Details about the North East England branch
Colours: Black, White, Red
Contact: Mark Lamb
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Formed in May 2016 as there was no dealership or TOMCC within 40 miles and clearly a lot of passion about the bikes from a number of perspectives. We have grown to almost 100 members in 18 months , cater for everyone and are finding our way with more people coming forward to assist its making the organising of activities easier. We are very much about inclusion and welcome members of all ages and abilities and interests and only ask that people actively participate and respect others views. There is a great range of experience and knowledge amongst members ,who, if they cant help personally can generally signpost to someone who can.
We are very much for the members - if a number of people want to do something then we will do our best to enable it - not everyone was interested in lots of rides so although we have done many we have also had raffles, a barbeque, Skill learning sessions, a christmas dinner , guest speaker etc, and now have an events calendar with a variety of activities up to October 2017. Planning for more starts at October meeting
The Border Minstrel, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EJ - Meets: Next meeting, Feb 20th 2018 7pm
Branch meetings generally third Tuesday in month at Border Minstrel PH, Gosforth Park - summer months - a local ride-out on 1st Tuesday eve plus odd weekend and special events depending on level of demand.
Taking the ferry from Cairn Ryan to Larne then going anti clockwise through Northern Ireland down to Galway and then across to East |Coast and home - taking in Ballymoney, Giants Causeway, Carrick a Reed, Portrush, Donegal, Galway, Dublin Group booking for ferry discounts if confirming early - \Ged Bell or Keith Pattison are contacts
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First Triumph - a Tina Scooter in 1975. Punk Rocker, Horticulturalist, Arboriculturalist, Now Bereavement Services Manager.Raced minis in the 80s / 90s. Since had a few different Hondas in 70s and 80s,A Suzuki GT380 a GS1000, 1250, A Bonneville T100, a Sprint GT and currently have a Tiger Sport 1050 in black with a white collar called "the Reverend" and green/cream Trident 900 called Shrek that I have a love / hate relationship with. T160 now gone to Southampton . Grandad rode a Triumph in WW1, Dad had a Triumph in 50s / 60s - .
G Bell, K Pattison, M Lamb, DTate,G Haswell, C Greaves
Tours, Runs, BBQs, raffle, quiz, presentations, etc
General support, Meeting records, helping with planning and events
Appropriate position for a Joiner - Decided to give this a go -- Dave rides a Tiger Sport Dark edition. Also has acquired a very nice Thunderbird. He is an unaccomplished camper and has been known to mistake water for Gin
He's tall and rugged Rides a Speedmaster American, gets about a bit
See Gallery - its a random collection of our members and their bikes as you may expect