The vintage Motor Cycle Club - VMCC
The Vintage Motor Cycle Club

Cornwall

VMCC Section

Phone: +44(0)1283 540 557

Email: cornwallsectionvmcc@gmail.com

Events

The first Sunday of the month, with the exception of June, is a breakfast run. We all meet at Louis Tea rooms on Kit Hill 10.00am – 11.30am. This is a social event not a club run, therefore members are welcome in cars, or on old and modern bikes. Please contact Len Dingley 01208 850013 for more information if required.

The second Thursday of the month there is a Club Night Meeting at East Taphouse Community Hall 7.30pm for 8.00pm – for more information please contact Roger Hore on 01208 73571

On the second Wednesday of the month we have an informal lunch meet at 11.30 in the Atlantic Café in Portreath.

On the third Wednesday of the month there is an informal lunch meeting at The Quintrell Inn, Quintrell Downs near Newquay . We meet there at 12 noon. As with the breakfast meeting, this is not an official VMCC event and people can come in cars or on old or modern bikes. When the weather is good we may take a short ride out afterwards. Please contact Roger Hore on 01208 73571 for more information if needed.

The last Friday of the month there is a Club Night Meeting at Truro Cricket Club 7.30pm for 8.00pm – for more information please contact Peter Lee on 01209 212276

On the third Sunday each month we have a club run. Please see below for details and contact information on these.


2019 Calendar

Truro meet on the last Friday of the month

East Taphouse meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Whenever there is anything significant happening at each of the club nights, it will appear here.

January
Friday 26th Truro “The VMC and Cornwall Section” a view from our new Chairman

February
Thursday 8th – East Taphouse our Area Representative, Mike Larcombe, is joining us and will be explaining the proxy vote system and is also happy to be used as members’ proxy vote

Friday 23rd – Truro “General Knowledge Quiz” Peter Lee quiz master

March

Thursday 8th – East Taphouse A talk by our Chairman, George Pengelly.

April

Thursday 12th – East Taphouse TBA

Friday 27th – Truro “The Curious Corners of Cornwal” by Brian and Valerie Jacob

May

Thursday 10th – East Taphouse BBQ

Friday 25th – Truro First Aid – ‘What you should Do’

June

Thursday 14th – East Taphouse Ride a bike

Friday 29th – Truro Cornwall’s Blood Bikes

July

Thursday 12th East Taphouse Fish and chip run

Friday 27th Truro BBQ at Malpas Cricket Club

August

Thursday 9th East Taphouse Bring and Buy

Friday 31st – Truro “Steam Engines” a talk given by Peter Smith

September

No meeting at East Taphouse due to the Rally Week

Friday 28th Truro Fish and Chip run starting at 7.30pm from Malpas

October

Thursday 11th – East Taphouse TBA

November

Thursday 8th – East Taphouse Pasty Night

December

Thursday 13th – East Taphouse Mince Pies

Fundraising for Children’s Hospice South West

Our Vice Chairman, Peter Lee, decided. some time ago to support the very worthy charity, Children’s Hospice South West. He grew his lovely locks very long and had them all shaved, yes – not cut, but shaved off to raise funds for the charity. Today, Saturday 16th December 2017 we met him at the Atlantic Café in Portreath for the event. Peter was accompanied by a couple of workers from the charity, one of whom performed the dirty deed! First he had a couple of plaits, then the plaits were cut off and finally the head was shaved. Luckily there were plenty of knitted hats to keep his poor little head warm.

In total Peter raised a massive £1878.92 for the charity.

Congratulation and well done

Peter with his long hair

Peter with two of the staff from the hospice.

The plaiting has begun!!

He looks like he might be enjoying this!

The new Peter

Section Chairman and Vice Chairman together. Who’s who!

Ten years ago for the VMCC’s 60th anniversary, a baton rally was held whereby a wooden baton travelled all over the country from section to section to commemorate the occasion. This year being the 70th anniversary a similar event has been organised. This year’s baton is metal, in fact part of the forks of a motorcycle. This was made by Rodney Hann our President. The object of the event is for one section to receive the baton from another, ride through their area with it and pass it on to the next section. This ensures that all Sections are involved in the celebrations.

Tuesday May 24th 2016
Today we received the baton from Devon Section. A group from Cornwall arrived at Red Post, near the Devon/Cornwall border and met with the Devon Section to received the baton from them.

Pat Clancy from Cornwall Section receiving the baton from Dermot, Chairman of Devon Section

Pat Clancy (left) from Cornwall Section receiving the baton from Dermot, Chairman of Devon Section

From here we rode to a local garden centre for a coffee stop and then rode onto to Mawgan Porth for lunch.

Lunch at Mawgan Porth

Lunch at Mawgan Porth

Lunch at Mawgan Porth

Lunch at Mawgan Porth

The baton continued on, accompanied by many riders, along the coast to West Cornwall and spent the night in Penzance.

Wednesday 25th May 2016
This morning, Celia flew with the baton to the Isles of Scilly on a twin Otter Skybus and returned on a single Otter Skybus. This trip was organised by John Jilbert of the Cornwall Section and Stuart Brint from Skybus. On their return the baton was taken to Land’s End for a photo shoot.

Celia at the isles of Scilly Airport

Celia at the Isles of Scilly Airport. She came out of the arrivals door and went straight into departures. Confused or what!!

Celia just stepped off the Skybus at Land's End airport

Celia just stepped off the Skybus at Land’s End airport

The baton safely back on the mainland

The baton safely back on the mainland

The official Land's End photograph

The official Land’s End photograph, kindly taken and supplied, by Courtwood Photographic Ltd.

After leaving Land’s End the baton was taken along the South Coast of Cornwall stopping at various places, reaching East Taphouse in the late afternoon.

East Taphouse, waiting for the baton to arrive

East Taphouse, waiting for the baton to arrive

From here it journeyed through the seaside town of Looe and onto the Torpoint ferry where we met our friends from the Dartmoor Section and handed the baton over to them.

Celia handing the baton to Brian from Dartmoor Section

Celia handing the baton to Brian from Dartmoor Section

In total Celia Hore, our Chairwoman, and the baton travelled a total of 355 miles over two days. Many members accompanied her over different sections of the rides. Thanks must go to Mike Champion for organising the route and riders for Tuesday’s ride and thanks to Peter Lee for doing the same for Wednesday’s ride.

Cornwall Section celebrated their golden anniversary this year, 2015. On 21st August 1965 at the General Wolfe Hotel in St Austell, the inaugural meeting of the section took place. Below is a copy of the minutes of the first meeting. Some of the members mentioned in these minutes i.e Bob Jones (and his wife Barbara), Angus George, Frank Hawke, Tom Seward and Edward Best, can still be seen around the County. In fact Edward Best rides out with the club occasionally. The awards rides this year started at East Taphouse and Truro meeting venues and ended at Porthpean Golf Club where we enjoyed a buffet, drink, chat and the presentations.

Just some of the bikes and riders who have arrived for lunch at Porthpean Golf Club

Just some of the bikes and riders who have arrived for lunch at Porthpean Golf Club

Telling all his secrets to Radio Cornwall!!

Telling all his secrets to Radio Cornwall!!

From left to right, Lesley Clayton, Rodney Hann (President Elect) an his wife Carol, Pauline Gifford with Committee Member Peter Old and our first ever female Chairman, Celia Hore enjoying the buffet at Porthpean

From left to right, Lesley Clayton, Rodney Hann (President Elect) and his wife Carol, Pauline Gifford with Committee Member Peter Old and our first ever female Chairman, Celia Hore enjoying the buffet at Porthpean

Curling of the 50th Anniversary cake. Celia accompanied by some founder members of the Section.

Cutting the 50th Anniversary cake with Celia are, from left to right, founder members, Edward Best, Angus George, Bob Jones and Tom Seward.

A selection of awards to be pressented

The selection of awards to be presented

The winner of the pillion award being presented with her trophy by Celia (Chairman of the Section) and Carol Hann (wife of the President elect).

The winner of the pillion award being presented with her trophy by Celia (Chairman of the Section) and Carol Hann (wife of the President elect).

We won't ask what these two are up to!!

We won’t ask what these two are up to!!

Minutes of the first meeting of the Section

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It’s that time of year again when people in the Section are recognised for their achievements or misdemeanours!!!!!

As in past years a group met at Truro and another group at East Taphouse. From here they all met at Porthpean Gold Club for a buffet lunch and the presentations. We were honoured with the presence of Rod Hann, recently retired President of VMCC, and his wife Carol. Rod presented the prizes and photographs of this can be found below. A lovely buffet was provided by Ann Curtis and her team. Thanks to all who were involved in making this event successful and thanks also to Gary Tucker of the golf club who allowed us to use his facilities.

The Trophies awaiting new homes

Gerald, received the Chairman’s Award

Celia received the Club Person of the year award as voted for by Section members

Peter received the outstanding achievement award.

Martin was our Best Newcomer

Mike was awarded a prise for riding the best bike post 1960

John was winner of the Dolly’s Run

Mary was given the Hard Luck award for breaking down on her Triumph

Pat received a trophy for the best bike at Wheels

Jane received the Pillion award for most times out on the back of Sid’s bike

Mike received the award for most rides out on a non British bike

Kelvin receiving the long distance award

Other awards were presented to:-
Jack Bacon Girder Fork – Mike Glossop
Side Car – Keith Willoughby
Lady’s Award – Ann Webb
Run of the Year – Bernard Hand

Registered Address

Allen House, Wetmore Road,

Burton upon Trent,

Staffordshire, DE14 1TR