Mon 14th Dec 2015
Another good Club night - this week was the Christmas social at the Hen & Chickens in Baldock. Live music came from Rock, Stock & Basil and was excellent.
Loads of top notch food was laid on and there were some very desirable prizes in the raffle.
Lots of club members and their families turned up and the unexpected benefit of free drinks for members provided at the expense of the club went down very well indeed.
Mon 7th Dec 2015
There was no rideout tonight as it was the annual club auction - most people brought something to sell... lots of books, new and old, a little bit of tag no-one really wanted but bought because it's for charity, and a few really decent things, including some clothing signed by top level racers.
The auction raised a good amount of money for the Herts air Ambulance with the takings being boosted by the barman at The Crown, Litlington, buying a crocket set at the insistence of Laura.
It was a good turnout for a murky night and we were looked after by the Land Lady, Debbs, who put on a great spread.
Mon 30th Nov 2015
It looked like the weather was going to be poor so it was only the committed (mad?) who turned up for the pre-meeting rideout. It was windy but it turned out to be a nice ride on dry roads. The route was via Graveley, Baldock, Willian, Hitchin Whitwell and finished at The Goat in Codecote.
It was a small contingent at the pub, possibly due to the weather. But the foot was great and there was some discussion about the NEC Motorcycle Show.
The night also saw the annual Photographic Competition, judged by Graham, the Landlord. Have a look at the report on our Features page.
Next week is the annual club auction which will be at the Crown in Litlington so please come along for what is always an entertaining night - and you might just grab a bargain or something unique.
Mon 23rd Nov 2015
This week was the annual quiz night and was a great success. The usual quizmaster was away so Pete Blackburn took the mantel and did a great job getting the questions out in between mouthfuls of hot dogs and onions.
There were 4 teams of highly intelligent club members, all of them scratching their heads to find the answers, but in the end Ian Harris and his team came out as winners for the second year in a row (or so he said) - but he did bring his wife along as his secret weapon.
18 members turn up on what wasn't a very nice night.
Mon 16th Nov 2015
Another lovely night for a ride which took us via Hertford and then B1000 to Welwyn and a jaunt up the B656 towards Hitchin, finishing off through the lanes to the Bucks Head at Little Wymondley.
If you like burgers and sausages in baps (which most of us do), it's place to go.
Yet again, plenty of the "old boys" went straight there and it was good to Jason out on his classic Norton.
Mon 9th Nov 2015
Again, not many turned out for the ride, which is a shame because it was yet another unseasonably mild evening with dry roads so we had another nice ride through the Hertfordshire countryside, passing through Walkern, Watton At Stone, Hertford and Datchworth before arriving at the Lytton Arms in old Knebworth.
The landlord provided a nice spread and sandwiches and chips and, for the passengers, the beer was as good as always.
Another good turnout by the "light car" section of the club!
Mon 2nd Nov 2015
As always, the food at the Vicars Inn was excellent this week.
Not many turned out for the ride, which is a shame because it was a mild night and the roads were dry so we had a nice ride, taking a similar route to that suggested last week (as none of us who came this week were there last week.
A good turnout at the pub by the "light car" section of the club!
Mon 26th Oct 2015
Cider Bob is away this week and Pete still has a broken hand so neither will be sorting out a run from Sainsburys. There's no reason why others shouldn't sort it out so meet at 19:45 as always. Here's a suggestion for a route if no-one else can think of one:
Head over to Hitchin and take the B655 towards Barton Le Clay
Turn right at Pegsdon and head on down to Shillington
Continue on to Meppershall and then turn right onto the A507 towards Baldock.
Turn left at Henlow onto B659 and carry on to Langford.
Turn right onto the Edworth Road, cross the A1 and right at the junction towards Edworth.
At the bend, turn right towards Edworth & Hinxworth to Ashwell
Turn right towards Newnham and follow it all the way back to the A507.
Finally, turn left into Baldock.
For the less adventurous among you, onto the A1 to Junction 9 and into Baldock!!
There's a committee meeting tomorrow night so food will be out at 21:00. It's normally a proper dinner and loads of it so make sure you come along with an empty stomach - particularly as Cider Bob's not there to hoover it up!
Mon 19th Oct 2015
This week's meeting was at the Pig & Whistle in Aston.
It started with a good turnout for the rideout from Sainsburys. A fairly short run but on a mixture of roads including some single tracks for a change. It took us via:
Watton At Stone
A surprisingly mild evening for October and the roads stayed dry so everyone enjoyed it.
As always many members went straight to the pub where they talked bikes while tucking into the excellent curry provided by the landlord. It was handy the run was shorter than normal as it gave the rest of us an opportunity to grab some before it was yoffled up by the “old boys”.
Conversation was as varied as always and the evening ended with some chuckling as one member realised someone had driven off early with his helmet in their car!
Mon 12th Oct 15
This weeks meeting was at the White Lion in Baldock.
Five of us met up at the Coreys Mill Sainsburys and had a little rideout to the pub. The route took us via:
touched the back end of Hitchin
down the "big dipper" to the back end of Letchworth
left to Ickleford
then right onto the A600 through Lower Stondon to Shefford
the B658 took us to Broom
then back south through Langford
over the A1 towards Edworth
right to Hinxworth
on to Ashwell
and finally into Baldock
It was a nice ride at a nice pace and the weather was pretty good too.
At the pub, it was good to see more bikes outside, of those who'd gone straight there. And, as always the older stalwarts were already inside having arrived en-mass, by car.
Lots of chatter about all sorts, with particular mention of the Ring Of Red. Unfortunately, it seems few of the riding members can take part this year for one reason or another, which is a shame. However, NHR are planning a ride so we will post details nearer the time.
The Landlord and staff of the White Lion looked after us and there was enough food to feed us twice over.
A good night.