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  1. Peter Haslem

    Please note that 99% of all info re BLOC is now by Facebook......

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  2. Lynda Gleeson

    Hi, can anyone point me in the right direction to obtain a picture or print of Pale Blue Lambretta150? want to purchase as surprise pressy for hubby as his dad (who passed away when he was 10yrs old) used to ride one. Found a guy selling great prints at Morecambe vintage by the sea but as was with hubby couldnt purchase, any help gratefully received, regards Lynda

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  3. Eddie

    BLOC AGM Thursday 2nd March 7:30 onwards at The Clarence, Preston New Road

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  4. Martin k

    LCGB Events 2017 DATE EVENT 4th March Modrapheniacs SC Rally 18th March VFM pre-season Rally Southport 15th April BSRA National Scarborough 22nd April Solent Cougars (South Downs Run) 29th April BSRA National Weston-Super-Mare 6th May Flying 8 Balls SC Rally 13th May LCGB Coast 2 Coast (Seahouses -St Bees) 20th May Rotherham SC Rally 27th May BSRA National Kelso Rally 3rd June Euro Lambretta Rally (Adria , Italy) 10th June BSRA National Big 7 Rally 8th July BSRA National Cleethorpes Rally 15th July 4 Nations Rally -Shipston on Stour 22nd July BSRA National Llandudno Rally 5th Aug York SC Rally 19th Aug LCGB Members Rally (Derby 150) 26th Aug BSRA National Isle of Wight 2nd Sept Mersea Island Rally 16th Sept LCGB Members Rally (Cartmel Lake District) 23rd Sept BSRA National Woolacombe Rally 28th Oct BSRA National Bridlington

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  5. Paul D.

    Andrew. When you put the key in and it is vertical that is off. Turn anti-clockwise one click that is parking lights with the ignition de-activated, the small lights will light worked off the battery. The key will pull out in that position. Turn clockwise one click and that is off again. Next click clockwise is ignition on with no lights. Next click clockwise is ignition on with the small lights working off the battery and final click clockwise is ignition on and main headlight lit, worked off the engine either dipped or main beam depending on the position of the dip switch on the handlebar. You have a DC battery ignition switch. An AC non battery switch has 3 positions. Hope this is of some help. Cheers!

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  6. andrew

    can anyone plz tell me what the 4 turns on a key means on a lambretta gp

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  7. Eddie

    BLOC xmas pissup, saturday 17th december, 15:00 starting at the Albert & Lion (wetherspoons) and then seeing where the night takes us (or where lets us in). All welcome

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  8. Paul D.

    Put then in your diary! Couple of riding scooter events are coming to light for 2017. LCGB Coast to Coast May 12th to 14th 2017. A must do for any Lambretta Rider! Also LCGB Derby event 19th August 2017. More details probably appear in Jetset. Cheers!

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  9. Paul D.

    Made you look made you stare! Thursday 10th November 2016 club night at The Clarence. Thanks to Pete H, Fred and myself for turning up! 3 people out of this strong club! An interesting talk in person was had. Come on members get from behind the screen and come on a Thursday night at 715pm The Clarence at the moment anyway? Cheers!

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  10. Peter Haslem

    Italy sounds epic...but the devil will be in the detail. If enough show interest it could be very doable....As for Paul D...absolutely correct. Don't know if there is an answer. As long as the 'Usual Suspects' turn out for the rallies its ok for me...A bit of a pisser when only a few turn up at the club. Doesn't take much (or cost) to show your face and interest.

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  11. Eddie

    Martin, just copied and pasted your message below about next years Euro Lambretta on to the Facebook page and asked for replies on here. Ed

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  12. martin k

    Hi ,all those wishing to attend next years Euro Lambretta jamboree the dates are 1-4 June 2017,In Adria north eastern Italy near Venice. applications fot this event will be published in Jetset in January.more details are on the Lcgb forum.There should be plenty of tickets available as this is billed to be the biggest Euro yet with the 70th anniversary being hosted by the Lambretta club of Italy. As a club we have been talking about this for a few years,please post if interested so we can get organised.

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  13. Paul D.

    Martin, Italy? They can't make it to Marton at The Clarence on a scooter or even turn up at all. it's quite pathetic to be honest! Loosing the will with it to be honest. That's why been doing Wray bike night, snake pass challenge and the like. The lakes was just a drinking binge, can't find anything more better to do where there are some great roads to ride in that part of the world. The rally job is just the same, sit in a pub at a seaside dead end resort because nothing to do. LCGB are as bad and can't go if haven't got a ticket. If you do put yourself out for the club your at the mercy of keyboard warriors who take great delight in shooting you down but won't put themselves out. It's soul destroying and destroyed a few members. Got clubs within this club to, so divided there. People expect it to survive but don't turn up and help it to, even though they pay their membership. Zero commitment in alot. I could go on but leave it there. Germany this year didn't sound much fun, spoke to a fellow at Wray who went. Said the heat was over powering, someone collapsed on their scooter and the rain on the roads was ankle deep on the way home. Be great to go though. Have to get a ticket for Italy. does our face fit at the LCGB to get any and if not all who want to go not all get one it puts peoples nose out. The scooter scene is a victim of it's own success. Croft was a great break from the norm, expressed that to SLUK and agreed with what I said to them. Cheers!

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  14. martin k

    Hi. Paul i thought a few more members would make a comment,I do fully understand how commited your are its a great shame not everyone is as passionate,The 70th anniversary of Innocenti starting production of the Lambretta is next year i was hoping as a club we would be attending the Euro and putting on an event. Don,t know what the answer is to apathy was hoping to catch up with everyone at the lakes ride,are we still going or is it a facebook thing? see you later keep on riding and be safe.

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  15. Paul D.

    Their not going to the lakes the booking has been messed up and other places are booked up or not interested. The Isle of Wight is next year alot have committed before even this year has taken place. Remain to be seen if all of them do go. I'm going down there this year alone. The club is on it's knees this year. Not much being organised or being done this year. People only turn up when a camera is about with the prospect of being in a magazine, which hasn't appeared yet. Been very poor turn out for meetings, why join a club and not support it? Why have a scooter to not ride it? Made Croft Race Circuit on SX150 and Dad on GP200. Had a great day out there. Got a patch for turning up, a kiss from Tracey and Lyndsey the SLUK Ladies who were great. Even saw Flying Scotsman nearby to Croft on a railtour. Shame it rained on the way back. Where is this strong club? Strong at doing not very much i'm afraid! Cheers!

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  16. martin k

    Hi,Paul had no joy trying to get your blog retreived,i went to Tan hill a few weeks back and also had trouble posting on to the site,i will contact create again.Also looks like our logo page has gone missing.On the subject of meetings i find it impossible to try and get down every week,although there is a lot going to the isle of wight and 20 going to the lakes a few weeks after that the club is healthy at the moment.

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  17. Paul D.

    Alright Martin. Typed it out 3 times whilst at work but non would upload. Going to Croft race circuit tomorrow for some scooter race action. No interest from anyone else. 4 people at The Clarence on Thursday night just gone. Been a poor year for BLOC this year. Cheers!

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  18. Martin k

    hi, Paul, have contacted create will try and retrieve, test email

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  20. Paul D.

    Martin K, tried to put a report of a ride to kirkstone pass yesterday I did but just not uploaded it. Said message would appear as usual but it hasn't, just a blank space. Although the test i put on appeared. Cheers!

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  21. Paul D.

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  22. Paul D.

    Test

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  23. Paul D.

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  24. Paul D.

    Looking on beedspeed scooters a GP hub should be tourqued upto 110-120 footpounds Bill. Cheers!

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  25. Paul D.

    Welcome Bill, nice to know there's another Lambretta out there. If you have replaced the hub nut on the axle. Check it is deep enough as some are to shallow in depth, the nut could be bottoming out before tightening the hub up. Also the hub nut should be torque wrenched up to the required torque setting. Under the nut should be a sprung steel washer to. Around the nut should be a locking ring with an Allen key to secure it. Make sure the ring is zinc plated steel not stainless or alloy. There's a few starters for you. You can check on scooter restorations website for example who have diagrams of what should be on the rear hub to make sure you have what you should. All the best with it! Cheers!

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  26. bill carrington

    anybody no why my locking nut keeps coming of my back wheel lambretta gp 200

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  27. Paul D

    Wray bike night has been and gone again on the 4th August. Despite mother nature not playing ball during the day as the evening approached it brightened up nicely. Just myself and my dad on 6 volt GP 200's again. Mark Parkinson being at the punk festival in Blackpool, been growing his hair especially for it. I jest there. Setting out out at 5pm in the sunshine, a straight forward run via Hardhorn Road to Singleton village , past the School to Great Eccleston and Churchrown. Onto the A6 northbound where a fuel stop was taken by my dad. At Lancaster Uni we turned at the traffic lights there for Caton. The view across to Quernmore is always a delight to look at from a Lambretta on a sunny evening. We dropped into Caton Village where we got a nod from some motorcyclists also heading to Wray Village. Hitting the speed limit of 60mph on the straight past Bull Beck layby we slowed to 50 mph and 40 through Claughton. Unfortunately as we past under the wire mechanism for the clay tubs, the tubs have been removed wether for maintenance or for good I don't know? It's a shame if it is finished for good! Turning off in view of Hornby Castle we made Wray village. As you approach you can look over the wall and see a full line of cycles of all flavours. Another busy evening again. Different sounds can be heard of singles, twins, triples and quads. 2 and 4 stroke to. The 1920's Harley Davidson seen last time is going to a Bonham's Auction later in the year to be sold. Not many from Morecombe area this time. Woody was there on a PX150 Vespa. Traded his GTS to get this machine which was made for the 70th Anniversary of Vespa. It's in Silver, they made it in blue to. Talking of GTS's! Andy Twist was there, with a mate on a scomadi. Paul from Marton Cyles was seen. He had spent the afternoon coming out to Wray via The Trough of Bowland to Slaidburn. Then green laning across to Wray on an old Roman Road with his mate. Managed to book an MOT with him to for the next day at 10am. Thats service for you! Also Nigel who BLOC did Coast to Coast with from Seahouses one year. He was on his LI 150, but with a GP 150 top end and SH2/22 carb. There was a bbq doing burgers etc and beverages on sale. The midges were starting to appear and so time to head home. As we left the village we were greeted by a brilliant sunset sky. Making it hard to see at times but it was a beautiful evening to be riding your scooter. The wind had dropped to. We followed the same route there but went up Garstang Road at Windy Harbour to home. Another enjoyable evening out there. It's the last one next month for this year, a motorcycle cycle star may appear as its the last one. Again a riding event. Great. Maybe going to Croft Race Circuit on 21st August if it's fit. Scooter and car racing is on, be something different to a normal scooter event. Cheers! Ps, the scooter passed it's MOT, happy days!

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  28. Martin K

    Apologies to any members or guests trying to access our clubs website which has been a little glitchy(technical term) over the last week or so,as the home page and headers could not be accessed.All good now so please keep posting as normal especially Paul Dugdales scooter travelogues.

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  29. Paul D.

    Sunday 24th July 2016 The Snake Pass Challenge was held. An event for early model Lambrettas ie D,C LD and 3 wheelers. Myself and my Dad on SX200's set out at 8am after filling up at the Shell Garage on Garstang Road. Setting out down the hill to Windy Harbour to Great Eccleston. St. Michaels right at the mini roundabout passed Myerscough College to the A6. Heading southbound through Broughton Village onto the tail of The M55 taking the M6 southbound down the hill to Tickle Trout. Onto the A59 to shortly turn right for Roach Bridge and Houghton Tower. On this section of road we passed a green and white SX200 going the other way, a friendly wave was exchanged. Passed Houghton Tower up the hill, round the corner turning for Riley Green following the road to the M65 roundabout to take the scenic road up over Belmont. On this road you pass a reservoir which was completely empty as it was being worked on. Passed Winter Hill where the TV aerials are and down into Bolton. At Bolton headed for Bury. Bury onto the M60 southbound all the way to Denton. The start point was Mike Phoenix Scooters fairly new premises. We were greeted at 10am with free beverages and Danish pastries, also a legshield banner as a momento of the day. There was a mix of LD, D,C etc series 2's as well as 3's. Brian Clough on his D was present as well as Alan Mills on his model C. Kev Walsh prime organiser should of been on an early lambretta but it wasn't ready for the event. Goofy was present in a three wheeler Lambro. A re-fuel was taken at Denton of 2.5 litres just before the setoff at 1030am. A slight bit of rain started as Alan Mills was first off and we followed taking the A57 to Mottram. Alan seemed to disappear so myself ended up leading the pack to Mottram. One thing about the model variation of lambretta they don't have fan cooling, the heat from the cylinder dissipates as you travel. At Dinting we hit traffic due to roadwork's and ended up going down the outside to escape the jam. In amongst all this Brian Clough and others went ahead. Just after an elderly couple was clapping as we went through, gave them a pip of the horn. Under the large railway viaduct turning for Glossop. Through Glossop we went to the foot of The Snake Pass. Straight into a climb you go winding your way to Ladybower Reservoir. On the climb Brian C was passed doing 15mph, a thumbs up as I passed all was well. I carried on and pulled into a layby, I re-joined behind a group of series 3's to Ladybower Layby where we were by surprise greeted by Yorkshire scooter clubs who had ridden from the Sheffield end of the pass. My Dad pulled in along with others. Brian C arrived on his D. A quick check all was well we setout again. Onwards to Sheffield and Armando's scooters. Just before the traffic lights at Ladybower a police speed van was passed and a rare sight indeed! A Messerschmitt Bubble car in purple parked up! Brian C was at the head on his D, myself and Dad stayed behind him all the way from ladybower to Armando's. Battling uphill at 20mph, watching not to seize it in the process. It was great to hear the D hill climbing at the top it was into 3rd gear and 40mph! On the outskirts of Sheffield came along side Brian and he didn't know where Armando's was so I lead the way there. Randall Street outside the shop was lined with bikes each side. Music was on as well as a bbq. Thankfully it was dry and warm. After spending time talking and browsing the scooters and shop. It started raining and most left. It was time to head home. The rain stopped as we followed our route there. With a stop at a pub at Ladybower, I stopped here on the way to Lincoln with Ted Curry. Down through Glossop to Mottram to take fuel 3.25 litres. Straight onto the motorway to the M60 where we hit rain in the process. Carrying on the M60 to Rawtenstall. We turned off over the hill to the M65 onto the Ring road where we ran out of the rain. A59, Tickle Trout, onto M6 northbound, turning off at Broughton again, Myerscough, St. Michael's and home at about 645pm. A great day, a break from the norm of normal scooter events in just drinking your time away. More about the riding of your scooter. By the sounds of it the event will be done again next year with a few refinements. Cheers!

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  30. Paul D.

    Thanks for reading the write up! Much appreciated! Constantly told no one goes on this site and Faceache is thee medium. How wrong they are!

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  31. Peter ibbison

    Yellow light?

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  32. Paul D

    Thursday 21st July 2016 a ride out took place from The Millers Arms to The Stork near Glasson Dock. I arrived about 7pm on my standard 6 volt GP 200 to wait for Mick T on his kitted GP, Eddie on his kitted GP, Joe 'O Gara on his Junk Yard Dog Vespa and last but not least Pete I on his 175 top ended 125. Whilst we were there a fellow came up enquiring who's is the Lambretta? We said which one as there was 4 there! Turns out he has a GP 150 but has been damaged when he came off it. Wanted to know what the best is to do with the damaged legshields, replace or repair? We set out towards Singleton lights, at the lights there was no Eddie or Peter? We waited and turned back. Only for Peter and Eddie to appear, so an about turn again to re-group at the lights. Peter had forgotten to turn his petrol tap on! He shouted there's a Lambretta there! It was Kiwi on his kitted GP who joined us on Mains Lane. Turning for Shard Bridge, Hambleton carrying on through Stalmine. At the second turning for Knott End Peter, Kiwi and Eddie was lost again. Peter appeared in view doing 5mph and stopped, then Eddie and Kiwi. Turned out Eddie's panels were popping off and they stopped to re-secure them. We set off again, having a blitz down Pilling straight, over taking a German registered VW van in the process! Slowing for everyone to catch up and making Cockerham Village we hit freshly chipped roads all the way to The Stork, so a slow and steady approach was made. Thankfully everyone made it in one piece. We sat outside in the still warm air and a decision was made to carry on to Lancaster. The chippings ran out on the approach to Lancaster A6 roundabout only to re-start again on the A6 in parts. We were back on normal tarmac just after the M6 roundabout. Mick headed past us all as we carried on as a group doing 45/50 mph. Going was good and we kept running together to Churchtown, St. Michaels and by Great Ecclestone straight Mick was at the back of the pack again. Maybe a fuel stop was had? At Singleton lights Kiwi and Mick headed for Fleetwood while the rest headed for Poulton where a yellow light was seen and we all went our separate ways home.Thanks to all those that made the effort to turn out you made it what it was, a very enjoyable evening! I know a couple are on holiday but don't know where the rest of the membership was, suppose to have 20 plus members and only 6 appeared. Can't blame the weather it was perfect. Cheers!

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  33. Paul D.

    Thursday 21st July, tomorrow. Meeting at Millers Arms Singleton for a ride to The Stork Over Wyre. Suppose to be nice weather so should be a good run. Cheers!

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  34. Paul D.

    Wray village bike night has come and gone again. Turned up at Millers Arms and no one else did so we went alone. Myself(SX200) and my Dad(6V GP200 both standard of course). Straight forward run via St. Michaels to the A6. Turning off at Oubeck at Lancaster Uni along the tops. We encountered a Wild Hare on the road, the mighty Lambretta horn was used in anger to scare it from our path. Only for it to be nearly taken out by my Dad as it came out from the side of the road after I had passed, must be a Lambretta fan. Making our way down to Caton, Claughton where we were playing with the big motorbike boys all the way to Wray Village. Busy night again out there. Couple of interesting bikes this time a 1920's Indian with suicide shift in red, also a barn fresh 1920's in shabby green Harley Davidson! Complete with acetylene lights! It was for sale at £20,000! There was no takers on the night, both bikes were runners and on the road. Again scooters from Lancaster and Morecambe appeared, one of them was Mick on his GP. No sign of Andy Twist and fellow riders this time, he has got rid of his Lambretta and now just got a GTS! Poor soul haha. Just as we were about to leave a Helicopter sound could be heard, looked up and 2 V22 Osprey heli planes went over, going from west to east disappearing into the thickening cloud. We set back in the dry following the same route there. It was dry till we hit Churchtown, the sky blackened and the rain fell. Luckily had my waterproofs on and the Lambrettas kept going till we got home. An enjoyable evening was had again, Always something new to see out there. Cheers!

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  35. Paul D.

    If it stays like it is now warm and cloudy we will be going to Wray village. Met office say it is just going to be cloudy but warm. Will be at millers arms, Singleton at about 530pm. Cheers.

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  36. Paul D.

    On the front of Julys Scootering Mag is a dvd. In it can be seen Sally Twist outside The King Ludd on The Isle of Wight in the evening and also some Bloc members with black and white banners outside the ice rink in Ryde on the rideout Sunday. They are all wearing blue shirts. Taken a while ago I think. Think I spotted Gaz B, Chris Lawder and maybe Paul Livesey? Some others, even Jem Booth's wife I think? Joe 'o' G's scooter has got a couple of pictures in the mag and next to it is Swifty's series 2 at Kelso. Cheers!

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  37. Paul D.

    Thursday 7th July 2016 is Wray Bike night. It's about 50-60 mins ride to Wray by Lambretta. If the weather is good myself and my dad will be going over there. It will be a pre 6pm setoff probably. I shall update Thursday dinnertime as to what is happening. Cheers!

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  38. Eddie

    BLOC photoshoot for Scootering magazine will take place this Sunday 12th June at the glitter ball on the prom at 10am. We'd like as many members to attend as possible preferrably in BLOC T-shirts or hoodies but not mandatory. Suggest any members wanting to ride up together meet at the Clarence at 9:30

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  39. Paul D

    BLOC did Kelso and broke a few petals. Meeting at The Millers Arms at Singleton was Myself on a standard SX200, Paul E on his newly purchased kitted series 2 250 and 5 speed Pete H on Gulf petroleum livery Edna the GP. Setting off from Singleton at about 10am we headed out towards Great Ecc, Churchtown to the A6 northbound. Going was good with the sun shining to. Turning down Hollins Lane then Whams Lane up over Quernmore to Caton Village. Passing Bull Beck under the clay tubs at Claughton to carry on towards Hornby, Kirby Lonsdale, following the road to Sedburgh, on the outskirts bypassed Sedburgh turning for Kendal then Tebay on the road past the old railway viaducts. Zero traffic encountered so far which was great. Fuel was taken at Tebay services (3 Litres for me 6.5 for the kit boys). We headed out towards Orton up the drag of a hill towards Appleby. Taking the third left turn to Kings Meaburn, Temple Sowerby to Culgaith. Up the steep hill turning left at the top for Langwaithby. At the bottom of the hill I turned round and Pete and Paul were not there. A car driver stopped and said they had stopped at the top of the hill so I thank him and set back to investigate. Finding Pete praying to the Lambretra gods with Edna's panels off! Trying allsorts electrically. New plug, cap, cdi. Kicking and kicking, getting a splutter now and again. It was decided it was a no go, so Pete rang recovery. myself and Paul E said farewell. Good effort Pete for turning out more than what most of the club have done this weekend! We made our way to Langwaithby station to the cafe there there for dinner. Nicely refreshed carried on in the beaming sunshine on the very quiet back roads to Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Castle Carrock, Brampton and Longtown for fuel. (3 Litres for me.) Heading north again on the A7 to turn for Newcastleton and the fantastic road to Bonchester Bridge. Enroute a salute was given as we passed the layby where Pete's SX gave up last year with a ring peg giving way. At Bonchester headed for Jedburgh and eventually Kelso at about 5pm. I took my tent but ended up sharing a room with Paul at the very grand Ednam Hotel, like a country mansion on the banks of the River Tweed, Thanks Paul! We checked in and headed to the Legion where we met Pete Maxwell, Joe 'O G and Matt Swift who came up at 6am arriving at 1pm via the A6 and A7 route. Also Woody from Morecambe who came up on a GTS. A meal in The Wagon pub then into the do on the showground where John Ryder was seen with a lady friend from Cockermouth you know, also Gunny and rich friend. Retiring to the hotel we had to ring the night porter to get in as you do. Saturday was a bright day, breakfast was had over looking the River Tweed with the sound of two strokes everywhere we headed to the show ground for the parts fair and show and shine brigade. Where Enty and the Bamber Bridge crew were seen. At dinner time I decided to set back home rather than be sat there drinking all afternoon and evening. 130pm I set back home following the same route there in reverse. Taking fuel at Longtown (6.5 litres) and Tebay (2.5 litre). Thankfully Pete wasn't still there kicking Edna on the top of the hill near Culgaith! I arrived home at 630pm, 5 hours which was good going. Most of the roads I had to myself not seeing a car for miles on end. On investigation Pete found his reed petals had been broken and that's why it was a no go, may have sucked a stone in or something. Although coming home early I had done what I wanted the ride and parts fair. A successful weekend. Thanks Pete H, Paul E, Joe, Matt, Pete M, Woody etc. you made the time there enjoyable. Cheers!

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  40. Eddie

    Martin, Lakes weekend/night is Saturday 10th September

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  41. Paul D.

    When I travelled on the Ravenglass Railway I got given a 50% off voucher for The Ullswater Steamers. Today Monday 16th May 2016 I setout to spend the voucher. Setting off from Cleveleys at 10am on my SX200 headed out Down to Norcross roundabout down Mains Lane turning off for Shard Bridge. Taking fuel at the Texaco garage in Hambleton. Carrying on down the road to Pilling straight and Turning at Cockerham to hang a left for Forton. Crossing the A6 to head for Whams Lane. Thankfully Roger wasn't still there waiting recovery! Up over Quernmore to Caton. Turning left for Crook 'O' Lune along the country lanes to Over Kellet. Turning for Borwick. Unfortunately the road was closed so had to turn back a few yards and head towards Carnforth. Turning onto the bypass up over the M6 and down the old end of the motorway bringing me out out at the north end of Carnforth. Going northbound on the A6 turned off at the roundabout for Burton eventually making the A65 to Crooklands, Endmoor to Kendal. Navigating Kendal is an art found my way to the Windermere road. Made a short de-tour to the 2sisters cafe at Plumgarths for dinner 1145am. Nicely refreshed set off down the main road into Windermere taking fuel again just past the Kirkstone turning at Troutbeck Bridge BP, 3 litres. Going back to the mini roundabout to turn left making my way over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass! The Sun was out the scenery great all the way through Patterdale to Glenridding. I carried on skirting Lake Ullswater to turn around at Pooley Bridge. Heading back to Glenridding to park up, spend my voucher and catch the Steamer. One things was odd had to pay £3 in the carpark? Did the full lake cruise to Pooley Bridge departing 220pm to arrive back at 440pm. Thankfully my bike was still there in one piece! Set sail home going back over the Kirkstone Pass. Fancied going to Ambleside via a great named road The Struggle! Thought leave that for another day. Again great views back to Windermere and retraced my route there through Kendal down to Carnforth to then jump on the M6 motorway to Garstang. Through Churchtown to Great Eccleston for chips and gravy. Ending up back home for 715pm. A great ride. Whilst on the steamer saw a good looking road to Martindale which is like a proper mountain road with loads of hairpin bends. So will be going back sometime to explore that road! Another successful day out by Lambretta. Cheers!

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  42. Martin k

    Hi, just a quick one , what is the date for our members only weekend in the lakes-September? I have also added a quick link on our Home page for a direct link to the Scooter Lab website.

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  43. Paul D.

    A ride out to Jubiler Tower took place on Thursday 12th May 2016 evening. Meeting at Millers Arms were 5 speed Pete H on newly painted, cyclone 5 fitted GP Edna. Pete I on LI 175, Mick T on crash victim GP on way to Scarborough, Stuart on a Honda thing, Roger on a LI 175, Fred on another LI175 and myself on 6volt GP200. Whilst grouping at Singleton a series 2 bombed past going towards Weeton without even a glance. We set out heading towards St. Michaels. On Great Eccleston straight a green GP was in the layby it was Martin Kane. A brief stop was made then set out for Churchtown to join the A6 northbound. At one of the Garstang turnings 2 Vespas were seen. Just past Cabus garage turned down Hollins Lane under the railway to turn onto Whams Lane. Mick T and Pete I carried straight on as they were running in and didn't want to do the hills. We got to the junction for Quernmore, looked back and we were missing Fred and Roger. Pere H shot back to find out where they were. We waited abit and also went back. Unfortunately Roger's scooter had locked up solid. Must be major engine problems, couldn't kick the start down. He rang for recovery which was 90 mins. A decision was made to go to The Fleece pub at Bay horse. As we left The Fleece pub the sun was setting and was a massive red ball in the sky, quite a sight. As we went down Whams Lane Martin K carried on towards Lancaster. Roger was still there waiting recovery. The lever was absolutely solid still. Some work to be done on that bike. Myself, Fred and 5 speed Pete H rode home together the way we came, parting company at Singleton garage and Norcross roundabout. Although didn't get to the tower an enjoyable ride was had, shame about the breakdown. Thanks to those that made the effort to come along. Will have to do the tower another day or night. Cheers!

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  44. Paul D.

    Alright Martin, seen more life in a cemetery than this club of late. Got to many keyboard warrior members on Facebook than riding scooters and turning up on a club night. Hopefully get some out tonight. Cheers!

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  45. Martin k

    Hi,i was coming down this evening so with the weather looking good will head straight up to jubilee towers from Lancaster,hope to see you all their.

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  46. Paul D.

    Ride out Thursday 12th May 2016 to Jubilee Tower. Above Garstang and Scorton. Meeting at Millers Arms, Singleton village 7pm for 720pm set off. Suppose to be a sunny evening. Get your scooter out and come along. Onway back going to drop into scorton village for the priory on way home. Cheers!

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  47. Paul D.

    Well turned up at the Shell garage on my SX200 at 0845 and as 9am approached and went nobody turned up for a ride to Ravenglass. So went alone and had a good time on the Lakeland lanes taking in Quernmore, Ulpha, Hardnott Pass and Birker Fell. Wall to wall scenery and sunshine all the way and back. Was home for 5pm just before the rain, so a dry run around. Shame again no one bothered to turn up. Lambrettas are made for riding not to stay at home gathering dust. Cheers!

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  48. Paul D.

    Wray bike night has been and gone for another month. Meeting at Mile Road Singleton 530pm was Myself on SX150, Mark Parkinson on his candy red series 1 with an RT kit fitted and My Dad on his 6 volt SX200. No show was Chris Lawder stuck in Coventry. Straight forward ride keeping together all the way via St. Michaels to the A6. Heading north along A6 to Oubeck at Lancaster Uni turning over the tops to Caton Village for the Co-op. Straight through Bull Beck under the clay tubs at Claughton, turning for Wray Village. Arriving at Wray about 630pm. Another busy night out there with allsorts of bikes in attendance. Good attendance of scooters from Lancaster and Morecambe. From the Fylde coast also was Andy Twist 200 Lambretta, Pete Heckton Lambretta. Shame no one else from BLOC could make it out there. I'm sure enjoyed sitting in The Clarence! Spotted amongst the bikers making a low key appearance was John Mc Guiness Isle of Mann TT leg end! Heading home with a beautiful red sunset in the fading light with a brief fill up for Mark at Churchtown BP garage, we parted company at Singleton garage. An enjoyable ride and evening. Won't be going next month due to a certain wedding but July 7th will be going over there again if fit to. Come along if you can or wish. Cheers!

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  49. Paul D.

    Ravenglass is a go go. I will be at Singleton Shell Garage for 0845am for a 9am start. This Saturday 7th May 2016. The route is taking in Quernmore, Ulpha, Hardnott Pass, Birker Fell. Great scenery. Aiming for 150pm train on Ravenglass Railway. Gives time for dinner and reasonable time home of about 630pm if all being well. Don't have to do railway as there are a couple of pubs, coastal views and a small village. Come along if you wish or can. Cheers!

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  50. Paul D.

    Wray village is this Thursday evening 5th May. Will be meeting at Mile Road Singleton Village at about 530pm. 50 mins to Wray approx over there. Be a short stop at Caton for the Co-op en-route. Come along for the ride if you wish or can. Make sure you are fuelled beforehand. Cheers!

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  51. martin k

    hi all ,due to work commitments i can,t make it down every thursday now as i no longer work 9-5. will be at the wray bike night next week.if anyone has anything they need me to post on the clubs site let me know.I am off to the euros in june (3 weeks) so if we need to post anything for the soul weekender/parts fair please pm me.

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  52. Paul D.

    Thursday 5th May 2016 is Wray Bike Night. Myself and my Dad will be traveling over there if it is fit by Lambretta. Will be a pre 7pm start. I shall update nearer the time. Your more than welcome to join us. It's about 50mins to Wray. We stop at Caton co-op for something to drink there as prices are steep. Cheers!

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  53. Paul D.

    A grand day out. As an exploratory day had a trip upto Ravenglass on Wednesday 20th April 2016. Just me a standard SX200 and the open road. Set out at 9am after taking fuel at the BP garage on mains lane heading out Over Wyre. Turning for Hambleton after Shard bridge, onwards to Pilling straight turning at Cockerham for Garstang and hanging a left for Forton. Onwards over the canal crossing the A6 heading for Bay Horse up over Quernmore to Caton. Just like going to Scarborough this year. At Caton though turned left and first right for Crook 'O' Lune turning again for Over Kellet. At Over Kellet turned and headed for the A65. Hanging a left and joining the A6 northbound at Borwick. Passing Milnthorpe, at Levens Hall headed out onto the main dual carriageway for Newby Bridge and Barrow. Taking fuel at Newby Bridge after the long drag of a hill. Greenodd turned off for Whitehaven and Workington. The sun was beaming, lighting up the mountains spectacularly. Following the road up and down via Foxfield to Duddon Bridge where turned for Ulpha. A lovely road mountain views and river alongside. At Ulpha carried onto Seathwaithe and the foot of Hardnott Pass. Missing out on the LCGB Coast to Coast this year, this would make up for it. In first gear wound my way up the pass without falling off. At the top steadily wound down. At the other side took a view pics. Again great views all around. Onwards down to Eskdale Green and making my way to Ravenglass to park up in the Railway car park for free at 1230pm. Time for dinner in the cafe there and took the 150pm train to Dalegarth and straight back on the train to Ravenglass. The nice lady in the booking office kept an eye on my bike whilst away and set back about 345pm, said farewell and setoff home. Turning right out of Ravenglass onto the main road passing Muncaster Castle. Turning left down a narrow road, followed it to the end to turn right to go over Birker Fell. A mini Hardnott pass in a way. Spectacular views of the mountains, stopped to take a few pics. Carried on eventually making Ulpha again. Been round in a circle, a great circle though. Following my route there to Carnforth to jump on the M6 turning for Garstang and back Over Wyre. Making home at 630pm. A great day out. I'm going to watch the forecast when I am off at a weekend and do the ride again, you are more than welcome to come along. Don't have to do Hardnott or M6, so no worries there. Just need a fit bike and enjoy riding your scooter. Don't have to do the railway, there are a couple of pubs, coastal views and a small village to while the time away. Watch this space, I shall give as much notice as possible! Even Pete Ibbotson could do this, but needs to get his bike out of the lounge! Cheers!

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  54. Paul D.

    BLOC did Scarborough/Whitby. Plans were hatched on the Thursday night before Good Friday at The Clarence our new meeting point. I was to meet the rest of the riders at Singleton Village about 1015 Mile Road after they had brekky at The Clifton pub. Right ontime Gaz Beckett (Vespa 125) leading the rest of the group which comprised of Mark Jackson (trusty Li TS1), Pete Haslem (SX225), Chris Lawder (Vespa 300 GTS) I was aboard my standard SX150. Waving them onwards towards Singleton garage I took the lead. At the lights turned round and saw an L-plate on the Vespa also it had a personalised back rest on the bike. Maybe it was Gaz's middle names I don't know but it said the name Victoria Ann- Dainty? Anyhow, carried on towards Over Wyre, over Shard bridge to turn towards Hambleton following the road down Pilling straight to Cockerham where turned for Garstang and hanging a left to Forton. Crossing over the A6 made our way to Quernmore. On the approach we went over the M6 which was at a stand nose to tail going North. On the proper scenic roads like the day riding was great with virtually no traffic seen. Onwards over Quernmore to Caton where a brief stop was made to allow the Vespa 125 to catch up. Not a hill climber, it had no power to pull or corner. Although thats what Gaz kept saying. Passing through Caton and onwards past Bull Beck layby where alot of motorbikes were seen, no stop for tea today. Claughton, turning for Wray, Wennington. While en-route to Ingleton a request was made for a loo stop so diverged into Ingleton village for the loo. So far so good staying together. Setting out from Ingleton through the village and along the valley shelf past White Scar caves. Just got to the top of the hill near Ribblehead and looked around the rest were not there, I turned back to investigate. No sooner done that they all appeared. Turned out Gaz's vanity case had fallen off the back of the Vespa. Pete and Mark took the lead to Hawes, with me catching them up en-route to take fuel and a stop for dinner. Busy with motorbikes, the chippy was open so partaked in some. Nicely refreshed we set sail for Leyburn, Masham through the Yorkshire Dales to Thirsk where we stopped for a brew and Doughnuts! Again set off for Sutton Bank. On the way to the bank some scooter stopped to report the bank was shut. An about turn was made and I took the lead towards Kilburn and it's White horse on the hill. We took this route going to Bridlington last year so no bother about getting lost! At beautiful Byland Abbey turned left for Wass. Unfortunately a car and caravan had split us up. Mark and the slow Vespa got stuck behind. At Ampleforth turned for Helmesley not realising left them behind. 2 scooters were behind but was some new friends. Sat at the junction waiting for all of them to appear tried ringing and texting to no avail. So a decision was made to do one to Scarborough, their big boy's and can find their way? A a plain sail into Scarborough through Pickering taking fuel on the approach. Arriving The Ryndle Court Hotel. Went to check in. Mick Taylor and friend was their to greet me with tales of woe of his journey on his GP. Unfortunately he had come a cropper decending Sutton Bank at a bend near Helmsley. The scooter had seized and locked the back wheel. He pull the clutch and front brake in and got thrown off onto the tarmac. Thankfully Mick was still fit to tell the tale and made it on the bike to Scarboro. In the midst of him telling me all this the others arrived safe and well. They ended up going via Malton as Chris L remembered going that way to Brid. Nice one Chris! The evening was spent in Scarboro, where we met up with Martin and Stuart Dean, Sam, making an appearance was Darren Dean and Cath! Saturday was fine but breezy. We elected to ride over the tops to Whitby instead of the bus, a great ride with clear roads. On the approach to Whitby pulled in and waited for Gaz and Chris to catch up. Arrived West Cliff and the parts fair etc. Time to head back, whilst there though saw Alan Mills, Andy Twist and Sally amongst others. The ride back was the same route but fighting a heavy cross wind, it was fun but again waited for Gaz on the approach to Scarboro, stopping for dinner then back to the hotel. More woe for Mick though as tried to ride to Whitby but the bike gave up the ghost, had to push it back and arrange recovery on Sunday. You only find out how heavy a Lambretta is when you do this! Don't give up Mick we have all been there. It's the bike we replaced the stator on at Scarborough last year, third time lucky next year Mick. Sunday dawned bright but breezy, time to set back for home. Brekky was finished. Pete, Chris,Mark and Gaz elected to ride back via A59. I took the same route we took to Scarborough. Setting off at 0915 I stopped at Thirsk for a brew and fuel. Then Hawes for dinner, whilst eating chips i took shelter from a shower that passed over, approaching Caton ran into rain again which stayed put all the way home, arriving at 1410. Rang big Mark and they had got back at 1345 after a stop at Bolton Abbey for dinner. It got reported on Thursday night Mick was relayed home arriving home about 1900. A successful weekend. Thanks to those that made it and came along. Cheers!

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  55. Paul D.

    Morecambe came and went in a blink of an eye. Rode their alone on my SX150 by way of Great Ecc and the A6. A bizarre Honda Goldwing rider was playing Do I Love You at full blast along side me at Singleton Garage on his bike stereo. Go and buy a car, he was ruining the Innocenti music from my exhaust. Thank goodness he left me for dead at the lights, he waved as he passed, i gestured back! On arrival parked up next to 2 Lambrettas one which was familiar. A tap was heard on a window turned round and Paul Livesey and Paul Battey were in a cafe so went and joined them. Whilst eating a bacon role and drinking tea Chris Lawder arrived on his Vespa GTS. The venue was hard to find because the name of the place had been changed from when the ads were posted to the day of the event, very handy! One blink and you had looked at what was there. It was cold, wet and well Morecambe! Met Paul Ellis and Brian Mc Cue who had stayed the night Friday, they said the band didn't turn up, the drummer did with his sticks though. Rode home with Chris L passing quite a few scooters heading to Morecambe by way of the A6 and Great Ecc to home. Cheers.

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  56. BLOC Committee

    Many thanks to all the members who made it to this years AGM- for those that couldn't make it below are some of the bullet points:- From next week 3rd March club meetings will be held at The Clarence on Preston New Road. A change of venue has been mooted for some time now to try and encourage more members down and on their scoots. A vote was held tonight and for the time being The Clarence will be our new meeting point. If you can pass this message on to any members with no Facebook access it would be appreciated. Membership remains at £10, although overall we made a loss last year the club funds are still in a healthy state, twenty one members renewed or joined last night and with the numbers that couldn't make it for various reasons we should again be looking at around 35-40 members. We will be looking into an overnight trip somewhere (hopefully camping) for members, probably 1st week in September, we are currently looking at suitable locations (pubs) possibly the lakes or Yorkshire Dales which would welcome our custom so watch this space. St Georges Day, a drinking session is being arranged to commemorate the loss of Bibby and Rob Turner, all scooterists and ex scooterists are invited, at present the current meeting place and time is Scruffy Murphys (the old Grapes) in town at 11:00, however the numbers attending is growing each day so again watch this space as the venue could change There will be no BLOC club do this year as we will be supporting the Blackpool Soul Festival and Scooter Fest on Saturday June 18th 2016. The event is being held at the Winter Gardens and St Johns Square. We have been asked to marshall the event and put on a Club display. Again thanks to all who attended and for those that couldn't hopefully see you next week at The Clarence

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  57. Eddie

    BLOC AGM Thursday 25th February, 7:30 onwards, Wainwright Club, Hornby Rd

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  58. Paul D.

    Just seen a rally advertised called Get Outta Dodge. It's on the Island of Arranmore on the north west coast of Ireland (Donegal). Beachside Camping avaliable or can b and b or hotel. Of course will mean ferry to Ireland (£) and a 15mins ferry to Arranmore(£10) from Burtonport. It' £10 for the weekend. Approx 130 miles from Belfast (Scarborough Distance from home). Scooters and bikes will be the only vehicles permitted to the rally. A do is on both Friday and Saturday night. The date in question is 8th to 10th July 2016. Quite nicely lands on my long weekend off! Enjoyed Ireland when went to Ballycastle by Lambretta. Maybe somewhere different to go. Any interest in doing this? Cheers! Ps. Don't forget you've always got Carol Nash etc, your fellow members and any other means to get home in times of trouble with your scooter. So don't be afraid to ride your scooter.

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  59. Paul D.

    Edit it's 6/7 May 2016 Celtic Dash. Cheers.

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  60. Paul D.

    Any interest from anyone in doing The Celtic Dash? Starting point is Aberfoyle in Scotland. 5/6th May 2016. Would have to setoff Friday and come back Sunday. It's a ticket event only, £20.00 for that you get a goody bag and a 3 course meal included. Obviously need to pay seperate for accomadation.Friday evening is a do. Saturday day sets off on a 120 mile ride around scotland on a circular route no doubt taking in good Scottish scenery. Maybe a chip shop to? Get your meal saturday night and another do in the evening. You could look at this as a replacement for Coast to coast which has been unfortunately dropped by the LCGB. In my apinion was the best ride of the year, last years was spectacular. You missed a good'un if didn't take part. Read about it down below though. The LCGB events seem a bit lack lustre this year some how, don't know if loosing it's way? Last orders for tickets is in April and this is a Lambretta Club Of Scotland event and non-members can take part with a ticket. Make your interest known. Cheers.

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  61. Martin K

    Lambretta club of Great Britain sponsered events/ rallies 2016 ?5-6 March: Modrapheniacs, Dorset ?25-28 March [Easter BH]: Whitby ?9-10 April: Members? Rally, Llangollen ?23-24 April: South Downs Ride ?29 April ? 2 May [May Day BH]: Tenby ?7-8 May: Flying 8 Balls Rally ?21-22 May: Essex Rally ?27-30 May [Spring BH]: Kelso ?4-5 June: Members? Rally, Malton ?17-19 June: Tonbridge ?25-26 June: EuroLambretta, Germany ?8-10 July: Cleethorpes ?16-17 July: Tan Hill Inn ?23-24 July: Members? Rally, Isle of Mull ?29-31st July: Exmouth ?6-7 August: Wisemen SC Rally ?13-14 August: Members? Rally, Shipston ?26-29 August [August BH]: Isle of Wight ?3-4 September: Mersea Island ?10-11 September: York SC Rally ?17-18 September: 4 Nations Rally, Ireland ?23-26th September: Woolacombe ?28-30 October: Bridlington Show

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  62. joe

    Xmas bash this Saturday 7.30pm meet at Albert n lion spoons on prom for drink and food then to Scroogees where Gaz Heckmans dj playing soul ska and punk.

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  63. Paul D.

    An approach has been made to The Clarence pub with the view to holding our weekly meetings there. The result is a positive one and we are more than welcome to have our meetings there. It is upto the membership to decide whether stay where we are or get some of the membership back by changing venue. I believe not everybody likes the Wainwright club. Can park your bikes at the front of The Clarence and sit out in the summer. Make your views known and don't be afraid to speak out. Don't think a move will happen till the new year if taking place. Cheers. Railway.

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  64. Paul D

    BLOC did Bridlington National Rally by scooter and other means. As arranged, I met at Singleton Garage on my super sub standard SX150. Kiwi on his Okeh 225, Gaz M on his pre production Scomadi and Chris L riding his just brought Vespa 300. The day was dull and rainy abit but we setoff about 10am with me leading the way. Heading down towards St Michaels and through Churchtown. Surprisingly we passed a snowplough heading into Blackpool, did they know something we don't? We turned onto the A6 Northbound. Gaz M and Kiwi took fuel at the Texaco garage at Garstang. Turning off the A6 for Scorton village we passed through and headed for The Trough Of Bowland, on the approach the rain stopped and a warm breeze blew. At Slaidburn a quick stop for the loo to carry on for Long Preston. Joining the A65 eastbound for Hellifield to turn for Airton and Winterburn. Passing through some large puddles and raining leaves we encountered a flood which had killed a Ford Focus, it was upto the door sill on the car according to the owner,so we elected to turn back and do a left block. Making it back onto our original route we made Grassington and bombed over the tops to Pateley Bridge for a stop for fuel. Another Loo stop for our aged contingent and headed off for Ripon. Passing by a Police speed van en-route. At Ripon made our way to Thirsk for dinner. The White Horse chip shop sat up stairs. Nicely refreshed made our way towards Sutton Bank but before the bank turned for Kilburn to pass the White horse on the hill side to have a brief stop at Bylands Abbey. Whilst parked up we had a chat to some people on holiday and an appearance was made by The Milk Tray Man. Oh my mistake it was Kiwi with his head warmer on! Also a sheep dog appeared and so I threw a stick it had, so it brought it back. We started our engines threw the stick and rode off. The dog followed for a little while. Ampleforth College was passed as we made our way to Malton for another fuel up. On approaching Malton Gaz M's end can fell off, so we had a noisey ride to Bridlington on the B1253 via Duggleby and Sledmere. Great road with some good straight bits on it 55-60 mph was achieved by all. Arriving Brid about 5pm. We separated to find our digs.Where I was greeted by The Scunny Crew, who brought me a drink. Thanks. A night in Brid was had meeting everyone else in the Harbour Lights Bar. Saturday after brekky had a look at the show and shine brigade and parts fair, what there was of it. Found it abit poor really. To me needs jazzing up abit. Just seems the same as last year. Heard the same tunes a number of times round Bridlington. Do they only have one cd and they copy it for every bar? Now that's what I call scooter music 1? Sunday after breakfast it was time to setoff alone as the others took the boring route. Said farewell to the Sunny Scunny Crew, Big Mark and Gaz B to head back to Malton for fuel by way of the B1253 onwards to Bylands Abbey and Thirsk for a brew at the White Horse again, but outside in a proper mug. Onwards to Skipton On Swale where I turned off for Leyburn. It was foggy and had to ride with visor up as it just kept getting un-visible. Just before Leyburn turned for Hawes on the bypass road where the sun started to shine as the fog cleared. The Dales were lovely and clear to Hawes where dinner of chips and gravy were had and 4 Litres of fuel for the bike. Onwards to Ribblehead where the railway viaduct was bathed in sunlight to Ingleton where the fog started to appear again turning for Wennington, Wray, Caton, Quernmore and Scorton for a quick stop at The Barn to talk to my Mum And Dad. Following the route out via Churchtown, Windy Harbour and Cleveleys. 5 and a half hours from Bridlington. Another good ride and weekend. My thanks to those that rode there with me it was a pleasure to ride with you. Thats the last rally of the year for me. Thanks to all I have rode with over this past year. Had some great rides, routes and times at the destinations. Cheers The Badger, Pathfinder, Railway or Paul!

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  65. danny jones

    IV GOT A WHITE AND BLUE STRIPED BLACKPOOL LAMBRETTA OWNERS CLUB T-SHIRT LARGE im just curious what it would have cost new ill post a picture of it soon as i get home just curius .......

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  66. Eddie

    All, protest march has now been confirmed as 14th November for the Doncaster game

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  67. Eddie

    All, protest march has now been confirmed as 14th November for the Crewe game

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  68. Eddie

    All, I've been approached by Andy Higgins from Blackpool Supporters Trust inviting us to escort the next Blackpool (Oyston) FC protest march. Most of you are Blackpool supporters as it's a regular topic of conversation at our weekly meetings and the anger and disgust at what is happening to our Football Club is clearly demonstrated. I'm waiting for confirmation of the date from Andy but it looks like it will be the Crewe game which is the 24th October which gives us plenty of notice. It would be good to have a good turnout to this and the Gazette will also be there reporting.

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  69. Paul D.

    BLOC became Mods for a weekend. Big Mark, Pete H and Paul E travelled to Clitheroe via the A59 on their Lambretta's for the Mod Weekend on Friday afternoon. Myself just day tripped on the Saturday setting out on my standard SX150 heading out down Amounderness Way onto Mains Lane and passed the Shell garage where 3 of The Coasters were awaiting the rest of the riders to arrive. A friendly wave was exchanged. Down past Windy Harbour towards St. Michaels where I turned off towards Myerscough College, to turn onto the A6 towards Broughton, where upon I turned towards Longridge for a pleasant ride on the B road to Clitheroe. Passing Mod attired people waiting at bus stops en-route, I was going the right way then! Safely arrived Clitheroe to parked up in a car park for free all day. Quick call to Mark and I located them at The Rose and Crown Pub, one of the main venues for the weekend. Some stalls were in the car park and scooters were arriving all the time. Whippy aerials, scaffolding on your bike and parkas were the order of the day. We had dinner in a caf which it was pie, peas and gravy all round, except for a cheese and ham toastie for Southern Mark. A few familiar faces were seen including Mick from Morecambe, Tatts with his newly restored Innocenti Mini! Paul Pickins, Frank Sanderson with his Scomadi's which were very prevelent throughout the day. Quite a few examples were seen, the new order on the scene. The rideout arrived from Long Preston about 1330 and a familiar face was towards the front, Alan Mills from Rochdale riding his model C which appeared at our Weekender (Thanks for the brew and biccy Alan). John Bradley and even Darren Dean and Kath amongst others. Oh and not forgetting making an appearance was Pete from Carleton and co person. An original Fiat 500 was about and even a Bond Bug! Something for everyone could be seen. Late afternoon Gaz Mason arrived and it was time for me to set back. Said my farewells and on wandering back to the bike in hope it was still there in one piece. Thankfully it had survived and had an enjoyable ride back through Longridge to retrace the route there, passing Windy Harbour which was abit windyer thanks to dinner! The others were staying over enjoying the bands travelling back on the Sunday. An enjoyable day was had and no Mods were harmed. Bridlington next! Cheers.

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  70. Paul D.

    BLOC did the Isle of Wight. Due to work and not getting time off work had to do a short visit Thursday to Saturday. Finishing night shift on Thursday morning I got up at 10am and Setoff at 1125am. The aim was to catch the 905pm boat from Lymington. On my standard SX200 made my way to the M55 at Kirkham to then join the M6 southbound. Traffic was free flowing until hit Chesire area and it was stopping and starting. Made Keele services for a brew and re-fuel. setting out again and taking the next turning and heading for Telford via Eccleshall. At Telford turned off for Bridgenorth, Kidderminster and eventually Worcester and onto the M5. Where it started to pour with rain for 5 minutes. The rain past over and I stopped again at Strensham services for a brew and re-fuel. Refreshed setoff down the M5 and took junction 11A for Gloucester. Made my way up the steep hill and turning at the roundabout at the top towards Cirencester, Swindon, Marlborough and Salisbury for fuel to then head for the New Forest and it's wild horses. Making my way to Lyndhurst, Brokenhurst and finally Lymington at 8pm mission accomplished! Got the ticket for the ferry and an hour to wait, so had another brew. Boarded the boat and 45mins later on a moon lit crossing arrived Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Made my way in the dark to Smallbrooke Stadium to Meet Martin and Sue who I was staying with. Whilst there met Murph again who was at Lincoln. Friday dawned and wandered down to Ryde for brekky at Wetherspoons then rode over to Bembridge past the house boats and Culver to the fort on the hill top. Great view of The Solent, Shanklin, Sandown and any boats moored up at anchor. Then made my way back via a stop at Ryde on the green to Martins house to leave the bike and walk to Smallbrooke and look at the parts fair. Bumped into Gaz Beckett who had just arrived with Mark J and Pete H. Setting off about 10am They rode their way to Didcot Thursday arriving about 8pm and stayed over to ride the last bit to Southampton. An evening was had in Ryde. Saturday was a bright morning, After saying farewell to Sue, rode into Ryde and was the first scooter on the green. Trekked up the hill for brekky in Weatherspoons with Gaz B, Stuart and Sue's son's. Afterwards said farewell to Gaz B snd co, made my way to Smallbrooke again for a last look round. Said farewell to Martin and setout for home via the downs road to Newport and on to Yarmouth for the 1105am ferry to Lymington. 45mins back on the mainland to retrace my route there with stops for fuel at Salisbury, Strensham and Keele. With a stop for chips at Kidderminster to. Arriving home at 830pm. Thanks to Martin and Sue for the accomodation. Although short, I enjoyed the trip. Shows what can be done on a standard bike. The other 3 travelled back Monday. Cheers.

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  71. martin k

    hi.got a good month now till our weekender,can all those who post on scooter related websites or facebook and twitter pages please post our flyer advert or direct people to our website for the weekender

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  72. joe

    Going on a mission with Tri services scooter club at weekend to Raf Cosford to look at some Planes then back to are camp for beer. On way back stopping at Matlock for Beat the Bikers I'm taking a Base ball bat to Beat them. Then back home for tea and medals Tally Ho!

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  73. Peter

    Weather permitting..off to Wray Thursday evening...7:00 for 7:20 start.Singleton petrol station,.over wyre over cockerham..over Quernmore. Caton, Wray....home..no passports required

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  74. Paul D.

    A rideout to The Stork took place on Thursday night. Setting out from Singleton garage at around 730pm. A number of BLOC members appeared including Pete H on Edna GP250, Mark Jackson Spanish series 2 Kitted, Myself Standard 6V GP200, Mick T GP Kitted (Who arranged the ride), Martin H GP 225, Terry S Lambretta and Stuart Honda Lambretta. Also present was Steve Benson amongst others. A Vespa had to retire home with clutch cable problems. A couple of new 125 Scomadis appeared which were running in. No names but abit of preying to the Lambretta gods before the setoff but made the start. We set out towards Shard bridge with Mick T leading to the first set of traffic lights where we stopped at the red light. As they turned green it was after you, no after you from Mick. So I over took and took the lead to set the standard for the ride! A straight forward run Over Wyre through Hambleton, Stalmine along Pilling straight to Glasson dock and The Stork pub, everyone arrived safe and well. A lady appeared to show interest in the scooters and it transpired she use to be a member of Hartlepool scooter club in the 80's. Told a few stories of her old Lambretta days. Hearing the scooters brought back those memories. After a drink etc we migrated home after an enjoyable ride. Thanks to those that made the effort to turn up and to Mick T. Cheers!

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  75. Eddie

    Singleton garage tonight at 7.15 to 7.30. Run out to The Stork.

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  76. Martin K

    Hi Eddy,thanks to you and Paul Ellis for getting the flyer for our weekender sorted....I will post to our opening page asap. Mk.

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  77. Eddie

    Martin, just emailed you the flyer for the club do

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  78. Paul D

    Bloc did Lincoln. Thursday night It was found just myself and Ted C was actually going so it was arranged to meet at Tickle Trout service station on Friday at 10am. The kit boys had excuses for not going like my dog ate my homework at school etc. Friday dawn bright and warm, like the Loan Ranger, with my proper riding gear on my standard SX200. I set out for the M55 at Kirkham to join the M6 south turning off to make my way to the services at Tickle Trout. Ted C was already there waiting. Quick fuel up for Ted on his Vespa 300 we set out for Lincoln about 10am. Joining the A59 eastbound we shortly turned off to cut through to Houghton Tower, Riley Green to eventually take the road over Belmont to Bolton. Bit of a strong head wind but we battled on. At Bolton took the road to Bury to then join the M66 leading into the M60 ring motorway round Manchester. Headed round the ring to the Denton turning to join the M67. We hit the busy section at the end of the motorway to take fuel. Dropping down the hill where the Woodhead road carries straight on we turned right for Dinting and through a busy Glossip. We were eventually rewarded with a clear Snake Pass. Thoughts of a brew at Ladybower were dashed as the tea van wasn't there. Carried onto the traffic lights turning right towards Bamford. To stop at a pub for dinner. Nicely refreshed set out for Bamford, Dronfield, Eckington and Worksop. Passing through some lovely scenery. Worksop we followed the A57 onto the A1 south to take the A57 again into a sunny Lincoln. Finally seeing some scooters on the road, making the Showground at about 3pm. A good ride, no one fell off and no pistons were holed! £22 to get on the ground and we found Eddie and Sesh were already here along with Connor, later to be joined by Murph. Quick call to Martin Dean and he was located on the showground who joined us with his tent. We pitched up the tent for the weekend. A night in Lincoln was had. Saturday events were taking place on the field with Sprinting, Gymkhana, Grass tracking and abit of a weak parts fair. Signed on. Most went into Lincoln. Sunday dawn with wet canvas after some rain. It was time to pack and head home. Martin D had gone already. Ted elected to Motorway back on M62etc so we said our goodbyes. Departing alone home at 7am. I retraced my route there. Stopping for a brew at Ladybower where it started to rain alittle bit. Fueling at the foot of the M67 again, motorway to Bury onwards to Bekmont, M6 and M55 then home at 1130am. A successful trip to Lincoln. Ps. I doff my cap to the North Welshman as it is 148miles to Lincoln one way! Cheers!

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  79. martin K

    Hi all,not been down due to shift patterns .Have we a flyer or even a mock up advert for the website. Scootering magazine have gave us a mid july deadline for the august issue,quite expensive would rather advertise through social media and flyers at do's. Any relevant info for the do for our site please email me. MK

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  80. Paul D.

    You can check on the dvla website if it is still registered etc. You'll need 6500 to 8500 grand.maybe to buy it back! Best of luck Ken.

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  81. Ken beavers

    Used to own a gt200 many years ago in Fleetwood. Number was UTF37D. Does anyone know of its whereabouts as I would love to buy it back if it's still around. Any help would be welcomed. Long shot but worth a try. Was plum and chrome yellow and full of chrome 40 years ago. Thanks ken

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  82. joe

    Club meeting next Thursday to sort are Rally out

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  83. Paul D.

    Scooters to the rescue! Wray bike night has come and gone again! You missed a great run out on a Lambretta. Perfect conditions for it. 1730 On a standard 6 volt GP200 I met Mark Parkinson (Li Series 1 kitted)and My Dad(standard 6 volt GP200) at Mile Road Singleton. Whilst there John Bradley appeared returning from Scarborough in his car, told us going through the mill with his scoots. We set off up mile road, left to Windy Harbour and followed the road to Churchtown. Onto the A6 my Dad taking fuel at the BP garage. Setting out again to Lancaster University where we turned, just like on the way to Kelso. Onwards to Caton where we hit 60mph past Bull Beck, arriving at a packed Wray bike night. Just parked up and a modern sports bike came in with it's fairing dragging in the gravel! We stopped the rider before it got broken off. As good scooter riders do carrying spare nuts and bolts. Mark offered a cable tie but it was to big. A rummage in my bag revealed a nut and bolt which was used to secure his fairing to get him home! Mick, Woody and the Morecambe lads appeared. Followed by Andy Twist(225 SX 200, or is it?), Pete Heckton(Servetta), Paul Pickins(Vespa) and another fellow(Jet 200). Wide selection of bikes on show and a few classic cars including an E-type Jag and mark1 Ford. Escort. Some more scooters appeared which included an SX200 all white and ox blood seat. Unfortunately the 225 hit it's exhaust on leaving and had to limp home! You'll get there with it, looking well though the SX Andy! The three of us set off as the sun was setting taking the same route home. Thanks for coming along Mark, pleasure to ride with you. Beats sitting in the Wainwright on a sunny evening! Cheers! PS. I'll leave facebook to you kids!

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  84. joe

    Please join face book Paul . It's a whole new world of make believe.

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  85. Peter

    Are you serious..........you need to brake down more.............

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  86. Kiwi

    I think we need to get Paul D on face book

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  87. Paul D.

    If there is a moderator on this blog please can they remove the post by Joe.(29/05/15, 0948pm) I find it quite offensive and un-true. Thankyou.

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  88. Paul D

    I may resign from the club completely!

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  89. Paul D.

    What goes on on a scooter rally stays on a scooter rally! Not that it happened on Friday night. No bad language in report, a hash was used to save any bad language. Thanks. No more reports will appear. Someone else can do it!

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  90. joe

    Paul you missed out your horendous behaviour on Friday night and stop the bad language in your write up . The Club has built a good reputation we don't need you spoiling it.

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  91. Martin H

    Guys 'n' gals .. Paul Livesey has the club mobile phone to inform you of any rideouts etc.. Anyone who has not received the text about Owd Nells a couple of weeks ago and the Lakes ride on Saturday please send Paul your mobile number to 07802 743171

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  92. Paul D.

    BLOC went to Kelso with a bang! The trip to Kelso started on Thursday night. Joe O' Gara was going to Kelso in his van so we loaded our camping gear in the back. Thanks very much Joe! It was agreed to set out from Poulton Industrial estate at 0930am. Friday dawned dry but dull, we met over breakfast on the Industrial estate and set out about 0915am. Present were Big Mark(Trusty LI TS1), Gaz B GP TS230 Tribute To Innocenti), Ted C(Vespa 300), Pete H (SX200 Kitted), Mick T(GP Kitted, stator change at Scarboro), Chris L(Spanish Series2 TV175 standard) and of course your Scribe and Pathfinder(Standard SX200).Turning onto Garstang Road towards the Shell garage, we'd only gone a few hundred yards and looked back to find we had to wait for some of the group to catch up. Turned out one of Gaz B's side panels of his GP Tribute to Innocenti had popped off. Ted Curry appeared with it in his hand. There was some damage to mainly the thick layer of lacquer. Luckily we wasn't paying tribute to a lost side panel. We re-grouped and set off towards Great Ecclestone. On the approach to Great Ecc we were over taken by a Servetta and a series 2 which were not part of our group, following the road to the A6 we caught up with the foreign Lambrettas and followed them to Galgate where they seemed to turn off. Were they lost already? Turning at the university at Oubeck we made our way to Caton village. No stops for tea today! Straight through we went and started to follow the same route we did to Ireland last year. The roads were quiet and did over take a few slow cars as we made our way through Hornby, Kirkby Lonsdale and onwards to Tebay by bypassing Sedburgh and past the 2 old railway viaducts in the Low Gill area, we encountered abit of drizzle. Taking fuel at Tebay services a brew was had to. Setting out towards Orton climbing out onto the moorland on the Appleby road, we turned off for Mauds Meaburn through the village taking the lanes to Kings Meaburn then Temple Sowerby. Unfortunately no RAF Tucano today! Turning off for Culgaith climbing the hill for Langwaithby, Lazonby and Kirkoswold. At Kirkoswold we were in luck, un like on the way to Ireland the pubs were open so we stopped at The Crown Inn for dinner just as it was starting to rain. We were the event of the day there as the staff of the pub came out to look at the Lambrettas. All re-freshed carried on down the lanes to Brampton then Longtown for fuel. Onwards to Kelso! We joined the A7 but turned off at Canonbie to pass the dinner stop pub on coast to coast 2014. We took the fantastic B6357 to Newcastleton and Jedburgh! A real scooter riding road, knocks spots off the A7. We twisted and winded our way until we got to near the old Saughtree Station, I'd stopped waiting for the group and only Ted C appeared to inform me Pete H's scooter had expired with a holed piston, so a slow ride back to find them in a layby with a phone box and a house across the road only. No mobile signal here. The house owner came out to see what was going on. We tried to ring Joe at Kelso with the van but the phone box wouldn't except money, it was broken. Thankfully the house owner let us use his phone. Joe was contacted but unfortunately he had had a drink! So the house owner allowed Pete to leave his Lambretta in his garage until Saturday. Thankyou Gordon the house owner! Pete was now pillion on Ted C's Vespa. No pictures were taken! Just after we set out again my bike popped and banged so a quick stop to clean and gap my plug in the warm sunshine was made and all was good. Fuel was taken at Jedburgh and finally arrived at Kelso. Tents were erected and settled for a night in Kelso. Saturday was a scorcher, the parts fair was inspected, breakfast in The Legion the day an evening was enjoyed. Also the stricken SX was picked up by Pete and Joe in the van.Sunday an early rise! It had rained during the night and it was time to de-camp load the van and set off home. Mick T left first using the A7 having to get home due to wife orders. Myself and Chris L left together to retrace the journey north. The others left together desperate to do the quicker A7. Myself and Chris L steadily riding back to Jedburgh for fuel and re-joining the B6357 to Newcastleton and Longtown. On the B6357 we encountered 3 red deer! A great sight. 2 crossed our path quickly, the 3rd stayed put but look disturbed. Further down the road a sheep dog was encountered like the Littlest Hobo running hell for leather in the middle of no where. that safely past we made Longtown for fuel where we met a bemused Mick T. Couldn't believe the speed we had made Longtown. Then some scooters were heard it was the others. The satnav hadn't directed them on the A7 but the B6357! After a brew, Myself, Chris L and Mick T set out for Brampton. Leaving the others who went south by A6 and M6. On the road to Brampton my bike felt funny so a stop was made to find a puncture! Mick T left us due to time pressures. The wheel was taken off and the inner tube swapped for a replacement which I had in my bag, pumping it back up using a bike pump. Thank God I wasn't on s#it, sorry Sip rims! Setting off again we took the same route back except we ended up going through Appleby over the moorland to Tebay. Chris was encountering abit of trouble but made Tebay for dinner and fuel. Again past the viaducts in spectacular sunlight down to Caton for a brew and chat to the motor cyclists who couldn't believe we had come from Kelso. Over Quernmore and back past Great Ecc. I stopped at Windy Harbour, no Chris! So waited and a GTS rider on way back from Kelso informed me he had had a slight seizure of his scooter, he eventually appeared and we said our goodbyes. Pleasure to ride back with you Chris. Thanks to all who made it to Kelso, a good time was had again with great company and roads. Cheers!

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  93. Martin H

    Possible ride to Lakes on Saturday to ride Wrynose and Hardknott passes. Weather looks decent. Details on BLOC Faecebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/164614457067275/

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  94. Peter

    Ahh the classic 'Wind in the Willows'

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  95. joe

    This week I have been mostly eating turnips

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  96. Paul D.

    Good evening had at Wray village. Just myself and my dad rode over there. First kick collective in attendance on Lambtettas and Vespas. Martin K. Was on his GP. Variety of motorbikes and scooters. Also some interesting classic cars. One being a Bond micro car 3 wheeler with no reverse gear. We attended on DL125 and SX200. Nice sunny run there but bit chilly on the return. I'll be going next time if not working. Beats sitting in the Wainwright. Cheers!

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  97. Paul D.

    Wray village is on tonight. We will be going. Will be at Singleton shell garage for 6pm. About 10 past set off. Maybe on my 125dl so will be 45-50 mph ride. More than welcome to come along. It's a ride on the scooter if nothing else. Cheers!

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  98. Martin K

    https://hubbub.net/p/UOL-Racing-Team/ Hi All I am hoping our network of Lambretta owners and scooter mechanics can help here... My son is at Leicester University and involved in their Formula One student team building an all electric car. It is their first full year with a new team and they need to get more support from companies and individuals to realise their vision. If you know or work for any supply companies who might be interested in sponsoring a student team at their event at Silverstone please share this on - contact details are on the link. You can show your support for the engineers of the future by contributing to the fund raising link. They are looking for support for particular items - you can see the list on the link. They also require safety equipment, without which, they can't take part. Feel free to share on and if you have any queries, contact me direct.

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  99. Paul D

    Wray village bike night. Thursday 7th May 2015. If the weather is reasonable myself and my dad might be riding over there tomorrow evening.If anyone is interested I shall update about 1600 as to what is what tomorrow. Kelso is a go go! I shall have to buy a tent! Cheers!

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  100. joe

    Weekend at Tan hill the jist of it tent up beer swiftys curry for tea more beer shots of Port more beer bed. Snowed in the nnight. Next day beer bbq in a cave more beer then bed . The end by Joe OGara age 6.

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  101. Martin K

    hi,in jet set the points for Scarborough and the coast to coast have yet to be awarded so we should still be up there for another few weeks,as the next 4 or 5 events are all east or south based.One event does look differant is the Derbyshire 150 members rally at the end of August also 4 nations in september.

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  102. Paul D.

    Raveydavey on the LCGB forum has got some coast to coast pictures on. Lyndon, Kiwi and slight view of Mr. Jackson. Thankyou to those of you who have signed on so far. BLOC is 2nd overall and 1st in the numbered club league tables. Be prepared for a stewards enquiry! Cheers.

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  103. Paul D.

    Passing through Poulton on Sunday afternoon (26th April 2015), I a spyed an LI series 3 parked in Poulton Square next to the stocks. Powder blue and white looking sparkly new. Was it our man in Carletons? Dare I say on the same journey saw a silver small frame Vespa having it's neck rung to death down Garstang Road. On LCGB website apeared is some photos by Peejay of the C2C. We feature in the background in 1 having our photo taken by Andy Vass. Plus Big Mark's,Martin K's and My bike can be seen. Mike Oxley has put a vid on Youtube and Big Mark and Martin K can been seen at Saltburn Cat Nab Carpark briefly. Cheers.

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  104. Paul D.

    Nice one Pete! Thanks for the positive comments received re the write ups. Took 3 hours to type that in. Thanks Martin K. Also for the update on your travels home. I can only echo your sentiments about doing this event! The best one of the year and a must if you like riding Lambrettas in the countryside. Cheers.

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  105. Peter

    Lie all lies...fabrication after fabrication......Why must he do it.... signed a concerned friend of the 'Badger'

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  106. martin k

    well Paul that was an epic write up.Another great coast to coast thankfully the weather made it... For all those club members who couldn,t make it put it in the calendar for next year. Thanks Paul for the great travel log of the weekend. Woody from Lancaster was on his white and red gp,on our trip home he had to be recovered as his stator plate packed in.

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  107. Paul D.

    BLOC did LCGB Coast to Coast 2015, a weekend out with the kit boys. As arranged on Thursday night at the club meeting I met at 0920am. On time Kiwi who had done T-shirts and high viz-vests for this weekend! Thanks for that. On his kitted GP. Big Mark on his trusty Blue LI now with a TS1 engine and Pete H on his smart newly painted SX200 kitted, in the supertune stripe paint job. It was done by the fella we met at Hawes on the way back from Scarborough. Your scribe and Pathfinder was on my SX200 bog standard! It is honest! We set out from Shard Bridge heading out via Out Rawcliffe riding steadily across to Garstang where we stopped for fuel. On arriving at the Texaco garage we had lost Pete. He eventually arrived and told us his carb had fell off! All re grouped set out down the A6 to Bayhorse where we turned to head towards Caton over Quernmore. All together we arrived at Caton layby Bull Beck for a brew and bacon barm. Whilst we were scoffing, drinking and talking some scooters went through, didn't recognise them. We would find out who they were later. Just about to set off again we had a pleasant surprise. Martin Hyland appeared on his trusty kitted GP. So we set out from Caton passing through Claughton with it's clay tubs working, Wray,Wennington to Ingleton by way of the country lanes. To blast away a few ghosts from my dads scooter riding days of old, I led the pack through Ingleton village centre. Climbing out of Ingleton past White Scar caves along the valley shelf towards Ribblehead Viaduct. Just approaching the viaduct looking back the pack wasn't there, so a quick turn around I rode slowly back to find them. Low and behold they appeared, with a friendly wave from Pete at the tail end. A quick turn around again I took the lead to start the climb towards Hawes. At the top of the climb again looked around they had disappeared again. So another slow ride back on myself found them stopped. Martin H had gone on reserve and was filling up from a can of petrol he had with him. With that done we set off again to charge down the hill into Hawes to take fuel. Whilst there the Ready Steady Go Scooter Club arrived who we have met before. Moving into the village we stopped to converse and eat dinner in the glorious sunshine with the Barrow lads. Just about to set off and some scooters roared straight through led by Mick from Morecambe, they were the ones seen at Caton layby. Nicely refreshed set out from Hawes. Onwards towards Aysgarth. Just like on the way back from Scarborough my bike started popping and banging. A quick stop to change plug we were off again following the road through the sunny Yorkshire Dales. Passing through Aysgarth, Leyburn to Bedale where we turned off towards Northallerton. We took fuel again at Northallerton where we met Mick and some of the lads from Morecambe. Leaving the garage we headed out towards the A19 with another pop and a bang from my bike we were over taken by the Morecambe lads. On passing I noticed a series 2 at the back had a wobbly wheel. We would find out later what happened! Turning off the A19 towards Guisborough onwards to Great Ayton where a stop was made at The Buck pub for a drink in the sun. We watched a few scoots go through and set out on the last 30 miles into sunny Saltburn. We found our digs at about 3pm after riding 130 miles. Scoots had arrived already at The Spa from a variety of places. We met a fellow from Essex who had come to the Coop club one club night. Big Mark lent some petrol to one of the Morecambe crew so he could rescue his mates who had run out of fuel 2 miles out of Saltburn. He told us about the series 2 seen earlier. His SIP rear wheel was holding on by the last nut! I had a tinker with my bike to remedy the popping and banging. Found the HT lead was burning at the spark plug cap end, the end chopped off a new cap applied all was well. We met the others in Saltburn. Later in the afternoon Lyndon arrived, riding via the M6 and A66. Arriving at Redcar! After phoning to see where we were, we delighted in telling him we were in Saltburn! He eventually arrived safe and well, was it 10 to 4? Saturday dawned with a frosty start and damp seats on the scoots. The sun was up another glorious day for weather. After breakfast myself and Big Mark dropped down to Cat Nab car park to sign on. We were given a route sheet and banner. Martin Kane arrived at 9am, riding up in the morning doing M6 and A66. Eventually the rest of the Blackpool crew arrived and signed on. We met various faces, Kettering Massive, Morecambe lads, Barrow lads also Andy Vass with his water injected Subaru looking exhaust amongst others. Approx 10am We set off up out of Saltburn winding our way up the hill past a few cameras which has appeared on Youtube (Jools Olley has done it, we go through 1m 40-50) retracing our ride into Saltburn passing The Buck at Great Ayton and into Northallerton for fuel. Loads of scooter riders had the same idea and the garage was swamped. A school boy error by me! I over filled so left before the others to burn some fuel off and put more oil in down the road. With that done Big Mark, Pete and Martin K appeared with a lad from Morecambe. We were missing Kiwi. We waited abit but no sign, so set out again. Lyndon and Martin H had gone on. Back through Bedale to Leyburn where we turned towards Reeth. You could tell who hadn't read the route sheet, they went the wrong way towards Hawes! After turning came across big red flags flying! We were approaching an Army firing range! As we passed could see gun toting army and civilians shooting at targets, luckily they missed us. A great road though, bit like a mini mountain pass. We followed the route to Muker which was an up, down and twisty one. We lost Martin K and the Morecambe lad. Turning left for Hawes Big Mark, Pete and myself started the climb called Buttertubs Pass! The view while climbing was spectacular, passing mad lycra clad cyclists we conquered the climb and descended down the other side to the dinner time stop, The Green Dragon pub at Hardraw. A wealth of scooters had already made it before us. Lyndon and Martin H were sat outside waiting to. They had come via Hawes. We had dinner, I went to look at the waterfall featured in Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, very pleasant. Concerned about Kiwi tried ringing him, no answer so sent him a text. We re-grouped with who was left. Joining the Hawes, Garsdale and Sedburgh road over taking slow cars taking fuel at Sedburgh. Concerned for our fellow rider Kiwi I tried ringing him, got an answer but it cut out! So sent a text again. Also there, met a lady from Canada who was on holiday, said her British cousin had Lambrettas, couldn't believe the number she was seeing. Heading off again towards Kendal, Martin H peeled off for home not feeling well. Climbing up and dropping into Kendal turning onwards to Windermere. Never seen the Lakeland hills so crystal clear with the sun light, fantastic! Passing through Windermere dropping down to Ambleside we decided to stop for a brew. Sat on a grassy bank outside over looking Lake Windermere in glowing sunshine was brilliant! Tea was served with biscuits which myself, Pete and Big Mark enjoyed. Lyndon had ice cream. We had the added bonus of watching scooters go by to. The Morecambe lads passed so to Martin Kane and the Morecambe lad lost earlier. We tried to get their attention but they passed by oblivious! Amongst others. We were down to the 4 of us now. Heading off towards Keswick. A C type Jaguar appeared driven by a lady amongst other fast cars. Which we followed to the outskirts of Ambleside. Skirting many lakes and mountains the views were spectacular and the riding fantastic. Following other scooters to Keswick where we turned for Borrowdale and The Honister Pass. At that turn we were led astray by some other scooters who turned again. We followed, then they turned back on themselves. So followed back and went the right way. Following the rough road through Borrowdale I looked back and the other 3 had disappeared. So a slow ride back I found them stopped with Pete having taken his panels off. The tools were out! Transpired his inlet manifold had come loose! That tightened up we were good to go. Until it was noticed his vented oil filler plug had unscrewed itself and had disappeared! A check was made to see if it still had oil in, which it had. Lyndon had some latex gloves so one was stuffed in the hole to try and seal it. That done we left our sunny layby to approach the start of The Honister Pass. Climbing up past the slate mine we conquered the climb to reveal a great view down the valley, descending down into Buttermere. Great riding and views all the way. We made our way to St Bees with a fuel up at Egremont. Arriving at the Seacotes Hotel St Bees about 530pm. We signed on again receiving a badge and sticker. Kiwi's bike was spotted! He told us on leaving Northallerton his spark plug had unscrewed itself and had to sort it. He had ridden over with some of the Barrow lads who had problems also. Martin Kane reported on the road to Muker he had taken off in the air both wheels! On landing braked hard and it had weakened his front brake so had to sort that. All our crew had made it across safely. We checked in after 170 miles of very scenic, sunny spectacular riding. Sunday dawned cloudy but dry. It was time to depart for home about 90 miles. Over breakfast Big Mark and myself said our goodbyes to Lyndon who rode back alone using the M6 from Penrith, arriving home 3 hours later. Martin Kane left with a couple of lads from Morecambe. The rest of The Blackpool Crew left with Kiwi taking fuel at the first garage seen. The riding was good, again with pleasant scenery. With abit of friendly banter from Kiwi en-route on a stiff climb we made the main road at Greenodd past the Lakeside Railway taking fuel at Newby Bridge. Conquering the big hill out of Newby bridge we dropped down to stop for a brew where 2 fellow scooterists from Manchester stopped also. We had met before at 4 Nations Rally at Llangollen in 2014. We said farewell turning for Milnthorpe and onwards towards Carnforth. At Cinderbarrow I turned off for Borwick, Crook 'O' Lune, Caton, Quernmore, Garstang and Out Rawcliffe. Kiwi, Pete and Big Mark went down the M6 and home about 12pm. It was the end of a brilliant weekend. Spectacular scenery and weather! Great company, routes and scooters! Those that didn't take part have missed a belter! Special thanks to Big Mark, Kiwi, Lyndon, Pete H, Martin H, Martin K and Myself for attending. The club will be doing Kelso next in May. Cheers The Badger!

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  108. Paul D

    Well hopefully you will make the start this year and not have to treck around the countryside after us! Looks like we have the weather for weekend. Safe journey. Thanks.

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  109. Martin.k

    Hi, Paul and all doing the c2c,i,m setting off onthe saturday morning at 6;30am.Motorway then over to Darlington.should do it in 3half hours or less. just to sort out my brakes for the Cumbrian passes....! will see you all at Saltburn ride safe.

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  110. Paul D.

    Coast to coast setting off Friday 17th April 2015. I shall be setting off from Shard bridge 0915 for 0930 start. Going Out Rawcliffe, Garstang(fuel), Quernmore, Caton (Brew), Ingleton, Hawes(fuel/dinner), Northallerton, Saltburn. More than welcome to come along for the ride, especially if doing the LCGB Coast to Coast. Cheers.

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  111. Paul D.

    BLOC did Scarborough. You take the high road, i'll take the low road.I met Keen Kiwi on his kitted GP, who arrived an hour early than the arranged set off time and Mark Parkinson on his Series 1 kitted at about 930am. It was raining as forecast! We headed from Shard bridge out via Out Rawcliffe to Garstang where fuel was taken at the Texaco on the A6. Turning off the A6 through Scorton village onwards to the Trough of Bowland.The road surface is fantastic through the trough! Dunsop Bridge was passed with a brief stop was had at Slaidburn for the loo. Onwards to Long Preston, Hellifield where we turned off onto some small lanes to join the road to Grassington and over the tops to Pateley Bridge. Fuel was taken again. Visibility was poor up there with low cloud spoiling any view or comfort in riding. A decision was made to carry on to Thirsk for dinner. Climbing again out of P Bridge into the low cloud and onto Ripon and Thirsk. This was the first sign the rally was on, as we parked up with a row of Lambrettas and Vespas. Also some scooters passed through to. We ate inside as it was raining still and nearly got a job clearing tables.We left Thirsk and headed for Sutton Bank, at the bottom of the Bank the LCGB van was seen stopped helping out some needy scooterists. The Bank safely navigated and just after the top my bike had a clear out with a pop and a bang, we ascended going great guns to Pickering and arriving at Scarborough at about 3pm. A great ride was had with very little traffic en-countered, all 3 of us enjoyed it with no problems with the bikes. We checked into the BanB to dry off.. The A59 crew hadn't arrived yet! From what i have heard breakfast was had and proceeded down the M55, M6 to Tickle Trout and onto the A59. Harrogate, York bypass and onto Scarborough past AF Rayspeed. 25 miles out a GP expired with dead stator, was recovered home. 5 miles out the orange GP seen on Thursday expired with a dead stator. They had a good idea to tow with another bike the short distance to the BanB, until an un marked police car pulled them and told them to stop. So that got pushed the final 4 miles to the BanB! Well done that man. We all met up in Scarborough. Saturday dawned and Kiwi had a flywheel puller so plans were sort to repair the orange GP. My Mum and Dad brought a multi meter and socket from home on the train. Parts were sourced at the parts fair and we set about fixing the bike. Success was had! The bike was started and ridden off into Scarborough with a happy rider! Kiwi left us and went home for a prior arrangement.Sunday dawned after breakfast it was time to set back at about 9am. Just myself and Mark P. This time. Fuel was taken just outside Scarborough, the weather conditions were perfect and roads quiet. Passing through Pickering again and climbing upto Sutton Bank, dropping down nicely stopping at Thirsk for a cuppa in a proper mug sat outside in the sun, while we were there a Vespa was seen on a recovery truck! Fuel was taken again just outside Thirsk and turned off at the next village towards Masham, Leyburn and eventually Hawes for dinner. The Dales were so clear and the riding excellent. As we arrived a motor cyclist arrived and said are you BLOC? He had just painted 2 members scooters. 200 motor bikes arrived from Blackpool to Whitby on a charity ride. The sun was so warm, we let them go and set out again toward Ingleton. Climbing out of Hawes my bike again had another clear out, popping and banging. as we reached the top of the climb a BSA motor bike past us. So we gave chase down the hill to Ribblehead! We were tailing him as he could straight line but not corner! Great fun. Onto Ingleton with another pop and bang, low cloud and cold was the weather.Through the lanes to Caton, up over Quernmore and back through Out Rawcliffe. We were both on reserve so fuelled at BP garage on Mains Lane and said our goodbyes. Another fantastic ride. Thanks for coming along with me Kiwi and Mark P! I believe the others did the A59. Both groups arriving home about 2pm, everyone home safe. Coast to Coast next in 2 weeks time. Cheers!.

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  112. brian k

    hi, just a note to let people know there,s cheeky northern monkey,s scooter rally at colne & nelson rugby club, harrison drive lancashire BB8 9SF on 5/6th june 2015. friday night natural rythum & johnny boy, saturday night the strikes plus dj,s gaz topper, chinky, glenn, raffle, costom show, tug of war. £10 for weekend, camping. stubby 07733462156.

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  113. Paul D.

    How do, yeah I am at the club tonight. Great today riding around on a Lambretta. Stopped for chips and a member appears telling me working on his bike. Engine going in today amongst other things. Riding back to Cleveleys, see another member on an orange GP. Must be having a tinker with it before the weekend. No panels on the bike. Lambrettas are alive round and about! Cheers.

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  114. Pete

    Are you at the club tonight? You may well have company on Fri morning....

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  115. Paul D.

    SCARBOROUGH a ride on the wild side. Depending on the weather conditions. I shall be riding Trough of Bowland across to Long Preston, Pateley Bridge(fuel), Thirsk(Chips and fuel) and Scarborough. If conditions are not to favourable may end up going my old favourite route to Hawes(Chips and fuel), Thirsk(Fuel) and Scarborough. Don't fuel up on meeting, have enough to get to Garstang. Will be filling up there.Give the kit men those few extra miles range and peace of mind to get to the next filling up stop. Garstang to Thirsk is 80-90 miles. If you want to come along with me you are more than welcome. If not the laborious A59 awaits you, you are more than welcome to it! Will be at Shard Bridge at 0915am for Approx 0930am set off on Friday 3rd April 2015. Did it last year and took approx 5 hours but that was solo. Cheers.

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  116. Paul D.

    BLOC helped say farewell. Meeting over all at The Lane Ends pub, over 20 scooters mainly Lambrettas, peppered with a few Vespas answered the request to escort Paul Bibby's final journey. Split into 2 groups heading and tailing the hearse, led by Eddie and Gaz B we set off on one of the slowest but most poignant rides I have taken part in with BLOC. Never exceeding 20mph! Arriving at Lytham crematorium the headers split off to allow the heares to be walked to the door.A packed room heard about his life and there was a brief murmur from certain quarters when the Vicar annouced he was a Lambretta man and not the other make! The curtains closed, we all left the room to brilliant sunshine. It shines on the righteous. We did him proud. So thanks to BLOC members past, present and also those who turned up from other clubs or solos who rode with us. Cheers.

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  117. martin

    A big thank you to all for arranging Bibs final journey. Debs has asked me to pass on her appreciations to all involved. Many thanks once again and do him proud.

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  118. Eddie

    We will meet at 12:45pm at Wainwright Club on Friday to ride together to Bibby's flat.The hearse will be leaving from outside his flat (next to the Lane Ends) on Haweside Lane at 1.30pm

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  119. Paul D.

    Thanks for the heads up Nigel! Had an idea they were starting again. See you over there. Cheers.

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  120. Eddie

    We've been asked to provide an escort for Bibby's final journey next Friday 27th, the family would like as many Lambretta's as possible. As most of you know Bibs was an original member of our club and despite his failing health still came to our yearly club do's and occasional weekly club meetings. It would be a fitting tribute to him for us to provide an escort of Lambretta's that he loved so much. Dress code will be either Blackpool FC or England shirts or scooter t-shirts. More details to follow

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  121. Nigel (Lancaster/Morecambe)

    Hello Guys, Sure you're on top of this anyway, but just in case.... Classic bike/scooter meets at Wray village start Thursday April 2nd. evening. Cheers.

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  122. Eddie

    Bibs funeral will be at 2pm on Friday 27th March at Lytham Crematorium. The hearse will be leaving from outside his flat (next to the Lane Ends) on Haweside Lane at 1.30pm. Afterwards, the wake will be at the Highfield Pub (red roses to be worn)

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  123. Eddie

    Still waiting to hear mate, as soon as we hear anything I'll post on here and our Facebook page

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  124. Martin K

    Really sad to hear that Bibby has passed away,my thoughts and prayers are with his family.A real character and a true scooter boy.Do we have any news of when the funeral will be held.

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  125. Eddie

    It is with deep regret and sadness that I have to relay the news that Paul Bibby died on Saturday. Bibs was known to many of us, a true scooterist and Lambretta enthusiast. Although Bibs had been ill for the last few years he still made the effort to come to our weekenders with a twinkle in his eye and his love of Lambrettas shining through. We will all have our memories of Bibs, some more than others and tales to retell spanning decades which still keep us smiling. Lets hope there is something on the other side and Bibs is sat there astride "Torque of the Devil" smiling down on us. RIP my old friend

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  126. Paul D.

    BLOC did Morecambe by variable routes and times. Some going friday staying over. The majority heading there for the day, after all it's Morecambe of all places! Some did brave Saturday night there to.Quite a proportion selected an early bird time and headed over wyre having brekky at Glasson Dock. Myself (SX150)selected a reasonable 10am at Shard bridge with my Dad (LI 150 Series2)and Mark Parkinson(LI Series 1kitted). Steady ride over Wyre to Lancaster just the three of us minding our own business. Then it was like Quadraphenia behind us at a set of traffic lights heading north out of Lancaster, the early crew had caught us up! Hanging a left to Hest Bank and joining the Promenade road into Morecambe to what was Morecambe Promenade railway station. Looked round the stalls and met a few familiar faces, signed on. The early crew left early from Morecambe, the three of us headed home via A6 with a brew at The Barn in Scorton then onwards to Cockerham to join the road to Shard Brigde again. 61 miles round trip and a good run and time had, if a little chilly. Scarboro next at Easter. Cheers.

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  127. Eddie

    Any club members wanting tickets for Pogues do at Salmesbury 26th and 27th June I'll need to know this week

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  128. Eddie

    Thanks to all the members who turned up for last nights AGM and their contributions to the meeting. For those that couldn't make it a brief summary of proceedings:- 1) Membership will be £10.00 again, all members will receive a tower logo hoodie so when you pay please give your size (be realistic coz there will be no returns smile emoticon ). The club will also be paying for membership for each member to Wainwright Club 2) BLOC will be holding another weekender 11th and 12th September at Blackpool Cricket club. Details to follow. 3) This year we will be running a best points scoring member trophy to be awarded at the end of the rally season to the club member who has accumulated the most points in the LCGB Riders Championship. 4) Club members will be attending numerous LCGB, National and Club rallies

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  129. Eddie

    Hi Dean, you can join at the AGM, it's normally £10.00, hopefully see you Thursday

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  130. Dean Avery

    Morning all,at the AGM is this the place to join or do i need to do it at later date and how much will it be please?.

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  131. Eddie

    This years AGM will be Thursday 19th February from 7:30 at the Wainwright Club

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  132. Paul D

    Sorry Martin, didn't know anything about it. Thought had to move fast because not many places to stay at St. Bees and saying full on LCGB forum, for twins anyway. Got last room at Spa hotel Saltburn to. People seemed to be moving fast to book. Only released Sunday and full on Monday. Cheers.

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  133. Martin Hyland

    I was going to suggest that I try and book for everyone at the same place that I booked in Saltburn last time we were there. I think there was 5 twin rooms at £50 per room but if we're only acting on an I'm alright Jack basis I'm not sure it's worth the hassle. I took a gamble and booked 3 rooms at the Seacote in St Bees before xmas for the Saturday night, at that stage I didn't know the route or even if it was going to St Bees but it's not an issue as I had the option to cancel without incurring fees. So anyone interested or are you all doing your own thing?

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  134. Paul D

    LCGB coast to coast 17/18 th april. Saltburn to St. Bees this year. Mark Jackson and myself are booked in at Saltburn and St Bees. Main hotel is full, think still places at Seacoates, St. Bees? One of the best rides of the year. Get yourselves in gear! Cheers!

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  135. Martin Kane

    Hi all, Happy New Year. Sorry this is belated. The company hosting the website has been experiencing denial of service attacks which has made the site unstable recently. All should be okay now as they've moved and upgraded their servers. Any problems let me know.

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  137. Mark Parkinson

    Happy New Year to all fellow members/readers........there must be some out there ? None Faceachers ? See ya all soon :-)

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  138. Peter

    Anyone out there ...wondering where BLOC are....look on facebook....it has pictures...profanities....real colour....and loads and loads of bullshit...can't go wrong really;-)

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  139. Pete

    Well for those I don't have numbers for here is the phone number of the Hotel in Scarborough this next easter...01723375188..rooms were going fast but as Bri says anyone willing to share can still get family rooms...you won't have to dress up as mum or anything...well Bri might but sharing is probably the best option..ring see if any availability and post here or on our facebook page...........

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  140. Brian Mcue

    Anybody going to scarboro' at easter willing to share a room with me? I promise to be good and will try not to keep you awake with my snoring or attemt to cuddle you in the night... och aye the noo!

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  141. Cris Bowden

    Good Morning I am hoping that somebody may be able to help myself and 3 friends. In May 2015, myself and 3 friends are raising money and awareness for a charity called Helen & Douglas House by visiting all 43 FA Cup Winners in a 6 day period using as many different modes of transport as possible. Helen & Douglas House are a hospice that provide care and support for children and young adults with life shortening illnesses. We are looking to try and use a scooter for one of the legs and wandered if any of you may be willing to help us get from Preston North End to Blackpool Town FC on one of your Lambretta's? If you want any further information please feel free to contact me or feel free to visit our Website www.thefacupbyanymeans@wix.com/winners and our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/thefacupbyanymeans Any help you can provide would be amazing. Thanks in advance Cris 07795822340 crisbowden1980@gmail.com

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  142. Paul D

    BLOC did Bridlington. A last minute decision Friday morning with a quick call to Big Mark, alias Brian Dean for the weekend. I got accomodation for Friday night. Quick check over my bike and all was well set off. Out via Gt Eccleston for chips. Set off 1230 Not doing A59, did a more interesting and better route on A and B roads via Longridge, Gisburn, Hellifield, Grassington, Pateley Bridge where fuel was taken. Onwards to Ripon, Thirsk for a brew. Then headed for Sutton Bank. Just before the bank turned off and headed for Byland Abbey, nice ruin there, Malton and Arrived Bridlington at 1830, using 9.5 litres for 157 miles. Found the digs and went to meet the rest in Bridlington. Respect to Kiwi and your 15 litres, you know why. Saturday dawned and went to the Spa for the show and shine brigade and usual fair. After dinner had to set back and headed back on the B1253 out of Bridlington to Malton, Byland Abbey, Thirsk for a brew and fuel.Then headed towards Leyburn, Hawes, unfortunately chippy was shut weather was changing so headed onwards to Ribblehead battling a strong head wind and rain, ran out of it by Ingleton. Onwards to Caton, Quernmore and then home after a fuel stop at Garstang. Another good weekend and probably the last this year. Cheers!

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  143. Paul D

    Thanks Martin. Cheers.

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  144. Martin k

    Paul there is a picture of you pathfinding on the Antrim coast road with Pete and Kiwi, on the LCGB UK rallies page.

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  145. Martin K

    Thanks to all the Bloc crew who made it to Ballycastle for the 4 nations rally,we all had a great craic as they say,good company and great roads,got home quite late,lights played up and the m6 was busy see you all again soon mk

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  146. Paul D

    BLOC did Ireland! Thanks to Pete, Mark, Kiwi, Me, Martin H, Martin K and Lyndon eventually. Good ride upto Stranraer on the A and B roads, weather was superb and the scenery spectacular on Thursday. A brew at Caton, fuel at Tebay. At Temple Sowerby an RAF Tucano gave us a good dip of his wings as he flew by. Chips were had at Brampton as every pub we passed was shut! Did they know we were coming? Onto Longtown and the A75. 98 miles to Stran. A good run down with a stop at Castle Douglas for a brew and fuel at Twynholm. forward to Stran and overnight stay in a B & B. Friday we boarded the boat from Cairnryan to Larne it was raining, also a little rough. As we alighted it stopped raining and we followed the A2 to Ballycastle, what an enjoyable ride along the coast. Arrived to find ours digs. Saturday and went to sign on and get our goody bags. Kiwi and I did the rideout along a 3rd of the Northwest 200 course to Portrush where free hotpot, bread and a pint was put on for us, very welcome. On the return we were tourists and stopped off at Dunlace Castle, Giants Causeway, Pallintoy Harbour and some laybys with good views. Most enjoyable. The others entertained themselves in Boyds bar which has been left in time. Sunday we set back in the dry to Belfast and boarded for Cairnryan. Martin K left us there to go to Ayr. We battled the wind all afternoon, stopping at Castle Douglas for fuel then battled on again to Dumfries where we had something to eat. Set off again and I had a faulty plug, changed it and away again. As we joined the M6 Mark had plug trouble and another change. On our way again. Fuel at Penrith and I decided to split and turn off at Tebay and do the A and B roads home. Rest of the group pressed on down the M6 battling all the way with the wind. Mark broke down and got recovered. Everyone else made it home. Been a fantastic time from start to finish. Glad I went. Cheers The Pathfinder.

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  147. Paul D.

    Well safe journey, weather doesn't look good friday. Go A6 and hit all the busy towns/cities. Looking at going Caton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Sedburgh, Tebay,Culgaith, Brampton, Longtown. A road to Stran. Should be a good run up.

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  148. Martin K

    Setting off friday morning at5:30/6:00, M6 To Gretna, then A roads to Cairnryan, on the 11;30 to Belfast, should see you all about 16;00.what's the scenic route A6?

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  149. Paul D.

    Anyone got a vanbretta? If the rest of the pack don't want to go the way I stated let me know and I'll set off on me todd and see you up there at Stranraer.

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  150. Eddie

    Blackpool Lambretta Owners Club would like to thanks all Clubs and solo riders who attended our event this weekend from literally all over the UK. Thanks also to Bob On and Basketcase for two fantastic nights of live entertainment and to Blackpool Cricket Club for helping us to hold this event. We would also like to thanks Tri Services Scooter Club for their help and support and a Mention in Dispatches must go to Kris Green for his efforts advertising the event!!. Thanks to West Coast Scooters for their raffle prize donation and to the individual club members who also donated prizes and to Lambretta Club of Great Britain for designating the event as a signing on event. Thanks again go to the DJ's over the weekend and finally to the club members who attended and helped making the event the success it was.

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  151. Paul D.

    Busy night at Wray Bike night. Lambrettas and Vespas in attendance from Morecambe amongst them was Mick. There was an unusual site of another BLOC member there. Anything from an American chopper to a Vespa tonight. Also present was Isle of Mann TT legend John Mc Guinness and his dad from Morecambe. Good ride out again with clear hills and a ride back in the dark with a hazy moon. I've enjoyed then, roll on next year. Cheers!

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  152. Paul D

    last Wray village bike night of the year tonight. Be setting off this afternoon, getting chips at Great Eccelestone Village about 1720 en-route. Weathers good, to good to sit in The Wainwright club! In The Gazzete tonight there is a Lambretta advertised for sale and no i'm not on commission or involved. Cheers!

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  153. Daniel

    We have just opened a bespoke b&b in sandown.all luxury themed rooms & CCTV . If any one needs accommodation for a good price we would be glad to accommodate you. 07956792165

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  154. Daniel

    We have just opened a bespoke b&b in sandown.all luxury themed rooms & CCTV . If any one needs accommodation for a good price we would be glad to accommodate you. 07956792165

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  155. Martin H.

    Kebab????? Why didn't you tuck into the Hot Pot supper that the Wainwright laid on?

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  156. joe

    Had great van drive to the wainwright left home and drove to mats house and picked him up. We drove to marks going over Warbreck hill. The drive to the club was great checking out the local talant. Had a nice pint off Boddington s during the meeting. On the way home we stoped in layton for a lovely supper at a kebab resturant. Droped the lads of and drove home. Cant wait for the next outing.

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  157. Paul D

    No worries Nigel no harm done. Good to see you again. Perfect night for a scooter ride the hills were so clear with the sun. Again a contingent from Lancaster/Morecambe made it to Wray village on Lambrettas and Vespas. Also there was Mick amongst others. Busy night and I shall be riding over again on the first Thursday of September which I believe is the last one this year (weather permitting). My Dad and I made it over there on SX 150 and LI 150 series 2 heading back home as darkness fell was interesting for my dad with 6 volt lights. Cheers!

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  158. Nigel (Lancaster)

    Paul..... sorry! I said I'd speak to you before I left Wray when I was moving my scooter, then I forgot and left. Mind like a sieve. Anyway, good to see you and see ya next time.

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  159. Eddie

    Right guys and girls especially committee can we all make an effort to get down to Wainwright Club on Thursday night, we're less than a month away from our weekender and we need to make sure everything is covered in the next couple of weeks, still lots to be sorted and we're still looking for any ideas etc

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  160. Pete

    Point taken Paul...However next Thursday don't be surprised at a poor turnout as the start is early and some will be washing their hair(s).I won't make it but it does not mean that the club is disintegrating just taking time out to polish our zimmer frames..

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  161. Paul D.

    Well, had a cracking rideout last night! Roads were quiet and weather not to bad. Ended up riding out through St. Michaels onto A6 northbound and over Quernmore then up on to the top where you can look over Morecambe bay etc. Came back over Quernmore through Scorton and back on A6 turned at Old Nell's and back through Elswick and home. Just missing the rain. Seems you do rideouts and don't tell people until you have done them in this club. Not very nice is it? Next week is Wray bike night and I shall be riding over there if weather is favourable be 1800 to 1810 set off from Singleton Garage. Cheers!

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  162. Dean

    thxs peter,l8rs

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  163. Peter

    Hi Dean In the absence of any pre-planned ride ....we meet at the Wainwright club on Hornby rd and decide from there....or not as the weather may decide

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  164. Dean

    where is this wks rideout from and too plz.not on face book as a few of you know,so this is my only way of knowing whats going on.thxs.

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  165. Martin H

    I think he's been brianwashed. Must be all them hot pot suppers. I might organise a rideout for one on Saturday if I can get my scooter running in time. Darlington might be a suitable venue. They do a good hot pot I'm told.

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  166. joe

    Paul D you did good organising rideouts but your main role was to organise the hot pot suppers which u failed at. You took to much on I hope the club gets a apology .

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  167. joe

    Paul D you did good organising rideouts but your main role was to organise the hot pot suppers which u failed at. You took to much on I hope the club gets a apology .

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  168. Phil Mumby

    I too look forward to the posts about the Thursday night rideouts. On the night in question a few of the people on the so called organized rideout to Lytham had decided for whatever reason that they could not attend that particular rideout from the Miller Arms and so decided at the last minute to have a short ride after meeting at the club.This was not done to undermine anyone and was a last minute decision.I hope the club's Thursday night rideouts continue, but remember you cannot please everyone and you will always get people having different ideas on where they want to ride too. I think Paul is doing a great job in organizing these rideouts and hope he will continue.

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  169. Eddie

    Paul, have had no internet access this weekend as I've been on a rally and will have very limited access this week, I posted your ride out on our Facebook page but was also wondering if there had been another ride out organised because of photos uploaded to Facebook, there was certainly nothing posted on the clubs Facebook page indicating a separate ride out, whether it was organised at last minute or in advance i've no idea or who organised it. We have never tried to dictate to members what they should or shouldn't do, at the end of the day we have over 40 members and it's up to individuals whether they attend an organised ride out or not. We all have our own individual circumstances and it may be some members cannot make the start time indicated so have organised something else, have you asked?. A lot of members enjoy your rideouts and it would be a shame to stop because of a misunderstanding

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  170. Peter

    Fair point there Paul....I don't consider it an underminding situation more that some need to look at what has been organised....decide they can't or don't want that and COMMUNICATE the fact..rather than have a facebook 'like' or a 3rd party comment (happy or not). I for one know what a difference you have made to the Thursday night rides..........

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  171. Paul D

    Well Dean glad you were made welcome. Pity who ever organised the ride around Lytham couldn't be bothered inviting everybody who is a member in the club! I've been thinking all day and As of 1820 25/07/14 Paul Dugdale is resigning from the committee of The Blackpool Lambretta Owners Club! As for Ravenglass it's a non starter i'm afraid after recent events. No matter what effort is put in there is always someone to undermine you. This club if you can call it a club needs sorting out. I'm still a member and look forward to some changes being made for the better for all, not just this clique or that group. I could go on but it's not the place. Cheers!

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  172. Dean Avery

    sorry i was the vespa rider:)

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  173. Dean Avery

    just had the pleasure of thursdays rideout around lytham etc.....was great.so thxs for making me welcome.thxs

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  174. Paul D.

    Well, just got back from a good ride to The Fleece at Bayhorse. Setting out from Singleton heading over Wyre to Cockerham across to and crossed the A6 and ended at The Fleece a nice coutry pub. After being refreshed headed back via Scorton and St. Micheals to complete a circular route. Thanks to those that turned out tonight, you know who you are! Next Thursday it is Wray Village bike meet so I shall be riding over there, as usual anyone is welcome will be 1810 set off prob (weather permitting). As regards Sunday and Ravenglass! A decision will be made and info put on here by tomorrow evening. Cheers!

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  175. Paul D.

    Rideout Thursday 24th July 2014 meeting at the Miller Arms Singleton 1915 for 1930 set off. Forecast looks fantastic tomorrow evening. Heads up! Could be this Sunday riding upto Ravensglass for a trip on the Ravensglass Railway. Thanks Martin K, enjoy the games. Thanks Eddie. Cheers!

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  176. eddie

    I'll probably have the kids Thursday night, so chances are I won't make the rideout and I'm away next week. We need to start planning for our weekender, which is now edging closer. The message needs to go out about raffle prizes from members, if anyone wants to sponsor a raffle prize, do members want to team up to donate a raffle prize, so that instead of having thirty raffle prizes we have fifteen decent ones. West Coast Scooters are also donating a raffle prize. Trophies need deciding upon and arranging. Has anyone got any ideas for things to do on the day, do we know what traders are turning up. I've spoken to a lot of people at rallies over the last few weeks and there is a lot of interest in our do and I'll be at Salford this weekend promoting it there. It will be a shame if we let ourselves down because people are thinking everyone else will sort it.

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  177. martin k

    Sorry on holiday im in Glasgow for the games ,

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  178. Paul D.

    Heads up for Thursday night. Will be a rideout from Singleton Village, usual place and time to The Fleece at Bay Horse, it's just behind Scorton Village. If you are meeting us Martin K, postcode is LA2 9AQ, Anyon Lane, Bayhorse. I shall up date Wednesday evening. Cheers.

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  179. Paul D.

    Yeah can only echo Martin K. 18 Lambrettas brilliant turnout. I turned off at Cockerham going home and headed for Garstang and back through St. Micheals to complete a circular route. Even saw a barn owl near to Great Eccleston. Lets hope can have a few more rideouts this year, got a few ideas for some more weather permitting for a Thursday night. Until the next time. Cheers all!

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  180. martink

    Excellent turn out tonight chaps, weather was a bonus, not a V**** in sight, and the series 1 purred all the way home proper Italian weather i think. thanks again for a good evening ride safe..

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  181. Paul D.

    Rideout to The Stork over Wyre. Tomorrow Thursday 10/07/14 from Singleton Village, Miller Arms 1915 for 1930 set off. Weather looks favourable to. By the way, wasn't me who suggested Ravensglass it was another member. Cheers.

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  182. martin k

    Hi, All just a update for anyone trying to contact me at PM tuning , i no longer work their. I left last week,Referance ride out thursday; The Stork is a nice pub on the banks of the Conder as it flows in to the Lune near Glasson dock

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  183. Peter

    I'm all for a bit of Stalk margarine trip........

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  184. Paul D.

    Hello Martin, no not doing Shipston or the AF rally. Lcgb seem to have a knack of picking weekends when I'm working. If there is a nice Sunday may do a ride upto Ravensglass and have a trip on the Ravensglass Railway. I know doesn't have the kudos of signing abit of paper and gaining points for something we shall never win. I don't know if there is any interest out there in this club for such a rideout? This Thursday if a nice evening shall try again and do a rideout to Cockerham or the stalk over wyre. Be from Singleton usual time. Shall up date near the time. Cheers.

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  185. Martin H

    I didn't have a car on the road, never mind a scooter. Are you doing Shipston Paul?

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  186. Paul D

    Well, turned up at Shell garage at Singleton my dad and I and no one else turned up, except Mr.Twist on his Triumph bobbed into say hello en route to Wray. So we had a leisurely ride over to Wray village and on route followed a GP150 from Caton to Wray. Turned out to be a rider from Lancaster who we did coast to coast with. Also Martin Kane turned up with a few Scoots from Lancaster/Morecambe, then Nigel turned up another who we did coast to coast with. Good selection of bikes to look at. Again a friendly welcome when we arrived and again asked to come back again. So if I am free I shall be going again next month. It takes 55mins to Wray, well in the range of any Lambretta! Cheers.

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  187. Paul D

    Going to risk it and ride over to Wray Village, will be at Singleton garage for about 1800. 1810 set off. Cheers.

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  188. Paul D.

    I believe crongratulations are in order for the trophy winners! It's the first Thursday of the month tomorrow and it is Wray Village bike meet. The only trouble is mother nature threatening rain. If it is not raining I shall be having a ride over there if anyone wants to come along your more than welcome. Be setting off from Singleton Shell Garage about 1810 ish. I shall post an update tomorrow (Thursday 3rd July 2014) afternoon on here. Cheers.

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  189. Peter

    Well if its this nice on Thursday...ride from the club to ...wherever we can breakdown near...usual 7 ish for a 7:40 set off

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  190. martin k

    Looks like the same dilemma we're always going to have. it's just a huge problem for us to police if we have to check all cars coming on site, we had one idiot at the co-op one year wheel spinning on the front car park. it's the camper van gazebo crowd who turn up then don't even come in to the do till last orders. We need to get this all ironed out tonight if possible, then we can put something back on the LCGB forum (still Off).chio

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  191. Eddie

    The other thing to remember is that there will be limited paking space anyway as a) the car park isn't that big anyway and the marquee will reduce it even further, also we'll need to designate space for stall holders/custom show and scooter parking so we may be telling people to park off site

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  192. Eddie

    Martin, saw that before the site fell over again, don't think we've had problems in the past with vast numbers of cars and vans, the majority come by scoot, you get the odd car or so but usually it's someone's other half who has come on their scoot. If we were a large rally say over a 1000 regular attendees we could possibly then say scooters only, but we need to build up that following first then try it. We'd all ideally like to have a scooter only rally but the economics at the moment I think prevents us from doing so. You may wish to point out to LCBG forum that any cars that do attend will not be able to park near the tents etc.

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  193. Martin H.

    Questions raised on my LCGB BLOC rally thread re cars, vans, motorhomes, etc. Do we allow them onsite? No surprise that I vote no. It's a scooter rally.

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  194. eddie

    Please note club meeting will take place at Blackpool Cricket club this week on Thursday the 26th, Please can all committee members attend so we can have a meeting with the Cricket Club and discuss the planning of our weekender. The rest of the members can have a look at the refurbishments the Cricket club have made, a beer and a chat . Cheers Ed

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  195. Peter

    See its easier to cry sat on your settee............

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  196. Peter

    I doubt there will be many at the meet tonight....I never like riding when i cry...............manana boys

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  197. Eddie

    All please note the meeting at the Cricket Club has been postponed till Thursday 26th due to a certain football game being played this Thursday evening. Apologies, my fault forgot to check the fixtures!!. This weeks meeting will be at the Wainwright Club for those not watching the football

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  198. Peter

    You are such a selfish Tw*t Paul...take, take, take..give something back for once!!!!!You'll be telling me you are away on holiday next!....;-)

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  199. Paul D

    There is never a dull moment. Thanks to those that turned up tonight. There was a change of plan at Singleton due to a new rider appearing on an Li 125. Think the ride out ended up at The Queens pub at Lytham. Unfortunately I didn't make it to Lytham. I stayed at Singleton and stripped the Li125 down so he could get it home. Throttle cable was far to long and came off in the headset. Managed to sort that and get it going. Got 100 yards down the road and it cut out! Luckily it was on reserve. Got it going again and shadowed him back home to Wrea Green. Cheers!

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  200. Paul D.

    Rideout Thursday 12th June 2014. Meeting at Miller Arms, Singleton Village 715PM for 730PM set off. Forecast is good at mo. Riding over Wyre to either Cockerham, Manor Inn or Glasson Dock, The Stork Inn. Both on same road one just further than the other.

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  201. Eddie

    Please note club meeting will take place at Blackpool Cricket club a week on Thursday the 19th, Please can all committee members attend so we can have a meeting with the Cricket Club and discuss the planning of our weekender. The rest of the members can have a look at the refurbishments the Cricket club have made, a beer and a chat :). Cheers Ed

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  202. Pete

    Well, met Paul and 'Blackpool stay at home crew' at the Wainwright. Even Eddie turned out on his mobility scooter. made our way to the bar don't know how we all managed it. Met some real weirdos inside, none of them seemed to have any grasp on reality but hey they liked us. Will be doing this every time we believe the weather forecast..probably every Thursday of the month...be there ..you know who you are??? cheers ....................well done Paul.. you git ;-)

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  203. Paul D.

    Well, met Paul and Kirkham crew at Singleton Garage. My Dad even turned out tonight on his scooter. Proceeded to Caton, where we met up with a mate of Paul's on his bike. via Galgate and onto Wray village. A vast age of bikes from a 1920's BSA barn find on a trailer to modern day motorbikes. Martin Kane and other Scooterists from Lancaster/Morecambe appeared among them was Nigel who rode with us to Alnwick on Coast to Coast this year. Also Mick from Morecambe and the Spanish 150 we saw at Caton on Sunday. Spoke to the organisers wife and she said you must come next month on your scooters, most welcoming. She use to own and ride a Triumph Tina back in the day. First Thursday of the month July next month weather permitting I shall be going again. Anyone wanting to go are welcome to come along, giving plenty off notice to all. Cheers.

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  204. Paul D.

    Thursday night, having a rideout with Paul from Marton Cycles. Meeting at the Shell garage, Singleton Crossroads 6pm. If you want to come you are more than welcome. Not a rideout for anyone running in. Forecast is good at mo, but won't won't be going if raining. Cheers Paul D.

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  205. Martin H

    PS for those that don't know, the LCGB forum is back up and running but you will need to re-register as they lost all the previous info in the crash. http://www.ilambretta.com/forum/index.php

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  206. Martin H

    Food for thought re admission prices for our rally. Just thought I'd put the feelers out and get the general LCGB consensus. http://www.ilambretta.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=134

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  207. Paul Ellis

    Yeah good rideout on Sunday... who needs a sat-nav when you got Paul D on his tuned up TS1 SX leading the way! (catch him if you can) Cheers Paul, apart from Lambretta's and the Viaduct, what did the Romans do for us??

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  208. martin k

    hi Paul, there was a dozen or so of from Morecambe/ Lancaster (lambretta & v***pa's), we had a meet up at the Midland then a loop up to Devil's bridge-Sedbergh, then back , we all passed each other at Caton-Hornby, I was on my series 1, only realised it was our lot after you had passed, great ride out, Wray classic bike meet this Thursday.

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  209. Paul D.

    Well, Had a good ride around the Yorkshire Dales today. Went out to Settle over Quernmore, brew at Caton, onto Settle via Bentham. Had Chips and set back via Horton in Ribblesdale, stopping at Ribblehead viaduct then onto Ingleton and rejoining the same route back to Caton at Wennington. Had tea at Caton and a Spanish Lambretta turned up from Ingleton. Saw a few Lambrettas out today. The homeward leg was over Littledale over Quernmore, Scorton and main road home. Thanks to those that turned out today,you know who you are. It was the perfect day for it. May do another route soon. Watch this space! Cheers.

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  210. Paul D.

    No, just a rideout into the countryside. Need Lyndon for that, but he's un-avaliable at mo. Although there are some in the area of Settle! Cheers.

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  211. Martin H

    It's not another signal box photo opportunity ride out is it?

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  212. Paul D.

    Any members want a ride to SETTLE tomorrow Sunday 1st June? I shall be setting off about 1040 am. No not going A59, going on the back roads. This is not a ride for anyone running in really unless your Pete Haslam! Route will be Quernmore, Caton (Brew), Low/High Bentham, Settle (Dinner and re-fuel about 1330). Coming back via Slaidburn or Ribblehead. Good Chippy at Settle as well as other establishments. Meet at Singleton Village, Miller Arms pub 1030. Cheers

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  213. Paul Ellis

    Ayone doing IOW? Have booked into the Altavia hotel in Sandown, 01983 403767, its £240 for 3 nights 2 people sharing. Be quick not much availability...got it from www.booking.com

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  214. LCGB FORUM

    Dear LCGB Members, It is with great regret that following a short period of interruption on the server hosting both our web site and forums, we suffered a fatal crash which resulted in total loss of data. Following the server crash, everything possible that could be done, was done in order to retrieve the situation and restore some, if not all of the data stored within it. Unfortunately, after every effort was made, it became clear that the crash had indeed damaged the storage facility of the server and both our web site and forums were lost. As any responsible web builders, we had in place a full back up (off-line) of our web site almost to the day and were able to replace this as soon as we had a stable platform on which to host it. Some of the data stored, such as the shop and newsblog were created ?on the fly? and as such, were gone for good. We have also taken steps to ensure this never happens again and have a new system for bringing members the latest LCGB news as well as access to shopping with our club. Our biggest regret however, is that many many thousands of contributions to our forums have also gone forever. This is heartbreaking. Not only for us as a club, but also to the people who made those contributions and the many thousands who benefit from them. On a brighter note, work has been on-going, behind the scenes to install brand new forums, with the latest software, super usability and loads of features previously not available on the old forums. This task has been carried out by those involved in their own time, without charge and at great pains to ensure this time, it is right. The forums will soon build up again and we hope you enjoy using them even more than before. We sincerely apologise for the time spent off line but can assure you we did everything possible to keep this period as short as we could. And for your patience, we thank you. A personal thanks to those involved in restoring what we could, particularly Martin Weeks and especially Rob Devlin in building what will be a better system going forward and who's effort was exceptional in getting us back and keeping us organised going forward. Paul Slack - LCGB Webmaster"

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  215. Preston Wildcat.

    hi, we are having a ride out Monday evening 19/5/2014. to the Grapes Wrea Green setting off from Preston 7;30- arrive 8:00. hope to see you all their.

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  216. Martin H

    Call or text me if you're up for it. Setting off about 10.

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  217. Martin H

    Saturday Fantastic weather and LCGB signing on event in Sheffield. Brilliant ride over the Pennines. I'm going, anyone else up for it. May come back same day or camp over and ride back on Sunday.

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  218. martin k

    Parkas for goalposts!

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  219. Pete

    Lots of interest for tonight...be there you pussies!! oh anyone got a whippy ariel i can borrow..........

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  220. Eddie

    Obviously the rideout this Thursday has now overtaken events. I'll have the Pogues tickets with me for all those going on the rideout. Anyone unable to make it I'll bring the tickets in the following weeks

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  221. Paul D

    Ride out Thursday night, 15th May. Those wanting to ride meet at The Millers Arms, Singleton Village 1930! Destination Caton or Hand and Dagger at Salwick. See what the concensus is on the night. I would prefer Caton though. Fill your tank for start of ride. Cheers!

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  222. Fred

    Hi I am interested in a ride out. What time is the ride out leaving the Wainwright ?

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  223. Paul D

    My suggestion is ride over Quernmore to Caton. Can go out one way and come back a different way. There is a pub there. A heads up for first Thursday of the month is a classic bike meet at Wray village. May ride out with Paul from Marton Cycles 5th June if he is going. Rode out with him to it last year, it's 35 miles each way. Don't know if anyone is interested if a nice evening?

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  224. mk

    the weather is looking favourable for a ride out this Thursday evening, any ideas -a6- Garstang the grapes, old nell's??

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  225. Eddie

    Pogues tickets have arrived for those who ordered off me. Will be at Wainwright Club on Thursday night. Ed

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  226. LCGB- Forum /website access

    LCGB Forum / Main Site As some of you will be aware the club sites have been running unreasonably slow recently, Mainly due to the traffic we receive and the fact the system which has served us well for a number of years is now well out of date. The LCGB officials who take care of the online facilities are at present working on restoring the sites as well as up-dating the current system which is taking longer that anticipated for which we apologise for any inconvenience incurred. The LCGB itself is obviously unaffected and all other facilities / services are running efficiently. Any further relevant updates will be relayed to you via the same social media as this short announcement. Please bear with us and we should hopefully have the forum / main site back on line ASAP. Your support and patience is appreciated. Cheers Martin M.Weeks LCGB Forum Admin

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  227. Paul D.

    Well, who says Blackpool Lambretta Owners Club don't go anywhere on a weekend. The majority stayed at Scarborough, others staying at Whitby. The Scarborough crew started with a bang this year. Riding upto Whitby on the Saturday morning and enjoying Scarboro in the afternoon and into the evening. Riding back on the Sunday morning home. 331 miles for the weekend. Another enjoyable weekend thanks to Tall Mark, Gaz B , Gaz and Mandy , Martin and Stuart Dean, Pete H, Steve AA man B and wife, Ted C, Paul E and Chris L. Cheers.

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  228. Eddie

    Will be collecting cash for the Pogues at next weeks meeting for anyone that's not paid yet. If anyone can't make it next week let me know. Cheers

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  229. Martin k

    top weekend as usual, although rode on my own most of the day on saturday accross Hadrians wall Kielder forrest ,great roads what have the Roman's done for us?. Bye the way Martin i think Lyndon is definatley riding out of his post code this year good luck with the trip on ROUTE 66....

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  230. Martin H

    Scooterists getting on scooters and riding outside of their post code, is that allowed?

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  231. Paul D

    Well, fantastic ride over the hill tops on Friday using mostly B roads to Alnwick, at Caton joined by 2 fellows from Morecambe. Saturday arrived Seahouses and got route. Ended up riding to Holy Island and causeway, Berwick upon Tweed, Coldstream, Kelso, Hawick,Langholm,Canonbie for dinner, Longtown,Carlisle and finally Silloth. Sunday set back for home, via Aspartia,Cockermouth, Keswick, Grassmere for Breakfast,Ambleside,Windermere, then The Lyth Valley,Milnthorpe,Lancaster and Home. 432 very enjoyable miles. Thankyou Martin H, Big Mark and Martin K. Also 2 fellows from Morecambe. Got abit wet but didn't spoil it one bit. Those that didn't bother missed a good'un. We are on a video we got past by a camera head cam scooterist. On you tube it is Lambretta image archive. Video title A1 to kelso, 3 mins 10 into the video we get past. Cheers.

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  232. Bill Dugdale

    Martin, many thanks, it is appreciated. Thx Bill

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  233. MARTIN K

    http://www.justlambretta.com/ 07813 385 387

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  234. Bill Dugdale

    Can someone let me have Martins number I need to buy a few bits for the new scoot. Thx Bill

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  235. martin k

    trying to sort my lights out for the c2c, process of elimination, Martin could you bring me down a casa ignition switch please, will see you tonight

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  236. Paul D

    Oh, i'm there Thursday night.

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  237. Paul D

    Yeah, I've been looking at the map and will look at where b and b is. No probs. Cheers!

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  238. Martin H.

    Paul [Railway] can you sort out the route to Alnwick? We're staying here if you want the address details... http://www.castlegatealnwick.co.uk

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  239. Bill Dugdale

    Martin, many thanks for the advice it is well received and i will look to have it bored out to 150, see how i go and maybe look at a new engine later if not happy. Well i have finally gone and done it and put the deposit down last night and looking to collect this Friday and transport back to Blackpool. Happy days, looks like midlife madness has definitely set in !Catch up on Thursday. Cheers, Bill

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  240. Martin H.

    You can just get it bored out to 150 and fit a new piston, prob cost iro £60-£70 plus fitting. Boring a 125 to 175 is not recommended as the walls become too thin leading to overheating probs. Next step would be to kit it. Mugello 186, RT 195 around £450 but then you need to start upgrading things to cope with the extra power, cranks etc.

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  241. BILL DUGDALE

    Lads, looks like i may have found my Lambretta 125. It has been completely rebuilt but has a 125cc engine. Can some one point me in the right direction regarding upping to a 150 or 175. 1. How much roughly would it cost? 2. Who do you recommend for the job? My daughter is going to look at this with her boyfriend in Oxford tonight therefore a rough idea on cost as above will help with negotiations. My mobile is 07730 658 946. Thanks in anticipation. Bill

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  242. Martin H

    There's a guy on Bristol avenue, in the old TVR unit that repairs lawn mowers and he says he's got a steam cleaner, so I'll let him have a go first. I've got one of those small steam cleaners MartinK, they're crap, well the one I have is. If the lawnmower man can't do it I'll bring it round to your's Eddie when you mrs is out. lol.

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  243. Eddie

    Martin, can vouch for the dishwasher treatment, get any heavy dirt off with Gunk or something similar rinse off pop in the dishwasher bobs your uncle. Your lucky you don't have to sneak it past a wife. Check my facebook photos, set of T5 casings came up a treat. Would recommend putting the dishwasher through a couple of empty cycles afterwards to get rid of the smell of petrol!!

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  244. martin k

    hi, most half decent power washers have a steam setting, have you not got a dish washer ? there's always hand held steam cleaners on the shopping channels!! when I seen them my first thought was cleaning an engine read a thread on lcgb forum about a guy doing all his engine in one , came out a treat and had a nice lemon fragrance

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  245. Martin H.

    Is there anywhere local that does steaming cleaning of engine cases. I can get them glass bead blasted but they need to be clean first.

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  246. Eddie

    Tony, he has had a stroke but is getting back on his feet so to speak, try PM'ing him on facebook or email him if you can as well as texting etc. I'm sure he'll get back to you. If not repost on here, he's not in the club and hasn't been for a number of years but some of the lads still see him so if necessary could pass a message on

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  247. Tony Pearson

    hi trying to contact Jem Booth from your club I have called him but no answer for 2 months heard he has had a stroke and I need my keys back for my TV.

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  248. Phil Mumby

    Barton Grange have given a room to the club in which to display Lambrettas as a part of their Italian themed weekend. 5th 6th April, (The Green Room). Barton Grange opening times are on the Saturday 0900-1730, Sunday 1030-1630. If you are interested in displaying your Lambrettas try to bring them as early as possible so as to avoid the busy periods. You can bring them anytime Friday during opening times if you wish. Point of contact is Sue Swire.

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  249. Phil Mumby

    BARTON GRANGE ITALIAN THEMED WEEKEND 5th - 6th April. Anyone wishing to display their Lambrettas could you please attend this week's meeting for details. Also the room they have given us is large enough for other people to display anything connected with scootering, Parts, Clothing etc.

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  250. Peter

    A cunning change of plan has caused a few of us to book accomm for Friday night for the Morecambe rally. So just a thought those who may think that scooters and beer DO mix well with music and kebabs should maybe consider the same. Most rooms, where available seem to be 60 quid per twin....look online.. be there or be well at home with er...Eastenders or that sowing programme..................

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  251. Eddie

    Pete, yeah I've got you down as going

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  252. Pete H

    Eddie I cannot remember if I reserved one of the Pogues Mahone tickets ...or not..I am going

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  253. MartinK

    Morecambe pre season custom show forms are being emailed to all our club members who took part in last years show at Norbreck,can we have numbers who are willing to show their scoots on the Saturday at the Winter gardens Morecambe BLOC-club display etc, if any one requires a form please email me , I can't make Thursday my vw is being painted...MK

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  254. Paul Ellis

    Anyone got Pete Ecton phone number? I lost it.07583838939

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  255. Martin H

    Buy your own tea you tightwad, anyway I thought you resigned in protest.

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  256. Joe

    Wot times hotpot served new chairman Dugdale on Thurs night

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  257. Paul D.

    Nice one Martin H, can you book good weather to? I'll be there Thursday with the money.

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  258. Martin H.

    Coast 2 Coast accommodation all booked for myself, Mark Jackson, Paul Dugdale and Kevin McKay. We're booked into a B'n'B in Alnwick about 10 miles this side of Seahouses on the Friday night, 4th April. Cost is £27.50 each. On Sat 5th were booked into a caravan at Stanwix Holiday Park, it's where the night "do" is. As above plus Martin Kane. Cost £10 each. Please bring payment down to club next week or next time you're down as it's all paid in full.

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  259. Martin H

    Put me down for the 4 Nations please.

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  260. martin k

    new photo's added to the gallery from last year, if anyone has any photos of anyevents we have attended please contact Martin K

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  261. Lyndon

    4Nations. I have contacted the hotel we stayed at the last time the 4 Nations was at Ballycastle. They can take 17 people so let's get our numbers up past the 10 we expect. I think we are better sailing from Cairnryan to Larne £40 with P and O on the 3/10/14 @ 13.30 arrive @15.15. Depart back from Belfast to Cairnryan £30 with Stena on 5/10/14 @11.30 arrive Larne @ 13.52. Let me know confirmed numbers on 07734 560 905. Cheers Lyndon

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  262. martink

    4Nations rally Ulster October 2014, we are looking in to a ferry deal and hotel deal for this rally, could all those who expressed an interest or are definite about attending please contact Lyndon, we have at least 10 members showing an interest the Rally takes place at Bally castle on the North Antrim Coast.

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  263. BLOC.

    THURSDAY 20th FEBUARY 2014 Meeting at The Wainwright from 7:30pm.....Please spread the word Thursday evening meetings

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  264. Eddie

    Following the AGM, for anyone who couldn't make it club meetings will now be Thursday nights rather than Tuesdays, still at the Wainwright Club.

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  265. Eddie

    "Bob On" Uk's premier Bob Marley tribute band now booked for our weekender on the Friday night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjWj-0nTK7c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdxB7Yd1cts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AHYvzT9vZ8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdaNOzQlDX0

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  266. Martin H

    So that's me, Mark Jackson and Railway for Seahouses. Anyone else before I try and book some digs?

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  267. martink

    now that the starting point has been finalised, I'm riding up on the Sat morning M6-scotch corner-A1 to the start north Newcastle, then ride over to Silloth for the sat night, are we going for a caravan as suggested at the LCGB agm on the sat night, ride home through the Lake district on Sunday, so YES for Sat, cheers

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  268. Martin H.

    Any takers for Coast 2 coast? Start is Seahouses which is North of Newcastle finishing at Siloth in Cumbria. Friday 4th April Seahouses, riding to Siloth along Hadrians Wall on Sat 5th. As usual small venues with not much accomodation so need names asap. Post either way if you're a yes or no please.

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  269. Eddie

    Anyone wanting tickets for Pogues weekender 27th - 29th June let me know by the AGM so I can get numbers together and order the tickets. £10. Just want names for the moment but will probably need to collect the cash by the end of the month.

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  270. Peter

    Dugdale!!!!!!!!!!! Lightweight!!! see you tomorrow........

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  271. Eddie

    Sorry about that Paul, Wainwright Club finally came back to us with dates when there was no pool match on. Unfortunately if we tried to wait till every member or prospective member could attend we'd probably be looking at 2015!!. I'm sure you can put any points across this Tuesday and we'll take them into account at the AGM.

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  272. Paul Dugdale

    Well that's me out for The AGM. I'm on night shift!

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  273. Eddie

    To all members and any persons wishing to join Blackpool Lambretta Owners Club we will be holding our AGM on Tuesday 11th February at The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. Starting time will be approx 7.45. Hope to see as many members as possible, lots to discuss.

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  274. martink

    LCGB RALLIES AND EVENTS (sign on) Event 1 - 7-8 March - Modrapheniacs SC, Sandford Rally Event 2 - 21-22 March - VFM Morecambe Pre-Season Rally Event 3 - 4-5 April - LCGB Coast to Coast Event 4 - 18-20 April - BSRA Whitby Rally Event 5 - 2-4 May - BSRA Tenby Rally Event 6 - 9-10 May - LC Essex Southend Rally Event 7 - 16-17 May - Rotherham SC, Camping in Catcliffe Event 8 - 23-26 May - (4 day event) LCGB Lands End to John O Groats Ride (Incorporating Kelso Rally) Event 9 - 23-26 May - BSRA Kelso Rally Event 10 - 30-31 May - Hayling Island Rally SW Scooter Clubs Rally Event 11 - 6-7 June - Flying 8 Balls SC Rally Event 12 - 20-21 June - BSRA Newark Rally Event 13 - 27-30 June - Euro Lambretta Jamboree, Switzerland. Event 14 - 4-5 July - BSRA Cleethorpes Rally Event 15 - 18-19 July - LCGB Shipston Members Rally Event 16 - 25-26 July - BSRA Weston Super Mare Rally Event 17 - 1-2 August - Darlington SC Rally Event 18 - 8-9 August - Warsop Sinners SC Rally Event 19 - 16-17 August -LCGB/AF Rayspeed S Type Rally - Malton Event 20 - 22-24 August - BSRA IOW Rally Event 21 - 29-30 August - BSRA Mersea Island Event 22 - 5-6 Sept - Blackpool LC Rally Event 23 - 12-13 Sept - Wisemen SC Rally Event 24 - 19-20 Sept - BSRA - Woolacombe Event 25 - 3-4 Oct - 4 Nations Rally, Northern Ireland. Event 26 - 24-25 Oct - BSRA/LCGB Bridlington Rally

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  275. Martin H

    Oops forget that as C2C isn't going to St Bees this year. It's going the full length of Hadrians Wall and ending in Silloch. Details to follow. It'll be Friday 4th April on the East coast then sat 5th in Silloth.

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  276. Martin H

    Make that Sat April 5th.

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  277. Martin H

    I'm taking bookings for Coast 2 Coast hotel at St Bees. It's Saturday April 4th. The start venue isn't known yet but suffice to say it'll be somewhere between Whitby and Brid. Twin room is £77. As they say "book early" it's a one hotel village.

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  278. Martin H

    10 ft Fez are a no go-er, looks like they're breaking up. 10FT FEZ PLAY THERE LAST GIG ON THE 31ST JAN 2014 AT THE WHITE HART IN ROYTON, OLDHAM. (THIS DOMAIN WILL EXPIRE ON THE 3RD JULY 2014) CHEERS FOLKS, IT HAS BEEN FUN.

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  279. martink

    oh eddie you need to embrace the outside world stop living in the eighties, it's the future dirty country ska-soul

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  280. Eddie

    No No No No No No No No No. Just my opinion!!!. I'm all for something different but that's a step too far. BTW I have checked You Tube as well. Another tem minutes of my life I'll never get back ;)

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  281. martink

    hi I have approached the band the lumberjack cowboy heartbreak trucking company, they are booking gigs and festivals for this year ,please check them out on you tube etc,something different and away from the same old ska -mod bands,

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  282. Eddie

    Think Lyndon's is obsolete as I get error messages back. The rest work, Pete has emailed me back on his talktalk email address. The problem is how often people check their email. Bit like this site/Facebook etc.

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  283. Martin H.

    No replies via email to the committee thread re bands for rally, anyone know if the emails I used are obsolete?

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  284. Martin H.

    Here's what I'm told .... I think all of The scala rider headsets will retro fit to just about any helmet, I've got the early version "scala rider solo" which I use on my maxi scooter when out on my own just for the phone and sat nav. It just clamps on and he ear piece slides behind the lining onto a self sticky Velcro pad. The over priced Schuberth only fits to that helmet and at around £300 on top of the price of the helmet they really are not cheap. There's a couple of the lads have bought the cheap Chinese copy of the scala from eBay, and for the money I would say are great value, I think you can pair up four or more together. Again these headsets retro fit to just about any helmet. I'm no techno head but have to say once you try the headsets and get them working as they should the really are useful receiving and making calls on your mobile without taking your gloves off or even getting your phone out of your pocket. 8) The radio function is good it keeps you from getting bored on long journeys, and even with it on you can still make out the engine pitch as you ride along.

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  285. Martin H.

    Re talk of Intercom rider communications at last meeting would those interested research Scala G4 system as recommended on LCGB forums. I'll stick to my bit of paper with directions on it.

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  286. Peter

    Hi Martin my new e-mail ends talktalk.net same start as before.

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  287. Martin H.

    I'm beginning to think nobody does Eddie.

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  288. Eddie

    Sorry Martin, hadn't checked my emails

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  289. Martin H

    Hi Eddie, I started a thread on email and CC'd all the committee members in. I've got 2 emails addresses for you so it's gone to both. That's you, Martin K, Paul L, Paul E, Lyndon, Pete H. I don't know if Mark's got an email address.

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  290. Eddie

    Martin, if you let them know it's a 1000 capacity marquee they'll be playing in but we'll probably have a maximum of 3 - 400 in there. See what they say and we'll go from there

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  291. Martin H

    I've got a reply from Basket Case and I need some feedback re the PA requirements. Here's the reply ..... Hello Martin. Looks like the dates free and everyone's available. Is the PA provided? Or if you want us to bring ours, how big is the venue? Our PA is fine ina room up to 200 capacity (pub sized) but beyond that you need something bigger. Let me know and I'll get back to you with a figure.

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  292. Martin H

    Got this reply earlier today Eddie. Hello Martin. I've passed your enquiry round the boys, just to check no-one's on holiday or other such nonsense. So far we're at 75 per cent, just waiting to hear from the guitarist. Will get back to you soon as. Cheers mate. BCHQ

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  293. Eddie

    They do quite a few Nationals Martin, at least one a year and quite a few club events. They're a good band and get the crowd going, be interesting to see how much they'd cost as they're an established rally band.

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  294. Martin H

    I've sent these guys an email regarding availability and cost for Sat 6th Sept. https://www.facebook.com/BasketCaseGB Hopefully I'll get a reply before the AGM but worth looking at what they do. I saw them in Skegness a few years ago and they were fantastic. Look like they're based around Leicester so may not want to travel this far, though they did Brid 3 or 4 years ago.

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  295. Martin H.

    Re the AGM it would be a good idea if people could post any questions or comments on here before the AGM to give us time to work on the answers or replies.

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  296. Eddie

    Ted, no date has been set yet but will hopefully be in the next month after LCGB AGM, as for what will be organised for club members that will probably be decided at the AGM. Last year it was proposed and accepted for the club to have a weekend away as a club. It was proposed for the Lakes but no campsite could be found that would accept us so it was voted for the club to pay the admission fee to Cheeky Northern Monkeys weekender. Those that attended had their admission paid for. The club also paid for each members membership to the Wainwright Club.

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  297. Ted Currey

    Has there been a date set for the clubs AGM this year as i will be interested to see what has been organised for the clubs members for 2014.

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  298. Pete Maxwell

    Think you are right, don't like the current venue at all for club meetings. Unfortunately Thursday would probably be as bad for me between September and April as Tuesdays are LOL. Wednesday best for me but I will go with the flow when I can

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  299. Martin H

    Maybe a change of venue and night would put a spark in proceedings. Put me down for Thursday at Cricket club. Can't be much worst than the 3 or 4 who've turned up lately.

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  300. Pete

    Quiz...I wouldn't have a clue..but if I did .......

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  301. Paul Ellis

    If we are having the weekender at the cricket club, why not change our meetings to there? Great venue, good beer and you can sit outside in the summer. Only thing is would have to change to a different night as they have a Quiz on a tues....just a thought!

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  302. Eddie

    Just to let everyone know I've provisionally booked Blackpool Cricket Club for the weekend of 5th-7th September for our weekender. I've not been able to post this earlier as I've been away. I approached the Cricket Club with only three weekends that we could hold an event without clashing with something nationally or another local event. Two of the weekends were in June, however one of those would clash with the proposed Blues do at St Anne's. The Cricket Club's preferred date was September and they have offered us access to a marquee with a thousand people capacity free of charge. The marquee will have a bar and hopefully a stage. The Cricket Club will also have catering facilities and decent changing rooms/facilities. They have also offered to pay up front to our club for their members to be allowed in for free which is a great gesture. Basically they have said they will do everything in their power to make our weekend a success and hopefully make it a yearly event there. The next job is to agree the date with LCGB. Those who come to the meetings will already be aware of these negotiations, unfortunately once again we are running out of time to sort these things out prior to LCGB AGM so I've had to take the bull by the horns and arrange something to take to LCGB. If they won't agree this date despite them asking us to hold an event then I feel we should go ahead with it anyway.

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  303. Peter H

    I agree with Martin H. It is tooo easy to leave the club to others and pick up the club when the sun shines! As for the COOP ..not a factor in my opinion unless you like shit-holes.....

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  304. Martin.K

    Hi, Martin i agree we need to get the issues raised sorted, i know i for one would be more active if i stayed in Blackpool,the current commitee as such? needs restructuring and again there are enough members who do step up when asked,love it or hate it we lost a good meeting place at the CO-OP,Lets get things sorted as suggested in the new year and we can move forward as a club, onwards and upwards or is it apathy and backwards!!!

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  305. Martin H.

    The club appears to have become very fragmented in 2013 and quite a few members have either drifted away to pastures new or because they've become apathetic to the situation. Members want to know what they're paying a membership for when the club has no apparent structure or leadership. Club funds are used without the members or committees approval, albeit for good causes. We need to get organised in 2014 or we'll be down to a hardcore of 7 or 8 members. I can understand that most of us are busy people with lives to lead outside of our hobby but we can't have a club run [of a sort] by members who rarely come to the weekly club meetings. The text system of contacting members needs sorting out asap too as it's some members only method of communication. The signs are that Tom no longer wants to do the texting so we need an alternative. POsting on here and several facebook pages is very fragmented with no continuity. I did go to the trouble of setting up a dedicated forum where everything would be under one umbrella with clear categories such as rallies and rideouts etc but the vast majority didn't want to use it, though it does still function. It's here .. http://bloclambretta.suddenlaunch3.com/index.cgi Maybe getting that operating as it was designed would be a start. AGM needs arranging too. Personally I'd leave it until after the LCGB AGM which is around end on Jan 2014 then we'll know if we have a definite date for an LCGB signing on event for 2014 plus we'll know the LCGB events calendar by then.

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  306. Eddie

    Charity night this Saturday 7th December at Blackpool Cricket Club 7pm - 1am. All scooterist sounds for a very good cause. Last years event brought a lot of people together who hadn't seen each other in many years, it also created new friendships and new connections. The Beat Generation on Cowbell is a shining example of something good coming from something that was very bad, the fact that we are doing this again is another. Everyone who knew Tiny found last year difficult and it also reminded us of our mates who went before Tiny and far too soon, Steven Pounder, Charlie Reith and Rick Mottram. Their names came up over and over again from loads of different people and it is clear that those that knew them remember them in their own way. Following consultation with the families we are happy to announce that some or all of the proceeds from this event will pay for a bench at Carlton Crematorium. The bench will include the names of all four lads and will also include a phrase or symbol that we can all relate to and stand as a permanent structure that represents us all. All remaining funds will go directly to Liz (Tiny's wife) in order that she can do with them what she feels Tiny would have wanted. The event is free with a donation bucket on the door. A large number of our members attended last year and hopefully it will be the same this year.

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  307. Liping Huang

    Hi everyone, set up a bead blasting service in Taiyuan. Please give us a shout if you need any parts doing. Thankyou

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  308. Eddie

    This Sunday 1st December Selection Box Rideout in conjunction with Rose & Bear SC & Bodysnatchers SC. Cricket Club will be open from 11am serving butties and Tea/Coffee. We will be departing on the rideout at 13:00. Lets have a good turnout. If you know anyone who's still not on the internet please let them know

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  309. Paul Ellis

    LCGB AGM Doncaster Sat 25th Jan. Myself, Mark Jackson, Peter Haslem and Big Martin H are staying at the Campanile Hotel Doncaster tel 01302 370770(£41.25 for a twin)if anyone else is interested? Paul.

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  310. ian

    The Blast Shop 01772 633250

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  311. ian

    Hi everyone, set up a bead blasting service in Freckleton. Please give us a shout if you need any parts doing. Thankyou

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  312. Eddie

    Sunday 1st December Selection Box Rideout in conjunction with Rose & Bear sc , Blackpool Lambretta Owners Club & Bodysnatchers sc. Meeting at cricket club for Bacon Butties, tea, coffee around 11 am. Best dressed santas scooter Vespa & Lambretta. Leave approx 1pm rideout down prom to Bryan house. All club's & solo rider most welcome. REMEMBER THIS IS FOR THE CHILDREN let's make it a good one

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  313. Martin H

    I think it was The Regent Hotel Pete. Looks full from what I can see.

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  314. Paul D

    Peter I did send a text at 2137 on 04/11/13 to you. To say I wouldn't be there. I must have an old number it ends 5473? I can only apologies, but I did try.

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  315. Peter

    well, Paul you stood me up...we a re through ...heartbreaker oh martin I would probably go..was it the centurian

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  316. Martin H

    LCGB AGM anybody? I think it's on Sat 25th Jan 2014. What was the name on the hotel we stayed at last time? Or is there any camping?

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  317. Martin H.

    I went that Tuesday Paul. Poked my head in the door, nobody home so went back home. Tuesday's either side of that watching European soccer on telly.

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  318. Peter

    Paul the low season lurches in and out..but will try to be there ..had to work last tues..quality not quantity mate..as for Brid an excellent trip to say the least......

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  319. Paul Dugdale

    Roll on next season! What about here and now? Turned up at Wainwright club and no one else from the club was there. Seem to be reaching record lows for the club. Will anyone be there next Tuesday, or will I be wasting my time turning up?

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  320. Paul Ellis

    Another great weekender at Brid with the usual BLOC Lager louts!Well done to Martin for the short journey from IOW! Good company and plenty of refresments along the way... Roll on next season!

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  321. Paul Ellis

    Poss spare place for 1 at Brid if anyone can't get sorted? Ring me or Pete H

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  322. Paul Dugdale

    Wicksteed Parts fair this Sunday 6th Oct, 10am till 4pm Wicksteed Park.

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  323. Eddie

    During last Tueasday's meeting it was decided weather permitting that we would hold our annual rideout through the lights this coming Tuesday 24th. The weather forecast looks excellent so the plan is to meet between 7:30 and 7:40 at KFC/Pizza Hut carpark on Preston New Road, leaving at 7:45. All other clubs and solo riders are welcome to come along and ride with us. Not everyone has access to the internet so please pass the message on to other club members. It's short notice but the weather forecast is too good to miss

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  324. Paul Ellis

    Has anyone got a 20ml (SH1/20) carb I can try on Gaz Masons Jet 200? 07583838939

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  325. Eddie

    For those on Facebook I've set up a ne Group called Blackpool Lambretta Owners Club where you will be able to post photo's advertise events organise rideouts etc or for just general chat.

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  326. B.L.O.C.

    A great big Thank you to all who attended our weekender, thanks to all the club members who put in the effort in making it a great night, also all the bar staff at the Wainright club, thanks again. Looking forward to doing it all again next year.?

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  327. bloc

    hi Steve, we are looking to have a few stalls etc selling new and used parts and scooter related items pork pie hats etc, also music bar and food during the day, there will be plenty of people milling about.

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  328. Steve green

    Hi guys, coming up saturday to your do could you tell me if you have anything going on during the day?.

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  329. mod /skin/scooterboy

    hi, are you raffling any pork pie hats this weekend cause i'm after one for my dressing up box,we are the mods, we are the mods.

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  330. Eddie

    Can all members please try and bring a raffle prize, we may be surprised by the turnout if the "Soulies" turn up in numbers as we hope and it would be good to showcase the club to potential new scooter riders

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  331. Simon Green

    There's a fair bit of footage of them on you tube. Search 'The Cobras Blackpool'.

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  332. simon green

    Just to let you know, The band playing on Saturday night at the Wainwright are The Cobras. They play everything from mid 60s English Mod/Beat to the late 70s poppier side of punk. Who, Kinks, Small Faces, Buzzcocks, Jam and Undertones. There'll nowt beyond 1979.

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  333. BLOC.

    Couple of weeks now to our club do, could any members who frequent the Scooter Forums cut and paste our details of our do, last push now, all flyers have gone to relevant dealers and the last few northwest scooter events have been flyered.

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  334. dean h-l

    when engine is warm the cylinder head starts making a sound like something is brushing against the head and the casing but when you touch the chrome casing it stops.

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  335. Martin H

    I'll drop them into Frank when I get a chance.

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  336. Martin K

    Hi, Martin you may have some of the first batch, the slot is lower and will need to be filed/ground a little higher so it lines up with the bolt of the steering clamp,i have been informed that this has now been sorted on the previous and current production runs,please contact PM or Frank if you require any assistance.chio!

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  337. Martin H

    I couldn't get them to work in my GP. They're 2 to 3 mm shorter than my Italian ones and so the groove is in the wrong place, as confirmed in the article in scootering. 438 mm is wrong length. I'll be returning 5 pairs when I get a chance.

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  338. martink

    Kev, contact Paul at PM,or Frank Sanderson, have you used new top and bottom bearings,and have you changed the top-bottom cones on your frame, also what brake set up are you using. ?

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  339. Kevin

    Is anyone having problems with scomadi forks I've just fitted them on my gp the steering seems to have a mind of its own its fine with the old ones I put back on .it pulls in to the kerb then I stop swing the steering from side and its not to bad for couple of hundred yards.

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  340. Martin H

    No payment involved, except free entry for any of their members. Our bit for the new bloods.

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  341. Martin H

    I spoke to the lads who run Young Guns Scooter Club at the LCGB AGM re doing some DJ spots on the Saturday afternoon, though that was when we were still looking at a 2 nighter at coop club. Is it worth me asking them if they're still interested. Their no 1 is Perry's son from Totally Scooters up Barrow way. Anyone got a view on it?

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  342. Paul Livesey

    Got the Dj booked for our weekender...Glen Miller

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  343. Martin H

    I think that the commmittteeee need to have a get together re our 'do' and start discussing some of the issues that we're likely to face. We're running out of time, it's August tomorrow and you've got IOW to contend with too before then.

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  344. Moddette

    Please can any one tell me if there's a band on, on the bloc do, ta xxx

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  345. Martin H

    Anyone up for Darlington this weekend? LCGB signing on event. I fancy going on Saturday and staying overnight. All depends on if I get the GP engine sorted in time. Cranks back in so it should be plain sailing from here. Famous last words.

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  346. Corey Fraser

    Cheers from Ottawa Ontario Canada! https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/150973_10151143755527163_682553645_n.jpg

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  347. mark bryan

    anybody got spare tickets for pogues needing two cheers mark

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  348. Eddie

    Will be at the club tomorrow with Pogues tickets for those who ordered them. Cheers Ed

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  349. Ted Currey

    Hi this message is for Kiwi. could you please go ahead and book Stan and myself on the whitby weekend. Plus 2 single rooms if posible or a twin will do, Stan has lost your phone number Cheers Ted Currey. Paul could you please pass this onto Kiwi.

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  350. martin k

    the grapes-st michaels on wyre, ride out tonight if up for it meet there at 7;30pm. it's sunny

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  351. Martin H.

    They're on at the cricket club on saturday 1st June if you want a taster.

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  352. Martin H.

    Act fast if we want to book them though. Looking at their website they're booked up nearly every weekend but are still showing clear on sat 31st August, though it may be out of date already.

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  353. Martin H.

    Possible band for the "do". I think that they played the Wainwright recently. http://www.depalma.co.uk/

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  354. Eddie

    Martin, I'll be there along with Sesh and trying to persuade Gaz Ball. Possibly going Friday after work. Ed

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  355. MARTIN K

    the date for the CHEEKY NORTHERN MONKEYS DO is fri7th/8th June 2013,@\Colne rugby club As suggested at our AGM we will attend this event on the Saturday, with the club paying the entrance fee of £5 , could all members that fancy going post on this page, should at least take 20 members, 3 bands free camping and a good ride, we can sort out over the next few weeks.

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  356. mark bryan

    cheers paul see you saturday

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  357. paul livesey

    Sorry Mark...yeh its Ricks Birthday

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  358. paul Livesey

    Hi Mark,Me,Kev and Terry shaw are going plus a few more i think..

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  359. mark bryan

    anybody going to pavillion on sat 11 may is it rick glancys birthday cheers mark

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  360. Martin H.

    LCGB Shipston rally. I'll be at the Wainwright club tonight, if you want to go to Shipston bring your application form and I'll post it together with mine all on one cheque. It's 20 quid but I'm sure you'll get a goody bag worth at least that. Martin H.

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  361. Martin H

    Just updated the new forum with some rally details and dates. Get posting on there peeps. http://bloclambretta.suddenlaunch3.com/index.cgi Cut and paste the link.

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  362. Paul Railway

    Nice one Pete, it's the way you type them! Made me laugh. The Series 2 was last on the road according to the tax disc in 1986 and it's Blackpool registered to, must of been found somewhere local.

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  363. martink

    Pete got sorted with the mirror extension lambretta restore in Doncaster, Sorted my non efficient disk brake-Hardknott strikes again..

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  364. pete

    Railway, whose wife are you thinking of? ..Oh Martin Kane Brolam scooters are selling mirror brackets that fit through your lever on ebay....

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  365. Paul Railway

    It's Italian week at Barton Grange garden centre. They have 2 non runner Lambretta's on display. Ones a very Italian Indian GP150. But there is an Italian S2 LI150 in the plant bit at the back. Got a nice café there, an excuse to take the wife maybe?

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  366. Chris Lawder

    Its is with great sadness I have to let you all know Andy Smith lost his battle with cancer last Thursday. One of his dying requests was to have some scooters at his funeral next Tuesday 30th at 14.30 Lytham Crem, if you could make it the family would be ever greatful. if you could confirm by text to me on 07918 632464.

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  367. Martin k

    Hope all got home from the c2c, great riding over on the saturday, the weather was a bonus, slept all day sunday!!!!!!! Ted i will bring your exhaust tonight to our meeting.

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  368. Peter H

    Those going on the C2C this Friday remember to bring your LCGB membership cards for the do and freebeeeeeees

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  369. steve benson

    cheers pete martin sorted them out for me

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  370. Patriot

    Any thoughts on all turning up on on our scoots next tues ( st George's day ) at the wainwright , cud do a ride round town ending up at the duke of York pub were they are holding a st George's night ?????

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  371. Pete H

    For steve Benson and anyone with SIP tubeless rims for sale on amazon by L&S engineering http://www.amazon.co.uk/L-S-Engineers-Metal-Extension/dp/B0051OEDBW/ref=pd_sim_auto_1

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  372. Eddie

    Anyone who asked for tickets for the Pogues do, I'll be collecting the £10.00 per ticket on Tuesday night. If you want tickets and can't make it on Tuesday let me know. ED

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  373. Chris Lawder

    HI Lady's & Gents, Sorry if this is late in the day but after contacting the Hospices about us going up to Brian House on Sunday it seem they have had a scooter club go with eggs today, and after speaking to a number of commity members it would be a poor turnout due to a lager number of our members away on the Scarborough Easter Rally. Sorry!!!!

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  374. MARTIN K

    Scarborough National rally Easter weekend 2013 -The LCGB BSM signing on sheets will be with the Lexham Insurance Stall in the parts fair, Saturday, at the Spa, Scarborough. On all the 2013 BSRA designated National rallies, Lexham will hold the LCGB BSM signing on sheets.

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  375. Eddie

    All, some good mates of mine will be riding from John O Groats to Lands End on scooters and are trying to do it in less than 24 hours. A lot of you will know "wee Bob" from Edinburgh, he's regularly at our do's and will be staying with us at Scarborough. Bob, Haily and Norrie will be attempting this challenge in aid of Help the Hospices, which with Chris Lawders nephew Andy currently having to undergo treatment at our Hospice brings home the vital work these places do and the comfort they provide to the patients and relatives. I've posted below some words from Haily and the link that you can make donations if anyone wishes to do so. Cheers Ed:- hi myself Gordon Hailstones (haily-Vespa club of Britain) Norman Batty (norry-Ayrshire Groundhogs) and Bob Chalmers (wee bob-Lambretta club of Scotland) and Mark Beveridge (beva - A19's scooter club) are planning a charity drive on classic scooters from John O'Groats to Lands End and hoping to do it within 24 hours we will leave Glasgow on Tuesday 23rd of July and drive up to John O'Groats. we will start the clock when we set of from John O'Groats at approx 3pm on Wednesday the 24th july and hope to arrive at Lands End within 24 hours we will keep everyone updated throughout the journey via facebook and this page we would like to donate all funds raised to Help the Hospices and would like to appeal to anyone who would like to donate to this good cause Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving ? they?ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they?ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it?s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity. So please dig deep and donate now. http://www.justgiving.com/hailynorryandbobto

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  376. chris lawder

    Following this weeks meeting, it was discussed that we do the Easter Egg run on the Sunday 31st March, we are aware that a number of member's will be missing due to the Scarborough Rally. But if any members would like to join me at Star Gate / Tram Depot at 11.30 Sunday 31st March to leave at 12.00ish to take Easter Eggs upto Brian House Children's Hospice in Bispham. Don't forget an Easter Egg, Tom will send a reminder text. Lets support a local charity, with a local club.

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  377. Paul Ellis

    Anyone who is going to gingers egg run (or any other rideout/ scooter shop) this weekend, the BLOC flyers have now been printed and can be picked up at my house. I will also be bringing them to tuesday nights meeting. Apologies for not coming last tues but didn't want to miss the amazing Barca game! Paul

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  378. Paul Ellis

    Hi Ian,why don't you try Jem Booth, he's in Wesham and only charges 20 per hour..his no. is 07866272130 if he doesn't answer send him a text. Paul

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  379. Ian

    Has anyone used Serious Scooters in Preston for engine work or fork re-builds? Are they ok? Thanks

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  380. martink

    looks a lot better now that the tangarine has been toned down, a lot better on the eyes, we can change the colour on this website from blue, may be a bit much though especially with the logo background.

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  381. Martin H.

    You know when you've been Tango'd. http://bloclambretta.suddenlaunch3.com/index.cgi

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  382. martin k

    vfm/scootering mag, have been in touch with referance Norbreck for sat 2nd march, we have only 4 bikes in the show who have applied, any one who wishes to attend please post on here so we can give them a full list by next week,don't think there are any problems with getting in as there are other clubs putting on displays, we could do with between 15-20 lambrettas of a high standard.

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  383. Pete

    we our an illiterate scewter club trying our burst to speel things write..... LOP (:0

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  384. BLOC

    BLOC-AGMPosted on 10:30pm Friday 8th Feb 2013AGM @ Wainright club Hornby rd, Blackpool, 7:30- *8:00pm start, on TUESDAY 19TH FED 2013, Members £10 for the year see you all their..........

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  385. Eddie

    For anyone trying to become a member on the new forum some useful hints:- At the bottom of the register parts there are 4 boxes to click or unclick. Click on the I agree box and click on the I am not bot box , and it clears the I am not human box. So you end up with dots in 2 boxes. Rather than type the password given in the confirmation email into the login box copy and paste from your e-mail and it should work. Once inside go to your profile and set yourself a new password.

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  386. martin k

    Sorted just follow the link for the forum and your in, well done to Martin h for getting this sorted, like it

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  387. Just Lambretta

    You'll have to cut and paste it, dunno why links don't work on here?

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  388. Just Lambretta

    Re the new forum. Don't use the link I gave you with www. on it. Use this http://bloclambretta.suddenlaunch3.com

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  389. Paul Ellis

    Looks ok but they don't allow group bookings of more than 6 in a group and will be asked to leave even if booked seperately so unless only 6 of us go its a no unfortunately!

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  390. martin k

    http://www.sykeside.co.uk/index.htm what about this place has a camping barn, camping and a pub, think it's near the struggle pass

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  391. Paul Ellis

    I forgot to mention there is also a 5 pound booking fee! I think its cos its peak season. The website is www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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  392. Paul Ellis

    To All members Regarding the camping weekender 14-15 june, I have made enquiries at Sticklebarn at Langdale and they can cater for us eating there no problem but they can't do camping. I rang the great langdale campsite which is 1/2 a mile away and the min stay is 2 nights at a cost of 25.50 per tent or 36.50 if 2 in a tent so a bit expensive.If Anyone has ideas let me know and I will gladly look into it.Paul.

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  393. Martin k

    Lcgb dates added to events calender, also Totally Transport 23rd june.

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  394. Chick Kurma

    Hi Ted, this tues meeting will be at wainright club on Hornby rd.next meeting to be disscussed then please feel free to come!

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  395. Ted Currey

    Hi. Could somebody tell me were you will be holding your meeting on the 12 Feb. I see you no longer hold meeting at the coop. I would like to join the club and pay any fees that are due for the coming year. Regards Ted Currey.

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  396. MARTIN K

    Norbreck castle pre season do, if anyone needs a application form for the indoor custom show please email, we are putting on a club display.

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  397. Lyndon Greene

    To all BLOC members I have contacted Craig Standeven from the LCGB and cancelled the date offered to our club.Craig has contacted me and said that it is fine to cancel the date. Thanks Lyndon

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  398. Martin k

    Thanks Eddie, well spotted, that date has only been given as a could we do it as Hayling island have pulled out, i fully understand and agree we shouldn,t be clashing with a local club and as a club we have always attended the Pogues do.We need to get all our heads together to try and get a suitable date and most importantly get a decent venue , we can discuss more on tuesday evening,

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  399. Eddie

    28th-30th June is the same weekend as the Pogue Mahones do at Salmesbury 18 miles up the road. A lot of our club attend this event as do a lot of scooterists in the North West area and further afield who normally attend our do. Think we need to reconsider this date and advise LCGB accordingly. We rely on local clubs i.e Bamber Bridge, Fylde clubs, Bolton, Cumbria and the Pogues to make our do a success and to ensure we don't lose money. All these clubs will already be purchasing tickets for the Pogues do. We also need to consider what happened last time we clashed with another local do and the ill feeling that caused.

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  400. Lyndon Greene

    L.C.G.B Signing on events. Even though we were not originally given an event this coming year. We have now been offered the week end of 29-30th of June. I have spoken to Martin Kane and we have accepted this date on behalf of the club. Cheers Lyndon.

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  401. Just Lambretta.com

    It's all automatic Pete, it's out of my hands, which is no bad thing. Seems to be OK as a few have now registered, just need a few posts rolling.

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  402. Pete Maxwell

    The forum seems to be up and running ok

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  403. Pete Maxwell

    Hi Martin Got past the register section on the forum but when it asked me to put in a password, I put one in and it kicked me out. Do you issue the passwords. Ta

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  404. Just Lambretta.com

    Next Meeting Tues 29th Jan. Lane Ends Pub. Details on new BLOC forum.

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  405. CO-OP RIP

    No4 And Freemasons Layton Road Blackpool Lancashire FY3 8ER

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  406. rob flynn

    Thanks for that Martin, you have confirmed my thoughts.Rob.

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  407. Just Lambretta.com

    Hi Rob, most of them have as I'm a member of the club. I think it's the free delivery down to the club meetings on Tuesdays that attracts them. Or is it the bright light? Cheers, Martin.

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  408. rob flynn

    hi , general enq. anyone bought anything from the just lambretta site ? see the guy is from your area. thanks

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  409. Just Lambretta.com

    One thing I've just noticed is that when I typed the password given in the confirmation email into the login box it didn't want to accept it but when I copied and pasted it then it worked. Once inside go to your profile and set yourself a new password.

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  410. Just Lambretta.com

    At the bottom of the register parts there are 4 boxes to click or unclick. Click on the I agree box and click on the I am not bot box , don't ask me what I an not bot means, but it clears the I am not human box. So you end up with dots in 2 boxes. That worked for me.

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  411. pete

    meeting this next Tuesday at the Number 4 pub same time different outlook.....getting ready for 2013 season

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  412. Eddie

    Martin, link works but it won't let me register it says "computer says no" or maybe "error does not compute"

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  413. martin k

    Tried the link 'says it doesn't match any documents, we can put a link on to this website again as another option.

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  414. Just Lambretta.com

    Evenin' all. Just having a crack at getting the forum up and running again. It's here .... http://bloclambretta.suddenlaunch3.com/index.cgi Register when you get a chance. It gives us the opportunity to spread things out a bit more than this blog.

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  415. pete

    Great night at Wainwright club...the way forward me thinks..well done Paul, Kiwi and Phil...a new venue?

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  416. MARTIN K

    hi pete, email pics to martin.kane@yahoo.co.uk

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  417. Pete Maxwell

    How do I get photos of my scooters on here

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  418. Paul Ellis

    Had a word with south shore tennis club on midgeland rd and they would be interested in us having meetings and summer DO there, its got 2 rooms and holds about 250 with a good car park tho they not too sure about camping? I can set up a meeting if members interested? Paul.

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  419. Pete Maxwell

    Will the cricket club let us have a do in the summer, what if there is a match on

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  420. martin k

    All the best to all for the new year, have we come up with any other venues for our meetings,Cheers mk.

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  421. Eddie

    Hope everyone has a great night and an even better forthcoming year. Not forgetting it's our 10th anniversary year let's ensure its a good one. Ride safe everyone and see you in the New Year. Ed

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  422. Captain Fantastic

    Happy 50 th birthday Gary Beckett,a true gent. Have a fantastic day.

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  423. martin k

    Well spotted Pete. it's in the Wanted part!!!!!!!!!!!

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  424. Pete

    some posts on the 'for sale' blog re venues for future...that's what the place is doing to us

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  425. Martin

    Martin have you got a bracket for a Vespa pm pipe that attaches the exhaust to the engine. A new one from Pm if poss. Send me a txt if they have them in please mate.

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  426. Martin k

    New meeting place required by the club, a lot of members have had enough and we need to find a more suitable and more presentable venue, any suggestions,also agm venue possibility cricket club?

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  427. Eddie

    Can't make it tonight as cars of the road, but would just like to say thank you to all those who participated in the weekends events in whatever manner. £2132.00 was raised for Tiny's family with a significant amount coming from our club and it's members. RIP mate, till we meet again.

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  428. Paul Ellis

    RIP Tiny and sincere condolences to his family. Only met him a few times but seemed a really top bloke.I'm sure he will be greatly missed.God bless

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  429. Martin Dean

    Tinys family have asked me to thank everyone who took part in his final journey today. They appreciated everything the club and other none club members have done. Good night and God bless to a great friend.

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  430. Eddie

    All, list of some of the raffle and auction prizes below for Tiny's do:- Linzi Harrison ? Family Pass to Blackpool Zoo Michaela May - Donation from Tangerine Confectionary Davey Brown ? Paul Weller Print Josie Reith ? Choice Hotels tickets to Talk of the Coast Chris BLOC - Tom Tom Sat Nav System Daz Hardwick ? Selection of collectable vinyl singles and LP?s Shaun O?Hagan - Meal for 4 and bottle of wine Mamma Coes Paul Walford ? Selection of amazing scooter accessories Gaz Heckman - Secret Affair stuff Tony Watts ? Original signed piece of artwork Scooby 2 x 50 tattoo vouchers Mick Meehan - 2 pairs of tickets for Northern Soul event Mick Meehan ? Football signed by BFC team and manager Premiership season Shaun O?Hagan ? Autographed Dart Board Eric Bristow Shaun O'Hagan - £20 voucher for Piknik Paul Walford - CD's from Squire I've also heard tonight that that for the funeral it will be 12:30 at Lytham Crem not Carleton. The service will still be 11am at gatehouse church Waterloo road. I'm sure there will be more details provided on Saturday. Our club will also be donating £250 towards Tiny's fund. Hopefully see you all on Saturday

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  431. Eddie

    Details of Tiny's funeral below for those who wish to and can attend:- funeral service will be at the gatehouse church Waterloo road, 11am ish Monday 3 rd December, then 12.30 at Carelton Crem.

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  432. Eddie

    All, itinerary for Tiny's charity do next Saturday taken form the facebook page:- Just a quick post to let everyone know next week's it itinerary. Arrival at 12:00 - 12:30 Scooter Show at 1:30 Ride out leaves at 2:30 We have Claire Griffiths coming along to take some great shots of the event and prints will be available after the day with some of the proceeds going to Tiny's family. The evening will kick off from 7:00 and run till 1:00am. We intend to do the raffle and auction between 8:30 and 9:30 so bring your cash with you as all items won need to be paid for on the night. I will publish a full list of auction items as soon as I have it so you know in advance. Lets have a good turnout for this event. Ed

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  433. Eddie

    Tiny's funeral will be held on Monday 3rd December. I'm still awaiting details of times and location. Tiny's mother has requested that she would like as many sooters as possible to provide an escort. As soon as I have more details I'll provide an update. The Charity do on the 1st will go ahead as planned as per Tiny's family's wishes. Ed

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  434. Eddie

    It is with deep sorrow that I have to pass on the news that Tiny lost his battle with cancer tonight at 10:45. I'm sure that I speak for us all wishing his family our deepest sympathies. Rest in Peace mate

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  435. Eddie

    Right peeps, Tiny's do is two weeks away on Saturday 1st December. The plan is for the scoots to turn up between 1 and 1.30 at the cricket club. There will be entertainment in the shape of a double decker bus with DJ's and decks and the Gazette will probably be turning up to take photos. At 2.30 we'll do the selection box rideout to the Hospice (route to be decided probably dependant on weather) and then back to the Cricket Club. The night do starts at seven till late and is five pounds on the door. There will be an auction as well as a raffle with some good prizes having been donated. If anyone wishes to contribute a prize towwards the raffle please feel free to do so. BLOC will also be making a donation to the fund. Some of our club members have known Tiny for nearly 30 years and it would be nice to think that we can put on a good show and turnout for him. There will be a lot of ex scooterists and mods there as well and hopefully this in turn will generate interest as people see the scene is as healthy now as it's ever been. The main thing is that we show our support for a fellow scooterist who at 42 with two young children needs all the help and support we can give. There but for the grace of God go all of us. Those of you on Facebook I've invited to the event. If you go on the Facebook event page you'll see numerous faces you should recognise on photos from nearly 30 years ago, so at the very least you can have a laugh. anyone with any queries let me know. if you can also all pass the word around to club members who aren't PC literate. It'd be nice to think we could get 40 club members on scooters for the rideout. Cheers Ed

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  436. Paul Railway

    Thankyou to Mark Jackson credit where it is due!

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  437. max

    Hi, Can anybody recommend a sprayer in the fylde/preston ares for a lambretta? and what is a reasonable price? Thanks in advance.

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  438. BLOC

    BRSA - 2013 Rallies (n) = National Rally - all other BSRA approved 1-4 March - VFM Pre-season Blackpool (Norbreck Castle) 29 March-1 April - Scarborough (n) 3-6 May - Tenby (n) 10-12 May - Pheonix Nights 24-27 May - Kelso (n) 31 May-2 June - Hayling Island 8-9 June - Euro Lammy France 5-7 July - Cleethorpes (n) 26-28 July - Exmouth (n) 2-4 August - Run to the Hills 23-26 August - IOW (n) 30 Aug-1 Sep - Mersea (n) 6-7 September - Weston on Trent (WOT) l 14-15 Sep - Strictly Scooters 20-23 Sep - Woolacombe (n) 25-27 Oct - Bridlington (n) 15-17 November - VFM End of Season Mablethorpe & Warmwell

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  439. Mothercare,Bitty Boy

    Fantastic weekend of beer,laughs and baby sitting. Bring on Scarborough and better weather.

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  440. Peter

    Great trip to Brid, great company, all spent up and biblical weather too from all at the sub aqua club

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  441. Paul Railway

    Thankyou to Joe O'Gara you know why! Found the problem to be wrong fuel(Diesel). Cheers

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  442. Chris Lawder

    Hi Ian, My name is Chris and a member of the club, I offen have time on Saterdays or evenings that I would be happy to help you with your DL125 carb. Give me a call on 07918 632464.

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  443. MARTIN K

    hi Ian,why don't you pop along to one of our meetings, i'm sure we can get your carb set up,if it's been sat thaen it would be better off stripping right down and cleaning.meetings are at the CO-OP club on preston new rd every tuesday evening from 7:30 pm.

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  444. Ian

    Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to Lambrettas and ive been lucky enough to aquire a 1969 DL 125. Only problem is that it needs the carb setting up, it doesnt tickover well. Ive read all the forums on carbs but its abit over my head. Does anyone know where i could get it fettled locally to Freckleton? Thankyou, Ian.

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  445. Eddie

    Bamber Bridge Scooter Club are holding their end of season do at Bamber Bridge Footvball Club on Saturday 10th November. Anyone interested in going let Mark Jackson know asap so we can work out numbers for hiring transport. These guys support all our do's so it would be nice to support theirs.

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  446. rob flynn

    Thanks Eddie/Martin.k,I'll give it a try this weekend,hopefully it will be successful.Thanks again.

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  447. martin.k

    hi, the easiest way is with a touch of heat from a hair dryer, the glue should start to disolve and lift the sticker, ready to peel off.

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  448. Eddie

    Rob, if they're stick on stripes as long as the paintwork is in good nick they should just peel off, failing that try some hot water on the stripes and then peel them off whilst they're still warm

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  449. rob flynn

    Hi Guys,Just bought a GP but i would like to remove the side panel stripes,any ideas ?

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  450. Kiwi

    Nice one pete glad to have you on board

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  451. Peter Haslem

    ask Paul Ellis he has spoken to the guy who lives on Powel ave

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  452. Martin "justlambretta.com"

    Who's flogging a GP on Ebay at the minute? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110959527885?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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  453. Peter Haslem

    Kiwi you can put my name down for the soul weekender cheers Peter

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  454. Eddie

    All, just noticed there's no date regarding the Charity do for Tiny. Date will be 1st December at the Cricket Club, Stanley Park

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  455. Kiwi

    Hi boys, if anybody wants go on the Whitby Northern Soul Weekender next year nows the time to let me know so I can put your name down. it's on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of July 2013. Tom and Nigle got some really great accommodation last year and the plan is to try and book it again, but we need to do it early guys before it gets booked up. The cost will be approx £70.00 for two night stay per person. So sooner we know how many people are interested in going we can book it. We are looking for a £30.00 deposit by end of October first come first serve please contact Kiwi taking deposits. Tickets for the Soul do are £33.45 per person but we can book these after Christmas

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  456. Eddie

    For those that don't know him Tiny was a Mod/scooterist in the mid to late eighties and has recently been renovating a vespa with the intention of getting back in the scene and came down to a club meeting earlier this year. tiny has only just turned 42 and has young children so this is devestating news for him and his family and friends. It would be nice to think that we can put on a good turnout for him and maybe get as many old mates together for a reunion. Pleas pass the word around. Ed Copied from facebook "A fund raiser / reunion for all the Blackpool Mods and Scooterists in support of our good mate Paul 'Tiny' Walsh who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Let's all get together and remember those days when we were young and trouble free. Scooter show / ride out followed by Norther Soul DJ's and party till 1:00am Spread the word to all you know £5.00 per ticket all proceeds to a good cause"

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  457. Easter Bunny

    Just to let everyone know have managed to get us all a hotel for Easter in Scarborough,had spent half a day trying to get one for everyone due to them all being full up. Price is £35 per person per night. Hotel is down the road from where we stayed near Peasholme park. Will contact Peter and Mark to give them the contact details. Don't want to publish them on here just in case someone else books it. Cheers Martin.

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  458. john

    B&D MOTORCYCLES has a LAMBY POLO 150 for sale.seen it this morning.in really good nick and original.tel.01942 887755

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  459. paul livesey

    The custom car and bike show at the Winter Gardens is being run by a friend of mine ive got all the entry forms for the event,i will bring to the club

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  460. Pete Maxwell

    Railway, see the thumbing a lift post below. Also Chris, I couldn't do the that day (Tuesday is the 9th) for the lights but could do the week after.

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  461. Pete Maxwell

    Hi all, has anyone seen the ad on ebay for two blackpool classic and custom car and bike shows. They are looking for scooters to put in the show

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  462. Peter

    Why not you can buy the candy floss

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  463. Chris Lawder

    Well boys & girls its that time of year again,(did we have a summer ?) we need to organise the annual illuminations ride out how about Tuesday 8th October?

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  464. Eddie

    For anyone interested Amazon have got a sale on of dry bags. The ones I use I think are 20 litres

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  465. COOKY

    Hi guys i am a member of coast riders mcc based at coast riders cafe cropper rd fy45lb we are organising a (50s-60s) family funday car bike and scooter show at the cafe on sat 13th oct at 12 midday - 12 midnight and we were wondering if you could join us ( its in aid of scabu at blackpool vic ). live music stalls etc etc.... hope to hear from you soon cooky...

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  466. Thumbing a lift

    Just trying to contact one of your club who I gave a lift back to Blackpool in my van. Just wanted to return his naughty mags and his flask,if anyone knows him he can pick them up from the flying handbag. Thanks saddle sore.

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  467. Peter Haslem

    I shall bring just a frame next year..Aladins cave beware! Excellent hosts sorry about those curious damp patches (Railway me thinks)

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  468. Flying crisps

    A big thanks to all the gang for a great weekend in the IOW,we look forward to you all staying next year. Also thanks for emptying the shed of all my spares. Martin x Sue.

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  469. Gaz Beckett

    Top weekend in Lincoln,top day out sat with the two foxes...... How far way were the isle of wight lads. See you all in August. Top geezers.

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  470. Lyndon

    Any of the club going to the Darlo rally this week end. I am going but only for the day. Also anybody else like to join myself, Mark Jackson and Gaz Beckett at the York Inset rally on 11/8/12. We are satying the night in York. I am looking to book the B and B this week. Ferry tickets also booked for the 4 Nations. Possibly one spare event ticket as Chris Lawder might have to pull out, ferry not booked though.

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  471. Martin H

    Northern Soul The Film Got my ticket, anyone else going on Sat 11th August. http://northernsoulthefilm.com/event

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  472. Martin H

    Pics from our event here... http://www.forums.ilambretta.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37098

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  473. Tony Clarke

    Thanks for a superb weekend, we had a great time, top night the dj's and band were awesome, great lambretta everywere and the weather was perfect well done to all the Blackpool boys for organising such a great rally, including free rock and stickers. Tony LCGB

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  474. Brian mccue

    All invited to my birthday party 50th .25th Aug in the wainright club 7till 1 . Brian

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  475. Two foxes

    Fantastic weekend at Lincoln chaps. Great to see you all. Enjoyed the sightseeing tour with Gaz and so did half of Lincoln. Ride safe see you soon.

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  476. Pete Maxwell

    Good weekend at Lincoln, good ride back but not so great going (long time and wet) See you all Tuesday

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  477. paul livesey

    No band Friday

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  478. scott

    cheers paul, no band fri then?

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  479. paul livesey

    Ten Foot Fez Saturday night

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  480. scott

    any info on what bands are on which nights at weekender?

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  481. Paul Dugdale

    Message for those going to Lincoln Friday morning. Don't wait for me! I'm going to Lincoln on Thursday (tomorrow) and staying in Lincoln then going to show ground Friday morning. Weather is better tomorrow hence my decision. Have a good journey and hopefully see you all over there.

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  482. Glamour Puss

    Another trophy won by Brian Dean of the Blackpool Lambretta Owners Club won at Stanley Park Bike Event Sunday 8th July. Well Done Brian.

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  483. MARTIN K

    Thanks Martin, if anyone else in the club who can post our flyer on any sites they visit(scooter related not porn) that would be great,

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  484. Martin H.

    Flyers for our event now on sale on Ebay. Don't miss out grab one today. Only 1p.

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  485. I'll have half

    Bibbys scooter is up for grabs anyone intrested details on the for sales slot section.

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  486. Eddie

    Anyone thinking of going to Chestwaders do on Saturday night, will be leaving Highcross pub at 13:00 and going back way via Preesall to Lancaster as some running bikes in. Ed

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  487. martin k

    just to remind everyone about the chestwaders do in Morecambe- trimple club is located first left before the York hotel, then over the cycle track,signposted. having a ride out to PM tuning-open day with dyno runs etc from 10:00 am sat, if as many from our club can support this event as over the years the chestwaders have attended all our do's. see you all their!!!!

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  488. Eddie

    Tom, me and Sesh are doing Chestwaders saturday night, speak to you tomorrow night and anyone else interested in going

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  489. Modette

    15-17 June, Morcambe, the Trimple Club, £10 inc camping, phone David 01524 312493 or Nigel 01539 729192 x

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  490. Tom hall

    Anyone got any details for the chestwaders doo at morcombe ???

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  491. Pete Maxwell

    Who thinks its about time we got some up to date members scooters photos.

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  492. Peter Haslem

    http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/k2-custom-classics/?_trksid=p4340.l2559...Eddie the above is the e-bay address for the guy who does/did the crankcase breathers give him an e-mail for Sesh...

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  493. martin k

    if any members who frequent any of the scooter forums on line need the flyer to copy and paste to any forums please email me and i will send details, the more sites we can hit the better, cheers.

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  494. Martin H

    Eddie, the only key Mark can hit is the bid key on ebay.

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  495. Peter Haslem

    Spoke to a couple of the committee members as I left the co-op last night and they said that everything was sorted...so its the same room....for now!!?watch this space...decor fans

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  496. Eddie

    Martin, link works but I've now got visions of Mark, one fingered, typing out the link character by character!! Ed

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  497. Martin H

    For Mark Jackson ... if the link works ... http://www.forums.ilambretta.com/search.php?keywords=&terms=any&author=martinr&fid[]=18&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sk=t&sd=d&sr=topics&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

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  498. Butlins IOW

    All those wishing to stay with us at IOW August bank holiday please could you let me or Mark Jackson know ASAP to sort accomadation out. Cheers Martin and Sue all welcome.

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  499. Martin H.

    Anyone know where there's an old fashioned cinema?

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  500. Snake Hips

    1000 lb lbs Hydraulic Bike Motorcycle Lift Ramp Bench...http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Shop-Until-You-Drop-24hrs-A-Day? Only £298.00 delivered bargain fellow scoots

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  501. Eddie

    Few pics of club members and bikes on LCGB site under UK rallies and events then Whitby pics.

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  502. Northern Nobby

    Check out BLOC on Facebook,some good piccys.

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  503. Babe Staion Paul

    Had a fantastic weekend,loved having some Bitty.

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  504. BOB DAWSON

    HAVING 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AT NORCROSS SOCIAL CLUB FRIDAY 18TH MAY AT 7.30 SCOOTER LADS WHO KNOW ME HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT

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  505. Peter Haslem

    Deserters will be shot!!..........Stiff upper lip and all that..or was that frozen er top bit of your mouth anyway..If it was good enough for Captain Scott..need I say more....

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  506. saddle bag arse

    Snow will have gone by friday. Chocks away old man.

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  507. Swifty

    Just heard Pickering to Whitby Rd closed due to snow!!!!!!

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  508. Eddie

    Just been informed Pogue Mahones do at Salmesbury is 29th June to 1st July this year. If anyone wants tickets let me know asap as numbers are limited details below:- POGUES AWAY 4 Pogues Away 4 this year 29/06/12 - 01/07/12 Friday night 'The Spectre' live on stage + Digger & Rev Alex on the decks. Saturday afternoon Usual games with Dave on the field & then 'Hypnotist' Ian Dee different show & hypnotiost though + Dj's to keep you entertained afterwards. Saturday night 'The Glamned' YES its 70's Glam Rock Night!! So adorn your biggest afros, jumpsuits & makeup for a bit of Shang A Lang!! Rev alex & Digger on the decks to finish you all off. AND STILL ONLY £10 for the weekend inc free camping. Food onsite as usual from the canteen.

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  509. Tom hall

    Scoot found cheers, cant believe it , the owners face was a picture

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  510. Tom hall

    Stolen last night red & cream spanish li 150 mcw343j . Trelly's pride n joy, the low life bastards even took his helmet, please circulate this wherever u can , ie club websites, fb, forums, twitter ect

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  511. martin k

    TUE 27th March -AGM-, Is that date okay for everyone.venue CO-OP club 7:30pm , start at 8;00pm.

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  512. Peter Haslem

    Trying to contact John Nickolson, partner and John's son re the IOW 2012. Need to know if you still intend to come. The reason for asking is only 9 of us going(riding down). No SAGA, Taxi boys etc...reply here or pass on info ..Peter

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  513. Martin H

    I'd go for the Imola Pete as I've had one and I think they're great, mine was, I used a Mikuni TMX27 and a scootrs exhaust, it was a flying machine.

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  514. Pete Maxwell

    Morning lads and lasses, I have been offered a new Mugello 186 kit with 30mm carb or an Imola 186 kit for my cutdown project. Any views please as I am not sure which to go for, can get the Imola, barrell piston and head for £175 1500 miles on it or the Mugello which has been fitted but never run, complete with jetted carb for £500

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  515. Martin H

    Cheap NSU on ebay if anyone has the fellas number who was after parts for one.

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  516. martink

    hi, does anyone recommend a good quality tubeless tyre sealant, ie gloop/slime etc,looking to fit a set of sip rims on gp,have had a look on the net, but could do with proper feedback, cheers proper

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  517. Eddie

    Guys, couple of you asked at the club on Tuesday re the Flickr site. Here is the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/59558991@N02/collections/ There are over 1100 photos on now so enjoy!. If anyone has any photo's they want uploading let me know. Ed

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  518. Belgium lambretta club

    http://eurolambretta-2012-belgium.blogspot.com/ Please follow link for more information on the Euro Lambretta jamboree 2012

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  519. Martin H.

    It's kaput pete. My mate's working on building a new one.

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  520. pete maxwell

    Hi Martin Still can't get on the blog

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  521. Martin H.

    Sat Feb 11th Winter Gardens Northern Soul All Nighter Tickets 12.50 or 15.00 on the door.

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  522. Paul Ellis

    Got awarded a MASSIVE trophy at the LCGB AGM meeting for coming 7th in championship. It took 2 of us to carry it back to the hotel with Martin H sat inside!!! Great if you have boiled eggs for breakfast....

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  523. Martin H

    BLOC LCGB signing on rally confirmed as 21st and 22nd July at the LCGB AGM.

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  524. Martin H

    Coast to Coast 2012 8/9th sept Redcar to St Bees Better book rooms asap as it will fill up fast now that the dates been released. Best ride of the year.

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  525. Guest

    http://www.southport.gb.com/southport/news_list/Calling_all_Scooterists_-51085181.htm

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  526. Swifty

    Cheers Pete, nice 1.

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  527. Peter Haslem

    Swifty I have booked you on for the IOW and there will be probably 6 or so riding down..thursday probably travel lodge..beer ferry next morning...Anyone else for IOW or Scarborough let me know asap..deposits now for Scarb ..soon for IOW

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  528. Martin H

    Try the pete919 account that you registered, I'd imagine that the password you used should work. pete919 appears in the members list but I can't help with the password.

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  529. pete maxwell

    Hi Martin, not received the email yet

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  530. Martin H

    It looks like you've tried to register twice with different names Pete. Once you get the go ahead, [it's done automatically not via me] I'll delete the one that you don't use.

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  531. Pete Maxwell

    Got to the next stage Martin, just waiting for the email with my password, don't know what a bot is though

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  532. Pete Maxwell

    Hi Martin Tried to register on the forum but kept getting an error, does not compute message

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  533. Martin H

    Hi folks, I've been given the admin details for the old forum so lets see if we can make a go of it, that's if people want it? If you were logged into it previously then you'll have to re-register as all the old membership details and posts have been deleted for a fresh start. I don't know if a link to it can be put on here somewhere? Forum is here .... http://bloc.suddenlaunch3.com/index.cgi copy and paste it into your address bar.

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  534. Pete Maxwell

    Has it gone Scott

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  535. Swifty

    Is it too late to book a place for the IOW Pete? I'm deffo up for going, spoken to 'builder' Mark and intend to ride all the way down with him and whoever else is.

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  536. scott burns

    scooter's away

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  537. scott burns

    alright lads, just letting you lot know that my gp is up for sale, having another baby so need the cash just now. thought i'd offer it to the club before sticking it on ebay. 1st person in the club to come up with a grand cash can have it. 07843915072

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  538. Glen [olly] okeh

    Hi Martin just wondered if you are having a rally this year, trust every one is ok, looking forward to hear from you,ride safe, Olly

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  539. martink

    Sep 28-30th 4 Nations, Ireland (Venue TBA) Also our weekender dates july 21-22 pending confirmation june 22-23 BLOC WEEKEND TO LAKES RUN these dates have been requested by some of our membership, looks like it's going to be a busy year again

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  540. paul livesey

    Thanks Martin but we still have plenty of wristbands from last events.

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  541. Martin H.

    Thinking ahead to our rally, ie, wristbands... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-x-10-PAPER-EVENT-SECURITY-WRISTBANDS-PACK-500-/360317701422?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item53e49bcd2e

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  542. bobby dawson

    bobby dawson further to my last post does anyone out there know the present owner of the scooter in the photo MDT80D it has a distinct engine number as i bought a brand new engine casing when i built the scooter from scratch ........................bob-dawson@o2.co.uk

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  543. bobby dawson

    bobby dawson; hi everyone long time no see.a picture of my wedding was recentley published in jet set magazine would like to hear from anybody on the photo[please try to id yourself on photo]and also anybody else you recognise be great to hear from you all ps still happily married to joan .

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  544. Lyndon

    HNY to all members. Now to the important business. Do we have an outline of who is interested in this years Euro event. I believe tickets are released from 8/1/12. Who has made any concrete travels plans and if so which route. I am away until 16/1/12. I will keep a check on here or you can e-mail me.Cheers Lyndon

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  545. Fanny Anny

    Happy new year to you all from the sunny IOW. Hope to see you all soon.

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  546. Martin K

    All the best to all the club , great year for us in 2011, let's have a even better one in 2012. ktf. Martin

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  547. Martin H.

    One for the SAGA Northern Soul boys and girls. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0186ss5/Radio_2s_Dance_Season_Too_Darn_Soulful/#programme-info Well worth a listen. Twisted Wheel here we come.

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  548. mick cloherty

    merry christmas and happy new year to everyone all the best

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  549. Pete Maxwell

    I would just like nto wish everyone a merry christmas and happy new year

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  550. Eddie

    Mmmm, nice!!

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  551. Martin H.

    EDDIE Here's a link to the clutch I was on about .. http://scooterotica.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14329

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  552. TOM H

    SELECTION BOX RUN WAS COLD AND WET BUT WHO WUD HAVE THOUGHT IT WUD B SO MUCH FUN !!! WELL DONE THE 30 OR SO THAT TURNED OUT, LOOKIN FORWARD TO THE PRESTON ONE NEXT WEEK YOHOHO

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  553. paul livesey

    Thanks to all that turned out today for selection box run.All the staff at the hospice said a really big thank you to us all.Next Sunday there is a selection box run to Preston Hospital, any body interested will be leaving the co-op club at 11.30am.thanks again for your support

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  554. Mark Parkinson

    Excellent turn out today despite the weather. Plenty of Santa outfits and tinsle!!! All for a great charity.

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  555. Martin H

    LCGB AGM Sat 28th Jan 2012 Hotel booked for me, Martin Kane, Mark Jackson & Paul Ellis. 23 quid each for the saturday night in a twin room. If anyone else wants to go give me a shout and I'll give you the hotel details.

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  556. Peter Haslem

    If you want to go to IOW 2012 please let me know asap as I need to let the Hotel know...deposits not req'd till January..

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  557. Eddie

    Don't know how this will turn out but below is posted the top ten clubs from the LCGB Championship. BLOC as you know finished 8th overall but if the championship was calculated on mileage BLOC would have finished fourth. bearing in mind we have a number of rally going riders who aren't LCGB members this is a sterling effort by the club. Congratulations to all who participated. Position | Club | Points | Total Miles | | | | | (Approx) | | | | | | | 1 | Darlington SC | 9910 | 48760 | | 2 | Modrapheniacs Scooter club | 9755 | 59222 | | 3 | Wisemen SC | 8255 | 40968 | | 4 | Poole Inner Circle SC | 6325 | 19474 | | 5 | Doncaster Hunters SC | 4895 | 23834 | | 6 | York SC | 3870 | 13802 | | 7 | Warsop Sinners SC | 3530 | 21572 | | 8 | Blackpool Lambretta Club | 3475 | 24892 | | 9 | Ready Steady Go SC | 3380 | 17722 | | 10 | Stateside SC | 3350 | 19590

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  558. Paul Ellis

    Would be rude not to...

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  559. Stinky Pants

    Anyone doing Lincoln again,looks like it will be a good one.

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  560. Peter Haslem

    DOHHHH!!!

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  561. Martin k

    Chris, may i take this oppertunity to thank you on behalf of the club for all the work you have put in behind the scenes, IOW and Ireland sping to mind when you have collected monies et. again thanks from all.

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  562. Chris Lawder

    Gents, For all the members that did not attand last nights meeting. I have relayed to the membership that I will be stepping down from the committee with amedate effect, this is due to my work load and commutting to Manchester everday. I would also like to enjoy my hobby Lambretta scootering as a club member with no responsibilites. Peter Haslem has kindly offered to take over the booking of our annual I.O.W trip, so please get your name in to Peter to secure the hotel.

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  563. Paul Ellis

    Any peeps thinking of going to Eurolambretta this year(8-9th june) The Hull to Zeebrugge ferry is full for scoots but there are still places on Hull to Rotterdam which is about 90 miles from the campsite. DON'T FORGET YER WELLIES!!!

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  564. paul livesey

    Its been agreed that the club will buy 50/60 selection boxes for the run to childrens hospice,so dont need to bring any yourself i will get them from the wholesalers and give them out on the day.

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  565. TOM HALL

    a up ! selection box run to blackpool childrens hospice !! SUNDAY 4TH DEC 10AM AT THE CORNER OF SQUIRES GATE LANE & PROM,PLEASE BRING TWO SELECTION BOXES FOR THESE ACE KIDS :)

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  566. Paul Ellis

    Booked myself and Mark J into a caravan for the Modrapheniacs Sandford Ralley, 23rd-24th march,Its a 4 berth so room for 2 extfa if anyones interested? Great Ralley if never been before, will be riding all the way (305 miles) so not for the faint hearted! Ring me if interested.07973467457 Paul.

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  567. Peter Haslem

    Mark P, Tom, and Andy I have provisionally booked 3 further twin rooms at the Majestic...the bacon is in the fridge as we speak.....

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  568. martin k

    Well done to all those club member who signed on at all the LCGB events this year.On the subject of signing on events for next year we are already pencilled in for holding another LCGB signing on event in Blackpool, the dates we have pre booked are 21/22 july 2012. We will confirm this with the LCGB at their AGM in Doncaster at the end of Jan,

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  569. Paul Ellis

    BLOC finished 8th in the LCGB 2011 supporting clubs table (despite having points deducted for taking a van to Ireland etc) This was up from 21st last year, massive improvement so just a reminder to anyone going to an LCGB ralley next season to sign on and get points for the club.Rules apply tho, no vans,cars,vespa's or pyjama wearing PNE supporters allowed!!

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  570. Chris Lawder

    Hi Guys, I can't make this weeks meeting 15/11/11 due to working up in Scotland tue & we'd if your booking Scarborough count me in. I have also had a message to book Brian Macquan in as well. Thanks in advance.

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  571. Peter Haslem

    Quite a few of us are booking for Scarborough if interested ...speak on Tuesday....

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  572. Martin H.

    Eddie try http://www.waltonscoaches.co.uk/fleet.php They do from 16 seaters upwards.

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  573. Eddie

    All, anyone interested in going to the Bamber Bridge do on the 19th please bring a fiver in next Tuesday 8th so that we have an idea of numbers so we can organise a suitable sized coach/minibus/taxi etc. The club will pay the difference. Entry is free to the do. Cheers. Ed

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  574. Peter Haslem

    Lancs Alliance ..the great communicators....mmmmmmm?

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  575. MARTIN K

    Thanks for posting Eddie ref; the dates for both the nationals and lancs alliance. so the lancs alliance are putting on a sunday ride out the same weekend as a national, ok, as said Eddie looks like we will be supporting the LCGB for 2012, so much for being a member of the Lancs alliance when all has been decided already before we've even had any meetings on next years ride outs. Who will be marshalling Blackpool???

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  576. Eddie

    All, this was posted on the Lancashire Alliance website last night. Looks like we'll be having an LCGB do this year!! Lancashire Scooter Alliance Ride-outs 2012 Due to the amount of Rallies, Weekenders and Open days now on the Scootering Calender We have decided to reduce the amount of Lancashire Scooter Alliance rides for 2012 to accommodate those clubs wishing to put on there own event/ open day. Lancashire alliance ride-outs for 2012 are as follows Sunday April 22nd The Manchester Ride-out for St George To the Sun Inn 210 Guide Lane Audenshaw Manchester M34 5EE From 12:00pm onwards Sunday May 13th Ride-out to Parkgate on the Wirral Meet at Helsby Services at 12:00pm depart 12:30pm for guided ride to Parkgate Friday 8th – Sunday 10th Southport Pontins weekender with the beat ,the smallfakers,Mad Hat Ska ,The Selecter and Ultimate Madness Also 2 Northern Soul all nighters ran by Soul town Promotions see website for details Sunday June 24th Ride-out to Fleetwood Meet at the Imperial hotel 12:00pm and then onto Blackpool Sunday july 15th ride-out to Grassington Meet at Gisburn Cattle Market 12;00pm depart 12:30pm Sunday August 5th Mystery ride further details to follow Sunday September 9th Ride-out to Morecambe Meet at the Ranch Bar 12:30pm onwards Sunday October 7th ride-out to Southport Meet at the Lord Nelson in Croston 12:00pm Depart 12:30pm Going to Leos Bar Dates for Midweek Ride-Outs to Follow..........................

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  577. Peter Haslem

    Easter in Scar sounds good...there was talk of the posh hotel across the road from the Majestic which serves cold bacon only as an optional extra ;-)

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  578. Eddie

    List of next years nationals and a couple of other rallies below:- Easter Bank Holiday 6th to 9th April - Whitby Mayday Bank Holiday 4th to 7th May - Builth wells June Bank Holiday 1st to 5th June - Kelso 22nd to 24th June - Cleethorpes 13th to 15th July - Lincoln County Showground LCGB National Rally (Details to follow) 27th to 29th July - Weston S Mare Aug Bank Holiday 24th to 27th - Isle Of White August 31st to September 2nd - Mersea Island 20th Anniversary Rally 21st to 24th September - Woolacombe 26th to 28th September - Bridlington

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  579. Easter Bunny

    Whitby at easter 2012,we all going to book Scarborough again. Need to get digs sorted soon as there are a couple of events on in Scarborough that weekend. Lets start booking asap as space will be of a premium. How about The Majestic again as it was cheap and hopefully will accomodate all of us.

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  580. Eddie

    All, Bamber Bridge Scooter Club are holding an end of season do on the 19th November 7 till late at Bamber Bridge Football Club. It's free entry and its also Enty's daughter Lauren's 21st. As you all know Bamber Bridge SC have heavily supported all our do's in the past so it would be nice to return the favour and even better it's free. We'll look to put on a coach again with a charge of a fiver that we will look to take in advance and the club will make up the difference from the club funds. Ed

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  581. Northern Nobby

    Be home for weds,riding up early hours be great 2 c u all,come on Brid.

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  582. Paul Ellis

    BLOC still sixth in LCGB club placings thanks to MASSIVE turnout at IOW of the lambretta ford transit owners club....them 5 points help guys! didnt notice any other clubs vans at the ferry port,did you??? :)

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  583. Swifty

    I would just like to thank Mark and Joe for turning out on a very wet evening and supporting the Afghan Heroes charity ride along the prom

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  584. Swifty

    AFGHAN HEROES charity rideout on Monday evening along the illuminations. Spoken to organisers and you don't have to pay in advance, you can pay when you turn up. It's only a fiver! Meeting at Yeadon Way pub car park. Be there for six thirty, ride sets off at seven. If you fancy it call me 07852266895 :0)

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  585. Swifty

    AFGHAN HEROES charity rideout on Monday evening along the illuminations. Spoken to organisers and you don't have to pay in advance, you can pay when you turn up. It's only a fiver! Meeting at Yeadon Way pub car park. Be there for six thirty, ride sets off at seven. If you fancy it call me 07852266895 :0)

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  586. Paul Dugdale

    On page 37 in Scooterist Scene magazine (Oct/Nov edition) there is a picture of a motley crewe in orange shirts at Smallbrook Stadium and on page 38 there is a picture of Geoff the taxi driver trying to look interested at a stall. Finally made in the mag some of us. By the way it is Southport Lancashire Alliance ride out this Sunday was mentioned on Tuesday night. Setting off from Burscough at 12.30 at The Bull and Dog pub then onto Southport. Was mentioned about setting off about 1000am from Co op club on sunday unless anyone knows any different? Hope the weather picks up Cheers.

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  587. MARTIN K

    Elvington drag strip, hopefully going for the world record fastest scooter, only problem it,s a gilerra, twin etc.willpost the timea/speed on monday. one scoot is 30bhp so set to break records. the world record

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  588. pete Maxwell

    Anyone got a phone number for just lambretta, desperate for a light switch but the contact link on his website isn't working. Please call or text 07968259121 Thanks

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  589. Pete Maxwell

    Hi Guys and gals, After a bit of advice please. On my way home from the club about a month ago my light kept going off every now and then. Seemed like an intermittent fault, possibly earth. Since then have tried everything, resoldered connections in the light switch, tightened connections etc. I have noticed though that when the headlight comes on there is no rear light and when I press the back brake the headlight goes out. Anyone got any ideas, cos I'm out of em.

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  590. john buzzies

    It was a brill protest,the atmosphere was great.Looks like we made an impact with over 40,000 attending nationwide. Thanks Swifty for the run out, its the first time Ive given my scoot a blast :-)

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  591. Swifty

    Not a bad turn out for the protest ride. Luckily saw some of the club sat outside the co-op and told them about it. So there were about 10 scooters and about 200 bikes. Surprised more of the club didn't turn out as it wasn't raining ;0)

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  592. Swifty

    Is there anyone doing this ride out on Sunday or what???

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  593. Bob

    Protest starting from B&Q Sunday about the EU rules trying to ban motorbikes/scooters etc over 8 years old from citys, It lasts just 20mins at 45mph on the M55, Meeting at 12.30 starts at 13.00hrs, see Chorley Scorpions forum for full details

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  594. Martin H

    I'll be selling clutch plates later on at the Coop club.

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  595. paul livesy

    Illuminations rideout this tuesday 20th sept,meet at junction squires gate lane and prom 7.30.Kiwi will be leading the rideout on his Lambretta Goldwing

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  596. Brian(spend a penny)Dean

    Brian Dean will be 70 years young on the 24 Sept. Brian will be celebrating in style at home with a bag of wine gums and a early night. Iam sure we would all like to wish him many happy returns and he may even buy all the club members a drink on Tuesday night to celebrate. Is that a flying Pig.

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  597. Carry on Camping

    I think staying at Marton Mere campsite were the VFM have there do in march is quite good for the old camping with all facilities on site,swiming entertainment etc.Hope this helps.

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  598. Martin H.

    Anyone help with this? ...... "...maybe popping over to blackpool to see the lights with the missus & stop the night at a campsite in me vw camper - recommend any?" Steve from Darlo.

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  599. One for the road

    Just to let you all know that the Grand Master Drinker Bibby is back in hospital. Had a call today from Debs to say he was really ill. Will keep you all updated as i get more news.

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  600. Peter Haslem

    modette v king 'deja vue' nest pas

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  601. the king

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLoserville64?blend=1&ob=5#p/a/u/1/tSNcs2llvn0

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  602. Swifty

    CHARITY RIDEOUT. 'Afghan Heroes' are doing a rideout on the 10th Oct in Blackpool. It looks like a ride through the illuminations and is setting off at 7pm from the Brewers Fare at the bottom of Yeadon Way. You have to pre pay the £5 cost via their website, so google Afghan Heroes for details. Yes it could rain, no you won't get a refund if it does, moaners and those who can't afford £5 for a worthwhile charity need not apply (you know who you are and the cap does fit)

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  603. modette

    look on theloserville64 on youtube, club riding at IOW

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  604. mark jackson

    has anyone got john bradleys phone number or could they ask him to ring me on 07710533750. cheers

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  605. lancaster mark

    blackpool winter gardens soul night sat 10 sept anybody going

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  606. Martin H.

    Anyone planning on doing LCGB Coast to Coast. Tynemouth, Northumberland to Annan, Dumfries. Stay Tynemouth on Friday night 16th Sept and Sat night 17th in Annan. Tynemouth is near Newcastle and Annan looks about 20 miles from Carlisle.

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  607. Mark (Ace of Spades SRC)

    cheers, think thats him

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  608. Peter Haslem

    Rob Thompson I should think

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  609. Mark (Ace of Spades SRC)

    Just trying to chase the surname of a member... First name is Bob, an he drives a VW camper (or California) I owe him £10 and a pint for helping me out today whislt on my way home from a club rideout to blackpool, can anyone point me in his direction via Facebook?

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  610. Peter Haslem

    Yep hats and wigs off to Chris for his usual quality saga trips. No miss-haps ..amazing we must have dreamt it all (and wet the bed nurse)..role on for the next do :)

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  611. Paul Ellis

    Safely back from IOW after another top weekend! Great laugh,great company and MASSIVE turnout for Blackpool tangerine wearing scooterists.Big thanks to Mr Lawder for his time and organization skills and also big thanks to little Mark Jackson and his scooter transpotation company (jackson logistics)also Paul/Kev (aka Doris and Ada) for the laughs at breakfast! Roll on Brid!!

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  612. Peter Haslem

    I'm on my way, I'm on my way....

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  613. Paul Ellis

    To all BLOC members going to IOW, don't forget your LCGB membership card and sign on at the event. BLOC one of the top clubs in the signing on events league tables.

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  614. Swifty

    For all the 'Soulies' this Sat 27th, 8pm-8am on BBC radio 2 Northern Allnighter hosted by Craig Charles AKA Red Dwarf

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  615. scott burns

    sorted. cheers to mark, joe and matty for lending a hand and eddie for phoning with advice. back on two wheels at last. :)

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  616. scott burns

    after some advice please lads. i've just put my engine back in. now i think the problem is the wires. i connected the earth back to the frame and the red, green ,white to the relevent places on the cdi, this left the yellow. i put it in the spare port on the cdi and it wouldn't start. i had a look in sticky's and it looked like it goes in the regulator, only thing is, there was no spare port on the regulator. i took out what looked like an earth and put the yellow in there and i got it running. problem is that now i have no lights and it wouldn't shut off with the ignition key. anyone any idea what's wrong. if you can help a call on 07843915072 would be greatly appreciated.

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  617. Paul Ellis

    Hi Pete, I can give you my view on the auto I bought if you want? 07973467457

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  618. Pete Maxwell

    I am thinking (due to my knackered knees) of getting either a scomadi or series six from PM tuning. Has anyone got any views on them

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  619. paul b

    thanks for a great weekend lads see you soon and thanks goes to paul l for all his help over weekend cheers m8 :]

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  620. scott burns

    great weekend as always folk, looking forward to next year already! :)

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  621. martin k

    Very sad news on Eric passing away, he was a true gent who was more of a mate than a dealer , he always had time for people and will be rembered fondly. RIP ERIC.

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  622. Martin H.

    BLOC up to 5th place now in the LCGB best supporting club championship, this time last year we were about 19th. Try your best to sign on at the Ralleys Lads! (and lasses) Darlo anyone?

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  623. Martin H.

    Sad news indeed about Eric. Kev Walsh passed this onto the LCGB forums. It is with great sadness I have to bring you the news that Eric Tudor of ESP Scooters has lost his long battle against cancer at 1.15pm today Thursday 4th August 2011. Eric hadn’t been well for some time now but asked me to tell anyone who asked that he was doing fine, so I can only apologise to you all for following his wishes.

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  624. lancaster mark

    eric tudor e s p scooters r i p our thoughts are with julie and her family at this sad time

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  625. Paul Ellis

    BLOC up to 5th place now in the LCGB best supporting club championship, this time last year we were about 19th. Try your best to sign on at the Ralleys Lads! (and lasses)

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  626. Guest

    Sunday 31st July, Classic car and motorcycle show at Tarleton (between Southport and Preston )just off the A59, if you fancy a ride out this weekend.

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  627. Replacement hips

    Whos back? whats that about my faint heart? NURSE... wheres me medicine? I need it for my saga holiday,,,OKEH?

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  628. Snake Hips

    She's back! Bigger! Sexier! Not for the faint hearted, a true thoroughbred. That Sweet Chicago Beat!

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  629. mk

    Just heard that Robert Sabbage has been killed on a Greek island, those of you who took part in John Manns round the coast ride will be aware that we were raising the money for Robert . At 19 years of age he and some friends were on holiday and looks like got in a fight with local taxi drivers resulting in Robert being killed.Our Condolences to his family,

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  630. Chris Lawder

    Stolen Lambretta Scooter !! Tuesday 12th July, a Lambretta LD 150 was stolen from the Woodplumpton area of Preston from a garage at the rear of a residential property. Please keep your eyes pealed, this was not a complete scooter but under going restoration,frame engine but no side panels. Red & White reg NFY 299 chassis number 230578 engine number 238387.please contact with any information Paul Vincent on 07763 494475 or Chris Lawder 01253 317167.

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  631. matink

    Paul, thanks for the wheel will bring tuesday night, looks like i've lost a few teeth off my geears, or my lay shaft, took my side caseing off and clutch out found a lot of debris, will take apart on Monday, good ride yhrough the lakes and the weather held off. caio

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  632. Paul Dugdale

    Well done to those that attended the run to SUNNY! St.Bees! 225 miles in all there and back. Martin Kane I will bring your wheel on Tuesday night,hopefully can swap then.

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  633. scott burns

    what's the band for sat night, heard it's skaface on fri?

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  634. Ireland photos on tour

    Killarney photos are now up on the photo gallery, enjoy..

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  635. mk

    scootboy200?? as Paul said stop stirring or put your name to a post or it will be removed,we can all take the piss then when we know who is posting instead of hiding behind made up names.

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  636. Peter Haslem

    He's not the Messiah...he's just a very naughty boy!

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  637. Paul Ellis

    It was nothing and was all sorted with no problems, all a bit pissed, stop stirring.

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  638. martin k

    won't happen again lol.

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  639. flying high

    Agree with Elvis,should be leading by example out all night i heard wot a piss can.

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  640. elvis

    How can you fly like an eagle when your chairman is preparing to ride home staggering around still pissed out of his head?? People in glass houses etc..another proverb Martink..

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  641. martink

    How can you fly high like an Eagle when you are surrounded by Pigeons-old chinese proverb!!

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  642. Peter Haslem

    What the f*** better still 12 morons on scooters no-one knows anything, out of their minds on rain and 2 stroke...to be continued...enjoy the crack!!

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  643. kalymnos85200

    Out now! Going Underground - a debut novel by Suzie Tullett Three men on two scooters (a vintage Lambretta and Vespa, of course) heading down the country to Brighton... three women and a heavily pregnant belly in hot pursuit - all squashed into a classic, Union Jack roofed mini... and an off duty Police Officer bringing up the rear... and with musically themed chapters it has its very own soundtrack. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_13?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=suzie+tullett&sprefix=suzie+tullett Take a look and if you like what you see, happy reading x

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  644. Martin k

    Great time had by all in Ireland hope you all got home safe and well, word of warning they told me that Potheen was water,great venue and well done the Irish,

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  645. Kev Green

    Help/advise needed.I have recently restored a Lambretta Li 125 1962. It runs fine, the problem is starting from cold. Some mornings it will only start if i take the air hose off. The air filter is clean and blockages. Could this be an issue with the choke? I am looking forward to meeting you guys in the near future and join ride outs. Thanks for any advice. Kev

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  646. Paul Livesey

    Hi Paul (Bevan)can you please send me your email address to mine which is paulsx200@yahoo.co.uk so i can forward you some pictures from Euro lambretta,

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  647. paul bevan

    paul did you get martin back to his bed sat night sorry sun morning nice to meet up again soon and don't drink potheen again make go blind see you at 4 nation in ireland next year

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  648. Peter Haslem

    Thinking of re-naming the club from BLOC to Blackpool Lambretta Caring For the Confused Club...replies on a very small map please...great trip though ;)

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  649. martin k

    Thanks Peter, will see you all their on friday morning, we get in to Dublin at 5am, by the time we get the saga boys dressed and ready and off the boat we should be out of Dblin by 6;30am, so all well we will be in kilkenny for breakfast, cheers Martin

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  650. Peter Haslem

    Martin and Lyndon et al see cut and paste from our Kilkenny booking Your Unique Reservation Number: 995110002473-01 Arrival Dates: 23-Jun-2011 for 1 nights Arrival Time: 18:00 Accommodation Property Reserved: MELROSE HOUSE Property Address: Circular Road, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny Property Contact Number: 056 7765289 Alternative Property Contact Number: 087 1248377 Number of Persons in Party: 6 Adults booked with Go-Ireland which puts up a location map..to be sure..Peter

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  651. Martin K

    Can we sort out prior to Ireland the meeting point and time for our RV in Kilkenny on Friday morning.hope to see you all then cead mile fielte.

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  652. Andy

    Couple of the Okeh scooters in this months scootering magazine

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  653. Peter Maxwell

    My cutdown engine is unstamped in the usual place (only has the innocenti mark) but on the engine mount arm has 44019 stamped on it. Has anyone got any ideas what engine it may be

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  654. Pete Maxwell

    Does anyone know anything about woodspeed engines, got one in one of my lambrettas and just want to know what kind of tune it may have had. It is an SX150

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  655. Martin H

    Neal, best time to return the Hagon is before it breaks. Get it to me by Tuesday and I'll send it back with the others or send it direct to Hagon yourself.

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  656. Paul Dugdale (Railway)

    Just been on lcgb forum and there is a video link to you tube of the lcgb weekender by Leeds Crusaders sc. Some still pictures of bikes and the modern art on rideout.

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  657. join us on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackpool-lambretta-owners-club/143678025670006

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  658. Neal

    Martin H Iv got one, but its in Blackpool at mo! Is there a time line to return these buddy? Thanks Neal

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  659. Martin D

    Greeting's to everyone hope you all recovere from the club's do and Kelso. Just to inform you all that Bibby was rushed intohospital on Sunday evening the 29/05. Bibby was in a critical condition when admitted. Please if anyone has 5 mins to go and visit him he is on ward 12. As soon as i get a update i will keep you all informed.

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  660. Martin H

    Any BLOC members who have Hagon rear shockers need to contact me about sending them back to be checked out and new bushes fittted. A few have broken at the top mount and Hagon have suggested returning them for checking out. Martin.

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  661. GAZ BECKETT

    YET ANOTHER SUPERB WEEKEND,THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED PUT IT TOGETHER,LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT WEEKENDER.

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  662. John BILLY

    Thanks for a superb weekend of events from myself and all the Preston Wildcats. Cheers

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  663. Karen Lowndes

    Hi to all at BLOC.. forgot how much fun you guys were, thanks for welcoming me back. Looking forward to August. Thanks again.

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  664. mark bryan

    on behalf of mark bryan thanks for a top weekend and playing our music top scooter club long live the lambretta club of great britain see you in august cheers mark bryan and jim hodge

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  665. Martin Kane

    All, On behalf of our club and our committee(LG, PL, CL, LW,MK) i would like to thank all our members for all the hard work and effort behind the scenes in making our weekender possible , thanks again for all the support throughout the scooter season. Big thankyou to our sponser PM tuning/Scomadi and lambretta innovation for a great display of bikes and new kit. also all the traders especially Martin Hyland(just lambretta), MAC-print again kiwi has come up with a fine array of merchandise that put's our club up their with the big clubs.Paul Ellis for the flyers, also thankyou to Jim hodge Mark Bryan and of course Jem Booth for 2 great night of entertainment, the band Atlanta Soul were also cracking. Thanks to all especially all the members of The LCGB for accepting us as a signing on event , the first of many we hope,The LCGB riders and clubs that travelled from all over the country to our event just shows the committment to The LCGB, and i'm clad we made it happen well Done to all and ride safe, MK Don't forget we are doing all this again in August!!!!

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  666. sue

    Thanx to everyone at the club for making me feel so welcome, i had the best weekend and sure that was the first of many more rallies, see you all in August on the island xx

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  667. Neal

    Top wkend. Well done to everyone who organized the do.

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  668. Southern Softy

    Arrived home in one piece,weather was terrible but made it in good time. Thanks all for a brilliant weekend.Could of done wih a Sat Nav tho.

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  669. martin k

    Hi All, tuesday meeting at the CO-OP,We will be putting together the goody bags and sorting the raffle prizes so don't forget everthing needs to be here on tuesday night.regards Martin

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  670. Eddie

    Andy, with your vespa do you have any play on your gear change if so it will need adjusting i.e your gear cables tightening at the gear selector box. If there's too much slack the adjusters won't be enough and you'll need tighten up the adjusters again take the selector cover off and adjust the cables i.e pull tight from there. Give me a ring on 07867 827388 if you're not sure. It's only a five minute job. If you could originally get 1st gear when you 1st got the bike then the chances are either the gear cable has pulled throughat the selector end or was not seated correctly in the 1st place and has now pulled itself into the correct position hence going slack. If you're not confident I can always pop round and show you. Ed

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  671. Andy McGregor

    Help Please, as some of you may know I recently bought a 1964 VESPA Sportique, I waited over a year for it to be restored and now I have had it for 2 weeks and have 25 miles on the clock and I can't get 1st gear. I have adjusted the cable as suggested in the manual but I confess I dont really know how many turns are required, anyway still no 1st gear, 2nd, 3rd and 4th are ok. Any suggestions before I hire a van to take it back to Scotland and beat the f***k out of the gentleman that has messed me around for over a year. No piss taking please gents, this is really annoying me :-(

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  672. Andy McGregor

    Cheers Eddie, no you are not teaching me to suck eggs, what you have described is pretty much what LCGB says, I thought I read about no shim on the GP though. MB developments show LI diagram only, not been on Scooter restorations yet though.

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  673. Eddie

    Andy, all models including GP have a kick start shim washer between the seal and the circlip. The shim holds the seal in place and the circlip holds the shim in place. The seal should have a spring running round the inner lip so to speak. The seal needs to be fitted with the spring side of the seal inside the engine with the flat side of the seal on the kickstart side. You will probably need to take the crankcase off to turn the seal around. If you try in situ you will probably knacker the seal.If you look on Scooter Restorations or MB Developments website you will see diagrams of engines which are interactive and you can order any parts simply by clicking on the part, sory if I'm teaching you to suck eggs. I'd also check your gearbox oil level. It may not be leaking beacause you may not have enough oil in the gearbox to reach the kickstart dependant upon how new the seal is and how much the engine has been used since it was put in. You shouldn't need any special tools apart from a socket set and allen key set to put it right. Hope this helps, Ed

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  674. Andy McGregor

    Peter, no I havent sorted out my kick start seal yet, looked on LCGB website (workshop) I found out the seal is on the wrong way as was susspected and that a GP doesnt use the spacer washer between the circlip and the seal. Missed the bit about my shaft being too short, maybe I was in the wrong area. I am going to wait until the BlOC weekender is over before I take it apart, no oil leaking at the moment but as was pointed out kick start needs adjusting, so any advice re tools, replacement parts required etc would be welcome. Going to change my dodgy ignition this weekend though. Andy

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  675. Peter Haslem

    Andy...did you sort out your kick start seal ...if not have a look on the LCGB website under series 1,2,3 looks like your shaft is too short..nothing personal..:) Peter

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  676. scott burns

    right, cheers lads, think i'm going to stick a new crank,barrel and piston on, run it for a year and then do it up again. should really ride it a bit before i start spendig grands on it again.

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  677. Eddie

    Scot, have to agree with Pete. Gaz picked up a TS1 with carb and exhaust for 1500. By the time you've stripped your engine and chucked most of the parts to replace with uprated parts and then labour costs on top I suspect you won't have any change from 1500. Plus if you buy a complete engine you'll still have your original engine as either a spare or to sell on. As a guide Andy Francis do a complete RB20 for 2100. Oh and if you haven't got a disk brake I'd seriously suggest getting one. No point having a quick engine if you can't stop the beast. Seriously, once you start adding up the cost of parts you'll have a shock and don't forget you'll need to replace all bearings and seals. Ed

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  678. Peter Haslem

    Do a Gaz Becket and buy a TS1 all done...days rather than months...its a winter thing building up an engine..fun now frown later!! :)

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  679. scott burns

    cheers pete, trying to decide whether to do it now and be of the road for another year or do a quick fix now and do it later. oh, the decision!!

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  680. Peter Haslem

    Mikuni TMX30 or Dell 30, exhaust ..Franspeed race or NK or Chislespeed (see Martin H)..crank...High load AF Performance OR MB Racetour or MEC...look on Rayspeed website for their spec then look at the LCGB forum...Peter...not forgetting a decent clutch (might get lucky with upgraded springs and 4/5 plate surflex plates) might be parting with my Foxhat clutch soon....

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  681. scott burns

    seriously considering getting an rb20 kit on my gp150 small block, can anyone advise what crank, carb and exhaust to get?

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  682. martin k

    trophy's required for our meeting for tue 3/05 at the co-op, if anyone has any old pistons /engine parts suitable for powder coating, we are using these as trophey's for our do,.

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  683. Paul Ellis

    Am sellig either my TV175 or my SX150 3750 pounds each this is due to being severely traumatised at Scarborough recently....will say no more...but joining the Rose and Bear arses...

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  684. scott burns

    cheers pete.

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  685. Peter Haslem

    Scott the number is...07814418954 Their web add is hard to find as Neils link doesn't ... er link speaking of which Brian thats the same number for your helmet

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  686. Andy

    Just wanted to say Chris and I really enjoyed the scarborough weekend,the ride over was fun, (be even better next time with a full face helmet) big thanks for all the help and advice re oil leak and slipping clutch. PS perhaps Paul would be better sharing with wee Brian next time :-)

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  687. Paul's Mum

    This is Paul's mother here,just to let you all no, Paul has not left the house since coming back from Scarborough. He is a changed person.We have had to hide his J2O bottle's as he just sit's in drinking them all the time. He has also ripped all the button's of his best pyjamas.I dont think he will be going to Isle of Wight this year with you all if this is the way you look after your member's. Just to top it all of he refuses to eat his Thomas the Tank engine Easter egg we bought him which he always look's forward to.Hope you are all pleased with yourselfs. Paul's Mummy.

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  688. scott burns

    PETE: do you have a web address or contact for customshack? i can't find them online using www.customshack2010.co.uk. cheers

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  689. Peter Haslem

    Yep a great trip to Scarborough. Really enjoyed it. As for M Dean I think Peejays are the way forward as it wasn't THAT cold in his room..;)

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  690. Chris Lawder

    Thanks to all for a great Easter rally in Scarborough,good beer food and company although I do think railway has been scarred for LIFE due to seeing Martin Deans wee willy winky!!

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  691. Darryl

    since being knocked off lammy haven't had much luck with ankle back in hospital may 18th to have metal plate removed hope the Blackpool weekender goes well

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  692. Martin H.

    Joint Lancs & Yorks Alliance rideout to Colne & Nelson rugby club this Sunday, meeting up at Gisburn cattle market at 12.00. If by a miracle I put my engine back in the frame before then I'm up for going for a ride. Anyone else?

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  693. CHUCKLE BROTHER

    Earth quake reported in Blackpool last night sources beleive the epi-centre was Brian Dean dropping his wallet

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  694. mark lancaster

    cheers martin k thanks for the lucas spotlamp see you 16th april my 50th cherrs skinny

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  695. martin k

    got my ticket via the Lcs, going up sat morning early, camping or if hotel is booked local b&b.how many more are going up should expect double figures, also local for us this year is Tan Hill.

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  696. Paul Ellis

    Its 60 per room per might for a twin (so 30 each per night if 2 in room) tel no. is 01946 822300 booking code is LCGB 411 Have found a jet now thanks. Paul.

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  697. Martin H.

    If anyone else is thinking of going there's only a handful of tickets left so move sharpish. Is that 60 quid per room per night or 60 each per night Paul? All the main jets I've got are 6mm but I'll check and bring Tues night if I have one.

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  698. Paul Ellis

    Hi Martin, me and Mark Jackson upto now have booked the seacote Hotel 2 nights £60 per night.BTW have you got a 5mm 123 main jet? (for a jetex)cheers, Paul.

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  699. Martin H.

    Who's doing the 4 Nations? July 8th - 10th, St. Bees.

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  700. Martin H.

    National stolen scooter register... http://www.ilambretta.com/NSSR/

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  701. martin k

    Howard you can put it on to the uk data base of the national stolen scooter register(NSSR)Details on the LCGB/ Scooterotica website,we will keep a look out.

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  702. Howard

    Reports that a Lambretta LI125s was stolen from outside central pier on Sun 20/04/11 reg number TSR 04,Painted metallic Blue and white. Please contact either Howard at Bear and Rose s.c. or the Police if sighted.

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  703. Eddie

    All, I've uploaded approx 700 photos on Flickr, link on the home page and events and gallery page. If any of you have any photo's from past and present either let me have them on CD or I'll scan them and upload them. The more the better. Cheers Ed

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  704. Bob

    Any one doing the Derian house ride on sunday ?

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  705. Eddie

    All, I need to collect numbers for this years Pogue Mahone/Bamber Bridge do at Salmesbury. If you want to go either let me know on Tuesday night or post on here if you won't be there on Tuesday. Tickets are ten pounds and there are limited numbers available. I'll probably need to collect the money in the next couple of weeks or so. Details below:- Pogues Away 3 Weekender July 1 - 3rd July 2010 Friday July 1 2011 1:00 PM - Sunday July 3 2011 12:00 PM Canberra Club, Samlesbury, Blackburn, BB2 7LF Venue is booked! Friday - Live on stage 'The Small Fakers' Saturday afternoon 'Hypnotist' Look into the eyes @@ Saturday night is Blues Brothers night. Live on stage 'The Ultimate Blues Brothers' so Raybans & Trilbys ready.

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  706. Martin K

    As Eddie says it would be great to have a gallery of all our bikes past/present including V****s, with all the clubs that have been about in Blackpool over the years plus the amount of members we now have so this should be a great collection of photos .

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  707. Eddie

    All, at the moment there is an extra link to the photo galleries. The second link will be the new site for photo's. If you have a look you'll see what we're trying to achieve. Obviously the success of this relies upon everyone supplying what photos they have. The more photo's the better. There is currently nearly 500 photo's uploaded and there is no limit on how much we can upload. Once we've got more photo's uploaded we'll be advertising the link on various websites and hopefully raising the profile of the club even further. Ed

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  708. Peter Haslem

    Been to see the sprayer that Neil recommended...Very knowledgeable seen some of his work looks excellent he has done loads of scoots .in fact he has mine now to do watch this space :)

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  709. paul

    hi all we have set up a euro rally update page and here is the link www.lambrettaclubireland.com

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  710. Eddie

    All, I'm looking at sorting out the galleries of photo's we have on the site and need in particular the following:- old rally photos or custom show photo's; any of the old scooter club photos Okeh, Modernisers, Coasters etc. I'm also looking at creating a profile area for individual members with pics of your old bikes as well as current ones. Preferably I'd like the photo's on CD to make life easier but I can scan them if necessary. If on CD if you can put the photo's into folders with a description of the particular rally i.e IOW 10 etc I can then upload the photos to correspond. If you can only supply photos then if you place them in an envelope with your name and if possible write a description on the back of the photos or attach a note to them that would be great. The more photos we can upload the better as it will generate more interest in the website and the club from across the country which can only be a good thing. I probably won't be at the meeting Tuesday coming but will be there the week after. Cheers Ed

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  711. Peter Haslem

    Very positive on LCGB re the May w/ender and nice flyer by the way..are all women that slim :)

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  712. Carl

    Please check the for sales Lambretta with the reg 960 BFC for sale,in Chorley.Thank you

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  713. Neal D

    Martin H. Mr Freakin picky!!!!

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  714. Martin H.

    Hey Neal, there's only three w's in www.

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  715. Neal D

    Check this sprayers web site out! I done the recce and he's squared away. He'll spray a lambretta for £350-400. standard spray job. All body work done as well!!! wwww.customshack2010.co.uk

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  716. B.L.O.C. ---AGM

    Tuesday the 8th feb 2011@ THE C0-0P club ,start 7;45pm weve got quite a lot to get through this year with us holding at least 2 events plus the euro etc.If anyone has any thing they want to raise please contact via any of our commitee or on the night prior to the meeting so any changes can be discussed/voted on. 8th fed.thankyou.

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  717. Peter Haslem

    Kiwi if he is on his own...100 euros per night....therefore x 2 nights...200 Einstein I go go!

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  718. Kiwi

    Hi boys, I booked 2 vans on P O Ferry 21.30hrs Thurs from Liverpool to Dublin for Myself and Paul Livesey,Phil Mumby,RickGlancy,BobThomson,Chris Lawder,Owen McGuire back up van driver works out at £172.20each returns Sunday 21.30 hrs Nutt Travel said Liverpool/Dublin booked up they will have dates for Holyhead crossing and prices next week but quoted me scooter plus one approx £102.00 P.S To Peter Haslem my mate Owen McGuire will have one of those spare Hotel Rooms Just let me know costs thanks Kiwi

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  719. martin k

    it's the dfds/norfolkline, they have just been bought out by stena-line over dec, i booked via nutt travel and they called to say there where fully booked, it then transpired after talking to dfds that they will be suspending sailings from birkinhead, so went to P and O booked online even worked out cheaper @156.so a result, just funny that nutt travel are still taking bookings for this route. hope every one gets sorted out.

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  720. Paul Ellis

    jerk-in-bed ferry sold out but Holyhead-Dublin still ok and works out cheaper so we're now on 1410 on the thurs if any stragglers its www.irishferries.com

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  721. Peter Haslem

    just read the blurb on scootererotica..so its P+O then...Martin which office did you speak to Peter

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  722. Peter Haslem

    Martin are you saying that our NUTT Travel bookings are suspended? and if so what is the number for DFDS...

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  723. MARTIN K

    HOLD THE FRONT PAGE!!1 Just had nutt travel call to say they couldn,t do the ferry i required, so i contacted DFDS/norfolkline direct and they advised that all sailings from Birkinhead have noe been suspended as of 31 jan, i got in touch with P&O liverpool-Dublin for 156 return same times thurs to sunday, so please have a look if booking via Nutt travel.regards martin

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  724. Peter Haslem

    Paul has booked me and Gaz Becket on for the thursday...so Rick, Bob Joe and Martin H need to book asasp

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  725. MARTIN K

    On the thursday evening boat from Birkinhead, same as Chris, arrive Dublin at 5AM.Booked via Nutt travel.then 180 miles in Ireland to Killarney NO RAIN PLEASE!!!

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  726. Paul Ellis

    Nutty travel just informed me theres no inside cabins left so outside cabins are 150 pounds each if 2 book with scoots.

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  727. Paul Ellis

    Booked me and Jacko on the euro ferry,if you book 2 with 2 scoots its £125 each return with Nutt travel bejasus!

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  728. paul

    if you go with nutt travel and mention lambretta euro rally there is a discount there for it and they do the liverpool - dublin ferry and most of the other one,s too

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  729. Chris Lawder

    Euro-Lambretta 2011, Following on from last nights meeting I have been looking at a more direct route to catch a ferry. I have booked a Thur 23rd June Departure Liverpool at 22.00, Arrival Fri 24th June at 05.00 Dublin,Return Sunday 26th at 22.00 Arrival Monday 05.00. This will give us 3 full day at Euro-Lambretta. The booking details are via Travelsupermarket web site sailing with DFDS Seaways at £177.00 return. HAPPY BOOKING

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  730. michael collins

    martin can you or one of your lads help paddy with his application form as i think he is in the fatherland too long

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  731. Paddy Murphy

    Dont be worryin lads...us oirish have it all sorted... dere's stalls galore sellin 10 hole wellies,green donkey jackets and spare perts for dem honda's. de fun staarts on de 29th of feb and dere's loive music from de Nolans etc. BY DE WAY... Vespa roiders only at dis event!

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  732. Martin H

    Copied from LCGB re Euro Lambretta. Application forms will be in Jet Set which will be posted over the next couple of days. Applications will be accepted from 17th Jan until 31st march from LCGB members. All the info we have to date including ferry discount info etc is on the reverse of the form. THERE IS NO NEED FOR ANY PANIC RE TICKETS-THIS YEARS EURO IS BEING HELD AT A VENUE WHICH CAN BE ADAPTED TO THE NUMBERS OF TICKETS SOLD, BEYOND THE CAPACITY OF PREVIOUS EUROS IF REQUIRED. The cut off date of 31st March is key, as at this point the Irish club will have ticket numbers and be able to plan the final size/set up of the venue and this deadline is unlikely to be extended. If you are a current LCGB member and you apply for a ticket in good time you will be ok. If you need any info please contact me-but please wait until you have recived Jet Set as hopefully most of your questions will be answered by the info on the application form.

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  733. Brian Grumpy

    Merry xmas to all at the club from Brian,hpe you all have a great new year.Keep safe and warm.

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  734. Xmas Cracker

    Merry xmas to all our members who have stuck by the club name through thick and thin.As you all no we have more members now more than ever and continue to welcome riders of traditional scooters and new scooters. We are now a well established name on the scooter scene and will continue to do so as proven by the mass turnout for our own do.Lets keep up the good work and keep promoting the clubs name where ever you are or whatever you maybe doing. You are never short of a friend when you mention our clubs name.God bless you all and keep on keeping on.

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  735. MARTIN K

    Best wishes to all our members for christmas and 2011,see you all in jan fancy a winter ride out anyone???

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  736. Martin H.

    BLOC finished 21st in LCGB club championship. http://www.ilambretta.com/bsm/2010/club2010.html

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  737. Martin H.

    Anyone else want to go to LCGB AGM in Doncaster on sat 22nd Jan. About £20 per person for a twin room or £30 single.

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  738. Neal

    Merry Crimbo to you all and have a crackin new year. Ride safe.

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  739. moutache gringo

    Thank you 118 118 but I thought you were in Lancaster??

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  740. Admirer

    Mr Dean you look hot when you out running,from an admirer :0)X

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  741. Martin Kane

    Thank you to all the club members who sponscered the moustache for the Movember prostate cancer charity, i managed to raise over 150.00. maybe next year a few more of the club would like to grow one for charity,thanks again to all.

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  742. scott burns

    scooter for sale, see for sale/ wanted.

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  743. george boy

    kameleon

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  744. Matt

    Karma

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  745. Christmas Knackers

    Club night out on the 18th Dec meeting at the washington around 8pm. All welcome

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  746. Let One Rip

    May i just thank Jacko and Gaz Gump for attending the meeting with me.We had xcellent feedback at the meeting regarding our club do from last year by a few of the other clubs and also on our rideout. This just goes to show that all our hardwork paid off and everyone deserves a big pat on the back. Well done to all.

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  747. Commander Bond

    Been to the number 1s meet for the Lancashire Alliance this afternoon and the date we have been given is the 7th Aug 2011 for us to host the ride out. There was an earlier date of 24th July but this had been basically earmarked for the heart of England rideout at a place called Sladeburn. Also an extra week date of 21st Sept for a ride through the illuminations.

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  748. Tufty Takes A Tumble

    Rumour has it that Terry got side swiped and knocked of his Vespa. Dont no anymore details regarding this,hope he is ok and if there is anything we can do to help him out we will do. ANYWAY MUST STOP TAKING THESE DRUGS............

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  749. scott burns

    yes i know that's not how it goes!

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  750. scott burns

    no ed, the artillery, stuck me in rcp, got a move to a gun battery later, hello apple bravo, this is charlie dog, i feel like a chocolate log, over. ha!!!!!!!!!!

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  751. Eddie

    feck me the signals!!, now you're havin a laugh,

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  752. scott burns

    ha,ha, that's why they chucked me in sigs, mind i wasn't the best flaggy either!

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  753. Eddie

    Feck me Scot, how did the Army ever let you loose with a gun!!

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  754. scott burns

    p.p.s. original message could be FAO: paul, you know who you are! ha!!

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  755. scott burns

    p.s. that's yates' next to travel lodge opposite north pier and i know how to spell contact!

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  756. scott burns

    FOA BOB: joe, matt, eddie, myself and a couple of others meeting at yates' about 17.30 tonight prior to madness. will connact you later on the number you gave me. anyone else going is welcome to meet for a pint.

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  757. Chris Lawder (Team IOW Leader)

    Please note : I need to pay the deposit for I.O.W 6/12/10 to get our ferry crossing at this years price and avoid the increase, that leaves next weeks meeting 30/11/10 to pay your full 40. pounds deposit and confirm your place on the best rally of the year.Amounts outstanding Paul L 15 pounds Chris L 25 Kiwi 20 Phil M 30 Carl M 30 Gaz B 40 Nicky B 40 Tony 20 Nigel 20 Jeff 30 Mark P 20 Benny 40

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  758. Better Ask My Mummy

    Anyone fancy a club nite out before chrimbo around Bpool.

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  759. Rocky v Widow Twankie

    Great fight on the bus with the two pensioners,on the way home sat night,any chance we can book them for our do next year.

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  760. Eddie

    Copied from Guestbook:- Hi, My names Andy AKA Jud from the Barnsley PALS SC. Earlier this year my 14 yr old grandson and young pal Connor was diagnosed with bi-Lineal acute Leukaemia. In the last few months the family has received help from all quarters and I would like to pay something back. In May/June 2011 I am planning to ride around the coast of Britain on my Vespa for sponsorships to raise money for PACT. As I will be passing through your area we wondered if you would be willing to join in. we aim to collect a club badge (plus a small donation if possible or a bag of chips) from all the coastal clubs we pass through. We will then put the collection up for auction on Ebay. We hope to raise quite a few bob in sponsorship and will be doing a live blog of our journey. To find out more on how you can help visit Connors website http://buzzinconnor.moonfruit.com Cheers Jud

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  761. Martin H.

    The old forum still works, just need to link it to this site then we're away. It'll cut out all the anonymous stuff.

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  762. sleeping beauty

    eddie, think you better look again at those timings, early morning pick ups and do finishing early afternoon! need more than a handsome prince to get me up for that!! doh!!!

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  763. Peter

    Booked 3 rooms at the Majestic for Scarborough. Have a space left in one of the rooms.

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  764. Eddie

    All, a reminder for coach pickup times and locations for this Saturday for the Bamber Bridge do:- 1: Red Lion Pub, Bispham 6:40 2: No3 Pub 6:50 3: CO-OP Club 7:00 Please note these are coach leaving times so please be there before. Coach will leave Bamber Bridge at 13:30

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  765. Eddie

    Martin, URL for the old forum page. http://bloc.suddenlaunch3.com/index.cgi

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  766. SITE ADMIN

    come on now guys, i think we've had enough of these types of postings, they will be deleted ASAP,Remember posts are viewed by all on the web therefore it just makes "US" as a club look bad.

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  767. Doctor Smirnoff

    Just a quick update on Bibby. He is now back home and on the mend. He has a bit of trouble with his walking but is getting there slowly. Iam sure we all wish him well.

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  768. B.L.O.C. please read.

    Attention all members, in reference to Eddies post; Bamber Bridge sc night out Sat 20 th november, coach details as follows Bispham @RED LION 6.40pm, Number 3 @ 6.50pm then final pick up @ The Co-op club @7.00pm, returning from bamber bridge at 1.30am will drop off in reverse, please contact Paul Livsey to confirm a seat, we are asking for a small fee for the coach as the club is covering most of the costs.

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  769. Bob

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wo-zuM8xAk Moloko northern soul tribute to wigan casino

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  770. Andy

    Booked a B&B in Scarborough, staying at Monico guest house £168 twin room for 3 nights.

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  771. Andy

    Re Scarborough, are we all looking to get in the same hotel or are we just booking our own hotels? I dont mind either way I just want to get it booked. I emailed the Majestic but got no reply and I dont seem to be able to book on line. Plenty of other hotels with rooms available at the moment though.

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  772. Eddie

    Saturday 20th November, Bamber Bridge Scooter Club end of season do at Bamber Bridge Football Club. 5 pounds on the door, 7 till late. Live band The Visitors playing who have played at one of our do's and are well worth watching. Club are putting on a free coach with three pickup points to be announced North, Central and South Blackpool. Anyone interested needs to attend a meeting over the next two Tuesdays and let us know so we have an idea of numbers or you can post on here if unable to make a meeting

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  773. Porridge For Breakfeast

    Check out the Majestic hotel for Scarborough Easter Rally. Lets get Booking up and not leaving it until the last minute.

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  774. Eddie

    List of next years rallies below. As usual the majority of northern rallies are in the first two or three months then nothing till Brid. Bulith Wells will be similar to Kelso as it has a showground and will probably be camping only as I can't see there being too many hotels in that neck of the woods. BSRA Nationals" Easter B/H April 22-25 Scarborough Mayday B/H April 29-May1 BuilthWells (Wales) Whitsun B/H May 27-30 Kelso July 1-3 Cleethorpes July 29-31 Exmouth August B/H 26-29 Isle of Wight September 23-26 Woolacombe October 28-30 Bridlington Other Dates March 18-20 VFM Marten Mere pre-season & Modrapheniacs Sandford May 6-8 Leicester Phoenix Nights June 10-12 English Rose 25th Anniversay Rally ? June 17-19 VFM Lakelands Lake District Rally ? June 24-26 Euro lambretta Ireland July 15-17 Shed Weekender Peterboro August 5-7 VFM Run to the Hills September 2-4 Mersea Island September 9-11 Strictly Scooters Jersey November 11-13 Great Eastern Mablethorpe VFM November 18-20 South West Clubs Warmwell Wickstead Parts Fair March 6th and October 16

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  775. Paul Ellis

    Scarborough at easter is usually at easter therefore its at easter which if i remember correcctly is from good friday to easter monday,Its at easter SO THATS THE DATE!!! DURRR!

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  776. plastic pig

    what dates is scarborough 2011

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  777. Gaylord Focker

    Scarboro Easter rally 2011 lets get some digs booked,but not a faulty like last year.

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  778. scott burns

    anyone got or know of a cheap 125 for sale??

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  779. deanspeed

    Just to let everyone know that Bibby is the Vic on ward 18,he was admitted late on fri eve. He has had a couple of bad falls due to his illness. Visited him today and he was in a real bad state and very frail. The doctors have expressed their concerns regarding his condition. Bibby will be 50 this tuesday,please if you have any spare time on your hands please try and nip in to visit him. He aint to good guys.

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  780. deanspeed

    Still got a double room going and room 4 another in my room 4 Brid.Great rally,fantastic custom show.

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  781. deanspeed

    Have a double room spare for Brid if anyone intrested. Be quick tho.

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  782. Bob

    Pete, sorry couldnt make the meeting last night to pay the deposit, Paul has my number if you call me I will drop it over for you asap. Cheers, Bob

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  783. scott burns

    i'm taking this opportunity to distance myself from that one, the yorkshire pudding told me he knew where he was going! fecking southport, i only went and snapped my rear shock on a pothole!! apart from that , good day, good turn out!!!

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  784. Andy McGregor

    Great day out to Southport, despite some dodgy leadership, I have learnt a lesson today, dont follow a Scotsman and a Yorkshireman to a meeting in Lancashire. Shame we all split up for the ride home but to be fair I did enjoy the ride home alone

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  785. scott burns

    sunday forecast: warm and bright following a dull start!!

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  786. SOUTHPORT RIDEOUT

    Lancashire alliance final Sunday Ride out of the year 10 October 2010. meet @ the CO-OP club 10.15am depart 10.30am weather is forecasting a indian summer, does that mean it's pissing it down

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  787. CHRIS LAWDER

    I have re-booked for the I.O.W 2011 we only have limited places. Most of the members who came this year have streased an interest again. I will start the savings club, we will need to provide a deposit of 40. pounds per person to the Victoria Lodge Hotel by Dec-2010. The price for 2011 will be 117. per head and 20. return ferry. I will not be at the club untill 19/10 as I'm on a traning course.

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  788. scott burns

    is southport this sunday, anyone going?

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  789. scott burns

    congratulations daryll, all the best.

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  790. One Out The Oven

    Congratulations to Daryll and Geena on the birth of their son Freddie Jay Elliott. Born today at 15.05 weighing in at 8'13 wat a bruiser. Well done and congratulations to all from BLOC.

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  791. Martin K

    ive posted the isle of wight video on our opening home page, thanks go to Kiwi for posting this and others on You- tube,will post more photos as i get them, stay tuned!!!

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  792. Martin H.

    So who's up for some serious riding? Coast to Coast, Robin Hoods Bay to St Bees. Friday 8th in RHB, C2C is on the Saturday, then home or stay for the do in St Bees on the Sat night. LCGB signing on event, whadda points make. Plenty of kitted scooters in the club, lets see them in action. The highlight of the riding year if you ask me. So that's me and Lyndon so far.

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  793. Slip Disc

    Soul do sat night at tennis club south shore,anyone going.

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  794. PETER HASLEM

    I have just booked the hotel for Euro Lam in Ireland..so those who I haven't sent a text to also owe me dosh (in 3 weeks) £44.06 per person as a deposit the accom being 100 euro per room per night 2 nights room only 24 and 25 June 2011 that is for Joe O'Gara , Rick Glancy, Bob Thomson, Lynden thinks meals may ne in the ticket price...ferries to book LCGB tickets to get...to be sure..:) or was it free everything and blowies all round.. I cant quite remember..,must go pistons to hole ...nice

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  795. Martin H.

    Nice scooter on ebay purchased from John Halls in 1960. 1st owner Ralph Keith Firth of St Annes, anyone remember him. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ULTIMATE-LAMBRETTA-LI150-/180562818170?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item2a0a61f47a

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  796. Stuart

    Selling my 150 Vespa Sprint to buy a more suitable scooter for when iam 16. Details in the for sale section.£700 o.v.n.o

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  797. Joey Deekan

    I love being a member of the rosey bear arse scooter club,we will have the last laugh having are club do next year in a tram shelter. So you can shove your ancient pieces of rust you ride around on in a skip. Brian is our leader,hail the plastic pig king. Brians Song. You better watch out you better take care as i leave my indicators on everywhere.Brian Mcue is coming to town. Come on sing along everyone.

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  798. Big bad Brian

    You are all w*****s Vespas rule up the rose and bear

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  799. Captain Pugwash

    Enough of this nonsense people,lets burn a copy of the Korran then a Vespa mannual.

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  800. Father Jack

    A nice plastic pig would get the fire burning well Pastor, particularly a Red one, if by chance one turns up.

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  801. Pastor Lambretta

    Just to let you all know i will be burning a copy of a Vespa manual at our next meeting. Please feel free to join in at the next meet.

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  802. Eddie

    Sorry love, if only this did go on, normally too pissed to see straight on the rallies never mind look at women

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  803. Eddies Wife

    Lee how dare you look at scoota babes when you have me,think its time you packed your bags and went and seeked out Kelly. No more rallies with your so called friends if this is what goes on. Disgusted

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  804. Eddie

    Just spotted, honest, the page below has got 10 pages of scooter babes, which to be honest is far more preferrable to looking at club members scoots, can I suggest we use one of the pure filth ones for our next advert for our do rather than some old bint from the fifties who's probably six foot under now. By the way who wouldn't do Kelly from This is England 86.

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  805. Eddie

    Some good photos of club members on this site from the alliance rideouts including Devils Bridge http://brijsax.piczo.com/

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  806. Eddie

    Martin, cheers for that, just had a quick look and already spotted Mr Kanes old rally and Bibby's "Torque of the Devil" in the 80's section. Some cracking photo's and brings back memories of all the shitholes we were made to camp on during the eighties, cracking times. Mr Kane take note, this is what we should be aspiring to with regards the website and all the photo's you've been given. Get your finger out!!

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  807. You Tube

    Please could you post your piccys on The Care In The Community Web Site. Thank you

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  808. Martin H.

    Eddie, here's that website with the 70s pictures. http://vespaobsession.piczo.com/thegoodolddays1970s?cr=6&linkvar=000044

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  809. Snake Hips

    Hi Boys just to let you know I have put Isle of Wight pictures on You Tube go to You Tube and search " Isle of Wight 2010 Blackpool Lambrettas Owners Club" You might recognise some of the face's, you have more than likely have seen them on crime watch. If you do recognise anybody Tel your local Police station there could be a substantial REWARD!

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  810. Smirnoff

    Just a quick one for you all. Bibby will be 50 at the end of October. Thought we might be able to do a card for him or something a bit different,maybe a trip to the Vodka distillery. Anyway if anyone has any ideas just post them on the site.

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  811. Moan alot

    At IOW this year was a record number of scooter with over 4000 turned out.

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  812. Victoria Lodge

    Thanks for staying with us in the IOW. Just wanted to let you know i found some items which were left at the Hotel. 1) A pack of incontinent pants 2) 3 pairs of false teeth 3) a zimmer frame 4) Gay weekly mag 5) Leopard skin thong 6) signed foto of Gary Glitter 7) colostimy bag half full 8) Box of talc If anyone can identify these items please get in touch.

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  813. Ting Tong

    Ride out to widow twankies enchanted castle this sunday,meet at the enchanted waterfall 10 am fairy time.

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  814. paul livesey

    lanc alliance rideout to devils bridge this sunday 5th sept,meet co-op club 10.15 depart 10.30

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  815. Flange

    Me and my shadow had a great weekend,stuck together all weekend.We even went out on a tandem,looking for a sidecar now.

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  816. Chris Lawder

    A great weekend with a great bunch of lads THANK YOU ! As I was over tired on tuesday what are the plan's for the Sunday ride to devils bridge ?

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  817. GAZ BECKETT

    YET ANOTHER TOP WEEKEND AT I.O.W THANKS TO ALL,GREAT SET OF LADS,BRING ON IRELAND.....

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  818. Lionel Blair

    Starting from next Tuesday there will be FREE Northern Soul dance lessons after the meeting for 1 hour,no need to bring any talc as it is FREE also,we bought a large drum which should last us for the next 15 years(strickly NO wellies).Anybody interested see old Snake Hips himself or better known as FAST FOOT KEV (Kiwi)

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  819. Bob

    Hope you all have a great time in the IOW, have a few beers for me, avoid hangovers if possible :-)))

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  820. Mr.Brogue

    Hello you guy's hope you all ok,just got a technical problem. Brakes arent to clever on my Lambretta as stopping isnt to fantastic.Thinking of putting a disc brake on obviously for better stopping power. Did notice the other day a bloke on a yellow Lambretta wearing some massive thick soled shoes thought what a great idea for better stopping power,just wandering are they a off the shelf accessory you can buy.Thanks for your help.

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  821. Popeye

    Can you book me and and Olive a room and make sure it's spinach for breakfeast

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  822. Buzz Lightyear

    Lyndon you really want us to go to infinity and beyond.

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  823. Tweety Pye

    I thought i saw a puddy cat a puddy cat.

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  824. Lyndon

    Listen all you cartoon charachters who is up for LCGB Coast to Coast on the 8 - 10 of October. I will be booking my room next week. Please post on the site if you fancy it. Cheers Lyndon

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  825. scott burns

    who stuck the photo of the rose and bear s.c. up next to the lambretta bike? ;)

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  826. deanspeed

    Anyone got a decent michellin or Pirelli tyre to sell,standard pattern please.

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  827. Darryl

    Fudge Packer not sure i want to spend time in my shed with you but will check forks out cheers pal

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  828. Fudge Packer

    Daryll,could do with viewing the scoot and just have a look really to determine the problem rather than try and go threw a whole chapter of the manual. Put the scooter on it's stand then put a couple of block's under each of the stand feet and then grab a fork leg with each hand and try and push the forks up and down to check for movement,if it moves up and down you will have to tighten the locking washer's up a bit tighter located under the collar fastened by the allen key,hope this make's sense.

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  829. Blue Peter

    Hi Loz,you need to try and go on a rally and see all them big plastic scooter's that people are riding. Think they are made by Airfix. They call them GTS which i think stands for glue,tape and straws. They look ok,or better still make one from a old bucket and pram wheels.

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  830. Jim'll Fix It

    Hello Loz,loads of Lambretta Collectables available especially die cast. You need to find a good model shop or even surf the web for them. There are very early models made by Brittain which are rather expensive or cheaper models available like advertised in scootering mag but shop around as you can pick them up for about a fiver. Hope this helps.

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  831. loz

    Hi, I have a question, does anybody know if theres any Lambretta diecast or simular collections that you can buy and if so where from. I am a huge Lambretta fan but cannot afford the actual bikes so thought this would be a good second choice! If there are not any then does anybody collect anything Lambretta that I could maybe look into purchasing? Thanks!

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  832. Darryl

    Tech Question answer please i have play on wheel/steering, tightened up clamp but still movement headset bearing fine ?? also this was posted on Lancs Alliance forum Would any club like to host a Lancs Alliance midweek ride/out in September? Email us at info@lancashirescooteralliance.com could be good for lights switch on

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  833. Red Leader

    Great turn out today gang,always better when we can put on a good display. Loved it when we left and Daryll did his Red Arrows bit with the smoke coming from his exhaust it was amazing. Great formation team. Isle Of Wight here we come.

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  834. martin kane

    hi timothy hope to meet your aquaintance please be rest assured that none of our members freequent in alchohol or tobacoo abuse we are a LAMBRETTA club and we persue the wholesome pastime of riding our lambretta motorscooters to tea fairs and such like weekend events,we hope to meet your aquaintance very soon toodilpip

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  835. Timothy Roebottom

    Hello to all at the BLOC.Was hoping to come along on the ride out on Sunday and maybe even join your club. Just wanted to find out a few things before committing to joining your club. First of all do we have to bring a packed lunch on Sunday,what time will we be home for. Will there be any trouble between rial gangs IE rocker's etc. Does anyone in the club smoke or drink. Has anyone have a criminal record or tattoo's. My parent's are a bit fussy about who i hang around with. Look forward to meeting you all.

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  836. Darryl

    any discount to be had on Sunday ?

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  837. paul livesey

    Rideout this sunday 15th Aug.Leave co-op club 11.40 to meet other clubs at petrol station opposite Lea Gate pub Preston,then leave 12.30 for rideout to end up at Kirkham for new shop that is opening Warrior Clothing,gazette will be there to take photos,please try to support this event.

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  838. John Finlay

    Great weekend fellas, very well organised had a blast. Big thanks to the staff at the Co op club, there was two of them especially who worked their arses off. Fantastic parade of scooters, i dont personally own one i came with my mate who has one, definately gettin one now and I can join in the ride out next year. Brilliant again lads thanks alot

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  839. Snake Hips

    What a great weekend lads two good nights and a ride to match Aberfoyle Scotland well done lads.

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  840. Eddie

    Should have noticed we have two different Guestbooks!!. It's the link at the top of the page with the comments on. Mr Livesey and Mr Lawder theres also a comment regarding someone after a Lammy and possibly joining the club. I'll leave you two to fight over him.

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  841. Eddie

    Great weekend again fella's. Both nights excellent. Great company with all the different clubs attending, great music and cheap beer. What more could we ask for, even the sun came out for the rideout. Some good photo's on the Lancs Alliance website along with comments in the chat room. Probably the best marshalling yet, well done to all concerned especially the lads who marshalled for the first time and got stuck in. Excellent advert for the club. If you take a look on our Guestbook page there's more compliments about the weekend from clubs who attended. Cracking weekend.

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  842. Blackpool Lambretta Owners Club

    The Blackpool Lambretta Owners Club are very grateful to all our members for making the weekender such a great success.Thanks to all our commitee for the organisation and hard work ,especially Paul Martin and Chris ,Paul for the flyers,Kev(kiwi) for the t-shirts and club merchandise,and all that helped out with the marshalling giving raffle prizes putting on a stall and making the whole weekend tick.can't name every one but you know who you are thanks again. Also THE UPLIFTERS , all the djs Fenny, jimmy and Jem Booth, and a great thanks to all the scooter riders from around the country for attending Ride safe to all.

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  843. scott burns

    what a crack-a-lacking week end, i'm knackered! keyboard player deserves a mention for keeping us amused, hilarious! pat on the back for all concerned!!

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  844. Mick Barrymore

    Good rideout today well marshalled, but whos was that AWESOME LI 150 in red and white that won a trophy??? WOW!!! what a custom!! saw it later blastin down the M55 MUST OF BIN DOIN AT LEAST 43 MPH!!!!

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  845. michael fish

    and this weekends forecast is rain in the west with a scattering of doom and the occasional outbreak of gloom, followed more rain.

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  846. Citizen Smith

    Paul Livesey was in the bottom piccy with the mohican.

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  847. scott burns

    article in todays gazzette,quote "paul livessey(above) is one of the organisers of the lambretta summer weekender!" this is below a picture of kev on his "okey" gp, the only picture used! ha!! fecking useless!!

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  848. Rigsby

    Raffle prizes,will it be ok to donate half a bottle of bubble bath as i have just used some in my bath

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  849. ISLAMIC AID

    LOOKING TO COME TO YOUR EVENT AT THE WEEKEND TO COLLECT FOR AID FOR PAKISTAN,WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF ARM BANDS,RUBBER RINGS,LI LOS,INFLATABLES,AND RUBBER DUCKS.PLEASE HELP...

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  850. Chuckle Vision

    TO ME TO YOU,TO ME TO YOU. AND NO SLACKING..............

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  851. Richard Head (Dick)

    I have it on good authority that the DO closes at 12 on sat, Had a word wiv funny girlz and were all invited in FREE!!! As long as easy rider comes on his chopper....

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  852. Dick Turbin

    I,ve heard on good authority that we have booked a comic for the sat night could it be the same person who keeps posting all this ,all shall be revealed sat night.LOL

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  853. Broke Back Tent Peg

    This site get's worse,we dont have all this nonsense at Blackpool bum fluff club.

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  854. Alvin Stardust

    Hey Gary G, am goin on the Blackpool Lambretta Club rideout on sunday, can I borrow yer silver boots as Becket is away on holiday so I can't have his....

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  855. Gary Glitter

    Hi guys dont no if you will remember me but i used to be a pop star. Anyway was just wandering if you need a kids entertainer for your weekend bash. Very good at balloon modelling and face painting and baby siiting service can be offered so you can enjoy yourselves. Have my own 6 kid tent.Thanks silver boots xxxxxxxx

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  856. B A Baracus

    You crazy fool,those brown faced kids were acting as mudflaps.You so jealous u aint got any on your put put...

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  857. MR T

    B A Baracus is a right puff,cumberland sausage and rusty spanner told me they saw him waving at some little brown faced kids one the rideout today!! Lets all do him!!!

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  858. Brian Potter

    Heard it was a alright turn out for the pre ride out trial,couldnt make it due to working late at the club. Needs to be more marshall's tho folks,aint going to work unless we have a good turn out of club member's on the day to do the marshalling.So please get your scoots out of hibernation and get them down there. If you cant make it on a scooter go in your car and we will find a job for you on the day.

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  859. England's Dreaming

    Still on if it'swet as it might be wet when we actually do it. We ned to check road condition's. Iam sure if you are a regular rally goer you wont mind a bit of rain.if not bring a towel.

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  860. the weather man

    is it still on if it's wet? ;)

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  861. The Final Push

    Come on guys meet 11am at the CO OP club 2 moz its only for a hour,we need to get it sorted.

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  862. salmon rushdie

    I believe there is going to be a trial route run for the ride out Sunday. Anyone intrested please come to the CO OP club 11am Sunday.This will save doing it next tues at the meet. Dont forget we all need to be marshalling for our event.

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  863. scott burns

    MADNESS at the empress ballroom on fri 26th november. 35notes a ticket. saw them about 20 years ago at ingleston ( madstock) was superb.

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  864. B A Baracus