Sunday 22 October 2017

Dear Friend

You will be relieved to hear that I am now permanently incarcerated in the Sanatorium for the Perpetually Perplexed where I will remain for the rest of my unnatural life - on the understanding that I'll die before I go through another house move like that! If it could go wrong, it did go wrong, and at the worst possible time. Including my car and the plumbing. Ramifications are not yet complete.

Apologies for the delay adding new content to and the long gap with this news (assuming that you get it at all). I won't have broadband access until Friday 3 November so I may be blagging WiFi from my local library, pubs and friends over the next few weeks.

Enough of my problems and I don't want to hear yours. Here is what news we have.


Rallies Remembered

Derek Haycock was a Solent Club member from 1979 to 1982 and remembers the Solent Rallies well enough to send us a remark for the website.

Steve Martin went to the Taff Riders Rally in 1985 where he and some friends got up to all kinds of shenanigans. Maybe we shouldn't mention that they went by car.


Cycling 20 October

After their successful tour of Llandudno the Embers were keen to return to cycling local roads. But not keen enough to turn out in Thursday's rain. So this week we cycled on Friday when we tackled the hills all the way to The Roebuck in Market Harborough.

As you would expect of such experienced riders, we topped and tailed our ride with stops at a café for coffee and cakes.


Rally Listing

Hans Veenendaal has traced more rallies for this year as well as building up a substantial pile for 2018. You can access next year's events by downloading Hans' PDF List. They will be added to our listing "in the fullness of time" as they used to say.


Japanese MotoGP

Roland was quick to send his report for the Japanese MotoGP but you already know the hurdles we're facing getting our mail and adding content to So it wasn't until the next event was underway that Roland's latest episode reached

Of course it was well worth waiting for. We'll just have to make sure Roland's next report doesn't stretch your anticipation levels to such extremes.