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News Update - 27th September


The Waltham Chase AGM is being held at the Ship Inn, 41 Old Redbridge Rd, Southampton SO15 0NN, on Wednesday the 22nd October commencing at 7.30pm. To show your support for the Club come along and have some input into what happens in 2015 - It’s usually just the committee and Tony Knott who turn up!

We do promise that no one will get pressurised into doing anything they do not want to – in fact none of the existing committee have resigned as yet – but we do need your input and perhaps a little help at times.

Please confirm if you are attending to enable us to order the correct amount of buffet food.

Broad agenda is the usual stuff - fees, ACU or AMCA affiliation, stop or non-stop rules and planning for next year.

We will also debate how we get more observers for about an hour and then park the item for another year – unless of course you have a plan?

New ideas and input is appreciated.


The Doreen Earle Trophy


The “Doreen Earle” trial, in memory of our late  Waltham Chase president,  is being held at Cadnam on Saturday 25th October, with a start time of 12.00.


There will also be a charity raffle and sale of unwanted motorcycle equipment, with all proceeds being donated to the nominated charity – Dementia UK


Bring along your unwanted “clutter” to sell to help boost the charity fund. Rumour has it that there is already a new TY80 tyre up for grabs!


 Burgers, hotdogs and drinks will be provided by “the girls”, and again all takings will be donated to the charity.


Please be aware that there is only one route to access the venue; it is different than our last visit to Cadnam.


Leave the M27 at Junction 1 and follow the B3079 towards Bramshaw. After a short distance look out for the first turning to the right, Wittensford Lane , and drive on turning left into Kewlake Lane where you will see Waltham Chase direction markers.


There are Adult and Youth B,C,D and E routes with anew annual award for a “lady” rider.


Come on girls - show the boys what you can do!


Volunteers to observe appreciated – The reward being a burger and a drink!


Ryedown Lane – By invitation only!

Waltham Chase have not used Ryedown Lane for several years and as a result it is in need of a little, no actually quite a lot, of TLC.

We would like some helpers to do some serious clearing, mainly over grown rhododendrons on Saturday the 1st November. Please bring whatever equipment you think will be of use.

The Plan is to work from 10.00am through to 1.00 and then by way of reward have the afternoon practising and riding the sections created in the morning, in preparation for a club trial early in 2015.

We do need to know in advance who is coming so that we can plan the day. About 20-30helpers would be ideal working in pairs, possibly creating 10 sections in total? . Please confirm by email if you can help.

As it’s so close to the 5th of November we will have a bonfire and hotdogs to celebrate...


Awards Presentation

The Waltham Chase Awards Presentation will be held at the Roddington Forge on Saturday 14th March 2015 – still plenty of opportunities to win something to put in the trophy cabinet before the year end.

 Full details will be posted shortly.


Camping Weekend 2015

Provisional dates for your 2015 diary – 3rd, 4th and 5th of July. Same venue as 2014


A couple of links worth exploring - A book for a Christmas present and a possible day out?



Stop Press

Observers are required for the” Southern Experts Trial”  being held on the  7th December at Butser Lime Works. Please advise by email if you are able to assit at this trial.