DocBike Charity Run

This was new event as the DocBike Charity has only been running for about a year. We were invited to put a display of bike on at the finish of the run. Luckily the weather stayed nice after a very foggy start. There were over 160 bikes on the run which was good considering all the fuel shortages due to panic buying. We had the pleasure of one of the Bike Doctors, DR Ian coming for a chat on our stand and have a sit on a couple of the bikes. He also offered to attend one of our Club nights to give us a chat on the ‘Biker Down’ first aid.

Club Summer BBQ

As is traditional we always hold a Summer BBQ on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Usually we have a ride out beforehand but due to Covid we gave it a miss this year. Therefore we were could earlier than normal and enjoy the glorious sunshine. It was nice to be able to get together old friends and welcome some of the new members who have recently join the Club. There was plenty of food, drink, homemade cakes and a few other delights. A good time was had all. Unfortunately due to the summer season being condensed into a short period may members could not attend as they had other commitments.

TLK Mini Fest

  After a two year break due to Covid the True Lovers Knot once again held their Mini Fest to help raises funds for Parkinsons UK and Macmillan Cancer Research. As we support Parkinsons and the TLK is our home venue we put on a display of bikes to help make the day a great success plus we could enjoy the entertainment which was taking place all day. In the evening we were entertained by the excellent Badger Blues Band and a had a few games of Shove Halfpenny .

VDub at the Pub

We were again invited to put on a display of bikes at the VDub at the Pub to help raise funds for the charity we support. We had an excellent display of bikes both days even though is rained heavily Saturday morning but the sun did come out. Sunday was sunny all day.  Once again we raised funds for the Poole and District branch of Parkinson’s UK by selling cakes which our members made themselves. As usual this was a great success and we raised over £195 including selling a few calendars, Zipper pulls and let people have their photo taken on our bikes. A big thank you to everyone who helps and supported us.

VMCC 75TH

2021 is the VMCC 75th anniversary, so they held an event at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire. Several NOC members attended and Chris Streather arranged for us to have a small display in the paddock as well as the time we had booked on track. Luckily although the weather was windy the only time it rained was early Sunday morning so everyone had a dry track. the other bonus was that there were a couple of sessions each where there was no noise restrictions so you could here the bikes properly. I took part on my Seeley Commando which was great fun as the track really has many ups and downs.

Popham Megameet

The Popham Megameet at Popham Airfield was a bit of a washout due to heavy rain shower passing through all day. A few hardy souls braved it to put on a small display of Norton’s. The whole show ground was a mud bath so the bikes that were ridden to the event got very dirty. A big thank you to everyone who turned up and supported us. Luckily we managed to pack up in the dry before the huge downpour as we made our way home.

Nosh & Natter.

On Saturday July 31st we held a Club ‘Nosh & Natter’ to try and attract some more new members but unfortunately the weather was very changeable. Even so we managed to get everything set up before the rain arrived. As usual we were well supported by our Bournemouth Club members with 14 bikes on display plus many helpers. The True Lovers Knot kindly put on a BBQ for us. Luckily almost 20 members from the Norton Owners braved the weather and turned up to make the day a success. They came from as far as Bath, Basingstoke, Devon and the Isle of Wight. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we signed up 2 new members plus possibly a couple more. In the evening those who stayed were entertained by the excellent Badger Blues Band.

 

Sammy Miller Norton Natter and Nosh

Well it looks like this is the only event that we will do as a Club this year and typically it rains for the first time in months. We did brave the weather and had 12 Norton’s on display. We all meet up at Burley and had a damp ride through the New Forest to get to Sammy’s museum at Bashley.

Surprisingly the roads were very quiet, not many holiday makers about. A few more of our members turned up by other modes of transport and other makes of motorcycle to help swell our numbers to about 20.   There were a couple other Norton’s turn up but overall, it was a very quiet day due to the weather. Luckily the café was open serving bacon butties and hot tea. The staff at the museum were very great full that we turned up. Sammy invited us all into the workshop and gave a chat on all the ongoing projects.

 

Once we got to lunchtime the huge crowds started to thin out so and the remaining few of us kitted up and made our way home through the rain once more. As usual one we arrived home the sun came out.

Finally, we would like to thanks everyone who turned up for supporting us and proving what a great Club, we have!

 

 

Upcoming Events

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8:00 pm Club Meeting @ True Lovers Knot
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Weekly Club Meeting. Held at The True lovers Knot, Tarrant Keyneston.  Blandford Forum DT11 9JG
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9:00 am VMCC Autojumble @ Royal Bath & West Show Ground
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10
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8:00 pm Club Meeting @ True Lovers Knot
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Weekly Club Meeting. Held at The True lovers Knot, Tarrant Keyneston.  Blandford Forum DT11 9JG
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8:00 pm Club Meeting @ True Lovers Knot
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Weekly Club Meeting. Held at The True lovers Knot, Tarrant Keyneston.  Blandford Forum DT11 9JG