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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

Lancashire Slow Riders on Facebook

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.
Cheers
Paul Morgan

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 is now organised by Andy Cousins; 2019’s run is scheduled for August 11.

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   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…

August Meeting

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.

Matthew.

Mid-Shires Section

Ray Paice
07799 662203

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.

THANKS
Matt Embleton.

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More pictures…

Ron Paterson

North East England

Ron Paterson

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

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 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.

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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 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 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 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.

Wiltshire

Steve Hoffman
07891 251118

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.
Regards,
Steve Hoffmann

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Rotherham Roamers

John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrybergh, ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
01709 961434
07798 731951

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).

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.

Wednesday 28th August 2019

The South East Moped Enthusiasts have regular meetings at the Horseshoe, Farleigh Road, Warlingham, CR6 9EG from 8pm on the last Wednesday of each month.
Contact Martin or Sharon Wikner on 01883 626853 or 07774562085 or for details.

Sunday 1st September 2019

The Essex Section ride has been cancelled.  This is because there are long running roadworks along the route, with no suitable alternative.

Sunday 8th September 2019

South East Moped Enthusiasts stand at The Edenbridge Motor Show being held on Gabriel’s Showground, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5PL.
We have displayed an average of 25 machines at the three previous shows.  Organised by the local chamber of commerce, profits go to local charities and good causes.  A good day out!
Details from Mike Follows on 01732 700280 or 07887 950921 or e-mail .

Sunday 8th September 2019

Sixteenth 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.  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 8th September 2019

The Rotherham Roamers will be riding to the Rotherham Motoring Weekend at Clifton Park.  It is free to enter and we’re going on Sunday 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 23 Westvale Grove, Thrybergh about 11am. Could anyone wishing to attend please contact John Bann (contact details above).

Wednesday 11th September 2019

The monthly meeting of the Norfolk Section at a mystery location somewhere in the NR28 postcode district.

Thursday 12th September 2019

Steeple Morden Run: basically the same format as last year, starting and finishing at The Fox & Duck in Arlesey Road, Stotfold, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 4HE.  The route runs through three counties and is around 33 miles.  Mostly country lanes a bit of B-road and an unavoidable stretch of the A507.  A bit hilly but rideable with LPA.  A convenient stopping off point is at the 355th USAF Memorial at Steeple Morden, to adjust route sheets, plugs, etc.  Meet from 10:00 am, departure at 11:00am, return around 1:30pm in time for lunch or whatever.  Info from , 01480 450286.

Sunday 22nd September 2019

The second Norfolk Broads Run, a ride round the Norfolk Broads.  This ride goes from the Village Hall, Repps with Bastwick, NR29 4RB.
This is just South of Potter Heigham on the A149 Yarmouth to Cromer road and just 5 miles from the A47 at Acle.  This is village hall based event, like the Suffolk events, where there will be tea, coffee, bickies, and toilet facilities before and after the run.  Plenty of parking for bikes, vans, and trailers.  The hall will be open from 9:30 (it is hoped Danny from Mopedland will be there with a small selection of his vast stock or phone him with orders to save postage.  Any other stalls will be welcome.
The ride leaves at 11:00am; lunch stop at The Maltsters Ranworth.  It’s about 29 miles circular run around the Broads.
Dave Watson on 07483 210625 or .

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

South East Moped Enthusiasts ‘River Valleys’ run.  Meet at Edenbridge Leisure Centre car park, off Wellingtonia Way, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5LU.  (The car park now has a 2.1m height barrier at its entrance.)  10:30 for 11am start.  42-mile run following the rivers Eden and Medway.  One steep hill may require LPA or a short walk, sorry.  Lunch on the way at a village pub beside a mill stream.  Further details from Mike Follows: 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 6th October 2019

Club stand at the 28th Copdock Bike Show, Trinity Park (Suffolk Show Ground), Ipswich.  Please e-mail or telephone Mark Daniels on 01473 659607 if you'd like to help or supply machines for the stand.

Sunday 24th November 2019

Kneel’s 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.
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.