Yes our 25th anniversary dance went brilliantly with over 100 folk there and the dance floor was full all night. Thanks to Independence for a great night of rock, and to all who helped on the night or donated raffle prizes and the Gig for providing the venue. See the Gallery tab for pictures.
Our meetings are now on the first and third Tuesdays on the month in the Ericht Alehouse, Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie so the next one will be the 16th October, then 6th and 20th November etc. through to the end of March 2019. Open to anyone who wants to come and talk bikes, blether or haver, or just have a good pint in a real pub!
On Tuesday, at the invitation of the proprietors, Ken and Kathy Kincaid, some club members visited The Valhalla Biker’s Lodge at Kirkmichael with a view to assessing its suitability for a future club event.
The Lodge offers ensuite log cabin and dormitory accommodation for motorcyclists touring the Scottish Highlands. Run by bikers, for bikers and is a perfect base from which to explore Scotland’s rich history and stunning scenery.
Open Wednesday to Sunday all year round, they have secure bike parking, a washdown area and workshop facilities, plus free Wi-Fi, a well-stocked bar, café and restaurant. There’s even a BBQ for use by guests.
We were very impressed by the facility and the friendly welcome from Ken and Kathy and hope to make use of the Lodge, even if only for a friendly place to meet up for summer social events
From now on we’ll be meeting in the Ericht Alehouse, in the Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie. It’s the best beer in town to keep us going over the winter! Meetings will be changing to the first and third Tuesday of the month from the start of October, that’s the 2nd and 16th, then 6th and 20th November etc.
Our Tuesday evening runs are now finished for the year due to the onset of dark , it’s only going to get darker from now on!
Here we all are outside No31 handing over the cheque. Then we went to the Royal Hotel up the road for a meal as our Chippy Run this month – and had an excellent meal. Well done them for coping with so many folk coming through the door at once without booking! And thanks to Alan for taking the pic.
This year’s run was the last Maggie’s Run we’ll be running, but we’ll still be raising money now and again to support good causes.
We’re going to do the presentation of the cheque for Maggie’s outside No31 on Tuesday 31st July, at 6.45pm. The idea is to do the presentation with the big cheque there and not go to Maggie’s in Dundee this time.We’ll take a photo outside with the banner in the background etc, then go on our Chippy Run so the presentation won’t take long. Depending on the weather, we’ll decide where to go on the day but not too far away, like Dunkeld maybe or Pitlochry or Forfar. Or any other good chippies we haven’t tried yet? Let me know .
If you’re a member please try to come along to swell the numbers for the photo, even if you don’t want to come on the run.
Anyone’s welcome to join us on the chippy run.
Well we finally have the total raised for the Maggie’s Run – £1100. Nae bad considering only 50 or so folk came along. Charlie’s going to organise a presentation to Maggie’s soon. Thanks to all who came along on the day.
The next Chippy Run will be Tuesday 26th June, probably to Arbroath and the Bell Rock chippie. See what the weather does! Leave No31 / Wellmeadow at 7pm sharp .
Thanks to all of you who turned up at the Red House on a wet morning, there were about 50 bikes in all went on the run. All were rewarded with an improving day right from the off, with the sun breaking through before lunch. Those who stopped at Tummel Bridge, like I did, had a good lunch sitting out on the terrace by the river in warm sunshine after enjoying superb views across Loch Tummel to Schiehallion on the way.
The low numbers at the end meant nearly everyone won something, and there was enough food to feed twice the number there so no-one went away hungry. We haven’t done the sums yet as to how much was raised, but obviously it’ll be well down on previous years.
Thanks to all who helped and to the Red House for providing the venue once again.