As I write this, I remember our last rallies as distant memories. Certainly as far as the weather. We enjoyed the last of the summer warmth at Hendra and Kemble. Some of our members joined in the MCC TC at Hendra and were able to get out on motorcycle rides in the area. Then we all came together for our last meet up of the year at Kemble, which also included our AGM. We were joined by new members, Sue & Steve Doyle and Dave & Cath Waters. The camping field gradually filled up on the Thursday. The motorbikes were unloaded and parked up along the front of the Ogri Club. Andy Young had brought his Electric motorbike, which was a new sight to many. We set up a WhatsApp Kemble group as members arrived. This had worked really well on our last meet ups in these Covid safety times. Information and the itinerary was sent to everyone on this, as well as our evening Quizzes. The members were able to post pictures and interact with everyone at the site.
Several members went to the local motorcycle meet in Kemble on Thursday evening, where they saw a few Classic Bikes and were able to chat with some people from the locality.
On Friday, Martin led a ride out of 12 bikes to Bourton on the Water. It was a lovely sunny day. They parked up in the local car park and had a hour to wander around the town. Some of the group led by Martin headed straight to the Cornish Bakery for the obligatory pasty!!
That evening the members sat on the picnic tables around the fire pit in groups of six. The fire was lit and Martin and Noreen did the What’s App Quiz.
Saturday was our AGM and members were advised to read last year’s minutes and the Finance report posted on the compound gates before the meeting at 11:00. Following our AGM, Martin led a ride out for the faster bikes to Slimbridge (for pasties) and Birdlip Viewpoint. In the evening we had burgers and hotdogs around the bonfire followed by more quizzes.
On Sunday morning, several bikers went out on a Treasure Hunt which had been put together by Slim, a member of the Ogri Club. This was a ride out around the local area collecting answers about points of interest. There were also another two quiz sheets, one on general knowledge (nearly as hard as one of John’s quizzes) and a picture quiz, asking us to name the nuts. These were the names given to them by the Fastener Industry. I could only identify a wing nut! The winners were Chris and Lorraine. We all had a lot of fun. Check out the MCG website and Facebook to see your pictures.