1978 Season

Other years were less well documented but no less enjoyable.


Date Destination Lunch Riders
9 The Waterways Museum   16
16 Stratford upon Avon Red Lion 8
23 Brands Hatch Formula 750   16
30 Treasure Hunt   16
7 East Midland Airport   14
14 BMF Rally   24
21 Whipsnade Park Zoo The Swan 18

After a warm welcome at the lunch stop we recruited the rhinos into the club and they wore their club badges with pride.

28 Ironbridge Gorge   20

Club members didn't always wear full leathers and Belstaffs.

Spot the Gorge.

4 Lincoln Bell Inn 23
11 Mallory Park Post TT   15
18 Banbury Run White Lion 17
25 Derbyshire Well Dressing Anglers' Rest 22
2 Norfolk Lord Nelson 6
8 & 9 National Rally    
9 Alton Towers Wild Duck 19
16 Imperial War Museum George Inn 14
30 Shuttleworth Collection   18
6 Silverstone Grand Prix   13
13 SS Great Britian Anchor Inn 10

Rob Dent was Runs Captain during the season even though he had a driving license full of points. On the run to Bristol the club was followed by a police patrol car. Eventually they were stopped and the officer said, "I just wanted to say how well you were all riding." - Rob had to empty the adrenelin out of his boots.

20 Jodrell Bank Crown Inn 13

On the return from this run we stopped off at the Flying Horse. The only others there were a minibus full of football supporters being loud and agressive and much the worse for drink. They left quite soon after we entered and the publican admitted he was very relieved when we arrived!

26 to 29 Devon camping   17
27 Earls Court Motorcycle Show   9
3 Tal-y-Llyn Tyn-y-groes Hotel 14
10 Windsor   13
17 Abbydale Industrial Hamlet   11
22 to 25 Cologn Motorcycle Show   13
24 Brands Hatch   13
1 Mallory Park Race of the Year   11

Through the season 87 members took part on Sunday club runs. Bryn Sabin covered well over 3000 miles. Martyn Evans, John Beccles, Rob Dent and Carl Wykes all covered more than 2000 miles. These distances do not include Devon camping, the National Rally or the Cologne Motorcycle Show.

John Beccles Terry Reynolds John Sim Rob Dent Lynn McCulloch Peter Juby Trevor Evans Bryn Sabin Martyn Evans John Beccles Andy Wagg Steve White Martyn Evans Jane Bryan Dave Colegate Brenda Colegate John Beccles Terry Reynolds Rob Dent Carl Wykes Lynn McCulloch 8 John Sim Howard Wykes Ant Needham Sharon Stannard 13 14