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2018-11-03

TA EAST E-NEWS  NOVEMBER 3RD 2018

To TA East members & friends

From Ferg Muir

 

Do join us in just over a week’s time for our autumn meet in Essex:

SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2018

 

WRITTLE & THE VIPER

Coffee at Lordship Tearooms Writtle Grid ref TL678068.

The tearooms are just off Lordship Road, Writtle – postcode is CM1 4RS and the grid ref is TL678069 – I suggest we will be found there approximately from 10.30 – 11.00 am.

Lordship Road runs roughly north from Preston’s Garage until it meets the A1060 at a mini roundabout.

 

Lunch The Viper, Mill Green, near Ingatestone. CM4 0PT, Grid Ref TL640018

 

THE VIPER is about 6 miles south west of Chelmsford and 2 miles NNW of Ingatestone . The postcode is CM4 0PT and the Grid Ref TL640018.

From Writtle we will have a clubrun through the woods- which should be in their finest autumn colours – to the Viper, that cyclist-friendly pub-in-the-forest.

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Amongst news brought back from the National AGM in Loughborough, was that Sid Charlton, with his TA Memorials Correlator hat on, had put together a two-page printable summary of

TRICYCLE ASSOCIATION MEMORIALS TO DECEASED MEMBERS

 

This can be found at:

https://tricycleassociation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/TRICYCLE-ASSOCIATION-MEMORIALS-TO-DECEASED-MEMBERS-2017.pdf

 

NB – To access this , pressing  Ctrl + left click works for me.

 

Failing that……..Try copying and pasting this address into an address box.

 

OR……. Go on the TA website and go to HISTORY and then to MEMORIALS TO DECEASED MEMBERS

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NEWS OF LONGSTAFF

 

News is that Longstaff Cycles is not closing and  has been taken over by Rourke Handbuilt Cycles of Stoke on Trent.

 

It was good to see this message on the TA Facebook Page from second-generation proprietor JASON ROURKE

 

Jason Rourke “Thanks to everyone for the positive comments, especially to you Suzanne.
If / when I retire from frame building ( hopefully a while yet) I hope that the next person will continue to build Rourke frames with a similar ethos as us now. Quality, individual, small output of frames where one person oversees that process from start to finish, ensuring the customer gets exactly what they need. There’s no way I’d let Longstaff disappear or worse still someone use their outstanding historic brand to sell lesser frames.

As this is a tricycle ‘page’ I would like to say now, I see the trikes as a major part of Longstaff going forward. Longstaff brand will dovetail nicely with Rourke. We’re best known for fast Rourke bikes, so trike, tandem and tourers will be a great addition. Here’s to the future”

Jason.

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Looking forward to a good gathering at  The Viper

Best Wishes to You All

Ferg Muir 01603 615000, fergusmuir@btinternet.com

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