Club Night March 21st 2019

Usual reminder that Thursday 21st March is this months Cheshire Cats Club Night and along with the usual raffle and chat we have a presentation by Bernard Dennis on “The Canal Duke” – the 3rdDuke of Bridgewater. You may remember Bernard’s fascinating talk on the History of the Longbow at one of last years meetings. I’m sure this one will live up to expectations and will be one not to miss.

Usual time and place :-

The Cock of Budworth, Warrington Road, Great Budworth, Northwich CW9 6HB

7.30pm for 8.00pm


For those of you who can't wait, here are the latest notices:-


Upcoming Events

1. Sunday 24th March - North Staffs Section Oatcake Run , Bradnop village hall. Always a good run with proper Staffordshire oatcakes at the end of the ride. £5 entry goes towards refurbishing the village hall. Possible meet at Holmes Chaple precinct 9.30am.

2. Sunday 7th April - Llanuchylln Run, no big Breakfast this year - thats next Sunday. Meet up with C & NW for lunch at The Eagles. Leave from Prees Heath truckstop - north end of the access road at Tilstock Lane Junction. Leave at 10.45am.

3. Sunday 14th April - Mikes Tiddlers Trot. Scenic ride through Cheshire and Staffordshire countryside. Under 250cc and any bike pre 1960. More modern bikes welcome but be prepared for a slow run!

4. Wednesday 24th April Liverpool Central Library - "Old Crocks and Dodgy Salesmen" a talk about Cheshire vehicle registrations 1904-1907. See this document.

5. Sat/Sun 23rd/24th March - Manchester Bike Show - Event City Trafford Park

6. Howard Gill's Bike Nights - 17th April @ Ian Mcmanns Motorcycles Cosgrove Business Park Anderton. 15th May @ J&S Accessories. 3rd July @ Leigh Arms. 7th August @ J&S Accessories.


VMCC Notices

New Board of Directors elected at the AGM 

Spaces left on May amd Sept Training Days

Spaces left for Banbury

Spaces left for Festival of 1000 Bikes

More details on March newsletter from Allen House.


Club Night – February 2019 

At this month’s meeting we welcomed three new visitors, Dave Moss, Allan Roberts and Phil Webster. We were also happy to welcome back Andy Royal who since visiting us last month has now become a full member of the club and sourced himself a bike. I think it’s a Honda CBR 450 so if anyone has any advice, I’m sure Andy would welcome it. 

Stephen made announcements regarding upcoming runs Mikes Spring Run and Wistanstow Bike Show, details on our calendar page and also on the VMCC website.

In addition, if anyone is thinking of going to the training Day in May he has an offer of a seat in the car – contact Stephen. Similarly, Alex Loader has the same offer for the September event. 

Also being arranged is a visit to Motrac Racing, near Ellesmere Port, who build and repair racing bikes. More details to follow. 


A big thank-you to Derek Thom for all the preparation he put into the Bring and Buy Action and for his hard work on the night, keeping us all amused and also spending our cash. We managed to raise £294 in contributions towards Section funds. Hopefully we can use it to equip the new club night location with good IT facilities for presentations.  


And finally, just a quick reminder that next months club night, 21st March, is a talk by Bernard Dennis on the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater – The Canal Duke”If anyone has any contact for other speakers they may know who would be able to give us any interesting talks please let someone on the committee know and we can look into making arrangements. 



Club Night – February 2019 

February’s ClubNight (21st February at the Cock@Budworth) will feature our 

 Annual Bring ‘n Buy Auction 

run by Derek Thom as usual. This year’s event promises to be the best ever – we’re advertising it far and wide and Derek will be in fine voice as usual, and dressed for his part as The Greatest Showman! 

The flyer has some details for your perusal – please share this with any friends/relatives/enemies etc as appropriate – who knows, they may have something to bring or want to buy… 

The main reason for the advance warning is to give you chance to  

clear out your bike shed and have a good supply of Stuff To Sell!  

Remember: that Treble Thrunge-pin you have gathering dust under the bench may be the very thing someone needs to complete their winter project. Conversely, that Sprocket-wobbler you’ve been looking for all year may turn up at the Bring ‘n Buy at a special knock-down price.  

(Derek tells me you have to buy now before he puts the price up after Brexit!). 

 More details on the flyer; please act now to make this event a success!