Monthly Archives: July 2022

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

The Glos Branch AGM 9th May 2022

Our new Chairman Colin Kent on the left and past Chairman Keith King exchanging the” Fiver Container Tin” if you look closely, his folded fiver never actually leaves Keith`s hand!

After a break of a couple of years without a AGM normal service was established due to Covid we now felt able to hold our AGM. Keith King who has been trying to stand down as Chairman since 2019 including Webmaster has now managed to escape. On behalf of the Branch we are so grateful for all his efforts for us. Our new Chairman Colin Kent has stepped into this role as well as Ben Goddard taking over as Webmaster brave man.

Both Jill and myself remain in our roles, Ian who we all miss, was voted in again as Runs Sec, we will all pick up his role, until he is back. A special Thanks also was made to Pam & Malcolm for their donation to the Branch Funds.

We also wish to continue to support the Aviator who have been accommodating to the branch throughout this period and further events are planned there.