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Spring so far

It's a busy spring for Oakley Motorcycle Club

Published on: 29/05/17 07:26:pm

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What a difference the clocks changing and a bit of dry weather has for OMC! Now is the time many members come out of hibernation and the car park starts to fill up.

A good start to the season was made in April with the annual OMC Bring and Buy sale then the annual bike jumble which raised over £250 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance

The annual theme nights have started and opened with the Honda night complimented by Grafton Honda from Milton Keynes who bought along a selection of brand new Honda machines and the nights winner was Russell Gregory with his superbly restored 1979 Honda Britain 750SS, one of only a handful that were available in the UK.

This was going to be followed by the Italian theme night but due to heavy rain that day, proved to be a washout and was cancelled at the death. Thankfully British Superbike Racer for the Boast Plumbing Supplies team, Jon Railton, wasn’t put off by a bit of rain as he races in the wet and was present with his Ducati Tri-options Cup race bike, it did come in the back of a van though!

The theme nights will continue across Spring and Summer with the next being 8th June and the BMW night with BMW Wollaston and some BMW’s for members to test ride. Then on 18th June we have the re-arranged Italian night and the following week, 22nd June the British night with Pure Triumph attending with their latest models. 6th July will see probably the biggest night of the summer with not only the American theme night but a display of Hot Rod and custom cars with hopefully some Dragsters from Santa Pod. The last theme nights will be 20th and 27th July with Suzuki and Kawasaki and some new Suzuki machines courtesy of St. Neots Motorcycles.

The finals night on 10th August will have all the earlier winners and the overall winner of the OMC Bike of the Year Award will have it presented by Mr Steve Parrish who was the 1977 team mate of Barry Sheen at Heron Suzuki. He went on to become a British Superbike Winner and followed that by being the British and European Truck Racing Champion for several years. Steve is a leading commentator and pundit for most channels covering MotoGP, Superbikes and Isle of Man racing.

Baysie – Roger Bays

Chair - OMC