Remembrance Day 2014

 

The sun shone for a moving day of remembrance in London.
Several members rode upto Wellington Gate in London for Sundays Remembrance Day. We stood and remembered those that we had lost and paid our respects.
A ride across the city the club was able to witness the amazing array of poppies at the Tower of London each representing a fallen hero.

Thank You to all those members that ventured up and paid their respects. KTF

 


Brightona 2014

 

The annual trip to the Brightona gathering took place over the weekend, around 20 members rode down to the coast with a few fellow rockers in convoy, It made quite a sight driving down West Street with members of the public looking aghast thinking the 60's had returned to haunt them!  

Plenty of bikes and stalls to occupy our time with the clouds threatening to burst anytime. A wet ride back to the Plough found an inviting roaring log burner and a welcome pint allowed Phil and a few others to hang their washing up to dry out. Cheers to the guys at the Plough for laying on another BBQ especially in the horrid conditions.


 KTF 


Kingsfold Steam Rally 2014

Kingsfold had its annual steam rally over the weekend. A few Bullseye members attended the show to represent the club in the classic bike category.

 
Unbeknown to us we landed on a Wild West settlement with shootouts and line dancing galore, felt weird when the Bullseye posy strolled into town.

The show attracted a great selection of classic bikes / vehicles and steam engines with a bit of Banta from the leather clad rockers as we rode around the arena.

A good weekend albeit a bit noisy under the flight path was had by all with the sun shining down on: Big Chief Peeinthewoods Walker and Ole Ma Iuseabucket Turnham. 

KTF    


Lingfield Steam Rally 2014

A lovely weekend of sunshine was had by a few Bullseye members at the annual Lingfield Steam Rally. This was the second year Bullseye had been invited to the local show exhibiting classic motoring of the forgone years. Again this year we had to return a few quips to the commentator in the ring who was obviously a rocker in his past life. Phil fired back with a classic stating that "motorcycles may do 100mph but the scooters pulled a 100 birds" to which the microphone went quiet!

A great weekend camping with great people, thanks to those members that came along to join us for the day, here's to 2015.

KTF


Meadvale Fete 2014
 

The annual gathering at the local Meadvale fete was attended by a small group of Bullseye members. A hearty breakfast and chat was had before the trip across the green to join the day's festivities. Tombola prizes galore and a visit to the local public house saw a good day had by all.

Always good to promote the club at local events.

 


Meadvale Fete 2014
 

The annual gathering at the local Meadvale fete was attended by a small group of Bullseye members. A hearty breakfast and chat was had before the trip across the green to join the day's festivities. Tombola prizes galore and a visit to the local public house saw a good day had by all.

Always good to promote the club at local events.

 


Split Screen Cruise 2014

The weekend brought an opportunity to join the split screen campervans on their annual cruise to Eastbourne to enjoy the Extreme Festival held on the beach. The cruise started off from Polgate lead by around 50
scooters being tailgated by approx. 100 campervans. The possession wound its way through the fog on Beachy Head to emerge on the Eastbourne seafront.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Parking up on the beach allowed individuals to stroll off to watch the activities and admire the 4 wheeled delights there for the weekend, with some strolling down to the marina for a bite to eat. Weather was great after the
threat of rain had passed. A two wheel cruise back along the Sussex coast ended a pleasurable day out.


Bulldog Charity Run 2014

A blustery day saw a few Bullseye members ride down for the annual Bulldog Run, equipped with biscuits and treats for eagerly awaiting pouches. This has to go down on paper but "Bullseye" were the first to arrive and parked up in the front of the house, (never been achieved before) 

after paying our respects and a welcomed cup of tea we ventured off to the local inn for a burger and a pint. Only one stop off for a breakdown on the way home and another weekend came to a close. 


RiverMead 2014

Annual ride up to the Odd Mod Squad event at RiverMead in Sevenoaks took place on Bank holiday Monday. Bullseye joined forces with colleagues from East Grinstead for the ride up to the venue. A couple of minor breakdowns on the way (not Bullseye this time) and we arrived at the meeting point in the Harvester car park. Around 200 scooters set off in convoy to ride the lanes in Sevenoaks heading for the main venue at a watering hole in RiverMead.

Well organised event with Beer, BBQ and a good selection of tunes, prizes were issued for Best attended club, Best Lambretta and Vespa and for the winner of the slowest scooter race!
An interesting ride back (taking in most of the uk) popping in for a pint at The Red Lion in Turners Hill and saying our farewell to colleagues alike.

Good day out


 Bullseye in Print!

 

The club have recently appeared on the front page of the local paper as well as a few Tits on page 3. The local paper came down to The Snooty Fox and took a selection of pics to promote the clubs presence within the town and let people know what Bullseye Scooter Club are all about.

The following write up as displayed in The Crawley Observer:

A vintage scooter club will rev it up Italian-style to mark the 50th anniversary of an infamous motorcycling and scooter rivalry.

"Up to 50 members of Crawley Bullseye Scooter Club will ride their Italian vintage bikes to Horsham on Monday (April 21) and have them on show to mark the 50th anniversary of the infamous clashes between Mods andRockers.
Karen Turnham, 55, and her partner Phillip Walker, 55, of Pound Hill, founded the club in 2009.
Karen, "the governor" of the club, said: "We've made a lot of friends through it and go out to lots of different places. It's given people a life. It's brought their youth back to them."
Karen said the club had raised thousands of pounds at events it had put on fora various charities.
Among the fundraising efforts was £1,600 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity thanks to a 60s-themed music event at The Tilgate Pub, Ashdown Drive. Karen said: "It's been increasing every year. We are recognised as a very active scooter club because we do so much."
The group meet twice per month at The Snooty Fox pub, in Three Bridges, and go out on weekend rides regularly.
Karen said: "We're all different; some are really shy when they first meet. It brings people to life."
Vikki Thatcher, the pub's landlady, was also a scooterist in Bournemouth.
Karen said the club was "thriving" with its membership increasing every year.
The group has around 50 members, the youngest being aged 18 and the oldest 66.
One member owned five scooters.
Phil said he started riding after his father bought him a scooter when he was12-years-old. He attended Ifield Comprehensive School, now Ifield CommunityCollege, and became a member of the school's motorbike club.
Phil, who works as a mechanic in Gatwick, said: "Other people from other places join us on these [ride-outs]. 
"People take photos of us. It's great, the Americans can't get enough of it."
Karen got into scooters after she met Phil more than 14 years ago. She said most of their scooters were classic Lambrettas and Vespas from the 1960s and that club members had appeared in television commercials, film extras and fashion photo shoots.
A number of members were involved in the opening of the Brighton Marathon.
The Crawley Bullseye Scooter Club will park up in the bandstand in Horsham from11.30am to 3pm."


Piazza Italia 2014

Horsham held its 8th Italian weekend over the Easter holiday attended on the Monday by Bullseye SC. A good turnout of 20
scooters paraded through the town centre to a warm reception in the Carfax
followed by an array of supercars and Italian vehicles.

Once parked up around the bandstand the public swarmed into the town to chat
and photograph our prize possessions.

Coffee and cakes were kindly laid on for the club by Panino's Italian coffee
shop in the Carfax (thanks to Simon for organising this) 

A good turnout for the club enjoyed by all, now all we need to do is get our
home town to organise a few appropriate events! KTF


Wheels Day 2014

Easter Friday saw us riding out to Dunsfold Aerodrome for 2014 Wheels day. We met at Horsham and linked up with a few old Rockers on their bikes. Had a good ride down along with the odd hot rod in pursuit. Unfortunately we were unable to park in the show along with a few hundred potential show vehicles. A vast display of any vehicles with wheels was on show along with that odd bit of merchandise to carry back. A call in to a couple of watering holes on the way back made for another good ride out.


This months Scooterist magazine shows off one of our members Pride and Joy
Rogers Li 150 ..........NICE !!


Sunday Ride Out 2014

At last the big orange hot thing appeared in the sky which meant only one thing! Time for a ride out, due to short notice only a few members turned up for a mystery jaunt which took us from Crawley to Redhill and on through the countryside passing through Nutfield and Godstone down towards East Grinstead. We met up with a few members of another club and rode together for a while ending up at Turners Hill at a nice pub where we met several other clubs out for a sunny pint and a chat. Thanks to the members that came along, cobwebs now blown away KTF