Section Notes


March Section Notes

Posted on - March 9th, 2018

With the first run of the year (new years day) very well attended and now just a memory, we can hope that the rest of the year is as successful. The next club ride, Cobwebs, will be on the 11th March, not the 18th as stated in the journal. We are looking forward to seeing … Read More…

December Section notes

Posted on - October 31st, 2017

The final runs of the season have been blessed with some very unseasonable weather warm sunshine at this time of the year is welcome. The final wrinkly run was led by Dave Overy as my trusty Sunbeam proved to be not-so-trusty as the clutch release bearing didn’t. Thanks Dave for taking this on at short … Read More…

November Section notes

Posted on - October 31st, 2017

This is the season of charity donations. The committee have manged our finances in such a way as to be able to donate to local charities which we feel may be associated with our hobby. The Colne Valley Safety Run was a great success around the quieter roads, with quite a few older machines coming … Read More…

October Section notes

Posted on - October 31st, 2017

The August club night and car-park concourse was subject to a full days heavy rain so no one ventured out. We will have to decide whether the event is re-scheduled for later in the year. The Bike Meet was a success with members taking two prizes including the beautifully presented New Comet. On November club … Read More…

September section notes

Posted on - October 31st, 2017

The July night Bar-B-Q night at the Ship and Anchor managed to raise around £80 for our charity contribution and was preceded by a run led by Roger and Heather to arrive just as the burgers were ready. The Charity recipient has yet to be decided this year, but funds are looking very healthy. Camping … Read More…

August Section notes

Posted on - October 31st, 2017

On June the 4th we set off with some 475 years of motorcycling history to travel the lanes of Essex. The five flat tankers were Triumph, BSA, Raleigh, Sunbeam and a Humber displaying maybe the best of 1920’s bikes but certainly some of the most resilient. Belt drive and  chain drive with various engine sizes. … Read More…

July Section notes

Posted on - October 31st, 2017

May Club night was a showing of DVD’s supplied by Paul Fletcher of some amusing and instructional subjects related to motorcycling appreciated by all. The main event of May was the Eric Hodkinson Memorial Run. This was aimed at the pre-31 machines that Eric loved but later machines also competed. The run was of some … Read More…

June Section Notes

Posted on - June 8th, 2017

Essex Section Notes June 2017 April’s Club night was a talk by the Museum of Power. This museum is located in a disused water company pumping station with steam driven water pumps. It has had support from the Ford Motor company and holds many exhibits of engines from them. The Museum of Power is also … Read More…

March Section Notes

Posted on - March 4th, 2017

Essex Section Notes March 2017 January club night was the AGM when all members of the committee stood down. All committee members were available for the next year with the exception of Heather Gulliver our treasurer. The committee was re-elected with the addition of John Beckinsale and Dave Iszard. John has offered to take over … Read More…

September Section notes

Posted on - August 28th, 2016

Essex Section Notes September 2016 Our runs in July included a short evening run to the Ship and Anchor where a Bar B Q was waiting for the riders. The Ship and Anchor very generously gave all profit to the club for our charity and along with the raffle raised some £100. Thanks to our … Read More…

July 2016

Posted on - August 21st, 2016

Essex Section Notes July 2016 Old trains are an interest to all of us who try to keep old vehicles working and on the road. May club night we were treated to a talk by the Colne Valley Railway director. The railway is based in Great Yeldham and runs steam and early diesel locos over … Read More…