AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Section Notes 26th October 2015

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26h Oct  2015
As it was being held so conveniently close to us, five members took the opportunity and rode up to the Alternative Jampot rally at Sutton, Norfolk at the beginning of October, thoroughly enjoying a great weekend, with the same warm and sunny weather we were experiencing back in Suffolk at the Copdock show. They reported the rally site was excellent and it was well-attended. Instead of joining the advertised rally run to Yarmouth, however, they and some of the Fenrunners enjoyed a trip from Aylsham on the Bure Valley narrow gauge railway,
A couple of months ago, the secretary, Maurice had a letter in the Jampot magazine regarding the annual Inter-section meet, in which he asked for views on possible changes to the venue or date in view of the recent poor attendance by other sections. At October clubnight, however, he reported that he had not had any responses the letter. After some discussion, it was agreed that if there was always going to be a clash of dates between the usual date for the meet, the nationally-promoted “Ride-It” day and the Stafford show now held on the same weekend, it would be better to have the meet on a different one. We could still support “Ride-it Day” with an event of our own, and organise the inter-section meet a few weeks later. The committee will also investigate if alternatives to the venue are possible.
To round off the summer’s programme of evening runs, the Glow worm Supper was again held at the Red Lion in Martlesham with a record number of 27 enjoying an excellent meal. There have been some memorable runs this year and all credit is due to the run-leaders who continue to lead us down obscure lanes and find new pubs where we finish the run.
During the winter part of the programme, these runs are replaced with a series of pub lunches towards the end of each month. These lunches are always convivial occasions and all are welcome, but it is as well to check that the details are as advertised. In October, the first of these was at the Coach and Horses at Melton, very busy as it’s so popular, but we all enjoyed the meal together. The lovely dry autumn weather the following day was ideal for a ride up to the popular Kettleburgh Jumble and, as the clocks had gone back that morning, there were several of our members there bright and early, looking for bargains soon after it opened at eight.