As the weather had vastly improved from the afternoons rain, a fair few members attended the meeting on their bikes.
Another well attended meeting, this time there were various cakes to be bought for charity. Congratulations and thank you to all involved in the cake making. I have heard they were delicious, I’m on a diet so had to miss them unfortunately.
Onto the meeting. Barry covered a lot of what has happened lately. Benelux rally in Holland seemed to be very well attended and enjoyed by our members . Discussed the upcoming rallies including our own Heart and Soul rally (get your tickets purchased). Assistance was requested to help set up for the Heart and Soul rally so if anyone has an hour or 2 to spare on the Thursday before hand please contact one of the committee.
We had a few new members with us, however without my glasses I couldn’t scribble anything down! Welcome to all the new members.
News just in – Hayley King, After Sales Manager at the dealership, is doing a skydive for Teenage Cancer Trust. Safe to say she is braver than me.
Hayley will be jumping for charity on Saturday 1st of June, weather permitting, from the Peterlee Airfield.
If you wish to Sponsor Hayley please click on the following link – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hayley-king7
Good luck Hayley from all the Chapter.
A chilly evening saw only 1 hardy soul arrive on his motorcycle, however we had another great turnout. The committee all said a few words on what was upcoming and how things were going.
Everyone is looking forward to getting out their bikes, particularly CRAGG on the weekend of Friday 12th April.
There was a great surprise in store for our Director Barry Gillespie. Allen Glasper, Assistant Head Road Captain, ambushed him with a presentation of a Tankard and meal vouchers for his dedication to the Geordie Chapter. Very well deserved.
So after 10 years of not winning a thing on the raffle, Paul Beattie took home 2 prizes, well done Paul. I however won the bottle of vodka, which is somehow empty already!
We have with us a new member, Mick Herron, from Cramlington who rides a lovely 48 Sportster. Welcome to the Chapter Mick.
Also Kay and Paul Poulton from Durham, who ride a 1200 custom Sportster. Welcome to you both.
All in all another great Chapter meeting. We will see you all there again on Thursday 2nd May.
Trish, Dawn and Ruth receive their Road Captains’ certificates
Gwyn Brooks: Most miles (bloke) at 11,975 miles
Trish Gillespie: Most miles (lady) at 10,427 miles
Dawn Beattie: Geordie Chapter Member of the Year award
Trish Gillespie: Geordie Chapter Outstanding Achievement award
Allen Glasper: Director’s Award
Thanks everyone for a fantastic turn-out at our last meeting of the year, our AGM, at Nissan SLC!
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Here’s John getting down with the kids!
Here’s some pictures from the Saturday ride-out at our fantastic Heart ‘n’ Soul rally!
Here’s some pictures from the Friday ride-out at our fantastic Heart ‘n’ Soul rally!
Mr Softail Slim, Peter Currie, led us through four beautiful counties in the north of England on our first Chapter ride-out of 2018.
We whizzed away from Tyne and Wear, into Northumberland and on to the Military Road. A trip through Gilsland meant Cumbria was now upon us and we then crossed the A69 to land at our destination, Talkin Tarn. It was beautiful and the predicted sunshine was out in full force to greet us.
A slight detour (fallen tree) added a few miles to our trip as we headed for Alston and some fuel.
A straight line for Nenthead, then Allendale and back to Allenheads, soon had us into County Durham and the lovely moors over Stanhope. We had the place to ourselves as we whizzed back onto the A68 and down to Corbridge to finish.
A great day for everyone!
The North East Coalition of Motorcycle Clubs again met at Angels Place last night, with a great turn-out from everyone.
Here’s a few things that are happening in March and April:
- 31.3: HAMC Poker Run, starts at 1.00 pm at Angels Place. £10.00 per bike which includes food, party and music – from Hellraiser.
- 31.3: Infidels MCC is hosting an Easter Egg run round Northumberland, meeting at Woodhorn Museum
- 7.4: Erebos MCC is hosting a Bike and Custom Show, at Durham Catholic Club, DH4 7JZ
The next meeting is on 30.3, at 8.00 pm. There are lots of websites and Facebook pages for all NECMC groups, so get online and help support them and the NECMC.