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Tyneham, the deserted village
Following the drought, it had rained all week until Greg arranged some spectacular weather for the Club run to Lulworth on Sunday, 19th May. The group gathered at Rownham Services on the M27 near Southampton.

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Brooklands Show and Ride-To
Coinciding with the annual Brooklands Bike Show, on July 2 2017, Erica chose to make the show the destination for her planned ride-out. The early morning weather for the ride was far from promising, with heavy showers sweeping across the South. By the time the Club members were assembled
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Bob & Susan's Irish Trip
Although not a Southern Section event, we joined our friends in the Oxford Section for a wonderful, 10 day tour of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way in June. Read the story on Bob's blog.

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Verwood Heavy Horse Centre
Despite having rained virtually every day for a week, and with a final crescendo of non-stop and heavy rain overnight, there was a good turn-out for Godder’s run to The Verwood Heavy Horse Centre. Assembling at the ever-popular Loomies, around breakfast time on a sunny, Sunday morning, 30 July, among the chaos in the car park, we all found each other for a prompt 10.00am start.
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Brackley Festival of Motorcycling
Chris Tite very kindly stepped up to organise a ride-out to the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling on 13 August at relatively short notice.
Bolstered by some extraordinary weather given that it’s August (!), Chris lead the team through a scenic route to the Northamptonshire Festival.....

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2017 Forge Day
20 August 2017
Unlike for the last event held at The Chiddingfold Forge, the sun was up and the sky was brilliant blue. This was an almost incongruous backdrop for a visit a modern day manifestation of Dante’s Inferno. Dave Wright, however, had generously offered his services....

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Frogmore Papermill visit
2 September 2017
Still trying to perfect the art of GPX file creation for the sat nav, I had produced the perfect route from Newlands Corner to the Frogmore Papermill museum, avoiding town centres and motorways. The secondary objective was ...

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Buckler's Hard run
17 September 2017
The direct route between Bahnstormer, Alton, and Buckler’s Hard is around 40 miles which, to say the least, would be a disappointing ride-out. Our planned route however, was nearer 70 miles and took in the full gamut  ...

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Shopping vs. Ride-Out
A weekend in Street
22 to 24 September 2017
It was a high risk strategy. A hotel weekend located next to one of the largest factory outlet shopping villages in the south of England. The conflict was.....

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SERV Wessex Winter Talk
14 January 2018
As our nominated charity for 2018, it was apposite that for our first Winter Talk of the year we invited SERV Wessex (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) to present to us. Steve Waters...

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HeartStart Winter Talk
11 February 2018
In our second of the Winter Talk series, a well-attended meeting at Rake Village Hall heard Roy Bayntun from the British Heart Foundation explain the fundamental approach to lifesaving...

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Southern Section 'Strikes' Again
28 January 2018
We had 30 people willing to throw a few wooden balls down the alley at The Milbury in Beauworth, near Cheriton.  A good way...

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10 Pin Bowling Event
18 February 2018
It soon became clear who knew which end to start playing from with Chippy cutting a swathe through his 2 games in double-quick time ...

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Frensham Onion Soup
8 April 2018
But we are die-hard motorcyclists and the show did go on. It was the now annual Soup Run, very kindly organised and, superbly catered for by Helen....

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