Welcome to the official website of the 'Essex Crusaders' Centre 19 of the VSOC (Virago Star Owners Club).

If you live in Essex and ride a Yamaha cruiser then we are the club for you, associate non-Yamaha cruisers also welcome.  All age groups, guys and gals, we meet regularly for rideouts (see rideout list).

Our usual place for impromptu rideouts on Sundays is at the Boreham Services just off the A12, near Chelmsford, ready to leave at 10.30am 1st Dec - 1st March, and at 10.00am all other  months.

Contact Centre Reps for more info.

Centre Rep

Dave Enefer


Deputy Rep (South)

Trevor Lathrope


Deputy Rep (North)

Vacant position




Monthly meetings are cancelled until further notice, as are the formal rideouts.

Rideout message from Trevor.
"As from Monday September 14th where gatherings of more than 6 people will be illegal clearly means ride outs will be impossible.  So in view of the fact that we are half way through September and traditionally the ride out calendar finishes in October itís likely that this Sundays ride to Maldon Park will be the last this year. Unless thereís a change of course."

"SEAX" button updated with October / November edition

"Rideout" button updated.

"Past Events" button updated - pictures of 2017, 2018, and 2019 events added

along with one 2020 - Bob's "End of the Garden Rally".



With the reducing membership of C19 the annual cost of the domain and commercial web hosting could no longer be justified.  We have accepted an offer of web hosting by another member of VSOC.  The migration of the web-site has taken place.  The site was not available for a couple of days in late February but is now back.  It will continue to use the same URL (essex-crusaders.org.uk).  If you find any glitches or other non-expected issues please let me know about them and I will investigate and correct things that went wrong in the transfer to new servers.  Many thanks to Alan Johnson for his help with the move and the hosting.  Bob Owen.




SEAX  Editor - Peter Gauntlet (petergauntlett03@aol.com)  

Web Master - Bob Owen (bob.owen96@btinternet.com)