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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…

May Meeting

‘Thames: Southwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, Moderate becoming slight, Thundery showers, Good.’  That was the weather one brave soul headed out into, not to rescue the perishing but to reach the May meeting of the Norfolk Section of the EACC.  Our fearless leader set off avec une Mobylette à la pub.  He may have had back up nearby but that would be telling.  The little bronze moped made good progress and, six miles later, he was outside The Grange in Ormesby.  Shame faced fellow enthusiasts looked on with something between mirth and awe, six members in all.  Jamie had a bike with him, but it was in the van in sick bay awaiting a clutch cable repair.  Ian de O seemed to have forgotten that the eighth day of the month would be the second Wednesday in May, but he arrived later with valid reasons for the delay & the evening’s second (or third) bike.

Jon provided a challenging quiz, which we attacked with vigour after eating our way through various burgers and chips.  The quiz got us scratching our heads as we tried to get inside the mind of the master inquisitor.  Several members got 6½ points out of 20 only to be trumped by Ian de O and his impressive score of 10/20.

Discussion covered many common topics but included a Stafford show report, spoke spanners, Vincents, mods, rockers, and scooters, including a Lambretta in a dustcart.  The craic was good and the beer wasn’t too bad either.  General consensus was for a meeting next month back at Dilham Cross Keys for a ride out in better weather.  Wednesday 12th June is the date for meeting.  Some of us will be bringing back tales of France after a weekend in l’Avesnois.

Chris E, Jon, Ian de S, Jamie, Dr Watson, & I were in attendance with Ian de O arriving after a minor, but trying, car repair episode which did not go well.  Paul & Greg were much missed & we look forward to seeing them both soon.

Matthew.

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

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

The Duloe Daffodil Dash won’t hsve its usual format in 2019: the village hall at Duloe, where we meet at the start and finish of the ride, has been declared unsafe.  Instead, the Mid-Shires Section is incorporating a lrge chunk of the Daffodil Dash route into its ride 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, 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 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 .

Wednesday 12th June 2019

The sixth 2019 monthly meeting of the Norfolk Section.  Meet at the Cross Keys pub in Dilham for a ride out.

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.
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 .

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.

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

South East Moped Enthusiasts ‘Royal’ run.  Meet at Goldsmith Leisure Centre, main car park, off Eridge Road (A26), Crowborough, E Sussex, TN6 2TN (Note: the car park now has a 2.0m height barrier at its entrance).  10:30 for 11am start.  30 miles of East Sussex lanes and passing around Tunbridge Wells, lunch at a village pub or café on the way.  Further details from Mike Follows: 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 14th July 2019

17th 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 21st July 2019

The Reservoir Dogs Run has a new look this year.
As normal, we will head out from the Marks Tey Diner at 11:00, but this year’s run will take a different route.  We’ll be crossing the reservoir as usual but 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 local car group, Roman Roadsters (mostly classic cars and the occasional old motor bike), has a meeting on the same day, so it should be a fun day for all.  The return route is not fully decided yet but will most likely cross another reservoir.  The distance will be the usual 20ish miles out and 15ish return.
The probable routes are: out: goo.gl/maps/t4PbgtRcVvA2, return: goo.gl/maps/U9KYJxfaSEk
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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.

Wednesday 7th August 2019

South East Moped Enthusiasts ‘Marsh Owlers’ run.  Meet at Dungeness Old Lighthouse & RHDR station car park, Kent, TN29 9NA.  10:30 for 11 am start.  37-mile meander on the quiet Romney Marsh roads.  This is the only completely flat route that SEME ride during our season.   An ideal opportunity to bring out your ’Solex,  cyclemotor, or other low-powered machine.  All of our runs are ridden at the speed of our slowest participant.South East Moped Enthusiasts Lunch on the way in a marsh hamlet pub.  Further details from Mike Follows: 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 11th August 2019

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.

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 8th September 2019

South East Moped Enthusiasts stand at The Edenbridge Motor Show being held on Gabriel’s Showground, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5PL.
We have displayed an average of 25 machines at the three previous shows.  Organised by the local chamber of commerce, profits go to local charities and good causes.  A good day out!
Details from Mike Follows on 01732 700280 or 07887 950921 or e-mail .

Sunday 8th September 2019

Sixteenth 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.  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.

Thursday 12th September 2019

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.  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 , 01480 450286.

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 .

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

South East Moped Enthusiasts ‘River Valleys’ run.  Meet at Edenbridge Leisure Centre car park, off Wellingtonia Way, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5LU.  (The car park now has a 2.1m height barrier at its entrance.)  10:30 for 11am start.  42-mile run following the rivers Eden and Medway.  One steep hill may require LPA or a short walk, sorry.  Lunch on the way at a village pub beside a mill stream.  Further details from Mike Follows: 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Sunday 6th October 2019

Club stand at the 28th 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.

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.