Details about the Somerset branch
Colours: Red & Gold
Contact: Paul Golding
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This is the Somerset Branch of the Triumph Owners M.C.C.
2023 we are meeting at Total Triumph Taunton every 2nd month i.e April, June etc with March and May being out and about with-in Somerset. All on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10.30am. News and views with hot and cold drinks and a burger bar on site. Branch events and rides with a view to getting on the bike, living life and meeting like minded people.
Please check the FB page/ here/ Nacelle or ask to join the WhatsApp group.
We meet, we ride, we have fun, trips locally and trips abroad. 2023 will see a growth of activity, life is too short not to. February 2023 we had 151 paid members. That is pretty good! Please also check out the FB page search Somerset TOMCC.
Total Triumph, A38 Wellington, Taunton. TA4 1ES - Meets: 2nd Saturday of every Month from 10.30hrs.
Also meets at: Rides start from Total Triumph A38 Wellington, Taunton TA4 1ES unless specified
Branch meetings are every 2nd Saturday of the month, Check for location.
AGM 2023 Minutes
Minutes - AGM – Saturday Feb 25th 2023 10:30am The Ibis Hotel Bristol Road Bridgewater This year’s AGM was promoted through Nacelle and the Somerset Branch Facebook page and all members were invited to attend. 1. Welcome / Introductions – Paul Golding (PG) opened the meeting and thanked everyone present for taking the trouble to attend. 2. Apologies – John Collier, Steve Savage, Andy White. 3. Last year’s AGM minutes read and approved. 4. Statement of Accounts (see attached) approved. 5. Chairman’s report – 2022 started at the Puriton Inn with meetings on a Thursday evening. This proved to be a bit hit and miss and six months in it was decided by the committee to move back to Saturday meetings at Total Triumph. Winter month meetings were moved around the county to provide room for an indoor meeting and also to allow those further away from TT to get involved. This proved to be a popular decision and will continue throughout 2023 with meetings either at TT or at a location TBC nearer the time. Some meeting dates have already been set (up to July) and information has been placed on the TOMCC website. We will endeavour to keep this up to date, as well as adding dates to the Nacelle monthly club write up. Lastly, I would like to thank Andy White and John Collyer for their committee work over the last few years. John has been a great club member and will be missed with his rides and standing in for me on many occasions. I hope they will both keep in touch. 6. Membership – Andy Birnie (AB) We currently have 151 paid up branch members. AB had completed a survey of members’ locations. This highlighted a high concentration of members around the Taunton Bridgewater areas. 80% of branch members have no interaction with the branch. 7. Election of Committee - Only full members of Somerset Branch TOMCC are eligible to vote. Chairman – Paul Golding – Proposed Pippa Golding (PJG), Seconded Kevin Jones (KJ) - Carried Vice Chair- John Collyer stepped down and there were no nominations or expressions of interest. Therefore, this post is vacant. Membership Secretary – Andrew Birnie (AB) – Proposed PG, Seconded Roger O’Brien (ROB)- Carried Treasurer – Andy Whelpton (AW) - Proposed ROB, Seconded AB- Carried Events Co-Ordinator – John Collyer stepped down and there were no nominations or expressions of interest. Therefore, this post is vacant. Events Co-Ordinator – Andy White stepped down and there were no nominations or expressions of interest. Therefore, this post is vacant. Scribe – Paul Golding – Proposed KJ, Seconded AW - Carried General Committee Member x 1 – Pippa Golding – Proposed PG, Seconded AW – Carried 8. Review of 2022 - Ride-outs in 2022 -2023 were varied and well received by those who attended. Thanks to John, Andy, and Freddie for organising and leading some great rides. The visit to the Pig and Wheel showed that this would be a good venue for an occasional breakfast meet. Dale the landlord was very welcoming. He also hosts a car and bike meet at weekends during the warmer months. Throughout the year members from the branch attended the events such as the Classic Bike show and The Big Bike Bash hosted by SLTOMCC. This year the committee has shrunk as some people have stepped down. Thanks to John Andy and Pippa for all their support and hard work. There were few volunteers coming forward so we will be limited to what we can do over the coming year. If any branch members would like to get involved, we would welcome your input. 9. 2023 Calendar of Events Weekend events 28th – 1st May – Trifest Somerset. Warrens Holiday Village. Clevedon. This event is run by the National Committee. Booking details available in Nacelle. The branch has had some input, we suggested the venue and the band. 30th June – 3rd July – Branch Weekend at Batemans Brewery, Wainfleet. See Nacelle for more details, or contact our chairman direct. 18th – 20th August - Big Bike Bash – Rutland. The Branch can apply for tickets if members want to go. Details in the Nacelle. 7th – 9th October – Skegfest – Details in Nacelle Branch Meetings 11th March 8th April 12th May 9th June 14th July 11th August 10. Any Other Business We decided to add every current member who we have details for to a Branch WhatsApp group. (PG has now completed this task) Moving forward AB will add new members as they join the branch.
Somerset Branch AGM
10.00hrs for 10.30hrs start Full members only- please bring your membership card. Location Ibis Hotel, Woodlands Court Business Park, Bristol Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4FJ Hot drinks & biscuits provided. I would expect that it would be completed by midday. Paul
Somerset Branch TOMCC Monthly meet around the County 2024
10.00hrs at Somerset Classics, Unit G, Forrest Road, Enterprise Park, Wood Road, IIminster, TA19-9LP Tea & Coffee on site Classic Jap bikes location followed by a short ride.
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Somerset Branch TOMCC Monthly meet at Total Triumph.
10.30hrs at Total Triumph, A38 Wellington Road, Taunton, TA4-1ES. Cafe on site- at the best dealership in Somerset. Happy Easter all!
Somerset Branch TOMCC Monthly meet around the County 2023
Somerset Branch continues its tour around the County meeting members in their part of the County. 13th May’s is at the Steamer Café Coffee House, Five Bridges, Willand Road, Cullompton EX15 1QP 10.30am For the latest info check out the Nacelle/ FB Page/ Whatsapp group.
Rusty Road 2 Recovery
Somerset Branch is backing this small event with a big worthy cause. Mental Health in Somerset with "Rusty Road 2 Recovery" Sunday 4th June 11.00hrs to 14.00hrs. Live music with Freddie Hepburn and the "Men in Black" 5 piece Rock/Blues band and Andy Whelpton bringing a bit of Brass to the event. Hot garage food and drinks. Location Rusty Road 2 Recovery, Axe Road, Bridgwater. www.rustyroad2recovery.co.uk Ride your Triumph to this new location ( bit like the Speedshop) and help raise money and awareness of mental health in Somerset. The older we get, the more we understand what life is all about, it's why we ride! Lets fill the Axe road area with the sound of Bikes while enjoying a garage burger and all for a great cause.
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Somerset TOMCC @ Total Triumph
10.30hrs at Total Triumph, A38 Wellington Road, Taunton, TA4-1ES. Cafe on site- at the best dealership in Somerset. Always take the long road home!
Bikes at the Bank
"Bikes at the Bank" Friday 30th June to Monday 3rd July it's Camping or bring a Motorhome- Caravan. It's a ride to destination at Batemans Brewery in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. Ticket only. Cost per night for a tent is £10 a night without electric or 14.95 with electric, a caravan or motorhome £19.95 with electric £14.95 without. All bookings will be made through me. The event ticket is only at £25.00 per person which will include a Saturday night BBQ ( included in the ticket price). Live band also on the Saturday night. (Somerset members do get a reduced price of £15 as the branch will contribute). We will have a group ride to East Kirby to see the Lancaster "Just Jane" and have a photo opportunity also on the Sunday. Event patch and tee shirt available. Tickets limited to 60 people. if interested let me know.
Somerset Branch TOMCC Monthly meet around the County 2023
Saturday meet, continues around the county at the “Nunney Catch Café”, Nunney, Frome BA11 4NZ from 10.30am
Somerset Branch AGM 2024
10.00hrs for 10.30hrs start Full members only- please bring your membership card. Location Ibis Hotel, Woodlands Court Business Park, Bristol Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4FJ Hot drinks & biscuits provided. We will stay here on the Friday evening, why not stay also and have a beer with a meal. Its a good location with great parking.
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