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elcome existing and new club members, to your first
newsletter of the 2007 season. On behalf of the Club Chairman and Committee, I would like to wish you all a Safe and Happy New
Year!. As you know, the club’s AGM took place on the 8th of January, and as usual there have been some changes of personnel on the committee. I have now taken on the role of Editor of this newsletter , as well as Membership Secretary. During the meeting, it was decided by the members present, that the newsletter should be produced monthly throughout the summer, when there is more happening to report on, and then bimonthly during the winter. I will try my best to carry on the excellent work done by Mark Hull in the past — so bear with me for the first few issues! Also, don’t forget that this is your newsletter, so if there is anything that you would like to see included in it, or you have something to contribute yourself (printable that is) - please contact me, or you can use the suggestion forms available at the clubhouse — just ask. You’ll find a list of the names of your new committee members below and as soon as we sort out what is going to happen this season we’ll let you know . Meanwhile, for those of you with access to the net — our website is a good source of information.
www.plymouthmcc.org.uk If you have just got an e-mail address, or obtain one in the future, please allow us to send your newsletters by email, instead of snailmail! If you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’ll add you to the mailing list. Thanks Your Committee members for 2007 — 2008 are:Chairman: Vice Chairman: General Secretary: Treasurer/Products: Membership Secretary / Editor: Social Secretary: Ride-out Co-ordinator: Committee Member: Committee Member: Committee Member: Committee Member: Club President:
Ritchard Bounds Royston Pike Ken Bush Dave Glynn Denis Callicott Peter Kirby Ritchard Bounds Sue Bounds Gary Beaumont Kerrie Haughey Trevor Pridham Derek Wood
Good Luck to all! - Here’s hoping for a successful year. Once again, thanks to all of last year’s committee for their dedication and hard work.
Group Ride Disclaimer. All riders taking part in club 'ride-outs' must remember that they are expected to be in total charge of their road legal motorcycles at all times, and that The Plymouth Motorcycle Club can not accept responsibility for any actions you may take, or any accidents that you are involved in. The Marshals are there for your safety - please respect them and keep an eye out for them in your rear view mirror. Please do not ride through the Novotel Car Parking area to get to the meeting point.. This year’s Celtic Rally takes place on Friday June 29th to Sunday July 1st 2007. Those of you regulars that have been before will know that to make sure you get a space on the ferry, you need to book it now!!! - or at least within the next few weeks. There are different ways of getting there, and different groups going at different times, so if any members want to advertise their plans— to get a group going — get the details to me for the newsletter or onto the club noticeboard.
As you know—PMCC support the Megaride every year by supplying marshals and helping with the organisation of the event. This year, we were asked to select 6 local charities to put forward, for the public to decide where the proceeds should go. THE MEGARIDE At the AGM ,the members were polled and the following 6 were voted for and will be submitted: CLIC, JEREMIAH’S JOURNEY, NEONATAL. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, NCH,, ELISABETH SVENDSEN TRUST . Could we ask now, that as many of you who can volunteer to help, in any way, contact us and let us know. The event is internationally known, and our participation is crucial to it’s success. Contact Ritchard Bounds, or email to give your support. Thanks in anticipation For those of you with internet access Pete Batten has now started the Club Photo Album on our website, It’s massive and you can help fill it. If any of you have photographs from past club events CLUB PHOTO or raids for the last few years and you would like to get yourself seen and let others share your memories, stick them on a disc and hand it to a committee ALBUM member, we will get them to the webmaster. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have them on a computer or in digital form — let us borrow them,we scan them in, then return them to you.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Well folks, it’s that time of the year again! Time to search down the side of the settee for the remnants of what fell out of the pockets during the post Christmas dinner snooze—the odd pound or so. ‘Cause if you haven’t renewed your membership yet — it runs out at the end of January. You can renew it at the next club meeting, or send your completed form with a cheque (NO CASH. PLEASE) to the address on the application form. If you don’t have a form, and you can’t get to a meet — ring me on 01752 492749, and I will send you one. If you are on the net , you can download it from the club website, or email me at email@example.com. Thanks . Denis , Membership Secretary
This section will be used for the up and coming CLUB events. Don’t forget to mark them on your calendar! If I have missed out anything important , or you want me to add to it - get in touch and tell me so I can include it next time. BSB, WSB and MOTO GP dates are on the next page.
Club meetings ‘07 Monday 22nd January, Monday 5th February
8pm at the Plymouth City Bus Social Club, Milehouse. 8pm at the Plymouth City Bus Social Club, Milehouse then fortnightly
Club Ride-outs 2007 Monday 26th March 2007 - first Monday LONG ride-out (destination to be decided), everyone welcome – meet at the Plymouth Novotel, Marsh Mills, at 7.00pm.– then fortnightly. Monday 2nd April 2007 - SHORT ride out - Club meeting..– then fortnightly.
The following dates are correct as far as I know—but they may change. Easter Sunday 8th April 2007 CHARITY ride-out in aid of the British Heart Foundation Meet at Lee Mill Ind Est — Next to Tesco. at 12am Sunday 3rd June 2007
Lee Mill 10am
Saturday 14th July 2007
Chestnut Appeal ride-out
Lee Mill 2pm.
Saturday 11th August 2007
Lee Mill 2pm.
Plymouth MCC Raids. Sunday 8th April 2007
4pm departure for Valencia WSBK
Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2007
The CELTIC RALLY—book now!
Other Events Sunday 1st May Motorcycle Hillclimb - Hartland Quay N.Devon Friday 4th — Sunday 6th May 2007 — Paignton Bike Festival Items for Sale BLACKBIRD OWNERS! Roy Pike has a load of blackbird accessories and extras for sale—all in excellent condition. A full list is on page5. . Well guys and gals, — that’s all for this edition—I’m sure it’ll get better as the season goes on and we get more to write about — until then ride safe!
Provisional Racing calendars 2007 This page will appear on this newsletter only â€” a copy will be put on the club notice board.
007 MOTOGP SCHEDULE - All races on the BBC
Date 10 March 25 March 22 April 6 May 20 May 3 June 10 June 24 June 30 June 15 July 22 July 19 August 2 September 16 September 23 September 14 October 21 October 4 November
Country Qatar (Losail) Spain (Jerez) Turkey (Istanbul) China (Shanghai) France (Le Mans) Italy(Mugello) Spain (Catalunya) GB (Donington Park) HollandAssen) Germany (Sachsenring) United States(Laguna Seca) Czech Republic(Brno) San Marino(Misano) Portugal(Estoril) Japan (Motegi) Australia(Phillip Island) Malaysia (Sepang) Spain (Valencia)
Provisional 2007 WSB Calendar - Updated 10 Jan 2007 Dates
24th February **
MCRCB - BSB 2007 Provisional Calendar - as of 12th November 2006
Dates Apr 7/8/9 Apr 13/14/15 Apr 27/28/29 May 5/6/7 May 18/19/20 June 15/16/17 June/July 29/30/1 July 13/14/15 July 20/21/22 August 10/11/12 August 25/26/27 Sept 21/22/23 Oct 12/13/14
Circuit Brands Hatch GP* Thruxton Silverstone International Oulton Park * Snetterton Mondello Park Knockhill Oulton Park Mallory Park Croft Cadwell Park* Donington Park GP Brands Hatch Indy
SALE OF CBR 1100 XX SUPER BLACKBIRD BITS (THIS IS NOT AN EBAY OR CAR BOOT SALE) So to get off on the right foot, if you’re not prepared to pay a realistic price for these goods, which are mostly less than one year old and as new condition ,Please don’t waste my time and yours. Thanks 1. FULL GIVI WINGRACK WITH EXT, INDICATORS £95-00 2. 2. 2 * TOP OF THE RANGE SIDE LUGGAGE INC SIDE OPENERS. £210 –00 3. 2—MICRON SILENCERS & ALL FITTING KIT—LESS THAN 1 YR OLD + LINK PIPES £280—00 4. CUSTOM MADE TOP OF RANGE TOURING SEAT—(LIKE CORBIN) ANTISLIP ETC. £180-00 5. SMOKED / BLACK TOURING SCREEN ADJUSTABLE TO DIFFERENT HEIGHTS £60-00 6. BLACK UNMARKED TANK COVER WITH VBR STITCHED IN £60-00 7. ALLOY CLUTCH AND BRAKE LEVERS THE PAIR £10-00 8. ANODISED RED CLUTCH / BRAKE LEVERS PR £10-00 9. FOOTBRAKE PEDAL £10-00 10. GEAR LEVER £10-00 11. HAYNES WORKSHOP MANUAL £8-00 12. YELLOW HEADLIGHT COVER 12-00 SPEAK TO ROY OR PAT PIKE—THANKS OR ROY ON 01752 339540