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…
Unfortunately it has been a lean year for us due to Covid and its restrictions since our March monthly meeting.
The planned Broads Run in April had to be cancelled.
As lockdown was eased Chris, Rob, and Martin did have a few summer Tuesday evening meets and some did attend the Old Buckenham, Whitwell, and Ormesby bike nights—but not for me. On the Norfolk Section Facebook group I did arrange some evening ride-ins to Walcott, but there was no need for the ‘rule of six’ police to get excited.
The 2nd Coast and Broad Run in October was also cancelled early on as the hall wasn’t going to be available; nearer the time, and again on Facebook, I posted that we could possibly go ahead with a small group and to get in touch as we would be doing it from my home. Ian M got in touch and said he couldn’t make it! Chris E was having loads of problems with his New Hudson autocycle that had done over 900 trouble free miles since acquisition & rebuild and he was hoping to get it over the 1,000 mile barrier (it did seem like a barrier the bike didn’t want to go through). Ian, Chris, and I had a great day on the Thursday doing what would of been the club’s Broads Run route; whenever we stopped we would have holiday makers coming over and chatting—it was a rare sight to see three New Hudsons all the same model but in the different colours. We could fill the MAC with Chris’s bike’s problems and today was not without issue!
Chris, Martin, and Jon had been in touch for the Sunday and it was great that Greg and Paul also came along. Coast and Broad route it was to be, we set off early as nobody else was expected, first stop was to be the Waxham Long Barn café but Paul’s Wisp had a little technical interlude before that when the exhaust manifold nut came undone. The café is highly recommended! Just after Sea Palling, along a coastal track, the small-wheeled Wisp went squiffy in the blown sand and Paul had an off! The Wisp didn’t want to run properly after that and spent the rest of the day playing up. Next planned stop was at the Happisburgh car park where the road abruptly ends due to the coastal erosion. Double back a bit and inland to the Pleasure Boat Inn, Hickling for a Covid-style lunch enjoyed alfresco (it was a lovely day and we probably would have been outside anyway). It was such a nice day that we next stopped at Potter Heigham for ice creams. We then had a little detour to catch up with Ian and back to Martham—it was nearly 6:00pm when we finished. A fantastic day out in great company.
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 .
If you would be interested rides or meetings in the South Somerset area, please give Joe a call on 01458 251127.
S.E.M.E. (aka South East Moped Enthusiasts)
The South East Moped Enthusiasts (S.E.M.E) organise at least eight events a year: three weekend and five midweek ride outs (runs) during the summer riding season. S.E.M.E events will be briefly outlined on this club’s web page, also follow us for much further information on our S.E.M.E group page on Facebook. We welcome all types of small engined bikes and micro cars 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 small-engine machine, unless of course you are extremely fit!
We look forward as always to meeting friendly enthusiastic people who share an interest in riding their small-engined bikes.
Because of recent events S.E.M.E. has now revised the way it organises ride outs (runs). This was put into practice during 2020 and proved very successful with the group organising and holding eight well attended events. This new flexible approach has worked so well that it will now be adopted for organising runs for the future. From now on the calendar of our seasonal events incorporating full details will be displayed on the S.E.M.E’s group page on Facebook. All known members and regulars of our events will always be e-mailed with all details. Wherever possible S.E.M.E will not hold rides out when the weather is inclement; if this is due to happen the ride will be cancelled and re-scheduled for the following week. All known participants will of course always be informed and the Facebook group page will have the updated information. Of course we welcome all new riders to our events, but prior contact is always advised. For the time being, there are some rules that will be strictly followed as regards to the pandemic.
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…
Obviously, there’s not much to report, and at the present time, we can’t predict what the conditions will be once the current situation ends—so it’s not really possible to plan any formal forward events in the usual sense.One of the biggest and most popular Suffolk Section events every year has been the Mince Pie Run, and we’ve already announced the concept of ‘The Great, Distributed, Mince Pie Run’… What? We’d like as many club members as possible to do their own Mince Pie Run, either individually or in small groups (the maximum size of the group will depend upon where you are and what is permitted on the day you do it).
Meanwhile, back at the Suffolk Section, despite not being able to put together our usual formal Mince Pie Run event, we’re informally planning to set out from our respective home destinations, and ride the traditional Mince Pie Run course, to arrive at the traditional Shipwreck Bar at Shotley Marina at the usual arrival time around Midday. If we just happen to meet people along the way, then maybe we’ll join in a coincidental convoy…
See you on the road … (to Shotley),
West Anglian Group
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 fifth EACC Northern Section Rotherham Rally is planned for 4th-6th June. 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.