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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

Paul Morgan
07709 914134

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Sunday 1st October 2017: The Inaugural Derek Ashworth Celebration Run.  With unavoidably short notice, this will set out from the Farmer’s Arms, Chorley Road, Bispham Green, Parbold, L40 3SL.  Meet at 10am, which is when the pub will open for breakfast, coffee, butties, etc, etc; aim to ride out before 11am. This is a non-denominational event—it is not affiliated to any Club or Group, but is open to all and welcomes any friend of Derek.  Since Derek’s enthusiasm was mainly directed at Autocycles, we want as many of these as you can bring!  If you've got one: bring it.  Ride it if you can.  Just let it see the light of day! Frank Bz. has volunteered to do the legwork, will lead the run, and hopes to mark the route beforehand.  The ride will be about 35 miles in total, heading for Frederick’s Ice Cream Parlour on Bolton Road, Chorley, PR7 4AL where we shall stop for a Raspberry Ripple/Rum and Raisin combo since that was Derek’s favourite.  Suitable refreshed we will ride to Rivington Top Barn, BL6 7SP to amaze and parade in front of the throngs of bikers who congregate there every Sunday.  Further food and drink will be available at Rivington.  But more importantly, there are prizes!  Derek’s daughters are offering a Cup for the Best Autocycle, in Derek’s memory, and Frank is offering a Shield for the best Machine with Engine and Pedals, again in Derek’s memory since he was always keen on the traditional definition of Moped.  These will be voted for by riders, and spectators at Rivington; they will be presented at the end of the run, which will be back at the Farmer’s Arms after an easy downhill ride in bright sunshine and with a following wind.  We're aiming to get there in time for a late lunch, if anyone wants one, and if things go smoothly!  See farmersarmsparbold.co.uk for the lunch menu.  Sunday Roast is also available.  While Autocycles will be the theme, it’s more important that you just turn up, rde, and enjoy the company—so don't miss it!

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.

Peter Smith

North Hertfordshire

We’re sorry to announce that our section organiser in Hertfordshire, died on Wednesday 5 July 2017.  The section’s annual ‘Periwinkle’ run took place as scheduled on Sunday 13 August and was dedicated in Peter’s memory as The Peter Smith Memorial Periwinkle Ride.  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

Back in usual old bar (as the Beatles never said).  We reassembled in the Kings Arms, on Wednesday 11th, in Martham for our October meeting.  It was a well attended meeting with nine members gathered.  John and Ian de S were early birds, followed by me & Dr Watson.  Greg, Paul, and Mel came down from North Norfolk together; Chris arrived from Norwich; and Ian de O turned up to complete the party.  He arrived with strategic timing to avoid some of us eating but this backfired when we ate later in order to get all the food delivered at once.  The way we sat at two tables meant that we didn’t all get to chat to one another, however this didn’t limit the range and volume of discussion.  Subjects covered included classic cars, Citroën & Reliant in particular[*], Panther motor cycles, zombie apocalypse vehicles, autocycles and, more controversially, the club newsletter.  A good evening was had by all attendees; the amount of expertise amongst our members never ceases to amaze me.  The beer and food were good & matched the company.

(*Mk 1 Cortinas too)

Next meeting: we branch out (get it?) to new environs and we plan to meet in coastal North Norfolk at The Lighthouse Inn, in Walcott.  Second Wednesday in November.  Come and join us!
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 four 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.

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 sometime in July 2017; we’ll finalise the date after Christmas … but it won't clash with the Norfolk Sectoion’s weekend event.  I have got a campsite venue in mind but have to sort out the dates when it will be available.  The site will have toilets, showers, cafe amenities, and is set in a wonderful setting.  I think there maybe some electical hook-ups; this will also be comfirmed for availabilty.  I will keep club members informed of the developments as and when they occur.  The plan is to have a run out on Friday; on Saturday we’ll ride out to visit a Norman castle; on Sunday thre’ll be a ride to a local heritage museum.  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.

Wednesday 8th November 2017

South East Moped Enthusiasts The Royal Run, meet 10:15 for 10:45am start at The Goldsmiths Leisure Centre, main car park, off Eridge Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2TN.  Note earlier start time.  32 mile ride through the Kent and E Sussex countryside, some hills.  Lunch in a Grade 2 listed pub in Mayfield.
Further details from Mike Follows 01732 700280 or 07887 950921.

Wednesday 8th November 2017

The November meeting of the Norfolk Section of the EACC from 19:00hrs (seven o’clock to some) in coastal North Norfolk at the Lighthouse Inn Walcott, NR12 0PE.

Sunday 19th November 2017

Kneel’s 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 on a completely new route.  The lunch stop will be the same as last year: at Claydon Crown.
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.

Sunday 7th January 2018

The 35th 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.

Sunday 25th March 2018

West Anglian Section’s Duloe Daffodil Dash from Duloe Village Hall.
This run will take in villages around North Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire in the area of Grafam Water.  There will be refreshment facilities at the village hall before and after the ride.  An informal moped-style ‘bring and buy’ is envisaged, so bring along items for sale or swap.  The hall will be opened just after 9am with the ride leaving at 11am sharp.
Directions: Duloe is ¼ mile West of the A1 trunk road.
From the East: journey through St Neots town on the B1428, over the river bridge and straight on at the roundabout (where the B1048 goes right).  Turn right at a mini-roundabout, follow the road up hill to a roundabout, go straight on, under the A1.  The village hall is on a right turn in Duloe, ¼ mile after the A1.

Saturday 7th April 2018

A busy weekend for the South East Moped Enthusiasts:
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 8th April 2018

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 15th April 2018

The 15th 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.

Sunday 6th May 2018

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 20th May 2018

The 37th 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 revert to a ‘clockwise’ route.

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June 2017

The second EACC Northern Camping Weekend
There will be group rides out on Saturday and Sunday and these will be marshalled to make sure the slower machines don’t get left behind.
More detaile in the New Year but, in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact the organiser, John Bann, if you’re interested in attending: 01709 855411 or .

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.
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.

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 2015

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.

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.