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Club Sections

Essex

Paul Efreme, 14 Lisa Close, BILLERICAY, Essex, CM12 0QT
01277 657106

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.
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.

Lancashire Slow Riders

Lancashire Slow-Riders

Paul Morgan
07709 914134

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.

There are more details of our activities 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.

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 continues as an annual event and is now organised by Andy Cousins.  The other annual event is the Steeple Morden Run; this is a mid-week event in September organised by David Osborn.

Additionally, the section is involved with the VMCC Cyclemotor Section’s ‘Nasty’ Run each April and the NACC’s Vincent Run in October.

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…

Unfortunately it has been a lean year for us due to Covid and its restrictions since our March monthly meeting.

The planned Broads Run in April had to be cancelled.

As lockdown was eased Chris, Rob, and Martin did have a few summer Tuesday evening meets and some did attend the Old Buckenham, Whitwell, and Ormesby bike nights—but not for me.  On the Norfolk Section Facebook group I did arrange some evening ride-ins to Walcott, but there was no need for the ‘rule of six’ police to get excited.

The 2nd Coast and Broad Run in October was also cancelled early on as the hall wasn’t going to be available; nearer the time, and again on Facebook, I posted that we could possibly go ahead with a small group and to get in touch as we would be doing it from my home.  Ian M got in touch and said he couldn’t make it!  Chris E was having loads of problems with his New Hudson autocycle that had done over 900 trouble free miles since acquisition & rebuild and he was hoping to get it over the 1,000 mile barrier (it did seem like a barrier the bike didn’t want to go through).  Ian, Chris, and I had a great day on the Thursday doing what would of been the club’s Broads Run route; whenever we stopped we would have holiday makers coming over and chatting—it was a rare sight to see three New Hudsons all the same model but in the different colours.  We could fill the MAC with Chris’s bike’s problems and today was not without issue!

Chris, Martin, and Jon had been in touch for the Sunday and it was great that Greg and Paul also came along.  Coast and Broad route it was to be, we set off early as nobody else was expected, first stop was to be the Waxham Long Barn café but Paul’s Wisp had a little technical interlude before that when the exhaust manifold nut came undone.  The café is highly recommended!  Just after Sea Palling, along a coastal track, the small-wheeled Wisp went squiffy in the blown sand and Paul had an off!  The Wisp didn’t want to run properly after that and spent the rest of the day playing up.  Next planned stop was at the Happisburgh car park where the road abruptly ends due to the coastal erosion.  Double back a bit and inland to the Pleasure Boat Inn, Hickling for a Covid-style lunch enjoyed alfresco (it was a lovely day and we probably would have been outside anyway).  It was such a nice day that we next stopped at Potter Heigham for ice creams.  We then had a little detour to catch up with Ian and back to Martham—it was nearly 6:00pm when we finished.  A fantastic day out in great company.

Dave Watson

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 eleventh 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

If you would be interested in a local ride out or just receiving news of what Ron is planning, please e-mail him at .

South Somerset

Joe Walker
01458 251127

If you would be interested rides or meetings in the South Somerset area, please give Joe a call on 01458 251127.

S.E.M.E. (aka South East Moped Enthusiasts)

Sharon
07771 705627

Mike
07887 950921

S.E.M.E on Facebook

The South East Moped Enthusiasts (S.E.M.E) organise at least eight events a year: three weekend and five midweek ride outs (runs) during the summer riding season.  S.E.M.E events will be briefly outlined on this club’s web page, also follow us for much further information on our S.E.M.E group page on Facebook.  We welcome all types of small engined bikes and micro cars 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 small-engine machine, unless of course you are extremely fit!

We look forward as always to meeting friendly enthusiastic people who share an interest in riding their small-engined bikes.

Because of recent events S.E.M.E. has now revised the way it organises ride outs (runs).  This was put into practice during 2020 and proved very successful with the group organising and holding eight well attended events.  This new flexible approach has worked so well that it will now be adopted for organising runs for the future.  From now on the calendar of our seasonal events incorporating full details will be displayed on the S.E.M.E’s group page on Facebook.  All known members and regulars of our events will always be e-mailed with all details.  Wherever possible S.E.M.E will not hold rides out when the weather is inclement; if this is due to happen the ride will be cancelled and re-scheduled for the following week.  All known participants will of course always be informed and the Facebook group page will have the updated information.  Of course we welcome all new riders to our events, but prior contact is always advised.  For the time being, there are some rules that will be strictly followed as regards to the pandemic.

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Suffolk

Neil Morley

Mark Daniels, 52B Levington Lane, Bucklesham, IPSWICH, IP10 0DZ
01473 716817

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…

Obviously, there’s not much to report, and at the present time, we can’t predict what the conditions will be once the current situation ends—so it’s not really possible to plan any formal forward events in the usual sense.

One of the biggest and most popular Suffolk Section events every year has been the Mince Pie Run, and we’ve already announced the concept of ‘The Great, Distributed, Mince Pie Run’…  What?  We’d like as many club members as possible to do their own Mince Pie Run, either individually or in small groups (the maximum size of the group will depend upon where you are and what is permitted on the day you do it). 

Meanwhile, back at the Suffolk Section, despite not being able to put together our usual formal Mince Pie Run event, we’re informally planning to set out from our respective home destinations, and ride the traditional Mince Pie Run course, to arrive at the traditional Shipwreck Bar at Shotley Marina at the usual arrival time around Midday.  If we just happen to meet people along the way, then maybe we’ll join in a coincidental convoy…

See you on the road … (to Shotley),
Danny.

West Anglian Group

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 used to organise the Duloe Daffodil Dash every year but the village hall at Duloe, where we meet at the start and finish of the ride, has been declared unsafe.  Instead, for the 2019 run, the Mid-Shires Section is incorporated a large chunk of the Daffodil Dash route into its event on May 12th.

Wiltshire

Steve Hoffmann
07891 251118

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

Our list of runs had increased significantly as compared to 2019—but, unfortunately, we are canecelling these until further notice because of the coronavirus restrictions.  I also hope to organise an EACC stand at the Bristol Classic Bike Show from 2021.  I write and edit our group's little in-house magazine (the Whizzer); the magazine often includes such articles as bike restorations, museum visits and even pieces on both the Chinese and Indian bike industries.  It is now just starting its fifth year of publication.
Regards,
Steve Hoffmann

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Rotherham Roamers

John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrybergh, ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
01709 961434
07798 731951

Right gentlemen,
Our fifth EACC Northern Section Rotherham Rally is planned for 4th-6th June.  The venue is Hooton Lodge Farm camping and fishing site, Kilnhurst Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.  Showers and toilets are available.  There are electrical hook ups should anyone require them, but these are limited.  I will find out the site fees for mobile homes, caravans, and tents.  Also open to non members.  Should anyone require further information, you can contact me via the contact details above.
John Bann

Any more?

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 members can be found at the Half Moon, Walton, Felixstowe late on Tuesday evenings.

Saturday 1st May 2021

EACC Lancashire Slow Riders Bank Holiday Weekend Ride 1, from Whittingham and Goosnargh Social Club, Old Whittingham Hospital Grounds, Whittingham, Preston, PR3 2JE
Ride starts at 11am and passes through Broughton village to pick up.  A moped-friendly route through the Wyre Valley and up to Knott End.  As with all LSR official events, any type of bike, moped, autocycle, etc, will be welcomed.
For more information, please contact Paul .

Sunday 2nd May 2021

EACC Lancashire Slow Riders Bank Holiday Weekend Ride 2, from Whittingham and Goosnargh Social Club, Old Whittingham Hospital Grounds, Whittingham, Preston, PR3 2JE
Another ride planned up and through the Trough of Bowland and Gizburn Forest; this route does inlvolve a few steep inclines.  As with all LSR official events, any type of bike, moped, autocycle, etc, will be welcomed.
For more information, please contact Paul .

Sunday 9th May 2021

South East Moped Enthusiasts North Downs Run.  Meet at the Edenbridge Leisure Centre car park, TN8 5LU.
Run starts at 11.00am.  Enjoy 38 miles of the Kent and Surrey countryside.
Can any potential participants text or phone Sharon on 07771 705627, or e-mail for all information about the run and our current COVID safety requirements, please?

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May 2021

EACC Lancashire Slow Riders Weekend Rally, at The Breighton Ferry near Selby, North Yorkshire.
Cost £5 per person a night.  Electric extra if needed, limited but we can share and use splitters, only pay for what you use.  Full facilities: Pub on site for food, etc.  Showers/toilets.  Free fishing.  Ride outs planned every day.
Obviously everything depends on the situation at the time and any restrictions, etc, but if allowed we WILL be going, please let us know if you want to join us.  It’s a Bank Holiday weekend so may get booked up if restrictions are fully lifted, so if you’re on the ‘maybe’ list there is no guarantee there will be room; we’ll add you to the camping list as soon as you confirm.

Day riders also welcome—just turn up on the day, any moped or bike.
Anyone wanting to attend, please contact Paul .

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th June 2021

The fifth EACC Northern Camping Weekend at Hooton Lodge Farm camping and fishing site, Kilnhurst Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4TE.
Showers and toilets available.  Electrical hook ups should anyone require them, but these are limited.  Also open to non-members, spouses, partners, pets…
More details later; please feel free to contact John Bann: 07798 731951 or .

Wednesday 16th June 2021

The Whyteleafe LPA from Warlingham.
Can any potential participants text or phone Sharon on 07771 705627, or e-mail for all information about the run and our current COVID safety requirements, please?

Sunday 4th July 2021

Teenage Tantrum Run starting from Bruisyard Village Hall (IP17 2DX).
We have managed to book the hall provisionally as a base for the run, Covid restrictions allowing.  It will be the usual format we have used for Alex’s Birthday Run but probably with a stop for lunch at Sizewell tea café on the coast, as this has outdoor seating and should be open regardless.

Sunday 11th July 2021

18th Peninsularis Run and Mopedjumble
This event will start from a new venue: Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum—this is the site of the three big radio masts along Foxhall Road, on the left after Foxhall Stadium, as you head out of Ipswich toward Martlesham.
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.  There won’t be the usual indoor jumble but you’re welcome to set up outside.  Mopedland will be there with pre-ordered items only.  The jumble opens 9:30am, the run sets off at 11:00am, the jumble re-opens at 2:00pm when the run returns.
E-mail or telephone Mark Daniels on 01473 716817.

Sunday 11th July 2021

South East Moped Enthusiasts South Downs Run.
Meet at the Civic Approach car park, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AR; starts at 11.00am.
Can any potential participants text or phone Sharon on 07771 705627, or e-mail for all information about the run and our current COVID safety requirements, please?

Sunday 18th July 2021

The Reservoir Dogs Run will head out from the Marks Tey Diner at 11:00.  Please park cars to the rear of the café so they don’t block parking while we are away.
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 distance will be the usual 20ish miles out and 15ish return.
The routes are: out: goo.gl/maps/MrxcySBWxb32, return: goo.gl/maps/x5jXrNax7bfSR3WZ9
The route sheet is available on our documents page.
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Wednesday 21st July 2021

The Will It Or Won't It Run! from Brockham.
Can any potential participants text or phone Sharon on 07771 705627, or e-mail for all information about the run and our current COVID safety requirements, please?

Wednesday 4th August 2021

South East Moped Enthusiasts ‘Marsh Owlers’ run from Dungeness Old Lighthouse & RHDR station car park, Kent, TN29 9NA.
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.
Can any potential participants text or phone Sharon on 07771 705627, or e-mail for all information about the run and our current COVID safety requirements, please?

Weekend 21st & 22nd August 2021

EACC Lancashire Slow Riders Fylde Coast Rally, at Whittingham and Goosnargh near Preston, Lancashire.  Camping available.  More details on the LSR Facebook Page or please contact Paul .

Sunday 22nd August 2021

South East Moped Enthusiasts, The Bluebell Run from Meet at Horsted Keynes station car park, Station Approach, Horsted Keynes, RH17 7BB.
Can any potential participants text or phone Sharon on 07771 705627, or e-mail for all information about the run and our current COVID safety requirements, please?

Wednesday 8th September 2020

The Pevensey Levels Run
Can any potential participants text or phone Sharon on 07771 705627, or e-mail for all information about the run and our current COVID safety requirements, please?

Sunday 19th September 2021

Club stand at the 29th 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.
Note: this event is a month earlier than its usual date.

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

South East Moped Enthusiasts ‘Mole Valley’ run.
Meet in Haroldslea Drive at the junction with Balcombe Road (B2036), Horley, Surrey, RH6 9DT.  Limited on-street parking.  38 miles of pleasantly rural and gently undulating Surrey and West Sussex lanes.
Can any potential participants text or phone Sharon on 07771 705627, or e-mail for all information about the run and our current COVID safety requirements, please?

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.