The BMW Journal June 2019 -Oxford Section Report

BMW Club Oxford Section Report for April 2019

April 13th– AGM – Steve Moxey

Thanks to Geoff Clough for a very pleasant run today to the AGM at Dunchurch. Oxford section had 29 members at the AGM the highest of any section, well done to those who made it. Ian Dobie presided over a well-run meeting and Colin Bembridge got an award for his work with sidecars so overall a very reasonable day. PS Nick Dingwall celebrated his 83rd birthday and rode his F800GT to the meeting at a very good pace!

April 14th SNR to Sammy Millers Museum – Steve Moxey

Many thanks to Ann & Noel Robertson for a great ride out through the backroads of Dorset and the New Forest to Sammy Millers Museum, we will definitely be riding that route again. There were six bikes on the ride, and we were joined by more members at the museum. The Royal Enfield owners club were having an event at Sammy Millers and there were several of the new 650cc Interceptors, which brought back fond memories of my 700cc Constellation.

April 16th– SNR Alfred’s Tower, Stourhead – Steve Moxey

Many thanks to Andy Barrett, Steve Murray and Dave Tomlinson for coming on the SNR to Alfred’s Tower at Stourhead. The ride was 135 miles, with some more to get to the start point, and covered some very nice roads near Stourhead. When we arrived at Alfred’s Tower there was an unexpected bonus: it was open to visitors. The Tower is over 1,000 ft with 205 steps, we certainly felt the climb in motorcycle gear, the views from the top were fantastic. It was a short but scenic ride to the Bath Arms for lunch. The return route was mostly on smaller roads.

April 19th– Charity Berkshire Egg Run – Dave Tomlinson

The Egg Run is organised by the Thames Vale Vultures Motorcycle Group, and is now in its 14th year. Last year 500 riders collected in excess of 7,000 eggs.Four thousand eggs have already been collected for this Easter’s event, thanks to customers and staff at ASDA in Lower Earley.The eggs will be distributed to children with the help of The Loddon Vale Rotary Club and the Southcote Children’s Hub.Thames Vale Vultures’ Colin Hawkins, 54, who was born and raised in Reading but now lives in Bracknell, said: “We started the group 15 to 16 years ago to show the nice face of biking.”We saw the Reading Toy Run helping children at Christmas but there was nothing like that in Easter, so we decided that was what we were going to do.What can we say except a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Egg Run this year. A fantastic amount of bikes (over 800 we’re told), lots of familiar faces and lots of new ones. An amazing amount of Eggs (6899), and a nice warm feeling at the end!

Sat Nav Event – Steve Moxey

BMW Navigator V,VI Top Tips guides available so that members can get a copy for a £5 donation to Thames Valley Air Ambulance and £1.50 postage, a very good cause to support

Future Events: June 2019 / August 2019

May 31st– 2 June Lechlade Camping Weekend: Bridge House Camp Site Lechlade GL73AG. Dave Hawkins01993 850862 or

June 9th RIDE OUT: To Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes Dave Tomlinson,

June 15th– 22nd Oxford Section Austrian Trip– Hotel Weisseespitze contact: Martin Skennerton

June 24th Cassington Bike Night:John Broad

July 1st Ludgershall Bike Night: Section stand Dave & Rosemary Hicks

July 6th– 7thACU / BMF Rally, Carterton Checkpoint. Ian Dobie

July 7th RIDE OUT:Mystery Tour Andy Byatt

July 29th Bike Night at East Hagbourne: Section stand – Graham Chapple

July 14th RIDE OUT:Mystery Tour, Mike Barnard

July 27th Calne Bike Event:Section stand – John Russ

August 18th Section BBQ Savernake Forest: Zenon Krafft

August 18thRide OUT: Section BBQ, Savernake Forest Tim

Don’t forget to make a note of the dates from the trifold calendar that you wish to attend into your diaries, we will also be updating the website regularly and posting on Facebook.

Here’s to safe riding and some good weather.

Dave Tomlinson

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