A group of seven NACC members made the journey across to Stramproy, tucked away in the SE corner of Holland close to the Belgian and German borders, to ride with members of the RHC cyclemotor club on their annual rally. We meet many of them every year at Rando Cyclos in France and as this year’s rally theme was British cyclemotors, we just had to go.
It was a fabulous weekend- Saturday included a visit to Naud Anderkerk’s vast collection of bikes housed on two floors of a big farm outbuilding; a 40km signposted ride through the byways and cycle-lanes (50cc machines permitted) of Holland and Belgium with 87 riders, a tombola for an unrestored cyclemotor and a great BBQ at Naud’s house in the evening. The Sunday run was 60kms and led by organiser Joost Heesakkers on a Cymota-powered tandem, which attracted 65 riders, most on cyclemotors.
We had a lunch stop at the Mullerhof friterie in Belgium, just over the non-existent border, where the popular local delicacy of a chip-filled baguette with a spicy sausage and mayonnaise garnish was enjoyed by many ravenous riders!
A fuller report will appear in a future issue of Buzzing. Our thanks go to Naud, Joost and all their helpers at Stramproy for organising such a fantastic weekend, we’ll just have to do it again next year!
A new NACC Section for the NE of England has been formed- the TWITTS (Tyne Wear Including Tees and Tweed) who have just held their inaugural meeting. Organiser Colin Liddell from Wallsend has sent in a report of the meeting, to read it please click on the link between the photos.
An NACC member has contacted the webmaster in the hope somebody out there can help with his Teagle engagement mechanism. It is the early Bowden-cable operated mechanism (not the later saw-toothed version projecting forward under the saddle) and has been dismantled but the suspicion is that some parts are missing. One part has been cleaned and plated, but it isn’t evident where it fits. Please click on the link below (Teagle parts) to see the photos and Teagle part list illustration. Anybody who can help, or supply a photo of a complete engagement mechanism, please contact us via the firstname.lastname@example.org email address or on the contact form. Many thanks!
Last year they battled through the roof-rattling Storm Imogen to put two dozen ‘buzzing’ machines on display … and came away with a rosette for Terry and Rose Donovan’s 1958 Heinkel Perle (above). There was also a great deal of technical interest in Phillipa Wheeler’s much-travelled 1952 Lohmann 18cc compression-ignition cyclemotor.
Why not pop along to see what they’ve got on show this year, and have a natter with Rod and the NACC crew.