AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Section Notes 15th March 2010

15th March 2010
Section Report-East Suffolk

The East Suffolk winter programme as published included two items that eagle-eyed readers now realise didn’t happen. A group visit was planned to the observatory at Orwell Park, but that fell victim to the heavy snow in January. We’d previously enjoyed a visit some years ago on a clear winter night with brilliant stars standing out like chapel hat-pegs, but as the observatory has no heating, it was just not sensible to go in this year’s sub-zero temperatures, so we shall have to arrange a new date, probably next winter The other item was a first aid session with an ex-member who’s a St.John’s instructor, but he’s been off work for weeks with a broken arm, (!!) so that, too, will happen next year .

Now, turning to what we have been doing, a fine turnout of members filled the room at the Three Horseshoes, Charsfield at the end of February to enjoy an excellent pub lunch. Then the last one on the winter programme, on 20th of March, will be at the Mill House, at Saxstead near Framlingham and a good crowd is expected. The programme for the summer’s events was outlined at the March club meeting and it’s amusing to note that, despite planning to reduce the number of runs, the list is as full as before after a few extras crept in. The full events list is available from Richard or on the website for computer buffs. Robin announced that he would be away touring abroad for the rest of the year, and promises to send us news from time to time. A sign of better weather was the number of bikes outside and the attendance at the meeting hit a new record, but we’re looking forward to lighter nights, when it will be possible to open the doors and enjoy the pub’s garden again.

The first sighting of massed Section members on the move will be the run to the inter-section gathering at the Sible Hedingham White Horse (April 18) and there could possibly be a few newly-fettled bikes to see- we already know of one lightweight nearing completion. Then the pace really hots up, with Pete organising the Treasure-Hunt the following weekend, then the first evening run is only days later. Also, we’re invited to join the North Essex Section for a visit to a Rolls-Royce restoration workshop on 24th. Heigho, for the open road !