eCommunications 2023

All of the eMail communications sent out in 2023

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Iceni eComms, issued 28th February

Blow the Cobwebs Ride – Sunday 12th March

Yay…! it’s time for Iceni Chapter to formally start the 2023 riding season.

Meet up at Broadland Premier Inn NR7 0WG – What Three Words /// pulled.type.priced

Sunday 12th March 2023 – 11-00 am ready for 11-30 am stands up…

50 mile route to Kings Head PH Wroxham ///etchings.during.doghouse

Riding time approximately 1 hr 20 mins

No return route planned but if folks wish to join in there will be members riding back to Norwich after lunch.

We’ll be riding a route taking in a cross-country route heading south initially, then taking in a loop around towards Gt Yarmouth before riding back through the Broads towards Wroxham Kings Head PH for Sunday lunch…

Please see attached menu and we would ask that you drop an email to with your menu selections by Wednesday 8th March.

If you would simply like to join the ride without ordering lunch then no problem, please join in, but it would be good to know if you’re planning on joining us anyway.

It’s our first group ride of 2023 we will take things easy so let’s make sure we have a safe and pleasant ride.

Make sure you arrive with a tank full of fuel, use the toilet before we ride out as we will not be stopping en route, plus please make sure your bike is serviced, safe and roadworthy…!

Planned road speeds will not exceed legal limits and will be appropriate to prevailing weather, road conditions and perceived rider ability.

We would ask any new members to make themselves known on the day so we can brief them on some of the elements of our group riding techniques. We would ask riders who are unsure to please read through the Group Riding Recommendations before coming along, which would provide a decent introduction.

If weather forecast is excessively wet or windy please check for update on Iceni Google Calendar plus text message advising any changes or cancellation which will be provided by 8pm the evening before the ride.

Any questions, as always, please call or mail.

Road Crew Ross & Betty St Q

Mob 07802 800180

Iceniors Ride Again! Tech Talk and Trip to Carrington Arms issued 20th February

Don’t Forget, Norwich HD, Tuesday from 6:00

Get ready for the new riding season at the ‘Back to Biking’ open night at the Ber Street dealership next Tuesday Evening from 6:00pm (21st February).  There will be a tech talk and the chance to have a look at the deals on the latest 120th anniversary line of clothing.

Return of Iceniors Wednesday rides

We have had a great series of Iceniors rides in the past and very much look forward to keeping our Wednesday rides fun and interesting.  Despite the name, these rides are open to all members of Iceni, you don’t have to be a ‘senior’.

The first ride of the season will be on Wednesday 15th March, meeting up at Norwich H-D Ber Street, 10:30 ready for 11:00 departure.

If you have any suggestions for destinations or places you would like to visit, let me know. Once we have received your thoughts and ideas we will prepare and issue an Iceniors Ride Outs Calendar. E Mail me on with your comments and ideas and to ensure your name and number is on our WhatsApp group.

It is likely that I will not be available to attend all rides and will nominate Dorian to help out with “mates rides” …. Should any other RC’s be available to support our midweek rides please let me know.

We are really looking forward to having another great year of riding so no matter where or the distance, we will try and have something for everyone!

Looking forward to riding with you.

Ride Safe.
Jon Taylor 

Ride Down to Cirencester Rally and Trip to Bletchley Park, 17th August

Some of us who went down to Cirencester last year, stopped off for an overnight stay at the Carrington Arms kindly arranged by Sue and Martyn Kyson. This broke up the trip nicely and we had chilled out evening in excellent surroundings before carrying on to the rally the following day.  Well, Sue and Martyn have managed to reserve rooms for us at the Carrington Arms again this year.

15 rooms are reserved and 6 have been taken up, so 9 rooms are still available at the moment.  There are two rooms available at £104 including breakfast and the others range from £95 > £105 without breakfast. Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Sue and Martyn are not actually going to the rally on Friday 18th August,  they will be leading a ride to Bletchley Park ( where all this computer malarkey first started and real history was made.  Rally goers will make their way to Cirencester.

The trip to the Carrington Arms is about 104 miles.

Can you let Sue and Martyn know if you would like to book a room at the Carrington Arms asap as we would like to finalise numbers as quickly as possible, so any rooms we don’t need can be released for other guests to book.

Contact Martyn on

Iceni eComms, issued 6th February

Back to Biking

Get ready for the new riding season at the ‘Back to Biking’ open night at the Ber Street dealership next Tuesday Evening from 6:00pm (21st February).  There will be a tech talk and the chance to have a look at the deals on the latest 120th anniversary line of clothing.

February and March Activities, issued 6th February

Valentine meal for two or out with my Iceni family, what a dilemma!! 

For those who fancy a night out in February with friends why not join us for our social on Saturday 18th February.

Oaklands Hotel, 89 Yarmouth Rd, Norwich, NR7 0HH

7pm sit down

25 places available

Pre-orders required

Closing date Monday 13th February

To book email Sophie on

WhatsApp or text 07760 233252

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Iceni’s going to the dogs.

Some say we went a long time ago, how rude!! Come and join the fun on Saturday 18th March

We look forward to seeing you there

Audrey and the activities team

Rally Updates, issued 29th January

Rally News

Sherwood Rally – (5th to 7th May) The Sherwood Rally now falls on the weekend of the King’s Coronation, and Monday 8th May has been declared a public holiday, should you wish to stay at Woodland Waters for an additional night (Sunday) please call them direct on 01400 230888 stating the lead name and the Lodge/room number and they will be able to tell you how much and take your booking. Please be aware, there will no rally activities taking place, it will be another day away to chill and relax before returning home.

Cirencester – (18th to 20th August) Bookings are being taken and tickets have gone fast.  Fortunately, Iceni have managed to secure some rooms but unfortunately, all that’s left are 18 single rooms. A couple can book two single rooms for the same price as a double and Eileen (Hogsback Activities Officer) has assured us that couples will be next door to each other. Single person on their own £188, Couple £315, both prices include rally, accommodation, and food. Contact Eileen Ostinelli at to reserve your room/s Please make Eileen aware that you are Iceni when booking. It’s planned there will be a group ride leaving on Thursday 17th and stopping overnight on the way there, more details on that nearer the time.

Cider Rally – (28th April to 1st May) If you are going to The Cider Rally and fancy making a bit of a tour of it, Sue and Martyn Kyson invite you to accompany them as they wend their way to Sand Bay. They will be leaving Thickthorn at 08:00 on Wednesday 26th April for the 265-mile ride to Portland Bill. Stopping at Birchanger Services and Fleet services for fuel/comfort break, arrival time at the Heights Hotel should be around 15:00.

The hotel is elevated and looks right along Chesil Beach ( Food is a bit pricey here but is very good. The next day you can choose to explore places such as Durdle Door and Lulworh Cove among others, or you can ride with Sue and Martyn to Monkey World or Bovington Tank Museum.

On Friday you will leave for the Cider Rally after breakfast.  Last year Sue and Martyn did a fantastic sweeping route taking in some great scenery and stopping at places like Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (think Hovis ad) then on to The Cider Rally near Weston-Super-Mare. The ride home will be via the Midlands with suitable fuel stops/comfort breaks. It is estimated that the trip (excluding rally rides) will be about 700 miles in total. If enough people commit to going, it may be that Sue and Martyn can negotiate a reduced rate for the hotel.  For more information contact Martyn at

Trip to Normandy and an Apology, issued 16th January

Normandy Beaches Tour 2023

I am arranging a trip to the Normandy beaches in July

We will leave on overnight ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo on Saturday 15th July and returning on the Tuesday night ferry arriving in Portsmouth Wednesday morning.

We will visit two to three site per day including Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge, The Utah Beach Museum, and various other sites of interest

We will be staying in Bayeux for two nights. A rough guide for the cost of two people sharing, food, exhibit tickets and one bike on the ferry should be in the region of £1000.00 per couple.

Places are restricted so get back to me by email ASAP.


Phil Dingle

Iceni Times … an apology

I owe our now ex-editor, Colin and members who are not on FaceBook an apology.  I forgot to email out Colin’s last edition of The Iceni Times.  Sorry.

However, it is quite apposite that it should come to you today.  Today is ‘Blue Monday’, recognised as being the most miserable day of the year. So, what better to lift the gloom and put a smile on your face than another excellent edition of Colin’s publication. (I presume whoever named the third Monday of January, Blue Monday doesn’t ride a Harley).

Bowling Challenge, issued 8th January

Iceni Annual Bowling Challenge, Saturday 28th January

It’s January, It’s bowling challenge time!

Work off some the excesses of the festive period by throwing some heavy balls in the general direction of a stack of pins somewhere in the distance.

Saturday 28th January
7:00pm start, arrive 6:45pm
Hollywood Bowl, Riverside, Norwich
£26 per head
Two games of bowling, food and drink included in the price.
Own soft soled shoes to be worn, no bowling shoes for hire.
24 spaces reserved so don’t delay in booking

To book email Audrey at or contact on 07908682911.

Payment can be made direct to the Chapter with bowling as a reference. Cut-off date for bookings, Tuesday, 24th January.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Audrey and the Activities Team

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