AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Section Notes 29th June 2016

29th June 2016                                           Section News
No report appeared in the June Jampot as the deadline date was the day before our May Section meeting, when Dave Cook reported on the well-supported run to the Krazy Horse Cafe in Bury St Edmunds the previous Sunday. It’s a venue mainly supported by Harley riders and suchlike, big-bike fans, so all of us enjoyed a broadening experience, but the food was good and the ride was brilliant. Thanks to Dave for the suggested venue.
Maurice and Dave were our delegates to the International, travelling together to Holland and they report they enjoyed the event tremendously– a great rally.
The weather towards the end of May wasn’t generally very summery, but the run led by Jim Manning on a very pleasantly warm evening attracted fourteen riders to finish at the Cretingham Bell.
Unfortunately, the weather for the charity run on Spring Bank Holiday Monday was exceptionally bleak and cold, which resulted in very few riders from outside the section coming to the start. However, several riders commented back at the finishing point at Otley  that the route, which this year included some slightly less familiar roads in the Halesworth and Harleston areas, was the best to date. As usual, Peter provided the back-up service and thanks are also due to Richard  who helped check out the route in advance. Winner of the landlady’s choice was the 350 Ajay owned since he was a lad by our oldest member, a delighted Jack.
Our section always celebrates midsummer with a tradition of an evening trip to Aldeburgh to support the well-known fish-and-chip emporium there. Mick led the way as usual with Chris as co-pilot and the multitude all went across to sit in a row on the sea-wall to enjoy their food, with the seagulls awaiting any chance scraps. A walk along the main street to the pub rounded off the evening nicely. A week later Maurice’s evening run to the Claydon Greyhound was on the programme. His run to Claydon has been on the cards on a couple  of occasions in the past, but each time with poor weather he has had to shorten the route.  This year, though, in ideal summer conditions we got the full planned route, going up to Helmingham before returning via Stonham Aspel and Hemingstone.
At the June clubnight we were pleased to have a visit from two former members now resident in Frinton, John and Anne, accompanied by new neighbours who are also Essex club members. In the course of discussion about the planned rally in 2017, when we took soundings of the level of support likely, bearing in mind the Section’s commitment to the stand at the Copdock show the same weekend. It was decided that it would be better all round to move the rally weekend forward to the end of September, so Albert will follow this up with the site venue. Members were reminded that the Henham show will be back at Henham again this year and to get their entries in as soon as poss.
29th June 2016
No report appeared in the June Jampot as the deadline date was the day before our May Section meeting, when Dave Cook reported on the well-supported run to the Krazy Horse Cafe in Bury St Edmunds the previous Sunday. It’s a venue mainly supported by Harley riders and suchlike, big-bike fans, so all of us enjoyed a broadening experience, but the food was good and the ride was brilliant. Thanks to Dave for the suggested venue.
Maurice and Dave were our delegates to the International, travelling together to Holland and they report they enjoyed the event tremendously– a great rally.
The weather towards the end of May wasn’t generally very summery, but the run led by Jim Manning on a very pleasantly warm evening attracted fourteen riders to finish at the Cretingham Bell.
Unfortunately, the weather for the charity run on Spring Bank Holiday Monday was exceptionally bleak and cold, which resulted in very few riders from outside the section coming to the start. However, several riders commented back at the finishing point at Otley  that the route, which this year included some slightly less familiar roads in the Halesworth and Harleston areas, was the best to date. As usual, Peter provided the back-up service and thanks are also due to Richard  who helped check out the route in advance. Winner of the landlady’s choice was the 350 Ajay owned since he was a lad by our oldest member, a delighted Jack.
Our section always celebrates midsummer with a tradition of an evening trip to Aldeburgh to support the well-known fish-and-chip emporium there. Mick led the way as usual with Chris as co-pilot and the multitude all went across to sit in a row on the sea-wall to enjoy their food, with the seagulls awaiting any chance scraps. A walk along the main street to the pub rounded off the evening nicely. A week later Maurice’s evening run to the Claydon Greyhound was on the programme. His run to Claydon has been on the cards on a couple  of occasions in the past, but each time with poor weather he has had to shorten the route.  This year, though, in ideal summer conditions we got the full planned route, going up to Helmingham before returning via Stonham Aspel and Hemingstone.
At the June clubnight we were pleased to have a visit from two former members now resident in Frinton, John and Anne, accompanied by new neighbours who are also Essex club members. In the course of discussion about the planned rally in 2017, when we took soundings of the level of support likely, bearing in mind the Section’s commitment to the stand at the Copdock show the same weekend. It was decided that it would be better all round to move the rally weekend forward to the end of September, so Albert will follow this up with the site venue. Members were reminded that the Henham show will be back at Henham again this year and to get their entries in as soon as poss.