We still meet every second Wednesday of the month at the
Chorley Road, Bispham, near Parbold, L40 3SL from 19:30 till
Events for 2018
7th January—Winter Ice Cream Ride, 10am for a 10:30 depart
riding to Fredrick’s Ice Cream Parlour
14th January—The Delph Winter Ride Out (Granadaland’s
Hangover Run), 10am for a 10:30-ish depart from the Delph.
A short ride to the Farmers Arms where
the local VMCC are having a show then onto Southport, returning
to the Delph (gates close 16:30)
28th–29th April—Leisure Lakes Steam & Vintage
Rally (near Southport), Slow-Riders Club Stand.
13th May—The Pilling Pig, a ride on the coastal plain
’twixt Lancaster & Fleetwood.
16th–17th June—Woodvale Rally, Southport (www.woodvalerally.com)
Slow-Riders Club Stand. (Spaces going fast, please book
The BLDR Moped Challenge, West Lancashire. Details will
posted on our Facebook
Other Rides, Shows, and Events will be posted on our Events
page on Facebook:
updated when details are sorted or arranged.
if you want more details.
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.
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
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…
Lashings of ginger beer, jam sandwiches and scones were absent
when ‘Five popped down to Wayford’. We were
nowhere near the River Axe but only yards from the River Ant
& Norfolk’s only canal. By special request of
sadly absent members, we gathered at a small hotel in the
southern reaches of North Norfolk, The Wayford
Inn. Interior decor is a matter of personal taste
& personally I thought it was quirky. Decor aside it
was a warm, dry and pleasant place to meet. The food was
good and portions were not mean, which made up for the bar
charges. Attendees were Dr Watson, Ian de O, John, Chris and me. The low numbers
were in part due to the absence of Ian de S who is our temporary South American
correspondent sending back reports from the Dakar Rally in
Peru. Ian has hired a motorbike and is following the
rally. We expect many tales to come home with Ian & we
look forward to hearing them. Meanwhile back at the bar,
Chris showed us photos of ‘Bike of the month’ a
rather charming Excelsior autocycle he has purchased
recently. In fact he has purchased most of the bike &
has a shopping list for parts required so please shake out your
sheds & let Chris know what spares you have. Ian de O
is in autocycle mood too and had spent a day raking through one
of his sheds to find all the parts accumulated to restore his New
Hudson to its former glory.
Once we had dined, or at least 60% of the crowd had eaten
their tea, we got down to the heady business of the January quiz
in which Ian De O proved victorious
with a score 20% greater than his nearest rival. I was told
that I had made the questions too hard, shame on me. The
next quiz is in the hands of the victor so watch for the February
As usual topics of conversation were wide and varied from all
types of two wheelers, including brand new delivery bicycles, to
matters such as being banned from a library, the history of
atomic ballistics, TV chefs, absent friends, and autobiographical
travel books. We are grateful to The
Wayford Inn for accommodating all of us & we look
forward to meeting somewhere in Norfolk at some point next month,
hopefully restored in number to our usual happy crowd. Matthew
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
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
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...
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
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 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
John Bann, 23 Westvale Grove, Thrynergh,
ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, S65 4JA.
Hi fellow moped owners,
We at the northern section of the EACC are planning a weekend
event on the first weekend in June 2018. The site will have
toilets, showers, cafe amenities, and is set in a wonderful
setting. There will be electical hook-ups. I will
keep club members informed of the developments as and when they
occur. As well as my e-mail address (above) our you can
contact me through the UK Mobylette Forum (Moby54).
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.
EACC and FMCC meeting at the
Half Moon, Walton, Felixstowe, 9:30pm
… or later.
Wednesday 14th Febrary 2018
Lancashire Slow-Riders, second Wednesday of the month
meeting at the Farmers Arms, Chorley
Road, Bispham, near Parbold, L40 3SL from 19:30 till
Sunday 11th March 2018
Alex’s Birthday Run starting from Bruisyard
Village Hall (IP17 2DX). The hall will be open from
approximately 9am with all the usual facitilies except there will
not be moped jumble on this occasion. The run will be about
25 miles long, including a pub lunch stop before returning to the
hall for a cuppa and some cake.
Sunday 25th March 2018
West Anglian Section’sDuloe 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.
The route sheets, map, and GPX tracks
for this run are available on our
Saturday 28th–Sunday 29th April 2018
Lancashire Slow-Riders stand at the Leisure Lakes Steam & Vintage Vehicle
Rally. On site camping from Friday 21st.
Entry form required from www.leisurelakessteamrally.co.uk.
Contact to find out more.
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 13th May 2018
Lancashire Slow Riders The Pilling Pig. Meet at
the Shovels Inn,
Hambleton, FY6 9AL; A 35-mile circular-ish run on the
moped-friendly coastal plain between Fleetwood and
Lancashire. A ride on quiet roads with a lunch break and an
afternoon tea stop. Plenty of accomodation in the area.
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
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
The GPX tracks for this run are
available on our documents
Sunday 20th May 2018
Wiltshire Section The Merkins Café Run from
Merkins Café, Merkins Farm, Bradford Leigh,
BA15 2RW. Arrival time is normally around 09:30am,
departure on the run around 10am, the distance is about 34 miles
and, as the name implies, has a very nice cafe on-site that lots
of people take advantage of.
For further information contact Richard Woodbridge on
01793 770862 or Steve Hoffmann on 07891 251118 or
Sunday 27th May 2018
The Reservoir Dogs Run has a slight new look this
year. As normal, we will head out from the Marks
Tey Diner at 11:00 and stop at the Railway in Kelverdon.
The return run will be a 9 mile ride to the East Anglian Railway Museum in
Chappel. They have their Transport Extravaganza open day;
classic vehicles get free entry to the museum and rides on the
trains and normally a couple of classic busses. Parking is
on grass so bring wood for stands if possible, although most of
these events have a limited supply of wood. It’s a 5
mile run back to the Diner from Chappel or there will be a short
cut back for people who don’t want to go to the museum
(split at Great Tey and a total run of 10.5 miles from
Kelverdon). We can leave the railway together after an hour or
two or people can leave as they wish.
The route map and GPX tracks for this
run are available on our documents
If people could e-mail their intentions, it would be nice:
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June 2018
The second EACC Northern Camping Weekend Hooton Lodge
Farm Campsite And Fishing. Kilnhurst Roadd, Hooton Roberts,
Rotherham. South Yorkshire, S65 4TE. Site access from noon on the first day.
Toilets and shower on site, camper vans £15.00 a night
including electric (18 hook-ups available), tents £7-00
pounds a night. Should anyone want to book directly with
the site, the number is 07817 939458, but please inform
him that you are attending the EACC/Mobylette/Raleigh/Autocycle
Rally 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.
Please feel free to contact me, John Bann, for any other details
if requried: 01709 855411 or .
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June 2018
Lancashire Slow-Riders stand at the Woodvale Rally, Southport. On site
camping from Friday 15th. Entry form required from www.woodvalerally.com.
There is an entry fee for show vehicles; this money goes to the
charity. (Spaces going fast, please book now.)
Contact to find out more.
The second ‘East to West Side
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
All welcome - free Day Membership if you’re not an
Sunday 29th July 2018
The CARD Run starts at Iliffe Way, Stowmarket.
CARD = Cyclemotors And Roller
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
All welcome - free Day Membership if you’re not an
Sunday 12th August 2018
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
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
The route sheet and GPX tracks for
this run are available on our
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.