AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Section Notes 15th April 2010

15th   April 2010
Section Report-East Suffolk
In East Suffolk, the last of the pub lunch meets in the winter programme was held at the Saxtead Mill House towards the end of March.. There was a good take-up for the splendid carvery they do and it was good to welcome Tom and his wife for the first time to the lively group that assembled there, filling our booked table. However, some of the usual members were missing since it unavoidably clashed with the Jumble at Kempton Park.  It was quite nippy there we understand, but the jumblers returned happy with some good finds.

With the sudden improvement at the end of the month, Spring was quickly with us for the April club meeting- hedges white with blossom and lots of members arriving at the Turk’s Head on bikes. For the first time this year, it was comfortable to sit outside in the sunshine and there was a lot of interest in looking at one or two new machines. Graham swept up on a very smart Hinckley Triumph we haven’t seen before and Robert was keen to show the G5 he’s just finished. A pleasant surprise was the arrival of Roy, who lives at Wortham, near Diss and had joined us for the ride to the meet at Redgrave last year. He has now joined the Section and spent most of the evening talking to our treasurer, who has family links with that area. The main item discussed at the meeting was the logistic planning for the trip to the Jampot, as there seems to be a record number planning to go.

The sudden arrival of Spring has caught some folk out and brought the realisation of the jobs still to be done before bikes can go on the road and MOTs arranged. One member put off his MOT before Easter and has now had to juggle other commitments to arrange it in time for the first outing on April 18th, the inter-section meet at Sible Hedingham in Essex. Dave, the runs supremo, has checked out the pub and reports the food is good and that there will be plenty of space for parking.  We hope that the run to Essex will be trouble-free, as the section’s usual shakedown event comes the week following, when Pete runs the Treasure Hunt, this year back to a start from Spencer’s Garage. Plenty of time in the saddle from now on.