AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Members bike of the month:

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

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 layer [...]

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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 Waldringfield 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 Waldringfield Golf Club. Newbourne Road, Waldringfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4PT on the  second Wednesday each month at 7.30 pm.
For directions to Waldringfield Golf Club, please click here.

Here’s what we’ve been doing lately:

31st J uly 2016                                           Section News
Early in July, it seemed as if most of the active members of of the Section were to be seen lined up alongside their P and J on the village green at the village of Friston which, for a number of years now, has organised Classics on the Green, an informal gathering for cars and bikes.. Owners of all sorts of classics come and go during the afternoon and evening, and there must have been be more than a hundred on show so, with refreshments available and the pub open, everyone has a fine time.,
A few dayslater, Dave led an early run to have breakfasts at the cafe at Stradishall, south of Newmarket, popular with both motorcyclists and cyclists.  Unfortunately, several of the regulars were unable to go, and they missed an ideal soft summer day for riding the deserted roads through the attractive mid-Suffolk villages around Long Melford and Cavendish.
An annual fixture in the evening run diary is the run, led by Jim this year, down to the station buffet at Manningtree where we met up with our friends from the North Essex section, At saddling-up time, the sky was overcast, but with waterproofs at the ready, I set off.  However, riding over the Orwell bridge, there was a really strong buffeting wind and the blackest cloud imaginable could be seen over Ipswich. Fortunately, whilst we were assembling it slid away without threatening our run, which was in warm sunshine, but it was no surprise that the members from Ipswich missed the event. There was a better turnout from North Essex, who arrived after us, having had a country run on the way and it was good to catch up and chat with them. The other recent evening run was piloted by Little Peter who had planned an enjoyable route via Framlingham and Yoxford up to finish at the Bell at Middleton, where we all sat and stood chatting outsidethe pub until it was time to head off into the dusk.
Talking of time, there is still time to call Albert and book a ticket for the barbecue on August 6th in the lovely garden at Maison Dykes, Christine and Mick’s house.
Early in July, it seemed as if most of the active members of of the Section were to be seen lined up alongside their P and J on the village green at the village of Friston which, for a number of years now, has organised Classics on the Green, an informal gathering for cars and bikes.. Owners of all sorts of classics come and go during the afternoon and evening, and there must have been be more than a hundred on show so, with refreshments available and the pub open, everyone has a fine time.,
A few dayslater, Dave led an early run to have breakfasts at the cafe at Stradishall, south of Newmarket, popular with both motorcyclists and cyclists.  Unfortunately, several of the regulars were unable to go, and they missed an ideal soft summer day for riding the deserted roads through the attractive mid-Suffolk villages around Long Melford and Cavendish.
An annual fixture in the evening run diary is the run, led by Jim this year, down to the station buffet at Manningtree where we met up with our friends from the North Essex section, At saddling-up time, the sky was overcast, but with waterproofs at the ready, I set off.  However, riding over the Orwell bridge, there was a really strong buffeting wind and the blackest cloud imaginable could be seen over Ipswich. Fortunately, whilst we were assembling it slid away without threatening our run, which was in warm sunshine, but it was no surprise that the members from Ipswich missed the event. There was a better turnout from North Essex, who arrived after us, having had a country run on the way and it was good to catch up and chat with them. The other recent evening run was piloted by Little Peter who had planned an enjoyable route via Framlingham and Yoxford up to finish at the Bell at Middleton, where we all sat and stood chatting outsidethe pub until it was time to head off into the dusk.
Talking of time, there is still time to call Albert and book a ticket for the barbecue on August 6th in the lovely garden at Maison Dykes, Christine and Mick’s house.