Joined Jan 21 2013
63 years old
Site owner and webmaster for Velosolex Club U.K.
I purchased my first Solex from e-Bay in November 2012 and spent the next six months learning what was wrong with it, what should be right with it and trying to get it road worthy and registered in the U.K. I was originally a member of the misnamed Solex Club South East in 2012 before it just faded into oblivion and died because of a lack of input from the webmaster. I joined the newly formed Velosolex Club U.K. started by one of the one of the old S.C.S.E. members – Dave411 – in February 2013.
I’ve helped with the website since 2014, taking on more and more of the day to day running and layout. Eventually, Dave411 the original site-owner moved on to new pastures and I took over the complete website ownership in January 2016. Under my tenure, the Domain name ‘Velosolexclubuk.com’ has been paid for and registered until 2022. The website hosting with Webs.com has been secured until June 2019, when it will again be up for a further renewal.
I still have my first Solex, an S 3800 but have since added an early 45 cc Solex and, more recently, a 1010 model to the fleet.
So far, I have attended the Solex Club Spirales 20th Anniversary Rally in Calais in 2014, the international 70th Solex Anniversary Rally in Moulins, France in 2016 and the Belgium Solex Club 25th Birthday Rally in Ferriere-la-Petite, northern France in 2017. Plans are already in progress to attend the Dutch Solex Rally in Oosterbeek in 2018 and return to the Solex Club Spirales 25th Anniversary Rally back in Calais in 2019.