bromley at Fiskerton, Notts.

Concours Eligibility

Eligibility for concours judging was changed from pre 1986 motorcycles to those which are in the ‘Historic’ taxation class (40 years old).  As in the past any motorcycle can be displayed but only those in the ‘Historic’ taxation class will be numbered up for judging.  The proposal was accepted with 18 members voting in favour.

New Club Logo for Teeshirts etc. 

County Cups, based new RWH Motorcycles at Pelham Bridge can now embroider the new log onto teeshirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts.  If yoiu are interested just call in and choose a garment and they will embroider the logo on for you.   Sweatshirts and polo shirts cost approx £21 and tee shirts £12 with the logo embroidered on.


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