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Essex

Paul Efreme, 14 Lisa Close, BILLERICAY, Essex, CM12 0QT
01277 657106

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.
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.

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.

There are more details of our activities 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.

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 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.

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…

February Meeting

Twelve good men and true[*] gathered at The Bluebell for the February meeting of the Norfolk Section.  We had a surfeit of Ians and representatives from all around the eastern edge of the county including most of the regulars.  Ian de O produced an amusing and enlightening quiz into which he had put a great deal of effort.  David won & hopefully he will reciprocate next time.  As usual the food was good and the beer was well cared for too.  Subjects under discussion included supercharging a Panther single, plenum chambers, and the maths behind them, future events, kill switches, small French cars, sports mopeds, auctions & prices of the sort of bikes which interest us, and the HEC autocycle.  Much else was talked about but with 12 people chatting it was difficult for your ‘on the ped’ reporter to catch all of it.  The ‘who rode tonight’ prize went to Ian de O who had ridden five miles on his small Yamaha to get to the point at which he could get a lift.  Next month we are back at The Bluebell and then, who knows where.

Matthew.

[*] When this phrase was coined, in the early 17th century, ‘good’ implied distinguished rank or valour.

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

If you would be interested in a local ride out 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

Right gentlemen,
The dates for our fourth EACC Northern Section Rotherham Rally will be the 12–14 June 2020 at 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.
John Bann

Any more?

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 26th February 2020

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 8th March 2019

Alex’s Birthday Run starting from Bruisyard Village Hall (IP17 2DX).  The hall will be open from approximately 9am with all the usual facitilies.  The run will be about 25 miles long, including a pub lunch stop before returning to the hall for a cuppa and some cake.

Wednesday 11th March 2020

The Monthly Meeting of the Norfolk Section will be at the Bluebell in North Walsham.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

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.

Saturday 4th April 2020

The EACC South East Moped Enthusiasts Club stand at The Heritage Transport Show at the Kent County Agricultural Society Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF; 10:00am–4:00pm.  This has become our biggest show event of the year.  Our allocated club area will be in the main hall and all owners of officially entered bikes receive two complimentary entrance tickets.  So being indoors with excellent facilities, inclement weather doesn't matter.  This is an excellent event so don't miss out.  For further details and entry forms contact Clive Fletcher on 01622 678011 or .  Or contact the show’s organisers at www.kentshowground.co.uk/heritage-transport-show.

Sunday 12th/Monday 13th April 2020 (Easter)

EACC South East Moped Enthusiasts section, static club stand at The Chatham Dockyard Festival of Steam & Transport at The Historic Dockyard, Main Gate Road, Chatham, Kent.  (Use ME4 4TY for sat-nav.)  Further details & application forms for this new event from Clive Fletcher on 01622 678011 or .
We could have the stand on either, or both, days depend on how much interest there is.

Sunday 19th April 2020

The 17th 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.
The route sheets, map, and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.

Sunday 26th April 2020 (FBHVC Drive it Day)

The second Norfolk Coast & Broad Run.  Starting at the Village Hall, Repps with Bastwick, NR29 5EU.
Situated just South of Potter Heigham on the A149 Yarmouth to Cromer road and just 5 miles from the A47 at Acle.  This is a village hall based event; there will be tea, coffee, bickies, and toilet facilities before and after the run.  Plenty of parking for vans, cars, 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.  Any other stalls or jumble welcome.  The ride leaves at 11:00am.  Lunch stop at the Pleasure Boat Inn, Hickling. It’s about a 29 mile run via the coast road.
Dave Watson 07483 210625 or .
The route map and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.

Wednesday 29th April 2020

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 17th May 2020

The Reservoir Dogs Run will head out from the Marks Tey Diner at 11:00.  Please park cars to the rear of the café so they don’t block parking while we are away.
The lunch stop will be at the Colne Light lightship, moored at Hythe Quay, Colchester.  The Sea Cadets will be have the lightship open for a look around plus tea, coffee, and the best sausage and bacon rolls for miles around.  The distance will be the usual 20ish miles out and 15ish return.
The routes are: out: goo.gl/maps/MrxcySBWxb32, return: goo.gl/maps/x5jXrNax7bfSR3WZ9
The route sheet is available on our documents page.
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Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th May 2020 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

Norfolk Section is organising a Club Stand at Strumpshaw Steam Rally, Old Hall, Strumpshaw, Norwich NR13 4HR.
This major steam rally has been held over the late May bank holiday weekend for many years now.  In the past several members have exhibited there individually; we will be having a club stand this year.  The organisers would like exhibitors to be there for the duration but this is not compulsory and day entry permitted.  Camping is available and we could have ride outs in the evenings.  Bookings have to be made with the organiser (say on the form you are with the EACC) and have to be in by 23rd April to receive passes.  See the rally website for information and entry form.

Phone 07483 210625

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June 2020

The fourth EACC Northern Camping Weekend at Hooton Lodge Farm camping and fishing site, Kilnhurst Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4TE.  Showers and toilets available.  Electrical hook ups should anyone require them, but these are limited.  Also open to non-members, spouses, partners, pets…
More details later; please feel free to contact John Bann: 07798 731951 or .

Sunday 5th July 2018

18th Peninsularis Run and Mopedjumble from Bucklesham Village Hall.
A busy and atmospheric day that is one of the major events on the cyclemotoring calendar; it features full reception facilities and free refreshments on arrival.  The route is a superb and fully marked course through the quiet countryside of the Felixstowe peninsula, including a super riders’ section between Nacton and Levington, a classic drag down a ‘passing place’ road to Trimley, lanes through to Falkenham, Kirton, the greenhouse village of Newbourne, then more lanes on to Waldringfield Maybush, an idyllic spot for lunch and ale in the sunshine.  The jumble is supported by both the larger trade stands and the smaller pitches of club members.  Please call us if you’d like to book a jumble spot in the hall or the car park ( or tel: 01473-659607).  The jumble opens 9:30am, the run sets off at 11:00am, the jumble re-opens at 2:00pm when the run returns.
The route sheets and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.
All welcome - free Day Membership if you’re not an EACC member.

Sunday 26th July 2020

The third CARD Run East starts at Iliffe Way, Stowmarket.
CARD = Cyclemotors And Roller Drive.
This will be a short, gently paced ride for the slower machines: cyclemotors, VéloSoleXes, etc.  The shorter route will total 20 miles so will also be well within the range of most electric bikes.  We’ll meet in the Iliffe Way car park (there is a toilet block nearby … and a Costa if anyone’s desperate for a coffee).  The run sets off at 11:00.  An extended 25-mile route is available for keener riders.  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.
All welcome - free Day Membership if you’re not an EACC member.
The route sheets and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.

Sunday 16th August 2020

North Hertfordshire Section’s Peter Smith Memorial 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 07969 369062.

All the route information for this run can be downloaded from our documents page.

Sunday 6th September 2020

Seventeenth 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 5½-mile loop at the start of the ride can be omitted by cyclemotor riders.  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 20th September 2020

The second Norfolk Broads Run, a ride round the Norfolk Broads.  This ride goes from the Village Hall, Repps with Bastwick, NR29 5EU.
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 .
The route map and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.

Sunday 8th November 2020

Kneel’s Wheels and the EACC AGM at Coddenham village hall (IP6 9SR).
The last mopedjumble of the season combined with a tour of the quiet Suffolk lanes.  This run returns 2016’s format with a lunch stop at Claydon Crown.
Coddenham is on the B1078.  Leave the A14 at its junction with the A140 and the B1078 is the first turning to the right off the A140.  Coddenham is the first village along the road.  After the road snakes around the church, turn left in the village centre.  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).
The route map and GPX tracks for this run are available on 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.