Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


My moaning about the weather in the last issue appears to have paid off. Haven’t the last few weeks been almost perfect for motorcycling?


Actually, the weather has been so nice that the Committee decided to have another Club BBQ in October. It is going to be a BBQ only rather than a Bike Show and BBQ.


Some of the Club members went to this year’s IoM and I understand that even there the weather was absolutely fine… (Nothing compared to last year when we lost the Club marquise in a storm!)


Those staying at home enjoyed a beautiful bank-holiday weekend and some took the opportunity to support Surrey branch at the Rudgwick Show.


Talking about other branches, last Tuesday some members of the South Hants branch called for a visit. We were very happy to welcome them but unfortunately, they picked an evening when many members were away (IoM). However, I understand they are planning to come back another night and we are looking forward to seeing them again (maybe at the BBQ). 


And last but not least an official announcement:


The Committee would like to ask everybody in possession of MSL Club regalia to wear it to our Club Runs. This way it would be easier for outsiders to identify Club members and who knows, we might even attract new members.



Up-Coming Events:


11’Sept’05, Sunday Club Run

Ace Café Brighton Burnup.

See message board for details.


27’Sept’05, Club Run

Abbinger Hammer. Leaving the Princess of Wales at

Please make sure you have a full tank.


11’Oct’05, BBQ

At the Princess of Wales starting at 8.00p.m.


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



John Flowers is organising a Club Run to a police vehicle museum in Hampton, possibly in September / October. Please refer to notice board / future TTs.



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