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BM Riders Launch Day Meet

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1st May 2006

The BM Riders Club ‘Launch day’ dawned cool, damp and a little breezy so it was with some apprehension that I pulled the bike out of the garage whilst wondering if anyone else would actually bother………… It would be great to be able to report that 50 of you were there for our first ever meeting but I guess the percentage of our actual current Members wasn’t bad with six Full Members and our one and only Junior Member on scene. One Rally marshal was Rob Bass, a long-time member of the other club and he was fairly easily persuaded to pass over £12 for Membership of our new Club so I guess that makes eight Members in total. Welcome to the Club, Rob.

Flying the BM Riders Club Flag Carol & Bryn on the Ferris Wheel Group photo at the first ever Club meeting
BM Riders Club Flag Club members on the Ferris Wheel Members at the meeting

It was somewhat wet and muddy in the car park so, of course, one of our number managed to put his bike down at the entrance, fortunately without damage except to pride - never mind, Nick, at least it was a soft landing.

The site was much bigger than I’d expected and there were vehicles of all sorts to drool over including a steam powered car, traction engines and, of course, around 50 bikes. Maybe we should look at repeating the visit next year and have some Members bikes on display? I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many stationary engines in one place and it turns out that that Bryn ‘Junior Tubbs’ has one of his very own which he’s rebuilding with the help of Dad so maybe one day we could have a get together in Worcestershire to watch Bryn fire up his engine.

Anyway, I think we all had a good day out even if Mike did get lost en-route from Worcester and although the numbers were perhaps a little disappointing, it was a good start to the dawn of this new Club and I hope there will be a much larger attendance at the ‘Mynd Rally’ in Church Stretton at the end of this month—lets see you all there even if you just drop by for a day visit.






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