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.
Vintage Sunday at Old Buckenham Cycling Festival. See: obcycling.org/cycling-festival/
Monthly meeting at Thurston Fox & Hounds from half past 8.
V-CC The Essex–Suffolk Borders Ride. Meet at Hollytree House, Dedham and be ready to depart at 11:30am. There will be jumble before the ride.
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.
Whittlesey Cycle Jumble at St Andrews Hall from 1pm to 4pm. As usual, we’ll go to Whittlesea by train, leaving Stowmarket a bit after 10am and picking Bill up at Bury St Edmunds.
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.
V-CC Flat Section Inaugural Waste Land Trudge: a new fixture for the Autumn, a celebration of the first publication of The Waste Land by T S Eliot. A late afternoon cycle jumble followed by an easy group ride out on pre-1922 machines only[*] to the Sweffling White Horse: a suitably attired period pub selling light meals, wood-fired pies and fabulous beers with many a traditional pub game to play. Then comes a lamp-lit return home, by candle, oil or acetylene. Optional electric battery lighting tolerated. This is the last weekend of ‘Summer Time’; all grows dim the following week in readiness for April ‘the cruelest month’. Gather at Marlinspike at 4:00pm, the ride leaves at 6:00pm and returns whenever you’ve had enough.
[*] Replicas accepted; non eligible machines by prior arrangement only, please.
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.
TA East Mid-morning meet at Mr Allards, Walnut Tree Farm, Stowupland. IP14 4BD, Grid Ref TM074608.
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, 14 September 2016