Café Amblers July 12th – 14th: ‘Old Peculier Run’ to Masham N Yorks.

A quick reminder and final call for next months ‘Old Peculier Run’ there is still time for those wishing to come along to do so. Full details in the events section, if you are wanting to come along or if you any questions then please just drop me a note.

Thus far we have 15 people signed up, they are:-
Ged Tellwright, Cat Tellwright, Vic Stevenson, Carol Stevenson, James Lynch, Stuart McCarthy, Kevin Alderson, Sharon Anderson, Ian Anderson, John Thomson, Lyne Thomson, Bernie McGlaughlin, Rob Ayre, Tracy Tordai

If I have missed anyone then please let me know!

The Old Peculier Run is a a fabulous weekend of riding based in the home of Yorkshire brewing, Masham, the home of T&R Theakston and the Black Sheep Breweries. Masham is the very essence of a Yorkshire Dales market town, from the rich and gentle landscape that surrounds it to the busy market square lined with independent businesses.

After a leisurely amble (this is the Café Amblers after all!) down to Masham on the Friday The Saturday run out takes us through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales where there are some of the best roads in the country! A full days riding taking in the best that the Dales has to offer.

Key Information
Travel: This is a Friday – Sunday event so we will be looking to travel down as a group during the day Friday, those wishing can obviously just join us afterwork in Masham Friday evening.
Accommodation: We will be eating at and leaving from the Kings Head Hotel, which is in the square in the centre of Masham, so most tend to stay here however there is other accommodation in the town if you want to go your own way that’s fine, but please let me know.
Booking: All bookings to be done individually.
Please confirm to me if you are coming and where you will be staying so I can confirm numbers:

Café Amblers: ‘Heart of Northumbria’ Sunday 9th June

A wonderful meandering route through the ancient Kingdom of Northumbria, with some great scenery and roads, taking in Blanchland, Stanhope, Allendale and finishing at Lanchester.
9.30am meet for 10.00am departure Derwenthaugh Car Park. A694 (South of the Tyne)
11.30- 12.00am Stanhope Coffee Break and Bacon rolls
12.30 -1.00pm short stop Allendale Town, Market Square
2.00pm Kings Head Pub Lanchester Ride Ends

Please remember to come with a FULL tank of Petrol, there is a BP garage on the A694 north of the Car Park just after the A1 Junction

Dapper Social 2024- Huge Thanks!

Another year done and the Dapper Social continues to grow as does the reputation of our wonderful branch!

A huge thank you for your help and support, as well as both branch and individual donations, what an amazing club we have! Particular thanks to those who helped out on the door on Friday night, plus the Dapper Tappers and Dapper Shunters who gave up their day on Sunday to help with the door and parking, you are all amazing and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Our NE branch has through the event, built so many bridges with some amazing businesses and people from the likes of Triumph, to GC Customs, to Prostate Cancer to the newly formed Northumbrian Police unit. All of these guys are huge supporters of what we have managed to achieve through the Dapper Social.

I will post photos etc. once Cat and I get back from our break and also share with everyone the final tally of money raised – I have a good feeling that we have smashed last years total!

The raffle was drawn on Tuesday at Triumph and the video posted to their plus Dapper Social Facebook pages. There were no winners from the branch this year but thanks to all who bought a book and took the time to sell to friends, family and colleagues.

Congratulations go to Keith and Babs for their outstanding effort and generosity to win the auction on Friday night (a nail biting event as the bids kept going up), winning two nights at the magnificent Holly Bush Inn, Derwenthaugh. This is a fabulous prize donated by one of our very own branch members and owner of the Holly Bush Inn, John Thompson! Big thanks John and his wife Lynne, your kind donation has made a big difference!

I will sign off with a just a couple of posts from Triumph, one from their website and one from a message to the Dapper Tappers, they are both fulsome in their praise for the TOMCC NE Branch and its amazing people!

Once again THANKYOU!

Sunday Ride Out – 26th May Reminder

Plan is to meet at 9:00 hours on Sunday for a 9:30 set off from Heddon on the wall service station. Ride to Middleton in Teasdale for a cuppa (around 1030 ish) then onto Hawes for lunch (an hour for lunch). From there onto Buttertups Pass Tan Hill before setting off towards home – Route ends in Derwent Country Park. 146 miles.

Tomtom GPX Route (Maybe subject to some changes).

Café Amblers: One Tyne Only!

Lunch at the Beresford Arms, Whalton Sunday May 12th

(If you are eating this MUST be booked directly with the Pub)

9.30am meet for 10am departure meet Derwenthaugh Car Park. A694
10.00am Depart for Stanhope 11.00-11.30am am Stanhope Coffee Break
11.30pm Set off via Edmundbyers, Blanchland, Hexham.
12.30pm – 1.00pm Riverside Café Chollerford NE46 4EW for brief stop & Coffee break
2.00pm Beresford Arms Whalton, Morpeth NE61 3UZ, LUNCH stop and End of Run. A chance to sample the very fine Grainger Dapper Ale!

Please remember to come with a FULL tank of Petrol, there is a BP garage on the A694 north of the Car Park just after the A1 Junction
The Beresford Arms is expecting us, they will be serving a full menu if you are eating you MUST book directly with the pub as it now gets extremely busy.

Dapper Weekender Update – Only 2 weeks to go, the final push!

Firstly a huge thankyou to everyone that has already bought their Dapper Weekender tickets and all those that have volunteered their services, the event could not go ahead without the amazing support of the branch and its members so THANKYOU!
However we could do with a little more help if at all possible!
Friday Night Door. We only have a couple of volunteers for the door. It would make such a difference if we could get a few more so that we could put a rota in place. So please anyone going on the Friday that would be prepared to spend part of the evening on the door then please let me know. The more we have the shorter it will be!
Sunday Parking: I could do with just a couple more volunteers on this, so if you can spare some time on Sunday please let me know.
Sunday Door & at Triumph The Dapper Tappers are all in place so big thanks to the ‘Canny Hinnies’ who have turned out in force to cover this!
Finally to all those who have bought a ticket, then why not become an ‘Event Ambassador’ and see if you can get one or two other work colleagues, friends or family to come along as well? The best way to grow the event is through word of mouth and every extra attendee helps!


Dapper Tees & Hoodies I have a few Limited edition Dapper Tees and Hoodies left, getting great feedback from those that have bought, Tees £20 and hoodies £30

Triumph Newcastle Event: Also Triumph are having a launch event at the Triumph Showroom on Saturday 11th May and we will have a Dapper Social stand there promoting the event, Susan will be providing the Dapper Cup Cakes! So if you want to drop by and say hello then please do, or if you fancy helping out for an hour then give me a shout!

Stay Dapper

Cheers Ged

Group Ride Safety

There were in excess of 24 bikes on our latest Sunday Jaunt (+ 1 straggler on a recently purchased Tiger 900). Great day out and great numbers. And thanks to Dave (Spanners) Harding for getting us through the winter!

As we have high hopes for good attendance for the summer rides also and there are many new members this year, its probably a good time to acquaint and re acquaint riders with the staggered / formation and ” importantly” DROP OFF system we operate whilst riding in groups.

So for everyone’s benefit and safety please read this page, or read it again and watch the short video in preparation so that we can all co-ordinate as a group, making the experience even more rewarding.

TOMCC – NE – Group Ride Safety

If you have any questions at all please as the lead rider at our next ride out.

Café Amblers: Sunday 14th April

Planning for success and the rain to stop! (please check here for updates) A nice gentle start to the year and a chance to bring out some of the old faithful bikes from winter hibernation!

70miles round trip and 2h 24m riding.

We will be meeting 9.30am for a 10.00am start at the Dobbies Garden Centre Car Park,
Street House Farm, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9BT

We will be taking a leisurely route via Kirkley, Mitford, and Scots Gap to Rothbury where we will stop for a cuppa and a bacon roll. Also take a chance to hand out some Dapper Weekender Flyers! Arrive 11am depart 11.45am

Leaving Rothbury we will go via Otterburn to The Holly Bush Inn at Greenhaugh for a swift half! The Inn is owned by John Thompson who is a TOMCC member and great supporter of the Dapper Weekender, he has offered a two night stay at the Inn which we plan to auction to raise money for the charities. Huge thanks to John!!! :o)) Arr 12.30pm depart 1.15pm

From The Holly bush we will take the fabulous roads south finishing at Chollerford for the final coffee and cake of the day!

Arr 2pm depart at your leisure.

NOTE: If you have ordered Dapper Tees or Hoodies and planning to come along on Sunday then drop me a note and I will bring along for you. I will have card payment app with me.

WEATHER. Will be keeping an eye on this so please check the web site for any updates prior to Sunday

Dapper Weekender: Your Help Needed!

Hi All

There are less than 50 days now to the Dapper Weekender, this cannot happen without the support of the club and its members, so how can you help?

Before I start, please remember this is a charity event aimed at raising as much money as possible for Prostate Cancer and Men’s Mental Health Charities, it doesn’t require you to have a classic bike or want to ride one, nor do you need to dress Dapper or even drink beer!! you just need a willingness to help!

Friday Night Door Ticket & Raffle Sales.
Help needed here checking tickets on the door.
Sunday Bike Parking: Anyone not afraid to shout and swear! Preferably people not doing the actual ride who can also help with the car park signs and be in place for the bikes arriving.

Sunday Door Badge & Raffle Sales.: Cat has a list of the ‘Dapper Tappers’ who have volunteered so far. We will also be focussing this year on selling as many badges as possible at Triumph prior to the ride on Sunday, as such we will have a table set up there as well as at the Brewery.
Branch Recruitment Stall: Volunteers required for set up and manning on the Sunday
Raffle Ticket Sales Before Event; Watch out for a Facebook post from Triumph on this! We have 3 amazing prizes to win! If you aren’t able to help with the above then just buy a raffle ticket or event better sell some and potentially win a a bonus prize from Triumph for the one who sells the most! raffle tickets can be bought or collected from Cheryle at Triumph or myself on an Amblers Ride

Leafleting and Posters.
If you have a local pub or café that you could stick a poster up in PLEASE DO! these can be collected from Cheryle at Triumph or myself on an Amblers Ride.

If you are willing or able to do any of the above please please drop me an email (if you have not done so already) together we can make this an amazing event that the Branch can be proud of being involved with

And finally, if you haven’t bought your ticket yet… what are you waiting for!!!

Many Thanks