Here's a copy of an email I sent out to the Grampian Classic MCC today, in case anyone from outside of the Club is interested in getting involved.....
I've been trying to start a group to give young people a chance to try a hands on approach to old bikes - I now have a project bike that is suitable and the insurance is in place, so its all systems GO!!!
This project will start as a restoration (so will include every step from stripping it, to logging work done and pricing and sourcing spares etc) and will run until the bike is back on the road.
I would like YOU to be involved - you all have skills and experiences to share with newcomers to the hobby, so I am asking for any volunteers who would like to give up a few hours every month to help out - if we have a big enough pool of people, it doesn't need to be the same ones helping each time, we can create some sort of rota in line with the work being done on the bike so that your 'specialist subject' is on at a time when you can help.
You don't need to be CRB checked and formal quals are not necessary - all you need is a willingness to share your passion for building and riding old motorbikes.
Please get in touch if you can help out - currently looking for companies to sponsor the group by buying some overalls and a few tools, so if you work for, or know of any local firms who would like to support this idea, please let me know.
Looking forward to hearing from you.........
Venue TBC but will be local to GCMCC HQ in Aberdeenshire.