We have a new Chairman!

We would like to welcome Cornwall member Nick Whitworth to the TR3OC Committee.
Nick has risen to the challenge to become our new Chairman from immediate effect.

Here are a few words from Nick to introduce himself:

Dear Members
It is with great pleasure that I have been asked to be your Chairman and I am looking forward to working with the TR3OC committee and all of the members from around the world.
I started my working life in 1977 when at 18 I joined the RAF as an Aircraft Engineering apprentice, doing 3 years on airframes and engines. In 1978 I bought my first motorbike, a Triumph Trident T160 and so started my interest in triples. At the end of my apprenticeship, I was posted down to RAF St Mawgan near Newquay in Cornwall where I worked on the Nimrod aircraft. It was during this time that I met Kath, got married and started a family and after 7 years decided to make my life here in Cornwall. After a brief stint with BT I fulfilled a lifelong ambition to become self-employed and spent the next 31 years with my wife growing a company that started by making 1 product – the sheepskin UGG boot into an international Mail order company selling a broad range of sheepskin and leather clothing and footwear plus a large range of natural wool clothing.
So about 2 years ago we thought it was time to hand over the reins and I now find myself in a position with actual spare time on my hands and so started to look for more interests to fill my time. One of those interests was to buy a 1976 Triumph Trident T160 that had been off the road since 1985 and I have now started the project of stripping it down, it`s nearly ready to have the frame sent off for stove enamelling and the engine cases to be vapour blasted. Then rebuild it and hopefully have it as close to original as possible.
So why have I taken on the position of Chairman, well I want to see the TR3OC continue to thrive, it is a huge source of technical knowledge with many experienced people sharing and helping members and I am looking forward to helping the club grow and ensure that the legacy of the triples continue. So please, any thoughts or ideas that you have that you think the club should be pursuing, please do email myself ( chairman@tr3oc.com ) or any member of the committee and let us know your thoughts. Hopefully over the coming years I will get to meet some of you at the AGM or events.
Until then – Safe riding.

Nick Whitworth