TA EAST NEWS 29TH JUNE 2006
To TA East Members & Friends
SUNDAY 2ND JULY BURY ST EDMUNDS
To fit in with grass track racing at Bury St Edmunds there will be a TA East social gathering for coffee and whatever at the
ALWYNE HOUSE TEA GARDEN from 10.30am onwards
Alwyne House is a noble tea room and garden on the northern edge of the Abbey Gardens at Bury If the weather is good, as it is forecast to be, you sit under great trees in this atmospheric landscape. The grid reference is 857643. The main entrance to the Abbey Gardens is through the Abbey Gateway in Angel Hill, but the small pedestrian entrance in Eastgate Street is even nearer Alwyne House.
At about 11.20 I will have to drag racing entrants off to Hardwick Middle School, Mount Road, as we are asked to be signed on by 12 NOON when the racing starts, but there is scope for those not attending the racing to use the meet as a kicking off point for a day in Bury, or even to get home for lunch.
The car park at the school (about a mile away) will be open from soon after 9.30am, some may prefer to park there and ride into the centre of market day Bury for coffee.
Those just back from Belgium may feel at home as the central part of the Abbey Gardens were laid out in 1831 in the same style as the Royal Botanic Garden in Brussels. Much earlier this was the grounds of Bury Abbey and now it is overlooked by the new cathedral tower.
West Suffolk Wheelers have put on three trike events, time permitting: A 3 lap Scratch Race; a 2 lap handicap and a 1 lap flying start time trial.
There is also a full programme for bikes which includes an under 16 race accepting freewheel bikes, in case your non-triking kids would like to have a go.
Please help West Suffolk Whs keep a very full programme on schedule
Getting to Hardwick Middle School:
Organiser Barry Denny tells me the event will be signposted from the A14 Bury St Edmunds EAST interchange.
Also TA East member Len Lawson has provided detailed instructions for those coming from other directions. These are appended at the end of this newsletter.
Len, incidentally will be playing his clarinet in the gardens on 20th Aug and 3rd September, as part of Bury Concert Band