Paul Efreme, 14 Lisa Close, BILLERICAY, Essex,
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
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.
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.
There are more details of our activities on our Facebook page,
in the events section.
Jim Lee, 2 Bramfield Park, Theddingworth Road,
Lubenham, MARKET HARBOROUGH, LE16 9TP
Our venue for events in Leicestershire is The Sharnford Arms in Leicester Road, Sharnford, Hinckley, LE10 3PP.
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 continues as an annual event and is now organised by Andy Cousins. The other annual event is the Steeple Morden Run; this is a mid-week event in September organised by David Osborn.
Additionally, the section is involved with the VMCC Cyclemotor Section’s ‘Nasty’ Run each April and the NACC’s Vincent Run in October.
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 They 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…
Beware the rides of March, said the soothsayer, so we didn’t have one. In preference to a chilly, windswept, and possibly moist ride, we chose to retire to the comfort of an inn, or at least the Bluebell in North Walsham, for the March meeting of the Norfolk Section. Eleven chaps, minus ladies, got together to chat, quaff, and chew. Among our number were three Ians, two Johns, and several individuals. One John was a guest, welcomed from the high life of Finsbury Park, father-in-law of Ian de B. Dave ‘the Doctor’ Watson gave us much entertainment with a rather natty quiz of which Ian de O was the winner; he is our reigning quiz champion and a knowledgeable chap too.
A really great day at our Inaugural Mid Shires Ride from Grafham Water with some 24 Riders at the start, a couple of breakdowns on the route to the lunch stop which, due to an eleventh hour change of venue, was at the Three Compasses in Upper Dean, They opened their doors with a great welcome.
The following pictures give an idea of the run and also the fantastic venue for the event; made even better with the glorious weather.
Those supporting the event made all the effort of Ray and myself worthwhile.
North East England
If you would be interested in a local ride out or just receiving news of what Ron is planning, please e-mail him at .
S.E.M.E. (aka South East Moped Enthusiasts)
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 S.E.M.E. organise at least ten events a year: three main runs and two displays at classic motoring events; we also organises five mid-week runs during the summer riding season. S.E.M.E events will be briefly outlined on the club’s web page, also follow us on our S.E.M.E group page on Facebook. We welcome all types of small-engined bikes to our events, though it must be pointed out that the nature of the terrain where most of our ride outs take place may require the use of a slightly more robust machine, unless of course you are extremely fit!
We look forward as always to meeting enthusiastic friends both old and new who share an interest in small engined classic bikes.
Mark Daniels, 52B Levington Lane, Bucklesham,
IPSWICH, IP10 0DZ
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 club’s presence at Copdock Motor Cycle Show. Members in the Ipswich and Felixstowe area regularly meet every week—on Tuesday evenings at Walton Half Moon. Read more…
West Anglian Group
Alex Lees, 19 Duloe Road, EATON SOCON,
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 used to organise the Duloe Daffodil Dash every year but the village hall at Duloe, where we meet at the start and finish of the ride, has been declared unsafe. Instead, for the 2019 run, the Mid-Shires Section is incorporated a large chunk of the Daffodil Dash route into its event on May 12th.
The section produces a newsletter: the Whizzer; please contact Steve Hoffmann for a copy.
Our list of runs had increased significantly as compared to
2019—but, unfortunately, we are canecelling these until
further notice because of the coronavirus restrictions.
I also hope to organise an EACC stand at the Bristol Classic Bike
Show from 2021. I write and edit our group's little
in-house magazine (the Whizzer); the
magazine often includes such articles as bike restorations,
museum visits and even pieces on both the Chinese and Indian bike
industries. It is now just starting its fifth year of
John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrybergh,
ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
Our fourth EACC Northern Section Rotherham Rally might be postponed because of the coronavirus restrictions. It is still hoped that this can go ahead as normal but, otherwise, it will be rescheduled for later in the year. The venue is Hooton Lodge Farm camping and fishing site, Kilnhurst Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Showers and toilets are available. There are electrical hook ups should anyone require them, but these are limited. I will find out the site fees for mobile homes, caravans, and tents. Also open to non members. Should anyone require further information, you can contact me via the contact details above.
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.