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 100 members in 18 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. Planning for more starts at October meeting
The Border Minstrel, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EJ - Meets: Next meeting, August 15th 6.30 for 7 pm start
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.
Start from Border Minstrel PH Newcastle 8th June 10am - Loop of Scotland including the North Coast 500 spending 2 days in Ullapool: Details: 8th - meet 10am BMPH Gosforth Park Racecourse Newcastle. Staying overnight in Braemar Scotland 9th Travel to Thurso via East Coast and John Ogroats(overnight in Thurso) 10th Travel via Durness and LochInver to Ullapool (overnight) 11th Ullapool via Sw Highlandsand Applecross back to Ullapool 12th - Ullapool to Inverness completing the 500 and on to Blairgowrie (overnight) 13th return to Newcastle There is a back up car for carrying tents / extra luggage but individuals need to make own accommodation arrangements in advance
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First Triumph - a Tina Scooter in 1975. Punk Rocker, Horticulturalist, Arboriculturalist, Now Bereavement Services Manager.Raced minis in the 80s / 90s. Since had a few Hondas, A Bonneville T100, a Sprint GT and currently have a green Trident 900 that hadn't run for 14 years which is daily ride and a Trident T160 that I have a love / hate relationship with.
Clive Bell, Dave Tate, Ged Bell, Mark Loftus, Frank Bell
Runs, BBQs, presentations, etc
Appropriate position for a Joiner - Decided to give this a go - Learning the ropes - take it easy on him - Dave rides a Tiger Sport Dark edition
See Gallery - its a random collection of our members and their bikes as you may expect