Hulpmotoren Treffen Stramproy 10-11 September

A few photos of this year’s event at Stramproy, see the next post for information on regulations. British participants this year were Mike & Renata Hele, Nick Devonport, Ian McGregor and Dave Beare.

Markus Kepke’s restored Lutz
Naud Aenderkerk’s collection of cyclemotors at Stramproy
Two typical cyclemotors participating at Stramproy, a Berini M13 and an HWM
Mopeds were allowed on the Sunday run of 63km

Invitation to the Stramproy Cyclemotor Rally 10-11 September 2022

We hereby invite you to the 18th edition of the unparalleled Cyclemotor Event Stramproy. This year the theme is “side-mounted engines”, e.g. Bantamoto, Victoria FM38L, VAP4 etc.. Riders who come with a cyclemotor mounted at the side of the rear wheel will receive a free extra ticket in the raffle on Saturday. The main prize is again a bicycle with cyclemotor.

This year we are allowed to use our own campsite again and we also facilitate breakfast for the camping guests. If you want to stay the night at the campsite of the meeting or participate in the barbecue or breakfast, please make a reservation at least one week in advance.

The Saturday ride is primarily intended for bicycles with a separate cyclemotor from the fifties or earlier, or original mopeds where a cyclemotor engine is used as a built-in engine. To maintain the character of the Saturday ride, participation with a moped is therefore not allowed. If for certain reasons you are unable to ride a bicycle with a cyclemotor, please request dispensation from the organization well in advance to participate with a moped.
The Saturday stage is completely marked out and can therefore be run at your own pace. Before the rides there is the opportunity to sell a car boot. So take your excess stuff with you. Maybe you can make someone happy with it.

The Sunday ride is basically a ride like any other RHC ride. It is ridden in groups and is open to bicycles with a cyclemotor and mopeds up to the year of construction 1965, yet we also prefer to see as many real auxiliary engines as possible.

For the program and other information about the meeting, we refer to the website: www.hulpmotor.net
(click on the UK flag)

2022 NACC National Rally a great success!

After two years of cancellations due to the Covid pandemic we were all looking forward to a revival of our National Rally. Unfortunately we couldn’t be at Wolverhampton Rugby Club this year as the pitches were all being dug up to install new drainage systems. Instead, we gathered at Ted’s Hunger Hill campsite near Shifnal, which proved to be a very acceptable alternative. In total we were 12 campers; several members arrived from far-flung places on bikes and tent-camped. Russell Germain rode all the way from Sittingbourne in Kent, while Dave Stevenson rode from Barnsley and Dave Johnson rode from Leek in Staffordshire.

A total of 17 riders lined up for the Saturday run of 44 miles (grateful thanks to Ian Harris for the routes and John Burgess -who rode both routes on Friday – Neil Howells and Ken Hayes for riding the routes before the rally), the run was via Patshull Fishing Lake to Halfpenny Green airfield, only slightly marred by a brief period of rain.

The line-up on Saturday 2nd July
Coffee and teas at Patshull lake
After Saturday’s ride, some well-earned refreshment!

Sundays’ run had several options; the long route (led by John Burgess) was 24 miles, while a shorter route, for those wanting to get away in good time, was 12 miles, led by Neil Howells.

The Sunday run line-up. Two routes were on offer, 12 or 24 miles, stopping at RAF Cosford.

Classic & Vintage Motorcycle Show


Sunday 15th May 2022
10.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Organized jointly with the VMCC North West Region. We invite club members to join us for what promises to be a day to remember. Great machines, good chat and a museum which never fails to impress visitors!!
At:- The British Commercial Vehicle Museum
King Street, Leyland PR25 2LE

A wonderful museum, close to M6 JCT 28. A great day out for both participants and visitors. Plenty of display area on hard standing.
Visit www.britishcommercialvehiclemuseum.com or email < enquiries@britishcommercialvehiclemuseum.com >
for further details. Or < rickroberton@gmail.com >

Stafford International Motorcycle Show a great success!

Our stand at the 2022 edition of this show proved a great success with visitors who flocked to ask technical questions on mopeds, autocycles and cyclemotors, all of which were displayed as typical NACC machines.

Some photos of the event:

Pride of place went to Derek Langdon’s extraordinary 1923 Atlas cyclemotor.
John Burgess won an award for Best Autocycle (we know, it isn’t an autocycle….) for his superbly-restored 1957 Ducati 55 – basically a Cucciolo engine in a moped frame.

NACC National Rally is on!

The NACC National Rally will take place over the weekend of 1-3 July 2022. We are unable to return to the Wolverhampton Rugby Club this year due to drainage work on the pitches, but we hope to be back there again in 2023! This year’s event will be held at Ted’s Hunger Hill campsite, Hunger Hill Farm, Sheriffhales, Shifnal TF11 8SA. Please book your pitch direct with Ted on 07807 798288 or email info@hungerhillfarm.co.uk. The cost is £20 per night per pitch, with hookups an extra £5. The information in April’s Buzzing is incorrect – the cost isn’t £20 per head per night. Apologies for mis-informing members!

A change of title at Footman James

Footman James have advised us that as of 22nd March 2022 their legal entity name has changed from Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd. (TUGL) to Advisory Insurance Brokers Ltd. (AIBL). This is purely a name-change and will in no way affect your insurance cover.

NACC member Stuart Blakemore at the NEC Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

Stuart has been invited to partner the FBHVC at the above show, exhibiting his New Hudson autocycle, he is involved with the Heritage Apprenticeship scheme which is being promoted at the NEC from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March. A photo of Stuart’s autocycle is being used on the the website. see below.

Stuart is in Hall 5, the FBHVC Skills Zone stand, if you’d like to visit it and have a chat with him.