To TA East members and friends

From Ferg Muir


A quick prompt that in eight days time we have our next EAST MEET

Friday 12th December

Maglia Rosso & Edwardstone

Coffee at Maglia Rosso bikeshop/cafe, Hawstead, near Bury St Edmunds, and Lunch at Edwardstone White Horse


Members & friends may like to gather at the Maglia Rosso -the former Metcalfe Arms – from 10.15am onwards. It is 16 miles to lunch so we will try to leave not later than 11am.
Maglia Rosso is on Lawshall Road, Hawstead, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5NR

Lunch at Edwardstone White Horse (Mill Green CO10 5PX, TL951428)

The White Horse is an exceptional pub, with its own brewery and well worth visiting – but it is hard to find – it is about one mile NNW of Groton Parish Church – but plotting the above OS grid ref or postcode in advance is recommended.



Here is a preview of our region’s forthcoming events:

Sunday 1st February

Eastern Lunch at The Manger, Bradfield Combust.

Bradfield Combust is on the A134, 6 miles south of Bury St Edmunds.

OS Sheet 155, Grid Ref TL893574, Postcode IP30 0LW

Bookings: £14.00 Martin Badham 01603 897738. 9 St Pauls Close, Horsford, Norwich NR10 3HG martinbadham@talktalk.net

Chairman’s Appetiser Run: Meet at “Sweetmeats” cafe above sweetshop in Water Lane, Lavenham (opposite kitchen door of “The Swan”) approx 10.30am


March 20th/21st/22nd 2015

Eastern Spring Bash

Usual format: takeaway Friday night with stroll down to The Ash (PH). A longer run on Saturday, visiting pubs of interest. Saturday night: scoff at the Comet Hut, with Dinner reserved for any riders in the Shaftesbury Springtime Audaxes (200/160/110km).

Sunday: a shorter run with Lunch , with a mid afternoon return to the Hut at Burton End for tea and cake. Details from Mike Keen (0207 253 2370).


Sunday 29th March

East Region 25 on B25/17 9am (BST) £8.50p Mick Madgett 01379 651419.

HQ Bressingham Village Hall. Clubrun 11.30 ish to Lunch (BOOKED) at Redgrave Cross Keys. Bookings to Ferg Muir 01603 61500


Saturday 18th April

East lunchtime Meet at the Rose & Crown Wivenhoe Quay CO7 9BX


?Saturday 2nd May East 25 at Sleaford?


Saturday 16th May

TA East 100 B100/9, Fakenham , Start 12 noon Entries M Badham, 9 St Pauls Close, Horsford, Norwich NR10 3HG


Sunday 4th October

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


Note that the East 100 returns to the Fakenham based course used in 2012 and 2013 and will be on Saturday 16th May.

At the very 13th hour our CTT delegate was faced with something of fait accompli on this, when he arrived at the CTT meeting. There was no opportunity for consultation….but I think that it is a very welcome outcome to a difficult situation. The bike event alongside will be promoted by Tri-Anglia – whose name, as you may guess, alludes to 3 sports, not 3 wheels.



Some of you may remember Adrian Hills at the East Lunch last February with boxes of discontinued bikes from cycles for Africa charity Re-Cycle.


Although there are not likely to be any trikes involved, readers might like to know that Colchester-based Re-cycle are holding a sale of bikes deemed unsuitable for Africa at their Wormingford warehouse this coming Saturday. See http://www.re-cycle.org/ .


The following is lifted from their website:

Roughly 1-2% of the bikes donated to Re~Cycle are either unsuitable for Africa (such as thin framed racing bikes) or are bikes with disc brakes which are parts that are not readily available in Africa and thus less likely to be usable. Instead of recycling these bikes we sell them at the local Colchester University and our warehouse in Colchester, generating a sustainable income to help cover our running costs. These bikes are sold at affordable prices starting at £65 and many of these bikes are sold to students or people just starting out as cyclists and therefore looking for a good bargain.

On Saturday the 6th of December, Re~Cycle will be holding a one-off bike sale, with a choice of new and refurbished Specialized, Pashley, Boardman, Raleigh and Carerra bikes. We will be operating on a first come first served basis and will not be taking reservations, so please come down early if you want to grab yourself a bargain.

Cash or card payments accepted.

Opening hours: 09:00-13:00


Unit 8 The Grove Estate
Colchester Road


Looking forward to meeting lots of members at Hawstead and Edwardstone on Fri 12th December.


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