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2016-03-28

TA EAST E-NEWS 28TH MARCH 2016

To TA East Members & Friends

From Ferg Muir

 

EAST 25 AT BRESSINGHAM AND LUNCH AT NORTH LOPHAM

Sunday April 3rd 9.01am

Mick Madgett has eight entries for this – the start list is at the bottom of this newsletter.

To find the event HQ at Bressingham Village Hall, turn North off A1066 at junction just east of Bressingham Church and continue to crossroads, where turn right, and Hall is 200yds on the left.

Following the 25 we have a:

LUNCH MEET AT THE KING’S HEAD, NORTH LOPHAM.

The Kings Head is about 4 miles from Bressingham, on the B1113 South Lopham to Kenninghall road.  Postcode IP22 2NE   Grid ref. TM037834.

 

The pub requires numbers so please let me know if you are joining us for lunch by the end of this WEDNESDAY, 30th MARCH

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SLIGHT CHANGE FROM THE START SHEET. It is because I will be away on Thursday 31st.

I will probably be able to read emails on Thurs, but phone calls will not reach me.

Ferg 01603 615000, fergusmuir@btinternet.com

Do not be afraid to come at the last minute if a window of opportunity opens, though food will probably not then be available.

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Our member Boyd Nicholas drew my attention to the following, as it is three-wheel related.

(Health Warning – be aware this is about a car, albeit an electric one)

Morgan electric cars have never been so cool

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EARLY SUMMER PROGRAMME

Attached to this should be an advance copy of the TA East programme.

There were no offers to “do” of a meet this time, so there is something of a gap in June, which could be filled if anyone feels so inclined.

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OLD STYLE BATTERY – CHRIS HEWITT – HIGGINS EXPERT AND CAPTAIN OF THE TA THAMES VALLEY – asks:

Do you happen to know of anyone in your part of the world, who may stock the old style rectangular bell batteries? These were(are?) made by EverReady and other battery makers. The Ever-Ready version was the

Ever-Ready 126 and is 4.5v. The battery is approximately 4″ x 3″ x 1 1/4″ thick.

The two terminals are short threaded brass rods, around which the connecting wires are wound. Threaded brass wheels(nuts) are then screwed-on to secure the wires to the terminals. These batteries were commonly used in door bells and lamps. Other battery makers made a similar battery.

 

Should you see any of these batteries in your local electrical or hardware shops, I would be pleased if you could let me (Chris Hewitt) know.

Chris’s contact details can be found in the Chris Hewitt Cycles advert in the TA Gazette, or I can any information on – FRM

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We are much indebted to Mike Keen and Frida Wezel for hosting the Spring Weekend at the Comet Hut, which I am told went well. Also attached is Ian Taylor’s photo of some of the group outside a lunch-place, with a patriotically attired Mike on the right.

Included in the following slide show (photos courtesy of Ian Taylor and Alan Hedges):

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Finally, placed where it cannot upset the page-layout of the rest of this TA EAST E-NEWS , here is the start-list of the 25 at Bressingham on Sunday.

The trikes are followed by small events for Medium Gear riders, Classic Bikes (only 4 this year) and a two-up bike event. The last pair are likely to finish just before 11am.

 

No                   Name                          Club                            Hcp                             Start

 

1          Martin Badham           C.C. Breckland                       31.45                           9.01

2          Ian MacKenzie            Southend Whs                         14.45                           9.02

3          Pete Holland               Lincoln Whs                            10.15                           9.03

4          Gary Guntrip               Team Jewson M.I. Racing        8.00                           9.05

5          Lez Young                  Lincoln Whs                            4.45                           9.04

6          Chris Hutchinson        Redbridge C.C.                       8.30                           9.06

7          Marcus Hopkins          Kings Lynn C.C.                     5.15                           9.07

8          Andy Newham           Lincoln Whs                            SCR                          9.08

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Best Wishes to you All

Fergus Muir 01603 615000, fergusmuir@btinternet.com

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