Section: Amputees and Decapitators Ride to celebrate
Nelson losing his arm on this day in 1797, plus various monarchs
losing their heads, where better than the Old Kings
Head at Brockdish?
[Well, there are many places that would be better … somewhere that opens on a Monday, for example, which is why …—Editor]
… Plan B is: meet at Crossways Inn (Scole) at 7.00pm for the 10-mile dash to Stradbroke Ivy House (IP21 5JN) for 8.00pm.
Monthly meeting at Naughton Wheelhouse round about 8:30pm.
TA East 50 ‘B50/17 Wortwell 0700’ (which, presumably, means something to somebody). The important bit is: lunch afterwards at Homersfield Black Swan (IP20 0ET).
Spoke And Steam: the usual format for this very popular ride to the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum at Brockford Station … steam trains and a beer festival in an ancient carriage on site.
V-CC Flat Section: A cheery threesome in Bungay. Meet at The Cross Ways Inn (Scole) at 7.00pm for the 20 mile sprint to Broome Artichoke for 8.00pm, and thenceforth to the Geldeston Locks Inn and nearby Wherry Inn. Bring swimming trunks.
TA East Regional AGM. Meet 10:15am for coffee at Maglia Rosso café & bikeshop, just south of Hawstead, near Bury St Edmunds (IP29 5NR, Grid ref TL862582). Regional AGM 12.15pm at Tostock Gardner’s (IP30 9BA, Grid Ref TL955636). Lunches available afterwards.
Monthly meeting at Thurston Fox & Hounds from half past 8.
V-CC The Essex–Suffolk Borders Ride. Details to follow.
V-CC Flat Section: Sweet William Rides Again: In 1087 William 2nd was crowned King of England and reigned until 11:00 so to celebrate we visit Suffolk’s second finest inn: The Rumburgh Buck. Meet at Crossways Inn (Scole) at 7.00pm for the 20-mile dash to the pub or go straight to the pub (IP19 0NT) for 8.30pm.
Monthly meeting at Battisford Punch Bowl from 8:30pm or something like that.
TA East In Constable Country. Meet 10.30am for coffee at the National Trust Tea Room, Flatford, CO7 6UL, near Manningtree. Lunch at the Hare & Hounds, Heath Road, East Bergholt, CO7 6RL.
Half Crown Ride The V-CC Flat Section takes a celebratory jaunt to the Pulham Market Crown—a newly re-opened pub—to celebrate this day in 1517 when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, spelling the end to all Catholic Rule forever (except Tony Blair). Meet at Crossways Inn (Scole) at 7.00pm for the 10-mile ride to the pub or go straight to the pub (IP21 4TA) for 8.00pm.
Super Moonthly meeting at Rattlesden Five Bells from 8:30pm or thereabouts.
Albanian Independence Ride: to celebrate Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire on this day in 1912, the V-CC Flat Section meets at Crossways Inn (Scole) at 7:00pm for a 15-mile dash to the Ivy House in Stradbroke—or go straight to the pub (IP21 5JN) for 8:00pm. All Albanian bicycles encouraged, bring souvenirs of the old days.
Monthly meeting at Rattlesden Five Bells from 8:30pm or a bit later.
The Great Escape Boxing Combination Ride. The V-CC Flat Section will meet at Madgett’s Cycle Shop in Diss (IP22 4EH) at 10:30am for a ride out to a pub that is open on Boxing Day (choice of three!) after which will be the regular December Flat Section ride to another open pub that very evening.
Last Modified, 22 July 2016