The NACC stand at the Bristol Classic Bike Show proved hugely popular with visitors, we had no less than 22 bike of all kinds – cyclemotors, autocycles, mopeds and some very fine Italian exotica on display. Three awards were won; Best Cyclemotor/Autocycle for John Burgess’s 1964 Ducati Piuma (yes, we know it isn’t a cyclemotor or autocycle, but that’s what was awarded!), Joe and Jenny Skinner took second place in the Continental machines, awarded for their very fine 1959 Gilera Giubileo 98, and Nick Devonport won Highly Commended for his Poirier Manulette Mobylette-powered 3-wheeled invalid carriage. The stand was crowded both days, with enthusiasts asking questions about their favourite make of cyclemotor/moped. We did our best to provide adequate replies!
We’ve just heard from the Rijwiel Hulpmotor Club, the organisers of the Stramproy cyclemotor-only weekend, that it is definitely going ahead on the weekend of 10-11th September 2022. This event is a must for diehard cyclemotorists, many machines unknown in the UK are present in the Netherlands, there are two runs, one each on Saturday and Sunday, along cycleways and minor roads, the majority of which are flat and therefore ideal for low-powered cyclemotors. The Saturday run is definitely cyclemotors only, even a VeloSolex is frowned on! The Sunday run is more relaxed and period 1950s mopeds are allowed. The heading photo on this site is of the 2019 Stramproy event.
When renewing your membership by BACS bank transfers there is no need to return your reminder forms to P4P as they can identify your payment from your membership number. Please ensure your membership number is included when making a BACS payment. A reminder that when paying by BACS please ensure you include the exact full name of the club: The National Autocycle and Cyclemotor Club Ltd. (note the word and – the symbol & is not recognised). Some BACS payments have been refused because the club name was not complete, this is part of banks tightening up on security and fraud. Our bank is the HSBC, sort code 40-47-11, account number 52867664. Many thanks!
We’ve received a number of new applications for event/run permits which have been added to the Events Calendar on this site, including the VMCC Cyclemotor Section year’s events so have a look, there should be one near to you in the coming months. Time to get those bikes out and go on a run!!
Newly edited Buzzings from all of 2020 and the first 4 issues from 2021 are to be found in the Buzzings section of this website – just click on Buzzing in the main menu and you’ll go straight there. Happy reading!
A few photos of one of the last runs of the year, from Ivetsy Bank to Patshull fishing lake and back, a round trip of about 25 miles. Nine riders took part, a full report will be in December’s issue of Buzzing.
A few photos of the NACC Stafford Show stand, a full report to follow in December’s issue of Buzzing!
Here are a few bikes sold by Bonhams at the Saturday auction…..
A great day out last Sunday, 40 miles of steep mountain lanes, potholed tracks, loose surfaces and suicidal sheep to contend with! Read all about it in the October issue of Buzzing!
We have been advised by Paul Flowers that Rod Western, a long-standing club member, stalwart of the Somerset & Avon section and organiser of the Club stand at the Bristol Classic Bike Show in February, has undergone heart bypass surgery in Bristol Royal Infirmary, having been admitted on Friday 16 July. Rod spent time in an induced coma to aid recovery but was able to smile his recognition when his sister visited him recently.
The NACC Committee would like to join his many friends in Bristol and Wiltshire areas in wishing him a speedy recovery and return to the saddle.