night for a ride, although hot, the weather
cooled somewhat for the evening ride out,
and of course there was no rain. 6 members
turned up at Washbrook services for the
short ride to the Kersey Bell.
of members were met at the destination.
Andrea turned up late, making the tally
10, where we gave her detention by getting
her to write 100 times “ I must not be late”,
I think she enjoyed being disciplined.
a great evening was had by all, Drinking,
sharing stories and general banter ( well
we had to with Colin S being present ).
However, even though Simon and his better
half wanted food…….well that’s another long
We all wished each other a safe
drive home and hopefully we all did get
evening with Pete Harrison from the East Angian Air
And presentation of cheque by the branch
Christmas Raffle Club Night. 12th Dec.
Framlingham Sausage Fest
8th October 2017
Café for ride to Framlingham Sausage Festival
Café in Ipswich was our designated meeting
arrival at 09:15, and no-one else there,
I wondered if I had the right place, but
thankfully I had, when 7 other bikers all
S, our organiser for the run, took a seat
after ordering his mighty Full English Breakfast,
the rest of us sat on in awe. The rest of
us had teas and coffees and one couple poached
egg on toast.
had finished, so we all set off for Framlingham
and all those luverly sausages.
headed us in the right direction where the
route he had chosen took us off the main
roads for a great ride through the Suffolk
Countryside, glorious, even the weather
looked kind (better than last Sunday at
the Copdock show)
short way from Framlingham, Tony S met us
to take us on to our VIP parking spot right
next to the castle, where we all arrived
securely left our bikes, we rushed to buy
our tickets for the festival, which was
extremely well attended by so many people.
I was disappointed that we had to queue
for out tastings, but nonetheless it was
consuming some of the wares, we were invited
to Tony’s house where we all partook of
a cup of tea and coffee. Thanks very much
Tony and Mrs Tony.
resting our weary bones, we made our way
back up the hill, where I said my goodbyes
to everyone (who started queuing for more
tasters as I had to be home for a facetime
session with my grandchildren.)
and Tony, pointed me in the right direction
where I straight away found myself on the
correct route home.
to Colin for organising and leading.
to Tony for arranging the VIP parking
finally, thanks to all that turned up making
it a really great day.
Breakfast run again to Langford. 3/9/17
At 09:30 3 members had a lovely ride from the Tollgate Centre
Colchester to the Old Mill House Hotel, for another great
Whilst Adrian and I had a lighter meal (as we were due to
have lunch a little later) Paul Had the medium full English with Toast and Tea,
all for the massive sum of £6.
The breakfast was with us in no time after ordering and of
the same good quality. We then stayed there having a great old natter over all
manner of things.
On our return, Paul overtook me at one turn, and thinking he
did that to get a better view round the corner whilst turning right at Great
Totham, I let him lead.
It was only after we both arrived home that he told me his
clutch cable had snapped. I think he had to work very hard in changing gear
without a clutch.
He arrived home safely and fortunately had a spare clutch
cable in his box of bits.
Adrian on the other hand let me know that his engine was
running lumpy by the time he arrived home too.
I do hope that my initial “Breaking Clutch Cable” germ has
not spread to Paul and manifested itself into and engine virus
Great time even though the problems.
Jim and Eric's Fish 'n' Chip Run.
the 18th saw one of the hottest days of
the year so far, so ideal weather for putting
on the biking gear and finding some fish
About 15 or so turned
up at washbrook services, there was little
shade to hide from the rising temperature.
At about 11 o'clock we set off, Jim leading
the way through the Suffolk countryside.
warm ride with lots of bugs for company,
we all managed to stay together and arrived
at our destination in Diss, Norfolk. As
Eric had forewarned the chip shop of our
intentions we were all waved at from the
owner of the Fairgreen Fish Bar as we rode
Parking the bikes in the little
car park we mostly did our own thing, some
opted for chips, others went to the Angel
café. Finding shade to consume our meals
was top priority and there wasn't much around.
on some of us needed a beer to cool down,
the Cock Inn just down the road, not a good
choice of beers and expensive, but nice
and relaxing all the same. Eventually everyone
drifted off and made their way home or somewhere?
in all a nice little run out, just a bit
too warm for jackets! Thanks go to Eric
and Jim for all their efforts in organising
Good Friday and the boy and I, well the boy's idea really, thought an
early morning run to Aldeburgh would be nice. Left at 0900, early enough, and
went Woodbridge, Melton, Eyke, Rendlesham, Tunstall, Snape and down into
Aldeburgh, Thought it would be chillier so wore my Dennis the Menace wool shirt
which I'm told makes me look fat (ter) but the journey turned out warm and
sunny. We fancied a look at this American themed diner and got there just
before the 1000 opening. Very good breakfast, nice coffee and friendly hosts,
passed a pleasant hour. Not much traffic going, more returning which took the
gloss off the ride but never mind. Forgot to get pics of the bikes as a chap
stopped to chat, He used to have the use of a Black Shadow and as is often the
way with motorcycling told us the story of how he kew the people who started
making the Avon Fairings, in a chicken shed initially apparently. His friends
and he all got ones custom made for their bikes. Funny how these stories reach
out to you.
LAs I said, hope this works ok
Photos are of group ready for breakfast ride to the Old Mill house hotel at
Unfortunately I took this photo before everyone had
Weather was great, a little chilly first thing, but still had a good
ride down the windy country lanes
Breakfast took an awful long time to
arrive at the hotel, but was of its usual very good quantity and
Return journey was lovely and warm in the October
This is the ride to Tattingstone Whitel Horse, which also turned out to be
run to 'Revved Up' tea bar. Walton - on - Sea.
George and Dragon
4th Tuesday run and what a wonderful night
it was, ideal temperature for riding after
a very warm day.
a great turnout too, 11 bikes....mostly
from Suffolk Area.....(shame on all you
Essex members )
member had to come by car as her husband
was too tired to move things out of the
garage to let her get her bike out. tut
were varied, from finding out how to lower
my tick over on my bike, to jokes that are
too blue to print.....
certainly have progressed in our turnouts,
many more now attending than a couple of
years ago, so please..... keep it up
forward to seeing you and any new or potential
Chairman and Social Secretary
Run to Shotley.