Late getting round to the News last week, so I decided to wait for this Friday to catch up. Here it is, mercifully devoid of all ceremony, in case you are feeling "Pomped Out".



No new reports but lots more badges. We added another 52 D Rally Badges from Dabringhausen to Dwyle Funkers, and 67 S Rally Badges stretching from Sables d'Olonne to Sygadyl. They all came courtesy of Jean-Francois Helias.

Since our last News Hans Veenendaal added two more updates to his Rally Listing. They say there is no rest for the wicked, so Hans must be a very naughty boy. As punishment his house has been turned upside-down for underfloor heating to be fitted.

More Badges

We also added a bundle of 53 Cloth Badges from Hans Mondorf, Jean-Francois Helias and Patrick Servanton.

Trying to make some progress on Jean-Francois' pile of Race Badges by slipping in another 50 while no-one was looking. Total on that page , split into letter groups, is now well over a thousand and there is no end in sight. They represent a lot of fuel spent riding round in circles.

Bob Nash

Bob was a member in the 1960s but you may know him better for his chronicles of a Born Again Biker. After suffering another stroke Bob is now banged up in Leicester General without trial.

Fellow Embers wish Bob a speedy recovery.


club meetings are now settled back at the Elephant and Castle until next spring. The club always welcomes new members; the Leicester Phoenix MCC is not a cliquey bunch like some clubs.

Next Skype Night is on and, now Alan Jarvis is back home in Canada, we await his announcement of the start of his seven month winter.

Embers (that's short for "past members") continue their programme of delaying decaying with cycle rides. Last week they took to the hills with a ride to the Stilton Cheese Inn at Somerby. The tale is told in our September reports.

On we meet at Sutton Wharf at 10am with our sights set on finding a welcoming hostelry at noon. That gives plenty of time to stop for a banana break on the way.

Looking forward to we will be starting the month with a ride from Melton Country Park. There is a preview to indicate the kind of shenanigans we will be getting up to in October 2022.

Foz Spot

A past member took two stuffed dogs to the Antiques Roadshow.

"Ooh!" Said the presenter, "This is a very rare breed, do you have any idea what they would fetch if they were in good condition?"

"Sticks." he replied.

Coming Soon

If all goes well, we have notes about the Phoenix and Vlearmoes Rallies from Ian Shaw, more machine badges and M rally badges.