To TA EAST members and friends

From Ferg Muir


It is time to enter or offer to help with the


At Fakenham in North Norfolk on

SATURDAY 20th MAY 2017

Entries close this TUESDAY – 9th May.

TA East 100 Course B100/9 based at Fakenham, Norfolk  

Start 11.00am, one hour ahead of bikes.

Entries (£8.00), and offers of help (free) to Martin Badham 9 St Pauls Close, Horsford, Norwich, NR10 3HG. 01603 897738 martin.badham@talktalk.net


Remember, the TA East are solely responsible for marshalling the first part of the event – the trikes start one hour ahead of the bicycles in the North Norfolk Wheelers 100. 

With an 11am start, this is a very civilized time of day to be on marshalling duty.

And with the sea less than 10 miles away this is a lovely area to visit.



From a member in Felixstowe:

26″ Raleigh ten speed trike which I have replaced and want to sell for £200. 

I have ridden trikes for about 30 years but at eighty have just gone electric.

Buyer collects from Felixstowe.

God Bless you

Stephen Harold

Contact (after May 7th) : stephen langdale stephenroland@hotmail.co.uk   

2 Pewitt Ct, Grange Road, Felixstowe, IP11 2TZ

(Ferg comments – this could be 26 inch frame or 26 inch wheels)



Les King and Gill Adams kindly took on responsibility for this day and tell us here how it all went:


We met at Perrywood for coffee, Les & Gill, Michael Kennedy, Tom Fogg, Gavin Drage on a solo bike minus his stoker Tracy who had some feeble excuse about having her hair done, John and Maggie Davis, John was on his recumbent as unfortunately Maggie was not riding as she is awaiting surgery but it was lovely to see her.


We left in slightly overcast conditions with very little wind, the ride had been planned running along some of our favourite roads to Maldon (favourite not just because we followed the ridge out of Tiptree and then freewheeled for the next 7/8 miles but also because of the views on the way down).


We headed off to Great Braxted turning left on a small lane just before what had previously been the Duncane Arms (alas another pub that has closed down) then after a very short incline over the “Essex Mountains” with views across too Bradwell Power Station and the wind farms somewhere off of Southend we started our descent through the Tothams onto Wash Lane which again give nice views of the estuary.


As we turned into Heybridge Gavin headed off home which left 5 of us to tackle the canal path running from Heybridge to Maldon this is now cycle route 1 and quite useable but not the best I think.

Tom might have regretted being on a fixed wheel at the rear with all the slowing down for dog walkers etc. and approaching Maldon he took little persuading to take the lead.


We arrived at the Queen Vic in good time for lunch and Tom spotting a window seat free made a mad dash to secure it (probably the fastest he had moved since leaving Perrywood). Michael then left before lunch for Perrywood where his car was parked. It was not long after we arrived that we were joined by Nik Beavins and Jan Caplin who we met for the first time, Nik had purchased Roy Proctors longstaff trike and a lot of time was spent in the car park going over the very complicated braking system (it was nice to see the trike in use again but minus the box from the back that Nik said weighed a ton!).

 A little while later Jane Moore and Mark Brooking arrived but….. they were made to sit on the naughty seat in the corner as they arrived on 4 wheels.

Les and Gill

Do look at the TA Facebook Pages for news of the TA EAST 25 Sleaford 25 ably and cheerfully organised by Andy Newham



Somehow omitted from the Spring TA Gazette – but definitely happening:


Thursday 1st June

Evening meet at the Butt & Oyster, Pin Mill, Chelmondiston,  IP9 1JW Grid ref TM205380 6 mls SE of Ipswich.

Apologies if you can spot that I am learning how to manage a new computer – and had to re-do the distribution lists.

Best Wishes to you All
Ferg Muir 01603 615000, fergusmuir@btinternet.com


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