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 times times.
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 having a ride event on 19th August (Sunday):
‘Under & Over The Mersey Challenge’.
Starting at our meeting place, The Farmers Arms, riding to the
Queensway Tunnel (the old tunnel) and riding back across the New
Mersey Gateway Bridge
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.
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.
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…
The usual suspects gathered at the Kings Arms in Martham for the October meeting of the Norfolk Section. We were all expecting a telling off by the Doctor for various offences against the section, mostly non-appearance at a well organised event on the 23rd September. All were guilty to some extent, except Chris who had braved the weather that day.
We lacked any Ians at the meeting, one being in Canada, the other having recently been bereaved of his Dad; RIP Norman. Jon was first to arrive, followed by me, Jamie, Greg, Paul, Chris, Dave, and finally, putting us all to shame, Rod on his 400cc automatic Honda Dream. Possibly the senior attendee, Rod had ridden up from North Suffolk in the dark but mild weather. None of the rest of us had arrived on two wheels. Two of us had walked & thus effectively saved the planet between us.
Much banter and tales of daring do were shared across the table. Accounts of recent rides, events, and purchases were enjoyed by all. Someone was subject to legal action over the sale of a bike with a non-transferable registration number: a true case of caveat emptor and another bike retaining its plate despite the wishes of the new owner. Chris & Dave had been thoroughly damped down on the Broads Tour and few bargains were found at Copdock Bike Show this year.
Bringing us all to order, Dave asked if we felt there was a future for the section. He had been let down by poor attendance at the September ride and he wanted to make sure he wasn’t making effort where it was not required. A rousing cry of ‘Yes!’ was the reply to Dave’s question and we decided that between us we needed to show a bit more willingness to keep the section going. Several ideas were mooted: fuel limit run, to see how far bikes will run on a set amount of fuel; monthly quizzes which have been fun in the past; mystery objects likewise; raffle of a “useful” part, with no prior knowledge of the part. Each of us agreed to undertake small tasks to keep the section viable & enjoyable without it falling on one person’s shoulders.
E-mail contact was also discussed and very few people had responded to Dave’s instruction to reply or be removed from the mailing list. Approximately 20% of the mailing list responded which was a disappointing response for Dave. If you want to be updated by e-mail you need to tell Dave that’s what you want; the rest of us slackers agreed that Facebook was the method to which we were most likely to attend.
Next meeting: we like moving about a bit to encourage members,
who don’t enjoy winter evenings travelling in the dark, to
attend meeting near to them. To this end we will meet in
the Two Lifeboats pub in Sheringham
(head for the sea and turn left before you fall in) on 14th
November about 7pm-ish. If you are a North Norfolk resident
& member of the club, come on over and meet up.
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 .
North East England
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
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.
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 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...
West Anglian Group
Alex Lees, 19 Duloe Road, EATON SOCON,
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.
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, Hafawey House, Hoggs Lane,
Purton, SWINDON, Wiltshire, SN5 4BU
Contact for show displays only
Mike Bagshall, 79a Marlborough Gardens,
FARINGDON, Oxfordshire, SN7 7DF
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.
John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrynergh,
ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
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.