Up Dates from the Secretary Simon Enticknap

September 17th, 2021

Our next club night will be Wednesday 13th October at The Bell Inn Pub Main Road, Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8RF, usual start time of 20.00. We have something a little more unusual to tempt you out this month. Apart from the usual opportunity to ride, talk and look at your and others pride and joy, we have managed to coax Ben Wright of Wickford Motor Services to come along and share some of his experiences when MOT’ing Bikes and Cars. Ben has tested most of the Motorcycles in the Wickford area including a number of our members classics and this promises to be a very interesting and interactive session. I am sure that he will be happy to take any questions around the test process that you may have.

  • Early notice that November club night John and Ann Beckinsale will be hosting their very popular annual quiz night so a great opportunity to impress all your friends and colleagues with your expert general knowledge about life, the universe and everything – oh and there’s a round all about Bikes too!

Sunday October 3rd Lelly Run

Further Details

Lesley Willmore has agreed to lead a run starting at the Tesco Maldon CM9 4LE 9.30 for a 10.00 prompt start. Total length will be circa 75 miles with a coffee stop at Abberton reservoir, Lunch stop at the Thatchers Arms Mount Bures and ending at The View Tea rooms Heybridge. The weather looks like it could be kind so why not join her?

  • Sunday 17th October
  • Annual bone shaker ride (first year) ride for all motorcycles with either rigid, plunger or sprung hub rear suspension. A ride aimed at any older bikes pre-swinging arm rear suspension (we will be checking!). 
  • Meet at Tesco Maldon CM9 4LE 10.00 for a 10.30AM start  Coffee stop, Lunch stop Mars bar and Pee stop (neither of which are provided)  Approximately 40 mile round trip. Room for trailer parking at Dave’s house four miles from Tesco’s  – Further details Dave Iszard 07543901340 
  • Other events
    • Member Alan Williams has asked me to let other members know about the following three events:-
  • Sunday 26th September
  • Pre 1931 Flat tank run from Romney Marsh Kent – Start time 11.00 check the Sunbeam Motorcycle Club for further details. Alan is entering a 1902 Minerva.
  • Sunday October 3rd
  • 8AM START AT TATTENHAM CORNER, EPSOM. Pre 1915 Bikes, Finish at Brighton City Airport. For more details Google Sunbeam Motorcycle Club. Alan will be entering a 1904 Kerry. 
  • 7th November Veteran Car Club annual London to Brighton run
  • This is now open to selected pre 1905 motorcycles. It starts at 6.40 am on 7th November from Hyde Park in central London. Alan will be there on his 1903 Quadrant. 
  • I have followed this a few times and it’s a great opportunity to get up close and personal with some wonderful classic vehicles as they drive down to Brighton.
  • If anyone would like further details feel free to email Alan on alan_paul.williams@outlook.com

Next years runs

I sent round a copy of the ride list for next year’s runs looking for volunteers, and a couple of people have already put their names forward. Attached is the most up to date copy – take a look and think about whether you might be able to lead a run for the section. If you want to chat it through first just have a word with me or one of the other committee members at the next club night. The dates are only indicative so don’t worry if you can’t do that date but could maybe do something at another time/day – just let me know.

  • That’s all from me for this month – it’s really good to start to see all the new activities slowly getting back to normal.

Keep safe

Simon