Details about the North East England branch

Colours: Black, White, Red

Contact: Mark Lamb


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Formed in May 2016 as there was no dealership or TOMCC within 40 miles and clearly a lot of passion about the bikes from a number of perspectives. We have grown to almost 80 members in 11 months , cater for everyone and are finding our way with more people coming forward to assist its making the organising of activities easier. We are very much about inclusion and welcome members of all ages and abilities and interests and only ask that people actively participate and respect others views. There is a great range of experience and knowledge amongst members ,who, if they cant help personally can generally signpost to someone who can.

We are very much for the members - if a number of people want to do something then we will do our best to enable it - not everyone was interested in lots of rides so although we have done many we have also had raffles, a barbeque, Skill learning sessions, a christmas dinner , guest speaker etc, and now have an events calendar with a variety of activities up to October 2017.



The Border Minstrel, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EJ - Meets: May 16th meeting 6.30 our first AGM...



Branch meetings generally third Tuesday in month at Border Minstrel PH, Gosforth Park - summer months - a local ride-out on 1st Tuesday eve plus odd weekend and special events depending on level of demand. Events calendar will be posted on website once live
March branch meeting is at the Triumph Dealership, Newcastle.
There is a Bobber launch open night at the Newcastle dealership, this Thurs 23rd Feb. Hope to see you there!



Annual General Meeting
AGM to review the year, state accounts and elect committee for the year ahead. Border Minstrel 7 pm Positions - Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer, Events Coordinator, Events Support x 3. Please do your best to come along, it will be done with as quickly as possible, then we can all have a good catch up.... Expressions of interest to Clive Bell by 2nd May. Important that members attend as there will be requirement for seconding nominations and a vote if a contested positions.



See Committee page

  • Chairman

    Mark Lamb

    was dark and handsome at some point (debatable)

  • Events Team

    Dave Tate, Clive Bell, Ged Bell, Mark Loftus, Graeme Haswell

    Runs, BBQs, presentations, etc

  • Memberships Sec / Branch sec

    Clare Burn

    Top sorter ooter (never was tall, dark,or handsome at any point)

  • Treasurer

    Graeme Haswell

    He's tall!



See Gallery - its a random collection of our members and their bikes as you may expect