Chairman’s BBQ & Baton Exchange – 4th June 2016

This year we combined the Chairman’s Ride In and BBQ with the VMCC 70th Anniversary Baton exchange. And a very fine day it was. When I arrived just after 11 o’clock, there was already the aroma of barbequed sausages and burgers wofting through the air – and a number of bikes in the paddock. It…

Owen Tyler Cup Run – 22nd May 2016

There was a good gathering of motorcycles and riders at the Berkshire Section’s Owen Tyler Cup Run, today. The start was located at the Air Scout Hut in Hurst and participants were plied with tea, coffee and biscuits before embarking off on their jaunt around the Berkshire and Oxfordshire countryside. There were two routes; one…

Mid-week Run to the Empress of Blandings – 11th May 2016

With torrential rain overnight and heavy showers forecast during the day, it was hardly surprising that a merry band of three on bikes, Bill, Paul and Malcolm and two, Allan and Jean, in a 4 wheel conveyance assembled at Nelson’s Diner in Kingsclere for the run down to the Empress of Blandings in the New…

33rd Fleet Lions Charity Run – 2nd May 2016

‘Though not specifically on the Berkshire VMCC Calendar, the Lions Club of Fleet Classic Motorcycle Run & Concours on May day is quite a favourite for a swift jaunt through north Hampshire and south Berkshire with a BBQ lunch at the White Hart or the Four Horseshoes depending on which side of the junction in…

Founder’s Relay Rally – 1st May 2016

The Berkshire Founder’s Day Relay Rally checkpoint this year was at Brightwell’s Cafe, Holiday Inn, Padworth. Bill Barnes (1981 Honda CB900 F2) and John Campbell (1995 Moto Guzzi) were the first to arrive soon after 9.00am. Shortly followed by Robin Strange (1967 Triumph T90), Allan Herbert 1989 CG 125), Roger Hunter (1978 CB400, Roy &…