club was formed in 2001. The Old Union, Stibb Cross was run by
a chap called John, who was in to bikes, he and Norm were talking
about the big crash on the old 377 road. Norm thought that it
would be good to form a club where all were invited from 50cc
riders to BOSS HOGS. The idea being that the inexperienced could
tag along on ride outs without being left behind, and could hopefully
gain some useful tips.
Norm approached various organisations, and bike garages for sponsorship
to launch the club, and get some air time on lantern fm. He got
over £2,500 and the club was up and running. It was always Norm's
intention to involve the police road safety officer, and Devon
County Council road safety officer, and keep the biker firmly
in the pubic eye, getting lots of publicity, and keep getting
the sponsorship to be able to have quiz nights about bikes and
road safety, but give away prizes i.e.: service/tyres/helmets/track
days, etc. Unfortunately, Norm was unable to carry this through,
so he ceased to be involved and subsequently John sold the pub.
Pub was taken over by the Oliver family and fortunately, they
saw the club as an established part of Stibb Cross and the pub.
So bikers continue to be welcomed to The Old Union Inn.
February 2009. The Old Union calls last orders for the final
time and BAND starts a search for a new home and becomes a nomadic
group of bikers for a while.
Latest shown first
club report as published
in the North Devon Gazzette
A report on the
Moorlanders MCC 2007 eggrun
March 2007 sees huge jump once more and a record 45,500 hits on the
site making 88,800 for the year to date. The US military are still interested
in our merry little band for some reason
Domains/CountriesNetherlands, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia,
Non-Profit Organizations, Finland, Denmark, USA Educational, Norway,
New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, MB Germany, South
Africa, Hungary, USA Military, MB Ireland, Norfolk Island, Greece, Info
domains, Romania,Poland, India, Colombia, Russian Federation, Italy,
Sweden, Japan, Portugal, Biz domains, United States, Bulgaria, Mexico,
Belgium, USA Government gov, Slovak Republic, China, Philippines, Niue,
Morocco, Indonesia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Chile, Yugoslavia,
Austria, Estonia, Old style Arpanet arpa.
night at the Old Union Inn Feb 2007 report...
January 2007 saw the club website hit new highs and the widest
spread audience yet. The website received around 14,000 hits from a
huge range of countries. Apart from the UK and the USA, the visitors
to our humble site come from the following countries;
France, Spain, Australia,
Brazil, Hungary, Norfolk Island, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada,
Italy, Belgium, Mexico, Australia, Netherlands, India, US Educational,
Argentina, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Lithuania, Finland, Bermuda, Japan,
we have had visits from the US Military for the second month in succession.
Perhaps they are following Stephan's rebuild project of his Yamaha R5
in order to help maintain some of their older vehicles?
and Ian's travel preparations are very keenly followed being the most
popular, with 3rd & 4th popular being the gallery and humour pages.
Show at Newton Abbot in 2006 was very wet but worth the trip. report..