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Solex Club Spirales, Calais, 8th / 9th June 2019

Posted by Paul G on January 20, 2019 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (1)

The information for the Solex Club Spirales, 25th anniversary event Calais – 8th -9th June, 2019 has just been released. Here is the original version sent to me and a Google translation (for those of us – like me – who do not speak French).

Bonjour à tous,

ça fait 6 mois qu'on est dessus, ça y est , c'est la fête du solex à Calais qui commence...........25 ans ça se fête , non !!!

en PJ, tout ce qu'il vous faut pour vous inscrire au 25 ans du S C S Calais :

Dépliant du club: Inscription avec détails du WE de Pentecôte 2019 ( 1 par personne à inscrire )

Où vous loger! Vite n'y en aura pas pour tout le monde ( 200 solexistes MAXI )

À bientôt de vous retrouver chez nous à Calais .

Jean-Maurice DUHAUT

pour le bureau du S C S Calais

Hello everyone,

It's been 6 months that we are on it. That's it, it's the feast of Solex in Calais that begins ........... 25 years it's party, no!

In PDF, all you need to register for the 25th anniversary of S C S Calais:

Club Flyer: Registration with details of the Whit weekend 2019 (1 per person to register)

Where to stay: Quick ......... there will not be for everyone (200 Solexists MAXI)

See you soon at home in Calais.

Jean-Maurice DUHAUT

for the office of S C S Calais

You can see the PDF’s for event information, registration and accommodation here:

I went to the 20th anniversary celebrations in 2014 and can thoroughly recommend the event. It was very enjoyable and extremely well organised. Plus, it’s just over the other side of the channel so getting there is easy!

Solex-friendly ride in Holland 29th May ??? 3rd June 2019.

Posted by Paul G on November 4, 2018 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

One of our regular contributors to the Forum, Solexrunner (Uwe), has organised an event in Holland next year and invites members of Velosolex Club U.K. to join him with other Solex and moped riders for a long weekend of rides.

You can see all the information, camping details, hotel accommodation and ride details in the calendar here:

Updated - Filling in the D.V.L.A. V55/5 form

Posted by Paul G on October 22, 2018 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (1)

The V55/5 form has recently been updated with a few more questions being added. Fortunately, none of these extra questions has any relevance to getting a Solex registered. Also, the form can now be downloaded instead of having to apply for it online.

The ‘Getting a Solex registered’ information at the top of the page in the blue header bar has been updated to reflect this new information and the ‘Filling in the V55/5 form’ in the Forum area under ‘HELPFUL INFORMATION for getting a Solex U.K. REGISTERED’ now shows the new form correctly filled in with a link to the GOV.UK website to download the form. reply to problem of new members not being able to log on

Posted by Paul G on October 1, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The following e-mail was sent to me by regarding the Captcha V1 ‘security’ problem preventing new members from progressing their application:

Nick (Webs 3.0)

Oct 1, 11:58 EDT


The issue you have reported with signing up, or logging into, the Webs Members App due to a CAPTCHA error has been resolved.

If you, or any of your members continue to see the error, please clear your browser cache, and attempt to login again. If unclear on how to clear your cache, you may refer to the following guide for instructions:

We again apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused, and appreciate your patience as we investigated/resolved it for you.

Thank you for your time, and if you have any further questions, please feel free to ask!

I hope the above information works but if it doesn't - don't shoot the messenger!  :)

Essex on my Velosolex website

Posted by Paul G on April 8, 2018 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (4)

The Essex on my Velosolex website: has had a makeover and been updated.

Go and have a look at the rides to be planned for the rest of 2018, the gallery of previous rides, reviews, news, videos - and there is now merchandise available!

If you would like to ride your Solex in the company of other Solexists, this has to be the site for you.

Here is a message to all riders on the website:

This is not a club - nor are these organised events. If you're reading this and own a roadworthy Solex and also would like to join us for a ramble in the Essex countryside, then you do so at your own risk and by joining in you acknowledge and understand this.

​If what you see here appeals, why not join in? You are very welcome to come along - just turn up at the 'grand depart' (start point) and away we go - riding in a Solex peleton!

Parts list for the S 3300 moteur and cycle added.

Posted by Paul G on January 2, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1)

A new (English language) parts list covering the S 3300 engine and cycle has been added to the SOLEX REFERENCE SECTION.

U.K. Government issues more information regarding the 40 year M.O.T. exemption

Posted by Paul G on December 18, 2017 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The following information has been issued by H.M. Government this morning with regard to ‘Vehicles of Historic Interest’ and their exemption from requiring an M.O.T. after 20th May 2018 (providing it has not been substantially changed in the last 30 years.)

It appears, (after 20th May 2018) when applying for a new road tax the vehicle keeper can declare their vehicle (a Solex in our case) is exempt from an M.O.T. if it was constructed more than 40 years ago. The above document explains what will need to be done but otherwise it looks to be a fairly simple and straightforward process.

Another Solex-friendly event planned for 1st - 3rd June 2018 in Rotherham

Posted by Paul G on October 16, 2017 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (10)

The following information is provisional and was first published on the E.A.C.C. Forum 16/10/17. Further updates will be added as soon as they become available.

Hi fellow E.A.C.C. members.

We are going to run an E.A.C.C. event the first w/end in June 2018. Camping will be available for those travelling long distances. There will be rides out over the w/end [and a recovery vehicle]. I have also posted this event on one of our sister forums, the Mobylette/Raleigh forum, where some interest has already been shown.

The event will be open to all autocycle / moped / solex riders. All our rides will be under the guidence of E.A.C.C. ROAD MARSHALS. One lead bike and one sweep bike at the rear, [breakdowns]. This should be a good w/end, but if some members want to camp the whole w/end that's fine or just come as a day rider. The provisional ride set off times will be approx 10-30 a.m. like last year. We are also the northern section of the E.A.C.C., so hope it generates good comradeship between fellow riders and a good time is had by all. We may also have some Velosolex riders in attendance, but as we do ride at a sedate pace there will be no need to wait for anyone as we will ride as a club group.

This is one of the main points of doing events like this, so velo/moby/puch/raleigh/nsu etc,all riders will be made very welcome. People may also like to bring a friend or two. I know its a fair way off at the moment, but time soon goes by. So, just after Xmas I will be getting things in motion.

Anyone wanting to contact me please dont hesitate, [john] MOBYMAGIC@GMAIL.COM

Watch this post for developments.

Another date for the diary. If organisers are finally realising the Solex is not a speed machine and are prepared to cater for our slower riding pace, the least we can do is to support their event and make their efforts worthwhile.

Put it in the diary and let's make it a good event.

Paul G.

UPDATE: 26th November 2017

John from the E.A.C.C. Rotherham Roamers has supplied the following information:

I have had a site meeting today with Charlie, the site owner and he is more than happy to accommodate us at this venue.There are toilets and shower on site.

Campervans are £15-00 per night including electric (18 hook ups only) and tents £7-00 per night.

We cannot get access to the site before 12.00pm on the Friday day but Charlie will try and work with us on this one.

Should anyone want to book directly with Charlie, his number is 07817 939458 but please inform him that you are attending the EACC / MOBYLETTE / RALEIGH / AUTOCYCLE RALLY WEEKEND.


01709 855411

07798 731951

New Cyclemotor Event for 29th July, 2018 - details released

Posted by Paul G on October 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Details of the new Cyclemotor Event have just been released in the M-A-C magazine, no 42. (The newsletter of the E.A.C.C.) Printed below is the information so far:

SUNDAY, 29th JULY, 2018

The CARD Run starts at Iliffe Way, Stowmarket. IP14 1SL

CARD = Cyclemotors And Roller Drive. This will be a shorter, gently paced ride for the slower machines: cyclemotors, VéloSoleXes, etc.

The run will total 20 miles so will also be well within the range of most electric bikes. Meet in the Illiffe Way car park (there is a toilet block nearby and a Costa if desperate for a coffee).

The run sets off at 11:00. There will be a drink stop at the Five Bells in Rattlesden. IP30 0RA.

Then we return to Stowmarket and the Osier Café at the Museum of East Anglian Life.

Put it in your diaries NOW! And make sure your 2018 holiday dates don't clash!

SUNDAY, 29th JULY, 2018

Very short notice new event - The Inaugural Derek Ashworth Celebration Run

Posted by Paul G on September 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The following information has been posted in the guest book:

From Frank Brzeski.

An Invite to your members to a run in the northwest for machines with engines and pedals

The Inaugural Derek Ashworth Celebration Run

With unavoidably short notice, this will set out from the Farmers' Arms, Chorley Road, Bispham Green, Parbold L40 3SL on Sunday 1 October 2017. Meet at 10am, which is when the pub will open for breakfast, coffee, butties etc., etc., and aim to ride out before 11am.

This is a non-denominational event - it is not affiliated to any Club or Group, but is open to and welcomes any friend of Derek. Since Derek's enthusiasm was mainly directed at Autocycles, we want as many of these as you can bring! If you've got one, - bring it. Ride it if you can. Just let it see the light of day!

The ride will be about 35 miles in total, heading for Frederick's Ice Cream Parlour on Bolton Road, Chorley PR7 4AL where we shall stop for a Raspberry Ripple/Rum and Raisin combo since that was Derek's favourite.

Suitable refreshed we will ride to Rivington Top Barn BL6 7SP to amaze and parade in front of the throngs of bikers who congregate there every Sunday. Further food and drink will be available at Rivington. But more importantly, there are prizes!

Derek's Daughters are offering a trophy for the Best Autocycle, in Derek's memory, a A Shield for the best Machine with Engine and Pedals is also to be presented, again in Derek's memory since he was always keen on the traditional definition of Moped. These will be voted for by riders, and spectators at Rivington, and will be presented at the end of the Run.

Which will be back at the Farmers' Arms after an easy downhill ride in bright sunshine and with a following wind. We're aiming to get there in time for a late lunch, if anyone wants one, and if things go smoothly! See for the lunch menu. Sunday Roast is also available.

Whilst Autocycles will be the theme, it's more important that you just turn up, ride, and enjoy the company - so don't miss it!