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
Sunday 1st October 2017: The Inaugural Derek Ashworth
Celebration Run. With unavoidably short notice, this
will set out from the Farmer’s
Arms, Chorley Road, Bispham Green, Parbold,
L40 3SL. Meet at 10am, which is when the pub will open
for breakfast, coffee, butties, etc, etc; aim to ride out before
11am. This is a non-denominational event—it is not
affiliated to any Club or Group, but is open to all and welcomes
any friend of Derek. Since Derek’s enthusiasm was
mainly directed at Autocycles, we want as many of these as you
can bring! If you've got one: bring it. Ride it if
you can. Just let it see the light of day! Frank Bz. has
volunteered to do the legwork, will lead the run, and hopes to
mark the route beforehand. The ride will be about 35 miles
in total, heading for Frederick’s Ice
Cream Parlour on Bolton Road, Chorley, PR7 4AL where
we shall stop for a Raspberry Ripple/Rum and Raisin combo since
that was Derek’s favourite. Suitable refreshed we
will ride to Rivington Top Barn, BL6 7SP to amaze and parade
in front of the throngs of bikers who congregate there every
Sunday. Further food and drink will be available at
Rivington. But more importantly, there are prizes!
Derek’s daughters are offering a Cup for the Best
Autocycle, in Derek’s memory, and Frank is offering a
Shield for the best Machine with Engine and Pedals, again in
Derek’s memory since he was always keen on the traditional
definition of Moped. These will be voted for by riders, and
spectators at Rivington; they will be presented at the end of the
run, which will be back at the Farmer’s
Arms after an easy downhill ride in bright sunshine and
with a following wind. We're aiming to get there in time
for a late lunch, if anyone wants one, and if things go
smoothly! See farmersarmsparbold.co.uk
for the lunch menu. Sunday Roast is also available.
While Autocycles will be the theme, it’s more important
that you just turn up, rde, and enjoy the company—so don't
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.
We’re sorry to announce that our section organiser in
Hertfordshire, died on Wednesday 5 July 2017. The
section’s annual ‘Periwinkle’ run took place as
scheduled on Sunday 13 August and was dedicated in Peter’s
memory as The Peter Smith Memorial Periwinkle
Ride. The Periwinkle Run will continue and will be
organised by Andy Cousins; 2018’s run is scheduled for
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…
Last month’s meeting didn’t happen as such!
The plan was to meet up at Old Buckenham for the Two Wheel Tuesday night but, with rain during the
day and a wet forecast, most normal people stayed at home.
I did attempt to reach Martin’s at Long Stratton but there
was a serious accident on the A140 and I never made it; a shame
as our Chris Evans attended and didn’t get wet.
Martin and I did go the next week where at least 530 bikes were
We have been invited to view a private collection, copied is the
email I received:
Chris’s annual open day is this September
18th. It’s from 6:30pm to whenever it’s
dark. He will show some 250 lightweights and mopeds, these
are all being dusted down at the moment. His latest
editions are two Honda 50s that I’m told are immaculate but
he has just sold the Skutabike. There is also the
occasional ‘bigger’ machine but for us owners of
smaller bikes this place is heaven.
The EACC is invited along with two or three other clubs so, if
you want a treat, turn up.
As it gets dark early these days proposal is to we should
retire to the pub afterwards. Sounds like a plan to
me! I hope to see you there and as always am open to
suggestions as to where we can hold future meets.
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 five events a year: three runs and two displays
at classic motoring events. Mike Follows also organises
four 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
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 Moon. Read more...
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
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.
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
John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrynergh,
ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
Hi fellow moped owners,
We at the northern section of the EACC are planning a weekend
event sometime in July 2017; we’ll finalise the date after
Christmas … but it won't clash with the Norfolk
Sectoion’s weekend event. I have got a campsite venue
in mind but have to sort out the dates when it will be
available. The site will have toilets, showers, cafe
amenities, and is set in a wonderful setting. I think there
maybe some electical hook-ups; this will also be comfirmed for
availabilty. I will keep club members informed of the
developments as and when they occur. The plan is to have a
run out on Friday; on Saturday we’ll ride out to visit a
Norman castle; on Sunday thre’ll be a ride to a local
heritage museum. As well as my e-mail address (above) our
you can contact me through the UK Mobylette Forum (Moby54).
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.
EACC and FMCC meeting at the
Half Moon, Walton, Felixstowe, 9:30pm
… or later.
The Inaugural Derek Ashworth Celebration Run.
With unavoidably short notice, this will set out from the
Farmer’s Arms, Chorley Road,
Bispham Green, Parbold, L40 3SL. Meet at 10am, which
is when the pub will open for breakfast, coffee, butties, etc,
etc; aim to ride out before 11am. This is a non-denominational
event—it is not affiliated to any Club or Group, but is
open to all and welcomes any friend of Derek. Since
Derek’s enthusiasm was mainly directed at Autocycles, we
want as many of these as you can bring! If you've got one:
bring it. Ride it if you can. Just let it see the
light of day! Frank Bz. has volunteered to do the legwork, will
lead the run, and hopes to mark the route beforehand. The
ride will be about 35 miles in total, heading for Frederick’s Ice Cream Parlour on Bolton Road,
Chorley, PR7 4AL where we shall stop for a Raspberry
Ripple/Rum and Raisin combo since that was Derek’s
favourite. Suitable refreshed we will ride to Rivington Top
Barn, BL6 7SP to amaze and parade in front of the throngs of
bikers who congregate there every Sunday. Further food and
drink will be available at Rivington. But more importantly,
there are prizes! Derek’s daughters are offering a
Cup for the Best Autocycle, in Derek’s memory, and Frank is
offering a Shield for the best Machine with Engine and Pedals,
again in Derek’s memory since he was always keen on the
traditional definition of Moped. These will be voted for by
riders, and spectators at Rivington; they will be presented at
the end of the run, which will be back at the Farmer’s Arms after an easy downhill ride in
bright sunshine and with a following wind. We're aiming to
get there in time for a late lunch, if anyone wants one, and if
things go smoothly! See farmersarmsparbold.co.uk
for the lunch menu. Sunday Roast is also available.
While Autocycles will be the theme, it’s more important
that you just turn up, rde, and enjoy the company—so don't
Sunday 1st October 2017
Club stand at the 25th 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.
Wednesday 11th October 2017
South East Moped Enthusiasts Mole Valley Run, meet
10:30 for 11:00am start from Haroldslea Drive, RH6 9DT at
the junction with Balcombe Road (B2036). Limited on-street
parking. A 37-mile route through the beautiful Surrey
countryside, one or two short hills. Lunch stop at a lovely
pub on the way. Have to admit we managed morning coffee and
afternoon tea on the way round previously!
Further details from Mike Follows 01732 700280 or
Sunday 19th November 2017
Kneel’s Wheels and the EACC AGM at Great Blakenham village hall
The last mopedjumble of the season combined with a ride to
explore the Wild West side of the A14 on a completely new
route. The lunch stop will be the same as last year: 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
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.
Sunday 7th January 2018
The 35th Mince Pie Run Meet at the Orwell Yacht
Club, Wherstead Road, Ipswich, IP2 8LR for tea,
coffee and mince pies. At 11:00 we will leave on a run to
The Shipwreck Bar at Shotley. For
details and directions contact David Evans on 01473 687820;
please ’phone if you can, as this helps with planning the
Everyone welcome - free day membership if you’re not an
The route map and GPX tracks for this
run are available on our documents
Sunday 25th March 2018
West Anglian Section’sDuloe Daffodil Dash from Duloe Village Hall. This run will take in villages around North
Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire in the area of Grafam
Water. There will be refreshment facilities at the village
hall before and after the ride. An informal moped-style
‘bring and buy’ is envisaged, so bring along items
for sale or swap. The hall will be opened just after 9am
with the ride leaving at 11am sharp.
Directions: Duloe is ¼ mile West of
the A1 trunk road.
From the East: journey through St Neots town on the B1428, over
the river bridge and straight on at the roundabout (where the
B1048 goes right). Turn right at a mini-roundabout, follow
the road up hill to a roundabout, go straight on, under the
A1. The village hall is on a right turn in Duloe,
¼ mile after the A1.
Sunday 8th April 2018
South East Moped Enthusiasts North Downs Run.
Meet at the Edenbridge Leisure Centre car park, Wellingtonia Way,
Edenbridge, TN8 5LU. Run starts at 11.00am.
Enjoy 38 miles of the Kent and Surrey countryside and a pleasant
lunch stop at the Star Inn at
Lingfield. For more details call Martin or Sharon on
01883 626853 or 07774 562085.
Sunday 6th May 2018
South East Moped Enthusiasts South Downs Run.
Meet at the Civic Approach car park, High Street, Uckfield,
TN22 1AR; starts at 11.00am. Enjoy 34 miles of Sussex
countryside with a great lunch stop at Six
Bells biker friendly pub. For more details call
Martin or Sharon on 01883 626853 or 07774 562085
Sunday 15th April 2018
The 15th Radar Run and Mopedjumble starts at Bromeswell
Village Hall. A superb circuit around Bawdsey peninsula
with lots of historical interest details on the course
notes. The usual free pitches for jumble stands -
call Paul on 01394 671222 to allow him to set your spot in
the hall. Jumble opens from 9:30am, run sets off at
11am. Everyone welcome. The Radar Run has an
alternative, shorter route suitable for cyclemotors.
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
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
The second ‘East to West Side
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 29th July 2018
The CARD Run starts at Iliffe Way, Stowmarket.
CARD = Cyclemotors And Roller
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 Illiffe 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. 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.
Sunday 12th August 2015
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
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
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.