CLUB MOTORCYCLE SECTION
The club also has an active Motorcycle section with many members enjoying both the activities of the club in general together with additional fun with their classic 2 wheelers
The section is lead by Ian Campbell and meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Bloxworth Village Club near Bere Regis, Dorset, BH20 7EG
The section attends many club events thus allowing the club to display an excelent variety of both cars and motorcycles on the club stand, they also attends classic events for motorcycles only such as the Bristol Classic Motorcycle show and the Netly Marsh Eurojumble.
Membership to the motorcycle section comes automaticly with club membership so if you are a 4 wheeler or a 2 wheeler the WVPC offers the best of both worlds
Perhaps the biggest show we attend is the annual classic bike show at Shepton Mallet and again we shall be in attendance in 2015 with a display of 12 classic bikes
The show dates are Feb. 7th & 8th 2015 and members are more than welcome to visit us on the club stand
REPORTS ON EVENTS WE HAVE ATTENDED
The Bristol classic bike show
The weekend of Friday 15th to Sunday 17th February 2013 saw the WVPC represented by the bike section at this annual show at Shepton Mallet showground, we have never come away empty handed and this year was no exception with Derek Pattersons Matchless 650cc machine being awarded a Highly Commended rosette
As usual we had 12 machines on the stand inclding Derek's Cousin Brian's freshly restored Norton Dominator and Bill's 1961 Triumph Bonneville which has had its engine rebuilt by Bill himself
We were blessed with fine weather all 3 days and the hall we were in was only cold as opposed to b----y freezing! Saturday afternoon was the buisiest time as usual and the assembled members were kept busy answering questions from enquiring visitors, we also had to suffer the uninvited knowledge from the "anoraks"keen to point out alledged faults with our machines - don't you just love them !
Thanks must go to Doug for arranging everthing again and to Ian Campbell for laying the carpet tiles and everyone who lent a hand manhandling the bikes onto the display plints.
we must not forget the wives who supplied the food and Colin Baker who cooked the Sausage rolls - we know how to live
We'll be back again next year without fail
Bike run to Old Sarum
17 members met at the Stocks Inn at Furzhill for coffee and it had been decided by all to travel by 4 wheels rather than 2, however top marks to Robin who turned up on his Harley Davidson and was planning to ride on to Salisbury regardless of the weather
We arrived at Old Sarum airfield around 12.30 and made our way to the airfield cafe for lunch which was well recieved and very reasonable priced, following lunch we walked back to the aviation display recently relocated from Boscome Down by which time the wind had reached a much higher velosity.
Some considerable time was spent viewing the exhibits and playing pilots as access to the displays was unrestricted and it was agreed the visit was well worth it
At around 3.30 we departed for home after an interesting day out