Triumph Newcastle Unleashed Party

The Dapper Weekender, is delighted that two of its main sponsors, Triumph and Master Debonair, will be working together over the coming months. To kick this partnership off Triumph Newcastle are holding an event at the Master Debonair East Boldon shop on….

FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY AT 3PM

A perfect opportunity for those retired and workshy amongst us to pop along for what looks to be a great little event.

Join us Friday 16th February from 3pm at Master Debonair at our Unleashed Party. You can come along and have a look at the bikes, chat about booking a demo while enjoying an epic afternoon with the guys at MD with a few beers, good music and a bit of banter. There’s also the opportunity for you to purchase early bird tickets to the Dapper Do in conjunction with the DGR later on in the year.

If you do want to come along on your bike, the guys at MD have ample parking at the front of their store.

Hope to see you there!

https://Dapper-Weekender-Tickets.eventbrite.co.uk

Event Calendar 2024

A full calendar of events rides and social are planned for 2024, so check out the calendar, on the main page, print it off and get planning!!!
Three big events for you and information in the news section: –

May: Friday 17th & Sunday 19th: The Dapper Weekender
June: Friday 7th- Friday 14th: Summer Tour of Ireland
July: Friday 12th – Sunday 14th: Old Peculier Run to Masham N. Yorkshire

The Dapper Weekender! May 17th & 19th

‘The Dapper Weekender’
A Party in a Brewery, fabulous classic and custom styled bikes, a great social weekend, all for charity and supported by our very own TOMCC branch. What are you waiting for??
It is is a fabulous event for everyone, you don’t have to be a biker! get your friends, family and work colleagues to join us and enjoy the fun!
So grab yourselves a couple of tickets and help us to raise as much money for Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health charities.

Early Bird tickets £10 Tickets @
https://Dapper-Weekender-Tickets.eventbrite.co.uk
Full details@
https://www.facebook.com/DapperSocialEvents/

Dapper Weekender Tickets provide entrance to:-
‘The Dapper Do’ Friday 17th May (6pm-11.30pm) with live music and stalls including tattooist, barber and street food at Tyne Bank Brewery.
‘The Dapper Social’ Sunday 19th May(1pm-4.00pm) Social gathering and display of over 300 classic styled bikes. The DGR will finish at the brewery where we will be staging street food and stalls as well as the mass display of all participating bikes.

‘The Old Peculier Run!’ to Masham.

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: Gedtell2@aol.com

Ireland Tour 2024!!

This year’s tour will be to Ireland from 7th to 14th June.

We intend to travel via Cairnryan to Belfast ferry and travel clockwise via Wicklow, Cork, Killarney, Galway and Sligo.

Great opportunity to get some riding in around the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way including the “must do” Ring of Kerry.

Cost wise, the ferry is circa £90.00 return. Accommodation – From the success of the last Ireland tour it intended that we find a range of Hotels, B&B, Hostels and Camping at each overnight location to suit all budgets in order that you can choose your preferences.

Those wishing to join please apply via this event booking form.

Beer & Curry Night Final Call: Friday 23rd February

Hi all,

Final call for the ‘Beer and Curry Night’ and a chance to blow away this rain drenched January with a well deserved night out!
I will be sending payment details out to those that are coming so send me a note if you are wanting to be added to the list so I can include you.
Confirmed attendees so far are:
Ged Tellwright
Cat Tellwright
James Lynch
Vic Stevenson
Carol Stevenson
David Webb
Linda Webb
Philip Hunt
Trevor Craggs
Andrew Richards
Vanessa Richards
Mark Loftus
Debbie Loftus
Iain Inglis
Gillian Inglis
Mark Lamb
Ali Lamb
Graeme Henderson
Dave Harding
Tracy Tordai

Also let me know if I have missed anyone!!

Cheers
Ged

Notes from AGM 2024

January 16th 2024

Triumph Owners’ Motorcycle Club

North East England Branch Annual General Meeting 

Benwell Hill Cricket Club, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

In attendance: 

Chairman: Mark Lamb

Memberships Secretary: Dave Tate

Events / Ride Coordinator: Ged Tellwright

Acting Treasurer: Graeme Haswell

Brass Monkey lead: Clive Bell

Retired and Workshy founder Mark Loftus

Ride leaders/ tailers Dave Harding, Bernie McLaughlin, Graeme Henderson

Tracy Tordai, George Carnegie, Rob Ayre, Stu McCarthy +1, Steve Ibbetson, Cat Tellwright, David Webb, Linda Webb, Andrew Richards, Colin Banks (94 mile round trip!), Billy Hunter, Brian Thompson, Mal Guest, Vic Stevenson, Jim West

26 in total

Intro and Welcome: Mark Lamb thanked everyone for attending on a grim January evening. All seemed quite impressed with the new venue.

Review of 2023 – Mark presented a month by month summary of some of the highlights of the previous year taken mainly from the Whatsapp group posts. Hopefully this can be transferred to the website www.tomcc-ne.uk  for reference.

Despite the dubious weather for most of the year a very large amount of activity had taken place helped enormously by involvement from an increasing number of members. Special thanks to Ged for organising several activities including the Café Amblers, Dapper Social, Curry night and Old Peculier weekend. Mark Loftus for founding the Thursday riders aka Retired and Workshy who have enjoyed many visits to fine scenery and Castles

Then followed committee member statements from:

Memberships Secretary Dave Tate summarised the coming and goings in the last year with a net rise of 20 members to current 181 including associates. Those not renewing tending to have sold their Triumphs or moved away.  – full account is contained within the presentation.

Treasurers report delivered by Graeme Haswell who although not the current official Treasurer has been carrying out the role for around 6 years. £3008.26 in the account. Major expenditure of a branded gazebo and contributions to Dapper Social and summer camp for Lou Ross band at both events. Stock of some items of branch merchandise is running low. Dave Tate reported that there have not  been many requests for embroidered clothing from Elite Embroidery. The quality of this clothing is very good and reasonably priced.

Elections to positions:

PositionProposedSecondStatus
ChairmanMark LambG Haswell, D TatePosition filled 
Membership SecDave TateD Harding, G Henderson, G HaswellPosition filled 
TreasurerGraeme HaswellM Lamb, Jim West, D TatePosition filled
General SecretaryNoneNonePosition vacant – email to be sent to all members
Lead Ride / Events CoordinatorGed TellwrightG Henderson, Vic StevensonPosition filled
WebmasterIain InglisM Lamb, G Tellwright, G HaswellPosition filled
Brass Monkey Lead and branch advisorClive BellM Lamb, M Loftus, D HardingPosition filled
Retired and Workshy leadMark LoftusD Harding, G Henderson, M LambPosition filled
Ride / Event supportGraeme Henderson, Bernie McLoughlin, Dave Harding, Neil Elders (TBC), Geoff Mayne also volunteered at the meetingC Bell, D tate, M LambPositions filled (always room for more)
MerchandiseDiscussion supported this as a position if anyone interestedSuggested that Iain Inglis maybe interestedPosition vacant – email to be sent to all members if Iain not interested. D Tate still ok to oversee clothing from Elite Embroidery
Occasional organisersEg Christmas – Babs?
TBC – email Babs
Ladies – lead contactRaised as a discussion point – 
Email

The most pressing issues are to have a General Secretary in post who can  scan various posts and articles and do monthly write ups of activity and take and publish notes from meetings. Will need to work closely with webmaster and others listed above. Also finalising authorisations for the bank account as there still remain issues.

2024

Ged Tellwright took us through the items on the calendar for 2024 ( posted on website) advise members to print off and stick it up somewhere prominent at home.

Of note – Beer and Curry night Feb 23rd anyone wanting to go must contact Ged asap in order to get table bookings sorted. Similarly for the Old Peculier weekend at Masham  in July. 

Heads up for volunteers and support from the branch for the Dapper Social / DGR in May for selling raffle tickets, admission, staffing our stall and car parking Master Debonair confirmed support. Ged meeting Triumph next few days to start firming up details. Mark Lamb mentioned that branch gazebo would be going to Owners Club 75th at Shelsley Walsh the same weekend.

The proposed trip to Ireland  in June needs details sorting asap. 7th June proposed set off date. Dave and Neil to gather further information and distribute it. Stu McCarthy / partner mentioned that Killarney is particularly expensive

AOB – None

Closing comments:

Thanks to all members who have helped out in 2023. We couldn’t deliver a programme of activities to suit wide ranging taste without your support. It is a team effort. Here’s looking to 2024 for more adventure and good times

Branch Social: Beer and Curry Night. Friday 23rd February 2024

With the Christmas festivities now a receding memory what better way to banish the mid winter blues than to come along to our annual branch beer and curry social on Friday 23rd February! Catch up with old friends and new and sample some great beers and food at the same time! We need to know numbers so if it sounds good, read on!

Following the success of previous years and by popular request the format and venues remain the same! so…

The drinks venue is ‘The County’ in Gosforth, a cracking pub that has 14 real ales on hand pull and offers 10% beer discount to CAMRA members! We have booked the back room from 6.15pm – 8.30pm. We can then stagger, next door to the Ahad Tandoori, where food awaits us! Again the format will be the same so a fixed price banquet including mixed starter and 4 main dishes to share. £26ppn

Key Points:
Event; This is a social event, all members and their partners welcome, I am told the County has very fine Prosecco as well as soft drinks, so not limited to just Beer monsters!
Venue: The County, Gosforth High Street, NE3 1HB and Ahad Tandoori, NE3 1HB
Location; The back room at the County can be found by entering the pub from the beer garden side entrance and it is through the main doors and on the right.
Date: Friday 23rd February 2024
Time: Drinks from 6.15pm, Curry 8.30pm, last orders in the County at 10.30pm
Getting there: Buses 30/31 drop off outside the pub and run from the centre of town. Grainger Street stop is best for those that might be visiting the Toon by train. (opposite the station)
Newcastle/Gosforth Accommodation: For those out of town like Cat and myself, why not make a break of it and stay at The Great North Hotel on Gosforth High Street www.greatnorthhotel.co.uk The pub and hotel can be easily reached by bus or Taxi from Newcastle central station so would be great to see anyone not in the immediate area fancying a night out in the Toon! All welcome and the more the merrier!

Contact: Please confirm back to me at gedtell2@aol.com if you are planning on joining us for the drinks and importantly to book a place at the restaurant. There is no limit to numbers at the pub but we are limited to 30 people at the Curry house.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers
Ged