Ben G

Norton Day At The Ace Cafe

Rik was our representative at this years Norton Day at the Ace Cafe, he was among 50 other like minded followers at this traditional event.

The venue was also shared with the 59Club and BSA

Thanks Rik


Gloucestershire Vintage & County Extravaganza 2023 August 4th 5th 6th

We were back again, to what has become a regular and one
of the most prominent Branch displays, we attend. The
weather which was threatening to turn the whole massive
site into mud fest did not materialise. Some activities were
cancelled but nothing to spoil the show. Our Branch Team
was the same as previous years. Colin & Marlene, Malcolm &
Pam, Dave & Joan Catton, John & Maggs. Our Son Jamie and
his family were all involved, especially when the wind was
trying it`s best to lift our marquee, something we have
become accustomed to this year. I took my trusty oily rag ES2
around the show ring, while the shiny ones watched on. Can
we thank fellow Branch Members Debz & Scruff,( Gloster
Meteors,) for all their assistance during the whole weekend.
Colin finished the weekend with is usual fire up which always
brings a crowd.

Fish and Chip Run 3/7/23

The Fish & Chip run is always well attended and it was, but this year was special, as on the menu wasn’t just Cod & Chips. We had a surprise visit from our good friend and long-time Glos Branch member Maurice Cox, it was so good to see him in fine fettle.


Prescott Hill Climb 25/6/23

This years Prescott Hill Climb enjoyed fabulous weather and the Branch enjoyed a prominent position by the start line as before.

All of this does not happen without our set up team, so Colin, Malcolm and (Pam on wheels), great work team.

We managed another good display so thanks to all involved.

Easter Egg Run 8/4/23

Debz & Scruff of Gloucester Meteors fame, had invited us to take part in the annual run to Acorns the Children’s Hospice this year. Along with supporting the run, with Colin & Mike a total of £85 was donated by the Glos Branch alone, with the total ending up to be over £1200 inc all the groups.

                 Easter Egg Run Group Together


Glos Branch Colin Kent & Mike Roberts

The Gloucestershire Vintage & County Extravaganza 2022

The Gloucestershire Vintage & County
Extravaganza 2022
Gloucester Branch returned to this mega event after
the enforced shut down. This event gives us as a
Branch, maximum exposure. We were able to
display some fabulous Norton`s including our not
so fabulous ES2. We were lucky that fellow Branch
members Debz & Scruff were helping to organize
the Motorcycle Display area, so it was nice to be
next to them as before. Those who brought bikes
for the weekend and helped set up and breakdown
including manning the stand were, Colin &
Marlene, Malcolm & Pam, Dave & Joan and Jamie
& Gill not forgetting Amy & Katy. We had plenty
of interest, we managed to parade our ES2 on
behalf of the Branch with our Granddaughter
clinging on over the bumpy arena. One feature on
Sunday was a fire up which Colin normally
performs, this trumps most of what is going on for
noise and nostalgia. The longer it lasts the more
rush to sniff the R and listen. Guesting for the
Branch was NOC`s John Young who has just
finished a not so meagre F/Bed Mod 50 to race
trim. The engine has been race prepared, and
special alloy tanks were commissioned. John who
is no stranger to racing and sprints has yet to really
use it at full chat, but a recent Mallory outing
showed this Mod 50 has serious potential, and not
to be taken for granted.

Getting into Show was slow for the entrants,
although this only reflects the popularity of this
mega event.
So apart from Jill diving off the caravan step and
injuring her wrist Thanks for the help to you all. It
remains a great showcase for our branch. Good to
see Mike Roberts and his daughter and Chris
Taylor enjoying the day.
Chris & Jill Streather

Star Motorcycle Show July 24th 2022


Ben Goddard 1950 Inter and Dave Graham 1939 WD model 18, Prize winners

A good selection of Norton history with an interloper on the far end

Fish & Chip Run 4/7/22

Prescott Hill Climb 26th June 2022

After an absence of three years, one of our major events for the
Branch finally go the go ahead.
The weather played it`s part we were given a prime spot in the
Paddock near to the start line. We had carried our entry fee over
from cancelled lock down years. Further tickets were purchased
on behalf of Gloucestershire Branch Full member`s for this
charity event. The pitch we were given has been promised for
next year. We could, if necessary, extend our pitch it would cost
a lot more and we would need, full members machines, that
maybe worth considering. The new back drops and flags we
have now helped to enhance the display. We were sorry that
Malcolm & Pam were not able to attend at the last moment. Don
Harris unfortunately had problem with his bike at the last
moment and came on foot instead.
Ben represented the Branch up the Hill after the first tentative
sighting run, enjoyed the second one much more.
Thanks to Dave, Colin, Jim, Ben, Roger, Don and Jamie for
making the day for us.
Chris & Jill Streather.

Eric Cox Relay Handover To Oxford Branch

The Eric Cox Baton Rally Gloucester Branch Section
Following the mighty Bristol Branch was never going to
be easy, but after the handover of the trophy see 18 th
October 2021at the Forest of Dean Railway it was our
Not much mileage was achieved during the winter for us
although credit to Rick and Keith for stacking up most of
the mileage for us of 1876miles.
I have enclosed our result sheet which is attached to the
Branches Logbook, as it works it`s way around. Our
designated Branch to handover the log was the Oxford
Branch. I thought it would be fitting to achieve this at the
Banbury Run and carry Eric around in the event in our
outfit. This was successful and the handover with the
Oxford Branch Secretary Peter Scatchard was achieved.
Glos Branch/Bristol exchange of the Eric Cox Trophy
at the Forest of Dean Railway Norchard. 13.10.21.
Chris & Jill Streather 20miles.
Rick Slaymaker mileage 214 in conjunction with
the Worcester VMCC.. 17.10.21
Keith James on behalf of Eric Cox Cotswolds Run
mileage 125. 17.10.21.
Keith James Run to the Brecon Beacons 103 miles
Eric Cox Run to the Silver Fox Café Rick, Dave,
Ben,,John K and Chris & Jill.180 miles.16.3.22
Keith James: Brecon`s Talybont,Penderyn,near
Sennybridge mileage 128..2.4.22
Malvern Show on behalf of Eric Cox total mileage
combined 110 miles. 3.4.22
Keith James run to Elan Valley,Kington, Rhayder
return via the Black mountains 152miles 17.2.22
Rik Slaymaker on behalf of Eric, Run to West Bay
with the Bristol total mileage 217. 4.5.22
Keith James run to Prestigne 139 ml. 8.5.22
Rik Slaymaker on behalf of Eric along with Bristol
to Tintagel, Mousehole ,Polperro, 428mls 25.5.22
Chris & Jill Streather The Banbury Run, the Eric Cox
Trophy will be on board our 1927 Mod 44 Outfit for the
40mile Run. The trophy will be exchanged with the
Oxford Branch.
Thanks to everybody, for keeping the spirit of Eric Cox
going. Total Mileage 1876