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Every Tuesday

EACC and FMCC meeting at the Half Moon, Walton, Felixstowe.  Map
From around 9:30pm.
 

21st April (Easter Sunday)

VMCC Cyclemotor Section The Welsh Run from Castle Street Car Park, Abergavenny, 10:30am.  Map
Philippa Wheeler: .

26th–28th April (morning only on the Sunday)

15th Northern Spain Motorcycle & Cycle Fair Villabañez Exhibition Hall, Castañeda, Northern Spain.  Map
Close to the ferry ports of Bilbao & Santander, well worth a visit if you are in the area, a nice little fair now in its 15th year & growing in size.  Last year there were lots of interesting machines on show, around 40 stalls with autojumble: new & second-hand parts, various collectors’ bits & pieces, bric-a-brac, etc.  Around 100 motor cycles & mopeds on show + around 50 bicycles; approximately 50 machines for sale, entry 2 euros.

Click for FBHVC website

Ride it Day

Every year the FBHVC has its Drive it/Ride it Day on the Sunday nearest to St George’s Day.
The aim of Drive it Day is to increase public awareness of Vintage and Classic vehicles by having as many as possible on the road for one day.  There are many events—see the Federation Website—www.fbhvc.co.uk—for more details.  Several museums have arranged special parking areas and reduced admission fees for anyone arriving in or on an old vehicle.  Or you can just take your old vehicle along to whatever you’d be doing anyway: going to work, going shopping, anything.

28th April—Ride it Day

Note: the 2019 Drive it Day will be a week later than normal to avoid Easter Sunday.

28th April

Suitable for cyclemotors

Cyclemotor-friendly

This looks like another route that’s suitable for cyclemotors: there’s a spur up to Happisburgh that can be omitted to shorten the route and, being by the coast and the Broads, it’s flat enough not to need LPA.

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A Village Hall Event

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The first Norfolk Coast & Broad Run.  This is an EACC ride that goes from the Village Hall, Repps with Bastwick, NR29 4RB.  Map
This is just South of Potter Heigham on the A149 Yarmouth to Cromer road and only five miles from the A47 at Acle.  It is a village hall based event where there will be tea, coffee, biccies ,and toilet facilities before and after the run.  There’s plenty of parking for bikes, vans, and trailers.  The hall will be open from 9:30 (it is hoped that Danny from Mopedland will be there with a small selection of his vast stock—or phone him with orders to save postage.  Other stalls or jumble will be welcome.  The ride leaves at 11:00am; lunch stop is at the Pleasure Boat Inn, Hickling. It’s a run of about 29 miles via the coast road.  All welcome.  Free day membership available.
Dave Watson on , or .

28th April (provisional date)

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Suitable for cyclemotors

VMCC Cyclemotor Section The Nasty Run from the Rising Sun, Hall's Green, SG4 7DR (TL275286 on Landranger sheet 166).  Map
Meet at 10:30am.
This will be following its traditional route through gently rolling Hertfordshire countryside.  The full route, which passes through the village of Nasty, is 26 miles.  There is a shorter version of 19 miles, missing out the Nasty bit, designed for cyclemotors and lower powered machines.  For more information call Chris on .

1st May (Wednesday)

EACC South East Moped Enthusiasts Mole Valley Run.  Meet at 10:30 for 11:00 start from Haroldslea Drive at the junction with Balcombe Road (B2036), Horley, Surrey, RH6 9DT.  Map
Limited on-street parking.  38 miles of pleasantly rural and gently undulating Surrey and W Sussex lanes, lunch at a hamlet pub on the way.
Further details from Mike Follows or .

5th May

EACC South East Moped Enthusiasts The South Downs Run, meet up at the Civic Approach car park, behind the library, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AR.  Map
10:30 for a 11:00 departure.
Contact: Martin or Sharon Wikner on or or

6th May (Bank Holiday Monday)

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Suitable for cyclemotors

VMCC Cyclemotor Section May Bug Buzz from The Swan, Radcot Bridge, Oxfordshire.  Map
Meet at 10:30am.
Information from Alan Hummerstone on .
(We’re guessing that this will be suitable for cyclemotors because Alan himself regularly rides one.)

12th May

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EACC Mid-Shires Inaugural Run (incorporating the Duloe Daffodil Dash) from the Harbour View Café at Grafham Water.  Map
The Duloe Daffodil Dash usually took place in March but, as the village hall has been demolished, there’s a new start & finish location at Grafham Water car park and a suitably adjusted route; the Mid-Shires section’s inaugural ride will now take place on 12 May.  It’s a 40-mile ride stopping for lunch at the Fox and Hounds in Riseley, the event will follow the Duloe format and be a relaxed and easy-going event albeit slightly later in the year with (we hope) more clement weather.
If you want full details, a route plan, and a map, just e-mail Ray at .

12th May

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Suitable for cyclemotors

VMCC Cyclemotor Section The Postcombe Run at 10:30am from England’s Rose, Postcombe, OX9 7DP,  Map
Information from Alan Hummerstone on .
(Alan himself regularly rides a cyclemotor so it’s a safe assumption that this will be suitable for cyclemotors.)


19th May

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A Village Hall Event

EACC 37th East Anglian Run from Lord Thurlow village hall.  Map
The Village Hall in Great Ashfield 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.
All welcome - free Day Membership if you're not an EACC member.
For more information. e-mail: .

19th May

EACC Wiltshire Section: The Merkins Café Run from Merkins Café, Merkins Farm, Bradford Leigh, BA15 2RW.  Map
Arrival time is normally around 9:30am, departure on the run around 10am, the distance is about 34 miles and, as the name implies, has a very nice café on-site that lots of people take advantage of.
For further information contact Steve Hoffmann on or .

27th May (Bank Holiday Monday)

Ipswich Transport Museum

Sponsored by Iron:glazE

‘On Two Wheels’ Day at Ipswich Transport Museum for motor cycles, mopeds, and pedal cycles.  Map
10am to 4pm.  Reduced admission for anyone cycling or motorcycling to the event.
Sponsored by Iron:glazE.
More information later…

2nd June

VMCC Cyclemotor Section Greenway Run from the Stratton Arms, Turweston, Buckinghamshire.  Map
Meet at 10:30am.
The name ‘The Greenway Run’ commemorates Stan Greenway, a pioneer member of the VMCC Cyclemotor Section.
Information from Mark: , or Clive: .

7th to 9th June

The EACC Northern Camping Weekend near Rotherham, South Yorkshire
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.
More information later.  John Bann: 01709 961434 or

12th June (Wednesday)

VMCC Cyclemotor Section Box Hill Revisited, 10:30am from the Surrey Oaks, Parkgate, Newdigate, RH5 5DZ.  Map
Please check in case of alterations
Vic:

22nd & 23rd June

EACC South East Moped Enthusiasts East to West Side Adventure starting from Crimdon Dene Coastal Path (near Hartlepool)    Map
For the third and final time, this adventure sets off on at around 10:30am and makes its way across the country to an overnight halt at Alston.  The following morning the journey continues to Whitehaven in Cumbria.  Similar to the ‘established’ route but with some interesting deviations, up-to-date instructions, and a more traffic-friendly ride into Whithaven.  It’s more than a run, it’s an adventure in some very scenic parts of the country with the chance to meet up with friends both old and new.
For more details please contact Martin or Sharon Wikner on or or

22nd & 23rd June

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24th annual meeting of the Motobécane Club de France 2019 in Brittany
Takes place in the Espace Saint Michel in the center of Pluvigner, in the department of Morbihan.  Map
Local organisation by Autos–Motos d’Époque—Club Atlantique (AMECA).  The Espace Saint Michel will be the site for gathering, the exhibition, meals, and the departures & arrivals of the two rides.  One ride on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday morning.  Owners of old ‘classics’ of other brands are also invited to join in.
More details and a booking form on our downloads page.

3rd July (Wednesday)

EACC South East Moped Enthusiasts Royal Run.  Meet at 10:30 for 11:00 start from Goldsmith Leisure Centre, main car park, off Eridge Road (A26), Crowborough, E Sussex, TN6 2TN.  Map
30 miles of East Sussex lanes, passing around Tunbridge Wells, lunch at a village pub or café on the way.
Further details from Mike Follows or .

7th July

VMCC Cyclemotor Section Bikes in Beds Run from the Bell Inn, High Street, Little Addington, Northants, NN14 4BD.  Map
Meet at 10:30am for this 33-mile ride.
Hugh Gallagher: or .

14th July

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A Village Hall Event

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EACC Seventeenth Peninsularis Run and Mopedjumble from Bucklesham Village Hall.  Map
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 make contact if you'd like to book a jumble spot in the hall or the car park ( or tel: ).  The jumble opens 9:30am, the run sets off at 11:00am, the jumble re-opens at 2:00pm when the run returns.
All welcome - free Day Membership if you're not an EACC member.

21st July

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EACC Reservoir Dogs Moped Run has a change in format this year.  As before, it will be starting from The Bungalow Diner in Marks Tey: 45 London Road, CO6 1EB.  Map
Then the normal 11:00am start but this year’s run will take a different route.  It will be crossing the reservoir as usual but the lunch stop will be at the Colne Light lightship, which is moored at Hythe Quay, Colchester.  The Sea Cadets will be have the lightship open for a look around plus tea, coffee, and the best sausage and bacon rolls for miles around.  A local car group, Roman Roadsters (mostly classic cars and the occasional old notor cycle) has a meeting on the same day, so it should be a fun day for all.  The return route is not fully decided yet but will most likely cross another reservoir.  The distance will be the usual 20 miles out and 15 return.  Please e-mail Richard if you are interested: so he has an idea of how many riders to cater for.
All welcome - free Day Membership if you're not an EACC member.

28th July

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Suitable for cyclemotors

EACC Suffolk Section CARD Run from Iliffe Way Car Park, Stowmarket.  Map
CARD means Cyclemotors And Roller Drive, and this 20-mile ride should also be suitable for most electric bikes.
All welcome - free Day Membership if you're not an EACC member.
For more information. e-mail: .

7th August (Wednesday)

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Suitable for cyclemotors

EACC South East Moped Enthusiasts Marsh ‘Owlers’ Run, meet 10.30 for 11.00am start from Dungeness Old Lighthouse/RHDR station car park, TN29 9NA.  Map
A 37-mile meander on the quiet Romney Marsh roads.  This is the only completely flat route that the SEME ride during their season.  It’s an ideal opportunity to bring out your ’Solex, cyclemotor, or other low-powered machine.  It will be ridden at the speed of the slowest participant.  Lunch will be on the ride in a marsh hamlet pub.
Further details from Mike Follows or .

11th August

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A Village Hall Event

The 7th EACC Peter Smith Memorial Periwinkle Run from Cottered Village Hall, SG9 9QL  Map
The start will be from Cottered Village Hall as usual; the hall will be open from 9:30am and and the ride will set of at 11:00am.  The goes through some of the prettiest villages, lanes and roads in Hertfordshire.  It will be stopping at The Three Tuns public house in Great Hormead for lunch and a chinwag.  There will be a raffle as usual; if anyone would like to donate a prize, could they please bring it along on the day?  It would be greatly appreciated.
For more details contact Andy Cousins on or .

Everyone welcome—Free day membership if you're not an EACC member.

17th August

Brommerbeurs Hemrik
Indoor & Outdoor Market
Time: 8:00 to 3:00p.m.
Admission: €3.00
Play (grass plot) for children
Canteen with terrace.

Engbert Piersweg 4, 8409 JW Hemrik, The Netherlands.  Map

17th & 18th August

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Suitable for cyclemotors

EACC Lancashire Slow Riders CARD Ride Weekend
Two rides over the weekend over flat route suitable for cyclemotors and roller-drive machines—more details later.

18th August

EACC South East Moped Enthusiasts The Bluebell Run.  Meet up at the Horsted Keynes Station car park, Station Approach, Horsted Keynes RH17 7BB   Map
10:30 for a 11:00 departure.
Contact: Martin or Sharon Wikner on or or

25th August

Classics at the Pavilion.
All classic & vintage vehicles welcome at The Ogilvie Pavilion and Sports Ground, Thorpeness  Map
Gates open at 10:00am.  Free entry for public & exhibitors.  Bar, light refreshments and BBQ.
Contacts: Francis or Stuart

8th September

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A Village Hall Event

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EACC Sixteenth Coprolite Run & Mopedjumble from Bucklesham Village Hall  Map
to Felixstowe Ferry Boat Inn.
Full reception facilities and free refreshments on arrival.  A fully marked and classic local course to Felixstowe Ferry, and 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?  The explanation is in the course notes.  Please contact Mark if you’d like him to set you a spot in the hall or the car park (e-mail or telephone Mark Daniels on ).  The jumble opens 9:30am, the run sets off at 11:00am, the jumble re-opens at 2:00pm when the run returns.
All welcome - free Day Membership if you're not an EACC member.

8th September

VMCC Cyclemotor Section Lakes Run from the Manor Farm Tea Rooms, North Widcombe, Bishops Sutton, BS40 6HW  Map
10:30am.
Alan:

12th September (Thursday)

EACC Steeple Morden Run from The Fox & Duck in Arlesey Road, Stotfold, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 4HE.  Map
Meet at 10:00am for an 11 o’clock set off.  The route runs through three counties and is around 36 miles.  Mostly country lanes, a bit of B road, and an unavoidable stretch of the A507.  A bit hilly but rideable with LPA.  A convenient stopping off point is at the 355th USAF Memorial at Steeple Morden to adjust route sheets, plugs, etc.  Return around 1:30pm in time for lunch or whatever.
Free day membership for non-EACC members; all welcome.  Contact David Osborn or .

14th & 15th September

Moto Retro Weize
Biggest bike jumble in Belgium for old-timer bikes, spares, maintenance products, books, clothing, and accessories.
Oktoberhallen, 9280 Wieze.  Map
9:30 to 17:00.
Info:

22nd September

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A Village Hall Event

The 2nd Norfolk Broads Run.  A ride round the Norfolk Broads. This is an EACC ride that goes from the Village Hall, Repps with Bastwick, NR29 4RB.  Map
This is just South of Potter Heigham on the A149 Yarmouth to Cromer road and only five miles from the A47 at Acle.  It is a village hall based event, like the the Suffolk EACC events where there will be tea, coffee, biccies ,and toilet facilities before and after the run.  There’s plenty of parking for bikes, vans, and trailers.  The hall will be open from 9:30 (it is hoped that Danny from Mopedland will be there with a small selection of his vast stock—or phone him with orders to save postage.  Other stalls will be welcome.  The ride leaves at 11:00am; it’s about 28 miles long: a circular run around the Norfolk Broads area.  Lunch stop is at The Maltsters Ranworth.
Dave Watson on , or .

2nd October (Wednesday)

EACC South East Moped Enthusiasts River Valleys Run.  Meet 10:30 for 11:00 start from Edenbridge Leisure Centre car park, Wellingtonia Way, Edenbridge TN8 5LU.  Map
A 42-mile route around the Eden and Medway valleys.  Some gradients, one steep hill might mean a walk on a cyclemotor or low-powered machine.  Lunch stop at a village pub on the way.
Further details from Mike Follows or .

6th October

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EACC stand at the 28th Copdock Motorcycle Show.  Although it’s called Copdock Show, it hasn’t been at Copdock for many years.  The Show is at Trinity Park (aka Suffolk Showground) just east of Ipswich.  Map
As usual, the EACC will be putting on a lavish display on their club stand and, also as usual, the IceniCAM team will be helping out on the EACC stand.

6th October

Suitable for cyclemotors

100-miles: suitable for cyclemotors?

The VMCC 100-mile run was first run in 1985 and, in those days, nearly everyone did it on a cyclemotor.  The idea was that the run should be challenging; to experience that properly, you ought to ride a cyclemotor.  A quick three circuits on a moped before lunchtime isn't really what the event is about.

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A Village Hall Event

VMCC Cyclemotor Section 100-mile run from Quainton Memorial Hall, Station Road, Quainton, HP22 4BW.  Map
From 8:00am onwards.  The route is 33.3 miles, complete three circuits if you fancy the challenge of the 100 miles.
Laurie Erwood: .

13th October

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Suitable for cyclemotors

NACC North Herts Section—The Vincent Run.  This is a cycleway run of about 12 miles around Stevenage, so only for Cyclemotors & Mopeds under 50cc.  It starts at Fairlands Valley Park, Car Park, SG2 0BL  Map
A café and facilities are open from 9:30am at the start. 10:30am for 11:00am start.
Half way round we have a stop to see the birth place of ‘The World Famous Vincent HRD Motorcycles—built on this site between 1928–1955’.  Lunch will be available at a local pub.
Contact Chris Sawyer on or for details of this cycleway run for machines of 50cc and under only.

20th October

Moto Retro Leuven
The largest one-day bike jumble in Belgium.
Brabanthal, 3001 Leuven.  Map
9:30 to 17:00.
Info:

17th November

VMCC Cyclemotor Section Last of the Year Run and AGM from Peacehaven Farm, Ickford, Buckinghamshire.  Map
10:30am for the run.  2:00pm for the AGM.
Alan Hummerstone:

14th & 15th December

Central Classics motor cycle and moped jumble, Expo Houten, Meidoornkade 24, 3992 AE Houten (close to Utrecht).  Map
Three halls of stalls covering 10,000m², free parking.
Saturday 14 December: 10:00–17:00
Sunday 15 December: 10:00–16:00
Entry €10, (free for women and under-12s).

www.centralclassics.nl

Notes

Many events listed in this calendar are "closed to club members".  The EACC offers free day membership to visiting riders at all its rides.  The NACC, British Two-Stroke Club and the VMCC Cyclemotor Section also offer day membership at selected events, for which there is usually a charge.  The golden rule is: if you want to take part in an event listed here and you do not belong to the organising club, always contact the event organiser to see if you are permitted to take part.

Generally, riders of veteran and low powered machines are also welcome at these events.  Contact the event organiser for details.

Please call at a reasonable hour when telephoning for details of events (not forgetting the time difference if you're 'phoning another country).


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