ISSUE No 15   FREE FOR ALL
The Twisted Spoke
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Being the official organ of The Flat Section of the V-CC, the informal gathering of cycling fellowes and fellocettes in the Eastern Reaches of England, and most other Lowlands - both at home and overseas, incorporating the Guild of Ancient Motive Engineers (GAME) and The Royal Society for the Preservation of Patina (RSPP)

October 7th 1948
Letters to the Editor

Sir, I have a suggestion to make! I don't know if it
would 'go' but what about a combined Dinner and Tea
Run during thecoming months?  Brundall is ideal
but if a large place could be found, say near Diss or
Scole, members of the Clubs from Norwich, Ipswich,
Thetford, Yarmouth, Bury, Kings Lynn and others could
get there.  Think what a grand 'do' we could have.
Between the meals, we could arrange social items such
as community singing, card games and turns by the
talented.  It sounds a bit dry on paper, but
knowing that several of the club lads are natural
artists I know we'd have a good time.  It would
be like a rally with a roof over us.
What do you think?
Best wishes,
F. T. FORD.
45 Olive Road, Gt. Yarmouth.

AN EXTRACT FROM THE EAST ANGLIAN CYCLIST OF
1948.  THERE WAS A TIME WHEN HAVING A 'DO' WAS
QUITE SUFFICIENT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.  BRAVO!

LAWKS!


By our Engineering Correspondent Mr Bruce Force


CALL THE POLICE, IT'S A TRUDGE!

The 14th Suffolk Trudge will be held on Sunday 2nd of April, consisting of 30 meandering miles ending in a fine Pub, after which the miles meander even more.  Usual terms and conditions apply: gather at 10:00am for a 11:00 depart, from Marlinspike Hall, opposite the church in Walpole, Suffolk, and, for this event, we will be encouraging pre-1950 machines if at all possible, please.  More details on 01 98 67 84 664.

Lunch will be at the Cratfield Poacher (at about 1:00 - 1:30pm depending on the wind) and must be pre-booked by phoning the landlord or landlady on: 01986 798 206

LOWENBEHOLD, IT'S OFF!

Last year's Jubilee event: the by-now legendary 'Lowenbach' Speed Judging Contest ,was planned to have a second gasp on July 2nd.  It would have started from within the Heveningham Hall Country Fair (3 miles south of Halesworth, Suffolk). However, Heveningham has instigated a strict, draconian "no-riff-raff" ruling which counts us out.

I think that if we all rode snottily around in their exhibition ring in costume and were on hand all afternoon to fend the usual pesky remarks such as "look dad, a clown's bike" to "well that's not original for a start" they may lower their standards just this once.  Pending a summit meeting tonight (24th April), of the upper council of The Section Flat, at the Hoxne Swan, I feel that, unless someone steps up to the breech, we will not be Lowenbaching or Lowengoing this Summer.

A CASE OF THE MONTHLIES...

Many of us still persist in frequenting the hostilities at The Scole Inn, near Diss at 7:30pm on the last Monday of each and every month.  Once all safely gathered-in and, without so much as a 'by-your-leave' we shoot off into the sinking sun to ride some 5 miles to a less hostile Inn to imbibe in Drinks and Food.  All are more than welcome, those of you of a stouter dispostion can gather at Marlinspike Hall for a 6:00pm departure to Scole with Cally and Co for a 17 mile ride of great beauty.

SAD NEWS INDEED

Sadly we report of the death of George Coleman, late landlord of The Low House, who entertained us so many times after various rides.  George failed to leave his seat just after Christmas and his jokes, insults and bonhomie are sorely missed.  We have a Celebratory Trudge in his honour pencilled in for September 24th which will deliberately end at the Low House, though that will be under new ownership by then as Maureen has taken it upon herself to retire, and may good luck and our wishes go with her.


Those of you who comment that this issue is not as packed as normal may wish to step outside, we estimate it takes a good 10 minutes to read, at least.  Somewhat faster with the correct-period spectacles.


Dear Mr Newsagent, please reserve me a copy of The Twisted Spoke.  I understand that the likelihood of back-issues is but slight, so I'd like to get my request in now.  I understand to ensure a copy I should call Cally on 01 98 67 84 664, get his address and then send him some stamps.