Friday saw the usual suspects gather at The Old Coach House in Southwell before proceeding on via several other hostelries to finish with a curry. Unfortunately the Master of Ceremonies was absent this year so there was no speech and the only award given at the event was "Best Crash/Injury" - given to Simon for his broken ankle in Morzine. The walking boots and red socks added to the trophy were an excellent touch. Well don Why Aye Chris! :)

In his abscence "Rider of the Year" went to Andy Hill. Shakey kindly delivered the trophy to him at Andy's other event. I'm sure the family were impressed! ;) Let's have a return of the full awards ceremony next year!

The next day started with an excellent fry up at The Fox & Hounds followed by the usual "hangover curing" / "fight to keep the fry up down" ride around the woods. Conditions were super icy and Doc was down before we had got 50 yards from the pub! I failed on keeping the fry up down towards the end of the ride! After an hour and a half or so of sweating and falling off it was time to prepare for the main event:

The Sherry Run

There was an excellent turn out for the start at The Bridge in Oxton. Over 20 people easy? This year saw a massive increase in the competition for "best decorated bike". The old master Pooley still took it though! Check out the photos to see it in all it's glory. This years route took in The Cross Keys, Epperstone where Jerry had organised a spread of chip butties and sausages. Well done Jerry! Then we went on to The Worlds End, Lowdham - The Old Volunteer, Caythorpe before finishing up in Burton Joyce at The Cross Keys and finally The Lord Nelson.

A cracking day as usual with plenty of Sherry (and plenty more other drinks) consumed. As usual there were plenty of crashes - can't think why? :o

Photos from the weekend are now all here

Here's to next year! Happy Christmas all.