Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


Overall, the trip to the Nul-Vet-Treffen in Holland was good fun. Although two bikes and owners didn’t quite make it across and despite the fact that those who made it had to endure long stretches of Belgian seaside resort the welcome at the Dutch campsite was definitely worth it. I believe we all enjoyed the run organised for Saturday afternoon and the two bands were brilliant as well. Okay, there was the odd spell of rain and yes, some of us took a slightly later ferry than originally planned, but hey, these things just add to the flavour of the biker stories to be told by the log fire in long winter nights…


Apart from us “almost getting lost” following a road closure in rural Surrey the Club Run to the “Skimmington Castle” went very well. Attendance was good – especially bearing in mind that a lot of the participants had only just returned from Holland – and nobody dared leaving his / her corner. It turned out that landlady & staff at the “Skimmington Castle” were organising a fundraising event for a Multiple Sclerosis charity and Malcolm put in £50 on behalf of the Club.


I understand that a fair number of us are going to the T-days in Belgium this year. Have a safe trip and a good time and bring back plenty of tales from abroad for the next Thunderbird Times issue.



Up-Coming Events:


08’Jun’05, BSA Club Run

Starting at 7.30pm at the BSA club’s headquarters at TS Benbow, Mitcham.


09’Jun’05, Surrey Club Run


Starting at 8.00pm at the “Barley Mow”, West Horsley.


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.


23’Jun’05, Berkshire BBQ

Contact Mog for details.


24’Jun’05 – 26’Jun’05, T-Days

Please check with Mog and / or notice board for where and when to meet and which ferry to take. Please also make sure you have an up-to-date E111 form.


28’Jun’05, Club Run

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


05’Jul’05, MSL Bike Show

Starting 8.00pm at the “Princess of Wales”. There will be prizes to be won for the bikes (Meridens & Hinckleys), a raffle and Andy will treat us with a beef roast and BBQ.

In addition, the Club Awards (formerly presented at the AGM) will be presented at the Bike Show from now on.




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


Robin had his other hip done. We wish him a good recovery and hope to see him back at the Club soon.


For those of you who do not feel up for Bob’s run to Horam, the 12’Jun’05 is also Triumph Day at the Ace Café.




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 (see front page).


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



020 8224 7421

TT Editor


077 342 95737

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