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To TA East members and friends

From Ferg Muir




With coffee at



Les King has worked out an interesting route and has kindly agreed to take charge on the day as it turns out that trains between Norwich and Ipswich have been replaced by buses, making it difficult for the captain to get there.

Perrywood Garden Centre is on the B1023 Tiptree to Kelvedon road at grid ref TL883173, CO3 9SX

Les suggests arriving at Perrywood soon after 10am in order to leave a little before 11am


MALDON QUEEN’S HEAD is on the Hythe (the quay) at TL856070  CM9 5HN.

There is usually a fine view of Thames barges and other traditional east coast sailing craft tied up at the Hythe



We will soon be at the SLEAFORD AND DUNSTON WEEKEND in south Lincs, April 29th-May 1st

I see Andy Newham has been energetically pushing the Saturday 25 on the TA Facebook pages as the “Showdown at Sleaford”.

He is also looking for help with the marshalling – offers to .


Socially there is always a jolly gathering at the event HQ on Saturday afternoon – Silk Willoughby Village Hall – (Silk Willoughby is two miles SW of Sleaford postcode – actually of the nearby pub – NG34 8NZ)

On the following two days trike interest moves just a little north for the weekend at Dunston, a good base for the TA NE Mike Dixie 10 just across the Humber Bridge.

PETE HOLLAND tells me that camping is again available at “Stepping Stones” and that the weekend is likely to include a visit to NOCTON BEER FESTIVAL



We had a brilliant sunny day for our BRESSINGHAM 25, though I gather my idea that there was a crosswind on the Diss-Thetford road did not quite accord with how it felt after riders. After they had been guided round the Thetford turn by Rod Gathercole and others – it was then uphill and into the wind, I am firmly told. Results are at the bottom of this edition – I’m a bit worried about upsetting the formatting if I include them here.


A slight navigation error on my part took the CLUBRUN TO LUNCH along a road which had clearly started life as a joined concrete runway on the WWII Fersfield Airfield. The bump-bump-bump was rather emphasised by the crashing noise from Andrew Pattle’s saddlebag – he was clearly carrying a large toolkit and very little else.


Astonishingly for early April it was definitely shorts weather and the six of us sat outside for lunch, with our fair-skinned chairman requesting that I change sides of the table with him halfway through the meal so that he could get “done” equally on both sides.


Note that entries for the TA East 100 at Fakenham in north west Norfolk will close on Tuesday 9th May. The event is on Saturday late morning and afternoon (May 20th) and event sec Martin Badham in particularly need help marshalling the early stages, where the Trikes are on their own.

Several of you have already offered – but more would help – 01603 897738.



I do hope you will support our forthcoming meets

Best Wishes

Ferg Muir 01603 615000,


And finally ….the result of the Bressingham 25: 

Pos   Name                               Club                         Time                Hcp                 Hcp Time


1     Ian Pike                           Fenland R.C.                           1.05.02            SCR                1.05.02

2     Lez Young                       Lincoln Whs                            1.10.43            12.45                  57.58

3     John Thompson   Severn Road Club                              1.17.59            10.45               1.07.14

4     Peter Holland                   Lincoln Whs                            1.25.54            16.15               1.09.39

5    Ian Mackenzie                 Southend Whs                        1.27.20            24.30               1.02.50

6     Adrian Hills                       Lewes Wanderers                   1.35.01            24.45               1.10.16

7     Martin Badham                C.C. Breckland                       1.37.39            31.45               1.06.04 

DNS Dave Hardy                   Leicester Forest C.C.       Apologies Received


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