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5th Oct 2014: Copdock Bike Show
Great Weather helped make this a good day out. A well organised show well worth a visit.
21st - 30th August 2014: Club Holiday
Across into Germany for the Dambusters Tour! We got to eat cake, sausages, more sausages, drink beer, see the SS Headquaters, a forced labour camp, Lancaster crash site and several Dams.
8th August 2014: Gwen Fest
A fun camping weekend.
June 20th - 22nd 2014: Pissed and Confussed Rally
A good fun weekend in the burning English sunshine. The Band with No Horse get their first paid gig after 25 years.
May 2nd - 5th 2014: Lincolnshire Weekend
A great weekend to prepare up for the Dambusters tour. A visit to the Woodhall Spa Memorial and then a visit to the local aviation centre to watch Just Jayne, an Avro Lancaster, taxining up and down the airfield.
April 26th - 28th 2014: Bum in The Mud Rally
A great weekend had by all. A big turn out from the Knights - we won Best Club Turnout!
April 21st 2014: Southend Shake Down Run
Mark $& Julie head off to the Ace Cafe and back to sunny Southend Seafron on the annual Shakedown Run.
April 21st 2014: Brands Hatch BSB
Paul, Noddy and Barry take a ride out to cheer on their heros at Brands Hatch.
March 3rd 2014: Elaine Picks Up Her New Bike
Elaine got her new Z1000SX from Danny Buchan!
March 1st 2014: Barry Picks Up His New Bike
Barry picks up his Water Cooled 1200GS.
Feb 15th 2014: Charity Cheque
The SKBC hand over £140 made from their Party Charity Raffle to the Helen Roslin Charity.
Feb 10th 2014: BEL Picks Up His New Bike
A K1200R Sport.
Feb 1st 2014: The SKBC AGM
The SKBC AGM went off without a hitch. Thanks to Noddy for putting us up for the night.
Feb 1st 2014: Noddy Picks Up His New Bike
Noddy comes home on a 1200GS!
Dec 7th 2013: The IEMCC Christmas Party
The start of everyones Christmas. Another great event celbrating it's 30th year.
Nov 30th 2013: BEL Picks Up His New Bike
One of the first K1600GT Sport in the UK.
Oct 26th 2013: The SKBC Party
The SKBC Party rocked again, many thanks to Noddy for organising it.
Sep 30th - Oct 4th 2013: Austrian Trip
BEL & Karen and Barry & Ez joined the ride down to the Enzion Hotel in Austria, taking in a total of eight countries on the way there and back.
Aug 31st - Sep 7th 2013: SKBC Club Holiday to Brittany
The SKBC Club Holiday was a ride across to a large Farmhose complex in Brittany, France. The weather held out well and the outside pool was well used.
Aug 17th 2013: BEL's 50th Birthday Drink
BEL's Birthday Drink at the Sutton Arms. Good Friends, good music and good beer.
3rd - 10th July 2013: BMW Garmisch Show
BEL & Karen ride down to Germany for the World of BMW Show in Garmisch.
21st - 23rd June 2013: Pissed & Confussed Rally
A good local Rally with a BIG evening fire!
16th June 2013: Brighton Run
15th June 2013: BEL Picks Up His New Bike
A Black 1200cc Triumph Daytona
24th - 27th May 2013: Mini Welsh Tour
BEL & Karen spent a long weekend touring darkest Wales.
26th - 28th April 2013: Bum In The Mud
A big turn out in good weather. Noddy won "Best Engineered" bike in the show!
19th - 22nd April 2013: MCN Live!
A good weekend at Skeggy. A good ride out on Saturday and the launch of Toseland's new Rock Band. Also back were The Strikes (nee The Po Boys) providing their own blend of Rock/Punk.
1st April 2013: Southend Shakedown
A few of us made the long ride down to Southend for the Shakedown. The first good weather of the year drew in a big crowd. Well organised with around 5,000 bikes passing through.
1st March 2013: Perky Gets His New Bike
Perky picked up his new 1400 Califonia.
February 2013: Barry Gets His New Bike
Barry picked up his K1200GT.
February 2013: Noddy Gets His New Bike
Noddy picked up his K1200R.
February 2013: BEL Gets His New Bike
BEL picked up his new K1600GT.
22 December 2012: Katauri Party
A lock in at the Sutton Arm with Chinawhite. A great night again, and poor Elaine got caught out on the cheap doubles!
1 December 2012: IEMCC Party
Christmas starts with this one. Chinawhite played and Ozzy even got to wear an SKBC Jingle Balls T-Shirt.
27 October 2012: Club Party
Noddy found us a new location for our 30th Anniversary Party. "The Band" got back together after 18 years, and joined 90% Proof in providing the music for the night. Some camped over night and a hot breakfast was very welcome in the morning. A big thanks to all that turned up.
1 - 8 September 2012: SKBC Club Holiday
To mark 30 years together, the Club decided to venture abroad. A fantastic house on a lake and with an indoor swiming pool. Some great rides and empty roads.
And even some hot weather.
10 - 12 August 2012: Ted's Excellent Adventure
Eddie invited us all to his 60th Birthday Weekend. A big turn out shows how popular this guy is with nearly 60 friends and family making it over the weekend. Poor old Steve Wilson had a nice stay in hospital, but that's another story.
7 July 2012: Bures Festival
Perky & Ev play hosts for the annual Bures Festival. This year it was on a Saturday and highlights were Glam Rock and Queen.
22 June - 1 July 2012: Tour of Holland
Perky & Ev and Paul & Karen headed of for a tour of Holland and to find a few roots.
22 - 24 June 2012: Apire D-Day Ride Out
The Annual Charity Ride out to Le Touquet in France. Some good riding, drinking, food and a Muic Festival thown in for good measure.
22 - 24 June 2012: Pissed & Confused Rally
A good weekend had by all. Noddy won Best Bike In Show and Morgan won Best L Plate Bike In show.
14 - 17 June 2012: Silverstone MotoGP
BEL & Karen spend a cold and wet weekend at Silverstone. But they did get some free San Carlo Crisps from the Gresini Pit Garage.
6 June 2012: Morgan' First Ride
Morgan gets his MB5 on the road and heads one of the longest and slowest rides ever from Bures to Battlesbidge, stopping a few miles short due to a blocked main jet.
31 May - 9 June 2012: IOM TT
Don, Steve and Colin headed across the Irish Sea to the IOM TT Races.
19 May 2012: Morgan's 16th Birthday BBQ
Morgan reached te dizzy height's of being 16.
20 - 23 April 2012: MCN Live!
BEL & Karen, Garry, Gnome & Elaine and Bam Bam & Lisa spent a drunken weekend at Butlins.
20 - 23 April 2012: Bum In The Mud Rally
A large group of Knights made the pilgrimage to Mersea.
15 April 2012: Beachyhead Run
A good run out tot the South Coast with over 20 bikes. Ez practised her stunt riding on the way back.
2 - 4 March 2012: SKBC AGM
Martin and Elaine ventured to the Barrel Bikers Rally. Elaine got a little hung over and had to leave her bike behind.
25 Feb 2012: SKBC AGM
The SKBC AGM was held with no major incidents! 30th Anniversary merchandise was handed out.
17 Dec 2011: Refugees Chistmas Gig
The last big part of the year, the Refugees played at Club Riga. Another great night with the "Good Old Boys" of the stage.
10 Dec 2011: Katauri Party
A lock in at the Sutton Arms and ChinaWhite playing until the small hours. What more could you want.
3 Dec 2011: IEMCC Party
An other great Party by the Imperial Elephants. A last minute change of band to ChinaWhite paid of with a great sound.
26 Nov 2011: Glorious Bastards Party
A good night out with the Glorious Bastards at their first party. Music played all night by the RiTH.
22 Oct 2011: SKBC Party
A big thank you to all of those that came and helped us celebrate our 29th year as a Club, and for Gun Metal Grey for supplying the music.
13 - 18 Oct 2011: Portiamao WSB, Portugal
Six days in the sun and taking in the final WSB Race of the year. On Sunday night we bumbed into a few friends having their end of season party, such as Troy Corser:
9 October 2011: Mutley gets his new Bike
Mutley joins the Triumph gang when he becomes the fifth owner in the SKBC of his Triumph Sprint/Daytona/Trophy hybrid.
7 - 9 October 2011: Condom Rally
A good weekend at the biggest local Rally of the year.
25 Sept 2011: MAG Protest Run
Some of the Knights meet up at various locations to support MAG and protest about the ridiculous laws being passed in Europe that threaten the Biker Life Style.
23 - 25 Sept 2011: Legionnaires Cocktail Party
Noddy, Perky & EV met up with a few friensd at the Legionnaires Cocktail Party in Kent.
26 - 18 Sept 2011: Drink, Drop and Doss
Styg took a ride out to the Rejects Brotherhood 25th Drink, Drop & Doss Rally in Kent.
3 - 10 Sept 2011: SKBC Club Holiday
Killin in Scotland was the destination for a fabulous week.
The bit the SKBC like - a nice big food and drink hall!
Plenty of Club Runs out to the surrounding sites.
A good turn out and enjoyed by all.
29 August 2011: Ez Gets her New Bike
Ez get her BMW F650 Funduro for her daily commute to London.
29 August 2011: Justin Gets His New Bike
Justin gets his new Aprillia 50cc bike. Oh how the next year will drag. Will another Junior hit the road?
26 - 29 August 2011: V-Twin Rally
Perky and the Sherberts lead the ride to the New Forest for the Moto Guzzi V-Twin Rally. To top the weekend, the Sherbs won the paper trail.
24 August 2011: Ev Gets Her New Bike
Ev got her new BMW GS650, which is actually 800cc.
24 August 2011: £340 Handed Over To McMillan
The McMillan Nurses came down to the Barge to collect the money raised at the Silver Spirits Party.
8 August 2011: Noddy Gets His Streetfighter On The Road
Noddy's now legendary Cagiva Canyon and Farnham LC350 cross finally hits the road - and gets straight into StreetFighters Magazine.
13 August 2011: BEL and Eddie's Birthday Drink
At the Sutton Arms. Chinawhite provided the music.
7 August 2011: BSB Brands Hatch
Paul had a fun day out at Brands Hatch. What a great 600 Supersport race.
30 - 31 July 2011: Hasting Run
Paul led the run down to Brighton and across to Hasting in fantastic weather.
14 - 17 July 2011: Faro Rally
Elaine & Martin and Neil & Lee made it out to the Faro Rally and meet up with Pete. A fantastic time, and Iron Maiden where the headlining band.
15 July 2011: Bures Carnival
Perky & Ev provide hosts for everyone at the Bures Carnival and boat race.
8 July 2011: Bures Blues Festival
Perky & Ev provide hosts for everyone at the Bures Blues Festival. This is the Hamsters last year of touring.
29 June 2011: Jackie Celerbrates Her Birthday
Jackie recieves Club Photos from both the IEMCC and SKBC.
29 June 2011: Mark Gets His New Bike
Mark becomes the proud owner of a BMW K100LT.
22 June 2011: SID Becomes A Grandad
17 - 19 June 2011: Pissed & Confussed Rally
A slightly wet weekend didn't stop the fun at the Pissed & Confussed MCC Rally.
17 - 19 2011: D Day Ride Out
BEL & Karen joined the GB Riders Group on their annual D Day trip in aid of Spinal Injuries - around £5,000 was raised for Aspire. The trip was well organised to the small town of Le Touquet in France, and the free music festival was entertianing on the Saturday night.
June 2011: TT Races
Don, Steve, Silvertop, Jason & Rebecca and Colin headed off to the Isle of Man TT races.
10 - 12 June 2011: Magpie Rally
The SKBC joined MAG at their new Rally location for a chilled out weekend.
1 June 2011: Martin Gets His New Bike
Martin becomes the proud owner of an unusual Aprilia Falco Turono.
1 June 2011: Morgan Gets His New Bike
Morgan becomes the proud owner of a motorcrosser.
28 May 2011: Karen's Birthday BBQ
Karen celebrated her Birthday with an Air Show BBQ and a few drinks into the evening.
21 May 2011: Morgan's Birthday BBQ
Morgan celebrated his 15th Birthday with a BBQ. Is this the next Junior to hit the rode on two wheel?
20 May 2011: Silver Spirits Party
A big thanks to the Free Spirit Riders MCC for teaming up with us for our "Silver Spirits" Party. Over £310 was raised for the MacMillian Trust Charity - thanks to all those that turned up for the night and enjoyed themselves.
14 May 2011: BMF Show
A quick visit to the BMF Show to try out new bikes and search for bargains.
8 May 2011: Race For Life
Well done to the SKBC girls who entered the Race For Life 5km walk and raised £345 for Cancer Research.
29 April - 1 May 2011: Bum in the Mud
The Bum in the Mud once again provided a relaxing weekend to catch up with old faces, listen to the bands and watch the children get drunk.
21 - 26 April 2011: French Easter Break
The SKBC headed off to their French Easter Break Holiday House.
The weather was hot for the ride outs.
Which resulted in plenty of lazing around the pool.
And drinking around the BBQ.
14 April 2011: TT in 3D Movie Premier
The SKBC win tickets and attend the Premier of the fantastic TT in 3D movie presented by Murray Walker. What a great film.
10 April 2011: Brighton Run
On the first decent day of the year, Don lead the run to Brighton and back. You can guarantee this involved lots of Tea, Cake and probably Fish & Chips!
1 - 4 March 2011: MCN Live! Skegness.
The usual mix of music, alcohol and fancy dress. BEL's K1300GT hit 147bhp on the Dyno.
3 April 2011: The Ride Of Respect.
Steve Trumm joined the second, and probably last, Ride Of Respect through Royal Wootton Bassett. The pride of the people genuinely brings a tear to eye and makes you proud to be British.
14 March 2011: I, Superbiker.
A big crowd of Knights turned up at Bas Vegas for some Chinese nosh and to watch I, Superbiker.
7 March 2011: Track Day at Snetterton.
Barry and Ez became some of the first to have a track day on the new Snetterton 300 International Circuit.
4 - 6 March 2011: Firkin of Bitter Rally.
Martin and Elaine headed off to the Barrel Bikers 23rd Firkin of Bitter Rally.
19 Feb 2011: SKBC AGM.
Held at BEL and Karen's, it quickly turned into an eating competiton. No major news; Freddy asked to defer his membership for a year; Stig will be invited to join at the next major meeting; Subs will remain the same; The Silver Spirits Party is GO!; the SKBC 30th Club Holiday will probably be in France is September 2012.
15 January 2011: Pissed & Confused Late Christmas Party.
The Holy Bus was full for the trip to Little Waltham. A great night, lots of head banging and other strange dancing, the pub ran out of beer but everyone managed to get drunk, Noddy won some whisky in the raffle and everyone else drunk it for him, and then the chucking up started. A fun packed night that will be talked about for ages. Thanks to Neil for driving us all there and back.
19 January 2011: Freddy's 18th Birthday.
Freddy celebrated his 18th Birthday with a Private Function in Queen B's.
3 January 2011: New Years Run.
The first Club run of the year was a 60 mile ride to High Beech in bloody freezing weather.
31 December 2010: Noddy's New Years Eve Party.
Noddy played hostess on New Years Eve. The New year was seen in with fireworks. The morning was seen in looking for fuses.
30 December 2010: EJ's 50th Bithrtday.
After what can be described as a slightly eventful year, EJ finally got to celerbrate her 50(oneth) Birthday with a Chinese meal with friends and family.
29 December 2010: The Legendary SKBC All Day Christmas Drinking Session.
Started at around 7pm and ended with a Kebab at around midnight!
11 December 2010: Kautari Christmas Party.
A late night lock-in at The Sutton Arms. The beer flowed and China White played till the small hours, what more could you want?
4 December 2010: IEMCC Christmas Party.
The Imperial Elephants pulled off yet another great night. It is a privillaege to be friends with these guys.
23 October 2010: Club Party.
Yet another a great evening drinking and partying with great friends.
Many thanks to all those that turned up, especially The Imperial Elephants MCC, Vulcan Owners Club, Free Spirit Riders MCC, Barking & District MCC, the World's End MCC and everyone alse that came for supporting us.
Gun Metal Grey provided the Rock.
There where plenty of sore heads, necks and rough voices the next day.
15 - 18 October 2010. Weston Supermare Beach Races.
The Knights and Associates made their way to their Hotel in Somerset. The Beach Racing during the day and the free bar in the eveneing made it another great weekend.
18 - 19 September 2010: BMF Tail End Kelso Show.
The BMF Tail End has now moved to the Linconshire Showground. A few of the Knights went to check it out and get end of season bargins.
4 - 11 September 2010: Club Holiday.
The week in Craven Arms, Shropshire, was one of the biggest Club Holidays to date, with 26 Members and Associates making an appearance over the seven days.
The Summer drinking house was well recieved.
The weather stayed good for most of the runs.
And a visit to another famous cafe, the Raven.
21 Aug 2010: Ynez's Birthday Run.
Asked "What do you want for you're Birthday?" she replied "A ride out to Norfolk with the boys!". Well, they didn't make Norfolk but had a good time anyway.
13 Aug: BEL's Birthday Drink.
Down at the Sutton Arms with a few friends to watch The Pilchards and celerbrated BEL's birthday.
8 Aug: BSB - Brand Hatch.
Sid maged to get a weekend pass and met up with Jason for the biggest BSB meeting of the year.
7 Aug: WSB - Shaun's Birthday Meal.
A group of Knights met up for Shaun's 52 Birthday. Any excuse for a curry.
1 Aug: WSB - Silverstone.
BEL & Karen headed of to the only WSB round in the UK and managed to blag their way into everywhere using their "special" hospitalty badges.
9 - 11 July: BMF Kelso Show.
A long ride for some os the Knights as they headed up tp Scotland for the BMF Kelso Show.
9 - 10 July: Bures Festival.
Perky and Ev played Hostess's for the Bures Blues Festival and Street Carnival.
16 - 27 June 2010: Euro Trip.
The Euro Trip started of mid week with Paul & Karen and Perky & Ev heading off to Northern France.
BEL & Karen, Eddy and Noddy headed off to meet them over the weekend.
The Moto Guzzi Rally, set in a Eurocamp, became the base for the week.
Which then left very little to do except eat.
And drink. Eddy has now become a fully fledged memeber of the Stella Club.
11 - 13 June 2010: GEMS.
Some of the Knights headed of to Kent for the BMF Gardern of England Show.
5 - 12 June 2010: IOM TT Races.
Don, Steve, Jason and Mike made their annual pilgrimage to the little island in the middle of the Irish Sea. History was made when Ian Hutchinson won all five of the major races.
5 - 7 June 2010: The Magpie Rally.
A great weekend for the Knights in the sun in Mersea Island. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and an added bonus is that we won Best Club Turnout....
.... 26 years after we won our first Best Club Turnout trophy at the Black Hawks BC Rally in 1984.
May 2010: Shaun passed his bike test.
May 25 - June 2 2010: WSB Salt Lake City, Utah.
BEL & Karen went out to Salt Lake City for the USA round of the World Superbike racing. Spectacular scenery, snow on the mountains, a street party, rock concert, great racing and a lot of interaction with the racers made this a first-rate week.
May 31 2010: Margate Meltdown.
Martin & Elaine went on the Ace Cafe run to Margate.
May 22 2010: Fluffy's Birthday Drink.
Fluffy and friends celerbated her birthday at the Sutton Arms. The Beagles provided their blend of soft rock covers.
1st - 2nd May 2010: Mark & Julies Norfolk Adventure.
Mark & Julie rode to Norfolk for a weekend tour around the Broads, a blast along the Acle Straight and a cruise along the Seafront at Yarmouth. Stopping at The Anchor at Stratford St Mary on the way home for some pub grub.
30th April 2010: Barry's 40th Birthday.
A Friday night down Southend Sea Front saw posh Fish and Chips and then Casino until the early hours.
23rd - 25th April 2010: Bum in the Mud Rally.
A good turn out from the Knights and the Elephants for a relaxing weekend.
April 2010: Russell Buys His New Bike.
Russell joins the adventure sports brigade and becomes the proud owner of a Aprilia Caponord.
5th April: BSB - Brands Hatch.
Paul made it to a cold opening round of the British Superbike series.
1st - 6th April: Long Easter Break, France.
Thursday 1st April
Barry & Ez, Noddy, Danny, Don & Mary, Steve, BEL & Karen and Jason & Clare met at the Barge Public House and rode to La Maison de L'Ange, a Normandy farmhouse in France, via Euro Tunnel, where they met up with Martin & Elaine, Morgan and Keown the Conqueror.
The first night was spent in a typical French Restaurant eating Pate and Horses. Mary got invited to join the Club after nearly 20 years and gave a fine speech.
Friday 2nd April
A ride into Vire, the nearest large town to stock up with supplies, do a bit of shopping and then find a Coffee Shop.
Saturday 3rd April
Back on the bikes and out to Bayeux to see some war museums and cemeteries.
And then, obviously to see the taperstry. The kids found it very worthwhile to help them with their studies - not. The only thing the French have ever won and they make a bloody great 300 ft long rug to celebrate!
Sunday 4th April
Out to see the fabulous Island of Saint Michael's Mount.
Monday 5th April
Some stayed home to recover from the previous days, while the rest went off for a quick microwaved burger in a posh cafe and then off to see the beaches of the Normandy landings.
It is har to imagine what went on there, and to think it was less than 60 years ago.
Tuesday 6th April
The sun broke through at last as everyone prepared for the 350 mile ride home.
26th - 30th March: WSB - Portugal
BEL & Karen went to the Portimao round of World Superbike. A great location, cheap beer and a fantastic race circuit with a main Grandstand that seats 15,000 people. This seems to be the new Assen, with English voices and Union Flags everywhere. Good to see the Brits pack out the top ten.
13th - 14th March 2010: Wootton Bassett & Bunk House Run.
Cam, Paul, Noddy, BEL, Don, Steve, Barry & Ez and Martin and Elaine had a good run down to the Glouster Bunk House on Saturday, a few beers watching the Rugby and a hastily arranged meal went down a treat. So much so that everyone was in bed by 10:30pm! Not before inviting Steve to join the Club and listening to his reasons for wanting to join, taking membership to 31.
The next morning the Wootton Bassett run to support our Afghanistan Heroes was said by one member as the most worthwhile thing he had ever done on a motorcycle. It made you feel proud to be both a Biker and to be British. The good folk lined the streets for ten miles waving Union Flags and raising a drink to us all. It was a really humbling to take part and show support to the British Armed Forces and honour the fallen.
March 2010: Shaun pickes up his new bike.
Shaun struck a deal and picked up his Honda CB125 Rebel. He will now have to attempt the Swerve and Stop manoeuvre in the new Bike Test.
Feb 27th 2010: Ally Pally Bike Show.
Don went to the Ally Pally Bike Show which has changed from a Superbike Show to a Custom Bike Show. Plenty of one off part makers etc were there, and StreetFighters were also represented.
Feb 19th 2010: SKBC AGM.
A quiet Friday night, a few beers and nibbles and no major upsets or changes.
Financially the Club is secure and there is no reason to increase subs. .
The Club will continue to support the BMF and will look at re-affiliating with MAG.
Membership stood at 29 with several new members discussed: .
Freddie will be invited to join on his 18th Birthday.
Russell was proposed by Neil. The only sticking point was due to him being so remote making attendance difficult, although there was no objections and he will be invited to join at Club Holiday. .
Mary was proposed by Don. Again there were no objections and she will be invited to join at the next opportunity.
Little Yvonne was proposed by Don and was directed to the Juniors, although being at University she probably isn't that Junior any more.
Steve Hogg was proposed by Don. Most were amazed that he had actually been associated with the Club for so long and will be invited to join at the next opportunity.
Shaun was proposed by BEL. With no objections (don't mention the red wine), and actually being there he was invited to join and went had to endure the speech making ritual. This took membership to 30.
Feb 13th 2010: BEL Gets His New Bike.
BEL picks up his new Motorcycle. A nice, efficient K1300GT. All roads lead to Poland.
Feb 5th 2010: Shaun & Jackie Get Married.
Shaun made an honest woman of Jackie in the beutiful surrounds of Bagden Hall in Yorkshire. Jackie looked simply stunning in her fairy tale princess gown.
Jan 9th 2010: Freddy's 17th Birthday BBQ.
The snow slowly engulfed Chelmsford, but it didn't stop Freddy's 17th Birthday BBQ. He is now the proud owner of a 100cc Honda.
The very same one that Elaine road to Scotland for the 1994 SKBC Holiday to Otterburn.
28th Dec 2009: EJ's Birthday Drink.
Celebrating EJ's 50th Birthday, everyone headed down to the Borough Hotel on the sea front for a good night out, blissfully unaware of what was going to happen just two days latter.
19th Dec 2009: The Project Christmas Gig.
Even the snow couldn't stop a big turn out for the Project (formally the Refugees) Christmas Gig at Club Riga.
5th December 2009. IEMCC Christmas Party.
The Elephant's pulled it off again with yet another great Christmas Party. A big turn out from the Knights, and good to see the old friends that appear there every year.
30th November 2009. Lee's Bike Is Stolen.
Lee just finds her perfect bike and then some thieving scumbag steals it from outside of her house.
26th - 29th November 2009. The NEC Bike Show.
Don, Steve and EV make it up to the show on Thursday and BEL & Karen and Barry & Ez make the Saturday after filling up at the local Chinese.
24th November 2009. Motorhead at the Cliffs Pavillion.
The best Rock and Roll band in the world plays in Southend 22 years after their last visit. Noddy, Mark, Jason, BEL & Karen and Graham & Elaine had a great night followed by complementary beers.
22nd November 2009. The London Motorcycle Museum Run.
Martin leads the way as the SKBC visit the London Motorcycle Museum.
November 2009. Steve gets his new bike.
With the immenient demise of Buell, Steve manages to get a superb limited edition 1125cc for half price!
7th November 2009. Perky and EV's Firework Party.
A Guy competition followed by lots of oooh's and aaah's as the bright lights filled the skies.
1st Novemberber 2009. Neil Picks Up His New Bike.
Neil becomes the proud owner of Lilley, a nicely sorted 955i Triumph Tiger.
24th October 2009. BEL Picks Up His New Bike.
BEL becomes the third owner in the Club of the much loved but rarely serviced Triumph 900 Sprint.
17th October 2009. The Silver Knights Bike Club Party
Another a great evening partying with great friends.
Many thanks to all those that turned up, especially The Imperial Elephants MCC, Kautari MCC, Free Spirit Riders MCC, Barking & District MCC and Crouch Valley MCC and the World's End MCC for supporting us.
Gun Metal Grey rocked the crowd.
There where plenty of sore heads (and necks) voice the next day.
9th – 11th October 2009. Weston-Super-Mare Beach Races.
25 Knights, Friends and Associates stayed at a Hotel with a free bar for the Beach Race at Weston-Super-Mare, in Somerset. It attracted over 30,000 spectators for the weekend, but unfortunately the main race was cancelled after a massive pile-up left 17 riders injured and the local hospital ran out of beds!
2nd – 5th October 2009. MCN Live!
The usual drunken weekend of madness. Bel had his Tiger dynoed at 116bhp!
2nd – 4th October 2009. Barrel Bikers Rally.
Martin & Elaine, Nige and Justin went to Milton Keynes for the GPO Rally. The weather forecast was for strong winds, and unusually they where correct.
3rd October 2009. Sid’s 50th Birthday.
Martin Bateman, the Chairman of the IEMCC celebrated his 50th birthday.
26th - 27th September 2009. Brands Hatch Clubman's Racing.
Jason dips into the 52s on his CBR600
25th September 2009. Daniel Gets Her New Bike.
Daniel Brown becomes the proud owner of the now legendary MB5.
18th - 20th September 2009. BMF Tail End Rally.
Good weather saw another big turnout. Elaine managed to keep St. Johns busy with her puke-a-thon!
13th September 2009. Essex Air Ambulance Run.
As everyone else came back from the SKBC Holiday, Noddy went to support the Air Ambulance Run.
5th - 12th September 2009. SKBC Holiday.
The Silver Knights Bike Club spent their week away in North Wales, on the Horse Shoe Pass between Llangollen and the Ponderosa Café.
The week started chilled out.
Campbell celebrated his Birthday.
There were visits to local Castles.
Jackie got in some early drinks in preparation for her wedding.
The ride outs were enjoyable with great surrounding scenery.
And the week finished with a quiet party for Karen in the local pub.
28th - 31st August 2009. V Twin Rally.
Perky & Ev, Martin & Elaine, Morgan, Keown, Barry & Ez, Paul & Karen and all of the Sherberts - Mick & Sue, Mark and Luke - went to the V Twin Rally in the New Forrest.
30th August 2009. Indianapolis MotoGP.
Bel & Karen watched the Indianapolis MotoGP at the New York City Triumph Open day. Free food and drink and a giant screen Projector TV.
15 August 2009: Shaun's 40th Birthday.
Shaun celebrated reaching 40 by holding a Birthday BBQ and Party in the sun.
7th - 9th Aug 2009: Brands Hatch BSB.
Don, Steve, Ivor, Mark, Gnome, Noddy, Paul, BEL & Karen got a hospitality box to watch the weekend's events. The Classic Display dragged local bike shop proprietor and ex-racer Julian Soper out of retirement to do some laps on the old Hadliegh Custom race bike. Of course, the SKBC where there to show some encouragement.
31 July 2009: Gun Metal Grey Play at the Borough Hotel.
A few of the Knights went down to Southend Sea Front to check out the band that is playing at the Club Party in October.
25 July 2009: Mick & Sue's 25th Wedding Anniversary.
Mick & Sue celebrated twenty five years of marriage with a big party at their pad that resembled a small rally!
13th July 2009: G18 Picks Up His New Bike.
Graham joins the Triumph Owners and becomes the proud owner of "Edna", a Daytona powered fully dressed 1200cc Triumph Trophy.
10th July 2009: Bures Music Festival.
Perky & Ev play hosts to the SKBC and Friends at Blues night of the Bures Music Festival. Music by The Ramon Goose Band and Paul Lamb and the King Snakes.
12th - 28th June 2009: Euro Tour.
Perky & EV, Paul & Karen, BEL & Karen, Campbell and Noddy took five bikes through eight Countries - France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Italy for 17 nights and 2,650 miles.
Friday 12 June
Met at the Barge Public House and rode to Guines, France, via Euro Tunnel - Approx 100 miles
Saturday 13 June
After stopping to fix Noddy's rear brake, we rode through Belgium to Larochette, Luxemburg - Approx 250 miles
Sunday 14 - 16 June
Through Luxembourgh into Germany and back into France where we got caught up with the FFMC who were protesting at plans to make some forest roads a "No Motorcycle" zone. The English accents attracted the local the television cameras where we interviewed us for our opinions! It was nice meeting those guys and wish them luck in the campaign. It would be a real shame if this sort of thing was to be allowed to happen. After a good chat and a coffee we were back onto the bikes and heading back into Germany to Bad Liebenzell, Germany - Approx 200 miles
With three nights here it was out for a quick ride around the area and then take the opportunity to catch the local train service into a few of the local villages and leave the bikes behind.
Wednesday 17 June
On through Germany and stopping off to visit The World's Largest Cuckoo Clock on the way. It was actually a small house converted into a clock, and the cuckoo looked more like a vulture and would more than likely scare small children. Then back on our way to Bavaria, Germany - Approx 130 miles
Thursday 18 June
Starting in Germany and off through Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and arriving at the Villa at Casa Tre Dimore, Colico, Italy - Approx 180 miles
Friday was an interesting day and involved a private tour of the Moto Guzzi museum, and for John a meeting with Moto Guzzi's top manaemnet and a full rebuild and new bodywork. How many other companies do you think would spare five engineers for four hours just because they love their bikes so much?
Into the local supermarket to stock up for the evening. This is the first time the real Italian culture of waving you arms about and shouting a lot had surfaced. Apparently it translated into "could you weigh your vegetables before you bring them to the check out, please", but without the "please".
Saturday 20 June
Bel & Karen took a quick blast down the Motorway to the Hotel Major in Rimini, Italy - Approx 275 miles
Sunday was spent at Misano World Circuit for the San Marino World Superbike races. It was a good day for the Brits, with Shakey, Carl Crutchlow, Johnny Rea and Eugene Laverty (yes, I know they are Irish) doing us proud.
Monday 22 June
Back up the Motorway again and back to the Villa at Colico, Italy - Approx 275 miles. A dip in the pool to unwind and then a BBQ and beers as the evening Sun set across Lake Como.
Tuesday was the planned ride over the Stelvio Pass. When the Top Gear crew went there they were complaining of a lack of air-conditioning in their cars. Not this time. Going up the pass, the light rain started, the temperature dropped some more and it became a full on blizzard with visibility down to a few feet. A total run out of 250 miles, but nearly 10 hours in the saddle led to take out Pizzas in the evening.
Wednesday was spent sitting around the pool in the Sun before a ride down into Colico Square for the last meal in Italy.
Thursday 25 June
Heading back into Switzerland and across the Alps the pace picked up a bit, stopping just to throw snow balls at each other. Stopping at the bottom to regroup, when Paul pulled up it looked like a blown oil seal in the forks. On closer inspection it was a pin prick hole in the brake hose leaking fluid all over the front tyre when ever the front brake leaver was pulled hard. You have never seen anyone go so white so quickly when he realised how he had been riding just a few minutes earlier.
There was nothing we could do there and then so it was onto Interlaken, Switzerland - Approx 170 miles.
Friday 26 June
Up early and a short ride to a fantastic bike shop for repairs. The GS was then handed back, along with a repair certificate stating that it has been repaired/modified but still conforms to CE legistration! It was then off in the pouring rain to Rougemont, France - Approx 130 miles
Saturday 27 June
Riding across France on some beautiful roads there were no cars or people for miles. Arriving at Berny Riverie, France - Approx 250 miles. It was only 6pm, so it was off for beers, then to the on-site bar which was doing a two-for-one happy hour!
Sunday 28 June
Back through the Euro Tunnel and on to Barge Pub for the last drink of the trip together - Approx 180 miles
For more photos click here.
29th - 31st May 2009: BMF GEMs Rally.
Sixteen Silver Knights, Elephants, Friends and Associates, along with their many kids, made the BMF GEMs Rally a good chilled out weekend in some of the best weather of the year. Mutley even managed to get Lisa along after 20 years of trying.
13th - 18th May 2009: The North West 200.
Paul, Noddy and Danny made the trip out to Northern Ireland for the North West 200 road races. Bad weather made them shorten some of the races, but William Dunlop kept the family name on the top of the results sheet.
8th - 10th May 2009: World's End Short Weekend Break.
BEL & Karen, Perky & Ev, Jackie & Shaun, Jason & Clare, Freddie, Campbell, Eddie and Noddy made the short journey to the WEMCC Rally at the Sun and Anchor in Steple.
It turned out to be a great weekend with great weather, posh loos and a fire in the evening. Their Noddy organised it all and our Noddy met him for some tips for our Party.
April 24th - 26th 2009: MCN Live!
BEL & Karen, MyShell and Garry went off to Sunny Skegness for a weekend on the piss at MCN Live! event.
April 24th - 26th 2009: The Bum In The Mud Rally.
A large group of Silver Knights and Imperial Elephants met up at the Bum in the Mud Rally. The usual blend of rally bands and booze and some good weather made the weekend go well.
13th April 2009: Southend Shakedown.
Woo & John joined the Ace Cafe run to Southend.
10th - 13th April 2009: Santa Pod.
Noddy went to the Easter Races at Santa Pod Raceway
10th - 13th April 2009: Brands Hatch BSB.
BEL & Karen spent the weekend at Brands Hatch BSB and were joined by Paul and Campbell for Monday's races.
28th - 29th March 2009: Jason's Racing Weekend.
Jason spent the weekend racing his CBR600 in the Clubmans Class at Snetterton.
28th March 2009: Big Grumpy Paul's Birthday.
Big Grumpy Paul had his birthday dring at the Loyal Toast Public Inn. The Beer was cold and the food was, er, warm and a good time was had by all. Happy Birthday Paul.
23rd March 2009: Freddie Gets His First Hero Scars.
Freddie (SKBC Junior) has been run down by a Police van through no fault of his own. Just remember Freddie, broken bones heal and chicks dig scars!.
22nd March 2009: The Pioneer Run.
Don, Mike and Bel went down to Sunny Brighton to see the pre-1926 bikes roll down the sea front. Fish & Chips in the Sea Gull Cafe were compulsory.
20th March 2009: Justin Does An Evel Knivel.
Justin (SKBC Junior) has had a big off on his push bike (and made it to the front page of the local paper) resulting in a short stay in hospital. Thankfully he is now on the mend after Doctors put his internals back into place.
28th Feb - 8th March 2009: Daytona Bike Week.
Bel & Karen went off to the USA for Daytona Bike Week.
The weather was hot, the bands were great, the bikes were a work of art but the beer was like piss.
21st February 2009: The Silver Knights AGM.
A quiet Saturday night, a few beers and nibles and no major upsets or changes.
8th February 2009: Dean's Ride.
Thanks to all the Silver Knights who turned up for this, and for the Kautari MCC and the Pissed & Confused MCC for organising it and inviting us.
Taken from the local Echo News Paper ...
A man with only months to live has fulfilled a lifelong ambition to lead a convoy of bikers on a ride across Essex.
Cerebral palsy sufferer Dean Youngman, from Great Tey, was diagnosed with a brain tumour just after Christmas.
Yesterday the 53-year-old motorcycle fanatic led more than 150 bikers from the White Hart, Little Waltham, near Chelmsford, to the 127 Diner, on the A127 outside Wickford.
Riders from across Essex joined the run, astride everything from trials bikes to Harleys to modern sports bikes to scooters.
Dean said: “I love motorbikes and first started going on trikes about three years ago. I don’t know how many more rides I’m going to get, so this is really important to me. I had no idea there would be so many bikes. I want to thank everyone.”
Dean used to live independently in Clacton, but has now moved in with his sister, Kay Wiggins and her husband, Pete.
Mrs Wiggins said: “Every day is a bonus for Dean, particularly when they’re like this."
“There must be more than 150 bikes here, and who knows how many horsepower?”
Dean has been a keen wheelchair basketball player, at various times worked at the University of Essex and Colchester Institute.
Dean with sister, Kay Wiggins
Sadly, Dean passed away shortly after his last ride.
RIP Dean Youngman
6th - 8th February 2009: The Firkin O Bitter Rally.
Martin & Elaine were off to the Barrel Bikers Winter Trad Rally, but this was cancelled as all roads leading in were impassable due to the serve crap weather!
10th January 2009: Freddie Hit The Road.
After getting his TS50 MOTed, Freddie then went on to pass his CBT and and become another SKBC Junior to hit the road.
3rd January 2009: Freddie's Birthday Party.
Freddie had his 16th Birthday BBQ.
31st December 2008: New Years Eve Party.
BEL & Karen's New Years Eve Party saw 2008 out and 2009 in with a Firework Display.
27th Dec 2008: The Silver Knights Now Legendary All Day Drinking Session.
A big turn out at the Borough Hotel (Libery Belle) for a quiet evening drinking.
20th Dec 2008: The Refugees Christmas Gig.
BEL & Karen, Garry, Paul & Karen, Martin & Elaine, Eddie, Cam & Anita, Gnome, Mutley, Perky & Ev, Shaun & Jackie, Jason, Noddy, Woo and Robin went to see the Refugees Christmas Gig, which was also there last ever performance under that name. Enjoyed by all, and hoping they can put something together next year.
13th Dec 2008: Katuri MCC Christmas Party.
Another good night was had for those that went ot The Katuri MCC Christmas Party in a the NCC Club House.
13th Dec 2008: The Knightettes Christmas Night Out.
Lee, Ez, Fluffy, Eelaine, Elaine, Ev and Julie went out eating, drinking and gambling at the Rendevous Casino.
8th December 2008: Noddy Discovers The Truth About His Bike.
Noddy went to tax his Triumph Tiger 1050, only to discover that it is registered as a Suzuki GS250.
7th December 2008: East Essex Toy Run.
After a few years of it being off of the Event Book, the Worlds End MCC rallied the local Clubs together for a Christmas charity Toy Run.
The run from the Carpenters Arms to Fryens Disabled Playgroup in Basildon was well organised, and everyone was made to feel very welcome. After being shut down for a few months, the Playgroup is now re-opening. We wish them well
6th December 2008: IEMCC Silver Anniversary Party.
The SKBC made their obligatory trip to Dagenham for the Imperial Elephants Christmas Party. This party has signalled the start of Christmas for so long now that it is hard to imagine a world without it. Congratlutions to the IEMCC for making 25 years, and here's looking forward to the 50th!
30th November 2008: Paul Highsides His BMW.
Barely making the end of his road, Paul laid the GS1150 down in slippery conditions. Thankfully the only injury or damage was when he pulled a muscle lifting it back up again.
9th November 2008: Ez Shows Off Her New Bike.
Ez shows off her new bike, "Amber", an immaculate and shinny FZ600.
5th November 2008: Perky Wins Some Apples.
Perky wins a tray of apples in a works raffle.
2nd November 2008: The Silver Knights Cider Making Team.
The Silver Knights Cider Making Team start practice for the Hill Billy Olympics. Perky & Ev decide to turn their apple crop into something more interesting - 10 gallons of Scrumpy!
1st November 2008: Perky & Ev's Firework Party.
A large bunch of Knights, friends and associates braved the weather to enjoy the fireworks. It's for the children, isn't it?.
10th - 12th October 2008: Brands Hatch BSB.
BEL & Karen spent the weekend in the sun at Brands Hatch for the final BSB races of the year. The party atmosphere was evident in pit lane, and this was the last chance to see some of Britain's top riders before they head of for world duties in 2009.
10th - 12th October 2008: Western-super-mare Beach Race.
Paul & Karen, Eddie, Ev & Perky, Mark and friends spent the weekend in a seaside hotel watching over 1000 bike racing in the sand. Stefan Everts came out of retirement to show the youngsters how it's done.
3rd - 6th October 2008: MCN/Butlins Spetacular.
BEL & Karen, Garry, MyShell, Woo and friends spent four drunken days at Skegness.
3rd - 5th October 2008: The GPO Rally.
Martin & Elaine, Neil, Justin and Russel went off to Milton Keynes for the Barrel Bikers GPO Rally.
27th September 2008: The Silver Knights 26th Anniversary Party.
The SKBC had a great evening with great friends and a great band.
Many thanks to all those that came to party with us. Special thanks must go to The Imperial Elephants MCC, Free Spirit Riders MCC, Barking & District MCC and Crouch Valley MCC, as well as the many old and new faces.
There were a lot of us had sore heads and croakey throats the next day. Watch this space for news of next years party.
27th September 2008: Shawn & Jackie Announce Their Engagement.
A year after their first meeting, Shawn is going to make an honest woman out of Jackie. Congratulations to you both.
19th - 21st September 2008: The BMF Tail End Rally.
A large crowd of Knights, Elephants, friends, associates and kids chilled out in a rare weekend of warm sunny weather which helped dispel the doom and gloom of a summer of rain.
This was the biggest Tail End yet, with an attendance of 35,000 over the weekend.
Saturday nights highlight saw James Toseland and his band Crash performing to the crowds, and some childish women (you know who you are) who didn't even know who he was on Friday night chased him around the stage to get various things autographed....
14th September 2008: Ace Cafe Brighton Burnup.
Don leads the way down to the Brighton Burnup, and of course Fish and Chips in the Seagull cafe.
10th September 2008: Sherman Get His New Toy.
Dave aquires his new GSXR Cafe Racer come Streetfighter.
29th August - 8th September 2008: The SKBC Holiday.
17 of the Knights and associates made it up to a very wet lake district. Thank God for warm, dry pubs.
Neil and Lee showed off thier aerobatic skills twice in the same place on Hardknott Pass.
Many thanks to the Mother Hens who cooked and looked after us all, and to both of the Karen's for beautifully laying the table.
Other higlights included the 8 Lakes run, coming back across Lake Windermere on the Ferry, the Cars The Star Museum and the the model Steamtrain ride into Ravensglass.
And, of course, Cam's 40th Birthday.
23rd - 25th August 2008: V Twin Rally.
Paul & Karen, Martin & Elaine, John & Ev, Mick & Sue, Morgan and Kean went on the V Twin Rally. On the way there, Mick got through the pay booth but unfortunately Sue didn't. Big Grumpy Paul made some new friends while putting his tent up, and then they all had a nice picnic in the New Forest.
23rd August 2008: The RGV Has Been Sherminated.
After many months of abuse, Sherman's RGV shout's "ENOUGH" and requires a strip and rebuild.
15th August 2008: Fast Freddie's First Track Day.
Freddy puts on his race face for a Track Day at Darley Moor Circuit.
9th August 2008: The Sherbert's Hawian Party.
Mick & Sue laid on a great weekend with camping at their Hawian House Warming Party. The Juniors spent most of their time in the pool while the grown ups enjoyed a few beers (except Noddy) and a BBQ.
1st - 3rd August 2008: Brands Hatch WSB.
After watching Superpole, BEL & Karen spent the evening in the Kentagon and had a few too many drinks with a group of bikers from the Netherlands - MC 'T Pijpke.
On Sunday a sick Don couldn't make it, so Ivor, John, Jason, Cam, Steve, Gnome, Bam-Bam, Paul, BEL and Karen watched Kyro do the double and went silent when the Supersport race was red flagged after an accident at Clearways.
The next day the news filtered through that one of Britain's shining stars had sadly been extinguished.
RIP Craig Jones
20th July 2008: Breakfast Run.
Don, Steve, BEL, Cam, Jackie & Shaun and Tony went on a breakfast (more like brunch) run to the Hard times cafe in Norfolk. Eddie didn't know about the run but just happened to be "passing by" and saw the bikes and popped in for a quick cup of tea.
July 2008: Have You Seen This Bike?
Don's Ducati 900SL Superlight is stolen from his garage. If you see any parts of this distinctive bike, or have any information that could lead to an arrest, then contact us immediatley.
11th - 13th July 2008: Kelso Bikefest.
Neil, Justin and Russell made the trip to Scotland for the BMF Kelso Bikefest.
21st June - 06th July 2008: Euro Trip.
BEL & Karen, Cam, Paul & Karen and Perky & Ev complete their 2000 mile euro trip through France, Germany and Spain.
13th - 15th June 2008: Snetterton BSB.
BEL & Karen and Garry endured all the weather Snetterton had to through at them. It was hot, sunny, windy with occasional thunder and lightning. They bumbed into most of the top riders, including the MotoGP rider John Hopkins, and cheered on North City Triumph's Matt Wooldrige.
6th June 2008: Mutley Picks Up His New Bike.
Mutley picks up his new GSXR750 Streetfighter project.
30th May - 1st June 2008: BMF Gems Rally.
BEL, Paul & Karen, Elaine & Martin, Eddie, Barry & Ez, Anita, Mark & Julie, Cam, Graham & Elaine, Perky & Ev, Flo & Sue, Mutley & Lisa, Ron, Michael, Freddie, Kean and Daniel turned up for a warm and hazy GEMS rally.
The Knights go shopping for tasteful....
.... and colourful bargains.
29th May - 8th June 2008: Isle of Man TT Races.
Don, Jason, Steve and Colin head of for the TT races and see John McGuiness equal Mike Hailwoods total of 14 TT wins, putting him joint second behind the great Joey Dunlop.
Jason cathes up with his sleep between races.
May 22nd 2008: Mutley Sells His The TL.
Mutley sells his trusty old Suzuki TL1000S to make way for his GSXR750 Streetfighter project.
May 15th - 19th 2008: The NW200.
Paul and Cam head off to watch the North West 200 road races and see an emotional William Dunlop honour his Farther by winning the 250cc race. I doubt if there was a dry eye there or with anyone who watched it around the world.
RIP Robert Dunlop.
May 5th 2008: Noddy Picks Up His Broken Leg.
Noddy, Mark and Jason go on their track day at Rockingham. After some complemetary comments earlier in the day thay went out for one last session. With just one corner to go and nearly 2 seconds under the Superbike lap record this happens .....
May 4th 2008: Gnome Picks Up His New Bike.
Gnome picks up his new Triumph Tiger 955i in Sandstorm Brown, a Jack Lilley Special.
May 3rd 2008: Martin Fits His New Back Tyre.
Martin spent the morning fitting his new back tyre and then demonstrated how slippery they are new by highsiding in his driveway.
May 3rd 2008: Perky Picks Up His New Bike.
Perky buys one of the first Moto Guzzi 1200 Stevios in the country, a radically different machine to what we are used to seeing him on.
May 3rd 2008: Cam Picks Up His New Bike.
Campbell picks up his new Euro Tourer, an immaculate Suzuki Hayubusa.
April 28th 2008: BEL Picks Up His New Bike.
BEL becomes the owner of a Polar Cat - a White 1050 Triumph Tiger.
April 25th - 27th 2008: The Bum In The Mud Rally.
A large group of Silver Knights and Imperial Elephants met up at the Bum in the Mud Rally. The usual blend of rally bands and booze, some boating on the Esturary and good weather made the weekend go well. An early night for some of them after drinking with Eddie all afternoon.
April 18th – 21st 2008: Motorcycle News Live.
BEL & Fluffy, Garry and Michelle went to Butlins MCN Spectacular at Skegness for the usual mix of bands and alchol. James Toseland was fantastic, as were the Po Boys. They even got to see the Joe Calzaghe fight on the way back to their chalet on Saturday.
April 12th - 13th 2008: The Bi-annnual Bunk House Run.
The Silver Knights BC embarked on its third bi-annual bunk house run to the Fountain in Park End. It all went well as 13 Knights and associates met up only to discover Eddie was going to be delayed due to a flat battery. This caused the first problem as he had the route! After setting of and picking up Russel in Milton Keynes and stopping for a pub lunch, Eddie soon caught us up and took the lead, only for Barry to suffer a flat of another kind. Eventually all 15 made there safe to help Elaine celerbrate her birthday.
March 24th 2008: Sherman Is Back On the Road.
Sherman is back on the road on his new Suzuki RG250.
March 24th 2008: Southend Shakedown Run.
The Silver Knights BC and Imperial Elephants MCC collected money for Fairhavens Hospice on a cold Easter Monday. Noddy won the Easter Egg Headbutting competion.
March 9th 2008: The Pioneer Run.
Don & Co went on the Pioneer Run to Brighton. Fish and Chips were mandatory.
March 1st - 12th 2008: Daytona Bike Week.
BEL & Karen had a great week in Daytona USA at the worlds largest motocyle event. They walked Main Street, and then treaded the sacred sporting grounds of Daytona International Speedway, where the Legendary Barry Sheene became a house hold name after his crash in 1975. They saw the first ever British winner of the Daytona 200 race and caped off the week with the launch of the Endeavour Space Shuttle.
A few things about Bike Week: Americans love America, Americans love Harley Davidsons, Americans don't filter, Americans build awsome custom bikes, in Amercia Harley Davidsons make great sense and make a truley addictive sound.
Most of the bikes there are Harley Davidsons, the rest, for some strange reason, seem to be Hayubusas?
March 1st 2008: Eelaine's 40th.
There were gifts and cards a-plenty to help Eelaine celebrate reaching 40, and she now looks forward to gardening in her new jewellery.
Although it was a bit cold and windy, Steve got the BBQ going and done all the cooking, and Eelaine loved her Johnny Depp cake.
March 2008: TL1000S For Sale
Mutley has put his much loved and never abused TL1000S up for sale for the sum of £2000 ono. It looks something like:
February 16th 2008: SKBC AGM
These are the main points:
Eddie read the Treasurers Report. Clubs finances are healthy with no major outstanding debts.
Eddie stepped down as Treasure after many long years of service to the Club. His job is keeping him away long periods and it has become more and more difficult to mix this role with work. I've never really thanked him enough for everything that he has put in over the years, but cheers Eddie, you done good.
After a round of discussions and voting, the committee now looks like this:
Simon Berrecloth (BEL)
Yvonne Buxton (Bongee)
Paul Skinner (Big Grumpy Paul)
Elaine Jefferies (Dizzy)
Paul Brown (Noddy)
Club Subs remained at £12 per year.
The Club now has 28 fully paid up members.
We will affiliate to the BMF as usual, and we will look at rejoining MAG.
The Club Holiday has been booked for Fisherground Farmhouse, Cumbria from 29th August to 8th September.
The SKBC Party is planned for 27th September.
Club T-shirts can be purchased individually from our Web Site, and Buffs can be purchased from Ev.
We have now joined the Bikesure Club Scheme. Any new Policies will give Club Members £30 Cash Back to their account.
February 9th 2008: Noddy Back In Hospital
Noddy had a short stay in hospital to have the pin removed from his elbow. This was put there in 1994 after he had a sudden stop on his 400cc Suzuki:
February 1st 2008: Barrel Bikers Rally
Martin, Elaine and Noddy headed off to the Barrel Bikers MCC's 20th Firkin O Bitter Rally in Milton Keynes.
January 30th 2008: Nige Hits Diesel
Nige has an off on Lee's CG125 after hitting a diesel spill.
January 19th 2008: Noddy Buys A New Bike
Noddy is now the proud owner of a brand new Triumph Tiger 1050:
January 2008: Kiara Started Nursery School
December 15th 2007: The Kautari Christmas Party
A real relaxed and friendly atmosphere in a the NCC Club house, and plenty of food layed on.
December 1st 2007: The IEMCC Christmas Party
This one always signals the start of the Christmas period and end of another year. The Elephant's pulled it off again with yet another great Christmas Party. A big turn out from the Knights, and good to see the old friends that appear there every year.
November 30th 2007: The Worlds Greatest Dare Devil Passes Away
It is difficult to gage the impact Evel Knievel has had on the public and motorcycle enthusiasts. He embodied everything good and bad that we all love about motorcycling. Wild and reckless, Knievel more than anyone was able to convey the freedom and exhilaration riding a motorcycle brought. If ever there was a man that was truly fearless, it was Evel Knievel.
"All the money in the world can't buy your way into heaven, it can't buy your way out of hell, it was made to be spent right here. And I'm gonna have the best clothes, best boots, best diamonds, best cars, trucks, motorcycles, booze and women on the face of this earth, just as long as I can keep going."
RIP Robert "Evel" Knievel
Nov 17th 2007: Mutley's 40th Birthday Party
Amazing how some of us have made it this far. Congratulations Mut!
November 2007: BEL Becomes The Proud Owner Of His Triumph 1200 Streetfighter
Eerr, sweetheart, I think I've bought another bike....
Oct 12th - 15th 2007: MCN Live!
Another 3 days of partying and drinking. And to see Mr Toseland's band play live on stage 6 days after he won the championship was amazing.
October 2007: James Toseland Becomes WSB Champion
Oct 5th - 7th 2007: Barrel Bikers Rally
Martin & Elaine, Nige and Justin head of for the Barrel Bikers GPO Rally.
Sept Sat 30th 2007: SKBC Brighton Run
With nearly 20 bikes and riders for one of the last big runs of the year.
Sept 14th - 16th 2007: The BMF Tail End Rally
Another big turn out from The SKBC and friends. Anita got caught cooking an egg (after Cam gave her the recipe)!
Sept Sat 8th 2007: The SKBC 25th Anniversary Party
What a great evening with great friends and a great band partying on past there curfew. Campbell providing the last song of the evening. Most of us had sore heads and no voice the next day. Many thanks to all those that turned up, especially The Imperial Elephants MCC, Kautari MCC, Free Spirit Riders MCC, Barking & District MCC and Crouch Valley MCC for supporting us. Lets do it all again next year!!
September 2007: Sherman's GSXR Bites The Dust
A full frontal impact totals this machine:
August 17 - 20th 2007: Manx GP
Don, Colin, Sherman and Silly Steve made the pilgrimage to the IOM for the Manx GP. Colin made the Journey on his Aprilia RS250.
August 2007: Cam's GSXR Bites The Dust
An exploding gearbox finishes off this machine:
August 18 - August 25 2007: SKBC 2007 Club Holiday
BEL & Fluffy, Eddie, Sherman, Campbell, Steve & Eelaine, Jason & Carly, Don, Jackie and Anita all made it up to Cumbria for the 2007 SKBC Holiday. Some of the Highlights were the "Coast to Coast" run, the Ayre run and a very drunk Friday (all of Friday!).
Campbell's GSXR is now looking for a new gearbox after a minor explosion on the way home.
August Sat 11 2007: The Weavy Stilsons' House Warming Party
After a long search the Weavy Stilsons moved into their dream house and invited us all along to help wreck it.
August 3rd - 5th 2007: Brands Hatch WSB
Another great weekend. BEL & Fluffy camped next to "Haga Man". The Poo Boys played on Saturday night. The sun came out on Sunday; James Toseland sung the National Anthem to 126,000 people and then backed it up with a double win. Great to see a British Rider conquering the world. Good luck next year in MotoGP!
July 2007: The Van Swap
Fluffy bought her new V8 Yankee Van, and The Jefferies bought the Chevy Pink Lady.
July 13th 2007: Bures Festival
A big turn out at Perky and Ev's place for the Bures Festival RB night. The Hamsters topped the bill and made the usual Electric Sounds. Freddy had a beer or two?
July Sat 7th 2007: Noddy's Birthday BBQ
Fresh back from his tour of France, the BBQ came out for more food and the return of his ever faithful pet dog.
June 30th 2007: Jackie's Home At Last BBQ
Home after her one year world tour, full of stories and desperate for a holiday!
June 20th - Jul 3rd 2007: French Trip
Starting at the Barge, BEL & Fluffy, Noddy, Paul and Karen, Eddie and Perky & Ev set off on "Wild Hoggs" no rules (but lots of suggestions and guidelines) holiday to the South of France. Camping for 3 days on the way down to the Villa, and then 4 days camping on the way back, including meeting Hugo from Holland, a swim in the Mediterranean and many meals and drinks. 2200 miles and about a stone each later they were back at the Barge.
June 8th - 10th 2007: GEMS Rally.
After missing out on the usual BMF Show Stand, The Knights took a big crowd to the BMF GEMS Rally this year. Paul, Karen, Neil, Justin, Perky, Ev, Grumpy, EJ, Eddie and all went and bathed in the Sun.
May - June: IOM TT 2007.
Don dusted off his trusty Ducati Superlight and headed off to the IOM 100th Anniversary. John McGuiness done the first ever 130mph laps.
May 2007: SKBC Buffs are now available.
Genuine Buffs with the Silver Knights BC Shield are now available for the measly sum of £10 each.
May 30th 2007: The Barge Re-Opens
The Barge has now re-opened after being refurbished and The Silver Knights BC are back at their home.
May 27th 2007: Fluffy's Birthday BBQ.
The weather was terrible. Freddy built the BBQ but is was never used as the heavans opened (Silverstone WSB was a washout). The beer flowed into the night and Fluffy got to blow out her candles
May 21st 2007: Track Day.
Jason and Noddy met up at Snetterton for a track day. Rumour has it - after a few beers - that they were both lapping quicker than the Superbikes the day before!
May 17th-20th 2007: Snetterton BSB.
BEL, Fluffy, Garry, Noddy, Paul, Karen (and Matt) went to BSB at Snetterton Race Way near Thetford for a chilled out weekend. Camped just a few feet from the track and woken up in the morning by the sound of KTM SuperDukes thundering around. The weather was blustery but the rain held off and the sun even made a brief appearance on Race Day
May 1st 2007: The Barge Shut Down.
The Barge has been bought out and shut for "refurbishment". No one is really sure what this means at the moment. We are temporarily meeting at The Boar's Head in Herongate every Wednesday until further notice.
April 20th-23rd 2007: MCN Live! Skegness.
BEL, Fluffy, Garry, Michelle, Jamie, and Woo & Friends went to MCN Live at Skegness. At the end of 4 days of drunken large-ing it up, Woo had to be taken back to her Chalet by ambulance and Michelle looked like she had been beaten up by Frank Bruno.
James Toseland's band Crash headlined one night and the guy is a real star. A True Brit and Patriot. If he doesn't win the World Championship this year it won't be for lake of trying.
April 9th 2007: Brands Hatch BSB.
A few of the Knights spent the day at Brands Hatch in Kent watching the British Superbikes.
April 7th 2007: Pauls 40th BBQ.
Well, Big Grumpy Paul has reached 40. This was celebrated by all by holding a BBQ at his house. Freddie now has a regular slot as Head Chef.
April 5th 2007: Bar Lambs.
In a trial run for our 25th Aniversary Party in September, a few of the Knights & Friends went down to Bar Lambs to see the band we were hiring. After a few to many beers, Noddy was seen trying to giving them vocals/guitars/drumming tips. They have now pulled out and we are seeking a new band.