Vul­can Riders stump Seil pub

The Oban Times - - Districts -

THE Vul­can Riders are not a bunch of clones of Mr Spock from the orig­i­nal Star Trek pro­grammes, but own­ers of Kawasaki Vul­can Cruiser mo­tor­cy­cles. They in­vade El­lan­abe­ich on the Isle of Seil ev­ery year in April to hold the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing of their club.

Five years ago, on their first visit, the is­land res­i­dents were a bit wary of the bunch of hairy bikers tak­ing over the local pub, The Oys­ter Bar, on the Satur­day evening, but word had spread about a pub quiz and it was en­joyed so much that the Vul­can Riders (Scot­land) were in­vited back the next year.

The lat­est visit two weeks ago was up to the usual stan­dard and the new land­lords of the Oys­ter Bar were very wel­com­ing.

The leader of the bike group and quiz­mas­ter Peter Tr­us­cott is­sued a spe­cial chal­lenge.

If any­one in the bar, whether in a quiz team or not, could an­swer one par­tic­u­lar ques­tion, he would buy a round for the whole pub.

For­tu­nately for him, no­body knew the an­swer to his ques­tion about mil­i­tary his­tory in Bri­tain.

The money raised in the quiz all goes to char­ity; this year the Lee Rigby Me­mo­rial Fund gained £90 and the RNLI col­lect­ing can also re­ceived gen­er­ous do­na­tions. In the course of one year re­cently, the Vul­can Riders raised £460 for the air am­bu­lance and £ 86 for the RNLI.

When asked if the bikers would be back, Peter said: ‘We are happy to come back next year and are de­lighted we have been asked to re­turn with the now tra­di­tional quiz night.’

The bikers pose out­side the Oys­ter Bar in Seil.

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