Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


First of all I would like to express a warm welcome to all new Club members and those returning from their winter migration. Good to see everybody (again). I wish us all a pleasant motorcycle season in 2005 and a Club life that lives up to its expectations.


And now a quick up-date on the events happening since the last TT issue in April.


10 bikes and a sidecar met at Tolworth to go on the Fleet Run to meet with around 350 other enthusiasts. Unfortunately, Yogi lost his chain at Kempton Park and Jim’s bike caught fire at Fleet. Apart from Paul winning a big padlock and chain at the raffle there where no prizes for MSL this time but I understand that everybody had a good time anyway.


Around 30 of us enjoyed the visit to Young’s Brewery organised by Terry, our landlord. Most of us met at the “Princess of Wales” at noon for a quick pint and to get a taxi to the “Brewery Tap” in Wandsworth where we met up with the rest for a pre-show pint and a great buffet. The brewery tour took around 1.5 hours and was very interesting, with the stables probably being the most exiting bit, as some of the horses seem to prefer human meat to oats. After a complimentary pint in the “Brewery Tap”, we went back to the “Princess of Wales” for a little chill out in the garden.

A big THANK YOU! to Terry and Young’s Brewery for this great afternoon.


At the Southern Classic Bike Show and Autojumble space was limited and not all of the interested members managed to get their bikes on display. A total of 16 MSL bikes were admitted and crammed into a display space for 12 bikes. However, I understand that this did not hamper the good spirit of the MSL team or the public’s interest in our bikes and the Club and that the show was a success.



Up-Coming Events:


20’-22’ May’05, Nul-Vet-Treffen

                          Perkpolder, Holland

Please check the notice board for where and when to meet and which ferry to take.

Please make sure you have an up-to-date E111 form (National Insurance).


24’May’05, Club Run

Starting 8.00pm, going to “Skimmington Castle”, Reigate Heath. Please, ensure you have a full tank.


3-10’Jun’05, TT Rally IoM, VMCC

                      Golden Jubilee Rally

See message board for details.

12’Jun’05, Sunday Club Run

Starting 10.30am, going to Horam / East Sussex. Bob will be leading the run.

Please, ensure you have a full tank.


28’Jun’05, Club Run

Starting 8.00pm, going to “Royal Oak”, Holmbury St Mary. Please, ensure you have a full tank.




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


John Flower is organising a run to the Police Motor Museum in Hampton. The run will probably be on a Tuesday night. Details to follow in due course.






We are planning to have a Club run every second Sunday of the month. Bob will take us on a run to a biker’s meet in Horam / East Sussex in June.


We are still looking for ideas and runs leaders for July, August and September.


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 rage 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



020 8224 7421

TT Editor


077 342 95737

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