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:
2nd April 2017
At the section AGM early in the New Year, the charity selected for our support this year was the Stroke Association and the raffle of a voucher for bike insurance at the film night in February kick-started this year’s collection with a total of £51. We shall be adding to this with the proceeds of our monthly draw at section meetings and of course, the Charity run at the end of May is the main event. In addition, we shall to add to the fund by raffling a copy of the book ”AJS of Wolverhampton” that has been kindly donated. The intention was that we should do the raffle at the section meeting in March after the main business of the evening, deciding details of the summer programme. However, that plan went by the way when the barman casually mentioned to someone getting a refill of his glass, ”Oh, by the way, I was asked to tell you, we shall be closing the clubhouse at the end of the month.”, so talk was immediately diverted to finding an alternative watering-hole for the future.
Several suggestions have been followed up, and by the following day, we had secured the use of the bar area at the imposing Seckford Hall hotel in Woodbridge for the April meeting, at least. Thanks to our Social secretary, Mel for the swift solution. More detail about a venue for the future will be announced when we meet. We’d heard a few months ago that the Golf club had applied for outline permission to develop some land at the back of the car park, so were not completely surprised but hadn’t heard it was going ahead so imminently. The plans apparently also involve re-planning the golf course, so the decision to close the entire site is probably on grounds of site and access safety, although the golfers must be a bit fed up, to say the least, at being shut out at short notice for at least six months, the whole of the summer,
We can look forward confidently to the whole of our summer, though, with riding activity starting after Easter on 23rd April with our shakedown event, the Treasure Hunt. A group will ride the following week to join the inter-section meet in Essex organised by our neighbours, the North Essex group and then the first evening run ends the month. All we need is the sunshine and we’re headed for the open road!