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The Suffolk Section of the EACC


Club members gathering at a Suffolk Section event

Contacts

Neil Morley

Mark Daniels, 52B Levington Lane, Bucklesham, IPSWICH, IP10 0DZ
01473 659607

About us

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.

Our events

Map of the Mince Pie Run

The Mince Pie Run: December/January

This is our biggest event of the year.  It’s also one of the oldest, dating back to the 1980s and the original EACC.  We 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.  The run is organised by David Evans (01473 687820) who likes participants to phone first if they can, because this helps with planning the catering.

The Mince Pie Run in December 2012


Map of the Radar Run

The Radar Run and Mopedjumble: April

This one starts at Bromeswell Village Hall and follows a superb circuit around Bawdsey peninsula with lots of historical interest.  It passes:

We have free pitches for jumble stands at Bromewell Village Hall.  The jumble opens from 9:30am and the run sets off at 11am.  The Radar Run has an alternative, shorter route suitable for cyclemotors.

The Radar Run at Ramsholt, April 2014


Map of the East Anglian Run

The East Anglian Run: May

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.  Nowadays, it starts at Lord Thurlow Village Hall, Great Ashfield (IP31 6HN).
The Village Hall opens from 9:30am for refreshments, toilets and mopedjumble.  The run sets off at 11:00 on a route of around 30 miles through lovely country lanes and villages.  The lunch stop is at Fair Green in Diss, where there’s a pub, a café, and a chip shop ... or you can picnic on the green.

Some of the bikes at the 2014 East Anglian Run


Map of the Peninsularis Run

Peninsularis Run and Mopedjumble: July

A busy and atmospheric day that is one of the major events on the cyclemotoring calendar; it starts from Bucklesham Village Hall and 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.  The jumble opens 9:30am, the run sets off at 11:00am, the jumble re-opens at 2:00pm when the run returns.

Some of the riders on the 2010 Peninsularis Run


Map of the Coprolite Run

Coprolite Run & Mopedjumble: September

This goes from Bucklesham Village Hall to Felixstowe Ferry Boat Inn.  There are full reception facilities and free refreshments on arrival.  It takes a fully marked and classic local course to Felixstowe Ferry, and is a 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?  Coprolites are phosphate nodules, popularly attributed to fossilized dinosaur poo, which where collected on the beach, crushed, and sold as fertilizer.  The discovery of this substance in the district of Bawdsey Ferry is attributed to the Rev J S Henslow, Professor of Botany at Cambridge University, who first saw it when he stayed at Felixstowe with his family in 1843.  In 1854, a series of letters were published by an unknown gentleman under the nom-de-plume of ‘Humble Grumble’, describing Felixstowe of that time.  The people who lived in the cluster of houses at Bawdsey Ferry were, he tells us, very poor, ‘subsisting chiefly on lobsters and Coprolites’.

The jumble opens 9:30am, the run sets off at 11:00am, the jumble re-opens at 2:00pm when the run returns.

The lunch stop on the 2014 Coprolite Run


Map of the Kneel’s Wheels

Kneel’s Wheels: November

Starting at Coddenham village hall (IP6 9SR), Kneel’s Wheels hosts the last mopedjumble of the season combined with a tour of the quiet Suffolk lanes.  This run has a lunch stop at Claydon Crown.  Following the road run is the EACC AGM.

Riders at Kneel’s Wheels, 2012


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Last Modified 15 December 2014