I learnt from Pete Cunningham at Gordon Ruffley's funeral that Vernon had died on Saturday 21st September. His funeral takes place at Rowan Chapel, Stockport Crematorium on Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 10:45am.

One of the great characters of motorcycling in Cheshire, Vernon with his great oratorical skills and enthusiasm for all things motorcycling, despite his missing leg, has left many happy memories for us all.

He was deeply involved for many years with the 17's efforts to protect rights of way. His boundless enthusiasm for enduro made the Manchester 17 one of the few clubs actively running enduro events as well as supporting club riders in events right up to world level at the ISDE.

His voice in our sport will be sadly missed.


Mr P

Sad news, Gordon Ruffley who many of us will remember as one of the founders of and hardest working supporters of the clubs Enduro efforts died last Friday 6th September 2019. Over the many years he was club treasurer and was also chairman as well as holding other positions supporting the clubs efforts in running enduro events as well as supporting club riders in Enduros. He also took part and was at one time a passenger to Jack Matthews sidecar antics.

Gordon had been ill with Parkinsons for a considerable time and had never fully recovered from the sad and sudden loss of his wife Brenda.


We'll miss you mate.


Mr P

Here are the dates for the Enduro events we'll be running for the rest of 2019.

Hello Riders

Thank you for entering this years Brinks Enduro, Manchester 17 mcc are looking forward to welcoming you to this years event, we have a great long lap planned for you and final instructions will be posted shortly.

Only on the day entries are now available, please be patient with us at signing on this year as we need to get all the entry forms signed for those who have entered by phone 

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Tong dead easy Enduro 2018

Thank you to everybody who helped make this years dead easy Enduro a fantastic event, the club hopes that all the riders really enjoyed the day and hopefully we have persuaded a few more off road riders to try competing more often, if you wish to pass on any feedback on the event then please contact me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I want to thank Parkwood off road centre for allowing us to use the venue and a huge thank you to all the Manchester 17 club members, friends and families who gave up their time to help out on the running of the event, without this help we could not run a event.

Please remember we are a club operating for the benefit of its members and of the off road motorcycling community, any help in the running of events is always welcome.

We hope to see you at our open moorland event "The Brinks enduro" in August, one of the largest entry hare and hound events in the uk, a massive lap which is never under 10 miles in length and suitable for novice riders.

Results are below and I will upload files to the results section of the website very soon

Catch you all soon !!!

Rob Mcleod

For and on behalf of the Manchester 17 mcc