A preview of the 2014 events, more details to follow.
Stafford Show 26-27 April
Southern Classic Bike Show 24th May 2014
Vic Yoel has booked a stand for 7 machines see http://www.egp-enterprises.co.uk/ and contact Vic for further details.
Les Newman Run 1st June 2014
Exclusively for pre war Marston Sunbeams Sunday the 1st June 11am for 11.30 Free entry and refreshments Starting and finishing at: Prebendal Farm, Bishopstone nr Swindon Wiltshire SN4 8PT (next to Church) A social run taking Les Newman’s practise route of approximately 40 miles. The route takes you across the Wiltshire downs and up into the second highest village in Wiltshire with a halfway pub stop in Albourne Please contact John Phizacklea 01793 740594 or email email@example.com
The Dalriada Run 1st June 2014
A fantastic run through beautiful countryside in Scotland
The route has some hills (unavoidable in this part of the world) and this should be borne in mind when choosing your machine. I will say though that any Sunbeam model will do the job. The run will start from Seil Island Village Hall (at which there are good parking facilities) here at Ellenabeich and make its way south to the Cairnbaan Hotel by the Crinan Canal, near Lochgilphead. The run will leave the hall at approximately 10am on Sunday, 1st June and there will be a gathering the previous night at the local pub. (Oyster Bar, Ellenabeich, where evening food is available). The entry fee is £17.00 and additional lunch £12.00 (i.e.pillion passenger) There are local B&Bs. The Seil Island Village Hall can also accommodate overnight stays, though you will have to supply your own sleeping bag etc – a bit like indoor camping! Fuel As with everywhere else, petrol stations are becoming less numerous and at the start location there is no fuel supply. Please ensure you have a full tank of fuel before you start. It would be wise to have a spare gallon and you may want to deposit it in the sweeper vehicle if you think necessary. There are two petrol stations a short distance from the lunch stop (Cairnbaan Hotel 40 miles from the start and mid-way through the run) and lunch will start at 12.30pm. I am sure this will be flexible. First off from Seil Island Hall will be at 10.00am. Smaller capacities and outfits first. The route is quite simple, with the least number of turns – I have tried to keep it direct. Please take your time and enjoy the route. There will be an award for the best Sunbeam and best machine of other manufacture. For further details and entry form please contact Chris Odling Tel: 01852 300191 or firstname.lastname@example.org DALRIADA – a little bit of history The people of Dalriada were known as the Scoti and probably originated in north east Ireland. The "probably" is because no trace of the large scale migration of people this would imply has been found on the ground, and some experts believe that the Scoti were actually descendents of the Epidii tribe who were earlier recorded as living in western Scotland. Either way, the Scoti, or Scots, remained a force in their part of Scotland from before 500 until after 800. The last King of Dalriada was Kenneth I, who went on to gain control of the Pictish crown in 834 and merge the crowns of the Scots and the Picts to make a single kingdom, Alba: what we would today call Scotland - though its borders took centuries more to define. The seat of power in Dalriada was at Dunadd in Argyll, which served as the capital of the Kingdom and was where its Kings were anointed. We will pass Dunadd on the homeward route.
For further details please contact Chris Odling email@example.com
Banbury Rally 8 June
Archie’s Cuckoo Run
Annual Sunbeam Rally 4-5-6 July
Powderham classic vehicle show in Devon runs the 12th and 13th July. Over 1000 bikes, cars steam engines. Entry for bikes is £2-00. Camping with showers £20 for Saturday and Sunday.
For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Country Vehicle Rally 27th July
Founders Day 20 July
Vic’s Sun Run 26 Sept
Northern Run 4 Oct Kirkby Stephen Cumbria
South West Wales Rally
East Anglia Section Meetings
The East Anglia Section of the Marston Sunbeam Club will be meeting on the first Saturday of the month at The Three Tuns in Finchingfield, Essex. This is a motorcycle friendly pub with a close association with contemporary TT racing as well as other countless competitions. The following dates are already set in place having already spoken with Mike Stone who is the landlord of the pub.
The time of each meet will be 11am, a full English breakfast is available all day and of course they have a lunch option. The Three Tuns phone number is 01371810165
These are the dates:
Saturday March 1st
Saturday April 5th
Saturday June 7th
Saturday July 5th
Saturday August 2nd
Saturday September 6th