RIP Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp 24th July 2018

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Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp

Very sad to have just learnt about the loss of Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp. He died in the Greek wildfires yesterday (24th July 2018). He was on honeymoon with his new wife Zoe Holohan who survived but is in hospital. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife, friends and family at this terrible time. RIP Brian. Brian was the Irish Centre 2 Rep for many years and will be very sorely missed by all who knew him. https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0725/980935-irish-greece-wildfires/  

Welcome to our new members in June 2018

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Welcome to our new members who joined the VSOC in June. Carl Crampton, Bushey, Hertfordshire – Centre 13 (25th June) Tim Owen, St Ives, Cambridgeshire – Centre 10 (20th June) Paul Westmoreland, Lancing, West Sussex – Centre 16 (19th June) Mike Nettley, Corsham, Wiltshire – Centre 17 (19th June) Dean Downey, Rochester, Kent – Centre 15 (17th June) Paul Duffin, AMERSHAM, Bucks – Centre 12 (14th June) David L Harrison, Ripon, North Yorkshire – Centre 5 (11th June) Dennis Barkass, Durham, Northumberland – Centre 4 (3rd June) … Read More

Welcome to our new members in May 2018

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Welcome to our new members who joined the VSOC in May. Michael Clarke, Maidenhead, Berkshire – Centre 12 (26th May) Marc Philips, Leeds, West Yorkshire – Centre 5 (25th May) Clive Feddery, Bristol, Avon – Centre 17 (24th May) Mark Moughton, Springfield, Essex Chelmsford – Centre 19 (21st May) Richard Ford, PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire – Centre 9 (20th May) Bill Ward, Metheringham, Lincolnshire – Centre 9 (19th May) Brett McConnell, Stevenage, Hertfordshire – Centre 13 (18th May) Steve Walsh, Romney Marsh, Kent – Centre 15 (10th May) Beresford … Read More

Welcome to our new members in April 2018

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Welcome to our new members who joined the VSOC in April. Richard Whitlock, Hemel Hempstead, Herts – Centre 13 (23rd April) Steve Turner, Fareham, Hampshire – Centre 16 (21st April) Kevin Hodgson, Luton, Bedfordshire – Centre 7 (18th April) Michael Collins, Milton Keynes, Bucks – Centre 13 (16th April) Joan Connell, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire – Centre 1 (15th April) Lee Thomas, Senghenydd, Caerphilly – Centre 7 (8th April) Stephen Challoner, Sleaford, Lincolnshire – Centre 9 (4th April) Cynthia Samuelson, Colchester, Essex – Centre 19 (1st April)  

YCCNL National Rally 2018

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Dutch National Rally 2018 Friday 7 September from 12:00 until Sunday 9 September 12:00 WE WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO ‘MOTORCAMPING BIJ HET VUUR’! GROBBENWEG 3, 7136 KM ZIEUWENT Reserve a space on yccnl.penningmeester@gmail.com and pay on account YCCNL NL51RABO 0156606704 before 1 Sept. With your own tent =€60 After 1 Sept with own tent, by entrance =€65 Without a tent you can sign up by: www.motorcampingbijhetvuur.nl Fr/Sa = €35 (1x night, diner, breakfast) Sa/Su = €35 (1x night, diner, breakfast) FRIDAY A WARM … Read More

Welcome to our new members in March 2018

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Welcome to our new members who joined the VSOC in March. Mike Bruce, Ashingdon, Essex – Centre 19 (30th March) Brian Latter, Bristol, Gloucestershire – Centre 17 (29th March) Callum Miller, Daventry, Northamptonshire – Centre 8 (29th March) Sue Blake, Wokingham, Berkshire  – Centre 12 (14th March) Paul Harris, Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk – Centre 10 (12th March) Ray Lindsay Nash, St Neots, Cambs – Centre 10 (11th March) John Alleman, Stevenage, Herts – Centre 13 (7th March) Peter Doyle, Manchester, Lancs – Centre 6 (4th March) … Read More

Gathering of the Clans 2018

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Gathering of the Clans 2018

Sunday 8th April 2018 The Vale Social Club 54 Vale Road Nottingham NG4 2ED Ride Out Arrangements: Meeting from 10:00, Briefing 10:45, Leave the Vale Social Club at 11am Prompt Secondary Meeting point with the Lincoln Group: Friendly Farmer Newark which is on the service area off the A46 / A17 / A1 roundabout – Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY. Leaving 11am to join up with the main group – to be lead by Trevor & Rachel Bridgwood. Arrive back at … Read More

Welcome to our new members in February 2018

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Welcome to our new members who joined the VSOC in February. Judy Hewitt, Edenbridge, Kent – Centre 14 (28th February) TJ Sands, Redditch, Worcestershire – Centre 8 (24th February) Chris Bemrose, Watford, Hertfordshire – Centre 13 (20th February) Anthony Medri, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire – Centre 5 (18th February) Tom Elliott, Ambergate, Derbyshire – Centre 5 (11th February) Chris Ellis, Louth, Lincs – Centre 5 (1st February)

C15 Rally Theme Announced

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C15 Flyer and Theme

Centre 15 have just announced their rally theme this year will be…. Rocky Horror Picture Show or Leather and Lace It’s up to you… but we want to see the pictures later on. Here’s the new flyer to download for your tickets

Roger “The Scarf” Carter – Funeral Update

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Roger Carter

Hi Guys, Roger Carter’s funeral information: Funeral is Friday 16th February at: Portchester Crematorium Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, Hampshire. PO16 8NE. Service start at 1000 hrs. There is ample parking. All people on Motorbikes who wish to escort Roger on his last ride please meet at: 0900 hrs latest at: Mumby Road Lorry Park, Mumby Road Hampshire Gosport PO12 1AG It is a large car park and motorcycles are free. Car park is on the A32 positioned between “St Georges … Read More

Roger “The Scarf” Carter

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Roger Carter

Hi guys, as you all know, Roger Carter sadly passed away Saturday morning 20th January. Roger’s funeral will be taking place on Friday 16th February. The service will be at 10:00 hrs at Portchester Crematorium. Roger will be transported in a Motorcycle Hearse for his last ride with a full motorcycle escort from the undertakers in Gosport to the crematorium and will post more information later on the VSOC Facebook page. I hope as many of you can make it … Read More

Welcome to our new members in January 2018

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Welcome to our new members who joined the VSOC in January. David Walker, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands – Centre 8 (30th January) Roy Drury, Goole, East Yorkshire – Centre 05 (26th January) Mark Stanfield, Pensby, Wirral – Centre 17 (22nd January) James Robertson, Guernsey, Channel Islands – Centre 20 (19th January) Peter Short, March, Cambridgeshire – Centre 10 (15th January) Jon Case, Tadley, Hampshire – Centre 12 (4th January)

Centre 7 Rally Flyer and T-Shirts

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VSOC C7 Rally Flyer

Centre & Celtic Dragons have updated their rally flyer for the 2018 Welsh rally ” Where the flock are we?” They are now offering T-Shirts and have amended the flyer so that rally-goers can order them for collection at the rally. Here’s a photo of our lovely Caz modelling said T-Shirt after their post-Christmas party, so people can see what they are getting (not Caz, just the t-shirt mind). Download the flyer and apply for your tickets and T-Shirts as … Read More

Jumpstart 2018 flyer

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VSOC CENTRE 6 “NORTHSTARS” PRESENT – JUMPSTART 2018 20th- 22nd April 2018 at Golborne Parkside Social & Community Club Rivington Avenue, Golborne, WA3 3HG Download the flyer and apply for your tickets as soon as you can.

Welcome to our new members in November 2017

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Welcome to our new members who joined the VSOC in November. Tony Labbadia, Chatham, Kent – Centre 15 (29th November) Richard Wilson, Sheffield, South Yorkshire – Centre 5 ( 19th November) Robert Littlewood, Kings Lynn, Norfolk – Centre 10 (18th November) Nik Phillips, Oxford, Oxfordshire – Centre 12 (13th November) Paul Musson, Grantham, Lincolnshire – Centre 9 (12th November) Rick Heyse, Paignton, Devon – Centre 18 (11th November) Kevin Beacham, Gloucester, Gloucestershire – Centre 17 (9th November) Chaz Cozens, Chelmsford, Essex – Centre 19 (7th … Read More

VSOC En-Suite Rally 2018

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VSOC En-Suite Rally 2018 Hallmark Hotel (Robinswood Lodge) Gloucester. GL4 6EA For those that attended the Rally in a Hotel this year back in May, bookings for next year (April 27/28th 2018) can now take place. Deposit of £50 per person (same as last year) will be taken, with the balance being taken from the same card, four weeks before the event. Quote: VSOC or Yamaha when booking for the agreed rate for the two nights including 2 x Breakfasts … Read More

Welcome to our new members in October 2017

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Welcome to our new members who joined the VSOC in October. Neil Jones, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey – Centre 03 (31st October) Dave Eidens, Southapmton, Hampshire – Centre 16 (17th October) Ian Nash, St Neots, Cambs – Centre 10 (14th October) Gary James, Paston, Peterborough – Centre 10 (7th October) Ian James Fearnsides – Pickering, North Yorkshire – Centre 5 (4th October) David Richmond – Nelson, Lancashire – Centre 6 (1st October)