Shelsley Walsh Blood Riders 2015

Our Stand at the first Blood Riders event at Shelsley Walsh 2015

Our Stand at the first Blood Riders event at Shelsley Walsh 2015

Norvil and DomCom

Norvil and DomCom

 

Manx Norton

            Manx Norton

Dominator 88

     Dominator 88 & 850 Commando Interstate

Following on from the very successful fund raising events held by the Blood Riders at Prescott in recent years 2015 saw their debut at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb venue in Worcestershire which we hope will be repeated in the future.

Branch Run to Norton Day

Don Tovey receiving his award for Best Inter

Don Tovey receiving his award for Best Inter

Rick Slaymaker receiving the award for best 961

Rick Slaymaker receiving the award for best 961

Ian Dettmer receiving his award for his Dommy 99 Deluxe

Ian Dettmer receiving his award for his  Dominator 99 Deluxe

Only four members of the Branch were able to attend Norton day due to commitments elsewhere by other branch members, for three of them to achieve awards was amazing

The run was led by Rick who was able to thread his way through the Coventry Maze

 

Fish & Chip Run 2015

Another very enjoyable evening starting from the Oakwood as a group but a large tractor and trailer soon had us all stretched out along the A38 due to the lack of overtaking points (safe ones that is)

The Fish & Chips in Tewkesbury were as good as our previous visit, a good find by Ian

Prescott Bike Festival 2015

Inter of Geoff Smithers

Inter of Geoff Smithers

Malcolm's Interstate

Malcolm’s Interstate

Maurice's Bike

Maurice’s Bike

Gloucester Branch Marquee & Display

Gloucester Branch Marquee & Display

Being the fourth year that Gloucester Branch have attended this event, which again is held to raise funds for the Blood Riders, we enjoyed a day of watching some very interesting machines both in the paddock and on the hill.

A big thank you to Geoff Smithers and Barry Stickland for bringing along their bikes to enable us to add some variety to our display, well done lads much appreciated.

Another vote of thanks to Colin,  Chris & Jill for getting it all set up for us, sorry we pinched your breakfast!

 

End of Winter Malvern Show 2015

Geoff Foords Café Racer

Geoff Foord’s Café Racer

Jim Hicks Domiracer

Jim Hicks’s Domiracer

Mike Roberts wins again

Mike Roberts wins again

This year the End of Winter Show at the Three Counties Showground was later than normal due to the earlier date being booked for another event, we managed to win best stand and Mike’s Model 19 won in its category again, well done that man

Fish & Chip Run

Our Branch evening in June took us on a run to Tewkesbury for a fish and chip supper, this run was well attended by the Branch regulars apart from Chris and Jill who having no lights on their transport for the evening could not commit to riding further away from ‘The Forest’

Well done Ian for finding some of the best fish & chips in the county

Gathering for the off with tummies rumbling louder than the bikes

Gathering for the off with tummies rumbling louder than the bikes

Malvern Classic Bike Show October 2014

The Branch celebrate yet another win for Colin & Mike

The Branch celebrate yet another win for Colin & Mike

Colin's Norvil is always a show stopper and it goes as good as it looks

Colin’s Norvil is always a show stopper and it goes as good as it looks

Part of another varied display of our much loved Nortons

Part of another varied display of our much loved Norton’s

The Three Counties Showground at Malvern hosts two classic bike shows each year and as this is in our territory we always support this show, even when it snows!  This October however we were blessed with a beautiful day for riding

Prescott Bike Festival 2014

Stand display

Stand display

This is the third year that Gloucester Branch have attended this event which is held to raise funds for the Blood Riders so that they can continue to operate the important service that they provide.The weather was mainly dry but a bit dull this year so not the best light conditions for taking photographs, neverthe less our branch secretary Chris S did an amazing job for us on the day.

Ably supported by 14 branch members plus two visitors (Barry & Geoff)  Chris S had organised a very varied display of machines ranging from the 1920’s to the 1970’s, however the allocated site for the club stands this year was on a slight slope which meant that some bikes had to be literally anchored in position!

We had only one member having a tilt at the Hill itself and Chris N made it look relatively easy with his very smooth riding style

Escapee from the Planet of the Apes

Escapee from the Planet of the Apes

Darth Vader and his men looking after our sbikes

Darth Vader and his men looking after our sbikes

The event is supported by some great characters

Dave's Fastback heads the line up

Dave’s Fastback heads the line up

Ian and Rose's ES2

Ian and Rose’s ES2

Straight out of the Showroom?

Geoff's Model 19

Geoff’s Model 19

 How we would all like to find them

Chris N on the Hill

Chris N on the Hill

At least one of us had ago!

Colin's Manx with Chris N's Inter

Colin’s Manx with Chris N’s Inter

Chris finishing the Run

Chris finishing the Run

 

March 2014 Malvern Show

The age range on show

The age range on show

 

Time for a natter

Time for a natter

Dave McKie's 750 Fastback at Malvern

Roger's Parallel Vee

Roger’s Parallel Vee

Best 30's award for the Chairmans Bike

Best 30’s award for the Chairmans Bike

Award for best Club Stand collected by our Treasure

Award for best Club Stand collected by our Treasure

March for us means our local Classic Bike Show held  at the Three Counties Show ground near Malvern and this year we started off with two awards.

1. Best 1930’s bike for the chairmans 1935 model 18

1. Best Club Stand with the award being collected by our Treasure(r)

 

 

 

Breakfast in the Forest

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As a branch our members are spread over a very wide area and it is not easy for us to be able to get together for a branch run; however with the prospect of a free breakfast and a run through some of Gloucestershire’s finest Ian managed to gather enough support to do this our fourth only run since the branch was formed.  Starting from the Oakwood we meandered through the lanes following the steady thump of Ian’s Model 18  the only problems encountered being one very frisky horse and another not so frisky with the young girl riding it more interested in her mobile phone than what was happening around her!                                                                                                                  

On the way we picked up Chris S and Jill who took over the lead to help us find our destination which was the home of Chris Norton in the village of Ruspidge near Cinderford.  Chris in a moment of madness had offered to provide us all with a ‘Full English’ which after we had parked the bikes and disrobed he duly did

On behalf of those of us who were able to take part in this run I would like to give a big ‘Thank You’ to Chris & Sharon for the making us all so welcome and for the providing us with such a magnificent spread

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Branch Night @ The Aviator
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