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To TA East members and friends

From Ferg Muir

Our next Meet is special.

It is on SATURDAY 26TH APRIL. We gather for coffee at the glorious Weavers Tea Room overlooking the Knoll (green) at Peasenhall and continue to THE CROWN at GREAT GLEMHAM for lunch.

Now…be aware…The Crown has lost its cook.  But they will be doing soup, or sandwiches, or ploughman’s.  I have consulted the Wise Men of the East and they think the membership will cope with those. If in doubt, have a bit extra at Weavers,.

Why does the Crown strike me as so special? The small rooms, the assorted semi-antique furniture, the stone floors, the lack of piped music, but most of all the way I was quietly welcomed by those on both sides of the bar. There is no need to book – I have said there will probably be between five and ten of us. Technical details of locations at the end of this newsletter.

And – the landlords tell me – if you know a good cook, looking for employment – please point them in the direction of the Crown.


Also in prospect – just a week later – but on the opposite side of our broad Region –

The TA East 25 at Sleaford on Saturday 3rd May and the Holland’s  DUNSTON WEEKEND

Full details from Pete Holland are towards the end of this newsletter


Referring to further ahead still – here is a message from Chris Hewitt, Captain of the Thames Valley Region:

For our Mid-Summer meet this year, we are venturing into Essex to visit The Gibberd Garden at Harlow. If anyone from your Region would like to join us, they would be very welcome. The date is Sunday 6th July. Details are in the last Gazette.

Chris also adds:

Whilst we are in contact, I wondered whether the initials P.J.P. mean anything to you? This person is believed to be a club rider/racing cyclist during the period 1906 to 1939, or later. Any suggestions welcome.



The revised TA Website is now to be found at

On the NEWS page at 

you will find an account of our March 25 and Redgrave Meet. together with 20 photos of the day.

SADLY, there is also news of the sudden death of former Trike 25 Competition Record holder RENNY STIRLING, together with an excellent  obituary by former TA member Ken McDonald.


I recently chanced upon an article by our member JOHN PURSER about his connections with SIX DAY RACING on a website that I was not familiar with.

Thought members might be interested in having a look ….see:


So – here are details of the Holland’s Mayday Lincolnshire Weekend:


3rd, 4th, 5th May 2014


at ‘Stepping Stones’, Main Road, Dunston, Lincoln, LN4 2EZ  Tel: 015626 322633

Main Road is the B1188 which bypasses Dunston WE ARE NOT IN THE VILLAGE


Please note:  There are two fish & chip shops, and Chinese, Indian and Pizza Takeaways in Metheringham Village as well as a Co-Op which is open until 10.00pm.  Also several pubs.

We would be very pleased to welcome you for the social weekend even if you are not riding the event.

We have space available on the field for camping or caravanning – all are welcome.  There are also B&B’s, a Premier Inn and a Travelodge all within easy cycling distance. 

Friday 2nd May please feel free to arrive any time you like.   There will be no formal arrangements for food, we suggest a takeaway and you will be welcome to join us indoors in the evening. 

Saturday 3rd May   ****  Tricycle Association Eastern Region ‘25’ and Lincoln Wheelers ‘Old Skool’ on C25/22 A15/A52 Sleaford/Donington/Sleaford event.

**** see full details below

Riders and Marshals urgently needed

Evening: Gwyneth will be ‘cooking for a crowd’ from 6.30pm.  Please let us know if you would like to join us if we don’t already know. 

Sunday 4th May This year sees the return of the pace judging competition.  Instructions provided – ride the course out and then reverse it to see who can get closest to matching their times

Lunchtime We have a table booked at the Red Lion, Dunston Village for the carvery which costs £8.50

Monday 7th May lots of people migrate North for the Mike Dixie North East TA ‘10’ event.  The rest of us chill out and do our own thing.  Somebody can organise a clubrun if there are enough people wanting to go.


Tricycle Association Eastern Region ‘25’ mile event +

Lincoln Wheelers ‘Old Skool’ event for pre-1980’s spec machines

both events on Saturday 3rd May at 2.00pm.   Open to Tandems

Course:                       C25/22

Event Headquarters:   Silk Willoughby Village Hall open from 1.00pm

Entry fee                     £8.00

Event Secretary:        Peter Holland, Stepping Stones, Main Road, Dunston, Lincoln, LN5 2EZ – ‘phone 01526 322633 – e-mail:

Internet entry accepted via CTT website


Finally ….Here are the practical details for Sat 26th April, followed by the rest of our early-summer programme:

Saturday 26th April

East  meet –  Peasenhall and Great Glemham

Coffee at Weavers Tea Room,  2 The Knoll, Peasenhall, IP17 2JE

Lunch at Crown, Great Glemham IP17 2DA    TM340618

Saturday 3rd MayEast 25 at Sleaford + Dunston weekend


Visit to Stow Maries Aerodrome (South of Maldon)

Thursday 3rd July

Evening Meet at Butt & Oyster, Pin Mill,  Grid ref TM205380 IP9 1JW , 6 mls SE of Ipswich.

(Sunday 6th July – TA Thames Valley Meet at the Gibberd Garden, Harlow)

Sunday 13th July

Fliss Beard and East 100 at Swaffham Norfolk, New course B100/6. Entries £9.00 M Badham, 9 St Pauls Close, Horsford, Norwich NR10 3HG

Saturday 9th August

Halesworth for tricycle pace-judging conjured up by Cally Callomon of the V-CC on new cycleway through River Blyth watermeadows. All trikes welcome.

Gather at Focus Wholefoods in the Thoroughfare, 3 pm . Afterwards  – evening ride to Supper. Camping available at Walpole

Saturday 6th September


On the A140 Norwich-Ipswich road, 6 miles due south of Diss.Grid Ref TM113709, Postcode IP23 7ET

Sunday 5th October

East 25 on E1/25B at Quendon , Essex. Entry £8.50, Mike Keen – 13 Benn St, London E9 5SU


Best Wishes to you all

Ferg Muir 01603 615000

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