Chairman Phil’s newsletter is below.

Stop Press! Update 17/11/22 – New committee posts filled at AGM!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that following Ken’s resignation from both the Secretary and Treasurer roles that he has been doing for many years we voted in David Cooper as our new Secretary and Howard Robinson is our Treasurer!

 

Also, Next clubnight on 13th December is a Quiznight with the Velo Fellows!  All Welcome!

Chairman’s Chatter – SNOC News Update

We are rapidly approaching that time of year when the clocks are about to change along with the general weather. For myself, October sees the end of my events season with the Stafford and Ardingly Classic Bike Shows.  Both generally being worth a visit.

The SNOC will have a display of Nortons on its Ardingly stand with a theme based loosely celebrating the arrival of the 650SS in the UK and the 750 Atlas as an export only model.

Tempering the above celebrations to a significant degree, 1962 was also the year when the decision to close Bracebridge was made by AMC and all Norton production moved to the AMC Plumstead / Woolwich  factories by the spring of 1963.

Therefore, if you have a Norton 650 or an Atlas please bring it along and display it on our stand at Ardingly. Otherwise borrow one off a mate for the day and just turn up with it.

Of course, SNOC members with other Norton models are equally welcome to bring along their bikes to the show but this will be a 650 and an Atlas inspired event. All other Norton models are very welcome to attend and display their bikes on our stand.

If you are planning on bringing a Norton to this event, do not forget to book your Norton in, ASAP, with the Ardingly organisers Elk Promotions, and/or talk to Anthony Curzon. An email by Anthony has already been sent out to all the SNOC members for them to be able to attend this show via an email to Julie Diplock.

 

Please make a note on your calendar of Tuesday 8th November for the SNOC AGM at the Stepping Stones, West Humble, RH5 6BS.

This meeting will start at 8.15 pm and should last for about an hour.

This is a chance for SNOC members to find out or be reminded of what the Branch got up to during 2022, how decisions by the NOC have affected us and also the opportunity to get involved in the running of our Branch through becoming a Committee Member.

The Committee positions of Secretary and Treasurer will definitely be needing some new faces to run them due to Ken Rawlinson standing down after many years of donating his services to the Branch. Please contact Ken for more details about these two positions if you fancy getting involved in helping to run the SNOC.

 

The November AGM is also traditionally the month when the SNOC Branch Membership subs are due.  During the bad Covid years, these were suspended and our own Branch funds were used to cover some of our event costs. We now need to begin collecting yearly subscriptions, once again, in order to build up the SNOC events account. These subscriptions are necessary in order to fund such things as expenses for guest speakers, Games Nights, and AGM evening’s food and putting on bike displays. Please have your £10 ready to renew you Branch membership on the AGM night, 8th November.

Finally, the October 11th Club night will be a ‘nosh & natter’ evening. Most of the Committee will be at the Stones that night and available to chat with any members about SNOC or even NOC matters.

 

Phil Hannam

SNOC Chairman

 

 

Club nights are on the second Tuesday each month.

Location – The Stepping Stones pub at Westhumble, just across the A22 roundabout from Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey.

Naturally you will all be aware of the ongoing government guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 so please take care.

 

Mike Duffel and his 1953 Model 30 Manx Norton

BrooklandsnortonWelcome to the

Norton Owners Club’s Surrey Branch

 

Situated just a few miles away from the historic Brooklands Racetrack, where Bert Denly (pictured above) roared round the banking on his Model 18 Brooklands Special in 1925, we meet at The Stepping Stones, a great bike friendly pub at West Humble near Box Hill.

We organise rides out, quiz nights and visits to local places of interest.

Our members can offer a wealth of useful experience to help you with your Norton – old or new!

Come along to one of our club nights and see what we are up to and have a chat. New members or just interested in Nortons? Come along!

Or you can call or e-mail us at the address shown on the contact page.

You can be sure of a warm welcome whatever time of year!

If you’re interested in bikes and particularly the unapproachable Norton, on the page links on the left you’ll find plenty to whet your appetite and using the links on the right you will find our activities listed by dates.

Other Upcoming Events

Dec
13
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]
Jan
10
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]
Feb
14
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]
Mar
14
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]
Apr
11
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]
May
9
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]
Jun
13
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]
Jul
11
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]
Aug
8
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]
Sep
12
Tue
7:30 pm Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Club Night at The Stepping Stones @ The Stepping Stones PH
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come and find us at our pre-covid meeting venue of ‘The Stepping Stones’ in West Humble – just down from Ryka’s near Box Hill, just north of Dorking, Surrey. Our new date is the 2nd[...]