Staffordshire & Shropshire

Each month, the Staffordshire & Shropshire Branch meets as follows:
1st Monday of each month: 7:45pm at Rising Brook Baptist Church,Burton Square,Stafford, ST17 9LT
2nd Monday:of each month 7:30pm at Christ Church, Glebe Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury SY3 0PZ
3rd Monday of each month: at a member's house in Werrington, Staffs

We like to stand out in a crowd - for Jesus

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Baz & Dave

Contact

For further information contact:
Di (staffs@bike.org.uk)

Events

We have a list of Staffordshire & Shropshire activities.

Click on any of the images to see its full-sized version. (The text of branch pictures is coloured green, and that of regional pictures is brown.)

Biker sheep


The Bibles comments that "We're all like sheep who've wandered off and got lost. We've all done our own thing, gone our own way. But God piled all our sins, everything we've done wrong, on him, on Jesus." Our mission is to take this Good News to bikers everywhere!
(Bible quote from the Book of Isaiah, chapter 53 and verse 6. we have used 'The Message' translation)

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Clive group

Please, take a ride with us through a typical Branch & Twig year...

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Jan

JANUARY

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Froze toes

Clare and friends waiting to start the Frozen Toes charity ride

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Froze toze

Chris also braves the elements to collect goods for St. Paul's Hostel, Worcester, (for the homeless) & 'Homes for Heroes', a charity which supports homeless soldiers in the West Midlands

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Bayston

Colin Pownall Interviewed at the Morning Services, Christ Church, Bayston Hill

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BCM

The Rock Church, Walsall - an introduction to Bikers Church Midlands

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BCM 2

Barry, Chairman of Staffs Branch, with Ian Evans, minister of The Rock Church

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BCM3

Pastor Ian 'revving up' on Barry's Fireblade

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Feb

FEBRUARY

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BCM

Branch & Twig members getting involved in the embryonic Bikers Church Midlands

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St Jons

The Branch returns to St. John the Baptist Church, Barlaston. Colin Pownall preaches and Debbie Clapham gives her testimony

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March

MARCH

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Egg Run

Did you know that the very first Toy or Egg run in this country took place in Stoke-on-Trent? It's still going strong today!

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Egg Run

"Run, rabbit, run, rabbit..." The idea of the egg run is to collect Easter eggs and toys for disadvantaged children.

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Egg Run

A few of the bikers. The Stoke Egg and Toy Runs regularly attract between 2,000 and 3,500 riders - depending on the weather!

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Egg Run

It's marshaled by the Police, as well as volunteers!

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Egg run 4

We try to stand out from the crowd, too.

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Wistanstow

Shropshire Twig were all ready to run the helmet Park here – then it snowed.... and snowed – so the organisers had to cancel the show!

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April

APRIL

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Pontus

Pontus J. Back, a rock musician from Finland, was here in the UK at the invitation of CMA Bikers Church. He visited schools & prisons, as well as biker venues, and over 50 folk were saved due to his testimony!

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Bigger Biker Breakfast

Bigger Biker Breakfast - an annual event at this popular Bikers cafe just south of Whitchurch

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St Philips

St. Philip’s Church,Werrington. Di leads the morning service and Colin preaches the sermon. One person is saved!

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Bike 4 Life 2

Shropshire Twig ran the helmet park at the Bike 4 Life Fest

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Bike 4 Life

1453 riders took part in the Bike 4 Life ride from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford.

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Bike 4 Life 3

Do you remember these? And the salute from the rider?

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April Classic

The CMA Stand at the 33rd Carol Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show

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April Classic

The stand had a theme of 'Creation or Evolution?' Chorley John made a scale model of Noah's Ark, which we placed next to a model of the 'Evening Star' locomotive plus three coaches - made to the same scale!

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April Classic

A shot of one part of one of the display halls. This show is reckoned to be the largest classic bike show in Europe - maybe, even, the world!

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Classic April 2012 6

Engine detail. Do you keep yours this clean? The Carole Nash Classic Bike Show, Staffs County Showground, April 2012

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May

MAY

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Shires 2012 1

Serving refreshments 24/7 on behalf of the National Chopper Club at the Shires Show

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Shires 2012 2

Amanda, from CMA N. Cheshire, with her prize-winning Honda CB1000. 'Rose' (the bike!) won 'Best Japanese Classic in Show' at the National Chopper Club Shires Show, Tern Hill

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Shires 2012 5

Mudguard detail: 'Gollum' from Lord of the Rings. The paintwork on some of these bikes is amazing.

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Shires 2012 3

This started life as a scooter.

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Shires 2012 4

So, where's the front forks?!

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June

JUNE

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Joint day out

Staffs, Shropshire, North Cheshire and west Midlands Branches had a joint day out... followed by leading a church service. It kicked off at The Raven Cafe, Prees Heath

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Joint day out

Food seemed to feature a lot!

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Joint Day Out

As did ice cream!

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Joint day out

Silent Witness - at Ironbridge

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Joint Day Out

Christ Church, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury. They didn't know what was about to hit them!

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Joint Day Out

After more food, of course...

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Joint Day Out

Then we got down to business!

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Joint Day Out

Chris, from Shropshire Twig, giving his testimony

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Joint Day Out

Oh, and some of our bikes!

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July

JULY

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Ponderosa

Steve, Roland, Tony and Di at The Ponderosa on the Horseshoe Pass, Near LLangollen. We were eating our way round the various 'local' biker cafes - as well as giving out Bibles and tracts!

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BMF

CMA spent 24 hours manning the Road Rally checkpoint at Lynn’s Raven Cafe, Prees Heath, on behalf of the BMF

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BMF

Contestants' bikes lined up outside The Raven cafe

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BMF

The checkpoint Charlies!

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BMF

Night scene - the show still goes on!

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BMF

Twig Supporter Clare and cafe owner Lynn soaking up the rays early in the morning after the night before

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Britannia

This is a free bike show...

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Britannia

... and this is just the bike park!

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Britannia

Twig Supporter Helen giving Biker Bibles to a couple of interested souls

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Britannia

Show Rule No. 1: Don't block off your own stand

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Britannia

What?!

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Britannia

What a way to go!

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Britannia

Di, the Staffs Branch Secretary, star-struck, posing with 'Flymo', aka Mark, one of the paramedics from Channel 5's "Emergency Bikers" programme. She did remember to give him a bible, eventually!

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Britannia

The Wasp

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August

AUGUST

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BC ELO

Bikers Church welcomed Dave & Mandy Scott-Morgan to lead the August service with songs and testimony. Dave was a guitarist with the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

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Sept

SEPTEMBER

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BC anniversary

September sees the anniversary of the founding of Bikers Church in the UK. 2013 was the third such anniversary. In this period there have been 3 weddings, 1 infant dedication, 10 adult baptisms and over 25 people have given their lives to Jesus through the ministry of the church members.

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Bikers Church wallhanging

This wallhanging in the Bikers Church building was given to the church by Bikers Church in South Africa. It is a copy of the one produced for their 30th anniversary - BC UK has only 27 years to go!

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Oct

OCTOBER

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RTTW

Ride To The Wall is a unique motorcycling fundraising ride with a dedicated service of remembrance that provides an opportunity for all motorcyclists to ride as an organised group to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to pay their respects and recognise the sacrifice made by the 16,000+ Service Men and women whose names are engraved on The Wall of the Armed Forces Memorial.

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RTTW

A thousand bikes clogging up the toll-booths of the M6 toll road. They did let us through for free, though! This was one of 8 rides which converge on the National Memorial Arboretum from around the country

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rttw

This is just one corner of one of the Bike Parks!

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RTTW

A general view of the Ride to the Wall service taking place at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs

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Remembrance Sun 2012 - 4

The Armed Forces Memorial (The Wall) is a 43 metre diameter stone structure with two curved walls and two straight walls constructed of 200,000 bricks faced with Portland stone panels. The panels contain the names of those honoured by the Memorial providing recognition and thanks for those who have given their lives in the service of the country since the end of the Second World War.

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Remembrance Sun 2012 -2

Staffs & Shropshire members going to The Wall at the NMA, Remembrance Sunday 2012

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Classic

The October Show focuses on non-British bikes

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Classic

General view of CMA stand. We had a theme of "Just cruisin'!"

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Classic

Peek-a-boo! "Anyone for tea?" We have our kettle, etc. hidden behind the backdrop.

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Classic

Oh, look! It's Chris from Telford. How much to remove this from the Gallery?

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Classic

Ian from N. Cheshire working hard

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Nov

NOVEMBER

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Remembrance

Walking from the car park to the Arboretum. The military personnel show a lot of interest in our white crosses.

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Remembrance

One of the Bronze statues at The Wall

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Remembrance

L-r: Steve, Brian, Tony, Geoff, Roland, Di and Clare

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Remembrance

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."

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NMA Nov 2011

"We will remember them."

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NEC

The Crew on the CMA stand at 'The Footman James Classic Car and Motorcycle Show' at the NEC, near Bitmingham

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Dec

DECEMBER

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BC Baptisms 2012

Bikers Church Baptism Service

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BC baptisms

Brian Evans from Shropshire - before

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BC baptisms

... and after

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Oswestry

The Oswestry Christmas Parade. We rode with the float from Cabin Lane Church, where Mike Richards from N. & W. Wales Branch attends.

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Oswestry

We rode in front of this lorry, but, boy, was the going slow! One bike overheated and, as for the riders' clutch hands, well...!

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Toy run

The coldest we've ridden this in is -6 deg C. You had to sit on the ice on your bike seat to melt it!!

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Toy run

Santas Roland, Dave and Geoff 'girding their loins' before the run.

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Toy Run

This photo appeared in The Sentinel, Stoke-on-Trent's local newspaper. The two bikers on the left are CMA members!

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Toy run

How does Santa get round the world in one night in THIS??!

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Toy run

Dragon run!

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Toy run

Dave advertising Bikers Church on the Toy Run

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Toy Run

Er....

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Audley Treefest 1

We provided a CMA-themed Christmas tree for the Festival at St. James' Church, Audley, Stoke-on-Trent

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Audley Treefest 2

Detail of the tree with crash-helmet baubles made by Di's daughter, Emily

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Xmas meal

Branch Christmas meal, cooked in-house...

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Xmas meal

... by Di, (Branch Secretary), ably hindered by Barry (Branch Chairman)and assisted by other members and friends

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Xmas meal

Helen doing quality control. We didn't poison anyone!

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Xmas meal

Alec, Di & Chris washing up - with the aid of a commercial dishwasher.

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Bugsplatz

The final event of the year, attended by the brave few (mostly from Shropshire!)

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Bugsplatz

Chris trying to escape from the picture

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Exhausted

Exhausted? I am... so I'm having a tea-break!!

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