At the Stormont on Tuesday we set a few dates for runs ! and there were 5 of us turned up at 7 for a wee run down through the Carse of Gowrie by Rait and back via Tullybaccart. Great weather at last too!
Tuesday June 23rd will be the first Chippy Run – to Anstruther. Leave from the Stormont at 7 so if you want to come, be there sharp please!
The following Saturday is the Heartland meet at Luib on the 27th
The Tomintoul Bike Weekend is the 10/11th July and some of us are already booked in for that. It seems that’s also the date the SCAA Air ambulance folk have chosen for their Scone run, cancelled from May.
The next Chippy Run will be on Tuesday July 28th, probably to Arbroath or Inverbervie
And we set the date for the Richard’s Roond the Tap run – –Fri/Sat/Sun 25,26th and 27th September. This was the only date in Sept that suited everyone who was there on Tuesday, and we agreed going into October was too late. This year we’re going to do have to do it the opposite way round as that weekend is the Loopallu music festival in Ullapool, so the place will be very busy with nowhere to stay. So we’ll head for Thurso for the Friday night, camping or B&B, then have a run over to the west and Ullapool on the Saturday, and back to Thurso for saturday night drinkies, home on Sunday. At least that’s the plan for now, might change if anyone has a better plan, but the date’s fixed at last so put it in your diary!
…..and beware if you’re riding through the Wellmeadow for the next two weeks – the traffic lights have been turned off to try and solve the chaos, and there are new Give Way signs so watch out for drivers who aren’t paying attention!
Our next event will be the joint meet with the Heartland bikers at the Luib Hotel , between Lix Toll and Crianlarich, on Saturday 27th June. It’s a social evening in the pub, as we often see the Heartland folk at other events and we thought it was time we all had a get-together. We might work with them to hold a few runs etc or other things, so this will be a chance to get to know them better. It’s just camping outside the hotel , but if you don’t want to camp they might have rooms free – try http://www.luibhotel.co.uk/
Might be a run on Sunday depending on what happens on the day! And what happened the night before….
Hope to see you there – from teatime Saturday till Sunday morning. The hotel does food so I hope we can eat there and get a breakfast too.
and the Stormont Arms is still in business so we’re still meeting there. And if you haven’t renewed your subscription it’s still only a tenner…….
We’ll probably have a run one Tuesday night to the chippers at the Bell Rock, Arbroath,
and Anstruther in June and July, but we’ll set a date for that soon too.
The 10th Maggie’s Run went ahead despite pretty miserable weather, with around 50 bikes taking part at the start. Some regulars, and even some newcomers , enjoyed their rolls and tea or coffee before braving the rain, which just got heavier the further west you went! However things dried up a bit in the afternoon and by the time Charlie did the Prize Draw at Maggie’s, the sun was out. So far we’ve collected just over £1200, and some more money is still to come in. Charlie can now have a weel-earned rest for a bit, like driving down to Croft for a track day…..And we had our picture in the Courier too!