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Here are photos from different events and visits sent in by our members.
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Whacky Races at Skegness - 8/9 November 2014

Not really Wing related, but Sandy and Jayne had a day at the races, well Skeggy beach to be more precise. The annual motorcross sand races took place this weekend on the town beach. Quads, motorcycle/sidecar and juniors on the Saturday and the solo bikes on the Sunday.  The solos run a staggering 3hour endurance race, only stopping for fuel and much needed water intake.  We did bump into some  other Lincswings members Larry &Caroll and Ian's GL1800 was spotted parked up but was never seen among the vast crowd. A free entrance event that's certainly worth a visit especially if the weather is like this year, a beautiful day with glorious sunshine.  




Pictures by Sandy and Jayne

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Sandy and Jayne visit Scarborough in November

A sudden urge to disappear for the weekend saw Sandy booking a guest house on Saturday morning, getting Jayne to pack an overnight bag and within the hour they were heading north to Scarborough.  A pleasant journey up the A1, picking up the A64 at junction 43, then cross country via York and Malton to Scarborough.  Before heading for the hotel, we decided to have a ride around, finishing off our own version of a solo light parade.  A good night out with a nice meal and beers followed Jayne's strictly/brandy mix (one dance-one brandy).  Sunday morning saw us on the sea front in glorious sunshine and with people everywhere. We decided on a different route home stopping off at Filey bay.  A few pics, then down to Bridlington for fuel, tea, wee and more pics. Then working our way to and over the Humber Bridge, I again went a on a cross country cruise towards the A16 for a well earned Sunday roast with a casual ride home finishing off a great weekend.




photos sent in by Sandy and jayne

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Squires Cafe - 28 Sept 2014

After a terrific weekend at the Skegness Light Parade, the Squires Cafe run was well attended with Larry, Ian/Sue, Mark/Debbie, Ron/Dee, Dick/Pat & some one Sandy/Jayne!. Ian led the group off from the Pride of Lincoln, running up to Tickhill before dropping onto the A1 (North) for the last few miles.  The awful CB's played a little havoc and the group got split up but we all arrived within 5mins of each other. An over-packed Squires saw some members waiting 3/4 hour for food in a very crowded restaurant, but most enjoyed themselves. The group split and wandered around looking at the masses of bikes/trikes before meeting up at 3:30pm for the ride home.  Sandy lead the field back across the M62 to the Humber Bridge  for a pit stop.  Once across the bridge Mark/Debs split off towards home, then down at Caister where Larry, Ian/Sue dropped onto the A46 for Lincoln and home.  Sandy/Jayne & Dick/Pat then took in the picture book settings of the Lincolnshire Wolds heading down to Horncastle, then back home to Boston.


Pictures by Sandy and Jayne

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Skegness Recce - 14 Sept 2014

Our monthly meeting was held at the Pride of Lincoln Hotel and with fine weather, 3 bikes, 3 trikes (and a BMW) showed up for the meeting.  So following our monthly disparage about the shape of things past and those to come, all 7 bikes set off at 12.00.  Sandy and Jayne in the lead, with Dick and Pat, Martin and Christine, Stephen and Lynne, Trev and marion, with Ian guarding the rear and with Doug scooting around on his BMW.  For a short hop over to Skegness we took the most direct route through Wragby and Horcastle and arrived at the Skegness RNLI car-park at 13.00.  The plan was to go our separate ways and meet up again at 15.00 when we would take a run around the Light parade route.  However, traffic in Skegness was pretty heavy and slow moving so in the end we simply took individual runs around the route before heading home.  On the way back home, just heading into Wooshall Spa, Lynne and I were pleased to spot the 2 Lancaster bombers on their return from a display .  The Lancasters belonging to a private Canadian group and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) had overflown the taxiing Lancaster 'Just Jayne' down at East Kirby for a great photo opportunity of 3 Lancasters all in the same sky.  A nice end to a nice day out.  We are now looking forward to a great weekend and a well attended Light parade on 20th September.


Pictures by Stephen and Lynne

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Berwick-upon-Tweed - 6 Sept 2014

Christine and Martin sent us this report on their trip up North to participate in the Berwick-upon-Tweed Light Parade organised by the Misfits.  "We travelled up to Berwick upon Tweed, a journey of 235 miles, our longest journey!  Great ride, only encountering rain when we got to Newcastle.  We booked into the Berwick Haven Caravan Park and were in time to watch the judging of the bikes and trikes lit up.  Saturday morning we rode down to the quayside and parked up for the day with the other 100 bikes and trikes.  Great atmosphere, friendly people, made many new friends.  In the evening we assembled in Berwick for the light parade and again the atmosphere was electric.  Hundreds of residents of Berwick and surrounding areas were gathered in the streets as we did a couple of tours of the town which included going over the magnificent bridges.  The spectators gave us tremendous support.  A  beautiful place to visit." 


Pictures by Christine and Martin

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Trent Wings Drop-Out Camp Weekend - 5/7 Sept 2014

A few Lincs Wingers decided to visit the Trent wings drop-out camp last weekend.  Staying at the Knockerdown Inn camp site and here are a few picture of the array of bikes in Matlock.




Pictures by Sue

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Magical Mystery Tour - 7 Sept 2014

Following Sandy is often like a mystery tour - even when you know where you are going.  However, on Sunday 7th Sept a few of us actually volunteered to follow Sandy without having a clue where we were headed.  Sandy and Jayne, Dick and Pat and Stephen (Lynne was away at East Kirby for the day) assembled at MacDonald's Sleaford, and set out at 11 o'clock going west on the A17 to Newark.  We then peeled off onto a little known but very pleasant road marked at the A616, up through Sherwood and on to the De Rodes Arms in  Barlborough, Chesterfield where we enjoyed a delicious carvery.  With full bellies we set off once again and this time called in at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre for tea and toilets.  Jayne tried to explain tha Robin Hood was just a legend but I proved her wrong because he had appeared in an episode of Doctor Who only the day before.  On our return trip, we skipped across to the A1 then along the A57 till we found the A1133 (another pleasant and little known back road) that brought us back to the A17 and then back home.  Total distance for me (Stephen) was 110 miles and the weather, scenery and our easy going rate of travel made it a great magical mystery tour. Cheers Sandy and Jayne.

Pictures by Stephen

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A Grand Day out in Bridlington - 31 August 2014

Well at last the weather had cleared up enough for 2 Trikes and 3 Solos to make it up to Caenby Corner Cafe prepared for a day out in Bridlington.  Sandy and Jayne, Dick and Pat, Mark and Debbie, Stephen and Lynne, and Larry, started the day with teas, coffees and cooked breakfast before setting off.  With Mark leading, we avoided the busy A15 by taking the back road through Kirton in Lindsey, then after crossing the M180 we took the Ermine Street up to follow along the Humber Estuary to the Bridge.  Over the bridge we headed up to Wetwang and then on to Fimber where we stopped for tea and toilets.  After a short break, we set off again to follow a lovely scenic back-road (called High Street) which took us all the way to Bridlington where we finally found parking down at the Harbour.  After this, the crowd went in different directions to find food and entertainment in our own way.  Coming back, we split into smaller groups to suit our own timings and we (Lynne and I) returned home after travelling around 210 miles.  One good pice of entertainment was when an elderly fellow decided to retrieve something from the harbour.  Unfortunately he sunk knee deep in the sticky mud and it took almost 1 hour, in front of a crowd of smiling spectators, before he got back on dry land (minus his wellies that were still sticking in the mud somewhere).  Still no-one got drowned and no ships wrecked.  A nice day out in all.



Pictures by Stephen and Lynne

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Lincs Wingers at the British Treffen - 21 - 26 Aug 2014

Well at least some of our members made it down into the wilds of Carmarthen to participate with many other visitors in the British Treffen this year.  Despite changeable weather, they enjoyed a great weekend and even got the T shirts to match.  A highlight of the weekend was at the annual awards ceremony when Sandy, our Regional Rep, received the GWOCGB 'Winger of the Year' trophy both for his work within the Region and for his efforts in promoting GWOC in general.  When he received the award, it came with a £100 donation to the charity of his choice.  However, the award came as such a surprise that Sandy for once was lost for words. 
Well done Sandy.



Pictures by Debbie

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Sur La Continent - 25 Jul - 12 Aug 2014

Larry, Caroll, Sue and Ian departed the UK on 25 July to tour Germany and Austria and returned on 12 August after travelling through France, Belgium and Holland and covering a total of 2,985 miles.  They stayed at, and visited, many places during the trip including Bikers Loft in Belgium; The Black Forest, Neuschwanstein Fairy Tale Castle (famous for the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Munich – BMW museum, and the Eagles Nest (Hitler's retreat) in Germany; then to Austria for the Grossglockner pass visiting the glacier and Nockalmstrasse pass. Both passes go to over 2500 metres in altitude and have many hairpins with sheer drops, the Nockalmstrase has 58 hairpins and the roads are excellent.  Ian had always put Scotland as his favourite biking location but Austria is now his favourite. On the way back they stayed at Nuremburg and Heidelberg, whilst Larry and Caroll also visited Cologne.  Overall the weather was very good, except for the 2 days in the Black Forest which were spoilt by rain and low cloud.
 



Pictures by Ian

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Air Ambulance - 10 Aug 2014

Thirteen Lincswings members, on 5 Wings (and including 2 cars) braved the awful weather, courtesy of hurricane Bertha, to present a cheque for £800 which had been raised from various activities by the club members. These included the Lincolnshire Border Run, The Lincs Wing Ding and other events during the year.  Faced by torrential rain, the Air Ambulance staff arranged for the Wingers to go to the HQ on RAF Waddington camp and then to the helicopter hanger. The staff told us all about the operations of the Air Ambulance and some very interesting facts.  Despite the weather a good morning was had by all and well done to the riders who braved the rain. Sandy & Jayne, Mark & Debbie, Trevor and Marion, Doug and Sue and Stephen whilst Ron & Dee and Dick and Pat left their Wings at home and travelled by car  (Still got wet though !)



Pictures by Ron and Dee, Stephen and Debbie

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Norfolk Wing Ding (Banham Zoo) - 8 - 11 Aug 2014

 

Lincs wingers Gwen and Dennis, and Doug and Sue visited the Norfolk Wings Wing Ding at Banham Zoo.  Had a fabulous few days with good weather and great company.  Sue's grandson is seen here on Dean’s trike


Pictures by Sue

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Foxton Locks - 3 Aug 2014

Six Lincolnshire members, Doug/Sue, Dick/Pat and Sandy/Jayne travelled down through some beautiful countryside towards Market Harborough, Stopping en route for a lovely Sunday lunch at The Cherry Tree. We then moved on to Foxton Locks, the longest staircase of locks in England, 10 in all on the Grand Union Canal. There is a restaurant, pub, two coffee shops and a gift shop. A great day had by all at a splendid venue with lots of interesting features, very busy with lots of people and of course the graceful long boats. Some decided to rest while Doug and Sandy went on an uphill jaunt to the top lock for coffee!  Well worth a visit if you are in the area.





 

Pictures sent by Sandy and Sue

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Cromer - 27 July 2014

Well it all started with our monthly meeting at the Anglia Motel followed by a planned ride-out to Cromer.  The meeting finished around 11.30 and the band (Sandy and Jayne, Trev and Marion, Dick and Pat, and Doug and Sue) set off in search of the sun, sand and ice-creams.  As you can see, a nice time was had by all.

  Pictures by Sue, Ron and Stephen





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Cleethorpes Air Show - 27 July 2014

After our monthly meeting at the Anglia Motel near King's Lynn,  Mark and Debbie asked who wanted to come with them to Cleethorpes to watch the Air Show.   It was a great show including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Red Arrows, the Red Devils Parachute Display Team  and much more.  So although Mark and Debbie went there as 'Billy No-mates' on their own, they both enjoyed a great day out.

Pictures sent in by Debbie



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Sunderland - 20 July

Doug and Sue spent a couple of days with Christine and David Dunn from Borders.  A few photos of their visit to Sunderland.


Pictures by Sue

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Yorkshire Wing Ding - 18/20 July 2014

Sue and Doug sent in these photos of their visit, along with Sandy and Jayne, to the Yorkshire Wing Ding held between 18 - 20 July 2014.


Pictures by Sue

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Weeting Steam and Country Show - 18/20 July 2014

Caroll reported that she was just back from Weeting Steam and Country Fair.  They went with Broadlands Wings, displayed the Wings and showed them in the arena on all 3 days. Weather was great - thunderstorms were at night! Good fun was had by all.

Picture by Caroll

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Skegness Bike Night - 17 July 2014

Mark/Debs, Sandy/Jayne & Dick/Pat attended the Skegness Charity Bike Night.  Three other wings were there but we didn't get names (non gwocgb members).  Great atmosphere, fantastic weather, live music which was very loud and very good, loads of interest in the wings and for  our own Skegness Light Parade.  Ice cream, donuts and chips everywhere haha.  Next stop, the Yorkshire wing ding !!

Picture by Sandy and Jayne


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Wetwang - 13 Jul 2014

Five Lincs Wingers arrived at the Caenby Corner Cafe at 10.00 on a dull Sunday morning for a ride out.  Mark and Debbie arrived first, followed by Stephen and then Trev and Marion.  Trev and Marion had only popped in to say hello but having arrived and ordered a cooked breakfast, they decided to join the group.  Our original destination was to be the Deep in Hull but for some reason (I missed the discussion) it was decided instead to go to the Seaways Cafe in Fridaythorpe just beyond Wetwang (I've always wanted to use that name !!).  Setting out at 10.30 with Mark leading and Stephen trailing, we rode through Hemswell and up to Kirton in Lindsey, staying off the main drag with just one stop on the way to put on out wet weather gear.  We then headed due north till we found and followed the Humber estuary.  The Humber Bridge is free to bikes so we waved thankfully to the Toll Attendant and then set off north again via Beverley, Cherry Burton and Bainton.  After a tasty lunch at the Seaways Cafe, we headed back home but this time through Caister and Horncastle.  For me it was a round trip of 175 miles so a nice Sunday ride out.  Thanks to Mark and Debbie for leading us there and Trev and Marion for finding the way back.

Pictures by Stephen and Debbie


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White Horse Wing Ding - 5 July 2014

Just a note to say that Larry, Caroll, Jayne and Sandy attended the White Horse Wing Ding at Stow in the Wold, Gloucestershire last weekend and had a great time with over 70 other inscriptions. A splendid ride-out on Saturday into Stratford upon Avon, a beautiful town. Good food and entertainment, great company, constant laughs, loads of cheap beer and good weather made it a cracking visit.  Thank you White Horse.
Photos to follow (if Sandy can find them again !!)

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Boston Bike Night - 3 July 2014

Once again Boston hosted their famous Bike Night and it was no disappointment.  Despite the fact that roads were closed in Boston, which meant that all of the traffic was routed through the town causing massive delays, this didn't stop thousands of bikers from descending on the town.  Lincs Wings was set up on Wide Bargate and provided an impressive array of shiny Goldwings which were much appreciated by the passing crowds.  A total of 12  GWOCGB and non - GWOCGB wing owners from Lincolnshire, 5 Norfolk wing owners and 1 owner from Washington in the North East showed up. We were also joined by Alan and Tina Valkeith from Peterborough together with Harley (thehairybiker) their Saint Bernard Dog riding in a sidecar.  It was a great event and a nice opportunity to meet friends both old a new.  Here are a few photos of the event but click here to see a slide show of the arrivals photos by Sandy.  Watch this space for more photos as they come in.


Pictures by Stephen

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Motortown Cafe and Cleethorpes - 22 June 2014

Sunday 22nd June turned out to be a lovely sunny morning with barely any breeze and it also found the Lincs Wingers gathering at the Motortown Coffee Stop in Faldingworth for our monthly meeting.  First we were royally welcomed with teas, coffee, cakes and best of all a fresh cooked breakfast to start the day prepared by Wilf and Rachael.  It was then an opportunity to browse around the memorabilia of the coffee stop and to greet other bikers as they stopped by.  The meeting, led by Sandy, was quick and to the point and then a smaller group decided it was time for a ride-out and to accept Martin and Christine's offer to park on their drive in Cleethorpes.  We set out with Martin in the lead, followed by Trev and Marion, Dick and Pat and Stephen and Lynne taking up the rear guard.  Martin led us on a nice ride up through Market Rasen, past Willingham Woods (already packed with bikers) , and then a trip through the countryside up to Cleethorpes.  He did throw in a few detours here and there (we passed Lucarly's twice and completely circled one roundabout !!) but we eventually got to their lovely home, where we were treated to tea, biscuits and ice-creams.  After refreshments, we had a tour of the gardens and Pat had a go on the exercise machine (whilst eating her ice-cream) that was a case of "calories in - calories out" !! Going home the group headed south via Horncastle and Woodhall Spa, with Dick and Pat peeling off early to follow the A16 back to Boston.  A Nice Day Out and thanks to Wilf and Rachael at the Motortown Coffee Stop and Martin and Christine in Cleethorpes for their kind hospitality.

 





Pictures by Stephen, Lynne and Ron

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Woody's Bike Night - 16 June 2014

Three Lincs Wings Goldwings showed up at Woody's for the Bike night.  Ian and Sue, Larry and Stephen were later joined by Mo and Mandy and we all settled in to sample Woody's famous burgers.  Larry had chips with his but we're not supposed to tell anybody !  At £2.50 for a 4 Oz cheeseburger with onions you can't go wrong, and they tasted delicious.  Coffee and tea came out at £1.00 per cup and there is a full licensed bar if you fancy a pint.  The bike night was well attended but not rammed so it was easy to get served and find a pleasant place to eat.  We arrived around 18.30 and left at 20.30 when the carpark was starting to thin out.  Despite being a slightly chilly night it was a really nice way to spend a Monday evening amongst friends.  Why not give it a try every 1st and 3 Monday of the month up until October.


Pictures by Stephen

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Matlock Bath - 15 June 2014

This trip started out for the Cat and Fiddle Inn but we ran into rain and decided that Matlock Bath was a much better destination.  Five bikes assembled at the Friendly Farmer including Ian and Sue, Dick and Pat, Mo and Mandy, Stephen and Larry (and Ivy his little dog who rides in a box on the back seat).  We set out at 11.15 with Ian and Sue in the lead and Larry sweeping up at the rear.  The ride out was most enjoyable through winding country roads amongst fabulous scenery.  Roads were quite busy - probably because it was Fathers' Day.  However, when we reached Matlock around 12.45 the weather had turned quite wet with mist and rain. so we decided to stop at Matlock Bath to enjoy lunch in a nice dry restaurant.  After lunch we took in the local biker accessories shops and then set off back at arriving at the Friendly Farmer around 16.45 for coffee and cake.   Altogether a great day out, well lead along an interesting route.  Thanks Ian and Sue for setting it up.


Picture by Stephen

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Bury - 12 June 2014

Ron & Dee visited Bury in Greater Manchester to celebrate Dee's birthday and stayed overnight at a local hotel. Before booking in at the hotel they visited the East Lancs Railway and had a steam train ride up to Rawtenstall and back again to Bury station. As the Bury Transport Museum is just across the road from the station, and entrance was free (if you purchase return train tickets) they also took the opportunity to view the magnificent examples of vintage transport on display.  The following day they walked across the road (via a subway) and visited the fantastic Bury market, voted the best market in Britain (http://www.burymarket.com/) With over 400 stalls and bargains galore it took a long time and several trips back to the car with their purchases, to see the whole market, but it was certainly worth the effort.

 

Pictures by Ron & Dee

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Ian and Sue in Scotland:  24 - 31 May 2014

A few pictures from Ian and Sue’s trip to the west coast of Scotland, over a week they covered 1,488 miles mainly dry miles.  On day 1 we set off and covered 425miles in a day to where we stopped 25 miles north of Fort William to our Lodge.  We visited many places including the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Fort William, Fort Augustus, Isle of Skye (the bridge to the island is like a blind summit as if you are literally going into the sky), Great Glen, Applecross run (we were advised to go down it and not up it, good advice, Sue still had her eyes shut going round the tight hairpins going up the mountain to over 2000ft above sea level on single track roads with many passing places).  This was our 4th trip to Scotland, out first time on the west coast, west is definitely best. If you could guarantee the weather why would you go any were else, great biking roads.

Pictures by Ian and Sue



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BMF Rally Peterborough - 18 May 2014

Well at least I (Stephen) decided to pay a visit to the BMF Rally in Peterborough on Sunday 18 May.  The day was glorious with very little wind so ideal for biking although I'm glad I took my summer bike jacket.  A ticket purchased on-line got me straight past the waiting queues and into the Showground with a minimum of fuss.  As always, there were lots of exhibiters, vendors, food and displays enough to satisfy any biker and as always, prices were good.  Having visited all the vendors, bought some tools and clothes, eaten well and enjoyed some of the Arena displays, I set off back to the parking to try to find my bike.  Altogether a nice day out.

Pictures by Stephen

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East Kirkby - 3 May 2014

Trevor and Marion swapped their 1800 cc engine for something a little larger.  It was a taxy run (yes that is an acceptable spelling), in the Avro Lancaster 'Just Jane' at the East Kirkby Aviation Heritage Centre. This was a wedding anniversary present to themselves that had been booked for over a year. It coincided with the Wolds Bikers run day, so there were a few bikes about and a couple of 'Wings. They were also treated to a Spitfire fly-past from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight based at RAF Coningsby. However a single Merlin engine doesn't quite compare to the power of four on the Lancaster! Actually sitting in 'the' WW2 bomber brings a whole new respect for the aircrew who flew these machines during the war. Particularly for the tail gunner, stuck at the rear in temperatures as low as -40c with only a heated suit and a flask of tea and no access to the loo!

A great experience, supporting one of the few remaining Lancasters left in the world
 

Pictures by Trev and Marion



 

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Motortown Cafe - 4 May 2014

Ron and Denise were out and about on the Wing to visit Willy Woods, Wickenby Airfield and the Motortown cafe at Faldingworth.  If you have not been then you need to visit. Ron reports that he couldn't comment on the food as they had already eaten before they got there but they do a very good cup of tea at £1.30 a cup and a breakfast, with a drink, is £4.50. The surroundings are fantastic and very nostalgic. It is decorated with lots of stuff from the 60s and 70s and has a FREE jukebox. If ever we come into money we want a place just like Motortown when we can relax, drink, eat and listen to the sounds of the 60s/70s on a real jukebox!

Pictures by Ron and Dee


 

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GWOC AGM 27 April 2014

Lincs Wings had a good turn out for the GWOC AGM this year with 7 members attending at the Derbyshire Hotel in Normanton. These included: Sandy and Jayne, Trev and Marion, Stephen and Lynne and Mark (he had to leave Debbs at home this time).  Unfortunately, the day was busy busy so there was no opportunity for a group photo.  Also the dire warnings of bad weather seems to have put most people off from taking their Goldwings as there were only a few in the carpark.  However, I'm pleased to report that we all came on 2 (or 3) wheels and had great weather both there and back.

Pictures by Stephen

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Mablethorpe Bike Fest - 27 April 2014

Well at least one couple managed the Mablethorpe Bike Fest this year.  Ron and Denise set out early to avoid the rush and found some very interesting stunt riders showing off their stuff.  Unfortunately, there was little opportunity for any decent photos because of the large crowds gathered around every attraction.  Ron even reports that on the way home, Willingham Woods, which is normally quite full, looked to be deserted as all the bikers were on the road.  A great day out and lovely weather for it.

Pictures sent in by Ron

  

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Belgian Treffen 17 -21 April 2014

Well at least one of our members got out and about in April and ended up at the Belgian Treffen in Kaulille.  Larry made it there on Ghost Eagle, his trusty GL1800 and here are the pictures and the Easter Bunnies to prove it.

Pictures sent in by Larry

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Trip around Yorkshire - April 2014

We have just returned from a 4 day trip to Yorkshire to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary.  We stayed at the Old Mill Hotel near Langtoft, as it offered quiet nights, private parking and is situated right in the middle of the area we wanted to visit. Day One started with a ride up to Pickering to see the Castle and check out the North York Moors Railway (more of that later).  We then went on to Castle Howard near Malton.  The castle is really a mansion but the house and grounds are worth a day visit and we had a superb sunny day that allowed us to enjoy it.  Day Two was a trip to the coast starting at Bridlington and then up to Scarborough calling in at Flamborough Head, The RSPB Reserve at Bempton Cliffs, Filey and then Scarborough.  The RSPB Reserve was a windy but very interesting place to stop and we actually spotted some Puffins beginning their nesting season amongst the Gannets, Guillemots, Razor Bills, and others.  Scarborough was full to busting with visiting families, but it was still an interesting place to walk around.  At the end of the day we returned to Filey for seaside 'fish and chips' and to refuel the bike.  Day Three saw us back at Pickering to spend the day on the North Yorks Steam Railway.  Tickets aren't exactly cheap but they are well worth the price.  We travelled up to Grosmont to see the engine maintenance and restoration sheds and then caught the down-line train to Goathland - this is the station used in the Harry Potter Films as Hogsmeade and the local village is where they film 'Heartbeat'.  After a quick visit to all points, we returned to Pickering and back to the hotel for a Steak and a last night's kip before our return trip home the next day.



Pictures by Lynne and Stephen

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Another Goldwing restored!

One of our oldest established members, Martin Good has for the last 2 years been restoring a 1978 GL1000 and as the pictures show, he has produced a magnificent example of this fine Goldwing. His original purchase was for a "box of bits" which was supposed to be a complete bike, but finding he was short of a few parts, he bought a second bike and made one good one out of the two. Working in a very confined shed, next to his cherished GL1500, "Enterprise" he has fully restored the GL1000 and now it is almost ready for the road, just needing some fluids adding and some timing adjustments. We are looking forward to seeing this lovely Goldwing at Lincs Wings meetings during the year and both Martin and his wife, Di, (who is recovering from a gallstones operation) are looking forward to the first ride. Well done Martin, another Goldwing restored!

Wing Span entry for April 2014

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Hunstanton Light Parade - 29 March 2014

Well our first Light Parade of 2014 turned out to be an excellent day.  Glorious sunshine and little wind meant that it was an ideal day to dust the cobwebs off the Goldwing and take it out for an airing.  Arriving at Hunstanton Seafront, we saw lines and lines of parked Goldwings with their paint jobs and chrome all shining in the sun light.  We also met lots of other riders and people who just wanted to look and ask questions about our machines.  The static display ran from 10.00 till 16.00 and then we moved our bikes around to the Coach park where the Light Parade was to launch from at 19.00.  The parade itself circled the town at least twice with lights blazing and horns and sirens blowing and we were greeted at every point by waving spectators.  Finally, the parade arrived back at the Searles Camp Site and dispersed into the night.

To cap it all off, Lincs Wings won the certificate for the best attended Region.

Here are just a few of the many photos we took that day to give you an idea of the event, which we thoroughly enjoyed.
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Photos by Lynne and Stephen

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Sandy and Jayne - Sunday 16 Mar 2014

We had a ride-out yesterday to stretch the 1200's legs so to speak.  Last minute decision as we had been sorting the indicator problem out in the morning.  First time we've been out on her since I brought it back end of last year. Handled well considering she's 26 years old.
 

Left Boston, up to Horncastle, Market Rasen, Caenby Corner for a tea break, then back cross county to Louth before heading south towards home.  Good run, loads of other bikes out but only saw one wing (a trike)

Here's a picture of Jayne (and the 1200) after her bacon n egg. 
 

Picture sent in by Sandy

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At the Lincs Wings AGM held on 2 March 2014,
 

The Chairman (Sandy) presented Certificates of Appreciation to:
Larry for his services as Chairman 2008-2012
and to Marion and Trevor for years of service as Wingspan Rep

   

Well done and thanks from us all

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First Pics of the season show Dick and Pat's new trailer.
LEDs to follow?

 

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