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 […]


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:

 Section News

November’s club night was a lively affair, the first in the winter pattern of events being provided by Mick Dykes with another “Bits in a Bag” evening, the bags containing all sorts of bafflement from all the models in the marque. There was the usual studious silence whilst the bags circulated, followed by comparison of answers (or blanks) whilst he revealed the answers. It was a tough test and with no others close, all credit to Peter and Storm, the only ones to have full scores, so they were declared joint winners and will be presented with the Groper’s Trophy at the AGM in January. Unusually, Mick hadn’t slipped in a “foreigner” this year!

The local section of the vintage club had passed us details of a proposed trip next March to the National motorcycle museum, with names required to be in by the end of the month. Also circulating was the list for ordering section clothing, which Albert wanted to send in quickly for delivery in December, so there was quite a lot of paper being passed around at the same time. Amazingly, the clothing order was delivered only a little more than a week later, so was available for distribution for the Glow-worm Supper later in November. When we’d been deciding the programme, as the Douglas Bader had fitted us in so well when we needed to find a new base in the summer, Mel had been suggested we could look at the possibility of having the meal there since they would have the Christmas menu on. That proved to be a good choice as the meal was really excellent.

There was a bit of a mix-up of dates earlier at the venues for our local jumbles. Great Blakenham and Kettleburgh, having struggled to avoid both Remembrance Sunday and plot night, both finished up running on the same Sunday at the end of October. There was a normal attendance at Kettleburgh, which draws in a much wider customer net, covering as it does bikes, cars, commercials and agricultural machinery, (including a grey Fergie in running order) but only two or three section members were spotted, so maybe the rest all went to Blakenham. December club night will have the traditional festive party atmosphere, with a Quiz and a raffle, (but do leave space for the buffet supper to follow) then the year ends with the Cold Turkey Run on 27th December, ending as quickly as possible in the warmth of the White Hart at Otley