Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


Earlier this year meteorologists warned about a heat wave and possible water shortage to be expected in August. Well, it is August now and I think we really deserve a warm and dry period!


Some of the Club members went to the Berkshire branch’s BBQ on Saturday 30. July and I understand they had a good time, with spirits only slightly dampened by the –well, damp- weather. 


They should have been warned. Apparently conditions weren’t much better at the Club Run to Newdigate earlier that week and some of our members had problems getting home due to the handiwork of Triumph’s Prince of Darkness and other problems related to moisture.


Even our Club Bike Show & BBQ back in July was hampered by the rather refreshing weather conditions, although we still got a fairly good turnout and even a few new members - big welcome to you guys. The Club topped-up the donations collected for the charity ‘Headway’ that night to £60 (please also see message board).


Overall, the weather has not been too kind to us during the last few weeks but this obviously hasn’t had a severe impact on people’s good spirits. However, as mentioned above I hope we will have better conditions in the weeks to come. This is especially true for those of you who are going to the Isle of Mann. Believe me, it can get pretty damp & windy there… J




Up-Coming Events:


14’Aug’05, Sunday  Club Run

Join Surrey branch on their run to Gosport. Meet at 9.00am at Graham & Mary’s, 1 Kenyons, West Horsley, KT246HX, Tel 01483 284716.


21’Aug’05, Bike Show & Jumble

At Popham Airfield, Hants. See notice board / August edition of Thunderbird Times for details.


23’Aug’05, Club Run

Starting 8.00pm, going to “Sportsman”, Mogador. Please, ensure you have a full tank.


28’Aug’05 – 03’Sept’05, IoM

See notice board or contact Mog for details.


11’Sept’05, Sunday Club Run

Ace Café Brighton Burnup.

See message board / TT for details.


Miscellaneous: Please, provide the editor with plenty of input to fill this section in future editions.



We are planning to have a Club run every second Sunday of the month.


We are still looking for an idea and a runs leader for September. Please contact a member of the committee as soon as possible if you have an idea.


About the club:


Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


We are the founder branch of the TOMCC, founded in 1949 by a group of Triumph motorcycle enthusiasts in the South London area. To this day we hold regular meets and organise and participate in a wide range of activities such as runs (local, national and international) and country shows. And most importantly we enjoy our bikes in the company of like-minded people.


For more information also see our website or just come along to one of our club meets.




Princess of Wales

From 8.30 pm

98 Morden Road

Runs leave the pub at 8.00pm sharp

London SW19 3PT

every 4th Tuesday of the month (April-Sept.)

020 8542 0573

Please ensure you have a full tank of petrol.


Club Contacts:



Mog Pharoah

020 8947 7727 (day)



Malcolm Orpin

020 8640 2608



Doddie Kent

020 8660 5227


Membership Secretary

Dave Kent



Show & Social Secretary

John Flower

020 8942 9976


Runs Leader

Brian Peters

01737 551762



Robin Maynard

020 8224 7421


TT Editor

Claudia Nacke

077 342 95737


Website Administrator

Bill Vallance