Paul Efreme, 14 Lisa Close, BILLERICAY, Essex,
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.
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.
We are planning a Camping Weekend, incorporating two
ride-outs, on the Saturday and Sunday of the early May bank
holiday weekend. This will be at Whittingham and Goosnargh Social Club, near
Preston. Some of us will be camping over the weekend, but
anyone is welcome to join just for the rides on either, or both,
days. There is a beer and sausage festival over the weekend
and camping needs to be booked direct with the club for the beer
festival; there is limited availability and camping spaces
usually go by the end of January. There are more details 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. In May 2013 we introduced the Wheels within Wheels event at Husbands Bosworth Airfield.
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 is now organised by Andy Cousins; 2019’s run is scheduled for August 11.
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…
To say that our meetings are feted would be a typographical error. Despite rain and dampness, 11 of us met together in the pub where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote ‘The dancing men’. Ian de O, Ian de S, Greg, Dave, Paul, Mel, John, Chris, Jamie + 1, and I sat in the back room almost overlooking the sea and enjoyed good food, excellent company, and good beer, some of which was brewed on the premises. Topics of conversation I was involved in, or overheard, included clubman motor sport, care of the elderly, coachbuilt motor homes, Citroën vehicles, autocycles, current projects, and much more. Sadly none of us had ridden to the event, save in a motor vehicle with a roof, however Ian de O had arrived to meet the Martham massive in his 1966 Reliant Regal saloon, which is a joy to behold. Dave and Chris had made a last minute decision not to ride when there was a short break in the cloud; just as well because 15 minutes later they would have been like fruitcake, a bit moist.
Having chatted, supped, and dined we made slow progress to leave the hostelry and drove home through more rain. In September we’ll meet again, do know where do know when, but I’ll keep you guessing … NR28.
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 elenth 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
Ron is interested in starting a North East section: Durham, Tyne and Wear area. We currently have around twenty members in this area; if any of you would be interested in a local ride out, forming a local group, or just receiving news of what Ron is planning, please e-mail him at .
South East Moped Enthusiasts
Martin or Sharon Wikner, 54 Dane Road,
Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9NP
01883 626853 or 07774 562085
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 ten events a year: three main runs and two displays at classic motoring events. Mike Follows also organises five 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, also follow us on our South East Moped Enthusiasts 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 Hoffman for a copy.
Presently, there is only one run planned for 2019, but there
is also the possibility of a second; we are trying to confirm a
route and all the other details as I write.
The run details are as follows:
Sunday 19th May—Merkins Café Run, Merkins Farm, Bradford Leigh, BA15 2RW. Assembly time for the run will be at 09:30 for a 10:00am start. As you might have guessed by the name of the assembly point, there is a very nice café on site that serves everything anyone might want. If you require any further details or clarifications, please let me know.
John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrybergh,
ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
The Rotherham Roamers section of the EACC will be attending the Rotherham Motoring Weekend at Clifton Park on 7 & 8 September 2019. It is free to enter but we’ll be going Sunday only as this is the main bike day. We will be having a ride out before we enter the venue. Should anyone else like to join us you are more than welcome; we will be leaving my house about 11am on Sunday 8th. Could anyone wishing to attend please contact me: John Bann (contact details above).
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.