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Written by Laurence Richards   
Tuesday, 30 August 2011

One of last year’s most successful Club evenings was the August Summer Barbeque, so we had high hopes of a good turnout for the 2011 edition.

We were not disappointed. The weather over the previous day or so had been wet (no surprise there) but during Thursday afternoon the skies cleared and it almost seemed like summer by 6pm! Not only did a good number of Witley members put in an appearance, but we were pleased to welcome members of the newly revitalised Surrey British Legion Riders.

A special attraction this time was a run out organised by Graham Ford. Around 15 bikes took part, leaving Compton at 6.15 for an enjoyable ride through Shalford, Shamley Green and Cranleigh. The route over Pitch Hill from Ewhurst to Shere threw up some interesting road surfaces following the recent rains, but all survived to complete the first part of the run through Abinger and Dorking to Ryka’s Café at Box Hill for coffee. Resurfacing of part of the Mickleham bypass caused a bit of a holdup for some, but the trip back along the A246 and the A3 via West Clandon was over all too soon. The Legion car park, in my view at least, now accommodated more motorcycles than had been seen at a Witley Club night for quite a number of years!

Now it was time for the main business of the evening, with a fantastic BBQ spread laid on by Jo Ayshford. Burgers, sausages and chicken were backed up by plentiful salad and other extras, while the pudding department was once again a marvel to behold. We were able to enjoy the evening getting to know some of the Legion Riders and look forward to the possibility of joining forces at other times in the future. Many thanks to Graham for organising the run, and especially to Jo and her helpers for really first class refreshments!

Whether or not you are a new member, and irrespective of what type of motorcycling you are involved in – if you haven’t visited the Clubroom yet, why not join us on any Thursday evening from 8.30pm for a good chinwag over a pint (of lemonade that is) in very comfortable surroundings.

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