Wiltshire Section - Hazel Withers
Following a period of standing down, concentrating on more important issues, I have now returned to
the role of section co-ordinator. Despite a small blip involving a change of landlord, we are still
meeting at The Lysley Arms, Pewsham. Situated on the A4 between Chippenham and Calne it is easy
access from the M4 or A342 to Devizes. We always attract around 10 or a dozen regular faces and
welcome new members... Last summer we had some excellent gatherings with a varied collection of
machinery in the pub car park and around 20 of us enjoying the evening sun and a natter. If you
arrive by car it’s no problem, let’s be honest, in the middle of winter you’ll be hard pushed to
spot a bike in the car park!
Here are a few dates for your diary....
Les Withers Memorial Run - Sunday 9th June
Departing from Calne at 10am, a ride suitable for medium sized machines, involving some sight
seeing, lunch stop and probably finishing at The Atwell Wilson Car Museum in Calne. I would like to
make this a fund raising event, for the district nurse team who cared so well for Les during his
cancer treatment and his end of life care. A suggested donation of £5 to take part would be
appreciated. Contact me for more details.
Calne Bike Meet - Saturday 27th July
I will be manning the usual VJMC display on Beach Terrace (the pavement behind the ‘head’ looking
down onto the river) along from the ever popular cafe! Restored, used, ridden or arrived in a van,
it matters not! It’s not all about show ponies, we represent all sectors of the VJMC, give me a
call and book your spot to display your pride and joy (limited space). You need to arrive well
before 10am to display, as access is difficult once the public start flocking. This is a free to
attend event, now in its 19th year, and attracts thousands of visitors to Calne and a grand array
of machinery. Check out social media or the event website for more details and photos. See you
Tiddler Run - Sunday 28th July
Return of our popular section event, suitable for small capacity bikes. Gather in Calne outside The
Landsdown Strand Hotel to depart at 10am. Follow a little s90 on a magical mystery tour of the
windy lanes and country roads of North Wiltshire. Incorporating several stops, so bring change for
tea or ice cream or both! Ideally phone and let me know you are coming, thanks.
Our section will be well represented at the Annual VJMC rally at Kettering in early July too. If
you fancy attending but don’t want to go alone, or are not sure where to go, come along to one of
our meetings for encouragement, directions or even make arrangements to ride or drive up with some
Further ahead, our section also enjoys a Christmas meal in December! More details later!