To TA East members and friends

From Ferg Muir


I have had the following from Mike Keen – regarding

Prudential Ride London Free Cycle event on Saturday 1st of August.


“Geoff Booker has been trying to get a group together to ride the Prudential Ride London Free Cycle

event on Saturday 1st of August.


Ian Taylor, Frida and myself are going from Hackney, Geoff is meeting at Parliament Square at 10am

Wearing TA kit, of course”….. Plus Martin and Alison


Is anybody else coming out and supporting Geoff ?


Yours , Michael Keen. derrykeen@talktalkbusiness.net


Also only just over two weeks to go before Paul Willsher takes us in to the heart of the East Suffolk countryside

Saturday 1st August       Leiston & Saxtead

Elevenses at Paul Willsher’s, 4 Beech Walk , Leiston IP16 4EQ.. Grid Ref TM442621 – approach via B1069, and Ashfield Road. (Paul Willsher 01728 830149)

Lunch at The Old Mill House, Saxtead Green B1119, IP13 9QE, Grid ref TM257644


Paul would like to have an idea how many are going to descend on his bijou palace of art in Leiston – so, if you intend to be there please email Paul Willsher paulwillsher944@btinternet.com or ring on 01728 830149. But if a last minute window of opportunity opens up unexpectedly – or if the sun shines and you decide to follow Mr Mole’s approach to spring cleaning (in the Wind in the Willows)

….then do feel free to come along without warning.


Leiston was where Paul Denny served his engineering apprentiship- in the Garrett Agricultural Engine Works.


Paul and Jacquie were at the recent funeral of Shirley Burrage of CTC Norfolk and Jacquie mentioned to me that they would welcome help from one or more of their friends in getting stuff down from the roof of their shed and making sensible decisions about disposal.

Offers of help to me in the first instance


Also at the same event I saw our member from Sutton, near Stalham Cec Neale – needing the help of a stick, but still able to do a little on his trike.


I was quietly awed a few days ago when collecting my Higgins after some work at Mick Madgett’s.

There was a last-minute need for a thread in a pre-existing hole – and Mick cut the thread before my eyes, using a little tool that came out of a set from a wooden case that I glimpsed on the floor.

“Oh yes, said Mick casually, that came from Grandfather” (‘s cycle shop).


Well- It’s not an Abingdon – So What is it?


Here is a page from Former CTC Director Kevin Mayne’s blog “I Do Not Despair….”





Mersey Roads 24 Hour

Good Luck to our East Secretary Mark Brooking, and Jane Moore. They are tackling the Mersey on tandem trike this weekend, helped by Adrian Hills.

Former East Region man Dave Stokes and Jim Hopper are also riding.



Remember these future dates for you diary :

Saturday 22nd August               Melbourn and Grantchester

Meet around 11am at The Garden Centre, Dunsbridge Turnpike, nr Royston – between Melbourn and Shepreth. Postcode SG8 6RA   Grid ref TL399468

Lunch at The Orchard tea garden, Mill Road Grantchester.CB3 9ND Grid ref TL435552


Saturday 5th September              Maglia Rosso and Regional AGM

Meet 10:15am for Coffee at Maglia Rosso Cafe/bikeshop, just south of Hawstead, near Bury St Edmunds IP29 5NR, Grid ref TL862582.

Regional AGM 12 Noon at Tostock Gardner’s Arms, Church Road, Tostock IP30 9BA Grid Ref TL955636. Lunches available afterwards.



Best Wishes to you all

Ferg Muir  01603 615000  fergusmuir@btinternet.com


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