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The Talking Tony Memorial Yeti Hunt Treff, 8th – 10th December

In May this year 2023 we lost our old friend, club stalwart and much loved character Tony Simmonds.

Tony and I came up with the idea of the Yeti hunt camp in 2012 whilst chatting in a field at a Squires rally in Scotland. A winter camp at some altitude and isolated location appealed to us both. Tony came up with the location and I added the name, The Yeti Hunt was born and one particularly suitable snowy weekend in January 2012, 17 of us turned up at the Tan Hill Inn the highest public house in England, and had a hoot.

Since that first successful camp Tony scoured the northern regions tirelessly every year in search of suitable locations, and came up with some belters.It seems fitting that this years Yeti Hunt shall be dedicated to the memory of Tony god rest his soul.

So this December 2023 we shall be holding the “Talking Tony memorial Yeti Hunt Treff” at Middleton Top camp site near Matlock on the 8th 9th 10th December.

The site is a short walk from local pubs and shops, not so isolated.
Location – Middleton, Derbyshire, England, DE4 4LS,
53.093417, -1.585338

For any further information please contact me, Robin at or 07721 899641.

Jawa CZ Owners Club Camping Weekend, Middleton Top, Derbyshire, September 8th – 10th

Jawa CZ Owners Club Camping Weekend
Middleton Top Camping, Derbyshire
September 8th – 10th
Middleton Top Campsite, 20 Rise End, Middleton, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4LS.
The campsite is located 4 miles south of Matlock, in the village of Middleton, on the B5035.
The entrance to the campsite is via a narrow lane directly opposite the Rising Sun Pub.
The site is close to local village pubs and other facilities on the edge of the beautiful Peak District.
The Rising Sun pub does lunches and evening meals.
The site has toilets, showers, an undercover washing area and hardstanding for camper vans.
It also has a glamping tent and a converted railway carriage for those who would not like to camp. Booking these, directly with the campsite owners, would be highly advised – text to book 07986 100230
Camping is £10 per person per night.
Booking is not necessary, but the campsite owners have asked for approximate numbers so phone or text if you’re aiming to be there.
Dave Eatock 07951 312914
Ian Bridges 07979 805552

North Wales & Cheshire Section Camping Weekend, 1st – 2nd September, Bala, LL23 7DD

North Wales & Cheshire Section Camping Weekend (But also has a B&B)
September 1st and 2nd,
Bwch-Yn-Uchaf Campsite,
Y Bala,
North Wales,
LL23 7DD.
Phone 01678 540983

All bookings to be made directly with the campsite using the website or by phone and please let them know you are with the MZ club on booking.
It is £9pn so £18 for the weekend.
Check in from 13:00 & out by 10:30.
Yr Eagles Llanuwchllyn pub just 3 min walk away and Bala Lake Railway Heritage Centre next door.
This is a family site so please respect the site rules including quiet after 10pm.

NW Section autumn camp, Coniston Hall, 22nd – 24th September

We will be holding our autumn camping weekend over the weekend of September 22nd – 24th at Coniston Hall campsite, Coniston in the Lake District, LA21 8AS.

This is a well equipped campsite which is situated on the shores of Lake Coniston and is about a mile from Coniston village off the A593. The village itself has a number of cafes and pubs but there are a couple of pubs close to the campsite.

The tariff is per night; Adults £13 – vehicles £2. Any questions should be directed to me.

Dave Gillespie
0151 474 1877

Kent Invicta Summer Camp, Canterbury, 4th – 6th August

Kent Invicta Summer Camp will be:

Friday 4th August till Sunday 6th August 2023.
£12 per night per person (I’ll be collecting this at the camp).
Hatcher’s Farm Campsite
The Street,
Nr Canterbury.
CT3 1ED.
Shower/toilets on site.
We’ll be camping amongst the plum trees as usual, but it will be a bit busier this year so John, the owner, has asked us to pitch on A/B and C rows only which he’s reserved for us.
Local pub just over the road, Half Moon and Seven Stars and they’ve made the local nursery restaurant even bigger.

I’ll be there from the Thursday evening.

Email me if you need any further details.
Karl Bentley
Kent Invicta Section Rep.

Karl Bentley e-mail

Ireland Annual Rally, 8th – 11th September

8th to 11th of Sept – Ireland Annual Rally
Our annual event this year will be held once more at the Climbers Inn, Lyranes Upper, Glencar, Co. Kerry, V93 RX23.
Arrive from 3pm Friday.
There are rooms available in The Climbers Inn and plenty of camping.
To book accommodation please ring The Climbers Inn directly on 00353 66 976 0101 and ask for Noreen.
Any queries please contact Ger on 00353 86 6000 638 or by email

Notts and Derbys Events – April – September 2023

April 16th – Section mtg at EVR
May 9th – Rideout to Froghall Wharf (Hettys Café)
May 19/20/21 – Section Camp at Miners Standard, Wunster
May 21st – Section mtg at EVR
June 16th – Rideout with Staffs and Midlands Sections to Triumph Factory, Hinckley, Leics
June 18th – Section mtg at EVR
July 2nd – Crich Tramway Village Classic Motorcycle Day
July 16th – Section mtg at EVR
August (date TBC) – Visit to Pleasley Colliery Mining Museum
August 20th – Section mtg at EVR
Sept 3rd – Rideout to Bomber Command Museum, Lincoln
Sept 17th – Section mtg at EVR – Topbox Sale

Bill Dobson funeral

Bill Dobson sadly passed away on 17th February. His funeral is to be held on Tuesday 7th March at Whitley bay crematorium at 3pm. He was very well travelled on his blue supa 5 and will be sadly missed. Further information please contact me via email or home phone number details in club magazine
Tony Searle
Northumbria section rep

Anglesey Vintage Rally, 20th – 21st May

We would like to invite you to the Anglesey Vintage Equipment Rally 20th and 21st May 2023.

The Motorcycle section will be hosted indoors, in our usual Hanger, and we are really looking forward to welcoming existing and new exhibitors.

Please see attached a blank entry form for you to complete and return to us. If you could please provide a stamped, addressed envelope. Acceptance letters will be sent out approximately 4 weeks before the show.

Although the bike section predominantly promotes pre 1980s machinery, consideration will be given to more modern machinery with particularly interesting qualities or history (e.g custom, rare, specials).

Please note, we will provide notification should your entry not be selected for this years exhibit (highly unlikely). Please consider your application accepted unless you receive this notification.

Return Address:

Jim Duffy
2 Dol Eithin,
LL65 3NF

Entry Form