To TA East Members & Friends

From Ferg Muir


For our TA East Meet Boxford Fleece have asked me to tell them how many of us will be coming – So please will those intending to come let me know

BY 8 PM this FRIDAY (11th) Ferg Muir 01603 615000 (answerphone) or fergusmuir@btinternet.com


BOXFORD FLEECE is an old inn in Broad Street, Boxford, CO10 5DX

Boxford is in Grid Square TL9640, and is about half-way between Hadleigh and Sudbury,

Roll your trike through the carriage entrance to find space to park. Website: http://www.boxfordfleece.com/


We will meet for coffee at “The Copper Kettle” at Kersey Mill.

I guess we will be there roughly from 10.45 -11.15am. There is no need to book for elevenses.

Kersey Mill is in the parish of Kersey but not that close to the picture-book village street you may be thinking of.

It is a right turning (if heading north) off the A1141 Hadleigh to Monks Eleigh main road. This turning is about one mile north from where the A1141 leaves the A1071 Hadleigh by-pass.



Gwyneth, who sadly passed away on 25th November was a good friend of the East Region.

Over very many years she was a regular at our social meets, especially those following East Region time trials and she and Pete hardly ever missed our regional lunch .

Living first in Tunbridge Wells a little beyond our southern boundary, and more recently just to the north of us, near Lincoln, the splendid social weekends she organized made a fine objective for a long weekend trip from Norwich. I first attended Pete & Gwyneth’s “At Home” in their big house in Tunbridge Wells, where one of the bedrooms would be converted into a dormitory. When they moved to Dunston, just south of Lincoln a camping weekend based in the Hollands big garden and orchard became a fixture on the Mayday Bank Holiday weekend.

Beyond our region, Gwyneth had been a long-serving SE Regional Secretary and her 14 year stint as Editor of the TA Gazette was surpassed in duration only by Lew Morris’s 1950-1966 tenure.

A tribute by Pete can be found in the “Comments” on the TA Website beneath the announcement of Gwyneth’s passing. It reminds us that Gwyneth had raced with Pete on tandem and tandem trike and that Gwyneth and Greta Spiers set a 10 mile VTTA Age record on the double barrow.


The funeral will be on Monday 14th December, 1:10 pm at Lincoln Crematorium, Washingbourough Road, Lincoln LN4 1EF and afterwards at Dunston Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Dunston, Lincolnshire LN4 2ET.

There will be a short ride behind the hearse to the Crem from the layby East of the crem just after the double bend on Washingborough Road going west from Cannock hill traffic lights meeting at 12:55 Led by Andy Newham and with some Lincoln Wheelers. After the service refreshments will be served at Dunston village hall LN4 2ET.



– built for the late Roy Prockter of the TA East Region

Frame 23 inch (58cm), top tube 22.5”   Frame number GL 147596. Green finish.

Campag Record triple chainset with 170mm cranks. 8-speed block, Trykit 2WD axle.

Hope hydraulic disc brakes on each wheel – which may need some attention.

Schmidt dynohub. Mudguards, carrier with matching box.

Set up for long-distance touring, with many individual features. Includes pair of lighter alternative rear wheels and assorted spares.   £500.

Further photos in TA Gazette Autumn 2014 pp23-28.

Liz Prockter   01255 860804   liz@prockter.com   (Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex)

(A set of photos of this machine can be had from me – Ferg Muir)


Finally – here is a preview of the TA East Programme for the Spring of 2016 and beyond:

Sunday 7th February 2016

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: £15.00 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

Friday-Sunday 18th-20th March

TA Spring Bash at the Lea Valley Hut, near Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. Arrive Friday pm take away supper.

Longer run on Saturday, with 11’s and Pub Lunch

Dinner at about 7pm , cooked up by Frida, NOT TO BE MISSED.

Shorter run on Sunday, Pub Lunch and tea at Hut.

Run details and other info will follow in Ferg’s East Region E-Newsletter, or by E-mail if requested.

Bookings to: Michael Keen, 13 Benn Street, London, E9 5SU

020 7253 2370       020 8986 0109 ( late evenings till 12)

E-Mail derrykeen@talktalkbusiness.net

Sunday 3rd April 2016

TA East 25     B25/17 Bressingham. Entries £9.50 Mick Madgett 32 Tottington Lane, Roydon, DISS, IP22 5BJ. Followed by run to lunch (Details Ferg Muir 01603 615000)

Saturday 16th April 2016

TA EAST Meet for coffee at The Bakery, Little Braxted, CM8 3ET near Witham. Lunch: Maldon

Saturday 30th April 2016

TA East Sleaford 25 +

Sunday 17th July 2016

TA EAST 100   B     100/4, Attleborough Start 0600, £10 Martin Badham, 9 St Pauls Close, Horsford, NORWICH NR10 3HG.

Sunday 21st August 2016

TA East 50     B50/17 Wortwell 0700. £8 to Martin Badham (see 17 July, above)

Sunday 4th September 2016

TA EAST 12 Hour    B12/3   Watton 0600 £15 to M Badham – (see 17 July, above)

SUNDAY 2nd October 2016

TA East Autumn 25      E1/25B, £8:50 Michael Keen, 13 Benn Street, London E9 5SU

Accommodation, from Friday evening, Lea Valley CC Hut, Burton End, (The Ash pub), Essex, CM24 8UQ   Depending on the Weather, A run will happen on Saturday. Dinner cooked up on Saturday evening, by Frida.



Best wishes to you all – and please let me have your bookings for Lunch on Saturday

Ferg Muir fergusmuir@btinternet.com   01603 615000


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