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 […]

Alternative Rally 2017 – Click Here

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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 Seckford Golf Club. Seckford Hall Road, Great Bealings, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6NT on the  second Wednesday each month at 7.30 pm.

Here’s what we’ve been doing lately:

31st May 2017

The Section meetings for the summer months are at the Seckford golf club and there was a good number of members there in May to try out the very pleasant surroundings. We caught up on recent events and then spent quite a bit of time discussing details about the organisation of the Alternative rally in October. Several members have put themselves forward to help run the weekend, something we’ll go into in more detail in the next month or two as we set up a working group. Since the rally will be only a few days after our appearance with the Section display stand at the Copdock bike show, it will need careful planning to be sure that the weight of the work doesn’t fall on the same few shoulders.
The Sunday run in the middle of the month was led by John along the peninsula to Shotley to have a bite of lunch at the pub there and enjoy watching all the sailing activity on the river. A few days later, Rob Day was in charge of the evening run, and led a large contingent of over a dozen to the Cretingham Bell—one of our favourite spots with plenty of outside space to sit and natter whilst we enjoy the evening sun.
The Charity run on Bank holiday weekend was this year changed from Monday to Sunday after clashes for the last two years with the local Kettleburgh jumble, which seemed to have reduced the numbers on the run. The run is over a 75-mile route in two parts with a coffee-stop halfway and this year it raised £80 for our charity collection. At the finishing point, the White Hart at Otley, after the first few riders had arrived, there was concern when news came through that there had been a spill. One of the riders, David, had come off with gravel on a bend and both he and his machine had finished up in a deep ditch. Fortunately, he wasn’t injured, but whilst the emergency services were checking the rider over, the lads tried to get the bike up. The bike, an immaculate Excelsior Manxman, was neatly wedged along the bottom of the vee-shape of the ditch and it proved impossible to get at, so a breakdown truck had to come and recover it and they took him home. Amazingly, David reported that the bike was completely unharmed by its adventure, but we’re giving him the Off-Road Achievement award in compensation for spoiling his day!