Gas Club to reopen
Club meeting nights will recommence from Thursday 13th Aug 8-30pm at the Gas Club, Gipsy Lane (by Wickes), with appropriate social distancing in force. All members welcome ….cash bar
August & September events cancelled
The club committee met last week 16/7 under social distancing conditions to
decide when we would start running trials and enduro events again, given
the easing of restrictions by the government regarding outdoor sport.
The committee decided that the next two events planned for this year, the
Maslin trial in August and the Foxwell Enduro in September will unfortunately
not go ahead. A decision on whether to run the remaining event in our
calendar for this year, the Jack Croston trial in October, will be taken by mid September
when the ongoing situation may be clearer.
Brian Freegard Trial – 16th Feb
Results now available. Thanks to all the riders for braving the weather to support the event and turning up on a very wet and slippery day. Thanks also to the observers.
Annual Dinner Dance
A big thank you to all of you that attended our annual dinner and dance on 24th January. We were at a new venue for us, Alexandra House near Wroughton .Although we were down on the number of attendees this year, because the room was smaller it made for a nice atmosphere. The food was excellent and all who attended had a great evening.
We had five auction prizes and a raffle which raised nearly £1700 for our two charities, Cancer Research UK and Retina UK. Most of you will be familiar with Cancer Research UK but few of you would of heard of Retina UK. This is a relatively small charity helping people with hereditary sight loss. The charity kindly gave us some special glasses so that people could try them on and get an idea of what it was like to live with the condition. People with the condition lose their peripheral vision, so the glasses had two pin prick size holes so that you could only see what was in front of you.
A big thank you to everyone that put their hands in their pockets to raise the amount we did on the night and I’m pleased to announce that the club is rounding it up so that each charity gets £1000. A special thank you to our farmers from Hannington, Hardy and Shelley for kindly donating two of the auction prizes ( a ride/drive in a tractor and a ride in the combine harvester ) and to their son in law Chris who donated a weekend in France for four people.
It was great to see everyone in their black tie and posh frocks and look forward to see you all dressed up again next year.
Club and ACU Memberships 2020
Membership Fees: £5 or Family membership £10 covering all at the same address.
The easiest way to renew your ACU licence and SDMCC membership is via the ACU website here. New members may also join this way.
Just remember to select Swindon and District Motorcycle Club as your affiliated club. You will get your 2020 ACU licence quicker and it saves you paper work. You will receive a 2020 club membership card in due course from the Membership Sec.
If you wish to submit a paper renewal then please see the Membership page for further details and download a membership form. Post to the membership sec. (John Somerville), address on form.
The proceeds from the clubs Annual Dinner & Dance have been shared between Alzheimer’s Research UK, in memory of club member Ken Viveash’s wife Iris and SMASH.
SMASH is a local youth mentoring charity supporting young people, aged 9-19 through 1:1 partnering with trained volunteer adults, helping them get back control of their lives.
The club presented SMASH Trustee, Steven Sedgwick, with £500 at their committee meeting in July.
Picture from left to right: Alan Ryder, Gary Wooster, Lyndon Jack, Steven Sedgwick and Keith Wooster.
The club organised a trip round the Ramsbury brewery recently. See the photos here.
The Corinium 40th Anniversary
2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the Corinium Enduro. To celebrate this occasion a special event took place at the Royal Agricultural College on Saturday 28th April.
Further details and photos of the event are available via this link Corinium 40th Anniversary Celebration
Three memorial trees planted at Cirencester Park.