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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

Woodvale Rally photoWe 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.

Woodvale Rally 2018.  The Lancashire Slow Riders attended this rally again this year.  A fantastic weekend again, we held a competition on Saturday and the public voted for the bikes on display; cups and rossetes sponsored by the club.  In first place was Nev—Neville Hutton—with his Honda S90; second was Carl with his Mobylette; third, Clive Mucklow with his VéloSoleX; fourth, Maureen Foster with her BSA Ariel 3; and fifth was Phil with his Lambretta.  Stephen Taylor won the members’ vote for ‘best working’ bike.  Then, on Sunday, it was the Woodvale judges’ turn to choose a bike from the entire show and Nev with his Honda S90 won first prize again.  We also came joint first for the best presented Club stand at this year’s show.  Well done everybody for all the effort that went in.  Also thanks to the club for supplying the trophies and rossetes.
Pictures on the FB group www.facebook.com/groups/254351421715768/

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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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…

News

Section meeting: June 13th 2018

Dr Watson & I agreed to meet as near to 6pm as possible, which was about as early as I could get home & sorted after work.  To my surprise he popped around to my place on his rather fine 1956 New Hudson autocycle; I was getting changed when I heard the sturdy pop-pop of the Villiers exhaust.  Within a few minutes we were on our way.  Dr Watson had popped to check in on Jamie while I got the Ciao out of the garage & sorted out my hairdo, etc.
I was given the job of lead rider, which was a heady responsibility, once we had got the New Hudson started.  We whizzed off along the main road as far as Potter H’am then back roads up through Catfield, Sutton, Ingham, Brumstead, Lessingham, East Ruston, and Whimpwell Green to Haisbro’ (‘Happisburgh’ on the map).  Some of the black stuff was pretty rough and hard going for us on bikes with rigid back ends.
We puffed up the short sharp rise to the pub and parked up.  A chap sitting outside with his wife got chatting with us and he turned out to be a bike fan; he had once owned half a dozen Triumph Tigress scooters.  Not long after we had got our first pint Jamie turned up in his Transit with his disgraced, but very presentable, New Hudson.  A half mile from home it had stopped with a fuel problem which needed sorting, Jamie quickly fetched the van and brought the bike with him.  Paul and Greg arrived in an amusing little number reminiscent of a circus act vehicle.  Ian de O was soon with us on his neat little Yamaha RXS100 & we thought that might be it for the evening.  Ian de S & John had not appeared and their company was missed.  To our surprise and delight Rod turned up on his Enfield—a treat for all to see.  No small trip out from North Suffolk to North Norfolk but a pleasant evening for a ride out & thus our company was complete.
The Hill House is a pub, proper, with its own brewery.  The barmaid opened the restaurant for us to sit and eat in, which gave us a place out of the now cooling evening air to mardle and munch.  The food along with the beer was good.  I was concerned whether the Haggis, used as stuffing for the chicken I ate, was free range or captive bred but I couldn’t be sure.  Rod left us before the evening was too old and he headed off for southern climes.  When the food was eaten Paul produced a quiz all about scooters & had most of us foxed.  I think Ian de O scored top marks but none of us were experts in the subject.
While chatting over our meals we spoke of many things including PSA levels & Prostate Cancer, not fun subjects but not to be ignored either.  Don’t sit on the problem, go to your GP and ask to get your PSA tested; Prostate Cancer is survivable if it is caught soon enough.
Before long we gathered ourselves up and got machines started for our ride home.  Dr Watson’s New Hudson was playing hard to get but once under way it never missed a beat, in fact I couldn’t catch him up; the Ciao is a slow-ped managing about 28mph on a good day.  I had attached a 400 Lumen bicycle lamp to the handlebars which proved useful as we got nearer home.  We made the maximum use of available daylight and got home safely.  Ian veered away towards Hemsby when we turned right at Somerton Lion to head the last two miles home.  Dr Watson tooted his horn as he left me to ride half a mile on my own.  I was indoors before ten.  Another good evening in good company.
Matthew.

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 five events a year: three runs and two displays at classic motoring events.  Mike Follows also organises several 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 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 clubs 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

Main Contact

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

Contact for show displays only

Mike Bagshall, 79a Marlborough Gardens, FARINGDON, Oxfordshire, SN7 7DF
01367 243928

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 year.

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Rotherham Roamers

John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrynergh, ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
01709 855411

Hi fellow moped owners,
We at the northern section of the EACC are planning a weekend event on the first weekend in June 2018.  The site will have toilets, showers, cafe amenities, and is set in a wonderful setting.  There will be electical hook-ups.  I will keep club members informed of the developments as and when they occur.  As well as my e-mail address (above) our you can contact me through the UK Mobylette Forum (Moby54).

Best regards,
John Bann

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.

Weekend 23rd & 24th June 2018

The second ‘East to West Side Adventure’.
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.
The route sheets and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.
For more details please contact Martin & Sharon on 01883 626853 or 07774 562085 or .

Sunday 8th July 2018

16th 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.

Saturday 14th July 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts 1066 run.  Starting from The Hammond Collection of Micro Cars, Schoolhouse Farm, Boarden Lane, Hawkenbury, TN12 0EB, this is a long, circular, all day route from Headcorn, via Bodiam, Battle, Hastings, and Rye.  Mett at 10:30 for an 11am start.  We are joining the Mobylette enthusiasts who are camping for the weekend at the museum.  We may be able to view the museum of micro cars before the run (9:30 to 10:30).  The clockwise route from Headcorn to Rye is cyclemotor friendly.  The anticlockwise route round the Hastings area has hills.  Contact Clive Fletcher, Tel 01622 678011.
All welcome: free day membership if you are not an EACC member

Wednesday 18th July 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts—Pevensey Levels Run.  Meet 10:30 for 11am start from Recreation Ground car park (limited spaces) BN27 4DT, opposite the White Hart in Upper Horse Bridge Road (A271).  Do not park in the P.H. car park; you will be clamped. A 40-mile run across the levels and along the South Downs escarpment to the North.  Lunch stop at a village pub on the way.  Further details, Mike Follows 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 22nd July 2018

A ride from Battlesbridge, Essex.  It goes from Maltings Road, Battlesbridge, Essex, SS11 7RF.  There is parking for bikes, vans, trailers.  There are also cafés at the site, not very expensive.  Upon arriving at the place where they sell antiques, go up the yard, Our pitch is on the left by the not open bar, Marque. We will leave at 10:30am; it’s about 28 miles from start to the lunch stop, with a break on the route.  We will be going through mainly country lanes. We will be, I hope going up some stairs—Not On Our Bikes!—On the way to our lunch stop (All will be revealed on the day). The lunchstop is an outside eating establishment. If you wish to contact the organiser, call Mark R Wilson on 01702 512010 between the hours of 5pm and 8pm.

Sunday 29th July 2018

The CARD Run starts at Iliffe Way, Stowmarket.
CARD = Cyclemotors And Roller Drive.
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 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 11:10 on a route of around 20 miles; and extended 25-mile 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.
The route sheet, map, 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 12th August 2018

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 07969 369062.

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 07774 562085.
The route sheet and GPX tracks for this run are available on our documents page.

Wednesday 5th September 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts—Romney Marsh ‘Owlers’ Run.  Meet 10:30 for 11.00am start from Dungeness Old Lighthouse / RHDR station car park, TN27 9NA.  Railway cafe open—a chance to see one of the beautifully kept miniature locomotives.  First train 10:30 for 10:40am departure (hope it is not a diesel!)  A 37-mile route around the marsh on quiet flat roads.  This is the only completely flat route we ride on ‘our patch’!   Lunch stop at a village pub on the way.  Further details, Mike Follows 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 9th September 2018

Fifteenth 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— and the pub woll be offering a ‘Fish & Chips Special’ for our visit.  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 9th September 2018

South East Moped Enthusiasts stand, 10am to 4pm at The Edenbridge Motor Show, Gabriel’s Showground, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5PL.  Open to the public 10am to 4pm.
We have had 20 to 25 bikes on display in previous years and have created lots of interest, so we need your support, exhibitors get free entry.  Lots to see and do for all the family.  The local chamber of commerce’s way of putting something back into local charities.  A lovely relaxed day family day out.
If you would like to display a machine(s) or for more details please contact Mike Follows on 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Thursday 13th September 2018

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.  Route may be modified from last year due to a long term road closure.  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 .

Sunday 7th October 2018

Club stand at the 27th 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 11th November 2018

Kneel’s Remembrance 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.
This day is the one hundredth anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I; as usual, we will be having a two minute silence at 11 o’clock.  Our route takes us past several churches that may be taking part in ‘Ringing Remembers’: Offton, Elmsett, and Bramford in particular have excellent sets of bells.
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.