President’s Message March 2018


March already – unbelievable!

We have just had our first committee meeting for 2018 (14th Feb) and the committee and I are planning an exciting and event packed 2018 for you.

Three rallies will be held this year – The Inverloch Rally this month, The Brass Monkey Rally in June (see this issue for details) and a Ride and Ruffit weekend at Llanelly this Oct. Planning for the latter two rallies is well in hand.

Other events in the planning are an overnight ride to a country pub (leave Saturday, return Sunday) and we may even do the same thing for a midweek ride (leave Tuesday return Wednesday).

A total revamp of the midweek rides is being planned – more news of this later.

Of course, the monthly Sunday rides are always worth looking forward to.

March General Meeting is our Show and Shine, so bring your pride and joy along for all to salivate over.

Future General Meetings are aimed at being less formal and more enticing for members to attend.

Graham, Richard and myself have recently returned from a few days away checking out possible future rally sites for 2019 and Graham and I spent a few days towards the end of last year looking at a potential rally site for the Clubs 50th anniversary in 2021. The enjoyment we endure for you guys – hey thanks.

So hopefully with a full calendar, we’ve done our bit and it’s up to you members to support Club events.

As I’ve said before, a Club event without member participation is a non-event. You are a member of a fantastic Club, take advantage of what your Club is offering you.

I saw a few Club members at The Island Classics late January; what a great meeting that was. Australia won the International Challenge which was a great to see. The weather was exhausting being a spectator, can’t even imagine what the riders went through. The temperature topped 39 degrees on the Sunday causing parts of the road from Cowes to San Remo to melt and breakup. Looking forward to next year’s meeting.

This month is the Club’s Inverloch Rally – rally organiser Allan Prentice has taken Graham and I on the planned rides for the two days and for those attending you will be amazed at what Allan has planned. I had no idea the diversity of the roads in the area, corners (many, many), scenery and all within a few kilometres of rally headquarters. For those going – look forward to seeing you there.

Please support your Club activities.

Ian Snadden

President CMCCV