So what of 2017?
 

Sunday 19th March - Stow Maries Aerodrome - Europe's largest surviving WW1 Aerodrome.  We'll be meeting from 9am at the Norton Heath Cafe (CM4 0LQ) with departure at 10am.

Sunday 26th March - Dads Army Museum. A ride to the museum and after the tour, we'll head to the famous Krazy Horse Cafe for a spot of lunch followed by a nice and steady scenic ride back. 

Sunday 09th April - Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge near Folkestone. The ride will be a mixture of roads with a cafe on route and other points of interest. 

Sunday 23rd April - We will be doing a ride to Wessons Cafe in Horam followed by a ride down to the coast. As always, we will try to use a mixture of roads. 

Sunday 21st May - Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Run and Family Fun Day - As Jack Lilley Romford’s chosen charity is the Essex Air Ambulance we will be participating in the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Run, meeting from 9am with a departure time of 10.30am. The 60 mile run finishes at North Weald Airfield (CM16 6HR) for a Family Fun Day (formerly the Essex Motorcycle Show).

The run will be arriving at North Weald from around noon if family & friends wish to be there to greet you, see you at the start!

Sunday 28th May - RAT run to North Fambridge River Festival - Meeting at the Norton Heath Cafe (CM4 0LQ) from 9am with a 10am departure we will be taking a gentle run through the Essex countryside to the North Fambridge River Festival. Again this day out is aimed at the whole family so if friends and family want to join us at North Fambridge (CM3 6LU) we will be aiming to arrive around noon.

Tuesday 30th May - Dick Turpin Pub Bike Meet - Arriving from 18.30 at the Dick Turpin public house on the A127 (SS12 9HZ) come and show off your pride and joy at one of the biggest evening bike meets in Essex! Not surprisingly a wide range of refreshments are available!

Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th June - BikeFest South at Goodwood - Final call for those who wish to join the overnight run to Goodwood as per the last email – please contact Shaun at jacklilleyromford.rats@gmail.com by this coming Sunday (May 7th) if you wish to attend so that he can book the overnight accommodation. 

Tuesday 20th June - Dick Turpin Pub Bike Meet - Another chance to show off your bike to the masses! Arriving from 18.30 at the Dick Turpin public house on the A127 (SS12 9HZ) come and join us at one of the biggest evening bike meets in Essex! 

Sunday 2nd July - Ride Sunday - Our chosen charity is The Firefighters Charity due to recent tragic event (Grenfell Tower). Donation details will follow.

Sunday 23rd July – Bardwell Windmill

A foray into the wilds of Suffolk to visit the Bardwell Windmill at Bardwell, near Ixworth (IP31 1AD). Meet at Norton Heath Café (CM4 0LQ) from 9am to depart at 10am. Apparently those who behave themselves will be greeted with a cup of tea upon arrival at the mill – how civilised!. 

Sunday 6th August – Museum of Power

Local ride short but sweet and we end up at the Museum of Power Langford BIKEMEET live bands,Stalls, Classic, vintage, race & touring displays, Trail demonstrations, Club stands, Steam Museum 

And we have a full month of rides in September:

Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd September - Brighton Speed Trails 

Sunday 10th September - Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run 

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th September - Weekender run to Cheddar Gorge - We have only limited spaces on our Cheddar Gorge run on the 16 - 17 Sept 2017. We are stopping near the medieval town of Wells and the Wookey Hole Caves. We will do are best to give you an entertaining ride across. We will be coming from the north and heading back from the south. At our hotel I am trying arrange evening and menu. More information will follow as the route and dining confirm. To secure your places we require a £70 deposit per room this for the hotel room. Other costs will be food and fuel and entry in to the caves but we will try and determine if it's worth it on the time scale.  Please let me know if sole or couple as I will need to keep a log on numbers.  First come (with deposit), first serve basis.

Sunday 24th September - Distinguished Gentlemans Ride - For all you ladies and gents how want to do a your bit for Movember & SUICIDE PREVENTION.  Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 20-39,  

To reserve your place on any of the above rides, please email jacklilleyromford.rats@gmail.com.