To TA East Local Members & Friends

From Ferg Muir


This is a reminder that we are meeting this Saturday (Oct 24th) in Stowupland…and in particular to say that we need to be slightly earlier than sometimes….I suggest we

Gather for coffee by 10.30am and leave by 11am, as it is about 18 miles to lunch at

Billingford Horseshoes, which I hope we will reach perhaps around 12.30 – 12.45..


I have had a friendly response from the Horseshoes and they do not require us to book. I’ve said there will probably be between 4 and 8 of us….So if you are bringing your entire family, it might be wise to warn me, so I can warn the pub.

I have been talking to Diss CC member Steve Minns who tell me he has been to the coffee stop at Mr Allards Farm Shop at Stowupland several times with the Diss club and they have found it a good refueling stop.

Steve, incidentally, is now the owner of two other tricycles in addition to the Higgins built for Paul Denny .



Although it’s, of course, not about trikes, I thought it was worth mentioning that the Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich are staging a play about Beryl Burton in early November

BERYL is a West Yorkshire Playhouse touring production, by Maxine Peake

It is on from Thursday 5th to Sat 7th Nov at the Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich.

The Saturday performance is in the afternoon and could be preceded by a visit to La Tour cycling café, in Tower Street, if anyone so wished

The play is described as:

Maxine Peake’s witty, charming and critically acclaimed play celebrates the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton – the greatest woman on two wheels.

Details are at: http://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/shows/beryl/



Also on the culture front ………former TA East member and former chief timekeeper of the North Road 24 hour Len Lawson   from Bury St Edmunds has published a novel.

“Floating Home”

is largely set on the English canals – where in real life Len and his wife Pauline keep a narrowboat.

There are details on each of these two websites;






I’ll try and have my copy with me at our Saturday meet

The run details again:

COFFEE (10.30am)at Mr Allards Farm Shop at Stowupland

Stowupland is the first village across the A14 from Stowmarket, and Mr Allards is on the NE edge of the village -postcode IP14 4BD,   Grid Ref TM074608

LUNCH Billingford “Horseshoes” situated opposite a very tall windmill, and is on the A143 just over two miles east of Diss   IP21 4HL, Grid Ref TM166786


Hope to see you there!

Ferg Muir fergusmuir@btinternet.com   01603 615000


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