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Moulton Bicycle Club has a New President

Tony Hadland has graciously agreed to be the Club's new President.

Having written two definitive books about the Moulton Bicycle, he has an encyclopaedic knowledge about the machines we cherish and the UK bicycle industry in general.

Many Members will remember that Tony was the first Editor of The Moultoneer. He was Editor for three separate terms of office!

In his writings on the world of bicycling, has been a strong advocate of the Moulton philosophy.

He has been a central welcoming face at many past BoAs. His knowledge of Moulton bicycles was heavily relied upon by Alex Moulton at the Saturday afternoon courtyard gatherings where AM would talk about the many different models being shown by their owners.

Tony was the Master of Ceremonies at the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the Moulton Bicycle and also was nominated by Alex to give a eulogy about AM’s achievements in the bicycle world at his funeral.

As the Club moves into a new, post- AM, era, we look forward to a long and happy association with Tony.

Alex Moulton Memorial Weekend

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2013.

Gates at The Hall will open at 10:00 on Saturday morning.
Please give your name and membership number at the gate and proceed down the hill to the Courtyard.

Moulton Preservation, Moulton Regalia and Moulton Bicycle Company will have sales stalls in the Courtyard.
Refreshments will be available.

On Saturday evening, we will meet at The Riverside Inn, by St. Margaret's Hall from 7 p.m. for an evening meal.

On Sunday, there will be 2 rides, a Family Ride of 10 miles and a 25 mile ride leaving from St. Margaret's Hall at 10 a.m.
Following the rides, we will meet back at The Riverside for lunch.


September Club Weekend at BoA 2012

50th Anniversary of the Moulton Bicycle

Friday 7th Sept:

The grounds of The Hall will be open from 17.30pm on Friday for the campers (please do not arrive
before this time unless you are a nominated helper). Please remember that The Hall and its grounds are
home to Dr. Moulton and that we are there at his invitation. Anthony Best Dynamics and The Moulton
Bicycle Co. also have their businesses there. Please respect this!

This year there will be a wristband entry system. Members wishing to attend on Saturday only will have
to apply in advance to Arthur Smith* sending a stamped, self- addressed envelope (SAE) and a cheque
for £5 payable to the Moulton Bicycle Club. This will entitle you to entry to the Bring and Buy sale and
all other events on Saturday. If you wish to bring any family members please state their names on the
form provided, there will be no extra cost. Please note you do not need to pay £5 if you are camping or
attending the evening meal. Members who are camping or attending the Dinner will be issued with a
wristband. This will also entitle them to free entry at the Bring and Buy sale.

There will be a security company on duty at the main gate. Anyone without a wristband will not be
allowed entry. These measures have proved to be necessary because of security problems in past years.
Parking permits will be issued to campers and sellers only and will be sent out when Arthur has received
the completed forms.

Camping is priced at £15 per tent with the use of shower and toilet facilities. Bring and Buy tables will
be £5 per table, £10 for larger tables e.g Trade. Remember please bring suitable covering for tables as
the tables this year are hired.

Overseas visitors can book through Tim Evans, Membership Secretary, using Pay Pal.

*Arthur Smith, 22b Westhampnett Road, Chichester, W. Sussex, PO19 7HW

Please note that you attend this weekend event at your own risk.

BoA 2012 Application form

Timetable of Events

Friday evening 7th Sept:


Members are invited to meet at the Riverside Inn in B.o.A for drinks and something to eat.

Saturday morning 8th Sept:

Bring and Buy sale in the marquee at 9.30am for sellers and opens at 10am for buyers. This year, tables
will be provided, closes at 12 noon.

Saturday afternoon 2pm

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, two record-breaking, Moulton-riding cyclists will be our guests;
John Woodburn and Vic Nicholson along with David Duffield who organized John Woodburn's record-
breaking Cardiff to London ride. Also in attendance will be Mick Ives who rode a track version of the F
frame to victory in the 4 man Pursuit at the Coventry Stadium in 1963. The Master of Ceremonies will be
Tony Hadland, the well known author and cycling historian. Alex Moulton will also attend.

Saturday afternoon 3pm:

Dress to Impress: Last year this was a very successful event. Members are invited to come along with
their favourite Moulton and dress in clothing to match the era of the bike, colour co-ordinated or fancy
dress, you will be interviewed by Tony Hadland and a prize will be awarded to the best bike/outfit.

If any members have good examples of very early narrow bellows Moultons please could they bring
them along to display in the courtyard and discuss with Tony if the time permits. A greater selection of
catering will be provided this year including bacon rolls at the Bring and Buy sale and further lunchtime
teas/catering organised by Zoe Martin’s family

Once the afternoon talks are over, the Test Track will be available for approximately an hour and a half
for members to test out factory demonstrators and each others’ machines. The use of the Test Track will
be restricted to this time only as last year it was becoming too crowded and dangerous at times. Please
ride safely around the track as there may be damp moss in places and there is a steep climb to master.
We may have marshals in place if the track becomes busy to space out the riders and point out hazards.
Please wear a helmet for your safety and remember that you attend the event at your own risk.

Saturday evening 7.30pm for 8pm:

For the evening the Club offer a choice. The Annual Dinner will be in a Marquee on the main lawn. This
will be a self-service buffet with a vegetarian option.

Please state your choices on the form i.e. Beef/salmon/chicken so that Arthur can let the caterers know.
Send an SAE with your cheque payable to the Moulton Bicycle Club. No SAE no tickets!

Alternatively if you wish you can bring your own food and use the BBQ facilities on the lawn. Please be
careful around the BBQ. There will probably be small children running around. You attend at your own



Self service hot buffet: With a choice of pasta, rice, potatoes and a selection of fresh vegetables.

The main menu will be:

Carbonnade of Beef

or Chicken Supreme

or Fresh Scottish Salmon

Vegetarian Option:

Tomato & Mozzarela Tartlets

or Pasta Bake


Summer fruits with vanilla ice-cream

or filo parcels with lemon souffle

plus tea or coffee with mints

Please use the downloadable form on the website.

Sunday 9th:

There will be three rides, all starting at the main gates.

Ride One: Start 9.30am A longer ride option, led by Dan Farrell of the Moulton Bicycle Company, is
approx. 40 miles. Return to the Riverside Inn for lunch.

Ride Two: Start 10am A medium ride of approx: 25 miles led by Arthur Smith taking in local country
lanes, with a coffee stop at Laycock and return to BoA for lunch at the Riverside Inn.

Ride Three: Start 10.30am A short family ride along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath to the Angel
Fish Cafe for refreshments and then return to the Riverside Inn at BOA approx: 10 miles.

Please note that the Weekend finishes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, by which time the Club marquee must taken
down and the site cleared and left tidy.

Moultoneer Magazine Production – Situation Vacant!

Your Club is still searching for a new Editor to produce / assist in the design of the club magazine, The Moultoneer.

Since the last issue Moulton fanatic Andy Forey has offered to step in as myshort term replacement. This is wonderful news; Andy is a creative chap who I am sure will bring new aspects to the publication, as well as keeping a good balance of old and new.

We would like to hear from anyone who may be able to help with the future of the magazine; perhaps there is a group of people out there who would be keen to write material. We are ready to welcome anyone of you who may be interested!

Perhaps there are some new members of the club who might want to offer their skills to become part of this interesting opportunity. If you would like to express interest in the role / role(s) please contact our club chairman, Aynsley Brown or Sub Editor Michael Woolf. Any small amount of help would go a long way to ensuring the magazine’s regularity and maintaining the content that you want to see!

If you are interested in the editorship, the following skills might be helpful -
• A passion for writing
• Have some skills in graphics / publishing software, perhaps you have put together newsletters etc. Remember, as the Editor you have some creative freedom to take the magazine where you wish (provided it stays Moulton!)
• Interest in photography, layout and print, and of course an interest in learning more about our favourite small wheeled bicycles!

If you have any questions to ask then please contact any of the team, and of course, if you don’t wish to take the whole thing on - please keep your articles coming!

Thanks again
Tom Esslemont January 2012