North East • Re: North East Section Club Night on Thursday the 4th of July

Note: photos not included here.

The North East Section Club Night was a fairly quiet affair on the 4th of July. Many of our regular members were on holiday. Our western contingent brought us a new canine member who has settled in very well. There have been some local events on recently; here is a small sample of the photos I have.

The first was the Corbridge Steam Rally on the 8th of June, which always attracts a good selection of classic vehicles, including motorcycles…there was one nice AJS rigid bike on display. The following day, was the annual Bamburgh Run for pre-war motorcycles…there were some fascinating machines on the run, and one lovely AJS. Next was the annual Beamish Safety and Reliability Trial, a relatively arduous route through Durham, Weardale and the North Yorkshire Dales…the scenery was stunning, and there were several AJS and Matchless bikes on the run.

Finally, we had the Norton Owners Club ‘Hadrian Rally’ in Corbridge over the weekend. There were around 150 attendees and somewhere around 100 bikes I think; I didn’t count them. I did however, go down on the Friday morning to help with the setup…on a Matchless of course. One of the ride outs involved a run to Hawick and a visit to the museum there. They have two areas, dedicated to Steve Hislop (Hizzy), a famous British superbike champion, and Jimmie Guthrie, a famous motorcycle racer known as the ‘Flying Scotsman’. There are several bikes and plenty of related ephemera in the museum; an essential visit at some point. The bike on the photo is his TT bike, beautifully restored.

The Cloverleaf Run is coming soon…please get in touch if you’d like to reserve a place. I attended last year, but didn’t take part…this year I’ve got a place with my name on it.

Our next meeting is on Thursday the 1st of August at the Robin Hood from 7pm.

In the meantime, enjoy summer…if the Jetstream ever moves further north.


Statistics: Posted by nomisimon — Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:55 pm

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