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July 2018 Club Run – A run to far, from Inverness to Mallaig. The run to Mallaig was pretty good, very little rain and the odd bit of sun. A coffee stop at the Thistle cafe and a weather check by Dode, saw some prepare for the worst. The worst didn’t happen till return run, Bill left at Glen Finnan, Peter and myself left Mallaig before the rest who went for a coffee. The rain started just before Fort William and lasted up to Laggan. Riders got home sometimes between 5.15 and 8.30, a long day.
Peter Home & Alan Hopkins Funerals – Alan died on the 7th July & Peter on the 14th July, both Peter & Alan were laid to rest on Monday the 22nd July 2018 at Inverness, Kilvean cemetery. Some photos from the funerals.
Small cc and Older bike run – Saturday 20th July, from Dingwall to Tore, or so they said, but instead it was Dingwall and down Strathconon and back to Muir of Ord for a late lunch snack. One member lost his bike keys en route to Dingwall, no names, but he answers to Ralph. Another great day out in this great sunny weather.
Strathspey Railway – Boat Garten display, 19 bike on show, but sadly very few people to see them, it rained a couple of times, which was spent either in the shed or in the hotel or cafe eating and drinking.
Alan Hopkins –
Dallas Gala 1st July 18 – only 5 members made this event, the sun shone all day and we got a vist from the Gala Queen and the Big Tots Circus ring master, Emma.
30 June 18 (Sat) club run to Elgin Motor Museum – which went via Dallas, Knockando and Grantown. We were joined on the run by Eric from Arbroath, who was doing a Point to Point run for his local club and included Knockando Wollen Mill.
Beauly Gala – We have been invited once again to show our bikes at the Beauly Gala on the 7th July, The Gala is in Braeview Park, Beauly and starts at 11am.
Display – We have been invited to display our bikes at Dallas Gala on Sunday 1st July, if you can attend please let Malcolm or myself know asap, cheers Neil (see photos below from last year). Meet at 1pm in Dallas at the village hall, you can’t miss it.
Some photos from 35th Anniversary run to Ullapool, sorry no group photo, but if you have some pics from the day, can you email them to me, ta.
A couple of pics from the 35th Anniversary Bar-B-Q
May small cc & older bike run – Some photos from John, of the small cc and older bike run.
Tom Elliott – This is to let you know the sad news that Tom Elliott died on Friday, 4th May 2018. We are arranging a private cremation for Thursday, 17th May 2018. For those who did not know Tom, he was a true gentleman and a real bike, still riding into his eighties, he will be missed by all who knew him.
Tributes to Tom –
John Williams – Such a shame, he was a wonderful guy.
Dode Fraser – Very sad news.Tom was a real Gentleman. Who will be sadly missed.
Andy Loosemore – Very sad news, he was an example to all us oldies, and a really good bloke.
Richard MacIntosh – I know I haven’t been much of a committed member on and off over the years but I remember Tom with much affection, still riding his bike at 80 and beyond. A lovely, lovely man. I wish I had known him as well as yourself and many others. We stopped at his house for tea and sarnies above the Loch, dished up by his lovely wife on one run. Like many others I’m sure, saddened to read of his passing.
Down load entry form here for Arnott Moffat Run 22nd July 18
IDMCC – Arnott Moffat – Run – 2018 – Entry Form
Some pics from April club run
2017 Attendance Trophy Winner
Photos from 1st club run of the year February 2018 – by Inus
Loch Ness Rally June 2018 entry form now ready, go to bottom of page to down load.
Photos from October 17 Club Run
Club weekend trip to Mull & Iona – Some photos from the trip to Mull on a very wet weekend, but the sun did shine while we visited Iona.
September Club Run – Only 3 riders and machines turned up for Saturdays club run to Portsoy. Nice steady run on a warm, bright sunny day. One stop at Buckie harbour to stretch the legs and lunch at Portsoy, then 2 took a run down to Dufftown. Nice day out.
Older biker and small cc run – Inverness to Fort Augustus September. Four brave souls turned up to to this run with 2 old bikes and 2 newer machines. The run was a little wet, but it had its dry moments. Brian Fieldsend lead the run, around by Nairnside, under the A9 and on to White Bridge for lunch, then down to Fort Augustus for fuel and then a ride back to Inverness in the wet.
August club run to Kyle & Eilean Donnan Castle
Orkney trip by Peter & Alan – strange who you meet, Bert? Tactors by the dozen, bikes by the few.
August Small cc & older bike run to Nigg & Ferry crossing
Club Weekend Away – Mull trip 29th September to 1st October, meet 10am Inverness, depart 10.30am. I have 15 names on the list from Emma, I now need confirmation of those club members who are going so accommodation can be booked asap. Email me to confirm. Neil
Just for info as I missed this club run – Today Wednesday 2nd Aug took a run, with Colin Rose, up to Lairg via Shin Falls then on to Rogart and round to Brora & home. The sun shone and got some interesting photos. Shinn has a new cafe and a electric charging point, Lairg was nice and sunny, relaxing, Rogart station very interesting. Neil