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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 will be organised by Andy Cousins; 2018’s run is scheduled for August 12.

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…

News

Missing: Greg Lunken.  If seen, approach with caution & Imodium.  Poor Greg was a bit moby & couldn’t join us, which meant that one quiz question got no answer.  More of quizzes later; the usual tribe gathered at the Two Lifeboats in Sheringham.  Two Ians and one each of Mel, Paul, John, Jamie, Dave, Chris, & Roger (Mel’s brother, or Paul’s brother-in-law).  Good to see some of our ladies’ contingent present at the meeting.

Ian de O brought along an interesting magazine: ‘Scooter & Moped Mechanics’, mostly Italian tinwork inside but some moped articles too in the period piece publication.  Food was promptly ordered once we realised there was an early cut off for serving.  The beer was good for those of us who were partaking.  The chat and banter was good all around.  Subjects were rich and varied; then the quiz lady arrived!

We hadn’t realised that there was a pub quiz taking place in aid of the Royal British Legion.  Somewhat taken aback we coughed up a quid each and took part in possibly the most odd quiz I have ever witnessed or maybe the oddest?  Most quiz masters understand the questions, know the answers and can speak plainly enough to make themselves understood.  Not so in this case.  The lady in charge was not well-read and seldom spoke clearly but everyone seemed to cope and had a good time.  We had formed three teams, and we have no idea where we came in the running, such was the organisation, but it made the event all the more fun.  The winning team, none of us, and the runners-up ended having a tie-break, but even that got in a muddle.  The Royal British Legion were over £70 up at the end of the evening so that has to be a result.

Back to our meeting, where we discussed runs, bikes, life & the universe.  A quiz was produced from a reusable carrier bag, and we set to trying to answer the questions, or rather, they set to because I set the questions.  There was some head scratching and some good clear answers.  No one gave the correct answer to question 18; Greg would have known it.  Top score of the night came from Dave with a good score of 14/20, others trailed behind him.

The 60-mile round journey just went to show the effort that the North Norfolk boys & girls make to meet up with us East Norfolk folk when they travel over our way.  Four of us had travelled up in the Chucklebus with me as Des.  John shamed all of us by arriving on his VéloSoleX all the way from Beeston thus showing that Norfolk members do it all year around.  When he left the little frog started up easily and purred away, at some point lamps were seen to be working but their reliability cannot be confirmed.  We tried to convince Chris that we could meet in Norwich before the end of the year, but he was happy to come out of the city to join the rest of the bunch, so we settled on Martham Kings Arms for our Christmas Extravaganza.  Come and join us.

Note: No Shannocks were harmed in the making of this report.
Matthew.

The ‘Shires’ Section

Ray Paice

Three of us in Northamptonshire are thinking of getting a section going in our area if there is enough interest, and are in the early stages of arranging an initial meeting near Wellingborough on 28th November.  Probably at The Aviator Hotel in Sywell. Please e-mail your interest directly to me at .
Thanks
Ray Paice.

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 organises two or three rides each year, usually in Bedfordshire.

Future events

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.

Wiltshire

Richard Woodbridge, Hafawey House, Hoggs Lane, Purton, SWINDON, Wiltshire, SN5 4BU
01793 770862

Steve Hoffman
07891 251118

The section produces a newsletter: the Whizzer; please contact Steve Hoffman for a copy.

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Rotherham Roamers

John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrynergh, ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
01709 961434

We, the Rotherham Roamers, are planning an EACC rally for the third year, following the success of the event we held in June 2018.  It will be on 7, 8, & 9 June 2019 in the Rotherham, South Yorkshire area.  It’s also open to non-members, making an event that works well.  Camping will be available, plus toilets and showers.  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 November 2018

Initial meeting of the Northamptonshire section, probably at The Aviator Hotel in Sywell.  Please e-mail to confirm.

Wednesday 28th November 2018

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.

Wednesday 12th December 2018

The December meeting of the Norfolk Section.  Meet in the Kings Arms pub in Martham about 7pm-ish.

Sunday 6th January 2019

The 36th 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 catering.
Everyone welcome—free day membership if you’re not an EACC member.
The route map and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.

Wednesday 30th January 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.

Wednesday 27th February 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 10th 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 27th March 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.

Saturday 6th April 2019

The start of The South East Moped Enthusiasts riding season makes for a busy weekend.:
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 7th April 2019

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 14th April 2019

The 16th 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.

Wednesday 24th April 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 28th April 2019 (FBHVC Drive it Day)

The first Norfolk Coast & Broad Run.  Starting at the Village Hall, Repps with Bastwick, NR29 4RB.
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 .

Weekend 4th & 5th May 2019

Lancashire Slow Riders Camping Weekend, incorporating two ride-outs, on Saturday and Sunday over the early May bank holiday.  There is a beer and sausage festival over the weekend 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.  Camping needs to be booked direct with the club for the beer festival, there is limited availabilty and camping spaces usually go by the end of January.  There are more details on the Slow Riders Facebook page, in the events section.

Sunday 5th May 2019

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 19th May 2019

The 38th East Anglian Run starts at Lord Thurlow Village Hall, Great Ashfield (IP31 6HN).
This is the oldest-established event in our calendar: the 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’ll be using the ‘anticlockwise’ route.

Wednesday 29th May 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.

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June 2019

The third EACC Northern Camping Weekend in the Rotherham, South Yorkshire, area.
More details later; please feel free to contact John Bann: 01709 961434 or .

Weekend 22nd & 23rd June 2019

The third ‘East to West Side Adventure’.
This will be the final run in this particular series of adventures, although we may well be back at some point in the future.  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 want to follow our route should note our route instructions are up-to-date and have a more traffic-friendly ride into Whitehaven.  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 .

Wednesday 26th June 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 28th July 2019

The second CARD Run 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.

Wednesday 31st July 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.

Weekend 17th & 18th August 2019

Lancashire Slow Riders, CARD ride weekend.  Two flat rides suiatable for cyclemotor and roller-drive machines—more information later.

Sunday 18th August 2019

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 07774 562085.

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 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 .

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.