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Club Sections

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

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 having a ride event on 19th August (Sunday): ‘Under & Over The Mersey Challenge’.  Starting at our meeting place, The Farmers Arms, riding to the Queensway Tunnel (the old tunnel) and riding back across the New Mersey Gateway Bridge
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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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…

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Section meeting: June 13th 2018

Dr Watson & I agreed to meet as near to 6pm as possible, which was about as early as I could get home & sorted after work.  To my surprise he popped around to my place on his rather fine 1956 New Hudson autocycle; I was getting changed when I heard the sturdy pop-pop of the Villiers exhaust.  Within a few minutes we were on our way.  Dr Watson had popped to check in on Jamie while I got the Ciao out of the garage & sorted out my hairdo, etc.
I was given the job of lead rider, which was a heady responsibility, once we had got the New Hudson started.  We whizzed off along the main road as far as Potter H’am then back roads up through Catfield, Sutton, Ingham, Brumstead, Lessingham, East Ruston, and Whimpwell Green to Haisbro’ (‘Happisburgh’ on the map).  Some of the black stuff was pretty rough and hard going for us on bikes with rigid back ends.
We puffed up the short sharp rise to the pub and parked up.  A chap sitting outside with his wife got chatting with us and he turned out to be a bike fan; he had once owned half a dozen Triumph Tigress scooters.  Not long after we had got our first pint Jamie turned up in his Transit with his disgraced, but very presentable, New Hudson.  A half mile from home it had stopped with a fuel problem which needed sorting, Jamie quickly fetched the van and brought the bike with him.  Paul and Greg arrived in an amusing little number reminiscent of a circus act vehicle.  Ian de O was soon with us on his neat little Yamaha RXS100 & we thought that might be it for the evening.  Ian de S & John had not appeared and their company was missed.  To our surprise and delight Rod turned up on his Enfield—a treat for all to see.  No small trip out from North Suffolk to North Norfolk but a pleasant evening for a ride out & thus our company was complete.
The Hill House is a pub, proper, with its own brewery.  The barmaid opened the restaurant for us to sit and eat in, which gave us a place out of the now cooling evening air to mardle and munch.  The food along with the beer was good.  I was concerned whether the Haggis, used as stuffing for the chicken I ate, was free range or captive bred but I couldn’t be sure.  Rod left us before the evening was too old and he headed off for southern climes.  When the food was eaten Paul produced a quiz all about scooters & had most of us foxed.  I think Ian de O scored top marks but none of us were experts in the subject.
While chatting over our meals we spoke of many things including PSA levels & Prostate Cancer, not fun subjects but not to be ignored either.  Don’t sit on the problem, go to your GP and ask to get your PSA tested; Prostate Cancer is survivable if it is caught soon enough.
Before long we gathered ourselves up and got machines started for our ride home.  Dr Watson’s New Hudson was playing hard to get but once under way it never missed a beat, in fact I couldn’t catch him up; the Ciao is a slow-ped managing about 28mph on a good day.  I had attached a 400 Lumen bicycle lamp to the handlebars which proved useful as we got nearer home.  We made the maximum use of available daylight and got home safely.  Ian veered away towards Hemsby when we turned right at Somerton Lion to head the last two miles home.  Dr Watson tooted his horn as he left me to ride half a mile on my own.  I was indoors before ten.  Another good evening in good company.
Matthew.

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 five events a year: three runs and two displays at classic motoring events.  Mike Follows also organises several 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.

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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 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

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’s works well.  Camping will be available, plus toilets and showers.  Couls 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.

Sunday 23th September 2018

A ride round the Norfolk Broads.  This is a new club ride that 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; it’s about 28 miles circular run around the Broads area with all left hand turns.  There will be plenty of opportunities to stop for lunch (details to follow).
If you wish to contact the organiser, call Dave Watson on 01493 748249, 07483 210625, or .
The route map and GPX track for this run can be downloaded from our documents page.

Sunday 7th October 2018

Club stand at the 27th 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.

Sunday 11th November 2018

Kneel’s Remembrance 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.  The lunch stop will be the same as in previous years: at Claydon Crown.
This day is the one hundredth anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I; as usual, we will be having a two minute silence at 11 o’clock.  Our route takes us past several churches that may be taking part in ‘Ringing Remembers’: Offton, Elmsett, and Bramford in particular have excellent sets of bells.
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 10th March 2019

Alex’s Birthday Run starting from Bruisyard Village Hall (IP17 2DX).  The hall will be open from approximately 9am with all the usual facitilies.  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 7th April 2019

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 14th April 2019

The 16th 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 5th May 2019

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 19th May 2019

The 38th 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’ll be using the ‘anticlockwise’ route.

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 855411 or .

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.
For more details please contact Martin & Sharon on 01883 626853 or 07774 562085 or .

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.

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.

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.