Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


Eight of us went to a pub run organised by South Hants to ‘The Trooper’ near Petersfield. I understand that everybody thoroughly enjoyed the run and refreshments afterwards.


The following Sunday (6th August) some MSL members went the Hairy West Sussex Custom and Classic Show only to find out that the prospective venue was closed and that –although it was advertised for the 5th and the 6th- the party had actually been the previous day. I understand that our lads and ladies were most upset, especially as they couldn’t even get drink because the Pub was closed following the previous late night party…


Luckily the trip to the ‘Pub With No Name’ was slightly better organised with everybody meeting at Rykas and setting off for the ‘White Horse’ in Froxfield to meet Berkshire and Hampshire branch. Well, everybody except for Paul who decided that the meeting point was Talworth -not Rykas- and consequently arrived late at the ‘White Horse’.


I believe last Tuesday’s ‘Mystery Tour’ was also a great evening. Not only was the ride to ‘The Anchor’ at Pyrford Lock very enjoyable but also the buffet laid on for us was quite impressive. (Although I heard one person complaining that one of the pub’s waitresses dared to eat some of our sandwiches.)


Up-Coming Events:


19’Aug’06, Kempton Park

Kempton Park Autojumble.



22’Aug’06, Club Run

Club Run to the ‘William IV’ in Albury, starting from the ‘Princess of Wales’ @ 8.00 p.m.


Please ensure you have a full tank of petrol.



25’Aug’ - 02’Sept’06, IoM

Those of you who are participating and haven’t received detailed instructions from John F. yet, please contact him as soon as possible.


John, just in case, can you please let me have the address of the hotel in Blackpool? Thank you.



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


 Following the low MSL turn-out for the Bexley Rally the Committee would like to ask everybody for their support for these types of runs. How can we expect other branches to support us with our BBQ, Bike Show and Charity activities, if we don’t make the effort to join them for their activities?


Meeting points & times will normally be on the notice board the Tuesday before and the Committee members will also try to be of you assistance wherever they can.


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 3BP

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 Secretary

John Flower

020 8942 9976


Social Secretary

Bob Simmonds

020 86690921


Runs Leader

Brian Peters

01737 551762



Robin Maynard

020 8224 7421


TT Editor

Claudia Nacke

077 342 95737


Website Administrator

Bill Vallance