We may be out of restrictions, but ...

... I still want some people to stay away from me!


P.S. I don't mean you.


I'm still looking for excuses for failing to post rally and other reports. But did manage to add a few more rally badges.

This week we added another 19 H Rally Badges from Jean-Francois Helias. The page now covers 122 different rallies ending with a Hytteweekend Musketererne badge. I expect you went to that one.

Hans Veenendaal is off on his travels again, so this week's contribution came in early. (I should take a leaf from Hans' book.) The Rally Listing total went up with 15 added and only six cancelled. Progress none-the-less.

The Cricketers

I posted one alibi as the Club meeting-cum-reunion at The Cricketers on Tuesday.

We caught up with Benny Caravelli, club runs captain from the 1960s and still riding. (Does he know he left the rest behind?)

From the 70s and 80s we had Andy and Chris Wagg, all the way from Bromsgrove, and John and Sally Sim, making the long journey from Wigston.

Next meeting at an old club-room is this coming at the Red Lion Huncote. Doesn't matter when you went to the club, all decades equally welcome and attendance greatly appreciated.

Race Badges

Jean-Francois Helias, Patrick Servanton and Jeff Laroche took time off from their rallying to visit various race circuits and we now benefit from the Race Badges that they collected at the time.

Twenty more added this week as a nominal gesture to the huge backlog that is building up. Hopefully one of the badges to come is a round tuit because I need to get ...

You've heard this one before.

Coming Soon

Next week we will add runs and S Rally Badges.

I won't make promises I can't keep, but watch out for some long overdue reports. Francois has bribed a local witch doctor to make it rain to keep me in working at my computer. Looks like he will get his money's worth.

Cycling July

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the official start of summer but we had a scorching early start this week. Embers cycling on Thirsty took on extra ... er ... fluids and less miles.

Our report on the Cycling July page notes that cake and ice cream consumption remained average.

Our ambitious summer plans to travel further afield continue on with an annual trip to Hartshill Hayes Country Park. From there we reign terror on inns and public houses to the west.

Skype Night

Next Skype Night is on . Rumours abound that Microsod will chop Skype in favour of Teams with the launch of Windows 11. Oh, bother. Another steep learning curve.

Mike Davis

Mike Davis sent an update for his "past member profile" and it will be added as soon as he manages to root out a few photos of his progress since leaving the club.

Mike is planning to return to the county for one of our club nights. When I know more I'll let you know so you can be there to greet him.

Yes, you did know him. Check his photo. We called him Wombat and his profile will reveal why.

Big End Rally

This year's Big End Rally is coming up and tickets sold out ages ago. But on past members are invited to come to the secret location to share the Club's 60th birthday cake(s).

They made me promise to pass on this invitation but, luckily for me, they didn't say anything about revealing where this is taking place. More cake for me!

I'll not make it easy for you, but you could look it up in the Rally Listing.

Foz Spot

I boarded a bus, A woman and her 7 years old son were sitting near me. It was raining and all the twilight girls (Prostitutes) were standing by the roadside.

The boy asked; "Mummy, what are all those women doing?.

His Mother replied; "They are waiting for their husbands to come back from work."

The bus driver turned around and said; "Why don't you tell him the truth?"

"Little boy, they are prostitutes, they sleep with men for money" said the Driver

The boy's eyes got wide and asked; "Mummy is that true?"

His mother, glaring hard at the driver replied; "Yes!"

After a few minutes, the boy asked; "Mummy, what happens to the babies those women have?"

She replied; "Most of them become bus drivers."

They had to call the police to stop the fight.