September Ride Out

So some of the Barrel went out for a run around today, started off by dropping into one of our proposals, Andy, ( while he recovers) for a cuppa and a cuddle with little Dude! Then off we went to the Harley shop in Uppingham before finally winding our way to Foxton Locks. All in all, a most enjoyable ride out with friends:

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Busy Busy!

We have, of course, been busy recently:

Graz had a “big” birthday:

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So did Fi:

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And so did John S (We did a run to Bruge on the bikes to celebrate):

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We went to the Ton Up Day at Jackshill Cafe:

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Kevin (one of our club members) got married to Lyn:

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And finally our annual club run saw us drunk at a pub with a field (again!):

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Easter Pet Food Run to Hula

At Easter we did our usual pet food run to Hula, a local animal shelter:

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R.I.P Chester

On Friday, we said our farewells to Chester Dowling, an ex-chairman of the Barrel Bikers:

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AGM News

On Wednesday we had our usual annual general meeting, where we elect the club officials to steer the club for the next year. We also take the opportunity to award trophies to club members who we feel have made a real contribution to the club:

The committee’s choice award in remembrance of fallen friends was awarded to JP for his consistent attendance and hard work at all club events:

The Lee Slinger memorial award for work at the GPO was awarded by Graz to Wendy for her consistent hard work. He spoke about how she is always there at events helping from the very beginning to the very end:

The Mick Savage award for club person of the year is awarded by club vote. This year it was awarded to CJ for supporting Tim behind the scenes and working hard in the background at all events:

The Young Alex memorial award for outstanding work in catering was awarded by Nicola to Rendal as he both worked the tea hut a lot and turned up at the end of the shifts to help with the clean-up and washing up which was much appreciated:

Finally Jet was awarded her 5 year patch: