AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Members bike of the month:

Richard R’s 1952 Tele-rigid G3L (Comments Off on Richard R’s 1952 Tele-rigid G3L)

10/15/15 •

Here is the winner of the section’s stand at the 2015 Copdock Show, held at the Suffolk Showground October4th. This motorcycle was restored to its original specification in 2004 by the previous owner, who did an excellent job.  The current, third, owner of the bike bought it about two years ago with a thick preservative […]

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Welcome to the East Suffolk Section of the AJS & Matchless Owners’ Club

The Owners’ Club gets you in contact with fellow enthusiasts through one of the largest and, we think, the best of the one-make classic clubs !

The East Suffolk section of the AJS and MOC was formed in 1997 and quickly grew to the stage that we were able to undertake the organisation of the annual rally of the Owners’ Club at a site near Woodbridge only ten years later.

For those interested the club history can be found here

Please take time to browse around the site. Perhaps you’ll be able to come along to a meet up – you would be most welcome. Ownership of a bike of the marque is not a necessary requirement – just interest and enthusiasm!
We’re a friendly bunch and meet informally each month at Seckford Golf Club near Woodbridge, for a pleasant chat, mainly about bikes of course, and we also have weekend and evening runs and other events. If you need it, there is a broad range of experience in the Section to help with advice or assist with technical problems.

We meet at The Douglas Bader pub, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3SL on the  second Wednesday each month at 7.30 pm.

Here’s what we’ve been doing lately:

The end of the year and the festivities all done and enjoyed! The Glow worm Supper, an annual fixture we look forward to, rounded off the successful evening runs programme at the end of November when we enjoyed a really good meal at the Douglas Bader. Then at the December party night, Richard set some tough quiz questions, from the motorcycling to more general ones, with the joint Quiz Cup winners being Peter and Storm. The generous buffet provided by the landlord and the raffle concluded the evening. Lest it seem we are totally a fair-weather eating section, we do also try to get out on the roads. Some members usually enjoy riding over to Boxford in December to watch the Eastern Fourstroke Association pre-65 trial, taking the chance to get a last bracing run before Christmas. This year though, the trial was abandoned on the day after heavy overnight rain. Then, our better hopes for the post-Christmas Cold Turkey Run were similarly dashed by horizontal sleet, rain and flooded roads. However, t2he Boxford event was re-arranged for February 25th, and a ride over to watch was on a lovely bright day, in contrast to the December date
At the AGM in January, Pete, the money man, reported satisfactory finances and announced the subs will be pegged at £5 for another year. The members were so thrilled they immediately re-elected him and John, the secretary without delay. However, there were no nominations for the position of Chairman, but the position will be filled as soon as possible. This year, Albert has stepped aside after holding the post for twenty years and was both surprised and delighted to be presented with an engraved tankard in recognition of this. In his thanks, he said that the current size and success of the section is nothing short of amazing. “When six of us met and decided to form the section, I never envisaged that membership might grow to any more than a dozen.” Since he could not be present, the presentation to Richard marking his retirement after many years of committee duties was made in February. The awards of the Quiz Cup and the Bits-in-the-bag Trophy were both collected by Pete Ranson, the Chairman’s Cup went to Christine Dykes and Member of the Year was Andy Poulson.
May your wheels turn smoothly in 2018–we look forward to seeing you out on the road. Further Section news, as it happens, on our website.