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Evening Run Wednesday 20th June 2018

Posted on - June 20th, 2018

George Coates will be leading the run starting from Writtle Green Car park assemble 6pm for 6.30pm start for further information ring George on 01245 281184

Vintage and Classic Grasstrack Meeting at Ugley Sunday 24th June

Posted on - June 17th, 2018

The Grasstrack and Speedway Section of the VMCC are running a Grasstrack meeting For Vintage and  Classic machines on Sunday 24th June at Ugley Hall Farm, UGLEY. Essex. Postcode. CM22 6JB Which is just off the B1383 (the old A11) North of Stanstead. Practise is from 11am  Racing starts at 1pm All welcome to come … Read More…

News from Secretary Bill Cullen

Posted on - June 10th, 2018

Hello all, The volunteers at the VMCC Library have been hard at work digitising a collection of glass plate images that were donated to the club a while ago.They have set up a page on the internet where these can be viewed as it is easier to access them than if they were on the … Read More…

Event Reports

Posted on - June 10th, 2018

Sorry for the delay in adding information to the website over the past week as I have been away riding in an event in Northumberland. PLEASE NOTE all reports for section events will be added to the SECTION NOTES page to leave this page for updates and latest news. Paul Fletcher Website Admin.

Eric Hodkinson Memorial Run Sunday 27th May

Posted on - May 25th, 2018

The Eric Hodkinson Memorial Run will start from Alan Williams place at Brockhill Nursery, Wickford this coming Sunday with a choice of route card or end over end.  The early machines will leave at 10.00am and the end over end riders will be led by Paul and Pauline at 10.30 am. There will be a … Read More…

June Club Night Wednesday 13th re-arranged talk on Zeppelins over Essex

Posted on - May 22nd, 2018

The talk on Zeppelins over Essex has been re-arranged for June Club Night and will start at 8 pm prompt in the function room at The Bell at Woodham Ferrers. So get there early order your pint and grab a seat, now there is plenty of room we hope to see a full house once … Read More…

Bluebell Weekend 2018 by Dave Iszard

Posted on - May 22nd, 2018

FRIDAY :The weather gods are not smiling on us so far this year and wet suits have been tested to the max. Nothing changed for our Bluebell Run. Friday started out wet and for a short period it stopped raining and we thought ’good’ and then it started again. Lesley led the ride and must … Read More…

Notes from The Secretary Bill Cullen

Posted on - May 18th, 2018

Good afternoon Wednesday 23rd May Evening run start @ Hammonds Lane, Sandon, just off A414 near Park & Ride. 6 for 6.30pm start. This will be an end over end run. Contact Lesley Willmore for details on 0797 1266167. Sunday 27th May. Eric Hodkinson Memorial Run. Start @9.30am from Brock Hill Nursery, Brock Hill, Wickford … Read More…

Notes from the Secretary Bill Cullen

Posted on - May 2nd, 2018

Stow Maries Wings and Wheels Day  Sunday 20th May 2018 Good morning all We are invited to attend the above, however to enable me to advise Stow Maries how many of our members are likely to attend please email me by return so I am able to advise them of numbers. More details to follow. … Read More…

Notes from the Secretary Bill Cullen

Posted on - April 30th, 2018

Good afternoon all Big thank you to Lesley & Pauline & Paul for organizing the runs and the Bluebell weekend, also the participants that took parts. Unfortunately Eddie Carter informs me he has had to postpone his talk on Model Engineering planed for the coming club night and sends his apologies. I have been given … Read More…

The Founders Relay Rally Sunday 6th May 2018

Posted on - April 25th, 2018

Good afternoon all John Allan is asking if any members would like to join him on the Founders Relay Rally, John completed 5 check points last year and would like to do 6 this year. Should you wish to join John he has asked for you to phone him on : 01787 223357. Thank you … Read More…

Bluebell Weekend Friday 27th April Lunch Time Meals

Posted on - April 20th, 2018

Please Note a request from Lesley Willmore If you are riding on Friday and would like a meal at the Bluebell at Hempstead the Landlady has requested that meals are pre ordered to help them at the pub.  Lesley has sent a copy of the menu to help you choose. Please phone the Bluebell on 01799 … Read More…

Message from Bill Cullen Hon Sec.

Posted on - April 19th, 2018

Good afternoon all It is with regret that I must advise you that we have lost another long standing Essex section member with the Passing of Terry Payne who passed away last night. Terry was a section member for many years and I am sure many of you will have memories of him. I will … Read More…

Bluebell Weekend 27/28/29th April 2018

Posted on - April 19th, 2018

The Bluebell Weekend will be based at the Museum of Power at Langford near Maldon and will consist of 3 days of social riding. Friday will be an end over end run with a mid morning stop, lunch at The Bluebell PH at Hempstead and an afternoon stop before returning to the Museum of Power. Saturday … Read More…

Late Easter Run Sunday 15th April 2018

Posted on - April 17th, 2018

An excellent turnout of 23 machines arrived at Costa`s at Stanway with several new faces including a possible new member. After Brian Irwin made sure everyone knew about the drop off  system we set off through the lanes before arriving at Assington Barn for coffee in the Country Kitchen which now has a lot more … Read More…

Club Night Wednesday 11th April Guest Speaker

Posted on - April 4th, 2018

For the first club night at the new venue The Bell at Woodham Ferrers we will be having a talk by Peter Jones on Zeppelins over Essex. Come along and support the section plenty of room to park as The Bell has a large car park with overflow area and is easy to find being … Read More…

Re-scheduled Wrinkly Run Wednesday 11th April 2018

Posted on - March 28th, 2018

Clyde and Grace have re-scheduled the cancelled Wrinkly Run and it will now be held on Wednesday 11th April. Meet at Tesco`s Car Park Maldon 10.00 am for 10.30 am start. All other details see the previous posting.

Obituary to Raymond (Ray) Tiffen

Posted on - March 28th, 2018

Obituary for Raymond (Ray) Tiffen.   We learnt recently that Ray had developed cancer and after a relatively short illness has now sadly died. His funeral was carried out on Wednesday 21st March, just one day after what would have been his 75th birthday. Ray was a lifelong motorcyclist and in particular loved his 650 … Read More…

New Club Night Meeting Venue

Posted on - March 22nd, 2018

URGENT NEWS Due to the uncertainty of the fate of our club venue for many years The Ship & Anchor and the fact that the landlady has advised she is leaving in the next couple of weeks it has been decided that the section should seek another venue either as a stop gap or until … Read More…

Bluebell Weekend 27/28/29th April 2018

Posted on - March 6th, 2018

Entry form for the Bluebell Weekend is now available from Pauline  email pauline.hodkinson@btopenworld.com The event will consist of 3 days of social riding with runs leaving the Museum of Power at Langford near Maldon at 10.00am each day. All runs will be follow the leader. Saturday and Sunday will have the choice of a route … Read More…