VVC Committee Meeting, Feb 2019

This year’s first Veteran Vespa Club committee meeting took place yesterday (February 24th) on what was an unseasonably warm Sunday in late February. Among items on the agenda were the imminent implementation of the brand new VVC website (which we hope you are now all enjoying), forthcoming club events in the New Forest, Wales and Northumberland and the appointment of a new club membership secretary.

The balmy sunshine radiating from clear blue skies made for a lovely ride from my home in West Hertfordshire to our meeting place close by to Heathrow airport. Riding the quieter A and B scenic back roads through South Buckinghamshire villages and towns, was an unexpected but very welcome pleasure, considering it was late winter! I skirted around the edge of the PM's country residence, Chequers, Mrs May was not in though as she had more pressing concerns. I bet she would have taken a VVC committee meeting over her more complicated and ongoing wranglings in Brussels!

Side entrance to Chequers

Side entrance to Chequers

I was not the only one out and about on two wheels, evidenced by the many motorcyclists I passed plus a good few classic cars, including a very nice lemon yellow Porsche 911 S.

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Arriving for our get together, it was nice to see our Web Manager had also elected to ride a Vespa as his chosen mode of transport.

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After concluding club matters around 4pm we said our goodbyes and headed for home. Taking a similar return route, the temperature was noticeably colder as I rode in and out of warm air pockets and into colder shaded ones, away from the steadily sinking sun, I got back just before dusk thankfully, to find my wife had invited friends around for our first barbeque of the year!

RAF Halton’s ‘Gate Guard’ - the Hawker Hunter, not my Motovespa!

RAF Halton’s ‘Gate Guard’ - the Hawker Hunter, not my Motovespa!

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If inspired to venture out on your scooters in the current warmer than usual weather, enjoy and ride safe - Paul Hart.