Cornwall Branch Revival?

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Taylors1960
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Cornwall Branch Revival?

Post by Taylors1960 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:02 pm

Hi All,

I'm volunteering to try and revive the Cornwall Branch. I'm fairly new to Guzzis and it would be good to meet and ride with fellow enthusiasts including non-Guzzi owners of similar marques or just those with an interest.

I've posted on the FB pages and hopefully my details will appear in the next edition of Gambalunga.

If there's anyone in Cornwall interested in meeting up let me know where you live (approx area) and I'll see about finding suitable meeting places for ride outs or, in inclement weather, possible meet ups for a brew.

I'm based near Porthtowan/Portreath.

Best wishes,
Ian Taylor

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Re: Cornwall Branch Revival?

Post by maggi » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:31 pm

Good luck Ian

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Re: Cornwall Branch Revival?

Post by Chris950s » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:44 pm

Ian, if you have not done so already have a chat with Sue Nock the branch coordinator. Details in Gambalunga. Best of luck with your efforts
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Re: Cornwall Branch Revival?

Post by martinpenk » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:01 am

Hi

I had the same thought. I'm based in Lostwithiel - mid cornwall. Happy to meet to discuss. There are probably a few who attended previous meetings at the Cornwall Services but since this time I haven't been. A few keen guys down west - Helston and Hayle way.

Martin 07565 529404 -email probably best at martin@penkarchitecture.com

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Re: Cornwall Branch Revival?

Post by Taylors1960 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:25 am

Thanks Maggi, and Chris & Karen.

Martin I've had a couple of PM responses as well so it looks like there is interest. We're quite spread out (over 50 miles so far at the furthest) but where there's a will there's a way! I'll add your email to my list and let's keep in touch. One of the other guys mentioned Louis Tea Rooms near Callington which wouldn't be a bad run for you, have you been? First Sunday of the month.

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Re: Cornwall Branch Revival?

Post by Bantam Phil » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:43 am

Ian,

Well done with trying to start a Cornwall Group, not trying to put you off but it is quite difficult to get a group off the ground. I am the BSA Bantam Club Cornwall Rep and although we have around fifteen members (or maybe more) in Cornwall I have to be honest to say that we have never got together ! Saying that I have got together with the Devon crowd on many occasions for some successful meets and events, we even managed to get together a few of us on a Sunday a couple of weeks ago, even though the weather was not great.

A few years ago now, must have been maybe 2001/2002/2003 ?? someone did try to get a Cornwall MGC group going, we met up in a Pub one evening somewhere near Truro, not sure how successful following meets were but from what I understand it was a struggle.

The "Louis Cafe" idea is a good one, this meet is organised by the VMCC (Vintage Motorcycle Club) but in practice is a general purpose all welcome meet up, the good thing is that it is an informal meet and more or less all and sundry there, obviously a lot of older machinery but a bit of everything else as well.

One of the best things about getting some sort of face to face meet is what's called these days "networking" but is just getting to know people and the amount of info and help there is out there, believe me there is always someone who knows the answer to a problem or who knows where to go to get something done etc. A few years ago now I had a phone call from someone who was a Morini Club member ( I hand not been a member for years but still owned a Morini) we had a few chats on the phone and had a few meet ups, he asked me one day if I knew anyone who could change a Morini cam belt, I said bring it over and I will do it. Then a short time later someone else that he knew asked me if I could do his, so I did that as well. For me this was no problem, it was good to help out and maybe one day someone can help me out some way. This is often how things work in the "old motorcycle" network once you get to know people, we do the same in the Bantam world, often one of us has either got the part or knowledge to keep these old critters on the go.

Just for info I know the Morini Club have a meet up now and gain at the Steam Railway at Buckfastleigh in Devon, and thats a sort of great if you come on a Morini or ideally another Italian machine, great if you come on an "oldie" but more or less just turn up.
By the way I have just re-joined the MGC, last time I was in this club was in the eighties !!! I have owned Guzzi's off and on since then including a Military 500 Single for around 17 years (sold last year) and now have a 1994 California 1100, bit of a beast compared with my Bantam !

Regards Phil

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Re: Cornwall Branch Revival?

Post by Taylors1960 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:20 pm

Hi Phil and thanks for the comments. I’m sure we’d all be pleased to see some BSA owners & enthusiasts as well as Guzzi fans.

The latest thinking is the second Wednesday of the month starting with the 9th January at the Falmouth Arms in Ladock. We also plan to organise ride outs and again would be delighted for anyone to attend, Guzzi, BSA or other.

Best wishes,
Ian

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