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Essex

Paul Efreme, 14 Lisa Close, BILLERICAY, Essex, CM12 0QT
01277 657106

Paul Efreme is our co-ordinator in Essex and he is always keen to hear from fellow EACC members in Essex; you can e-mail him at .  Essex members often support the events organised by Suffolk Section.

The Reservoir Dogs Run is now established as a regular Essex Section event; the run gets its name from the route which crosses Aberton reservoir a couple of times times.

Lancashire Slow Riders

Lancashire Slow-Riders

Paul Morgan
07709 914134

www.lancashireslowriders.co.uk

We still meet every second Wednesday of the month at the Farmers Arms, Chorley Road, Bispham, near Parbold, L40 3SL from 19:30 till late-ish.

Events for 2018
11th March—Mother’s Day Escape Ride
28th–29th April—Leisure Lakes Steam & Vintage Rally (near Southport), Slow-Riders Club Stand.
13th May—The Pilling Pig, a ride on the coastal plain ’twixt Lancaster & Fleetwood.  We’ve decided to cancel this run as it clashes with too many other events.  We will have a good hard look at the calendar and attempt to find a new date later in the year.  Apologies for the inconvenience
16th–17th June—Woodvale Rally, Southport (www.woodvalerally.com) Slow-Riders Club Stand.  (Spaces going fast, please book now)
The BLDR Moped Challenge, West Lancashire.  Details will posted on our Facebook page.

Other Rides, Shows, and Events will be posted on our Events page on Facebook: updated when details are sorted or arranged.
if you want more details.

Leicestershire

Jim Lee, 2 Bramfield Park, Theddingworth Road, Lubenham, MARKET HARBOROUGH, LE16 9TP
01858 461386

Our venue for events in Leicestershire is The Sharnford Arms in Leicester Road, Sharnford, Hinckley, LE10 3PP.  In May 2013 we introduced the Wheels within Wheels event at Husbands Bosworth Airfield.

North Hertfordshire

North Hertfordshire section holds the annual ‘Periwinkle’ Run and on Sunday 13 August 2017 it was dedicated as The Peter Smith Memorial Periwinkle Ride in memory of the run’s former organiser.  The Periwinkle Run will continue and will be organised by Andy Cousins; 2018’s run is scheduled for August 12.

Norfolk

Dave Watson
07483 210625

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Norfolk group on Facebook

The Norfolk Section arranges events within Nelson’s county.  We have established regular meetings which involve mopeds, autocycles, cyclemotors and a pub ... somewhere in Norfolk, on the second Wednesday of each month to include road runs in the summer months.  So if you are interested in owning, restoring or riding low powered machines from the past, no matter what age or condition your machine, you are most welcome here in the county well suited to ‘gutless wonders’.  Contact Dave Watson on 07483 210625 or e-mail for more details.  Read more…

News

Section meeting: May 8th 2018

Sometimes the fewer plans you have the better it is!  Visit Two Wheel Tuesday, Old Buckenham and ‘can I meet round yours Chris W?’ turned into a cracking evening.  Few things to do that day including unload the Puch Magnum X that the grandsons had been using and load a bike for me.  All done on a very hot day; driving to the Attleborough area it looked like we could be in for a storm!  Best laid plans and all that went out of the window when I had left Chris’s details at home; I had been before but was a bit lost!  Heading in what I thought was the general direction for Mount Pleasant I actually passed his house!  Chris was busy (that’s another story) and after a cold drink the bikes were readied and it was looking increasingly like we could be getting wet.  Chris on his latest addition of a very nice New Hudson badged Winged Wheel and me following on my New Hudson Restyled we arrived at Old Buckenham with no dramas but both bikes expired just as we arrived on the crowded green area.  Martin greeted us. having arrived earlier on his 3-something Honda.  Garth was there but not on his bike, it is all registered and ready but it’s not tried and tested as such and he hasn’t been on a bike for years.  Rod had arrived really early on his Royal Enfield and after a discussion on the mods he had to do to the bike I spotted through the crowds an old black number plate.  It was good to see Chris E all the way from Norwich after much sorting had been done on his fairly recently acquired old-style New Hudson.  It was great to see the three old Hudsons lined up together and totally unplanned that we would be on them.  Much queueing was done as there were over 700 bikers to be watered and fed.  Ian MacD and Jon found us in the curry queue just as they ran out.  The sun had gone to bed and we fired the bikes up amongst the small crowd that gathered around us.  Chris E was having a few starting issues and I hope he got home OK.  Chris W’s Winged Wheel was running very well when he signalled me to pull alongside ‘would you like swift half in an old pub?’  Stupid question really!  Amazing place with plenty of patina, probable untouched for about 30 years; you don’t find many places like this now—and with a local brew on.  Matthew where were you when I could have done with you for that lift home you had kindly offered?  We then had a pleasant dusk ride back in the still air, the rain never appeared and that ride could have gone on and on!  Happy times indeed.

My pictures are at: www.flickr.com/photos/40103650@N04/albums/72157696609455485
Dave.

South East Moped Enthusiasts

Martin or Sharon Wikner, 54 Dane Road, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9NP
01883 626853 or 07774 562085

Mike Follows
01732 700280

The South East Moped Enthusiasts meet on the last Wednesday of every month at the Horseshoe Public House, Farleigh Road, Warlingham, CR6 9EG at 8pm.  A happy band of club members meets for up some food, beer and a pleasant social evening.  The South East Moped Enthusiasts organise at least five events a year: three runs and two displays at classic motoring events.  Mike Follows also organises several mid-week runs during the summer riding season.  All the South East Moped Enthusiasts activities will always be advertised and reported on in the MAC newsletter, which Martin now edits.  Also follow us on our South East Moped Enthusiasts group page on Facebook.

We look forward as always to meeting enthusiastic friends both old and new who share an interest in small engined classic bikes.

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Suffolk

Neil Morley

Mark Daniels, 52B Levington Lane, Bucklesham, IPSWICH, IP10 0DZ
01473 659607

Although the club has members all over the country, Suffolk is the county that’s best represented in the membership, simply because that’s where the club started.  Therefore, we’ve had a full programme of events in Suffolk since the club was revived in 2007.  Regular Suffolk Section events are the Mince Pie Run in January, Radar Run in April, the East Anglian Run in May, Peninsularis Run in July, Coprolite Run in September and Kneel’s Wheels in November.  Additionally, the section organises the clubs presence at Copdock Motor Cycle Show.  Members in the Ipswich and Felixstowe area regularly meet every week - on Tuesday evenings at Walton Half MoonRead more...

West Anglian Group

Alex Lees, 19 Duloe Road, EATON SOCON, PE19 8FQ
01480 219333

The section was formed when the ‘St Neots Boys’, Ralph Richardson & Alex Lees, came up with the idea of holding a West Anglian Run on 28th September 2008.  This was a resounding success with 32 riders signed on for the ride and several other members coming along for the jumble - or was it for the bacon rolls?

The section organises two or three rides each year, usually in Bedfordshire.

Future events

At the 2017 Daffodil Dash, David Osborn ‘volunteered’ to organise this run again in 2018.  Nevertheless, any additional help in the area would be greatly appreciated.

Wiltshire

Main Contact

Richard Woodbridge, Hafawey House, Hoggs Lane, Purton, SWINDON, Wiltshire, SN5 4BU
01793 770862

Contact for show displays only

Mike Bagshall, 79a Marlborough Gardens, FARINGDON, Oxfordshire, SN7 7DF
01367 243928

Richard Woodbridge is our main contact in Wiltshire Section, which has monthly evening meetings … the pub where they usually meet has closed so Churchill House, Swindon Road, Royal Wooton Bassett, SN4 8ET is earmarkeed as the new venue.

Mike Bagshall and his ‘Moped Marquee’ represents Wiltshire section at several shows in this area throughout the year.

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Rotherham Roamers

John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrynergh, ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
01709 855411

Hi fellow moped owners,
We at the northern section of the EACC are planning a weekend event on the first weekend in June 2018.  The site will have toilets, showers, cafe amenities, and is set in a wonderful setting.  There will be electical hook-ups.  I will keep club members informed of the developments as and when they occur.  As well as my e-mail address (above) our you can contact me through the UK Mobylette Forum (Moby54).

Best regards,
John Bann

Any more?

We are hoping that, as the club grows, we will have events further afield.  If you’re interested in starting a section in your area, please get in touch (the e-mail address is at the bottom of this page).  Above all, we want the club to be driven by the enthusiasm of its members so, if you have any ideas, don’t hesitate to let us know them.  If you’re tempted to have a go at running an event, we’ve prepared some guidelines on how to do it … but if you have any questions at all, please ask.

Calendar

Every Tuesday

EACC and FMCC meeting at the Half Moon, Walton, Felixstowe, 9:30pm … or later.

Sunday 20th May 2018

The 37th East Anglian Run starts at Lord Thurlow Village Hall, Great Ashfield (IP31 6HN).
This is the oldest-established event in our calendar: the first East Anglian run in 1982 was the very first event staged by the EACC.  The Village Hall will be open from 9:30am for refreshments, toilets and mopedjumble.  The run sets off at 11:15 on a route of around 30 miles through lovely country lanes and villages.  The lunch stop will be at Fair Green in Diss, where there’s a pub, a café, and a chip shop … or you can picnic on the green.  Everyone welcome.  This year we revert to a ‘clockwise’ route.
The route sheets and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.

Sunday 20th May 2018

Wiltshire Section The Merkins Café Run from Merkins Café, Merkins Farm, Bradford Leigh, BA15 2RW.
Arrival time is normally around 09:30am, departure on the run around 10am, the distance is about 34 miles and, as the name implies, has a very nice cafe on-site that lots of people take advantage of.
For further information contact Richard Woodbridge on 01793 770862 or Steve Hoffmann on 07891 251118 or 01249 447965.

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts—River Valleys Run.  Meet 10:30 for 11:00am start from Edenbridge Leisure Centre car park, off Wellingtonia Way, TN8 5LU.  A 42-mile route around the Eden and Medway valleys.  Some gradients, one steep hill might mean a walk on a cyclemotor or low powered machine.  Lunch stop at a village pub on the way.  Further details: Mike Follows 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 27th May 2018

The Reservoir Dogs Run has a slight new look this year.
As normal, we will head out from the Marks Tey Diner at 11:00 and stop at the Railway in Kelverdon.  The return run will be a 9 mile ride to the East Anglian Railway Museum in Chappel.  They have their Transport Extravaganza open day; classic vehicles get free entry to the museum and rides on the trains and normally a couple of classic busses.  Parking is on grass so bring wood for stands if possible, although most of these events have a limited supply of wood.  It’s a 5 mile run back to the Diner from Chappel or there will be a short cut back for people who don’t want to go to the museum (split at Great Tey and a total run of 10.5 miles from Kelverdon). We can leave the railway together after an hour or two or people can leave as they wish.
The route map and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.
If people could e-mail their intentions, it would be nice: .

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June 2018

The second EACC Northern Camping Weekend Hooton Lodge Farm Campsite And Fishing. Kilnhurst Roadd, Hooton Roberts, Rotherham. South Yorkshire, S65 4TE.
Site access from noon on the first day.  Toilets and shower on site, camper vans £15.00 a night including electric (18 hook-ups available), tents £7-00 pounds a night.  Should anyone want to book directly with the site, the number is 07817 939458, but please inform him that you are attending the EACC/Mobylette/Raleigh/Autocycle Rally Weekend.  There will be group rides out on Saturday and Sunday and these will be marshalled to make sure the slower machines don’t get left behind.
Please feel free to contact me, John Bann, for any other details if requried: 01709 855411 or .

Wednesday 13th June 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts—East of Eden Run.  Meet 10:30 for 11:00am start from Edenbridge Leisure Centre car park, off Wellingtonia Way, TN8 5LU.  A 32-mile route around and through the Eden Valley, unfortunately a few hills.  Lunch stop at a village pub on the way.  Further details, Mike Follows 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June 2018

Lancashire Slow-Riders stand at the Woodvale Rally, Southport.  On site camping from Friday 15th.  Entry form required from www.woodvalerally.com.  There is an entry fee for show vehicles; this money goes to the charity.  (Spaces going fast, please book now.)
Contact to find out more.

Weekend 23rd & 24th June 2018

The second ‘East to West Side Adventure’.
The start point for this event will be from near Crimdon Pony World, Crimdon Dene, Hartlepool, Durham, TS27 4BL.
We shall be setting off on this adventure at around 10:30am; we will then make our way across the country to the overnight halt at Alston.  The following morning we will set off on the journey to Whitehaven in Cumbria.
Those who have not followed our route before should note that there will be some interesting deviations from the well-ridden route.
So come and join us on this event, meet up with friends both old and new, it’s more than a run, it’s an adventure in some very scenic parts of the country.
For more details please contact Martin & Sharon on 01883 626853 or 07774 562085 or .

Sunday 8th July 2018

16th Peninsularis Run and Mopedjumble from Bucklesham Village Hall.
A busy and atmospheric day that is one of the major events on the cyclemotoring calendar; it features full reception facilities and free refreshments on arrival.  The route is a superb and fully marked course through the quiet countryside of the Felixstowe peninsula, including a super riders’ section between Nacton and Levington, a classic drag down a ‘passing place’ road to Trimley, lanes through to Falkenham, Kirton, the greenhouse village of Newbourne, then more lanes on to Waldringfield Maybush, an idyllic spot for lunch and ale in the sunshine.  The jumble is supported by both the larger trade stands and the smaller pitches of club members.  Please call us if you’d like to book a jumble spot in the hall or the car park ( or tel: 01473-659607).  The jumble opens 9:30am, the run sets off at 11:00am, the jumble re-opens at 2:00pm when the run returns.
The route sheets and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.
All welcome - free Day Membership if you’re not an EACC member.

Saturday 14th July 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts 1066 run.  Starting from The Hammond Collection of Micro Cars, Schoolhouse Farm, Boarden Lane, Hawkenbury, TN12 0EB, this is a long, circular, all day route from Headcorn, via Bodiam, Battle, Hastings, and Rye.  Mett at 10:30 for an 11am start.  We are joining the Mobylette enthusiasts who are camping for the weekend at the museum.  We may be able to view the museum of micro cars before the run (9:30 to 10:30).  The clockwise route from Headcorn to Rye is cyclemotor friendly.  The anticlockwise route round the Hastings area has hills.  Contact Clive Fletcher, Tel 01622 678011.
All welcome: free day membership if you are not an EACC member

Wednesday 18th July 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts—Pevensey Levels Run.  Meet 10:30 for 11am start from Recreation Ground car park (limited spaces) BN27 4DT, opposite the White Hart in Upper Horse Bridge Road (A271).  Do not park in the P.H. car park; you will be clamped. A 40-mile run across the levels and along the South Downs escarpment to the North.  Lunch stop at a village pub on the way.  Further details, Mike Follows 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 29th July 2018

The CARD Run starts at Iliffe Way, Stowmarket.
CARD = Cyclemotors And Roller Drive.
This will be a shorter, gently paced ride for the slower machines: cyclemotors, VéloSoleXes, etc.  The run will total 20 miles so will also be well within the range of most electric bikes.  We’ll meet in the Iliffe Way car park (there is a toilet block nearby … and a Costa if anyone’s desperate for a coffee).  The run sets off at 11:10 on a route of around 20 miles; and extended 25-mile is available for keener riders.  There will be a drink stop at the Five Bells in Rattlesden.  Then we return to Stowmarket and the Osier Café at the Museum of East Anglian Life.
The route sheet, map, and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.
All welcome - free Day Membership if you’re not an EACC member.

Sunday 12th August 2018

North Hertfordshire Section’s Periwinkle Run: the start will be from Cottered Village Hall as usual, the hall will be open from 9:30am and we anticipate an 11:00am start.
The ride takes us through some of the prettiest villages, lanes and roads in Hertfordshire.  We will be stopping at Three Tuns in Great Hormead for lunch and a chinwag.  Danny will be there as usual with his spares & accessories.  If you require any particular Item can you let Danny know in advance of the day as his stock is too vast to bring it all along.  In 2014 we did not hold a raffle as usual and we were asked by many members why so, the following year, we brought it back.  If any members want to donate a prize could they please bring it along on the day where it would be greatly appreciated.
For more details contact Andy Cousins on 01462 643564 or 07969 369062.

Sunday 19th August 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts, The Bluebell Run.  Meet at Horsted Keynes station car park, Station Approach, Horsted Keynes, RH17 7BB; enjoy 38 miles of Sussex countryside skirting the South downs with a lunch stop at The Sportsman at Goddards Green.  For more details contact Martin or Sharon on 01883 626853 or 07774 562085.
The route sheet and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.

Wednesday 5th September 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts—Romney Marsh ‘Owlers’ Run.  Meet 10:30 for 11.00am start from Dungeness Old Lighthouse / RHDR station car park, TN27 9NA.  Railway cafe open—a chance to see one of the beautifully kept miniature locomotives.  First train 10:30 for 10:40am departure (hope it is not a diesel!)  A 37-mile route around the marsh on quiet flat roads.  This is the only completely flat route we ride on ‘our patch’!   Lunch stop at a village pub on the way.  Further details, Mike Follows 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 9th September 2018

Fifteenth Coprolite Run & Mopedjumble from Bucklesham Village Hall to Felixstowe Ferry Boat Inn.  E-mail or telephone Mark Daniels on 01473 659607.
Full reception facilities and free refreshments on arrival.  A fully marked and classic local course to Felixstowe Ferry, and twin to the Radar Run.  Riders who completed the Bawdsey Point section of the Radar Run might be interested in the contrast of the opposite view back across the Deben estuary.  A fabulous riders’ course on both legs, especially as the route bursts out onto the Golf Links road for a traditional sprint to the Ferry Boat Inn lunch stop— and the pub woll be offering a ‘Fish & Chips Special’ for our visit.  Drink fine ales to the panorama of coastal boats on the estuary, stunning views, big skies, Martello towers, explore the Ferry boatyard...  Why is it called the Coprolite Run?  The explanation is in the course notes.  The jumble opens 9:30am, the run sets off at 11:00am, the jumble re-opens at 2:00pm when the run returns.
All the route information for this run can be downloaded from our documents page.

Sunday 9th September 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts stand, 10am to 4pm at The Edenbridge Motor Show, Gabriel’s Showground, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5PL.  Open to the public 10am to 4pm.
We have had 20 to 25 bikes on display in previous years and have created lots of interest, so we need your support, exhibitors get free entry.  Lots to see and do for all the family.  The local chamber of commerce’s way of putting something back into local charities.  A lovely relaxed day family day out.
If you would like to display a machine(s) or for more details please contact Mike Follows on 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 11th November 2018

Kneel’s Remembrance Wheels and the EACC AGM at Great Blakenham village hall (IP6 0NJ).
The last mopedjumble of the season combined with a ride to explore the Wild West side of the A14.  The lunch stop will be the same as in previous years: at Claydon Crown.
This day is the one hundredth anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I; as usual, we will be having a two minute silence at 11 o’clock.  Our route takes us past several churches that may be taking part in ‘Ringing Remembers’: Offton, Elmsett, and Bramford in particular have excellent sets of bells.
Great Blakenham is on the B1113.  Leave the A14 at junction 52 and turn west towards Great Blakenham. Take the right-hand lane, which will lead you to the first turning on the right.  When you get to some Give Way signs, bear left toward Needham Market, then take the first right: Mill Lane.  The village hall is along this road on the right.
Please contact the organiser for more information or to reserve a jumble space (telephone Neil Morley on 01473 743587).
All the route information for this run can be downloaded from our documents page.

A Warm Welcome

The EACC extends a warm welcome to anyone who comes to our events - whether you are a club member or not.  All we ask of non-members is that they register as ‘day members’.  This is required for insurance purposes and is free of charge.