Just a reminder if you fancy a run tomorrow, July 2nd, meet 10am in the Wellmeadow. Weather’s looking OK for eastern Scotland so that direction might be safest option but up to those who turn up to decide. Have fun.
Yes, the valiant guys who went to Mull last weekend (Bob, Allan and Drew) managed to go for six ferry trips over the two days, so we decided to see if anyone can better that on a BAD MCC weekend!
Despite a dodgy forecast and a few showers we got to Tobermory dry via Corran and the Lochaline ferries (that’s two) and found the excellent B&B above the town, with fantastic views down the Sound of Mull. Beer soon followed , as you do, before we made a plan for Saturday’s round of Mull.
A wet start cleared eventually and after lunch at Calgary we headed round to Gribun and eventually to Fionnphort where the Iona ferry awaited. None of us had been there before so we jumped on the 5 o’clock ferry for a quick look round. It’s a busy place on a summer saturday! 6 o’clock saw us on the ferry back, (that’s another two ferries) and heading into solid rain all the way back to Tobermory via the other side of Mull – only 50 miles but nearly all on single track roads with sheep, gravel, potholes and French car drivers to contend with (why won’t they pull over and let bikes pass?)
A good curry and a bottle of port saw us relaxing back at the B&B and come Sunday morning we were on the ferry from Tobermory to Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan (that’s five) before lunch at the Ardgour Inn at Corran (fantastic cherry crumble too!)
Last ferry across to the main road (that’s six) and then the rain really set in, all the way back through Glencoe and only eased a bit by Crieff.
A brilliant 450 mile / six ferry weekend – you should have been there! My gloves are still damp a week later too.
At the Mull Cheese shop
south end of Mull
Yes 9 of us went to Crail on a clear dry evening to the Crail Fish and chip Bar and had an excellent plate of food. Back home into a low sun was a bit of a pain here and there but no problems.
Five of us went to Aberfeldy on Tuesday, a clear and cold night, Drew’s BMW registered only 1 degree over the hill at the Griffin wind farm! The rest of us had taken the bottom roads through Dalguise and Grandtully but the chipper provided good grub even if we had to eat it in the rain outside. Tough guys or what….even missed deer on the road (twice), kamikaze pheasants (often) but we couldn’t miss all the potholes.
It’s official – our new Chairman is Charlie. He was unanimously voted in at the AGM after George resigned for personal reasons. So it’s time to get together our ideas for this year’s runs and stuff so pass any to me or Charlie and we can make them happen.
Good run to Tomintoul and beyond yesterday, 7 of us met at 10am in the Wellmeadow. Two other groups of bikers did the same so it looked for a while like we had 20 turned up!
Club nights are every Tuesday now at no31, and the first Chippy Run will be Tues 25th April.
Yes it’s nearly time for our AGM, this year it will be at No31 on Tuesday 4th April at 8.30. Come along and have your say about what you want for the coming year, runs, events, whatever. And who you want to run the Club as we’ll have to decide the office bearers and committee for 2017. Our first big event will be the Maggie’s Run on Sunday 14th May, check the What’s On page for details, but we will have a chippy run before that – date to be set at the AGM.
Hope to see you there
See our Facebook page for some pics from the BADMCC burns night. Everyone had good munch of tatties neeps and haggis. The variety of music and talent of the musicians was excellent and they all gave their time free to help us raise funds for charity . Great address to the Haggis by Charlie and thanks to the Peter the piper for bringing the whole feel of Scottishness to the event. Anyone with pics please post on Facebook or send to me. It was good to see old friends and hope we can all work together to plan our next one. Get together soon ????
Yes it’s almost here again folks – once Christmas and Hogmanay are over you can get fired up and come along to No31 on Saturday 21st January for our Burns celebration. We’ve got the same musicians as last year too so it’ll be a good session.
Pass the word to everyone please and here’s the poster .
Have a good Christmas and New Year and all the best for 2017
Here’s the letter we’ve sent to all sponsors for the 2016 Maggie’s Run badmcc-thank-you-letter-2016
Next year’s Run, the 12th, will be on May 14th 2017 so remember!